WB 27th June 2022
This week in humanities we have compiled all our learning together about the Isle of Struay.
In class we made a leaflet to encourage people to go to the island, by dividing the information into 4 sections: Human features, Physical features, Jobs and Travel.
We covered physical features, which includes the beach and mountains. Human features, which included the lighthouse and the shops. Jobs included, teachers and farmers and the travel section included boats and planes. The pupils also used images to make it more eye-catching.
WB 13th June 2022
This week, in Year 2, we have been revising our multiplication and division knowledge. Year 2 are becoming much more confident with applying our multiplication and division facts. The children have been choosing their own methods to solve problems. In class, children are now thinking about how to check their answer using inverse.
WB 6th June 2022
Today in science, in Year 2, the children explored seeds. We then looked at different types of seeds and even dissected our own seeds! Then in groups we then decided how to group seeds. Some of the children grouped them by colour, size or shape.
WB 16th May 2022
This week in Year 2, in Humanities, we have been learning about famous people. We looked at Florence Nightingale and explored why she is a significant figure in history. We enjoyed exploring her life, why she is famous and how she changed history. With our new knowledge, we wrote a diary about when she went to the Crimean War to nurse the wounded soldiers. We found it fascinating that she saved so many lives and why she became known as ‘The Lady with the Lamp’. We think it is important to remember Florence Nightingale as she is remembered for making changes to nursing and showing people that nursing was a very important job.
WB 9th May 2022
This week in English, in Year 2, we have been learning all about the Highway Rat. We read the story by Julia Donaldson, created a story map, did some acting and even wrote a wanted poster. We used adjectives and questions within our work.
WB 3rd May 2022
Last week at the zoo, we learned all about animals and how they have adapted to suit the environment. We then did some more research about how animals suit their environment, and we then wrote a report about them and even used subheadings!
WB 25th March 2022
In Year 2, in Humanities, we have been learning about famous people. We learned all about Neil Armstrong and why he is famous. Then we explored his life and put together a timeline. We watched the original moon landing and also explored how he might be feeling.
WB 19th April 2022
In Year 2, in Humanities, we have been looking at famous people. We discussed what it means to be famous, why people become famous and thought of as many famous people as we could. We then looked at this picture:
We found out that it was Neil Armstrong by researching. We then generated questions and researched the answers. If you could ask Neil Armstrong a question what would it be?
WB 28th March 2022
In Year 2, in Art, we have been looking at collages. We have studied the work of Nancy Standlee and explored different materials that we could use. We then drew a hummingbird and created a collage using the style of Nancy Standlee. Some of these were our favourites. Which one do you like?
WB 21st March 2022
In Year 2 this week, in English, we have been looking at the Dragon Slayer. First we watched the short film. We were inspired by the way that the Dragon Slayer was fearless at the start yet he has a change of heart when he realises he has slayed the mother of a baby dragon. We wrote a character description about how he looks, what weapons he has and his change in personality. If you want to feel inspired to write too here is the link: Dragonslayer - THE LITERACY SHED.
WB 14th March 2022
In science this week, in Year 2, we have been learning about life cycles. We discussed what a life cycle was, compared different life cycles and looked in detail about the life cycle of a chicken. We were fascinated to find out that a chicken can live for up to 10 years! Then we ordered the images of a life cycle and wrote about each stage. What other life cycles can you find out about? If you would like to find out more about life cycles have a look on this link: The life cycle of animals - BBC Bitesize.
WB 7th March 2022
This week in English, in Year 2, we have been looking at persuasion. We discussed how to use persuasive language, repeating our main ideas and the use of rhetorical questions. We then looked at a range of persuasive texts and explored which one was the most persuasive. As a class, we decided that we would come up with some convincing arguments for gaining five minutes extra play. Some children even suggested that they needed extra play because scientists say that it is better for children. We definitely have some very convincing children in Year 2! What do you think?