Weekly Learning
25.5.18
We have had a superb week in Year Two! During Maths we explored thermometers and measured the temperature of different things - a cup of water, our hands and the air. We also practiced partitioning a two-digit number in different ways. See the photos below!
 
Today was a particularly exciting day. We started by making our pitta pizzas! We followed our instructions to create our delicious pizzas - it was very exciting! If you'd like to enjoy your pitta pizza at home, then pop it in the oven or under the grill for 10 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
 
During our class assembly, we discussed the trinity. We each were given a different coloured piece of a 'Chewitt' sweet, and molded them together in our hands to create 3 in 1, just like the trinity!
 
Phew, what a busy week! Have a restful half term.
18.5.18
We have had yet another busy week in Year Two!
 
For Science, we started the week by reading some information leaflets about how to look after pets. Then, on Wednesday, we wrote our very own Pet Fact Files! We were super writers and included commands, questions and expanded noun phrases.
 
Towards the end of the week, in English, we were very excited to write our own letters to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle about the royal wedding. We showed off our very best writing and many of us are joining our letters beautifully.
 
We would like to thank all parents/carers who volunteered to help for our trip to Warwick Castle. Your child should have gone home with a note today to say whether your name was picked at random or not. If you are not sure, please speak to your child's teacher. We are very excited for the trip next half term!

11.5.18

 This week we have been looking at instructions and the features of instructions. We are all very excited to make our ‘Pitta Pizzas’ once we have edited and re-drafted our written instructions.

This week in PE we were pretending to be robots to practice using our direction skills. We can now turn in both clockwise and anti-clockwise directions. We can also turn half, quarter and 3 quarter turns. Why not give us a test!!

Today we continued to look at items of importance in Judaism.

4.5.18
This week we have continued learning about castles. We learnt about 2 different types of castles and wrote a comparison to show the differences in them.
 
In RE, we explored some Jewish artefacts and why find out why they are important.
 
In PE, we explored different ways to jump for distance! We all worked hard to improve our jumping!
 
 
27.4.18
This week in our learning we have started to think about fractions. We found out that fractions are equal parts of a whole. Today we started to learn how to find fractions of amounts. Keep it up Year 2!
 
We also enjoyed using and exploring different sketching pencils in Art. As we have been learning about the Bayeux Tapestry, we have started to sketch a section of this onto special paper. We look forward to sharing the end results with you soon!
 
Lastly, in R.E. we learned about the Ten Commandments. We then wrote our own class commandments that we think we should follow at all times!
20.4.18
Welcome back! 
What a busy start to the Summer term we have had! 
 
This week we finished off our topic from last term with our fire recreation. We were all excited to see the flames but some of us were very disappointed that our houses had been destroyed - just like in 1666!
We also started our new topic of castles and look at the Battle of Hastings. We had fun role-playing the events and recording it on a timeline. 
We also enjoyed seeing so many parents for Stay and Play this week! Thank you for your support with this. 
 
Finally, in RE we began learning about Judaism and looked at the creation story. 
 
 
29.3.18
We have had an enjoyable last week of Spring Term. We finished off our Stuart houses, however due to the soggy weather we were unable to take them outside to burn them! We plan to do this the first week back after the Easter break - we can't wait!
 
This afternoon was a very exciting one as we enjoyed watching the talent show. Congratulations to all the finalists and well done for showing confidence on the stage!
 
Have a lovely Easter break!
23.3.18
This week we ran our Sport Relief mile to raise money. Thank you to all those that have handed in sponsorship money.
 
We have also begun to make our Stuart houses ready for our re-enactment next week.
 
In maths, we started to use metre sticks to measure. Take a look at some of our photos to see us measuring various objects outside.
 
 
16.3.18
This week we were excited to take part in the KS1 Inter-house cross country competition! Well done to all the children for showing great perseverance and camaraderie.
 
In Topic this week, we compared the differences between the fire service now and how they would have dealt with the fire in 1666.
 
During RE, we begun to think about the Easter story and looked at the symbols of Easter.
 
Thank you very much to the parents that have donated empty cereal boxes, ready for our Great Fire of London re-enactment in the last week of term. 
9.3.18
In Maths this week we have developed our skill of 'skip-counting' and the use of dot paper to count in 2s and 3s. The children also have learnt catchy songs - ask them to sing one of them for you!
 
In PE we are continuing to build our confidence on the gymnastic wall bars - what fun! We are also still getting ready for our cross-country running competition, which will take place this upcoming Wednesday (weather dependant!)
 
In Science we loved making and testing our boats to see if they floated - thank you to the donations of various plastic pots.
 
In RE this week we started learning about the Easter story. We learnt all about The Last Supper and created freeze frames to show different parts of the event. 
 

2.3.18

This week in Year 2 we have been exploring materials in Science, we tested to see which materials were waterproof and could float to help us in making a choice for our boats.

In Gymnastics we explored using the wall bars.

 

As part of World Book Day we visited Early Years to share our favourite stories with them! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

 
23.2.18
 
What a spectacular first week back!
 
We had a fantastic time on during our Great Fire of London Day on Wednesday. We had lots of fun learning different trades, catching rats and trying to put out the Great Fire! In the afternoon we enjoyed being archaeologists and explored 'dig boxes' to find different items. We had to then figure out who may have lived and worked in the location where these items were found. Take a look at the photos below!
We'd like to say a big thank you to the parent helpers who helped on the day - we couldn't have done it without you!
 
In R.E. this week we begin to think about the Christian celebration of Easter. We discussed what happens when we lose a loved one and the things we can do to remember them. The children had some thought-provoking conversations.
 
 9.2.18
Lights, Camera, Action ...
This week Year 2 were lucky enough to be visited by Mrs Wertheim, who has acted in the George's Marvellous Medicine theatre production before. The children took part in a theatre workshop which involved acting out parts of the play and learning about what it is like to work in a theatre. We were super impressed with Year 2's great acting skills!
 
We have also spent this week exploring 2D and 3D shape, which the children particularly enjoyed!
 
Finally, we were able to add our silhouette shapes onto our fiery watercolour backgrounds to create stunning Great Fire of London skyline scenes!
 
 
 
2.2.18
Wow! What an exciting week we have had!
 
We enjoyed exploring books in our classrooms through a book scavenger hunt. We had to hunt for things like witches, characters shouting and happy endings.
 
We also had the excitement of our trip to the theatre! The children loved joining in with the actors and were engrossed from start to finish!
 
At the end of the week we had an assembly about E-safety in the lead up to E-safety day next week.
 
Thank you to those parents who were able to attend the SATs information evening. For all those who couldn't attend, we have attached the presentation below.
 
26.1.18
What an exciting week we've had! On Monday we enjoyed recapping our watercolour skills and began to create a fiery background which will be used in a piece of Art showing London ablaze during The Great Fire of London. In Science we enjoyed learning about reversible and irreversible changes by observing the differences in bread and toast, although it made us very hungry! In Maths we have been working hard to use column subtraction when regrouping the hundreds and tens. Keep it up Year Two!
 
19.1.18
This week has been a busy one for Year 2!
 
 We have really enjoyed learning all about what happened during the Great Fire of London. We drew pictures to storyboard the events and then used this to re-tell what had happened.
 
We then applied what we had learnt to add some slides to our Great Fire of London PowerPoint presentation in ICT.
 
In Maths this week we have begun subtracting using the column method when we have had to regroup the tens. See the document below for the speaking frame that we have used to help us with this.

12.1.18

Wow! What a busy first full week back we have had!

We have really enjoyed learning about our new topic - The Great Fire of London.

We compared Old London to Modern London.

In Maths this week, we learnt the difference between capacity and volume - we explored this using practical equipment.

We also created fire inspired pieces of art by blowing paint and explored how Muslims pray.

Homework
25.5.18
As stated in our homework policy, there will be no homework set over half term.
18.5.18
This week we have been continuing to practice totalling amounts of money.
For homework this week look at the animals in your book and decide which coins you need to pay for them. 

11.5.18

 This week to practice our instruction skills we would like you to write a set of instructions to show us how to make your favourite food or how to play your favourite game. Don’t forget the top tips!

4.5.18
This week we would like you to practice using the greater than >, less than < and equals = symbols to compare numbers. 
20.4.18
This we would like the children to practice using a ruler to measure accurately in centimetres.
Choose a selection of items and record their length or width.
29.3.18
In line with the school's homework policy, there will be no homework set over the Easter holidays. Have a restful break and come back refreshed for the Summer term!
 
Homework - Due 28-3-18
This week we would like you to use what you know about the 3 times table to finish the number sentences. 
16.3.18
This week we would like the children to practise choosing the most appropriate conjunction when adding detail to their writing.
In their homework book you will find an extract that the children will need to read and add the most appropriate conjunction.
 
9.3.18
Just a reminder that due to the snow day last week, homework was handed out on Monday therefore we have changed the due date to Wednesday 14th.
 

2.3.18

Homework this week is linked to World Book Day.

We would like you to use the questions in your homework book to interview an adult at home about their favourite books.

**Please be aware homework will be due in on the 14th March to allow for the missed weekend to complete**

 
9.2.18
As it is half term next week there is no homework to complete. However, if you would like to practise anything the 2, 5 and 10 times tables would be helpful!
Enjoy your break!
26.1.18
Please visit the following website to learn about how to keep your home safe from fire hazards.
 
http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/Flash/EscapePlanningGame.asp
(London Fire Brigade website)
 
If you cannot access the internet, do not have Flash Player or would like an extra challenge, write some rules for fire safety in your Homework book.