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Year 2 Blog Week 9

It has been all about balancing and rebalancing this week in Year 2. In maths, the children have been looking at rebalancing number sentences. The children identified the number in their calculation that was near a friendly number (multiple of ten) and used a beadstring to rebalance their calculation.balance

How would you rebalance the following calculations?

41 + 13 =

24 + 39 =

18 + 28 =

In P.E. we were also looking at balancing! The children explored balancing on 2, 3 and 4 parts of their bodies.

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In Science, the children were investigating materials with translucent properties. The children used torches to see if the light could pass through.

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The science learning continued outside as we planted our bulbs for spring. We decided on a pattern of circles and we used coloured sand to mark out our designs! We can’t wait to see what happens when the bulbs come up!

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Year 2 Blog Week 8

The first week back has flown by! In maths we have started looking at addition and subtraction. The children have been using their number bond facts as well as equipment to solve some tricky missing number problems.

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What number bonds do you see? If 4 + 6 = 10…. What else do you know?

In P.E. this week we started gymnastics. The children had great fun on the mats perfecting their forward rolls and their log rolls! There are definitely some talented gymnasts in our midst!

 

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In science we have been learning about spring bulbs and why we need to plant the now. Everyone helped to prepare the class flower bed for planting next week. Watch this space!

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Year 2 Blog Week 7

One World Week- China

When all the people live peacefully in the world, we bring about God’s Kingdom.

It has been a wonderful week of learning in Year 2. Well done to everyone in Year 2 for their wonderful projects on China! We have enjoyed learning all about this wonderful country!  In maths we have been looking at tangrams. A tangram is an ancient Chinese puzzle where you make pictures using mathematical shapes. The children enjoyed creating some different animals.

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In English we looked at The Willow Pattern story. The children decorated plates with the willow pattern designs and produced some wonderful retellings.

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Vegetable Spring Rolls were on the menu and the children washed their hands, rolled up their sleeves, put on their aprons and whipped up these tasty treats.

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Thank you for your generous donations for the Harvest assembly. It was great to see so many of you at our celebration morning. Thank you for your continued support.

Enjoy the half term!

Ms Davey

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Year 2 Blog Week 6

There was great excitement on the playground this week as we watched the combine harvesters at work.

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Thank you for the harvest

Thank you for your goodness

For all of the fruit and vegetables

And the wonderful things that grow!

Year 2 were in full voice as we rehearsed the harvest songs for next weeks harvest assembly.

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In English this week we have been looking at non-fiction texts and perfecting our spellings. We have been learning about suffixes and how to add ed, ing and y to our root words. We were also busy creating some magnificent magpies for our new magpie learning wall. The children used a mosaic effect for their marvellous magpies.

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In P.E. this week the children enjoyed a range of indoor activities from hurdles to hockey and tennis to long jump. It was great fun!

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Maths Question

I think of a number and I add 2. The answer is 17. What was my number?

I think of a number and I subtract 5. The answer is 24. What was my number?

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Year 2 Blog Week 5

Time flies when you are having fun. This week the children put their science hats on and looked at different materials and their properties. We know that some materials are chosen for specific uses based on their properties. Plastic can be thin and transparent or thick and opaque.  The children investigated the flexibility of different plastic bottles. The results were very interesting.

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We continued work on our Topic – The Great Fire of London. The children produced some wonderful recount writing and put the finishing touches to their artwork.

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Maths Question of the Week

I am thinking of a number.

My number:

Is an even number.

It is between 20 and 25

It has two different digits.

What is my number? Explain your reasoning

 

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Year 2 Blog Week 4

It has been another fun-filled week of learning in Year 2. In Religion this week we have been learning about the Sacrament of Baptism. The children stepped out of the classroom and walked down to OLSV church to see Fr. Shaun and learn more about this special Sacrament.

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We also continued work on our topic – The Great Fire of London.

The year was 1666,
Late one September night,
The baker’s shop in Pudding Lane
Glowed with an orange light.

Inspired by some poems and songs about the Great Fire of London the children created some wonderful paintings and used silhouettes to great effect. Watch this space for our finished display!

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The children also enjoyed a very special drama workshop with the Perform Drama company. Everyone got into character and journeyed under the deep blue sea. There were plenty of surprised starfish and a few hungry sharks swimming about. It was a lot of fun!

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Maths Question of week!

My number has 5 tens.

The ones digit is less than the tens digit.

What could my number be?

 

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Year 2 Blog Week 3

It has been an action packed week for the Year 2 crew! We have continued work on place value in Maths and the children enjoyed creating wonderful clues for their Guess my number game.

Alice: It is an odd number. I am a 2 digit number. I have 2 tens. Who am I?

James: Guess my number. It has 3 tens and 2 ones. Who am I?

Freddie: It has 4 tens. It is bigger than 43. It is smaller than 47. My number is ….

In religion this week we have been learning about the Sacraments of Initiation. The children looked at the symbols for Baptism, The Eucharist and Confirmation. Inspired by stained glass windows the children created some beautiful artwork for our prayer table.

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Living streets was launched this week and there was great excitement as the children received their badges for walking to school. Strider was on hand to show his support and was very impressed to see all the children walking in the school gates! Let’s keep up the good work.

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The children have been making the most of our wonderful school grounds and created some beautiful journey sticks to reflect the autumn season.

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Fitter futures also came to visit this week and everyone enjoyed their first fitness session. Watch out for the login details in the home learning packs this week.

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Year 2 Blog Week 2

It has been a busy week of learning in Year 2. In maths we have been looking at number and place value. The children used different resources to help them recognise the value of each digit in 2 and 3 digit numbers. There were plenty of resourceful beavers in Year 2 this week.

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Year 2 had their first P.E. session with Mr Duggan this week. The children worked on their coordination  and ball skills. It was lots of fun!

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To celebrate Roald Dahl Day the children created bookmarks of their favourite Roald Dahl characters.  We had a great array of characters -Matilda, Billy, George, The BFG, Charlie, Willy Wonka, Danny and of course Fantastic Mr. Fox!IMG_0141

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Year 2 Blog Week 1

Welcome to the Year 2 blog

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We will be using the blog to keep you updated on what we have been doing in class. Our first week has flown by! Everyone has settled in very well and we have had great fun learning the new routines of the Year 2 classroom.

Reminder – Information meeting for Year 2 parents/carers is on Wednesday 13th September. I look forward to seeing you then.

Ms Davey

 

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Year 2 Blog 14/07/17

Another busy week.  On Wednesday, at church there was a special mass for the  50 years reign of Pope Paul School IMG_8184 IMG_8178 IMG_8177 IMG_8182with Father Tim and Cardinal Vincent Nichols. The children displayed reverence throughout the whole service. On Thursday, Year 2 spent transition time with Year 5 and their new teacher Miss Pringle.