2KP have loved learning about Pirates this term. They had such fun learning about floating and sinking, making under the sea collages and all the activities on Pirate Day! They have even continued their learning at home and completed some super projects. Well done Pirates!
Children in Year 1 and 2 were super scientists in You-time today and made incredible Lava Lamps. They learnt that oil and water are not good friends so seperate when added together! The children loved adding different sized Alka- Seltzer tablets to investigate the reaction they made. At the end we turned off the lights and used torches to see the bubbles glow. Well done!
Another very busy week in Year 2, we have been creating our ocean collages. We used lots of different techniques and textures to create our colourful art work. We have learned to work as part of a team and cooperate on our designs. We can’t wait to see the finished piece when all the classes put their art together.
In Maths, we have continued our place value topic and moved on to using what we have learned to solve problems. We have worked systematically and used logic to help us.
In Literacy, we have started our very own Pirate Pete story, creating a new character and setting. We were all very excited to design our new pirates, some of which sound very scary! We are looking forward to using these in our new story.
Have a great weekend and thank you for your continued support.
Dates to remember:
Non-Uniform day- 9.10.18
Pirate Day- 10.10.18
Parent- teacher conferences- 9/10.10.18
2AM class assembly-11.10.18
End of term-12.10.18
Ah haaaaaa, me hearties!! What a swashbuckling week we’ve had in pirate territory (Year 2)!
In Literacy, we have been using our text maps from our model text to re-write the story of Pirate Pete which will lead into us innovating our very pwn pirate stories! We have been looking at the ‘ou’, ‘ow’ and ‘wh’ sounds, both practising reading and writing words and sentences with these sounds.
In Maths, we have been continuing with number sequences and even challenged ourselves with reasoning and problem solving using the correct mathematical vocabulary and our newly learnt knowledge and understanding.
We have had an Art focus in Topic this week, where the children have learnt different collage techniques. The looked at Henri Matisse’s ‘Polynesia Sea’ and used it as inspiration for their own pieces, using cut-outs. They worked collaboratively to design a section that will fit into our huge Year 2 ocean art display – keep your eyes peeled for the result after the half term!
Have a wonderful weekend!
4th October – Farmer’s Market
9th October – Noo-Uniform day
9th and 10th October – Parents’ evening
11th October – 2AM class assembly
12th October – Break up for Half Term
We have had another great week in Year 2 and continuing to enjoy our topic, Pirates!
In Geography the children have been looking at maps to identify human and physical features. They have then used this to make their own pirate maps, they enjoyed deciding where the treasure will be hidden!
In Literacy Year 2 have been busy learning the Pirate Pete story. They have learnt some of the story off by heart and had fun thinking of actions to accompany it. They loved using the App PuppetPals to make an animation and recorded a voice over of the story. It was great to watch them and listen to the children speaking with expression and even sound effects!
In Science Year 2 have began to investigate what floats and sinks to predict what material will be best to make a toy pirate ship. Thank you for all bringing in plastic bottles to help with this, your support is very much appreciated.
In Maths the children have been continuing learning about place value and comparing numbers. They have been working hard on reasoning and problem solving questions and have really impressed us with their detailed explanations, well done Year 2.
We are looking forward to another action packed week next week where the children will be busy with a very exciting art project!
We hope you have a great weekend.
From the Year 2 team.