In topic this week, we have been doing some science. We discussed the different types of weather and learnt some instructions for how to make a rain gauge. We then followed these instructions and in groups made our own rain gauges so that we can measure the rainfall each day next week. The kids loved the practical activity and Katalina and Scarlett.t even made some of their own rain gauges at home and brought them in to show the class!
In maths this week, we have been describing the properties of 2D shapes including lines of symmetry and have then been drawing 2D shapes. I have been really impressed with how well the children have drawn the shapes and how they have used a ruler to ensure that their drawings are accurate. Here are some examples of the children’s fantastic work!!!
Lacey Brown and Harrison Orange’s work.
Writer of the week
Writer of the week this week is Annabelle. This week Annabelle has been working extra hard on her writing. After completing her story map for our adapted Cinderella story, I asked her to see if she could write the opening of our story without any help. I was so impressed, she wrote the whole of the opening remembering all the details and even included a title. It was beautifully presented too! Great work Annabelle, keep it up!
Pupil of the week
Pupil of the week this week is Jada. Jada is always ready to learn and is so polite which is lovely to see. I have been so impressed with her independent work this week as she has tried extra hard to work more independently in both Maths and English! Great work Jada, you’re a super star!
Harvest festival is just round the corner and the children have been learning the song ‘let it shine.’ If the children want to practice the song is below:)
Over the last few weeks, we have started our topic which focuses on our local area.
We have looked at the United Kingdom, the countries that are part of it and their capital cities. We have also looked at different places and have discussed the differences between a village, town and a coastal area. We have looked at the different features of these places and the children correctly identified that Royston is a village.
This week in English, we have started changing our Cinderella story. As a class, we have changed some of the characters and parts of the plot in the story and have been using actions to help us remember all of the new parts. The children had great fun learning the story and performing it! Here are some photos below of the children working hard!
This week in maths, we have been looking at addition and subtraction and practicing using the inverse to solve missing addition and subtraction number problems. As always, the kids have been fantastic and have worked really hard all week.
We also started looking at 2D shapes and have been describing their properties. There is a link to a song below which we have been singing to help us remember the name and properties of each 2D shape.
Writer of the Week
Writer of the week this week is Lacey. This week we have been learning how to add extra detail to our sentences in order to make them more interesting. Lacey wrote some fantastic expanded noun phrases about the characters in our Cinderella story and each one was beautifully presented. Great work Lacey! Keep it up!
Pupil of the week
Pupil of the week this week is Sophie. Sophie always works hard and is always ready to learn. She has done some fantastic Maths and English work this week and she is a great role model for our year 2 class! Great work Sophie, Well done!
Welcome back after a lovely 6 weeks off I have missed the children so much and they have already impressed me so much over the last two weeks. I can’t believe how much they have grown too!
Year 2 P.E days are now Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon. Please make sure your children bring P.E kits and take their ear rings out otherwise they won’t be able to join in.
Spellings and homework will be given out on a Friday. A spelling test will be done every Friday afternoon. Don’t worry about bringing their spelling sheets back in. They are for the children to practice with at home ready for their test..
This week in maths we have been working really hard on addition and subtraction. We have been using Numicon and number lines to help us solve addition and subtraction problems and I have been amazed with how well all of the children have done. We have also been practicing our times tables songs and counting up to 100. The links are below if the children would like to practice at home:)
In English this week, we have been sequencing the story of Cinderella and writing sentences from the story independently. We have also been rehearsing the story each day to ensure that we remember the story really well as next week we will be adapting the story. Here are some pictures of the children rehearsing the story in their groups.
Last weeks writer of the week
Last week’s writer of the week was Molly. She wrote a fantastic story without any assistance, using all the correct grammar and punctuation. Her work was beautifully presented and I was so impressed with her first piece of writing in year 2. Super work Molly. Keep it up!
Last week’s pupil of the week
Last week’s pupil of the week was Jamie. I was amazed with Jamie’s perseverance and independence when completing his independent work last week. His behavior has been sublime and he has continued trying really hard again this week. Great work Jamie!!
Writer of the week
Writer of the week this week is Daniel. Daniel wrote a fantastic description about his favourite character in Matilda. He used so many different adjectives and went into lots of detail about the character of Bruce from the story. I also loved his picture of Bruce with chocolate all over his face. Super work Daniel!!!
Pupil of the week
Pupil of the week this week is Katalina. I have been super impressed with Katalina’s independent work this week. She has knuckled down and tried so hard in everything that we have done this week and I have definitely noticed. She is a great role model for our year 2 class. Keep it up Katalina:)