Year Two

Hooray for Arrays!

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?

Welcome to the jungle

Year 2 have been working hard today to draw and paint rainforest creatures to decorate our classroom as part of our topic on Brazil. We hope you can come and visit our rainforest soon!

Castles and Dragons Sewing Day

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?

Addition and Subtraction

We have been working hard in Year 2 on solving addition and subtraction number sentences. We have used the dienes to support our learning and we have practised drawing pictures of the dienes so that we can solve these problems without needing to do it practically.

Firefighter visit in Year 2

Year 2 had a visit from two firefighters on Monday morning and took part in activities to learn more about staying safe. Some of the children even got to dress up in the firefighter's gear!

Top fact: did you know that you need to test your smoke alarm once a week?

Cheeky Train

In year one we are innovating the story Naughty Bus. This time we have a Cheeky Train and it has been causing mischief around school. It's been hiding in the camouflage, disturbing Mr Herring, playing the piano with Claudia and lots more! 

Marbling for Arts Week

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!

Grandparents Afternoon

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.

Survival Day Shelter

We had an amazing day experiencing what it is like for real survival experts. During the day we learnt lots of things about survival. In the morning one of our activities was building shelters. We worked out the best places to build a shelter to keep out of the wind and rain as much as possible. We also learnt how to tie secure knots. When it rained we all managed to stay dry in our super shelters!

Shelter 3

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