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Year 2

We made animal puppets for this term's DT project.

First we designed our puppets, then we had to stitch the two pieces of felt together.  We needed to concentrate extremely hard!

Next we decorated our puppets.  We tried our best to make our puppets match our original design intentions.

 

 

We enjoyed dressing up as our favourite story characters

for World Book Day 2018.

 

 

We spent some time in the Reading Garden sharing a book with a friend or just sitting quietly and enjoying one by ourselves.

 

 

Buddy Reading with our friends in Year 5.

 

 

As part of our work in Science, we read the story Katie Morag Delivers the Mail.  

We carried out an investigation to help Katie Morag find out which material would be the best one for making a mail bag that keeps the letters dry.  

We made predictions, observed carefully what happened and then wrote about our findings.

 

 

We performed Spring-themed poems as a class and in pairs.

We needed to:

Learn the poems that we were going to perform

Work co-operatively with our partners

Think up actions to accompany the poems

Rehearse and perfect our performances 

and finally...

Perform our poems to the rest of the class, thinking about using our voices to make the meaning clear. 

 

 

We did an amazing job and we had so much fun!

 

 

 

In maths we spent the week learning about 3D shapes.

We found out the number of faces, edges and vertices on the common 3D shapes by asking questions and sharing information with a partner.

 

 

 

We also worked with a partner to build 3D shapes from the 2D shapes that make up their faces.

We had to concentrate hard and work together, but we did a fantastic job!

 

 

 

Finally we worked in groups to sort 3D shapes in different ways according to their properties.

 

 

In Literacy we have been looking at the instruction writing genre. 

We read the story of Lima's Red Hot Chilli and wrote instructions for making a milkshake so that Lima could have a cool, refreshing drink to soothe her burning hot mouth after eating the spicy chilli.

We each made a milkshake to help us understand the steps involved and really enjoyed drinking them!

 

 

As part of this week's Science lesson, we went on a materials hunt in the area around our school.

We looked out for different uses of materials and recorded our findings.

 

 

We enjoyed painting still life pictures of a vase of flowers.

We had to make careful observations and mix the colours we needed.

 

 

In Science this week we have been investigating and sorting materials.

 

 

We had a great time at the Museum of London! 

 

 

We found out lots of fascinating facts to support our learning in History.

 

 

This week in Science we were thinking about how humans change as they grow.

With the help of some children from Reception and Year 6, we carried out a comparative test to find out if older children are faster than younger ones.

After making our predictions, we timed these children while they did twenty star jumps. 

We found out that the Year 6 children were quicker than the Reception children at doing their twenty star jumps.

 

 

As part of our current Science topic, we have been learning about how having a balanced diet and exercising can help our bodies to be fit, strong and healthy.

We tried different types of exercise and thought about the effect it had on our bodies.

 

 

 

We looked at the Ten Commandments in RE.

We acted out the story of Moses being given the Ten Commandments by God.

 

 

 

In Science we worked in groups to match animals to their young.

We learned the names for many baby animals, including some we had never heard of before.

 

 

In Computing we used information on a website to answer questions. 

We looked at an online animal encyclopedia and found out lots of fascinating facts.

 

 

In Music we are learning how to play simple pieces of music on tuned percussion.

 

 

We are working hard to improve our reading and comprehension skills. 

One of the ways we do this is by reading books and answering questions about them using Reading Bug.

 

 

 

In Maths we have been looking at 2D shapes.

We sorted them in different ways according to their properties, including curved sides/straight sides, line of symmetry/no line of symmetry and vertices/no vertices.

 

 

We had a great time performing a dance for Black History Month.

 

 

As part of the whole school RE day about Co-operation, we worked in pairs and small groups to act out different scenarios where co-operation was needed to resolve a problem. 

We had so much fun working together when practising and performing our role-plays!

 

 

This week we learned about the next Jewish celebration in this term’s RE topic: Sukkot.

We found out that at this festival, Jews remember when God kept their ancestors safe when they were in the desert by making sure they had enough food and water.

We learned that at this festival, Jewish people build a Sukkah Hut, where they eat their meals for seven days and spend time with family and friends.

We worked in pairs to build and decorate our very own Sukkah Huts.

 

 

Matthew Cornish, our school's ICT support teacher, came to talk to us about being safe when using the Internet.  We learned that we must not share personal information, like our full names, addresses and passwords.

 

 

This week we began learning about the Jewish New Year festival,

Rosh Hashanah.

We found out that Jewish people celebrate by eating apples dipped in honey, because they hope that the coming year will be sweet, happy and full of good things.

Delicious!

 

 

In maths we have been ordering and comparing numbers.

We had fun playing a game to help us identify numbers that are in between a pair of numbers.

 

 

Welcome back to a new school year and to our class page!

 

I am pleased to be teaching Year 2 again this year.

 

Supporting me in class will be Mrs Morvillez and Mrs Buckle.

 

 

 

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