Year 2 have had a fantastic morning with author Andy Watts aka Wavey n Snots. He inspired us to create collages out of bits and bobs using the power of our imaginations! We finished off the morning with a song, take a look at the photos below.
Today Year 2 received an exciting letter. We felt the envelope and whatever was inside felt thicker than just a letter. We opened it and found that Tony Mitton, the poet we have been learning about who wrote These Old Shoes, had sent us a book of his poems. He had even written a message to all of us inside the front cover.
Miss Bevan had emailed him over the holidays to explain our writing project and Tony said he was really excited to receive our poems when we have finished writing them.
We have been working hard in Year 2 to use our counting strategies to solve problems. When we first came across these word problems and used our counting in 2s, a lot of us found it tricky. We had some more practice later in the week and now we are experts and have created our own posters to help others learn how to count in 2s to solve problems.
This afternoon in GOAL we investigated Emily, Charlotte, CC, George and Jack's question: What are the buildings like in Ethiopia compared to buildings in Exeter? We learned about human and physical features and explored these in Exeter and Ethiopia. We asked the children how they wanted to present their learning and they decided to either build Lego models of Ethiopian buildings or sketch the buildings and label with facts they had learned. We were really impressed with the quality of work they produced.
Our science topic this term is all to do with plants and growing. Yesterday we planted begonia bulbs and sunflower seeds and we are excited to see what happens next.
We have been busy making arrays in Maths to show repeated addition sentences and multiplication sentences. Tomorrow we will be able to use these to help with division. Can you make arrays at home using toys or objects to show multiplication number sentences?
We have worked hard in Year 2 using our sewing skills to produce our own fabric square. We drew our design onto paper, then used this as a template to cut our fabric. It was quite tricky to sew the fabric onto the binca but we persevered and helped each other and as a class we think we've reached our potential, what do you think?
Miss Bevan was so brave to hold the snake today. The snake was called Elsa. Did you know that Elsa eats rats for her dinner!
Year 2 have had a fantastic day using marbling inks to create patterned backgrounds in the style of Jan Pienkowski. We created warm backgrounds using red, yellow, pink and orange and cold backgrounds using blue, purple, silver and grey. Take a look at our fantastic work so far!
Thanks to all Year 2 grandparents who came into school to share the games they used to play, linking to the Year 2 topic on x. Grandparents brought toys, games and photos to share with the children and talk about what they used to play with. This had stemmed from the pupil voice where children had asked the question 'What were toys like in the past?'. The children loved exploring the 'antique(!)' toys, looking at the photos and talking about what surprised them, about the differences and similarities between the toys then and now – a really rich learning opportunity for them.