Today, the children used their imagination in forest school, like Jake did in his garden from the story Treasures in the Night Garden. The children found ‘wizard wands’, ‘elf hats’, ‘dragon skulls’ and ‘portals’, and recorded how many of each item they found using a tally. They then used this information to draw a bar chart with chalk on the playground.
Maths Capacity: Making Potions
Today in class, the children were witches and wizards for the day! The class followed the instructions or their recipe lists to make either an invisibility potion or a fairydust potion. They measured out amounts of frog's breath, dragon's blood, troll bogies, mountain haze, insect slime, and tear drops of a fairy to make their concoctions!
After we had made our potions, Mrs Tailby tried some of them - we managed to turn her into a fairy and make everything invisible to her! Unfortunately, one of the potions hadn't been measured accurately, and made Mrs Tailby dance uncontrollably!
Welcome back to our hardworking Year 2s who we hope have had a well deserved rest after a busy Summer Term 1. This half term we will be finishing our Florence Nightingale topic, whilst preparing the children for the exciting new changes as they look to KS2 and Year 3.
|1||Recounts and grammar focus||Measurement: Scales and money||Florence Nightingale|
|2||Traditional Tales||2D and 3D shape|
|3||Problem solving and investigations|
|5||Writing based on transition days||Review and consolidation of concepts taught in Year 2|
Who knew spelling lessons could produce such a profound quote from a 7 year old! A lovely thought for the day...
We have been inspired by the work of Florence Nightingale and her contribution to nursing today. We made our own lanterns in art lessons inspired by the Lady with the Lamp.
We have been observing the changes that have occured over the last few weeks with our seeds. They have been soaking in the wonderful sunshine and have grown rather tall!
This half term we have started to look at the famous Lady with the Lamp: Florence Nightingale. The children have used their empathy skills to think about what is might have felt like to be in the hospitals during the Crimean War.
Please find a copy of our plan for this half term below:
|Descriptive writing||Plant sunflower seeds||Florence Nightingale|
|Week 2||Fractions||Exciting writing focus||Observe four different seeds|
|Week 3||Place Value|
The children have certainly been hooked by our Pirate topic this half term! Here's a little insight into what we've been up to...
In English, we have been writing adventure stories, inspired by the book Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs. Watch this space for some of the children's work!
In Maths, we have looked at fractions, time, measurement and position and direction.
In Topic, we have been bringing the Pirate topic to life through messages in bottles, swag bags and getting into character!
Happy new year all! The children have returned rested and inspired by their new topic Jurassic Giants! Find out below what we'll be up to this half term:
|1||Warning Story - Peter and the Wolf||Continents of the World||Statistics: Tally charts and pictograms||Grouping Animals|
|2||Continents and dinosaurs|
|3||Mary Anning||Geometry: Properties of shape||Animal Bodies|
|4||Non Chronological Reports - Dinosaurs|
|5||What do I eat?|
|6||All Things Wild School Trip||Measurement: Length and height|
This half term, the Year 2 children are exploring the topic Fires and Festivals! In English we have been looking first at Firework Poetry, and then beginning the journey story On The Way Home.
In our topic lessons, we've thought about many festivals around the world that take place at this time of the year.
|2||Journey Story||Gunpowder plot|
|3||Great Fire of London|
|4||Multiplication and Division|
|5||Diary entry - Samuel Peyps||Research Samuel Peyps|
A big welcome from all the staff in Year 2! We've had a great first week, filled with enthusiasm from the children. We know it's going to be an exciting year.
We sail straight into our Seaside Rescue topic and are very excited about our visit from the RNLI. The children will prepare their own interview style questions to ask the volunteers.
In maths we look at place value and ordering numbers and at the different ways we can add and subtract, such as jumping on the number line, using a number square and column addition.
Here are a couple of games to help develop your understanding of place value... place the penguins and lifeguards!
In science this term, building on our learning in year one, we are looking at our different body parts and their functions as well as identifying and grouping things that are alive, dead or have never been alive.
We shall continue to use ‘Talk 4 Writing’ to improve our writing, reading and oral story telling skills. Ask your child if they can tell you the story of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch…