Week Commencing 20.06.22
This week, in our Power of Reading lessons we have been creating fact files based on the animals we have been researching.
In maths, we have been learning vocabulary for position and direction.
In science, we have been continuing to learn about the planets.
In music, we have been learning songs together.
This week in Eagles, we have been researching different animals for our Power of Reading lesson. We have been using laptops to gather information from different websites.
In Maths, we have been learning how to read scales and also how to tell the time. We have definitely enjoyed learning the time. It's been a lot of fun!
In Science, we have been building our knowledge of astronomy and have learnt the planet names within our solar system.
In maths, we have been exploring capacity and volume. We have been learning what these terms mean. During our practical lessons, we tried to estimate which containers would hold the most.
In literacy, we have started a new text, but we haven't found out what it is yet. We do know that it has something to do with guinea pigs! We are definitely intrigued!
In science, we have started our new unit on astronomy. We looked at lots of different images from space, and then we had a discussion about what each image could be and what else we might like to know about space. We are really excited to learn more!
In music, we have been listening to different songs and discussing what we like about them and what instruments we can hear.
This week in maths, we have been learning the names of the different coins and learning how to make a variety of amounts with them.
In literacy, we have been finishing off our diary entries including editing and proofreading.
We have also been completing our SATs papers. We are very happy that we have now finished those!
On Friday, we celebrated the Queen's Jubilee by creating collages of the Queen and having a street party style lunch outside. It was a little windy, but we really enjoyed ourselves!
This week in maths we have been learning how to solve subtraction problems.
In writing, we have been learning about diary entries.
In science, we have been learning about how solid materials can be manipulated.
In spelling we have been learning some of our common exception words.
We have also been having another go at working together to solve coding problems on the laptops.
This week in maths, we have been learning how to solve addition reasoning problems.
In writing, we have been continuing to write and edit our persuasive letters to the Gregg family.
In science, we have been merging with outdoor learning and seeing what materials we can find outside.
In history, we have been learning about Gandhi and what impact he had on the world.
In computing, we have been working together to solve some coding issues.
This week in maths we have been recapping all the methods we have learnt to solve arithmetic problems.
In writing, we have been continuing to write our persuasive letter to the Gregg family.
In science we have been learning about different kinds of materials.
In history, we have been continuing our Rosa Parks fact files.
This week in maths, we have been learning about fractions and how to find fractions of numbers. We have also looked at fractions of shape.
In literacy, we have been continuing with our work on The Magic Finger. We are beginning to write a persuasive letter to the Gregg family.
In history, we learnt about Rosa Parks and how courageous she was. We have also been using our understanding of persuasive writing to write a letter to Henry VIII, following on from our unit on the Tudors.
On Friday, we went to Pensthorpe Nature Park. For some of us, it was our first time on a coach. Everyone was very excited! We explored the indoor play area and tested our courage on the long slides. We then learnt about adaptation by looking at different pictures and skulls as well as looking at flamingoes and discussing how they have adapted to their environment. Our last activity was pond dipping. We really enjoyed searching for lots of tiny creatures!
Welcome to the summer term! I cannot believe we are already in the final term of year 2!
In these first two days, we have been discussing the values of our school and how we can show them at home and in the classroom.
On Friday, we started our new Power of Reading unit. We looked at a character from the book and talked about different questions we could ask to find out more about her. We also practised logging onto computers in pairs and tried to work through some coding.
We have made it to the final week before Easter!
In literacy, we have been continuing to copy out our poetry in best as well as create story maps for Rapunzel. We really enjoyed the ending. We liked that it was different to the traditional ending.
In maths, we have been working through our reasoning paper to see where we could improve.
We were super excited to take our plants home that we have been growing for our science unit on plants.
We were also involved in an Easter Egg competition where we painted a polystyrene egg with different patterns. We did get a little messy doing that!
We hope you have a really enjoyable Easter break. We look forward to seeing you when you return!
We have been very busy this week!
We have been completing all of our assessment papers to show the progress we have been making. We did let out a cheer when we completed the last one!
To celebrate our hard work we had a very creative Friday. We completed our paper plate flowers to celebrate science week. We plan to put these on display because we are very proud of them. We then made paper flower bouquets for gifts on Mothers' Day.
This week we have been working through our maths assessments. We have been trying to remember what methods we have learnt for addition and subtraction and apply them to our test questions.
In literacy, we have been rewriting the witches' poem by coming up with words that rhyme and then adding them accordingly. Afterwards we wrote our poems in best.
In science we have been celebrating British Science Week. As we are learning about plants, we created posters about how plants grow and we began to create flowers.
This week in maths, we have been continuing to use Dienes and Base 10 to exchange when subtracting.
In literacy, we have been performing a poem about a witch brewing a potion. We enjoyed saying the words using a creepy witch's voice!
In science, we learnt about how bananas come all the way from Costa Rica to the UK and the process they go through before we see them in the supermarket. It was fascinating!
In history, we have been comparing how the rich and poor lived during Tudor times.
We have been continuing to compare the story of Rapunzel in literacy, with other versions of the traditional tale. We have been writing a Role on the Wall for the witch and trying to understand who she is as a person.
In maths, we have been continuing to embed our understanding of place value by drawing Dienes and Base 10. We have been focusing on adding and subtracting 1 and 2 digit numbers using this method.
In science, we have planted a bean seed, and we hope to see how it grows.
In D.T we have tasted different food, and we also researched which food belonged to which food group using a laptop.
On Thursday, we celebrated World Book Day.
On Friday, we said goodbye to Miss Carter. We have really enjoyed having her in our class.
We have had a very busy week.
In maths, we have continued with learning how to use the greater than and less than symbols in different ways, and we have also recapped place value.
In literacy, we have been exploring the story Rapunzel and how different versions can begin at different points.
In science, we have started our exploration of plants. We are curious to know where different fruits come from and how the water cycle helps plants to grow.
In history this week, we have started learning about The Tudors. We learnt about Henry VII, Arthur, Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII. We then made Tudor crowns which we really enjoyed!
In DT, we have been tasting a range of dips and comparing them.
This week in maths, we have been looking at using symbols to compare number sentences.
In literacy, we have been continuing to work on our phonics and writing descriptive sentences using adjectives.
In science, we have been investigating which materials conduct electricity and which do not.
In RSE, we have been discussing what bullying is and creating anti-bullying posters in groups.
In music, we have been discussing the song "We Will Rock You" and dancing to it! It seems we really like it!
In maths, we have been learning about the part/whole model and fact families.
In literacy, we have been working on our phonics and how to express ourselves when we are reading. We have also talked about our opinions on different books.
In science, we started to write up what we had learnt about circuits, and we also made our own switches out of card and bulldog clips. We really enjoyed ourselves!
This week we started looking at ways to work out addition and subtraction in maths.
In literacy, we continued exploring the book Ossiri and the Bala Mengro.
In science, we had a lot of fun investigating how an electrical circuit works by being given the equipment and working in teams to put it together to make the bulb glow.
In art, we worked on our self-portraits. We think they look superb!
Maths: Counting in 3s.
Literacy: Conscience alley and persuasive language.
Phonics: Real words and alien words.
Science: Electricity safety.
Art: Adding features
Computing: Typing in our names and logins.
Geography: British Isles
Maths: Counting in 3s.
Literacy: Listening to folk music, freeze framing and dictionary work.
Science: Discussing what uses electricity.
Art: Mixing colours for skin tone.
Computing: Logging in and using our Tackling Tables logins.
Star of the Week:
Happy New Year!
This has been a short week, but it has eased us back into school life!
In maths, we have been continuing with counting in multiples and recapping our knowledge of number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.
In Power of Reading we have started a new book. So far we have looked at photographs and pictures and discussing what information we can gather from them. They do relate to the book, but we don't know how yet!
In science, we recapped our understanding of food chains.
This week we have started our work on RSE. We have been learning about self-esteem, the scientific names for body parts and the different stages of a baby's development in the womb. We have enjoyed passing different sized fruit and vegetables around as representations of the different stages.
We have had such a busy, but festive, fun-filled week!
On Monday we practised our songs for the Carol Service in church and on Wednesday we performed the real thing in front of lots and lots of parents and carers! We were so amazed by how many people came to see us.
On Thursday morning, we enjoyed watching the panto at the Corn Exchange and in the afternoon we had lots of party food for lunch. There were certainly many of us who went in for seconds and thirds!
On Friday, we celebrated how fantastic our attendance was with an assembly. In the afternoon we completed work and enjoyed our last afternoon of the term with our friends.
We have had a very busy term. We thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the festive break. See you in the new year!
This week in maths, we have been counting on in 2s, 5s and 10s.
In literacy, we have been continuing to edit and proofread our poetry before moving onto writing our best copies in our best literacy books.
In geography, we have been plotting routes on a map. We circled our school, we circled the library, and then we plotted a route using our understanding of compass points.
This week, we also performed our version of the Nativity. We were nervous, but we all did really well!
In maths, we have been learning about ordering numbers and using the comparison symbols to help us.
In literacy, we have been editing and proofreading our poetry. We have also been making predictions and discussing book covers in Fred Reading.
In science, we have been learning about food chains and working together to create some on whiteboards.
We have also been practising our lines for the Nativity and our song for the Carol Service. We think you will be very impressed. We have been working very hard.
In maths, we have been focusing on using our multiplication facts to help us work out the related division facts.
In literacy, we have been discussing poetry. We have been using the structure of a poem we have been learning about to write our own.
In science, we have been learning more about the rainforest, and we have been comparing it with a desert habitat.
We have also been learning our songs and lines for the Nativity. We are doing really well! We are very excited to show everyone!
In maths, we have been completing our work on comparing numbers, and we have been starting to use our knowledge of multiplication to divide.
In literacy, we have been performing poetry and thinking about ways to express different words. We have also been listening to a piece of music and drawing lines on a page to show the flight pattern of the lark in the poem.
In art, we have been continuing our work on Matisse.
In science, we have been building on our learning about habitats. We have been learning about the different layers in a rainforest. In groups, we used a variety of materials to create a collage of a rainforest to show our understanding of the different layers.
In maths this week Eagles have been looking at comparing numbers and answering a variety of questions around number comparisons.
In literacy, we have been exploring poems and looking at the structure and language within them. We have also been learning how to use a dictionary.
In science, we have been learning about what a habitat is and how different living things have adapted to live in different habitats.
In art, we have been learning about the work of Matisse.
In preparation for the pantomime we have been making a rose garland.
This week, Eagles have been getting acquainted with their new units of learning in various subjects and carrying on with their tests.
On Tuesday, we celebrated Day of the Dead and learnt all about the celebration and where it originated from.
On Thursday, we had a fun morning outside to celebrate Outdoor Learning Day.
On Friday, we started our new science topic called Living Things and their Environments. We talked about things that were alive, once alive and never alive.
This week in maths we have been representing numbers in different ways and learning how to use our understanding of partitioning to help us.
In literacy, we have been learning about the lifecycle of a moth and writing about it. We have watched videos of moths in flight and a time-lapse video of the lifecycle of a moth. We found it fascinating!
In D.T we have been describing different fabrics.
In science, we have been learning about how the valves in our veins work and why they are important. We have also been learning about different ways we can keep our bodies healthy.
In maths, we have been applying our knowledge of place value and using different resources to help us answer questions.
In literacy, we have been continuing with our instruction writing.
In science, we have been learning about the circulatory system. We have been learning how blood travels around the body and takes oxygen and nutrients to different organs and body parts.
In maths, we have been continuing to use different resources to partition and make two-digit numbers. We have also been writing addition sentences to match the numbers we have partitioned.
In literacy, we have been learning about imperative verbs, so we can use them in our instruction writing.
In history, we learnt about Boudicca. We made her face using different art and craft materials.
In maths this week we have been carrying on with learning about partitioning numbers into tens and ones.
In literacy, we have been working on using our phonics sounds to spell different words, and we have also been creating a plan to write instructions about how to make a moth and butterfly feeder.
In science, we have been learning about how the skeleton and muscles of our body work together to make us move. We have watched some videos, labelled a skeleton, and then we made our own skeletons. We have had lots of fun, and we have used plenty of different skills.
In history, we have been learning about how successful the Roman army was and part of this was to draw a Roman soldier in his uniform.
Welcome to Year 2!
This week in maths we have been learning how to partition a number into tens and ones. We have also been counting objects in groups of 10.
In literacy, we have been exploring the differences between moths and butterflies in preparation for the book we will be focusing on.
In art, we have been experimenting with primary colours. We have been mixing them together to make different coloured swatches, and we have also been experimenting with light and dark shades. As well as this, we were comparing warm and cool colours.