This half term in Geography we are learning all about mapping skills. We began last week by using Google Maps to find local locations in London. We then found these landmarks on an aerial map. We discussed what it meant to have a ‘bird’s eye view.’ A bird’s eye view means what an object or a landmark looks like from above. We then drew our own ‘bird’s eye view’ of our classroom on a map. It was very funny to think about what the shape should be for a ball, or even a door! Great mapping skills Year 2! Now I can always use your maps to find my missing orange pens…
Also this week we have began practising for our collective worship. Please remember to practise your lines! I have uploaded the music for our songs to help with this.
Vegetables and Fruit
Spellings for test on Wednesday 23rd June (Homophones)
Don’t forget to learn which word to use in what context!
This week Year 2 have really enjoyed learning all about poetry. We read a wide range of poems including Pizza Delivery Man, Don’t Eat the Animals, Ba nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana, Hot Stuff, Kids Love Ketchup, My Secret Chocolate Stash and even had a go at writing our own acrostic poems!
We are really looking forward to performing ‘Brain Freeeeeeeze’ to Neal Zetter later on today. Here is the video below – thank you to Chanae for her video filming skills!
Well done to all of Year 2 for your incredible attitude and hard work this half term. I am very proud of you and you should feel very proud of yourselves!
Year 2 have finished their Pop-up Books! They look absolutely incredible and I hope that every member of Year 2 feels very proud of themselves for all of their hard work. If you would like to listen to some of our Pop-up Books then please watch the video below. We look forward to doing a ‘live’ reading to Reception Class later on today!
Here is a picture of us sharing our pop-up books with Reception. Thank you for listening so nicely Reception.
Next week, we look forward to celebrating Poetry Week!
This week Year 2 have been revising and practising their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Year 2 are getting really good at knowing their multiplication tables and their division tables – if you see them around school then feel free to ask them a times table question and you will be sure to be impressed with their Mathematical knowledge! Keep up the fantastic work Year 2.
This half term we are learning about living things in their habitat. We went to Redcross Gardens to see what minibeasts we could find. Our bug hunt was a success and we found spiders, ants, tadpoles, flies, bees, caterpillars, snails and lots more!
Last week, we had a very exciting visit from the CLC where we made our own animation movies. We hope you have as much fun watching them as we did making them!
This week, we were very lucky to have received a visit from the CLC.
Caitlin and Afeefa came to Year 2 and taught us all about animation. They told us that some animation films can take up to 3 years to make! In partners, we created and voiced our own short animation films. We are looking forward to our film premier next week where we will have a chance to watch them! Well done Year 2 – Caitlin and Afeefa were so impressed with your behaviour and with your enthusiasm.
Thank you so much to Caitlin and Afeefa for such a wonderful learning opportunity and thank you Mr Crowley for organising this for our class.
Next week we will be continuing to learn about Buddhism in RE.
Spellings for test on Wednesday 5th May. These words are quite tricky so make sure you practise them in advance!
This week Year 2 have an exciting time in maths learning all about measurements. On Wednesday we choose different objects around the classroom to measure using cm and mm. Then on Thursday we put all of our data into a graph. Year 2 did a fantastic job and even remembered to label their x and y axis! Great work Maths superstars!
In our computing lesson this week, we programmed bee-bots to follow our directional instructions. Next week we look forward to creating our own maps for them to follow.
What a fantastic half term Year 2 have had! I am so proud of all of the great learning that you have done. This week, Year 2 wrote their own version of Knight and Dragon stories. I was so impressed by the creativity that Year 2 have shown in their stories. Scarlett remembered to use capital letters for proper nouns and included lots of ambitious adjectives and Aarav really tried his best with his handwriting and spelling. Well done Superstars!
Have a lovely and relaxing Easter holiday – I am already looking forward to seeing you again soon.
This week Year 2 have been learning about the Massai tribe. We learnt about the ‘Jumping Dance’ and tried to have a go ourselves. It’s an impressive dance, not only for its energy but also for its deceptively simple appearance. Watch the Maasai do it; they make it look so easy. When it’s your turn, you realize it’s much harder than it looks! Have a look at our photos to see how we got on!