It has been a very busy last week in Year 2. We have made our Christmas cards and our calendars. We have also had our KS1 Christmas party and school Christmas jumper day. We have had lots of fun celebrating Christmas in school even though it has been a slightly different year.
I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy new year!
7th December - 11th December - Week 6
This week has been a busy week for Year 2. We have had our forest school day where we have built Pudding Lane from the Great Fire of London, set this on fire, made dens, went bug hunting, made some bread and cooked it on the fire and then enjoyed some smores. The children passed buckets in a line like the firemen did during the GFOL, to Miss Cowling who put the fire out.
We have also had our Christmas Crafts day, where we have made lots of different crafts.
23rd November- 27th November - Week 4
This week in English we have been writing a newspaper report based on the events of the Great Fire of London. The children have planned their headline, planned their caption for the picture as well as writing a quote from Samuel Pepys. We have discussed the formal language used within newspaper articles.
We have continued with Money this week in Maths, we have been finding the an amount by adding 2 values together. We have also been finding change. We have done this practically as well as pictorially in our Maths books.
In History this week we have looked at Samuel Pepys we have looked at his life and why he is famous. We drew a picture of Samuel Pepys and then wrote key facts about him. We have also looked at what happened to London after the fire. We looked at how buildings are now made because of the Great Fire of London.
This week we have also filmed our Christmas video. We all love it and we can't wait for you to see it very soon!
15th- 20th November 2020 - Week 3
This week has been assessment week. We have been carrying out practice SATs papers. The children all tried their best, even though they had never done some of the topics in the Maths and SPAG papers. After all the papers on Friday we had a film afternoon with some sweets and we went out to the firepit with Miss Cowling and roasted some marshmallows.
In Art this week we looked at the colour wheel and had a go creating our own by mixing our primary colours to make secondary colours. This week in Geography we looked at atlas skills, we found countries using the index and our knowledge about the location of countries to us. We were amazed at how small the United Kingdom was compared to others. In Science this week we have looked at changing states, we turn a solid into a liquid. We melted chocolate in our hands (clean) and watched how it turned from a solid into a liquid.
This week is anti-bullying week, we looked at what is bullying, we then designed our very own odd socks. This week we have also had Green Screen training from GEM Education. We put ourselves into the GFOL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVjKsMkhqg0 - Video about how to respond to an activity.
Also below is a picture of steps to take.
Week 2 - 9th-13th November
This week in English we wrote the story of the Great Fire of London. We have also learnt some new skills by completing a reading comprehension about London. We have started to look at newspaper reports and their features ready to write our own about the Great Fire of London.
In Maths this week we have started our money topic. We have been learning how to count in pence and pounds and have started to learn how to add money together.
In History this week we have learnt about the different types of jobs that were around in 17th Century. We learnt about gong farmers, carpenters, blacksmiths and many other types of jobs. This week in Art we did a one off lesson using watercolours. The children all had a copy of the poem 'In Flanders field'. The children then used watercolours to paint poppies. We also participated in the 2 minute silence.
In Science we looked at changing states. We learnt about solids and liquids. We sorted items into groups of solid and liquids. The children asked about ice as it is a solid but when it melts it turns into a liquid. We then discussed that when ice melts it is water so water is the liquid.
Please remember homework is now set on seesaw!
2nd November - 6th November - Week 1
I hope you have all had a lovely half term.
In Maths this week the children have been learning column addition and subtraction. We have learnt about adding one onto the door step and taking off a ten. The children have grasped this and have worked hard with the very tricky concept. Well done Year 2!
In English this week we have been looking at non-fiction texts. We have looked at features as well as writing our very own facts.
Our new topic this half term is Fire and Ice. We have started to look at the Great Fire of London. The children have looked at the key events, and completed a timeline. We have learnt how the fire started, where it started and what happened to London. The children have been great asking questions and using their enquiry skills. The children have then used different sources of information to find answers to the questions that they have.
I have set homework on Seesaw, if you can please try to use Seesaw for completing and submitting homework. From January homework will only be set on Seesaw.
Please can you help your child learn this song, for our special Christmas surprise!