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Y2 – Summer 1

Week 6: W/C 20th May 2024

Here are the stars of the week!

We spent this week finishing off our learning journeys.

In English we wrote about the ‘Royal Rumpus’ inspired by the story of ‘Where the Wild things Are.’  We edited and published our work.

In Geography we finished Brilliant Beaches by researching coastlines from around the world!

In Music we used instruments to explore pitch.

In Science we classified and then sorted some seeds.  We finished the week by planting some fruit seeds – apples, peppers, tomatoes and avocado.  We predicted which one would grow first. We are looking forward to watching them grow!

In Art this week we completed our wonderful seascape pictures. We added collage pebbles to create a beach. We were careful to select suitable colours from the magazines that parents kindly sent in for us (thank you!).  A lot of us found cutting pebble shapes out of paper very tricky!

Week 5: W/C 13th May 2024

Congratulations to our sensational stars this week!

In English, we have been learning about possessive apostrophes and exclamatory sentences. What fun it has been! We have been reading the book Where the Wild things are and are feeling excited to use our new skills next week when writing our own narratives to the wordless part of the book!

In Maths, we have continued learning how to add two 2-digit numbers together by drawing unstructured number lines and Dienes. This has been tricky, but we all showed perseverance and didn’t give up!

In Art, we experimented using watercolours to create a beach painting. This is the first time we have used this medium and we did find it a little tricky!

In PE, we have been practicing our sending and receiving skills. Luckily, the sun was shining so we got to practice these outside!

Finally, in Computing we have been learning new skills on ScratchJr to enhance our programming.

Week 4: W/C 6th May 2024

We’ve had a jam-packed week despite the bank Holiday on Monday!

Firstly, massive congratulations to our Year 2 Stars of the Week! We are so proud of you all.

 

English – Did you guess what our new book was from the clue we gave last week? Yes! It is ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ – a heritage text.  We are loving immersing ourselves in the language. This week we have been learning what wild and rumpus means. We have also sequenced the story and performed the key events in drama. It was so much fun!

 

In Geography we have been learning why some beaches have smooth pebbles and why others have jagged rocks. It’s all to do with the waves – constructive waves form smooth pebbles and destructive waves produce jagged rocks. We have also continued looking at different coastal features and thought about how erosion has produced them. We’ve been thinking about human and physical geography in coastal areas too. Did you know a harbour can be both?

 

In Music we enjoyed playing notes on the glockenspiels to the rhythm of Wis-py Wil-low. We were learning about pitch patterns. We had to choose four notes to play and our partner had to think about whether the notes were getting higher or lower and whether we’d chosen to play them in steps or leaps. It was quite tricky!

 

In PSHE we have been learning about the importance of washing our hands.

 

Week 3: W/C 29th April 2024

Congratulations to our stars of the week! Well done for making your teachers proud.

We have had another busy week in Year 2 this week, starting off with scooters on Monday! We had a great time learning new tricks and learning how to be safe on scooters around roads.

In English this week we have started our new learning journey. We went out as a year group to create our own ‘wild rumpus’! Can you guess what book we are reading?

We have also been continuing with our art lessons this week with some classes doing their wonderful observational drawings of pebbles using charcoal. We clearly have some budding artists in the making!

In Geography we have been carrying on our ‘Brilliant beaches!’ topic,  finding out about the features of a UK coastline. We have learned about cliffs, bays, harbours and stacks to name a few. We have also answered some of our questions that we asked at the start of the topic, including why some beaches have sand and others have pebbles.

Week 2: W/C 22nd April 2024

 

Here are the stars this week!

 

We started the week by going on an exciting trip to Hayling Island to help enhance our Geography and Art work on ‘Brilliant Beaches!’  We had a great time and we were pleased it didn’t rain!  Thank you to all the parents that came along to help!

 

In Art, we have been doing observational drawings of shells. We were inspired by the artist Amiria Gale. We used these new found skills to draw shells  whilst we were on the beach too!

Some of the classes extended our drawing skills by using charcoal this week. Did you know charcoal was made from burnt willow wood? We used the charcoal to draw pebbles just like Paul Stowe.

 

 

In English, we have continued with our book The Disgusting Sandwich!  We gave our teachers instructions for making a disgusting sandwich to help us with the instructions that we are going to write next week! We had to make sure the instructions were clear. When we were unclear, the teachers made funny mistakes!

 

 

We were all VERY excited on Thursday because it was our turn to BOUNCE FOR BOOKS! We had SO much fun bouncing on the bouncy castle and helped raise lots of money to but books for our library. THANK YOU PISA for organising this fun event.

Week 1: W/C 15th April 2024

What a fantastic first week back!

Where do we start?

Congratulations to our Stars of the Week. You are all brilliant and we are very proud of you!

In English we have started a new learning journey. Our new book is called The Disgusting Sandwich. First we explored the word disgusting and thought of synonyms for this word. We looked at the badgers facial features and decided that his pointed ears, wide eyes, raised eyebrows and tongue sticking out made him look excited about potentially eating the sandwich! We wrote some great predications about what we thought might happen in the story and enjoyed reading the book to find out what really happens.

In Maths, we have been learning about how to represent number on unstructured number lines. We also learned how to add a two-digit number and ones using unstructured number lines and by drawing dienes.

In PSHE, we learned about how we learn and the importance of being resilient and not giving up. We also learned about the importance of having people around us to motivate and encourage us. We set challenges for some children to complete while the rest of us called out motivational words and phrases to encourage our peers to succeed.

 

In RE our new concept is creation. We discussed the word creation and what we thought it means. We all had a piece of playdough and had to ‘create’ something. How interesting our creations were!

To finish, we would like to thank PISA for paying for our incredible ROCK KIDZ day. What a blast it was! We all looked ROCK-TASTIC in our outfits and had a fantastic time with Cal and Jonathan the Rock Stars! They made us laugh SO much, but most importantly, they taught us a new song called ‘Don’t Quit’ which was all about being resilient and not giving up!