Spring 2 Week 3
In English this week we conitnued to work on our class book 'Traction Man is Here' by Mini Grey. This week, we planned our own version of Traction Man. To do this, we first brought our own toys into school and used these to create a new character description. After this, we then used our characters to plan a new story that followed the same structure as Traction Man. Finally, we created a draft of our story.
This week in Maths we began our new topic of fractions. Throughout the week, we worked hard to recognise halves and quarters.
In art, we continued our work on Landscapes and Cityscapes. This week, we examined different landscape pictures. We then used pastille colours to create different coloured skies to use as a silhouette background. We then cut out a silhouette of buildings to go on our picture.
In history this week, we discussed what types of toys we have today. To do this, we talked about what our favourite toys are and what they are made out of. We then thought of different toys and created our own riddles to describe these toys.
Sports Relief 2020
On Friday it was Sports Relief. To show our support for Sports Relief, Year 2 all came together to complete two sporting activities. In the morning, we completed a HIIT session by Joe Wicks. In the afternoon, we took part in a challenge to complete a mile around our school field. To do this, children could either walk, jog or run.
For the second half of our Spring Term, our topic is 'Toys'. In our English lessons, we will be using 'Traction Man is Here' and 'The Day The Crayons Quit' to inspire our writing. Throughout our topic lessons, we will be examining how toys have changed over time. Finally, in science, our topic will be 'Awe and Wonder' where we will be taking part in a range of experiments and noting our results. Keep visiting this page to find out about our weekly learning!
Spring 2 Week 2
In English this week we conitnued to work on our class book 'Traction Man is Here' by Mini Grey. This week, we focused on learning the story of Traction Man. To do this, we made a class story map of Traction Man. We then undertook a range of activities to deepen our learning of the story such as using drama and creating our own story washing line.
This week in Maths we finished our topic of Shape. Throughout the week, we examined recognising and making different patterns using 3D shapes. We then revised our learning on the topic of shape throughout the rest of the week.
In art, we began our work on Landscapes and Cityscapes. This week, we continued our pictures from the previous week which were based on the work of Monet.
In science this week, we continued with our topic of 'Awe and Wonder'. For this session, we discussed how to make a scientific prediction. We then completed an experiment to see what would happen to skittles in warm water. Finally, we noted our findings.
In RE this week, we examined the festival of Passover. Throughout the lesson, we examined why Jewish people celebrate Passover by researching the story of Passover. We then answered a range of questions all about Passover.
World Book Day!
On Thursday it was World Book Day. For World Book Day this year, we completed a range of activities based on the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Drew Daywalt. Throughout the day, we took part in a debate with Peacock Class about whether the crayons should return to their owner as well as a range of other activities to discuss how the crayons felt throughout the book.
Spring 2 Week 1
In English this week we started to examine our new class book 'Traction Man is Here' by Mini Grey. Throughout the week, we read through the text and discussed what we liked and didn't like about it. We then began to imagine what would happen if Traction Man came to Norbridge for a day. We then used our ideas to create a comic strip of Traction Man coming to Norbridge.
This week in Maths we continued on our topic of Shape. This week we spent time examining the features of 3D shapes. To do this we learnt the names of 3D shapes and then examined how to count the edges, faces and vertices of a range of 3D shapes.
In art, we began our work on Landscapes and Cityscapes. For our first week of this unit, we examined the paintings by Monet of his garden. We discussed the techniques that Monet had used and which colours he used in his work. We then created our own versions of Monet's Garden.
In science this week we started our new topic of 'Awe and Wonder' which is all about working scientifically. For the start of this topic, we examined some of the equipment that real scientists would need to use on a daily basis. We then searched around the classroom to find the names of different scientific equipment. Finally, we discussed what we thought this equipment could be used for.
In RE this week, we examined how we celebrate Shrove Tuesday. Throughout the session, we researched how the countries of the United Kingdom celebrate Shrove Tuesday and compared these to how we celebrate the day in the United Kingdom.
This is week in History, we started our new topic of 'The History of Toys'. For our first lesson, we were lucky enough to be visited by Partake Theatre Company who came and showed us different toys from history. We then got a chance to play with them!
For the first half of our Spring Term, our topic will be 'Scrumdiddlyuptious'. In our English lessons, we will be using 'The Disgusting Sandwich' and 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' to inspire our writing. Throughout our topic lessons, we will be exploring different types of food and where it comes from. We will also design, make and evaluate a range of food from various countries. Keep visiting this page to find out about our weekly learning!
Spring 1 Week 6
This week in English, we continued to work on diary entries and our class book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. Throughout the week, we created a diary entry from the persepctive of Grandpa Joe on how the Bucket family found out about the first golden ticket finders.
In maths this week, we continued our work on shapes. This week, we learnt how to recognise and count the vertices on shapes. After this, we began to learn how we could sort shapes into different groups as well as how to read a Venn Diagram.
In art, we examined how to use charcoal to create detailed pictures. In line with our topic 'Scrumdiddlyumptious' we examined how to draw the inside of a pepper by examining the features of the peppers carefully. We also discussed the different ways that we can use charcoal to create effects such as shading.
In Science this week, we continued examining how plants grow. This week, we examined how plants are grown on farms for our food and what plants need to grow successfully. We also discussed whether all plants need to same to grow or whether some require different temperatures or amounts of water than others.
Year 2 Brackenhurst Trip
In Thursday, Year 2 went on a trip to Brackenhurst Farm. On our trip, we first explored the Victorian Gardens and their greenhouses by examining what each green house is used for. After this we were shown around the cows and bulls that were kept on the farm as part of our 'Farm to Fork' learning.
In the afternoon of our visit, we took part in four different activities all involving food. We got the opportunity to make our own flour using mill stones, plant our own class potatoes and runner beans and finally, we made our own apple juice.
Spring 1 Week 5
This week in English, we continued to work on the opening chapters of our class book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl. This week, we worked towards learning a section of the book from memory by completing a range of activities such as drawing a text map, thinking of actions for each section of our text map and drama.
In maths, we finished our unit on Statistics and began work on our next unit of work on Shape. For the start of this unit, we learnt how to recognise 2D and 3D shapes, count the sides on 2D shapes and count vertices on 2D shapes.
In RE this week we continued our work on Places of Worship. This week, we learned all about what happens in a Gurdwara and what it would be like to visit one. We also learned about some of the key beliefs of Sikhs. Finally, we found out about where Jehovah's Witnesses worship and what happens in a Kingdom Hall.
Scrumdiddlyumptious Blogging Day - Maths
On Thursday we took part in our Scrumdiddlyumptious blogging day. To start of the day, we decided to research what our favourite foods are. To do this, we worked in pairs to created our own tally charts. We then went around the classroom and asked other children what their favourite foods are. Finally, we used the iPads to create a bar chart to display our results.
Scrumdiddlyumptious Blogging Day - Design and Technology
On Thursday afternoon, we completed our third Design and Technology lesson. To start the lesson, we discussed what we had learnt in our previous DT lessons by researching existing lunchbox designs and designing our own lunchboxes. We then choose a selection of recyclable materials such as cereal boxes, egg boxes and other items. Once we choose our items, we used these to make our lunchboxes.
On Friday afternoon, we then evaluated our lunchbox designs by testing how strong our designs are and whether they meet our design brief or not.
Spring 1 Week 4
This week in English, we began work on our new class book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl. This week, we read through the first four chapters of the story and discussed how Charlie might have felt throughout each chapter. We then examined how to write using the first person and past tense to build on our previous learning on writing diary entries.
In maths, we started our new topic on Statistics. Throughout the week, we learned about how to use tally marks to represent different numbers. After we had done this, we then learned about how to read pictograms by completing pictograms where each picture could represent either 1, 2, 5 or 10.
In geography, we examined the continent of Europe. To do this, we first looked at a map of Europe to examine the geographical features and the countries of Europe and discussed how these countries might be different to ours. After this, we learned about where certain countries are such as France, Germany and Poland. We then examined the different foods that people eat in these countries and compared these to our own. We also discussed the geographical features of Italy as well as some human geographical features. Finally, we made some of our own pizza wraps based on a traditional Italian pizza recipe.
This week in science, we discussed what plants needed to survive. After this, we discussed whether plants would grow if they did not have sunlight or water. Finally, we planted sunflower seeds to test whether our predictions would be correct or not.
Spring 1 Week 3
This week in English, we continued to work on our class book 'The Disgusting Sandwich'. This week we used our plans from the previous week to build up and write our own version of the Disgusting Sandwich. To do this we discussed various different features that we could include such as using the past tense, conjunctions and fronted adverbials.
In maths, we finished our unit of work on division. Throughout the week, we examined how to share objects into equal groups in order to divide.
Design and Technology
In Design and Technology this week, we continued to work on creating our own lunchboxes. This week we discussed how to design our own lunchboxes. To do this, we used our learning from the previous lesson to discuss what we liked and disliked about the lunchboxes that are currently on the market. We then used this to design our own lunchboxes.
In R.E. this week we continued our topic of 'Places of Worship'. This week, we examined Mosques. To do this we examined what happens when muslims visit Mosques and what they would see if they were to visit a Mosque.
Spring 1 Week 2
This week in English, we continued to work on our class book 'The Disgusting Sandwich'. This week we worked hard to plan our own versions of the Disgusting Sandwich by discussing which parts of the story we could change and what we could keep the same. After this we then planned our story.
In maths, we began our first unit on division. This week, learned how to group objects into 2's, 5's and 10's. We then began to learn how to share objects into groups to begin to answer division questions.
In science this week, we continued our topic of 'Animals Including Humans'. This week we examined what animals need in order to survive. We then compared this to what human's basic needs.
In R.E. this week we began our topic of 'Places of Worship'. To start this topic, we discussed why different places might be special to people. We then discussed what our own special places are and why they are special to us.
Spring 1 Week 1
This week in English, we started our work on our new class book, 'The Disgusting Sandwich' by Gareth Edwards. Throughout the week, we read through and learned the story. When we were famliar with the story, we then wrote a book review about what we liked about the story.
In maths, we finished our first unit on multiplication and division. This week, we examined answering questions using our 2's, 5's and 10 times-tables.
This week in science we started our new topic of 'Animals Including Humans'. To start this topic, we discussed the different stages of human development from birth to old age. We then took part in an experiment to test whether people get faster at writing 1-10 as they get older.
Design and Technology
In DT this term, we began work linked to our English book, 'The Disgusting Sandwich'. Our challenge over the term is to design, make and evaluate our own lunchboxes. For our first lesson, we discussed why it is important to research what lunchboxes are currently available and what features we liked about them.
In geography this week, we found out about the Earth's seven continents. To do this, we discussed which continent we live on and then used Google Earth to compare our continent to others.