17th May 2019
This week the children have been very busy planning out and writing their own Harry and His Bucketful of Dinosaurs adventure story. I am very excited to read the finished stories.
In Art the children have been looking at the work Henri Matisse. Year 2 have been comparing how he used colour in his different pieces of art work and talked about what they could see in his pictures. They have enjoyed drawing pictures in the style of Matisse and created some brilliant pieces of art.
10th May 2019
This week the children have enjoyed finding out all about different types of dinosaurs. We are continuing to enjoy our class story 'Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs.'
In Maths we are looking at halves, quarters and thirds.
If you could talk to your child about these when perhaps sharing things, apples, pizza etc. this would help them with their understanding.
3rd May 2019
This week Year 2 have enjoyed the start of the 'Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs' topic in English.
Year 2 have continued to work hard in Maths. They have started some new work on Fractions and they have been fantastic so far with all the children making good progress.
Well done Year 2!
5th April 2019
This week Year 2 have had lots of fun making their Easter cards for the competition.
On Wednesday we all went to church to celebrate our Easter service. The service went well with the children really enjoying their songs.
I hope everyone enjoys their Easter break and comes back refreshed and ready to work hard.
29th March 2019
Year 2 have been working hard, practising for their SATS.
They really enjoyed the water safety assembly learning all about how to stay safe around water.
Extra playtime on Friday for fantastic attendance was made even better with the super sunshine! Lets hope we win again soon.
22nd March 2019
This week have continued to read our class novel ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’. We have been using the story to write instructions of how to catch chickens. We have been learning how to tell the time in Maths and have been practising how to tell the time to five minute intervals. We have been retelling the story of Palm Sunday in R.E. We are continuing to practise our cursive handwriting and have been making steady progress.
15th March 2019
This week have continued to work on joining our letters. Although this was tricky at first, we know we will be able to do it with daily practise. In English, we have started our new class novel – Fantastic Mr Fox. We have been retelling the story and using the story as a starting point for our very own narrative. In Maths, we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. We can identify the number of sides and vertices of 2D shapes and the number of faces, edges and vertices of 3D shapes.
8th March 2019
This week in English we have been learning how to write in the past and present tense. We have been continuing to learn about fractions in Maths. On Tuesday, we enjoyed pretending to be robots as we learned how to give directions using half and quarter turns clockwise and anti-clockwise.
1st March 2019
This week we have been learning about fractions of shapes and amounts ready for the upcoming SATs tests. We have looked at halves, quarters and thirds and how to calculate these to solve problems. In R.E. we have been learning Easter, Easter symbols and what they mean. In Science we have been making predictions and talking about what plants need to grow. We have been working very hard to improve our handwriting as we have started to join our letters.
15th February 2019
This week in Year 2 we have been learning all about Jesus healing the paralysed man. We discussed how everybody wanted to see Jesus so the paralysed man had to be lowered down through the roof. We retold the story and explored the range of emotions from the crowd, Jesus and the man. In English, we have been using coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to retell the story of Little Red Riding Hood and have been mixing up our traditional tales to write a tale with a twist.
Have a lovely half-term break.
8th February 2019
We have had a very busy week in Year 2 this week. We have been planting our own seeds and watching them as they grow. We have been continuing to practise our 2,3,5, and 10 times tables and we have been using our multiplication knowledge to divide. We have been learning all about adverbs in Phonics and English sessions.
1st February 2019
This week we have been very busy learning how to divide. We are beginning to write division number sentences and use the maths equipment and jottings to work these out on our own. In English, we have been learning about nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs and how to us them to make a super sentence. We have been practising our times tables during 5 a day and we have been practising our handwriting and spellings through our weekly dictation sessions.
25th January 2019
This week we have been looking at a range of traditional tales and exploring the features of the text. In topic, we have enjoyed learning about transport though the years. We found out that in 1895, there were only 14 or 15 cars in the UK. We went outside and used tally charts to record how many cars, buses, motorbikes, lorries and bicycles passed school in 10 minutes. We used our data to make comparisons.
Well done to everyone who has started the 100 day challenge! Keep it up!
18th January 2019
This week we have been working very hard in Maths to learn and recall our 2 and 10 times tables. Don’t forget to practice at home. In science, we have been looking at the life cycle of a plant and what plants need to grow and survive and in English, we have been learning how to write using co-ordinating conjunctions of ‘and’, ‘but’ and ‘or’ and have been working hard to put these in our writing. We have also been looking at how life has changed in Wigan over the past 100 years and we have plotted some key dates on a timeline.
11th January 2019
This week in Maths we have been learning about multiplication. We have started to practice our 2 times table every day and soon we will be learning the 3, 5 and 10 times tables in preparation for SATs. In English, we have started our traditional tales topic and this week we have been focusing on ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. We had to decide who was the real villain in the story and why to write a character description using adjectives.
21st December 2018
This week we have been very busy preparing and performing in the Advent Service and the Afternoon Concert. On Wednesday, we enjoyed the pantomime and enjoyed becoming news readers to report on the naughty elf’s actions. On Friday, we had our Christmas party and golden time. We all enjoyed coming to school in our own clothes, playing games and eating treats.
On behalf of the Year 2 staff, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
14th December 2018
We have had a very exciting week in Year 2. On Monday, we found flour all around the classroom. In the flour we saw small footprints and a snow angel. We set up an Ipod to record the classroom at night and every day we have been checking to see what has happened. We have identified the suspect as an elf/gnome. We have written wanted posters and we have presented news reports. What will they do next?
7th December 2018
This week we have been very busy practising for the Advent Service in church and the Afternoon Concert in school. We have been learning all of the songs for the nativity and we are nearly word perfect. We have talked about the importance of each character and remembered that Christmas is not all about presents and treats, but the greatest gift of all, Jesus Christ. We were visited by Hawkley Hall High School’s Brass Band, who helped us get into the festive spirit by performing some well-loved carols. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer was our favourite.
30th November 2018
This week in Year 2 we have been learning how to subtract a two-digit number from another two-digit number (E.G. 42 – 19 =_). We wrote instructions of how to work these calculations out together. We have learned that we take away the ones first, then the tens. If there are not enough ones, we need to exchange one ten for ten ones. Then we can work it out. We enjoyed the science show on Tuesday and a few of us joined in the with demonstrations. In science lessons, we have been learning about reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, invertebrates (including insects) and fish and we have been sorting animals into the different groups.
23rd November 2018
In Year 2 we have enjoyed learning how to count different amounts of money and how to count in 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s and 20s. On Monday, we made paper aeroplanes in our reading lesson. We read the instructions independently. It was very tricky! We have been practising our spellings EVERY DAY during our spelling challenge.
16th November 2018
This week we have been talking about bullying and what to do if you think you or your friend is being bullied. We talked about how we could choose respect and kindness when we are in the classroom, outside at play-time or at home. The children enjoyed learning the ‘Choose Respect’ song by CBeebies’ Andy and the Odd Socks and enjoyed wearing their odd socks and yellow for Children in Need. The children have also been working extra hard to form letters correctly when completing this week’s spelling challenge.
9th November 2018
Year 2 have had lots of fun investigating how polar bears keep warm in the artic. We discussed the adaptations of the polar bears to their environment and most of us predicted that it was their lovely thick fur that kept them warm. We tested this by wearing a woolly glove and dipping our hands in ice water. When we all agreed that the gloves did not keep our hands warm, we talked about the extra fat that polar bears have. We then put on a plastic glove and put our hands inside a plastic bag filled with vegetable fat and dipped our hands in the water again. We concluded that it is the extra fat which keeps the polar bear warm.
2nd November 2018
This week in Year 2 we have been working hard adding 2 digit numbers together.
We have been busy writing instructions to make a sandwich.