Weekly Learning
14.12.18
 
What a great week we have had!
 
Thank you to everyone who came to watch our Christmas performance. We loved showing you what we have been learning and were really proud of ourselves afterwards. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
 
In Maths we have been working on column subtraction with regrouping. We are getting better at doing this with the help of our dienes. 
 
In Science we investigated the colour of caterpillars. Red, green, yellow and black caterpillars were hid on the school field for us to find. We predicted which would be found first and why. We noticed that the brighter colours were found first. The black and green caterpillars were found last because they camouflage. 
7.12.18
 
This week in Maths we having started working on column addition again. We are really getting the hang of this written method for addition.
 
In English this week we turned our classroom into the nativity stable. We thought carefully about what we could see, hear and touch before writing some descriptions. 
 
In PE this week we really enjoyed working through different stations in small teams. We particularly enjoyed having a go at using hurdles.  
 
Our dress rehearsal went really well this week. We are really looking forward to our family and friends coming to see us! 
30.11.18
 
We have continued to work hard on our Christmas performance this week. Thank you to everyone who provided a costume they look great!
 
In Topic this week we learnt about some different countries around the world and how they celebrate Christmas. Last weeks homework was really interesting to look at and we found out about a range of different countries. 
 
In English we watched an old John Lewis Christmas advert and then wrote letters to the man on the moon. 
 
We had some special visitors in to perform for us this week. We really enjoyed their science show and found it very funny.
 
 
23.11.18
 
What a busy week in Year 2!
 
In Maths this week we have been learning how to divide by both grouping and sharing. We have even started to notice the link between multiplication and division. 
 
In PE we really enjoyed having a go at cup stacking. We concentrated really well and didn't give up even though it was quite tricky at first. 
 
Our Christmas performance is coming along really nicely! We have been working so hard to learn our lines and songs. This week we were very excited to start practicing on the stage. We can't wait for you to see the show. 
 
Reminder: 
Thank you to everyone who has already provided an outfit for the Christmas show. They look great! The performance is coming around really quickly and we would just like to remind you that costumes are due to be at school by Monday 26th November. If you are having any trouble with this please let your child's class teacher know and we will help to sort something out.
16.11.18
 
In Science this week we enjoyed finding out whether our predictions were correct or not. We were very excited to see that our plants had started to change colour proving that plants do drink. 
 
We all looked at alliteration in English this week and were able to use what we had learnt to create some lovely firework poems. 
 
In PE this week we continued our gymnastics topic. We had so much fun experimenting with the wall bars. 
 
We had a great discussion about choosing respect in PSHE this week as it is anti-bullying week. We decorated odd socks to represent everyone being unique and then sang a song about choosing respect over bullying. 
9.11.18
 
This week we have started to work on multiplication in Maths. We are working really hard and now  understand that when we are completing multiplication calculations all of our groups must be equal. 
 
In topic this week we have been learning more about our world. We can now name some continents and oceans and tell you some countries that belong in each continent. 
 
We enjoyed our first visit to church in Year 2 this week. We learnt some more about why God gave Jesus to the world. 
 
In science we thought about the question 'do plants drink?'. We decided that we think they do drink so created our own experiments to try and prove it. We have made predictions about what we think will happen to our plants or the water. Some children think the plants are going to change colour because of the food dye while others think the amount of water will decrease. We can't wait to find out if we are correct! 
2.11.18
We have had a lovely week back after half term! 
In Maths this week we have been working on our mental calculation skills for both addition and subtraction. 
 
We have created some lovely self-portraits in Art this week. We looked at our faces carefully and described what we could see before using our sketching skills to draw ourselves. We are very proud of our sketches. 
 
We started our gymnastics topic in PE this week. We looked at tuck and pin positions and created our own simple sequences. Ask us to show you our favourite tuck or pin shape. 
 
This week we sent home your child's part for our Christmas production. If you received a script as well this means your child decided they would like a speaking part and their lines are highlighted. All children were given the opportunity to have a speaking role. We would really appreciate it if you could help them to learn their lines at home. 
19.10.18
 
This week in Maths we have been learning to  understand and complete one step word problems.We spoke about the language used in each question to help draw out the calculation. Next we were able to use our multi link cubes to help find the answer. 
In Art this week we built on our sketching skills and created observational drawings of mini beasts just like the ones we found at Ashridge. 
We have continued to work on our writing skills this week. In RE we wrote a diary entry as if we had witnessed the paralysed man being heeled by Jesus. 
In PE we  used some of the skills we have been working on this half term in a game of dodgeball. We are starting to get the hang of finding a good space to receive the ball from other members of our team. 
 
We hope you all have a lovely rest next week! 
12.10.18
This week in Maths we have continued learning how to complete column subtraction calculations with regrouping. We are doing so well!
It was lovely to have some of our adults in school helping us with some Maths activities on Wednesday. We were really excited to show off our skills to you. 
In English this week we looked at how to use adjectives to describe and make our writing more interesting. Challenge us by asking us to use adjectives to describe our food at dinner time.  For example delicious, creamy pasta. 
We learnt all about food chains in Science this week. We played a fun game to help us to understand how energy is passed through the chain. We were able to use language including; primary consumer and producer. 
5.10.18

What a fun week we have had! In Science this week we have been learning about different habitats and what animals need from their home. This was reinforced during our trip to Ashridge. We had a fantastic time hunting for mini beasts, going on a nature walk and working as a team to build dens.

We have been working very hard this week learning poems ready for our grandparents to watch. We hope they enjoyed them!

In ICT this week we have continued to work on our typing skills.

Thank you to everyone that brought in a shoe box. We are enjoying creating scenes from the paralyzed man in them.

28.9.18
 
This week in Maths we have been learning how to complete simple column subtractions. We are really getting the hang of the column method and would love to show off our skills to you at home. Ask us how we would complete 28 - 13. 
In Art this week we were mixing the primary colours to find out what our secondary colours are. We then explored complementary colours and how they make each other stand out. 
We have been looking at the Geography of our school in Topic. We really enjoyed exploring the school grounds and then labeling a map and using a key. We understand how a key can help others to understand our map. 
 
Thank you to everyone who brought in a shoe box this week. 
 
Reminders
- Our trip to Ashridge is next Thursday (4th October). Please wear school uniform and school shoes but bring shoes you don't mind getting muddy in a plastic bag. Children may also need a hat or rain coat depending on the weather.  If you are bringing a packed lunch from home please bring this in a disposable carrier bag. 
- Can we remind everyone to please bring in reading records to school everyday as we like to write in these when we read with the children. 
 
14.12.18
What a great week we have had!
 
A massive thank you to everyone who came and watched our Christmas performance. We really enjoyed showing off what we had been learning and were very proud of ourselves afterwards. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. 
 
In Maths this week we have been working on column subtraction with regrouping. We are becoming more confident doing this with the help of our dienes. 
 
In science this week we carried out an experiment about the colour of caterpillars. Our teachers hid some yellow, red, black and green caterpillars for us to find. We predicted which colours would be found first and then drew graphs to help show our results. We noticed that the green and black caterpillars were found last because they were camouflaged. Some weren't found at all!
21.9.18
 
What a lovely week we have had in Year Two!
In Maths this week we have been learning how to complete column addition calculations where regrouping the tens and ones is needed.
During Art we looked at the artist Piet Mondrian and how he uses the primary colours to create abstract art. We then recreated some similar art ourselves.
We had a walk around our school in Topic this week to find and discuss things that were natural and man-made.
 
Thank you to everyone that has volunteered to help us on our trip to Ashridge. If you would still like to put your name down to help please talk to your child's class teacher. We will let you know if you have been randomly selected.
14.9.18
 
We've had a really good first week. The days have been focusing on learning new routines and getting settled, as well as getting set up with all our new topics. In particular, this week we have learnt about Living Things in Science, which has included identifying living and non living objects. 
 
Just a reminder: 
PE days are Monday and Tuesday.