Year 2 w/b 16th October
Date: 20th Oct 2023 @ 3:53pm
What a super first half term we have all had! It has been an absolute pleasure to teach in Year Two.
In English, we have been publishing our letters to Tom, learning all about adverbs and how to use them in a sentence and thinking about the difference between a statement, command, question and exclamation. We are very much looking forward to a new exciting text next half term.
Our PE session allowed us to demonstrate all of the skills that we have mastered in gymnastics. The children’s balances, turns, twists, spins and rolls have improved immensely over the half-term and it was lovely to see them working hard to complete each skill ‘like a gymnast’. We are all very much looking forward to ‘Ball games’ in PE next half term.
In science this week, we were all very excited to share our food diaries and tally off the food we had eaten into the appropriate food group box: fruit and vegetables, carbohydrates, protein, dairy and fats. We then discussed what is meant by eating ‘healthily’ and recapped that we should eat more of the foods that are at the bottom of the food pyramid and less of the food that is at the top. Later on, we completed a class survey surrounding our favourite foods. Unsurprisingly, chocolate cake won with 8 votes! Finally, we inserted this information into a block graph into our books.
In maths we have been: using their knowledge of number bonds to learn complements of 100; 10 + 90, 20 + 80, 30 + 70, and so on, adding and subtracting 1s to or from a 2-digit number without exchanging, using number bonds to help them and adding two single-digit numbers that total more than 10, by breaking one number into two parts to bridge the 10.7
In RE this week, we have reflected upon all of the different world faith books that we have looked at this half term (the Bible, Qur’an, Torah Scrolls and the Guru Granth Sahib) and thought about their similarities and their differences.
In Collective worship, we have focused on pumpkins of ‘Peace, Prayer and Praise’ in preparation for today’s finale. We have been amazed by all the effort and creativity that have produced such wonderful carved pumpkins. As the school gathered it was an incredible spectacle to observe the pumpkin lit messages. Year Two really enjoyed taking part in creating prayer hands back in the classroom.
It was lovely to talk to you all this week during parent consultations to share the fantastic progress that the children are making. I hope that you enjoy a restful break and I shall look forward to seeing everyone again on Monday 30th October.
Miss Roxburgh and the Year Two team.