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Week beginning the 12th December 2018

It has been another busy week in year 2. We have been on lots of walks and visits this week and the teachers were overjoyed with how amazingly well behaved and very sensible we were at all the different locations. We have been to the Juniors to watch their Christmas Nativity, Windsor Road to sing at their Christmas dinner and to the Library to sing for our families and friends. With all this going on we also had to perform our own Nativity and we were very grateful to see all the familiar faces showing us support. We had a lovely time performing the nativity and singing all the songs. Our favourite part was putting the dance moves to all the different songs and we are sure you will agree that it was AMAZING! 

 

We also had time to do some English and Maths learning. This weeks Maths learning we have been looking at division using the bar model. We were so good at this as we used our sentence stems and shared equally. We also were introduced to something new! We learnt all about remainders and even had a go at solving questions with a remainder. Next week we are going to start some festive shape learning which is going to be very exciting.

 

In English this week we have written our traditional tale with a twist. We have created our characters and used them in our stories. Our writing is just amazing as we have used our imaginations and we are familiar with the structure of the story! It wonderful to see just how much our writing has improved since we have been in Year 2.

 

Friday was Jolly Jumper day and we had some competitions in our classes. We had to design a festive jumper, colour in a mindfulness jumper and complete a word search. This was so much fun and the money from the day was raised for a good cause. We looked at Bolton Hospice and the work which they do close to us. 

 

We do not have any spellings now till after Christmas. Enjoy your break!

 

Thank you for your support this week in everything that we do in Year 2 it is greatly appreciated.  

 

Week beginning 3rd December 2018

We have had such a fun week this week! It all started on Monday morning when we were lucky enough to all be given a Kit-Kat! It got even more exciting when 2 children in every class found a golden ticket! We all quickly rushed into the hall and found out what they meant. The ticket meant that for at least 1 of our lessons everyday we had to do learning related to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This was our maths learning for the week. We have used been making shapes out of peppermint creams, using chocolate to fill in a tens frame and learn our number bonds, chocolate to help us with our place value learning and used a chocolate river to help us with our learning about capacity! We even got visit the different classrooms in school!

We also had our parental engagement session this week where the parents had the chance to come into school and see how we learn. This was a very popular session on division and the parents wanted a session for the teachers to show them just how we do our learning in school.

This weeks home learning challenge is to practise dividing using Part-Part Whole.

 

In English this week we have been looking at the story of the 3 Little Pigs. We have now written our plan for our own version of the story. We have chosen our animals and our materials and recreated our story. Next week we will be writing our story. 

This weeks home learning challenge is to practise writing sentences using your joined up handwriting and capital letters and full stops.

 

We have been practising the nativity this week and we have completed our dress rehearsal and we have been fantastic. 

 

On Monday evening we had our Christingle service. Thank you to everyone who attended it was a lovely service and it put huge smiles on the children's faces. 

 

This weeks spellings are:

carry

carrying

magnify

magnifying

buy

buying

fly

flying

rely

relying 

Week beginning 26th November 2018

In Maths this week we have been looking at dividing. We have been making sure we understand dividing by 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10. We know that division is sharing into equal groups. We have been practising saying our division sentence stem. If we had the division calculation 12 divided by 3 =

We would say 12 is the whole shared into 3 equal groups.

We have been doing some super dividing all week and have even done some dividing in the thousands!

Home learning challenge this week is to practise sharing things equally. This could be whilst dishing out tea or giving people pencils. See if you can record the division calculation!

 

In our English learning this week we have been continuing to look at the 3 little pigs. We have been looking at what the different characters say and looking at the different pieces of punctuation. We identified the apostrophes when the Big Bad Wolf says "I'll huff and I'll puff". We have then used this information and our understanding of the different characters to create our own characters for our own version. We first created the title for our story and then we drew our characters and finally we decided what they would be saying. We have incredible imaginations and the teachers cannot wait to read our stories when we write them in the next few weeks.

Home learning challenge this week is to tell a person at home your characters for your story and then think of some adjectives to describe them.

 

In topic this week we have continued our Science learning. We have been conducting an experiment. We had to make a prediction on which material would be the most suitable to make an apron. The choices were plastic, fabric or paper. We had to make a prediction and justify our prediction. We had some super ideas and super reasoning. Some of our ideas the teachers hadn't even thought of. After we made our predictions we then conducted our experiment. We had to see how well the different materials could be washed. We had 3 volunteers to wear the apron and then we squirted ketchup on them and asked them to clean it off to see how the different materials handled the wet.

 

Our spellings for next week are :

tiny 

tinier

tiniest

fuzzy

fuzzier

fuzziest

lucky

luckier

luckiest

Week beginning 19th of November 2018

In Maths this week we have continued our learning on multiplication. We have been working hard using lots of different models to help us with our learning. We have used the bar model as well as part part whole this week. Our main focus for this week has been looking at arrays. We have been super at this and we have been able to make them as well as write down the 2 multiplication calculations and the 2 repeated addition calculations. We have been super at multiplication. We ended the week by completing a quiz on multiplication!

Home learning task this week is to get the same coin several times and use your multiplication skills to figure out how much the total is. eg 4 x 5p = 20p

 

In English this week we have started our learning on the 3 Little Pigs. We started our learning by watching the story of the 3 Little Pigs. To link this to our new topic of materials we have been looking at the 3 different materials which the pigs built their houses out of. We used comma, comma and sentences to describe the different materials. We are going to be doing lots and lots of learning about the 3 Little Pigs and then we are going to write the same story but with a twist. 

Home learning task this week is to read or watch the 3 Little Pigs. If you look on Youtube you can find alternative versions like the 3 Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig.

 

In topic this week we have started our new topic. We started our new topic with the 'Entry Point' where we got to use lots and lots of materials to make the school logo. It turned out amazing and we were very excited about using all the different materials. We then went on to the knowledge harvest where we wrote about the different materials and what we already knew about them. It was then time for Science task 1 where we looked at different objects and talked about why it was beneficial for these different objects to be made out of the different materials. 

 

This week we have started to practise our Nativity for this year. We have loved practising all the different songs for our Nativity and it suits us as it is called ' Noisy Nativity'!  

 

Spellings this week:

worry

worried

supply

supplied

apply

applied

reply

replied

fry

fried

Week beginning 12th November 2018

In Maths this week we have been continuing our learning on multiplication. We have been using the bar model to help us solve the tricky calculations. We have been doing so well with this and the teachers have been very happy that we are showing such resilience to solve the different calculations. As usual with our Maths we started with a concrete approach before moving on to a pictorial representation of the concrete objects which we used. We have then started to look at an abstract approach using number. The abstract approach is something we need to practise. With the other approaches we can count the objects or the drawings but when it is numbers we need to do it mentally. To help us continue our learning further the home learning challenge is to practise counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s up to 12 x.

 

We have had an exciting week for our English learning this week. We started the week by practising our reading with a comprehension activity. On Tuesday is where our learning really took off and we boarded an aeroplane with Captain Lawton which took us all the way to Mexico! We boarded the plane in an orderly fashion before storing our luggage in the overhead compartment and fastened our seat belts. We listened to the safety announcement and before we knew it we had landed in Tocuaro a small Mexican village. We spent the day in Mexico before where we did some amazing activities such as crab collecting, swimming, sunbathing, visiting a fiesta to have a dance and even playing chess. After all this excitement we decided we would write a postcard to school to have to tell them about all the different activities we had been doing and tell them how much fun we had. We used adverbs in our writing to describe the different things we did. 

Home learning challenge this week is to think of an adverb to describe how you are doing something!

 

This week saw our first IPC come to an end. We finished our unit with our Eagley Mexican Fiesta! Thank you to all the parents and carers who were able to join us for our Eagley Mexican Fiesta. We had spent the week practising our songs and dances. We loved having our parents and carers in school and being able to spend some time with them as well as showing off our super learning. We even enjoyed the biscuit sombrero and juice too!

 

This weeks spellings are : 

bunny

bunnies

fly 

flies

hurry

hurries

dry

dries

reply

replies

 

 

Thank you for your continued support and help! 

Week beginning 5th of November 2018

 

In Maths we have started to look at multiplication. We started the week off looking at odd and even numbers. We learnt a song to help us and we also used the cubes to help us identify whether the number was odd or even. We then moved on to looking at multiplication. We looked at a calculation and created a sentences stem. If the calculation was 3 x 5 we would say 3 equal groups with 5 in each. This helps us to remember how we solve multiplication calculations. We have so far used the cubes to solve x2, x3 and x5 calculations. We will continue to look at multiplication for the next few weeks. 

Home learning challenge is to practise counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.

 

Our focus for English this week has been adverbs. We linked this to the suffix -ly. We have learnt what an adverb is but we may need to recap. We used our adverbs to describe how the fireworks flew through the air. We have also been practising our reading by looking at a range of reading comprehensions. Our English learning on Thursday was a speaking and listening exercise as we learnt a poem about Remembrance Day to add to our repertoire of poems which we already know.

Home learning challenge this week is to recap what an adverb is and to use it in a sentence.

 

It is almost the end of our IPC topic 'A Day In The Life' and our last challenge is an International task. We met the Horta family from Mexico and we drew a picture of our family and wrote a sentence to say who is in our family. Please remember to join us for our exit point next Thursday at 2:30pm as we have a fun filled fiesta!

 

This week we have been taking part in lots of different celebrations. We started off the week looking at Bonfire night. We joined with our Nursery friends to complete lots of different activities. We toasted marshmallows on a fire, we created fruit rockets, we created firework pictures, we created fireworks using chocolate fingers and hundreds and thousands and we learnt a firework poem. We then looked at the festival of Diwali where we looked at educational videos and answered some Diwali questions using our knowledge. Towards the end of the week we looked at Remembrance Day where we learnt some poems, read a story and learnt a song. On Friday morning we walked to the War memorial and took part in a ceremony and held a minute's silence. 

 

Thank you to all the parents who helped make the walk possible by walking with the children.

 

This week's spellings are :

fly

shy

by

why

cry

my

fry

sky

sly

try

 

 

Week beginning 29th October 2018

This week in Maths we have been looking at place value. We will constantly revisit this throughout the year as it is so important. Having a good understanding of number allows us to apply this skill across a range of topic in Maths. If we have a good understanding of number we can use these skills to help us with money, ml, kg, cm! This week we have been using our knowledge of number bonds to ten and then applying this knowledge to help us complete number bonds to one hundred!! This was amazing as we could add and subtract easily to 100! We also used our knowledge of 2 digit numbers and made lots of different 2 digit numbers using coins! The children have had lots of fun exploring number and they were amazed at the complex calculations they could do just by applying their knowledge.

Home learning challenge is to help with the shopping and select the correct coins to pay for something!

 

This week in English we have been creating some spooky poetry. We started the week off describing some revolting things which we could put into our potion. We listened to 'Hubble Bubble toil and trouble all the witches say' to get some ideas of what we are going to put into our potion. We then used the structure of the poem to create our own poem and add in our gruesome ideas. The poems were just amazing and we gave our teachers quite a fright from all the different things we are going to use to make our potion!

Home leaning challenge is to think of some adjectives which you can use to describe all the amazing fireworks which will be seen this weekend!

 

In our IPC learning this week we have been looking at some technology tasks. We started the week off looking at some design technology tasks where we drew the uniform that a doctor, firefighter, police officer, traffic warden or builder may wear. We labelled all the different things which they would need on their uniform and how it would help them with the job which they have. Our next task was to then create our own uniform for the different jobs and improve them. We had some amazing uniforms and inventions where the children really used their imaginations! We had doctors who would wear X-Ray glasses, traffic wardens who had segway shoes, police officers with see through handcuffs so that the criminals wouldn't see them and many more! Our final technology task was a food technology task. We had a look at the different food groups and then we created a lovely tea for the Horta family who have come to visit the village which we have created. We looked at making a healthy tea and discussed the different food groups. Test us as we eat our tea and see if we can identify the different food types.

 

This weeks spellings are :

pencil

peril

basil

stencil

lentil

gerbil

until

pupil

evil

daffodil  

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