Year 2 w/b 30th October
Date: 3rd Nov 2023 @ 3:45pm
It has been great to welcome the children back to school for another half-term in Year Two.
Our week began with a shocking discovery when we returned from breaktime to find that Miss Roxburgh’s jewels had been stolen! We noticed that the culprits had left behind some clues. We spotted some green slime splattered by the treasure chest, Miss Roxburgh had felt a gust of wind and there was paper scattered all over the floor. These clues helped us to make predictions about the baddies who had stolen the jewels, using ‘because’ to explain our thinking. Thankfully, Mrs Henderson looked on the CCTV and eventually identified the baddies as the troublesome two, Filth and Vacuum. Later in the week, we read the first section of our story, ‘Send for a Superhero’. After that, we focused on adding the suffixes -ful and -less to create adjectives. We discovered that, for most words, the suffix is added with no change to the root word. However, if the root word ends in ‘y’ we needed to change the ‘y’ to an ‘i’ before adding the suffix. The children then used these adjectives (e.g. powerful, helpful, fearless) in some sentences to describe their superhero.
On Monday, we had a little visit to our new forest school classroom. We discussed some class rules that we will need to follow in order to stay safe in there and enjoyed hot chocolate and marshmallows.
In science, we have been discussing what a human needs to be healthy, why we warm up and what exactly we are warming up. We then looked at various photographs of athletes such as: Christiano Ronaldo, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Andy Murray and discussed what type of foods from our food pyramid they would need to eat to give them energy to perform. After this, we took part in a range of physical activities such as: skipping, jogging on the spot, star jumps and side steps. Finally, as a class we discussed what part of the body it was exercising and how we felt afterwards. In PE this week, we have moved on to our new unit ‘Ball games’ and learned the rules of bench ball. We are looking forward to learning the rules of new games next week!
In maths this week, we have been focussing on:
- Learning how to subtract by crossing 10. The range stays within 20, so the subtractions cross the 10 barrier.
- Building up our understanding of how to subtract from 2-digit numbers more flexibly, by subtracting from a given multiple of 10.
- Building on our subtraction skills to subtract across a multiple of 10.
Later in the week, we began our history learning for this half term where we will be focusing on children in Victorian times. As a hook for this unit, we first explored some Victorian artefacts and predicted what they may have been used for. This helped us to recognise that we do not only learn about history from the internet or books, artefacts are a great source of information! We then moved on to studying artefacts from Victorian schools, matching them up to their present-day equivalent and thinking about what they may have been used for.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask via email, Dojo or through a note in reading diaries.
I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.