Year 2 News

During this period of remote learning, updates will be given via the QE Facebook page and @HeadofCH Twitter account.

Week beginning 14th December:

KS1 were very lucky to be visited by Chef Brown this morning and they decorated Christmas cookies. They had lots of fun and created very intricate designs.

Week beginning 7th December:

The children have linked their literacy to art this week and, having studied the traditional tale about The Gingerbread Man, they have gone on to create their own salt dough gingerbread men. The salt dough will be dried out before they go on to paint them next week.

Week beginning 30th November:

Year 2 recounted the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and acted on the story as a class. They wore masks and used different voices to retell the traditional tale. They were all super! Well done everyone!

  

Week beginning 9th November:

As part of our Five to Thrive, Children in Need celebration, KS1 decided to ‘Be Curious’ and take part in a science investigation. They made predictions about what would happen to their water lilies once they were placed on the pond in the outdoor learning area. Many thought the paper would float because it was light, whilst others predicted it would sinks because the paper would abso  rb the water and become heavy. As they watched the water lilies, they saw that they began to open up because the water was making the paper expand! It was lots of fun and we all learnt something new!

Week beginning 2nd November:

This week, Year 2 have had lots of fun and success learning about multiplication and division. They began by making arrays and finding the answers to multiplication questions before investigating division and learning how to share into equal groups. Some children even went on to investigate remainders! It has been a fantastic week for everyone in numeracy, well done!

Week beginning 19th October:

It has been a busy end of term with a School Birthday Celebration enjoyed by all.  See all of the photos on the QE Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/QueenEthelburgas/videos/663885964324631/?t=0

Week beginning 12th October:

Year 2 have thought very carefully this week about improving their sentences by adding interesting adjectives and using different sentence openers. Tom retold the story by Jeannie Baker, ‘The Hidden Forest’ using wonderful sentence openers. Robson was inspired by, ‘Ten things found in a wizard’s pocket’ and thought very carefully about expanded noun phrases to make his poem interesting for the reader. Well done to everybody for their hard work this week!

Week beginning 5th October:

In science this week, Year 2 investigated everyday materials. They began by identifying different materials around school and they described their properties. They then went on to make predictions, perform a simple test and record their findings in a table. They worked very hard. Well done, everyone!

Week beginning 28th September:

This week, Year 2 have worked very hard creating fantastic shape poems based on their senses and including lots of interesting adjectives. They began by exploring the outdoor area before using their experiences to create their own adjective word mat and use these ideas to create their fantastic shape poems. Within numeracy, the children completed a fun, practical games-based lesson applying all of the place value and KIRFS skills they have been working on over the past week. Everyone has worked really hard – well done!

Week beginning 21st September:

This week, Year 2 had a fantastic time learning body percussion routines in music, dance routines with Mrs Langford and creating amazing list and acrostic poems linked to their outdoor learning lesson. They searched for interesting noun phrases around the classroom and used commas to list their ideas. Some children even began structuring the interesting noun phrases into full sentences to write acrostic poems with the topic word, ‘Autumn’.

 

Week beginning 14th September:

Year 2 explored the secret garden during outdoor learning. They linked their activities to, ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers, thinking about the natural environment around them. They began by discussing the different seasons and how to recognise them before creating wind streamer to see the direction of the wind, using tweezers for investigating the plants and insects and bubbles wands to be reminded of the fun they can have with their friends. They finished the session with some mindfulness breathing techniques thinking about how simple breaths, fresh air and being grateful for simple things can improve their mood.