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Week Ending 5/7/19

Year 2 have been practising for Sports Day next week and looking forward to taking part in some new races.

Week Ending 28/6/19

In Maths this week, we have been re-visiting multiplication and division.

We looked at representing our calculations using different methods and strategies. Some children used, arrays, repeated addition, drew pictures, number lines and manipulatives

Week Ending 21/6/19

This week, as part of History/Art, the children drew a castle. At the beginning of the lesson, some children had their Fixed Mindset switched on but after being reminded to use their Growth Mindset,   think you will agree they all achieved fantastic results!

Week Ending 14/6/19

Year 2 had a fantastic time taking part in the cricket activity, despite it being held in the hall.

Week Ending 7/6/19

Year 2 had a fantastic, sunny day at Mountfitchet Castle. We learnt lots about how the Norman’s lived. The children experienced some hands on activities, for example, milling flour, jousting and trying on armour. Thank you to our parent helpers. We all thoroughly enjoyed our day out!

Week Ending 24/5/19

As part of Outdoor Learning this half term, Year 2 enjoyed using compasses for the first time, directing their partners where to go in the playground.

The children used the compasses to write some instructions and draw a route to a particular route of their own choice around the school.

Week Ending 17/5/19

On Monday morning we arrived at school to find a dragon had visited us over the weekend. The children have been inspired to write newspaper reports. We also made videos of the children being news reporters. 

Week Ending 10/5/19

As part of Art  this week and inspired by Jill Townsley,  Year 2 created sculptures with plastic spoons and elastic bands.

Week Ending 26/4/19

In Maths, Year 2 have been learning about positional language and finding directions. The children played a board game where they had to find the treasure by using the correct language to direct their partner to locate the hidden treasure.

Week Ending 5/4/19

We have been learning about equivalent and full fractions in Maths this week.

The children enjoyed playing a fun game where they had to work out the problem, then

Match it with  a number card.

Week Ending 29/3/19

Year 2 were set a challenge to learn the triangle dance. The children worked in groups of three and had to use their team work skills to work out a system to successfully do the dance without stepping on each other’s toes! It was great exercise and good fun too!

Afterwards the children did their mindfulness under the oak tree, listening to the sounds of nature.

Week Ending 22/3/19

This week we have been playing phonics board games. A fun way to learn!

Week Ending 15/3/19

As part of our History topic, history of travel and transport, the children made Viking long boats. It was tricky to cut, fold and glue them but they all used their Growth Mindset to finish the boats. As you can see from the photos, they were very proud of them

Week Ending 8/3/19

This week Year 2 enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day. It was wonderful to see how inspired they all are by reading.

We read each other’s books and shared them with Year 1. The children wrote character descriptions from characters in the book they bought to school.

Week Ending 1/3/19

This week Year 2 had their chosen marble jar treat.  They voted to make slime which we attempted before half term but on our practise attempt, found out we did not have the correct thickening solution. After more research from the adults in Y2, the children made some great slime. The ingredients were pva glue, eye wash solution, baking powder and gel food colouring.

We all used our growth mindset to do this activity and we were all delighted when we did in fact make slime successfully!

Week Ending 15/2/19

We were luckily enough to take part in a Chinese dance work shop this week,  to think about and learn more about how Chinese New Year is celebrated. The videos are a dragon dance.

Week Ending 8/2/19

This week in P. E, as part of our Gymnastics unit, Y2 have been learning how to use the bench to move along in different ways and directions.

We usually end our lesson with some mindfulness. This week they enjoyed doing Mindfulness to some music.

Week Ending 25/1/19

As part of our Art topic, we have been looking at some of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings. We have been inspired by his style and are in the process of completing our own version of his painting of ‘Sunflowers’.

Week Ending 18/1/19

Year 2 have been recognising different coins in Maths. On Tuesday they enjoyed playing a game which involved collecting different types of coins and ordering them from smallest to largest.

Week Ending 14/12/18

We are so proud of all the children for all the hard work and perseverance they have shown over the past few weeks whilst we have been practising Straw and Order.

This is a photo taken during our dress rehearsal on Monday of our quiz master and the 3 wise men.

Week Ending 7/12/18

Our Christmas production is well under way and the children have been working very hard at remembering their lines and learning all the songs.

Our back drop is looking fantastic, as I am sure you will agree. Thank you to Mrs Sharp and Mrs Allen for all their hard work!

Week Ending 30/11/18

We were lucky to have a visitor come to teach us more about being an ‘upstander’ as part of our Anti-bullying week education.

We all took part in a show and then Year 2 enjoyed a workshop where the children took part in role play activities and were taught what to say and do to anyone that might be bullying them or other people.

Week Ending 23/11/18

In D. T we have been exploring different dippers. The children ate carrots, cucumbers, pitta bread, tortilla chips, and bread sticks. They described the different flavours and decided that tortilla chips and pitta bread were their most favourite dippers!

Week Ending 16/11/18

Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed wearing their odd socks to school this week!

We have taken part in PSCHE lessons, celebrating how we are all different and learning why it is important to be a good friend.

Week Ending 9/11/18

On Thursday we were lucky enough to enjoy fantastic autumn weather for our Outdoor Learning Day. Year 2 made tree spirits, did out door symmetry and took part in some wonderful outdoor mindfulness.

All the children went home muddier than when they came in but with bright eyes, rosy cheeks and big smiles!

Week Ending 26/10/18

In English this week, we have been learning how to stay healthy by exercising and eating healthy food. The children worked in groups to come up with their ideas and have written information to advise others!

Week Ending 19/10/18

In Maths, we have been using rulers, to estimate and measure. The children looked around the classroom to find objects which were less than 30cm and more than 30cm.

Week Ending 12/10/18

Year 2 are thoroughly enjoying doing yoga with Cosmic Kids. As you can see they are becoming very flexible!

We also did Mindfulness in the hall too.

Week Ending 5/10/18

This week in English, we have started reading That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell. On Tuesday, the children enjoyed Hot Seating some of the main characters and exploring how they felt at certain times in the book.

Week Ending 28/9/18

This week Year 2 brought their favourite teddy to school. They talked to their partners, used adjectives to describe the teddies and then wrote our sentences into our English books.

Week Beginning 17/9/18

In Art, we have been learning about an abstract artist called Piet Mondrian. We have created our own primary coloured collages based on his ideas

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