Year 2

Thursday 21 October
 
Week 7

I can’t believe we have come to the end of the first half-term! The children have worked so hard and have done some fantastic pieces of work. Here’s what we have done this week:

 

RE: We have started our new topic learning about Baptism. The children created some beautiful spiritual art representing God as the light of the world.

 

MADD Days: The children have thoroughly enjoyed the MADD Days this week! Year 2 learnt all about the American Artist, Georgia O’Keeffe. We looked at a range of her paintings and then sketched and painted our own. The children’s paintings were fantastic!

 

Well done for all of the great work you have done this half-term Year 2! Have a lovely half-term.

 

Miss Thomas

Thursday 14th October
 
Week 6

Year 2 have had a brilliant and busy week! Here’s what we’ve been doing:

 

Maths: In Maths this week, we have been using concrete and pictorial representations to subtract 2 two-digit numbers when crossing ten. We have also learnt how to subtract 3 one-digit numbers. The Year 2’s have been working so hard! We have also applied our fluency understanding to solve problem solving and reasoning questions.

 

English: In English this week, we have started our new topic based on instructions. We have read the book, The Pirate Cruncher as a writing stimulus and over the next few lessons, we will be writing a set of instructions to help pirates find their missing treasure.

 

Science: Special visitors came into St Charles’ this week to deliver a scientific workshop to consolidate our learning based on the topic, ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’. We had a fantastic afternoon learning interesting facts about different organisms and habitats.

 

We are so excited to take part in our Commando Joe's Day tomorrow. We have lots of missions and obstacle courses for the Year 2’s to complete! We will have to use communication, teamwork and resilience in order to complete the tasks.

 

Great work this week Year 2. I look forward to our MAD Day activities next week!

Thursday 7th October
 
Week 5

Welcome to Week 5’s blog! Here’s what the children have been doing this week:

 

English: This week, the children have come to the end of their topic based on the text, ‘Flat Stanley’. The children have written two letters from Flat Stanley including all of the features. They have included the address, date, greeting, expanded noun phrases and conjunctions. Mrs Nealings was so impressed with their writing that she gave everyone a headteacher’s award. Well done Year 2!

 

Maths: This week in maths we have moved on from addition to subtraction. The children have been subtracting ones and tens from two-digit numbers using concrete and pictorial representations. We then applied this knowledge when answering reasoning and problem-solving questions.

 

RE: This week in RE, we have been learning about other faiths. We loved discussing interesting facts about Judaism. The children did a great job when learning about the Jewish day of rest, Shabbat.

 

History: In History this week, we have been learning about the significant individual, George Stephenson. The children wrote an information report about who he was and why he was significant.

 

Well done for another great week of learning Year 2!

 

I’m looking forward to Commando Joes next Friday,

 

Miss Thomas

Thursday 30th September
 
Week 4

I can’t believe it’s Week 4 already! Here’s what Year 2 have achieved this week:

 

English: In English this week, we have started a new topic exploring a new text and a new genre! We have explored a range of letters and discussed their features. We have also introduced our new text, ‘Flat Stanley’. We have enjoyed reading the first few chapters and we are excited to write our own letters from the perspective of Flat Stanley.

 

Maths: In Maths this week, we have started our new topic based on Addition. So far, we have recapped on our previous learning of number bonds to 20 and number bonds to 100. Then we moved on to adding ones and tens to two-digit numbers using concrete materials. We are moving on to subtraction next week!

 

Science: In Science this week, we have taken part in another scientific enquiry. The children have explored different microhabitats to see which habitat has the most minibeasts. The children have made predictions and evaluated their findings. We had great fun exploring the different habitats!

 

RE: In RE this week, we have come to the end of our topic based on, ‘Beginnings’. We celebrated our learning journey by taking part in a Class Liturgy. The children were very thoughtful and shared some lovely prayers with the group.

 

Tomorrow is World Multiplication Day and we are really looking forward to taking part in the competition across school!

 

Well done for all of your hard work Year 2!

Miss Thomas

Thursday 23rd September
 
Week 3

Another busy yet wonderful week for the Year 2’s. Here’s what we’ve been doing:

 

English: In English this week, we have come to the end of our fiction topic based on the text, ‘The Pirate Next Door’. The children have written fantastic stories describing how the character felt when the pirates moved in next door. The children have done a fantastic job when adding expanded noun phrases and conjunctions to their writing. Well done Y2!

Science: In Science this week, we have enjoyed a visit to the forest school area to explore what living-things we can find in a range of micro-habitats. We made lots of observations about the creatures and discussed why we found many of the bugs under rocks and logs. The children loved visiting forest school and we look forward to our next visit!

RE: The children have been very thoughtful when learning about beginnings. On Wednesday, we read different psalms, discussed the meaning behind them and then wrote our own psalm. We then explored the beauty and wonder all around us and listed ways in which we can help the world to remain full of awe and wonder.

This week, we re-launched house points across school. We are so excited for the St Charles’ Elections to take place tomorrow so that we can vote for our House Captains! Well done to all of the Year 6s taking part.

 

Well done for another great week Year 2!

 

Miss Thomas 

Thursday 16th September
 
Week 2

Year 2 have had another great week. Here’s what we’ve been doing:

 

Maths: In Maths this week, we have been continuing our Place Value topic. We have been partitioning in different ways, ordering numbers and comparing numbers. We have also made different representations of two-digit numbers and compared them.

 

English: In English this week, we have started our fiction topic based on the book, ‘The Pirate Next Door’. The children have been including expanded noun phrases in their writing to describe both the characters and the different settings in the story. I can’t wait to read their final piece!

 

History: This week we have continued our topic learning about our local area. We have compared photographs from the past and the present and discussed both the similarities and differences between them. We then ordered key events on a timeline to show when certain buildings were built in Newcastle.

 

Well done Year 2!

 

Miss Thomas 

Thursday 9th September
 
Welcome back!
 

Welcome back Everyone!

 

It is so lovely to have all the children back in school. We have really missed them! The Year 2’s have done some fantastic work this week. Here’s what we’ve been doing:  

 

RE: In RE this week, we have started our new topic learning about beginnings. We discussed the different beginnings that we have each had and then we learnt all about the beginning of the world and God’s creation. We then made some beautiful spiritual art with watercolours and oil pastels.

 

English: In English this week, we have explored a range of pirate poems. We have annotated the features of different styles of poetry and described the characters using adjectives. We can’t wait to write our own pirate poems tomorrow!

 

Maths: In maths this week, we have started our place value topic. We have been using concrete resources to recognise the tens and ones in a two-digit number and we have also been learning about how to write numbers in words. We are learning how to partition numbers next week!

 

It has been lovely getting to know all of the children this week and I can’t wait to see all of their great work this year!

 

See you on Monday,

Miss Thomas

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