Weekly Learning
15.12.17
Phew! What a busy and snowy week we have had!
 
We enjoyed performing our play to our parents and we have had lots of great comments about how hard we have been working!
 
In maths we continued to learn about reading and writing the time to 5 minute intervals and in topic we enjoyed learning and writing about the Amazon Rainforest.
 
This week was also Christmas Jumper day - all the children looked fantastic!
 
The Year 2 team would like to wish you all a restful and relaxing Christmas holiday!
 
8.12.17
We have had another busy week in Year 2!
We started a new unit in maths, all about time. We can now read the time in 5 minute intervals - give us a challenge!
 
We also got dressed up into our Christmas Play costumes and performed for the rest of the school! We received raving reviews! We are all looking forward to sharing it with parents next week.
 
On Tuesday, we had our Christmas house assembly where played a variety of Christmas games!
 
Finally, we ended our week creating nativity scenes and Christmas card designs using the programme 2simple in ICT.
 1.12.17
We have had another busy week in Year 2!
We practised using different pencils to create clear leaf outlines in Art.
We also continued using the column method to add with regrouping in Maths.
 
We especially enjoyed investigating which materials/objects sink or float in Science!
Take a look at the pictures below!
 
24.11.17
This week we learnt all about two more countries that our friends in the other classes explored. Here we are presenting our information to each other:
We also thoroughly enjoyed sharing our homework from last week. Our pictures look just like the description!
On Friday we were all very excited to use an app on the iPads called 'Puppet Pals 2' to retell a bible story. Here we are having a great time:
17.11.17
We have really enjoyed our ICT lesson this week. We explored the program 2 simple to design our own flags. Here are some pictures of our flags below.
17.11.17
This week we have enjoyed practising column subtraction in Maths. Please see the document attached below for examples of how we teach this to the children.
10.11.17
This week has been another busy week! Each class had a lesson about a different place. 2B have begun learning about Germany, 2H have learnt about Antarctica and 2D explored Australia. Over the next few weeks we will be teaching each other about the places our classes have learnt about. Here is 2B with Miss Biswell (in her German dress!) trying some bratwurst and holding their German flags!:
We would like to remind those children who have put themselves forward as a Junior Leadership Team candidate that they must write and rehearse their speech ready for early next week. We look forward to voting on Thursday!
 
Below you can find the steps we have been taking towards the end of this week to complete column addition problems.
 
3.11.17
We've had an enjoyable week back. We were excited to see that we have brand new playground markings on the Key Stage 1 playground. Here we are enjoying some of them:
 
This week we were lucky enough to have Miss Hale come to school to teach us some music. Here is 2H enjoying themselves (2B and 2D will have their turns next week).
We are looking forward to visiting the Fairford Leys Church on Monday afternoon to think further about our R.E. big question.
As requested by many parents during the Parents Consultations, we have attached a document below outlining what we have taught in our Inspire Maths lessons this week.
19.10.17
What an exciting week it's been!
We have enjoyed sharing our previous Andy Goldsworthy homework with our peers and going outside to create some outdoor art. Take a look at some of the art below:
We also enjoyed a special assembly from a visitor who told us all about the celebration of Diwali. To any of Year Two who are celebrating this weekend we wish you a Happy Diwali!
The Year Two teachers also enjoyed meeting with parents this week during our consultations. We hope you found this a good opportunity to discuss your child with your class teacher.
 
13.10.17
This week has been yet another enjoyable week. We developed our mark making skills using pencil in Art, went on a Science walk to spot living things and finished our shoebox scenes in RE. Take a look at our photos below.
 
6.10.17
What an exciting week we've had! We started off by enjoying a fantastic Grandparents Morning. The children loved showing our visitors round and performing a short assembly to them. Tuesday was of course our exciting trip to Ashridge woods! We had an amazing time searching for minibeasts and learning about their environment as well as building dens. Here are some of our photos:
 
 
 We also have enjoyed our RE lesson where we have begun making our shoebox scenes from the paralyzed man.
 
Please could we remind all parents that toys are not allowed in school. If children have toys they will be kept by the teacher until the end of the day.
 
29.9.17
This week we have enjoyed creating some artwork in the style of Kandinsky. We look forward to finishing them next week and putting them on display.
We have also been developing our mathematic skills by learning how to subtract using the column method.
 
We would also like to remind parents to pay for the trip to Ashridge Estate as we are still waiting for some payments.
 
 
22.9.17
We have been working hard this week in Year 2. We have been using diennes apparatus to learn how to add using the column method. In Topic we thought about things we might find outdoors that are man-made and natural.
 
15.9.17
Year 2 have had a great week settling into their new classes. We have enjoyed learning about 'Living Things' in Science and have also started our lessons in our English groups.
Please check your emails for an exciting letter about our woodland trip coming up shortly.
Homework
15.12.17
As we will not be in school on Wednesday there is no homework this week but if you would like to practise anything please see the document below for what we have been learning in maths this week!
8.12.17

We have been working hard on our place value and addition skills in recent weeks, therefore we would like you to read the word problems and use ‘part-part-whole’ and column addition to solve the problem.

1.12.17
This week in spelling we have been learning about homophones. Read the sentences in your homework book carefully and have a go at circling the two homophones.
For an extra challenge have a go at writing your own sentences using homophones.
 
17.11.17
Due - 22.11.17 
Please see this week's homework attached below.
10.11.17

During Maths this week we have been comparing and ordering number. Fill in the tables on the homework sheet to show more and less than the target number.

3.11.17
We are very excited to start our new topic of 'Around the World'. Therefore for homework we would like you to tell us about a time when you have travelled to a new place. This could be in England or further afield. You could tell us about things you saw, what the weather was like, how you got there and any special activities you did whilst you were there. Feel free to include photos, drawings or maps in your homework.
 
 13.10.17
This week we would like you to practise your joined letter formation. Use a sharp pencil, and begin on the dot. The arrows show you which direction to go. Underneath the letter, try writing the letter on our own. If you would like a challenge, try joining some words on the next page in your homework book.
 
 6.10.17
Due - 11.10.17
For this week we would like you to research Andy Goldsworthy. Soon, we will be recreating some of his artwork therefore we would like you to find 3 facts about him to share with your friends during our Art lessons.
 
29.9.17
Due - 4.10.17
This week in Maths we have been learning and practising how to use the column method for addition. Have a go at the questions in your book. Don't forget, always add the ones first!
To help you, you could use sticks to represent tens and stones to represent ones.
 

22.9.17

Due - 27.9.17

For this week’s homework we would like you to go outside (perhaps in your garden, to the park or on the way to school) and look for objects that are ‘natural’ and ‘man-made’. Write or draw the items you find on the sheet. We have included some examples.

19.10.17
As it is half term, there will be no homework set. We wish you an enjoyable and restful half term.
 
15.9.17
For Homework we would like you to revise the skills you have learnt this week in Maths. Count the tens and ones carefully, complete the number sentence and write the answer.
24.11.17
Please see the homework attached below: