What can you make with just these things?
What can you make with just these things?
To culminate our geography topic of Kenya, we decided to have a food tasting afternoon.
Children were asked to record the appearance, taste and texture of the food and then gave each dish a score out of 10.
We had Kashata (a caramel coconut crunch), bajias (sliced potato), jollof (a spiced rice dish), vegetable samosas, naan bread and fruit with spiced honey.
The children thoroughly enjoyed tasting the different food from another culture. We were very proud of lots of children who tried food which they were initially reluctant to try.
We wish you a Happy Easter and look forward to seeing you in Term 5.
As part of our Science topic we invited Dave from Raptor to come in and talk to the children about different types of animals.
This afternoon, Matt and his wonderful team welcomed all of Year 1 and 2 in to their church. We went to learn how the Baptist Church is similar and different to St James' Church which we visited before Christmas.
Writing for different purposes
Christmas has landed!
Welcome back to Term 2!
Our preparations for our Christmas play is in full swing. Children with lines should have come home this week with scripts and we are learning songs and dances in school. We will be giving out letters to let you know whether you will need to provide anything to help with costumes within the next few days.
In English we have been learning all about Non-Fiction writing. Children have been completing fact files all about creatures which live under the sea.
In Maths we have started adding together two digit numbers. If you would like, it would be helpful if you could consolidate this with your children at home.
Example 1: Adding multiples of 10
23 + 20 =
Example 2: Adding two 2-digit numbers not crossing tens
35 + 12
Example 3: Adding two 2-digit numbers crossing tens
58 + 25
Example 4: Missing number problems
42 + 18 = 33 + ?
In our other curriculum areas we have been studying what happens when you mix oil and water, as well as how animals are adapted to their habitats. We have created paintings inspired by the Turner and have continued to study the four countries that make up the United Kingdom.
In computing we have started to develop work inspired by different artist using a range of art software.
We will continue to test times tables and spellings each week and ask that you can ensure your child is heard read at home at least 5 times.
In Art next week (week beginning 1st October) we will be making a class collage all about London.
Please could you send your child in with images of London. These images must be able to be cut out.
If these could be in school by Monday 1st October so your child can contribute fully to the class collage.
A reminder that MacMillan Coffee Morning will be taking place on Friday 28th September from 8:30 in the O'Leary Hall in the Crown Building. It would be lovely to see some of you there.
In class this week, children were treated to a visit from Mrs Tibble who talked to them about life was similar and different when she was their age. The children were surprised to learn that Mrs Tibble didn't even have a fridge when she was growing up! And, her toilet was outside!!
We have started to explore We're Going on a Bear Hunt in English, and in Maths, we have been looking at representing numbers up to 100. For example, knowing that 68 is made up of 6 tens and 8 ones.
See you next time
The Year 2 Team :)
We have started full steam ahead for what will be a busy, but enjoyable year.
In Maths, we have been ordering and comparing numbers up to 100 using the < > and = symbols. If you would like to practise this with your child, we have attached a link to a fun crocodile comparison game at the bottom of this blog post.
In English, we have been reading Funny Bones. We have been looking at the repetition in the story and describing the settings using adjectives.
P.E. days will be as follows:
Monday and Friday
Monday and Tuesday
Tuesday and Thursday
Please could you check that your P.E kits all fit as some children have said that their shoes are too small. Also, please ensure that your child has warm clothes in their bags as one of the sessions each week will be outside.
We have been looking at our families and how life was similar and different when our parents and grandparents were our age. Next week will be talking about toys that our parents and grandparents played with. Please talk to your child about how life has changed since you were 6 or 7.
In RE we are learning about our family, for example, where we were born, what languages we speak and what celebrations we take part in. It would be useful if your child knew some information about your family which they could share in class.
We will be launching our spellings next week and times tables in a few weeks. In the meantime, please feel free to practise number bonds to 10, 20, 50 and 100,
e.g. 1 + 9 = 10.
12 + 8 = 20
20 + 30 = 50
30 + 70 = 100
52 + 48 = 100
Please ensure you are reading with your child 5 times a week.
The children are all settling in very well and we are very pleased with how they are getting on so far.
Mrs McMurdo, Mr Davies, Mrs Evans, Mrs Kenny, Mrs Webb