Autumn Term 2 2017-18
Y2 Autumn 2 Newsletter 2017
Years 1&2 Autumn 2 (A) Topic web_How has London Changed
Year 2 have practised their subtraction skills using a numberline. We are now learning how to use grouped jumps on a numberline instead of jumping in ones. Using our number bonds helps us to do this.
What a fantastic job Year 2 did in their class assembly! The whole school enjoyed watching their hard work come together. Rescuing Bailey Grylls from the mysterious Jurassic Island was great fun, and we enjoyed hearing the story of Tyrannosaurus Drip. Well done to all of them for learning their lines and cues. Well done to parents for getting costumes sorted. And thank you to Rachel for coming in and using the green screen to film the Bailey Grylls dinosaur scenes. We really enjoyed it.
Blue Plaque Walk
Mr Chapman and Mrs Thompson took us on a Friday afternoon walk around the village to see the blue plaques marking the centenary of WW1. We were very thoughtful as Mr Chapman described the lives of the soldiers who had lived in those houses. It made the sacrifice of the soldiers in WW1 come to life for us, and the children really understood the sadness of how young those men were when they fought and fell.
Autumn Term 1 2017-18
Y2 Autumn 1 Newsletter 2017
Years 1&2 Autumn T1 (B) 2017 Topic Web – What is an Island
Dinosaur WOW Day!
Year 2 was full of the sound of stomping, roaring dinosaurs on Thursday! What a fun day we had on our end-of-topic WOW day. The children came dressed up as either dinosaurs, archaeologists or dinosaur explorers. They looked fantastic!
The morning was spent rotating through different activities. In the Year 1 classroom, the children researched dinosaurs using the iPads and created their very own Top Trump cards. The Year 2 classroom was a place of creative writing – we listened to the story, ‘Tyrannosaurus Drip’ and imagined how little Drip must have felt not belonging to his family. The central area filled with the smell of baking cookies, as the children worked together to make dinosaur footprint cookies.
In the afternoon, we went on a Dinosaur Hunt! The playgrounds had been magically filled with dinosaurs and we used our tallying skills to count them up. Then, Year 2 had an excellent rest of the afternoon creating dinosaur skeletons using Art Straws. Overall, it was an exhausting and fun-filled day! Thank you to all the adults for their help to make it happen.
Addition and subtracting
Year 2 have been honing our addition and subtraction skills using many different methods. We are mostly using concrete apparatus to add and subtract 2-digit and 1-digit numbers. We have also learnt to count on from the highest number. We are now using a 100 square to add tens and then ones.
Year 2 have been learning so much already! We are getting used to new routines. We have been practising counting in steps. Evan has written out the pattern of counting in 10s from a different number.
This week we have taken our maths learning outside.
On Monday we had different challenges to complete using natural objects only.
We learnt lots about Space and the Planets. Please open the link below to see just what we learned.
Y2 Science Week
Year 2 have been out and about around the school grounds looking for different habitats. They found big habitats like the school field where grass and daisies grow and bumble bees visit. They also found smaller habitats like a log where slugs and woodlice live.