Mrs Lontay  – Year 2

Spring 2018

Termly Overview Spring 2018

Week beginning 5th February 2018

This week in P.E. we have been very busy supporting each other to perform sequences which include Ball, Tall and Wall shapes.

In D.T. we have been working hard on our hot air balloons. We have been weaving paper for the baskets and painting our paper mache balloons to match our original designs.

Then in maths, we have been learning about block diagrams. Some of us constructed block diagrams, to show our favourite colours using multilink and others of us chose to use information about superheroes, safari animals and creatures under the sea to create block diagrams. Some of us also wrote questions that could be answered using the information but these are in our maths books.

Week beginning 29th January 2018

This week in English, we have been using the book ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker to support our learning. The book has also given us the inspiration to write our own adventure stories which we began planning in a picture format on Friday morning. Writing is next week!

We have also been busy in Maths, learning about tally charts and pictograms.

In history, we have been learning about Amy Johnson, a famous British pilot who was the first woman to fly solo to Australia. We all enjoyed carrying out research to complete our fact files. Amy, in our class, also drew a lovely picture of her plane.

Week beginning 22nd January 2018

After learning limericks written by other poets, this week we had a go at writing some of our own in our English lessons. Some of us used limerick starters and others of us chose to write from scratch. We also had the opportunity to word process and illustrate our work which was also fun.

 

In our Computer lessons with Mrs Bowen, we have been busy learning about e-safety and creating our own booklets.

 

Week beginning 15th January 2018

This week we have been very busy working on our division skills in maths, and learning about the relationship between multiplication and division. Some of us enjoyed using practical resources to support our learning, others preferred to draw groupings, and some of us used our multiplication knowledge and mental maths skills. We all had fun though and were proud of our successes.

In Science, we have been learning about life-cycles. We really enjoyed watching a video of the life-cycle of a butterfly before making life-cycle wheels and drawing the life cycle ourselves. We also worked hard to write explanations of the life-cycle of a frog.

In English, we have been learning about the work of Edward Lear and have been learning the poem The Owl and the Pussy Cat. We also enjoyed having the opportunity to add drama to the poem. Next week we hope to write some limericks also in the style of Edward Lear. Some of the ones we have read by him were really funny!

Week beginning 8th January 2018

This week we have been very busy improving our multiplication skills in Maths.

We are getting really good at interpreting and drawing arrays to help us solve problems.

 

In our English lessons, we have enjoyed learning how to write a haiku.

Although each one only has three lines, it was quite challenging following

the pattern of syllables needed 5-7-5. Haiku’s are often written about nature so we decided to write ours about winter. We hope you like them.

 

Autumn 2017

Rabbit Autumn Overview 2017

Week beginning 11th December 2017

Christmas Production – ‘A Little Bird Told Me’

This week Ladybirds, Hedgehogs and Rabbits have performed their Christmas nativity ‘A Little Bird Told Me’. Each performance was fabulous; the children danced and sang beautifully and we were very proud of everyone.

Week beginning 4th December 2017

This week in Maths, we have continued to develop our knowledge, skills and understanding of money.

In English, we have been writing instructions on how to make Paper Snowflakes. We really enjoyed the practical part when we got to make them too. Especially the decorating bit at the end when we got to use the glitter glue! They all look super hanging up in our classroom.

We have also been busy improving our sewing skills, making colourful felt Christmas tree decorations.

Week beginning 27th November 2017

This week in Maths, we have been very busy counting money, both coins and notes.

Then in Geography, we have been discovering Welsh landmarks. These are some of the postcards we have written.

Christmas Craft Morning We had lots of fun this morning making Christmas decorations to decorate the school. Some parents came in to help and the whole school mixed up and worked together to make fabulous Christmas wreaths and hanging trees. Please click here for photos from the morning.

P.S.H.E (Anti-Bullying Week)

It has been Anti-Bullying week. We have enjoyed many activities to help us understand our role in combatting bullying in the world around us. We all joined together in an assembly at the end of the week to share what we have learnt about Bullying and how we can help. Click here to see photos from our end of week celebration assembly.

Week beginning 20th November 2017

To celebrate the end of our Castle topic today Rabbit and Hedgehog classes have enjoyed a banquet!

Everyone was dressed up! We all looked great as princesses, kings, princes, knights and jesters!

We enjoyed some entertainment. Hedgehog class performed a fabulous dance! They then taught it to Rabbit Class.

Week Beginning 13th November 2017

This week in maths we have been learning to add two 2-digit numbers. We looked at several methods and then chose our own preferred method to complete our work. We all worked extremely hard!

In Geography, we have been learning about England and enjoyed researching interesting facts to include in our exciting posters.

Week Beginning 6th November 2017

This week in maths we have been learning to add two 2-digit numbers. We looked at several methods and then chose our own preferred method to complete our work. We all worked extremely hard!

In Geography, we have been learning about England and enjoyed researching interesting facts to include in our exciting posters.

Week Beginning 31st October 2017

This week we have been very busy learning about sentences.

We started the week learning to recognise four types of sentence: Statement, Question, Command and Exclamation sentence. We had lots of fun sorting fairy tale sentences into the correct categories.

Then we learnt about the structure of statements. We had to identify the subject, verb, and object/complement. We then wrote our own sentences with a partner using a different colour paper for each part.

Next we learnt about questions. We really enjoyed turning statements from a text about pets into questions for others to answer.

Then after all our hard work we had some relaxation, using pastels to draw exciting firework pictures.

Week Beginning 16th October 2017

This week we having been very busy learning to add multiples of ten to a two digit number.

We have enjoyed following dance to routines in between writing our own versions of Hansel and Gretel. Having a short break now and then really helped us to concentrate.

We have also been working hard to improve our handwriting.

Week Beginning 9th October 2017

In Rabbit Class this week, we have enjoyed making our model castles. They look really super now they have been painted and we have added the finishing touches.

 

In English we have been reading the story of Hansel and Gretel. We particularly enjoyed retelling the story ourselves with the use of stick puppets. We have also been learning about contractions and used the story to help us put them into context within sentences.

Our next task is to become authors ourselves and write our own versions of the tale.

Week Beginning 2nd October 2017

This week we have been very busy learning about number families in our maths lessons.

In English, we have enjoyed sorting sentences from fairy tales and joining them with subordinating conjunctions to make extended sentences.

Week Beginning 25th September 2017

In our Design and Technology lesson, we have been busy designing model castles.

We are all looking forward to the construction part next.

Week Beginning 18th September 2017

This week in English, we have begun learning about expanded nouns phrases.

We have enjoyed using a thesaurus to find suitable adjectives, and we have all tried hard to include these in our writing to make it more exciting. We especially liked writing about ‘Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights’ our current Class Book.

In Maths, we have been using our knowledge of number and place value to order numbers in different representations.

Week Beginning 11th September 2017

This week, in history, we have enjoyed interviewing each other for jobs in a castle. We were surprised how many different jobs there were. None of us fancied being a Gong Farmer though!

In our science lesson, we carried an investigation to find the most absorbent material for mopping up split water.

We tested a range of materials such as micro-fibre cloths, dishcloths, types of paper towel, normal paper and kitchen roll,  and carried out our research using a variety of methods.

However, we all reached the same conclusion – ‘Expensive hand towel paper’ was the most absorbent material.

Week Beginning 5th September 2017

In Rabbit Class this week, we have been very busy learning about place value. We enjoyed working with a partner to create 2-digit numbers in a visual form and then record the value of each digit.

We have also been practising our cursive letter formation and enjoying a speaking and listening activity where we had to follow instructions to colour a picture.