## Year 2

11th January 2019

This week in Maths we have been learning about multiplication. We have started to practice our 2 times table every day and soon we will be learning the 3, 5 and 10 times tables in preparation for SATs. In English, we have started our traditional tales topic and this week we have been focusing on ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. We had to decide who was the real villain in the story and why to write a character description using adjectives.

21st December 2018

This week we have been very busy preparing and performing in the Advent Service and the Afternoon Concert. On Wednesday, we enjoyed the pantomime and enjoyed becoming news readers to report on the naughty elf’s actions. On Friday, we had our Christmas party and golden time. We all enjoyed coming to school in our own clothes, playing games and eating treats.

On behalf of the Year 2 staff, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

14th December 2018

We have had a very exciting week in Year 2. On Monday, we found flour all around the classroom. In the flour we saw small footprints and a snow angel. We set up an Ipod to record the classroom at night and every day we have been checking to see what has happened. We have identified the suspect as an elf/gnome. We have written wanted posters and we have presented news reports. What will they do next?

7th December 2018

This week we have been very busy practising for the Advent Service in church and the Afternoon Concert in school. We have been learning all of the songs for the nativity and we are nearly word perfect. We have talked about the importance of each character and remembered that Christmas is not all about presents and treats, but the greatest gift of all, Jesus Christ. We were visited by Hawkley Hall High School’s Brass Band, who helped us get into the festive spirit by performing some well-loved carols. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer was our favourite.

30th November 2018

This week in Year 2 we have been learning how to subtract a two-digit number from another two-digit number (E.G. 42 – 19 =_). We wrote instructions of how to work these calculations out together. We have learned that we take away the ones first, then the tens. If there are not enough ones, we need to exchange one ten for ten ones. Then we can work it out. We enjoyed the science show on Tuesday and a few of us joined in the with demonstrations. In science lessons, we have been learning about reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, invertebrates (including insects) and fish and we have been sorting animals into the different groups.

23rd November 2018

In Year 2 we have enjoyed learning how to count different amounts of money and how to count in 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s and 20s. On Monday, we made paper aeroplanes in our reading lesson. We read the instructions independently. It was very tricky! We have been practising our spellings EVERY DAY during our spelling challenge.

16th November 2018

This week we have been talking about bullying and what to do if you think you or your friend is being bullied. We talked about how we could choose respect and kindness when we are in the classroom, outside at play-time or at home. The children enjoyed learning the ‘Choose Respect’ song by CBeebies’ Andy and the Odd Socks and enjoyed wearing their odd socks and yellow for Children in Need. The children have also been working extra hard to form letters correctly when completing this week’s spelling challenge.

9th November 2018

Year 2 have had lots of fun investigating how polar bears keep warm in the artic. We discussed the adaptations of the polar bears to their environment and most of us predicted that it was their lovely thick fur that kept them warm.  We tested this by wearing a woolly glove and dipping our hands in ice water. When we all agreed that the gloves did not keep our hands warm, we talked about the extra fat that polar bears have. We then put on a plastic glove and put our hands inside a plastic bag filled with vegetable fat and dipped our hands in the water again. We concluded that it is the extra fat which keeps the polar bear warm.

2nd November 2018

This week in Year 2 we have been working hard adding 2 digit numbers together.

We have been busy writing instructions to make a sandwich.