Have a look at what we’ve been learning…
Christmas Party Time!
Year 2 had a lovely time at their party. They played a range of games including Musical Statues and Musical Bumps and Pass the Parcel. What a lovely way to end the term!
This half term Year 2 have been focusing on materials and their properties in Science. They explored all the materials that we see around us every day and discussed why certain materials are used for certain things. This week they tested to see which materials were waterproof and found out that some materials are absorbent.
After reading a play script in our guided reading sessions Year 2 wanted to explore writing and performing their own. We chose the story of The Snowman by Michael Morpurgo and after reading the text in class we then watched the film version and compared the two. Then we worked in groups to create a play script based on what we believed the characters were saying to each other. We also had to think about the settings and design suitable scenes and stick puppets. Finally, we had lots of fun filming them.
As part of Year 2’s work in RE they learned about Christingle celebrations which take place on the Sunday before Christmas. They all made their own Christingles and learned about the significance of each part of it.
The orange represents the world.
The red ribbon represents Jesus’s love for the world.
The candle represents Jesus being the light of the world.
The four cocktail sticks with dried fruit on represent the four seasons of the year.
Measuring in Maths
Year 2 have been focusing lots of their Maths work on measuring over the last couple of weeks. They started looking at capacity and mass and then moved on to length. After learning about centimetres and how to measure and draw lines accurately, they then moved on to metres. They went out into the playground and were given an instruction card with a shape with measurements on which they had to measure out and draw on the ground. Everyone worked brilliantly in their groups and drew the shapes well.
Year 2 went for a lovely Autumn Walk on Tuesday to spot the signs of Autumn and search for things that they could use in their art lesson this week. They spent time searching in the trees and walking through the fields collecting brightly coloured leaves, twigs and conkers. They will be using the things that they found to create a piece of Harvest artwork for display in the KS1 corridor. Mrs Wilkinson was especially proud of each and every child in the class as a passer-by stopped to comment on how sensible and well-behaved they all were being – well done Year 2!
Friday is Maths investigation day in Year 2. This half term we are focusing on ‘Trial and Improvement’, this means we have to keep trying different methods with something until we get the right answer. This week we had a four coloured cube problem. We worked with our friend to try and make a cube where all four colours were shown on each face of the cube; this was quite easy! Then the challenge was to make a 9 x 9 cube using 9 colours – this proved a little more tricky; but we never gave up trying. If you’d like to have a go at it, click on the following document: RS Four Colours.
First Days Back in Year 2
The Year 2 children started off their work this year by looking at board games and playing some in our Maths lessons. After taking a look at existing games and identifying their features, they designed and made their own based on a theme of their choice. They then created counters to accompany their game and had to carefully cut out and assemble a dice. They wrote some simple instructions for their game before playing them with their friends.