Year 2 Latest News – Autumn 1 Week 6

This week we have been continuing our learning of instructional writing. We will be writing our own instructions next week about How to catch… our mixed-up woodland animal! We spent time this week creating our mixed-up woodland animals. We had foxflys (fox and butterfly), woodmole (woodpecker and mole) and spifrox (spider, frog and fox). After we had our mixed-up animals, we designed traps to catch them! We will be using these ideas next week to write some clear instructions using time connectives and imperative verbs.

In maths, we have been estimating and ordering numbers up to 100. We used our maths knowledge from last week, of understanding tens and ones, to estimate where these numbers would sit on a number line. We also used our maths mastery knowledge of benchmarking number lines to make it easier for us. For example, if my number line was 0 – 100, then I would benchmark 50 first because it is half way between 1 and 100.

In science, we enjoyed learning about food chains. We recapped our learning of Carnivores, Herbivores and Omniores from last year. We learnt that all food chains start with a plant (producer) and end with a large mammal (consumer). We collaborated with our friends to create our own food chains that we knew about, using plasticine to represent the different parts of the cycle.

In art, we designed our own sculptures! We used the inspiration of the sculptures around our school environment to inspire our ideas. We have sketched these designs and next week we will be using junk modelling to make them.

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This week the children have all enjoyed their first woodwork sessions. First they explored the safety aspects of woodwork including the importance of safety goggles and safe use of tools. They used a variety of different size and thickness of balsa wood, different sized nails and a variety of mixed media such as bottle tops, corks and beads for their creations. They also learned how to use a Japanese saw safely with an adult. The children had lots of fun exploring and we were very impressed with their creations.

Year 2 Latest News – Summer 2 Week 4

This week in maths, we learnt about patterns. We had to identify patterns but also create patterns ourselves. We noticed that a pattern could be made in lots of different ways. For example, you could make a one by alternating two types of shape or by changing the colour of just one shape.

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This week, on Friday we celebrated World Music Day, we used our music garden to create a soundscape of the Great Fire of London. We created an atmosphere of the story being told about the Great Fire of London by starting background noises, sound effects and musical instruments that sounded like what had happened.