Friday, 18 January 2019

Year Two - Working hard with Money

The children in Year Two have worked really hard over the last couple of weeks on the Maths topic of "Money". We will be having another week on this topic before we move on to learning about "Geometry, Shapes and Position". This will also be a three-week block of work.
DM

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Home Learning Year Two - 16th January

1. Continents of the World.
On the map provided, label the 7 continents of the World (and the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.)

2. Sustrans Winter Journey Scene. - Picture Competition
"Draw a scene from your winter journey. It can be real or imaginary, but it must involve travelling by bike or scooter....the rest is up to you!"
As we have benefited from the support of Sustrans with many biking and scooting events at the school, we would like to support their art competition. (There is a £20 Halfords voucher for each age-group winner!) - Entries back to Mr. MacBean please.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Year Two - Times Tables Rock Stars

We have introduced the children in Year Two to a new on-line game to help develop their "times tables" skills. This is something that we would encourage them to "play" at home.
Today, I have sent home user names and passwords.  - I have sellotaped these to the backs of their "Spelling Journals", or in some cases to the inside of their "book bags". It would be great if you could make a note of this when they get home.
The children can access the website using the pupil links on the school web page. Follow "Year Two" and then "Maths" and then "ttrockstars".
 Many thanks,
DM

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Cricket Session - Year Two

The children in Year Two enjoyed their first Cricket session today with visiting coach Mr. James Mitchell. Today we were focusing on our catching skills.

Home Learning – Year Two 9.1.19.

Home Learning – Year 2                           Week One Spring Term

Write down as many different totals as possible that you can get from
two different coins:

There are a lot of answers! Can you find at least 12 answers? ….or maybe more!

Show your answers like this:
1p+ 2p= 3p
1p+ 5p= 6p

Have you been systematic in your approach to this?
DM

Monday, 7 January 2019

Year Two / Ancient Greek Myths - and Plastic Bottles Please

We are starting our English lessons this term by looking at some of the ancient Greek myths.
Today, we will be finding out about the tragic story of Orpheus and Euridice.

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Over the next couple of weeks, we will be using these exciting stories to provide an interesting content for developing Reading and Writing skills. 
Later this half-term, we will be having a go at writing our own stories in the style of a myth!
Art Work
Alongside our work in English, we will be looking at pictures of ancient Greek pottery (decorated with scenes of their stories and their daily lives). We will be making out own "replicas" using plastic bottles covered in "papier mache".

I would be very grateful if you could provide a plastic bottle (or two) so that we can transform them into works of art. (plain, cylindrical 2-litre plastic bottles would best suit our purposes.)

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Year Two - Happy New Year of Exciting Learning

Happy New Year. 
We hope that you have had a fantastic Christmas Holiday.

We are looking forward to more exciting learning in this Spring Term.
Just to give you a head-start on some of things we will be doing in the first couple of weeks back at school:
Literacy - 
Myths and Legends / We will be using some ancient myths and legends to inspire some exciting written work.

Maths -  
We are going to be looking at Maths that involves money.
Our learning objectives for Year Two are as follows:
  • Use different coins to make the same amount
  • Recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value
  • Solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money, including giving change
Science - Materials / Our objective :
Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.
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We hope that you have been enjoying reading plenty of books over the holiday and that you have managed to quiz yourselves on these using the on-line "Accelerated Reader" Quizzes.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.