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Year 2

 

Friday 15th October

Year 2 have been busy in Art using their drawing skills to create texture by using patterns on a troll picture. They have also been looking at artists who use tone in their work and giving opinions about them. In English they have been looking at spelling patterns and exploring what happens when they add -ed and -ing to words. In Maths, they have been comparing number sentences and solving problems with missing numbers.  There have been some super scientists in Year 2 this week when we investigated how some materials change shape when they are stretched, bent, twisted and squashed.  

Friday 8th October 2021

 

That's another whirlwind of a week done in Year 2!  This week we have particularly enjoyed performing and singing in Music, we have accompanied South African songs on the glockenspiels.  In Geography, we have impressed Mrs Hibbert with all that we can recall about the countries and capital cities of the UK.  We have also been looking at map symbols and have come up with some of our own to represent school, takeaway and the Co-op!  We have started a new block of learning in Maths, addition and subtraction, and have been looking at fact families as well as investigating number bonds to 20. In English, we have written letters to Tabitha from her parents and have tried to include noun phrases and conjunctions.  It's been great to see all the children looking sunny and bright in their yellow today; we have taken time breathe as well as dance! We have also designed our very own super hero, bearing World Mental Health week in mind, with traits that would make him/her somebody that would make us feel better if we need to.  Thursday was National Poetry day, we have chosen a poem we would like to perform and have been busy learning it and thinking of some actions, keep your eyes peeled on the class pages for a video of our performance.

 

Friday 1st October 2021

This week Year 2 have been writing a letter to one of the characters in their story 'Troll Swap' complaining about how Tabitha has such bad manners. They have enjoyed finding out about all her bad habits!  In spelling lessons this week they have been investigating what happens to verbs when you add -ed and -ing.  In Maths, they have been comparing numbers using mathematical symbols and working out problems that involve comparing two or more numbers. We managed to avoid the rain at the beginning of the week to go on a Science walk around the school grounds to make observations of how materials had been used to make objects around the school. 

Friday 24th September - Year 2 Church visit

Another busy week for Year 2.  We have continued to enjoy our class text, 'Troll Swop' and have used it to write sentences about Tabitha comparing her to other children.  We have also retold the story of 'The Troll' by Julia Donaldson and have tried to extend our sentences by using words like 'because.' We have started coding in Computing and have had to debug some broken code this week to make planes take off. We are beginning to compare numbers in Maths and use different representations of 2-digit numbers.  We had a great visit to the church on Thursday where we learnt all about baptism and got a chance to dress up as the guests at a Christening and even got to baptise a 'baby'! We had an explore of the church, sang some rousing editions of 'Sing Hosana' and 'He's got the whole world' and made some recreations of stained glass windows.  The bus driver complimented us on our excitement and our impeccable manners; very proud teachers!

Friday 17th September 2021

The children have settled really well into life in Year 2 and have been working hard this week.   They have been recapping on letter formation for the lower case letters in handwriting and practising finding words in a text in Guided Reading.  They have started reading our new class book, Troll Swap, and have had a go at making predictions about the characters. They enjoyed writing instructions for 'How to be a Troll' in their writing lessons this week.  In Maths, they have been comparing numbers using mathematical vocabulary and writing numbers in words.  In Art the children have been experimenting with sketching and colouring pencils to create different tones.  What a busy week it has been!  Well done Year 2!

Welcome to Year 2.

 

Key information for parents:

  • Year 2 children come into school at 8.40am and enter school through their classroom door at the back of school.
  • Year 2 leave school at 3.05 pm through the same door.
  • PE takes place on Wednesday and children should come to school in their PE kit on this day.
  • Reading books are usually changed on Tuesday and Thursdays.

 

Mrs Bateman, Mrs Hibbert and Mrs Lakin look forward to seeing you in Year 2.

 

To contact Year 2, please use the form below.

Alternatively, you can email us directly at year2@hugomeynell.staffs.sch.uk

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