Year 2GS: Blog items
Date: 12th Sep 2022 @ 5:15pm
Welcome to your new class blog for 2GS. We have had a fantastic first week back at school and really enjoyed getting to know each other. We all look super smart and ready to learn. Last Friday was the launch day for our new topic, "Why Can't We Just Eat Chocolate?" We had a scavanger hunt in the playground and designed our own fruit kebabs. This week, we will be doing some art using vegetables.
It was lovely to meet some of our parents and carers today at our class Meet and Greet. If you weren't able to come along, feel free to get in touch with any questions. Your child should have brought home information about Year 2 and our learning.
Please can you remind children to bring in their reading book bag every day and to wear their PE kit on Wednesdays and Thursdays (no jewellry please).
Date: 27th Mar 2022 @ 10:43am
As part of the children's learning about China the children got an opportunity to make chinese influenced masks. Some of the children decided to make dragon masks whereas other children decided to make chinese opera inspired masks. They designed their masks and then used a range of collage materials to make them. It was lovely to see the classroom so busy! After they had completed their masks they displayed them around the school. They enjoyed the parade around the daily mile, especially when the children from other year groups clapped and cheered them on!
Look at the parade
I think you will agree that the masks look amazing! All the children worked so hard and I am sure you are as proud of the children as I am.
Enjoy the weekend
Date: 15th Nov 2021 @ 8:48am
Year 2 have had a fun week this week! They have been visiting the school library and class library regularly to have a go at choosing a book to read for pleasure. The non fiction books have been very popular, especially books about ' The Great Fire of London'. Why don't you ask your child about a book that they haave read or would like to read next time they visit. Take a look at the pictures below
Date: 30th Oct 2021 @ 2:24pm
The class have been working outdoors this week and have enjoyed using natural resources and materials to make a whiffy stew. They followed a set of instructions to make the stew and then took it home. Unforunately they couldn't eat it but they had fun making it!
Date: 22nd Oct 2021 @ 2:28pm
We cannot believe it is the end of half term already. The children have worked so hard and should be extremely proud of themselves. We have been really thinking about what human's need to survive and have created our own survival packs. We used our knowledge of the food pyramid to sort foods into catergories. We then tried our very best to use foods from each groups to create a meal. We planned and made the meal. We went outsside and had a go at working as a team to create a shelter. some of us really enjoyed the experience and really showed how well we work as a team.
Can you guess what we made?
The Year 2 Team
Date: 10th Oct 2021 @ 4:05pm
Hello year 2 !
This week in year 2 the children have worked really hard alongside the city coach to develop their passing, aiming and kicking skills. They have also tried hard to find a space and carefully move around a space without bumping into each other, which was tricky to do!
The children like to play the Mr Men game and have to move their bodies like different characters in the story. They particuarly liked being Mr Slow and Mr Bump!
In maths this week we have started the mastering number programme. The children have been working hard to make number pairs to 5 and 10. They were introduced to number block 10 who helped them to generate number sentences. E.g. 2 needs 8 to make 10 6 needs 4 to make 10.
If you want to find out more about the number block characters then follow the link and watch this clips with your child.
Date: 3rd Oct 2021 @ 2:29pm
It is lovely to see 2KW taking their learning seriously both at home and at school. Homework is given out on school spider every Friday and needs to be completed by Thursday of the following week. The adults will mark it and a sticker will be placed on the homework sticker chart. Children who complete homework each week will receive a homework reward at the end of each half term! Each child in the class has been given a home learning book to complete their homework in. Now we are back in school there is no need to uplaod it, just bring it in the school bag for the adults to mark.
Have a look at some of the completed work. We have been blown away by all the learning that has been completed! The presentation is amazing.
We are so pleased that the children all practiced how to; partition a 2 digit number, write their spellings and used past tense ed verbs.
Keep working hard
Miss Wolfenden and Mrs Murton
Date: 26th Sep 2021 @ 6:11am
This week we have been working really hard be Resilient! Resilience is one of the schools learning powers and the children having been trying hard to ' bounce back' and ' keep trying' when their learning gets hard like Rodger the Resilient Rhino Beetle.
In maths, we have been trying hard to build and then drawing representations of numbrs within 100. Some of the childrenn find it really tricky to group amounts in to 10's and became confused between 10 and 1 when drawing the different amounts. They used a range of mathematical resources to help them and then had a go at drawing the amounts as neatly as possible.
As part of the topic work 'Why can't we just eat chocolate?' the children worked with Mrs Mccaffer the art teacher to produce some food art vegetable prints. They worked collaboratively to produce a class print and worked alone to produce their own patterns. The children's work was amazing! Why don't you ask the children which vegetables they used? Mrs McCaffer went to a special shop to buy the vegetables and some of them were new to us!
We can't wait to see what learning they do next week!
Miss Wolfenden and Mrs Murton
Date: 13th Sep 2021 @ 8:55pm
It has been so lovely to see all the children back in school this week. They have loved their new classroom and have worked hard to create work to make the classroom look amazing. They sketched self portraits and made a shop for the classroom, which they all enjoyed. They have liked playing in the new areas and have particularly liked playing outside under out new canopy. The children are so lucky to have an all weather canopy so that they can play outside even when it rains!
The children have enjoyed playing in the listening area. They liked singing along to the Julia Donaldson Collection
They liked buying food from the shop
They used the canopy to build and act out stories using the small world toys
What a fantastic start to the Autumn term! We can't wait to see what they do next!
Date: 3rd Jul 2021 @ 8:26pm
This week in Year 2KW we have been learning about the importance of recycling. Miss Wolfenden kindly delved into her recycling bins and brought in cardboard, plastic and paper objects. We looked at the rubbish and sorted according to the material it was made from. We found out about what happens to recyclable materials after they have put in the bin and were surprised to find out that some toys were made from plastic that had been recycled!
We then used the rubbish to create rubbish monsters to play with at home. We realised how fun it is to use resources again and it costs nothing! Look at the monsters that we made!
We all had so much fun!
Date: 26th Jun 2021 @ 1:32pm
Well it as been a busy week for Class 2KW thiis week. We have been so busy trying our very hardest to use Our park visit to Philips Park to help us write recounts.
Take a look at the photos! Can you predict what we have written about?
The children used photographs to sequence the events. They then retold the events using Pie Corbett actions for support! When they were able to sequence the events in chronological order they had a go at writing some of the events in sequence, using picture cues for support!
They have all worked so hard!
Well done, Year 2!
Date: 11th Jun 2021 @ 3:07pm
This week we have been learning about the properties of 2d shapes. We have explored shapes in the environment and in the class to help us match, name and describe them. Some of the children have used geoboards, lollysticks, artstraws and sand to create and draw shapes too!
Have a look at our learning, we have had lots of fun!
Date: 20th May 2021 @ 6:56pm
Well Year 2 have really lived up to the school moto we create, we explore, we care, we soar this week. Mrs Murton, Miss Smith, Miss Harris and I have really enjoyed teaching this week and we know that the children have really enjoyed their learning.
This week the children have been creating in their music lesson with Miss Kent. They have composed music and played it on a range of instruments. Look at the fun that they have had. Well done to Robert for getting 'Star musician of the week'.
We have also made the best of the nice, sunny weather and have been learning outdoors this week. We have been learning about capacity and have explored the maximum capacity of water a container will hold and have compared the volume of water in different containers, which has been fun! It did get messy and there was water all over but the children's clothes soon dried off . The children have asked if they can do each week because they had so much fun.
Another successful week. Well done year 2!
Date: 20th May 2021 @ 6:30pm
Year 2 have really worked really hard over the past weeks. They have enjoyed learning about the 'Victorians' and have become completely immersed in learning about them.
They particularly enjoyed looking at sculptures from the victorian era and as part of this looked at work by Giacometti. They researched his work and then used it as an inspiration to create their own work.
They manipulated tin foil to create a sculpture of a person.
We think they did an amazing job!!!!!!
The children have been trying to work out and solve problems using their knowledge of inverse operations. Have a look at their fantastic work!
Keep Working hard, Year 2
Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 2:57pm
The children have worked really hard this week so we thought they deserved a nice treat to end the week. Mrs Murton and I went shopping and we bought hot chocolate, marshmallows, twirls, chocolate biscuits, sprinkles and whippped cream. The children spent some of the afternoon drawing, reading and drinking hot chocolate. They absolutely loved it! Thank you Mrs Murton for making the hot chocolate, we loved it!
Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 2:17pm
This week the children have enjoyed using their investigation skills to explore the properties of different materials. They have investigated which materials are absorbent or waterproof and have been using scientific vocabulary to compare them. The children have learnt new scientific vocabulary and now know that absorbent materials are porous and that waterproof materials repel water. Look at the fun we had!
The children can't wait for the new science lesson next week!
Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 5:43pm
The children have enjoyed learning important facts about The Great Fire of London. They have been sketching Tudor houses and have been creating Timelines to explain what happened from when the fire started to when it ended. Have a look at their amazing work!
Well done Year 2!
Date: 15th Nov 2020 @ 7:59pm
The children were pleased to have Georgia, the City Coach back this week. They enjoyed learning how to pass and control the ball. They had the opportunity to work in pairs and kick the ball to each other. They found it difficult to learn tackling skills and had a go at the Johan Cruijff move to help them keep their balls away from their friends .
They are really excited to try and improve their skills next week.
Date: 15th Nov 2020 @ 7:48pm
The children have enjoyed using the new playground equipment. They have really liked playing with the new skipping ropes and parachutes.
Date: 15th Nov 2020 @ 7:44pm
The children have enjoyed exploring how to add and subtract using number lines and by drawing pictures for support. It was really nice to see the children confidently add and subtract 2 digit numbers and a 1 digit number. They enjoyed working out the answers using whitebaords. Look at their fantastic work!
Date: 15th Nov 2020 @ 7:37pm
The children have been reading the story 'Vlad'. The children were introduced to the character ' Boxton the rat' who was living in the bakery on Pudding Lane when the fire started. The children worked in small groups to act out the different events to help them remember and summarise the different events in the beginning of the story. Some of the children were narrators and retold the story using story book language and some of the children acted the events out. They worked really hard as a team and their performances were amazing.
Some of the children particularly enjoyed being Boxton the rat and hiding in the corner of the room.
Date: 15th Nov 2020 @ 7:27pm
The children have been enjoying learning about The Great Fire of London. As part of their learning they have been independently reading and following instructions to make a Tudor House. Have a look at some of their creations!
Date: 1st Nov 2020 @ 8:50pm
Well done to all the children who have completed their homework over the past few weeks. I am starting to see some improvements in the spelling and in the presentation of the work that is completed in class. Keep working hard!
Look at some of the work so far. Do you recognise your work?
Date: 18th Oct 2020 @ 12:26am
We have all worked hard during our fluent in 5 and mental math sessions. We have been trying to use our knowledge of doubles, number pairs and multiplication facts to answer addition problems, quickly.
Have a look at our maths superstars this week!
Well done to our spelling champions who got all of their spellings correct this week.
Well done to Ridhwan, Kaya, Harris and William.
Well done to Alexis for achieving level 4 and Aaron for getting level 8 on Lexia!
You have all worked so hard this week and you should all be so proud of your achievements!
Date: 18th Oct 2020 @ 12:12am
Our Behaviour Star this week is Jenson! Well done Jenson for always making the right choices and following the school rules.
In maths this week we have been learning how to add near doubles. So that we could understand how to double a number we explored how to make doubles using cubes, numicon and diennes. We had so much fun using practical resources to solve problems. Some of the children felt so confident with adding 2 digit numbers they challenged themselves and had a go at adding 3 digit numbers.
We also worked hard on the presentation in the maths book . We practised how to write numerals correctly too! Some of us also used numicon to work out number pairs to 10.
It was lovely to see the children happy and excited to learn . It has been an absolute pleasure teaching all of the children this week. One week to go, keep working hard!