Mrs Lontay  – Year 2

Autumn 2017

Rabbit Autumn Overview 2017

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.