Year 2

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Get ready for a new story…

We’re just about to discover the resolution to Jan Fearnley’s Mr Wolf and the Enormous Turnip, which means that we’re nearly ready to begin a new story.

This time our author is David Walliams and the illustrator is Tony Ross. Do you know any other stories by David Walliams? Have you seen any illustrations or cartoons by Tony Ross? Did you know that Tony Ross created Little Princess and that he based the character on his daughter?

In this book, we’re going to find out just how annoying it can be when you ‘adopt’ an elephant!

Times Table Rock Stars

https://ttrockstars.com/site/index

Today we introduced ourselves to Times Tables Rock Stars by learning how to find the site, typing in our unique username and entering our individual passwords.

We had to choose our Rock Star name and design our avatar.

We had a quick explore of the site and tomorrow we will have our first Times Table Rock Stars homework.

For the first few weeks, Year 2 will be practising the two times table.  I’ve asked them to complete 20 games over the five day window, and will check who has completed their challenge each Wednesday.

Playing earns coins which can be used to buy your avatar new outfits, hairstyles and instruments.

Look out for the information in your child’s Homework Folder tomorrow night.

Any problems, drop into school and we will help!

What we’re reading…

We know some traditional tales with a wolf… and we’ve read a story about an enormous turnip… but we’ve never read a story where the two come together!

For our first text, we are reading Mr Wolf and the Enormous Turnip by Jan Fearnley.

We’re exploring statement sentences, making sure we use a capital letter at the beginning and sentence punctuation at the end of each sentence.

We have been using the joining word ‘because’ to give a reason and we have also been exploring the impact of using carefully selected adjectives.

Our spelling work has linked closely as we have been generating adjectives with an -er or -est suffix.

We have been using evidence from the text to support our predictions about character and plot.

Ask your child to tell you what’s happened so far!

Investigating Bonds and Related Facts

We have been exploring bonds to ten and using this knowledge to find related facts to 20.

We have used practical equipment to separate whole numbers into parts.  We are recording our findings in different ways.

Super work, Year 2!

Exploring numbers to 100

We have been using Base Ten equipment to learn about numbers to 100.

 

Physical Literacy

Today we had a very special PE session – Mr McGregor came with Blackburn Rovers staff to lead a Physical Literacy session!

We had to:

  • run as fast as we could between cones
  • jump as far as we could and land on two feet
  • throw a ball against the wall and catch it when it bounced off

It was really good fun!

 

 

Inspiring our Writing

We have been thinking about writing and punctuating statement sentences.

Year 2 discussed their amazing ideas with their new Talk Partners and used a range of atlases, maps and globes to inspire a piece of writing about a place in the world they would like to visit.

Welcome to Year 2!

I’ve heard that Mrs Foster, Mrs Clarkson and Miss Williams have enjoyed a lovely first day with the new Year 2! The children have returned from their summer break full of enthusiasm and ready to learn. I’m really looking forward to seeing them tomorrow morning and beginning a wonderful, exciting and busy year!

Miss Heaton

Sports Day

On Wednesday 12th July, the weather was finally on our side and we took to the field to show off our running, jumping and throwing skills.

We participated in a range of events; some were competitive and some were to achieve personal targets and goals.

We had a brilliant time and worked together to gain points for our House Teams.  Well done to Silver Birch, who collected the most points and were the overall winners.

 

Football Skills

On Wednesday afternoons, Year 2 have been developing their football skills with a specialist PE coach.

It has been lovely to observe the progress they have made over the course of the sessions.

Next Wednesday will be our Sports Day (weather permitting).  Please make sure your child has a full PE kit in school.

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