Welcome to our class page. On here you will find out about the different things that we do in the classroom and the visits and visitors that make our curriculum exciting. Most weeks there will be an update on our learning and details about our Star Writer, Maths Magician and sometimes homework.
Monday 13th May
In our Maths this week we will be looking at partitioning numbers in different ways. To do this the children need to first identify how many tens and how many ones in the number (Eg 46 = 4tens and 6 ones) and then manipulate these in different ways to make the same total. It can help if you follow a pattern.....
40 + 6 = 46
30 + 16= 46
20 + 26 = 46
10 + 36 = 46
39 + 7 = 46
38 + 8 = 46
37 + 9 = 46
Can you try these
Friday 10th May
Year 2 have no spellings to learn this week but please have a look at the Year 1 and Year 2 word lists in the children's home reading diaries. The end of year expectation is that children should be able to read and spell all of these words.
Monday 29th April
This week we are looking at non-chronological reports. We will be researching lots of facts and information about meerkats and then writing our report using headings such as:-
What meerkats look like.
Where meerkats live.
What meekats eat.
How meerkats behaviour.
Interesting facts about meerkats.
You may want to find out more of meerkats using the link and video below.
Monday 29th April
We are continuing to work on learning times tables for x2, x5, x10 and if we get good at these moving onto learning some x3 and x4.
The link below for Beatbox Tables is a great way to help learn
Friday 1st March
This week in English we have been looking at contractions. This is when 2 words are joined together to make one word and we replace the missing letters with an apostrophe. Eg Can not = can't. He is = he's.
Here is a link to some activities you can try to help learn about contractions
We have continued our topic work about explorers and have been very busy designing and making our own moon buggies! The children are very proud of their models.
Thank you to everyone who donated materials for these.
We have continued our work about algorithms this week and used the app Pic Kids to make an algorithm showing how to make a Lego rocket.
Thursday 24th January
This afternoon Adrian the scientist brought his Science Investigations workshop to share with year 2. He demonstrated all the different elements of good scientific investigation - Predict, Observe, Test, Measure and Classify. He then chose some people to help with a selection of really good investigations and we all had to help with the predicting, observing, measuring and classifying. He even brought his friend Mr Squawk to help! If you can remember what Adrian did you could try many of the investigations at home.
Our computing this half term will be about algorithms (step by step instructions designed to solve a problem or achieve an aim such as making a jam sandwich, drawing a square or controlling a Bee-bot). There are a number of free apps that children can use to support their learning such as Bee-Bot, Daisy the Dinosaur and A.L.E.X. If possible download them and give them a try!
We have been learning the names and locations of the continents and oceans in the world. We have used these songs to help us remember:
HAPPY NEW YEAR
We are looking forward to an exciting 2019
Wednesday 9th January
Today we started gymnastics with the PE coach Mr Tierney. We had to work on finding balances at different levels whilst making the balance still, strong, straight and safe.
Week Beginning:- Monday 7th January 2019
Hopefully everyone has had a great Christmas and lots of fun and rest over the holidays! Back to work this week as we start our new topic Explorers. In English we'll be starting with some work on space exploration and in Maths we'll be working on some counting sequences, place value and rounding up and down.
Week beginning 10/12/18
In English this week we were looking at contractions and how 2 words are joined to make 1 word and the apostrophe is used to show some letters have been removed.
Eg It is = It's, I am = I'm, can not = can't.
Can you match the words to their contraction?
In Maths this week we have been looking at fractions. First we reminded ourselves about recognising half ½ or quarter ¼ of a shape. We then moved onto using careful sharing to find half ½ , quarter ¼ or even three quarters ¾ of a number.
This link will show you more
Friday 7th December
A huge well done to all the Year 2 children who took part in our Carols by Candlelight. they gave two fantastic performances and it was obvious for all to see how much they loved singing the traditional and modern songs! (Enthusiasm v Excellence )
We hope you all enjoyed it.
This week in Maths we have been working on multiplication and division.
We started with repeated addition.
Then we had to change the repeated addition into a multiplication number sentence using the X sign
2+2+2+2 4 x 2 =
5+5+5+5+5+5+5+5 8 x 5 =
10+10+10+10+10+10+10 7 x 10 =
Next we had to use our knowledge to work out some multiplication word problems.
We then moved onto division, starting with some practical sharing activities and moving onto some division number sentences where we used our knowledge of multiples of 2,5,10 (and some 3 and 4's) to help use work out the answers.
12 ÷ 2=
20 ÷ 5=
40 ÷ 10=
16 ÷ 2=
9 ÷ 3=
Here are links to some online games you can try
Week Beginning 26/11/18
In English this week we have been reading a book that is an alternative version of a well known traditional tale.The book is called Little Red By David Roberts. We have then made some changes (characters, settings, events) to create and begin writing our own story.
Maths this week is all about adding. We have explored different strategies to help us add. First we tried keeping the big number in our head and then counting on. Then we used a numberline to show each jump as we counted on (rulers can be a great numberline). We then tried adding two 2 digit numbers using a blank numberline. Starting with the first number, using large jumps to add the 10's and then smaller jumps to add the 1's
This YouTube clip helps to explain this strategy
Week beginning 19/11/18
We will be revisiting instructions again this week. Help your child to find and read different types of instructions that you may have at home such as recipes, games and Lego.
This week in Maths we will be adding multiples of 10 using a 100 square to help if needed. We will also be looking at missing numbers on the 100 square.
As part of our Fighting Fit topic we have been learning about online safety. Have a look at https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/leeandkim/ for lots of resources and clips!
Week beginning 12/11/18
This week we are reading Jack and the Baked Beanstalk. We have talked about how this is different to the traditional tale and will be writing our own versions of the story.
In Mathematics we are counting coins, looking at different ways to make the same total and buying things from the class shop. If out shopping let your child handle money and pay at the till. Have a look at the power point below and look out for the homework on Friday.
We carry on with our topic of 'Fighting Fit ' this week. In Science we are sorting things that are living, non living and once lived. Ask you child can they find things from each of these groups when walking to/from school.
Week beginning 05/11/18
We hope everyone had a lovely weekend going to bonfires and firework parties. If you are going out tonight remember to keep safe.
This week's English is all about writing and reading instructions. Knowing that a 'Bossy' verb goes at the beginning of the instruction and also that including adverbs such as carefully, slowly and quickly gives more information to the person following them.
Mathematics is tallying and statistics this week. Can we use information to gather data and can we then change these into a graph to answer questions about? We will learn about picture and bar charts and also 'find the difference' between data that has been collected- can be tricky!
We carry on with our topic of 'Fighting Fit ' this week. We have a special visitor coming on Friday so watch out for photos at the end of the week to see what we have been doing. Just a reminder too- keep collecting those sponsors for our sponsored activity- it's only a couple of weeks away.
Week beginning 29/10/18
Welcome back everybody after the half term break. We hope that you have had a fantastic holiday and are raring to go with our new topic- 'Fighting Fit!'. This half term is really busy, filled with lots of different activities.
This week our English is all about the Gunpowder Plot and Guy Fawkes. We will make sure that we are writing in the past tense and then write our own Newspaper reports about what happened and what we saw. Before we do this we need to make sure that we know all the important facts about the events. If you can find out any information at home through research then please bring it in to school.
Maths this week is all about shape- both 2D (flat) and 3D (solid) . We will be looking at sides,right angles, faces,vertices and other properties that the shapes have. Being able to sort the shapes is really important and also being able to identify and name the different shapes we use. Look out for the homework at the end of the week.
Lots of our work this week is related to the Gunpowder plot including making Firework Safety posters. Watch out for photos later on in the week to see what we make.
Week beginning 08/10/18
This week we have been continuing with our ebooks about Ordsall Hall. The children have worked in pairs or threes to make their title page and are continuing to use photos, text and sound to create fantastic books.
Mathematics has been all about measuring-weight, length and capacity and reading different scales in Kg, g,cm, m,ml and l. Next week we move on to telling the time-always tricky!
We have had a busy week with a collection for a mental health charity on Wednesday when everyone looked fabulous wearing something yellow and bringing in a money donation. On Thursday it was our Harvest Collective Worship with visits from some of the Year 2 parents and donations of food being collected for the Wood Street Mission.
Next week we will be finishing off all our topic work before the holidays. Our next topic is 'Fighting Fit'.
Have a good weekend
Week beginning 01 10 18
We have used our English time this week to think about adjectives and how they can improve our writing. We then wrote a city poem thinking about what we heard,saw and smelt in the city and used fantastic adjectives to really imagine what it was like.
Edie wrote a brilliant poem and was our Star Writer this week. Well done Edie!
Maths was lots of arithmetic skills and knowledge this week. Number bonds to 10, 20 and beyond using patterns,number juggling with addition and subtraction (we found this a bit tricky) and quick recall of halves and doubles of numbers. Watch out for the homework linked to this this weekend.
Aleena was our maths master this week- she was very good at seeing the number bond pattern to 20. Well done Aleena!
We went on our trip to Ordsall Hall and found out lots of differences between Tudor times and now. The photographs we took will help us next week to create e books on the ipads.
Week beginning 24/09/18
We have finished our stories linked to 'Let's find Fred'. The children changed the main character into their favourite animal and they then visited lots of different places. A tiger at Disneyland, a bear at the Trafford Centre anyone?
Mathematics has been linked to drawing arrays and linking this to multiplication. We did really well recording them on whiteboards to match a 'lots of' statements-5 lots of 2. Problem solving on Thursday was really enjoyed and see the school Twitter page for photos of this.
Week beginning 17/09/18
This week in English we have been learning about using conjunctions and reading the 'Let's Find Fred' book. We wrote a letter to Fred and asked him to come and visit Salford. We told him about all the different places that he could visit. Next week we use the story as a basis to write our own, changing some of the main events and characters.
Our Star Writer this week was Lena who wrote a great letter to Fred. Well Done Lena!
Topic work this week was a mixture of Art, History and Geography. We went outside and used our pencil shading techniques to draw an observational drawing of the sand hills. We had to look really carefully. Geography introduced us to the points on a compass- North South East and West- and History found us putting events on a time line, including when we were born too.
Maths has been all about partitioning ( splitting numbers into tens and ones) and place value. Here are some of the children working hard to master these maths skills.
Our Maths Master this week is Maxwell. Well done Maxwell!
Week beginning 10/09/18
We have had a really good week finding out about places in Salford and creating a brochure for them. The children have been learning to use conjunctions (so, if, because, when) to make their sentences more interesting.
Maths has been all about numbers, number lines and number squares- Do you know the 100 number square so well that you can use the rows and columns to solve problems? That's what we will be practising. Next week we remind ourselves about place value and splitting numbers up into different combinations of 10s and 1s.(Tricky!)
In History we have been getting used to using historical time vocabulary-Long ago,recent past, present etc. We looked at photographs and artefacts and decided when they were used and the clues that told us this.
In Geography ,linked to our topic of 'The Place Where I Live', we began looking at maps of the local area and finding key features.
Our Star Writer this week was Aleena and our Maths Magician was Sam- Well done to both.
Have a fantastic weekend!