Autumn 1 Week 2
In English this week, we continued to help the stranded Time Traveller 'Mr Time'. As a result of our hard work in Week 1, Mr Time was able to travel back in time to the time of the dinosaurs. To help him, Year 2 researched information baout dinosaurs to help Mr Time stay safe. After this, we used our five senses to create a description.
In maths, we began our first topic of Place Value. This week, we examined how 2-digit numbers are made using groups of tens and ones. To do this, we used a range of physical resources such as bead strings, base tens and digit fans to create and compare 2-digit numbers.
This week in art, we continued our topic of portraits. This week, we discussed how we could use colour to show how people are feeling. We then created portraits by using bright colours such as yellow, orange and red to show happiness and blues to show sadness.
Our topic in science this half term is 'Scientists and Inventors'. This week, we asked the question whether doctors are scientists. To answer this, we discussed what doctors have to do in their daily jobs. We then explored how we can stay healthy.
In computing this week, we examined how to use the internet to find child-friendly information. We discussed how to use the internet to research a given subject. We then added the term 'for kids' to our searches to ensure that our search results were suitable for children.
Autumn 1 Week 1
In English this week, Year 2 received a strange message from a time traveller called Mr Time. Throughout the week, we wrote messages to Mr Time to ask him questions about where he had come from. We also write him a letter telling him who we were and that we would help him.
In maths this week, we revised some of the areas of maths that we did in Year 1. In our sessions, we took part in four different activities based on either place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and shape.
In art this week, we compared different portraits by famous artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci. We then examined how to draw a self portrait. After this, we used a photograph of ourselves to help us draw our very own self portraits.
Our topic in science this half term is 'Scientists and Inventors'. To start our topic, we examined the work of Jane Colden and found out about what botanists do. We then went into the playground to find different parts of plants for us to observe and sketch.
In history this week, we discussed who we were. To do this, we answered questions about what we enjoyed and what we want to get better at and achieve whilst in Year 2.
This week in RE, we discussed why it is important to have rules and routines. To do this, we first talked about why we have rules and what could happen if we don't follow them. We then compared these rules to our routines. Finally, we discussed our daily school routines.
Our computing focus this half term is e-safety. In our first lesson, we discussed what a browser is and who to use these to find information online. We then used 'Safari' to find information about Woodpeckers. We also began to discuss how we can stay safe when we are using technology.