What a fantastic week!

English

In English this week, we have been learning our Florence Nightingale biography. The children have been using actions and role play to help them the remember the sequence of the biography and I have been so impressed with how much they know about Florence Nightingale.

Here are some pictures of the children rehearsing our biography!

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Maths

In maths this week, we have been counting, multiplying and dividing using our knowledge of our 5 times tables. We started the week counting forwards and backwards in 5’s and then moved on to multiplying and dividing by 5.  We have been showing our working out too and this has been helping us solve the problems accurately. Here are some examples of the children’s fabulous work!

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Charley’s work

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Skye’s work

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Jamie. Jamie has written a fantastic set of facts comparing hospitals today to hospitals in the past. His presentation is always fantastic and he really takes time to always ensure that his handwriting is perfect! Great work Jamie!

J Hill

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Wayne. Wayne has tried extra hard this week in all of his independent work and he is a fantastic role model for our class. He is always ready to learn and is always helping others. Great work Wayne.

W Beech 2

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Welcome back

Welcome back after our first half term:)

I hope that you all had a great holiday and are looking forward to all of the exciting things that this term has to bring.

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English

In English this week, the children have been writing biographies as this is the text type that we are going to be focusing on this term. Whilst I was off, the children created a biography about myself. They came up with lots of facts about me as a class and created a mind map to help them plan their biography. Then they had a go at writing without any assistance. I was blown away by the children’s work. They were fantastic and they remembered so much about me. I especially liked the pictures that the children drew and the adjectives they used to describe me:)

Here are some fantastic examples of the children’s work below.

IMG_0698[1]Lacey Brown’s work

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Heidi Price’s work

Maths

In maths this week, we have been dividing by 2. The children have worked really hard to use the division symbol correctly and have been showing their working out in order to check that their answers are right. We have also been focusing on understanding the importance of division as sharing equally, not just sharing and have been using sweets to demonstrate this (which the kids have loved doing). Here are some examples of the children’s super work!

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James Woodruff’s work.

Topic

Our topic this term focuses on why Florence Nightingale and Martin Luther King are important? We have started our Florence Nightingale topic this week and the children have loved it! We have looked at the Victorian period and how things were different back then. The children found out about the Crimean war and we watched a video which gave us lots of information about Florence Nightingale and the important things that she did. Below is the video that the children watched:)

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Hannah. Hannah has been trying really hard to improve her handwriting by making it smaller and neater. She wrote a fantastic biography using super adjectives and I am so proud of the progress that she has made. Great work Hannah, keep it up!

H Conway

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Rosie. Rosie has been trying really hard in her independent work this week and her efforts have not gone unnoticed. She has a fantastic attitude to learning and is a delight to teach:)  Great work Rosie! Well deserved:)

R Price Clayborough

Have a lovely half term!

Harvest festival

Thank you so much to parents, carers and adults for coming to watch our harvest assembly on Thursday morning. Despite some technical difficulties, the children sang beautifully. They have worked really hard and I definitely think that we have some future X factor stars in the making.

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Maths

This week in maths, we have been practicing counting in twos. I was amazed by how much the children had remembered from out lessons last year. They have become very confident with counting in 2’s both forwards and backwards.

We have also been multiplying by 2 and have been writing multiplication calculations using the x and = signs. The children have done fantastically. They are starting to use multiplication more confidently and solve calculations involving multiplication which is fantastic! Some examples of the children’s work are below.

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Wayne’s work

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James’ work

English

In English this week, the children have been learning about verbs and adverbs. We have been looking at different verbs and using adverbs to help describe them and make our sentences more interesting. We then used adverbs to improve the sentences from our tortoise and hare fable. Below are some examples of the children’s work!

Sam sat on the wall.

Sam sat on the wall patiently.

 

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Paige’s work

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Billy’s work.

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is James Ferguson. James has been trying really hard to work more independently. His Maths and English work has been fantastic and he has made great progress already this year. Super work James! Well done:)

J Ferguson

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Billy. Billy has been trying really hard to improve his handwriting and he wrote some fantastic sentences using verbs and adverbs. Excellent work Billy! Keep it up!

B O'Brien

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

On Tuesday, we all went to church and performed our harvest festival song. The children were fantastic. They sang beautifully and we are looking forward to performing to parents next Thursday along with Year 1 and F2.

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English

This week in English, we have been learning the tortoise and the hare fable.

We have had lots of fun using drama this week in order to remember the sequence of the fable. I was so impressed with all of the children. They really embraced the characters and put 100% effort in. I even had a bit of fun being the hare in the story. Here are some photos of the children performing their role plays in front of the class.

Maths

This week in maths, we have been measuring length and height. The children have had lots of fun using metre sticks and rulers. We have also been ordering lengths and heights. Here are some pictures of the children. We ordered ourselves into height order from shortest to tallest without any talking. I was very impressed that the children did it so quickly without making a sound!

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Writer of the week 

Writer of the week this week is Harrison. Harrison works hard in everything he does! He has been focusing on trying to make his handwriting neater and I have been so impressed with his determination to make his handwriting neat in everything he does. His tortoise and the hare writing this week was beautifully presented and joined. Great work Harrison!!

H Orange


Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Skye. Skye has been working super hard in her independent work. She has blown me away in both Maths and English this week and her enthusiasm to learn is fantastic! Excellent work Skye:) Keep it up:)

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I’m gonna let it shine!

Harvest festival

This week year 2 have been practicing hard for their harvest festival. A link to the song is below so that the children can practice again at home as we will be performing in church on Tuesday. I have been holding auditions all this week for solo parts and I have to say it was so so so hard to choose as the children all have beautiful voices. So the only fair way was to pick the boy and girls names out of a hat. So, congratulations to:

Charley, Daniel, Oliver, Ryan, Harrision, Lacey, Ella, Hannah, Paige and Scarlett Precious who will be singing the first verse of the song as a group in church on Tuesday.

English

In English this week, the children have been writing their own version of Cinderella completely independently. They have been using the features of a fairy tale which we have already learnt and have been looking at how we write in paragraphs. I have been blown away by the progress that the children have made from the beginning of the year till now. Examples of the children work will be uploaded on Monday evening as we still need to re-draft in order to make them perfect!

Maths

In maths this week, we have been extending our work on addition and subtraction. The children have been adding a one digit number to a multiple of ten and subtracting a one digit number from a multiple of ten. We have also been using the inverse to solve missing addition and subtraction problems.

____ + 5= 20

____ – 7= 13

5 + ____ = 27

20- ___ = 12

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Scarlett Precious. In year 2 we have been trying really hard to write neatly and join our letters and Scarlett has tried so hard this week to improve her handwriting. She wrote a fantastic fairy tale using paragraphs, expanded noun phrases and speech correctly. Great work Scarlett! Keep it up!

S Precious

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Owen. Owen has been trying really hard in all of his independent work. He has completed all of his work this week completely independently and I am so proud of how much progress he is already making this year. Great work Owen! Well deserved:)

O Johnson

Once upon a time

English

In English this week, we have been extending our adapted story independently and have started getting ready to write our own fairy tale story. We read the Egyptian Cinderella, to see how the story of Cinderella is different in different countries and compared it with our Cinderella story. This gave us some great ideas which we could include in our own story. We also looked at other well known fairy tales and discussed the features of a fairy tale so we know what needs to be included in our own fairy tale when we start writing next week.

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Maths

In maths this week, we have been practicing our addition and subtraction and have been using the addition facts that we already know to help us work out harder addition facts up to 100. I have been so impressed with the children’s work this week, especially as we have started writing in our books, rather than working on sheets and the children’s work looks fantastic.

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Writer of the Week

Writer of the week this week is Charley. Charley has tried really hard this week to persevere with his writing and it has definitely paid off. He wrote a fantastic paragraph completely independently using expanded noun phrases and he used such imaginative ideas to change the plot of the story. Excellent work Charley! Super start!!

C Marshall

 

Pupil of the Week

Pupil of the week this week is Heidi. Heidi has gone above and beyond this week. She has been trying so hard in all of her independent work this week especially in her handwriting and she has also been doing extra work in her spare time which is lovely to see. Excellent work Heidi, keep it up!

Another fantastic week!

Topic

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!

Maths

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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!

A Wilson

 

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!

Getting ready for harvest festival

Harvest Festival

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:)

 

Topic

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.

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English

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!

Maths

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.

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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!

 L Brown

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!

 S Pierce

Welcome back

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!

 

P.E

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.

Homework/ Spellings

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..

 

Maths

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:)

 

 

English

 

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.

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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!

M Thompson

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!!

 J Hill

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!!!

 D Gibson

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:)

K Gonzalez