Year 2 Gallery of Events 2022-23

Take a look at some of the fun things we have been doing in Year 2.

Tens and Ones - September 2022

In maths, we are learning lots and lots about tens and ones! In year 2 we have to learn how to partition numbers into different digits. Today we used our tens and ones to show several different ways to make the same number.

Flexible Partitioning - October 2022

Y2 have been practising being 'flexible' with their partitioning - making numbers in different ways using their tens and ones, for example, 26 = 13 + 13 or 26 = 16 + 10.

Wellbeing - September 2022

Our new story this week is “The Hairdo that Got Away” by the 2022 Children’s laureate, Joseph Coelho. This story follows a child who’s hair gets out of control as his feelings start to overwhelm him. We’ve talked a lot about how we can support our own mental health when feelings get tangled and knotted like our hair.  
We will be continuing to focus on using adjectives to describe nouns this week. We will be trying hard to write descriptive sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Student Council Competition - September 2022

Our representative, went to his first school council meeting today. He came back to class and told us all about the attendance poster competition! All entries are welcome, please see the attached photo for more details. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

The Oceans - September 2022

Today’s Geography lesson was all about the 5 oceans.  We sang a new song which we might love EVEN more than the continents song! We plotted the oceans on the map and practised “map hopping” to to different oceans while the song played.

 

Adjectives and Nouns - September 2022

In English, we are working really hard to write an “expanded noun phrase”.
This is when we can use an adjective to describe a noun! I was blown away today at the amazing vocabulary the children generated to describe the lion from our story.  Tomorrow is our first chance to write in our “Publishing Book”, where we write our very best pieces! We will be using our plan to write a character description of the lion. I wonder who’s work will be posted to dojo? Keep your eyes peeled!

 

Job Selection - September 2022

A huge congratulations to the children who have been selected for very important jobs today! Please welcome…

Joshua - School Council Representative

Louie and Miley - Wellbeing Ambassadors for Year 2P!
 
It was such a hard choice but I know that these children are going to make such a positive difference to school life. Don’t be disheartened! We are still to announce Eco committee next week and class charity monitors! 
 
And congratulations to our Golden Book children this week, Felix and Tate! What great examples of Always Children they are, well done boys! 

Imaginary Instruments - September 2022

Listening to Bolero by Ravel in music - acting out the instruments they could hear.

Story of Creation - September 2022

 Picture of children proudly holding up their RE work showing the sequence of the Story of Creation.

Habitats Topic - September 2022

Our topic this half term in science is 'Habitats' and the children are loving it so far!
Today they explored five different habitats;
- The Arctic
- The Desert
- The Rainforest
-The Woodland
-The Ocean
They discussed the features of each habitat and matched a photo to the correct name.
Over the coming weeks we will be learning all about how different animals are adapted to certain habitats

 

PE: Gymnastics - September 2022

This afternoon was our first PE lesson! And what a blast we had!  Our PE for this half term is focused on gymnastics. The children had to make shapes with their bodies and hold the shape without wobbling.

 

Geography: The World - September 2022

Today we started our geography lessons! Our topic is all about 'The World'.
Today we explored our new vocabulary for this topic. Our new words are:
- continent
- equator
- Northern Hemisphere
- Southern Hemisphere
We will use these words in every geography lesson!

Maths: 3D Shapes - September 2022

Today we revisited our 3D shapes. I hid the shape in a bag and I needed helpers to describe what they could feel to the group. We talked about the names and properties of a sphere, cube, cylinder and cone. Afterwards, we played 4 corners with the shapes and had so much fun!