Mrs Lontay – Year 2

Spring 2019

Rabbit Overview Spring 2019

Week beginning 18th March 2019

This week in Maths, we have been learning to measure in cm and m. We have also been comparing lengths and working  hard with a learning partner to solve a variety of problems involving measurement.

In computing, with Mrs Bowen, we really enjoyed making our animations.

Week beginning 25th March 2019

In Science, we have been exploring the properties of everyday materials. We enjoyed investigating to see which materials could be squashed, bent, twisted or stretched.

Week beginning 11th March 2019

This week in Maths we have continued to secure our knowledge of fractions.

Then in English we have been drafting a piece of writing about our exciting visit to the ‘Pop Up Planetarium’.

Week beginning 4th March 2019

This week we have enjoyed learning about the Great Fire of London. Here we are sequencing key events.

We also enjoyed World Book Day – Our costumes look fantastic!

Week beginning 25th February 2019

In Science this week, we have been investigating the absorbency of paper, finding out which sort would be best to mop up spillages.

 

In Computing, we enjoyed making flipbooks with Mrs Bowen.

Week beginning 11th February 2019

In Maths this week, Rabbit Class have been busy learning about vertical lines of symmetry.

Then in P.E. Rabbit Class had lots of fun practicing balancing on 1, 2, 3 or 4 points of contact.

They really enjoyed having all the equipment out too!

Week beginning 4th February 2019

This week Rabbit class have been busy learning about shape in their Maths lessons.

In English, they have had lots of fun playing around with adverbs and seeing how adverbs can alter a sentence.

Week beginning 28th January 2019

In R.E. this week we have been listening to stories from the Quran. After listening to the story of The Crying Camel, we thought about how the owner treated his camel and how the poor camel might have felt left out in the very hot sun without water. We enjoyed using role play to act out our ideas. The story of The Ants made us think about how important it is to look after tiny creatures too and we enjoyed designing some very special ‘Bug Hotels’.

In English, we have been learning about key features of newspapers. We enjoyed partner work, identifying these. We are now looking forward to writing our own newspaper reports next week.

Week beginning 14th January 2019

We have been very busy in Rabbit Class this week. In English, we have been creating heroes and villains, and writing our own comic strip stories based on Supertato.

In Maths, we have been working hard on our multiplication and division skills and are becoming very confident in drawing and interpreting arrays to help us solve problems.

Then in History, we have been learning about Florence Nightingale and how she brought about changes in nursing practice.

Week beginning 7th January 2019

This week in English, we have been enjoying the story of SUPERTATO! We have made predictions, sharing our ideas about what we thought might happen when he fell into the freezer. We have drawn story maps with a partner and retold the story orally. Then today we have begun to write the story in our own words. Next week, we plan to all write new adventures for the hero!

In science, we have been learning about animal babies. We have been matching animals and their young as well as discovering what the young are called.  We have also learnt to classify oviparous and viviparous animals. (Those animals which hatch from an egg and those which grow inside their mothers and are born).

Autumn 2018

Week beginning 10th December 2018

Christmas with the Aliens!– Wow! What a fantastic production performed by Ladybirds, Hedgehogs and Rabbits! You all performed beautifully and sang your hearts out. What a treat for us all. Well done!

Week beginning 3rd December 2018

This week in English, Rabbit Class have been learning how to write a Haiku. We wrote these ones about winter.

Then in P.E. we have been developing our ball skills: rolling, throwing, catching and defending.

Week beginning 26th November 2018

This week Rabbit Class have been learning to count money, using both pounds and pence.

Week beginning 19th November 2018

This week, as well as practising for our Christmas performance, Rabbit Class have been learning to subtract 2 digit numbers. We are becoming very good and chose which resources, or drawings, we could use to help us.

 

Week beginning 12th November 2018

This week Rabbit Class have been learning about sketch maps. First we discussed a sketch map on the board and practiced giving and following directions. Then we looked at and discussed a map of Stretham, before having a go at drawing our own sketch maps of the area around our school.

Week beginning 5th November 2018

This week Rabbit Class have been learning about World War 1. We particularly enjoyed learning about what life was like for the soldiers in the trenches and produced some super writing on the subject.

 

Week beginning 29th October 2018

We have been very busy in Rabbit Class this week.

In Maths, we have been very successful in learning to add 2 digit and 1 digit numbers and in Science, we have enjoyed learning about Food Chains.

Then in English, we have been using the story ‘The Storm Whale in Winter’ to support our learning. We are becoming experts in identifying expanded noun phrases and have also worked hard to include these in our own writing. We hope you enjoy our descriptions of Noi lost on the ice and our newspaper reports of his recue by The Storm Whale.

 

Week beginning 15th October 2018

This week Rabbit Class have been learning to make moving pictures. We got our inspiration and ideas for our pictures from our learning about the Polar Regions and Mini-beasts.

Week beginning 8th October 2018

This week in R.E. Rabbit Class, we have been learning about the Elephant being a symbol of good luck to people of the Hindu religion. We enjoyed making and decorating our own elephants to remind ourselves of their importance.

Then in Art, we have been learning to blend pastels in order to create super pictures of the Aurora Borealis.

In English, we have been reading, sequencing and retelling the story of Snow White.

Week beginning 1st October 2018

We have been very busy this week learning about Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his expedition to the Antarctic. We have enjoyed writing and answering questions about the trip, and we also wrote some super diary entries, in role.

Then in our science lesson, we visited The Explorers Area in search of mini-beasts. We had a lot of fun and found all sorts of tiny creatures.

Week beginning 24th September 2018

This week in Maths we have been learning to count from any number, in twos, fives and tens.

We have also enjoyed using stick puppets to retell the story of Hansel and Gretel, as part of our English lessons.

Week beginning 17th September 2018

This week in Geography we have been learning about the Polar Regions, discovering similarities and differences. Some of us were really surprised to discover penguins don’t live in the North Pole!

Then in Science, we have been learning about all sorts of other habitats and how animals live in habitats to which they are suited.

Week beginning 10th September 2018

We have been very busy learning about place value in Maths this week. We particularly enjoyed using Mathletics to support our learning.

In Science, we enjoyed sorting and classifying objects under the headings of Living, Once Living and Never Alive. We were very good at the task and could explain what many objects had once been, or had been a part of.

Week beginning 5th September 2018

Rabbit Class have settled quickly into their new class.  They have really enjoyed creating Autumn inspired pictures using seeds.