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Autumn term

Week Beginning - 5.12.22

English

This week in English we planned and then wrote our own newspaper articles. 

We wrote about the Great Fire of London and imagined what would would have been

said at the time of the fire to spread the word about what was happening. 

We also planned and wrote a letter to Miss Hester asking if we can have a class Christmas party

next week. We were very careful to ask her politely and to explain why we felt we deserved it. 

 

Maths

In Maths this week we have been continuing our work on 2D and 3D shapes and also 

recapped our work on addition and subtraction with 2 2-digit numbers. 

 

RE

In Religious Education this week we had a visit from the priest at St Michael's Church. 

He came in to speak to us about Christmas and we also had the chance to ask

him questions about his faith and the festive season. 

 

Well done to everyone in Year 2 who is reading 4 times or more at home!

 

Week Beginning - 28.11.22

English

This week we have continued with our Great Fire of London topic. We pretended we were Samuel Pepys and wrote our own diary. We had to remember all of the things we have learnt this term like full stops, capital letters, noun phrases and question marks.

  We have also been practising our reading skills for our two special quizzes.

Maths

In maths, we continued to learn about shapes and their properties. We also had to show all of the things we know in maths when we did our two special quizzes. 

 

We have spent lots of time rehearsing our play this week- thank you to everyone for practising any lines they have at home. We are taking our time to make it perfect for when you all to come and watch.

 

Well done to everyone in Year 2 who is reading 4 times or more at home!

 

Week Beginning - 21.11.22

English

This week in English we have been writing about the Great Fire of London day by day. We focussed on exactly what

happened on Sunday 2nd September 1666, Monday 3rd September 1666, Tuesday 4th September 1666 and 

Wednesday 5th September 1666. We made sure to use noun phrases and the correct punctuation in our

writing but also worked on our stamina for writing too. 

 

Maths

In Maths we started looking at 2D and 3D shapes. We worked on counting the number of sides and vertices 

as well as just knowing the names of 2D and 3D shapes. At the end of the week we looked at symmetry and discussed

what makes certain shapes symmetrical and where the lines of symmetry could be. 

 

Science

In Science we have been continuing our Plants topic. We looked at germination and what it means when a seed

germinates and which conditions are best to help it grow. 

We conducted an experiment in small groups and have planted cress seeds in different conditions to see the

results e.g. wet / dry and light / dark. We're excited to see the results in the coming weeks!

 

 

Well done to everyone in Year 2 who is reading 4 times or more at home!

 

A big thank you to everyone for bringing in a bottle for the Christmas Fete and for coming

along to support us and the PTA too. 

 

Week Beginning - 14.11.22

English

In English this week we have been learning and writing about our new topic - the Great Fire of London! 

 We have written factual sentences about the Great Fire and focussed on using capital letters and full stops correctly. 

Towards the end of the week we started thinking about noun phrases for the Great Fire

e.g. orange flames, burning houses, scared people. We then had a go at putting these noun

phrases into our own sentences. 

 

Maths

In Maths this week we have been continuing with our addition and subtraction learning. 

We started learning about the written method (column method) for both addition and subtraction. 

We started the week with addition without exchanging and then moved onto addition with exchanging. 

We then worked on subtraction in the same way, no exchanging and then exchanging. 

 

History

This week we were very lucky to have a visitor come in from the Epping Forest District Museum in Waltham Abbey.

They came in and spoke to us all about the Great Fire of London and we even had a chance

to look at old maps of London which showed us the areas that were damaged by the fire. 

It was really exciting to have someone who knows a lot about the Great Fire of London come in and speak to us. 

 

 

 

Well done to everyone in Year 2 who is reading 4 times or more at home!

 

Week Beginning - 07.11.22

English

In English this week we have been using the Gruffalo story to help us practice our grammar skills. We have learnt about apostrophes for contractions e.g. 'don't' and possession e.g. 'the Gruffalo's back' as well as different contractions such as 'and', 'but', 'so' and 'because'. 

Maths

This week we have been subtracting using the Base 10. We learnt how to find the number and then take away the second number. If we didn't have enough ones, we needed to exchange one 10 for 10 ones first. 

History

Today we started our topic on the Great Fire of London! We had a drama lesson in the hall where we acted out some of the events that happened - it was lots of fun!

 

Thank you very much to those that have completed the homework this week.

 

Week Beginning - 31.10.22

English and Art

This week we looked at the story of Guy Fawkes and fireworks. We wrote about the events in our own words thinking carefully about capital letters and full stops. We also wrote some noun phrases to describe fireworks e.g. 'the golden fountain' or 'an incredible, colourful rocket'. 

In art, we made some firework pictures using chalk and black paper:

Maths

In Maths, we have been continuing our unit of addition and subtraction. We have spent lots of time using base 10 to help us to add two 2-digit numbers. We started with numbers that did not cross 10 and then moved on to numbers that did. It was quite tricky but we all persevered. 

Homework

We are now adding a weekly piece of homework on to the Google Classroom. Please log in using your child's details (that are in the front of their reading diaries) each week to see what tasks we have set. The work is not compulsory but we really hope you will enjoy the activities that we set.

 

Week beginning - 17.10.22

English

This week in English we have been looking at the story 'Look Up'. The story is about a young girl named Rocket

who dreams of becoming an astronaut like Mae C Jemison. We sequenced images from the story and 

wrote full sentences to accompany each image. We also recorded noun phrases for each character in the story 

e.g. black hair, orange jumpsuit, kind Mum. 

 

 

Maths

In Maths we have been recapping subtraction. We have worked on using number-lines and 10 frames to solve

subtraction calculations. We have also solved some word problems involving subtraction. 

 

 

Computing

In the Computer Suite we explored logging into our Google Classroom accounts. 

Our log ins have been put into our reading diaries which means we can access our Google

Classroom accounts at home. 

 

Have a wonderful half term! We will see you back at school on Tuesday 1st November 2022

 

Well done to everyone in Year 2 who is reading 4 times or more at home!

 

Week beginning - 10.10.22

English

This week in Year 2 we have been learning about different famous and significant individuals

as part of Black History Month. First we learnt about Sir Mo Farah and focussed on using capital letters and 

full stops correctly in our writing. Next, we learnt about the footballer Marcus Rashford and focussed on 

forming our letters correctly. After that, we learnt about the Olympic female boxer Nicola Adams and focussed this time 

on checking our sentences to make sure they made sense. Finally, we learnt about the talented musician Nina Simone

and focussed again on forming our letters clearly and correctly. 

 

Maths

In Maths we have been working on our addition and subtraction skills. We have worked with adding

a single and double digit together as well as 3 1-digit numbers too. On Friday we worked on finding 

the next multiple of 10 from a given number e.g. from 37 the next multiple of 10 would be 40. 

 

PSHE / Computing

This week our school had a visit from The Two Johns about internet safety. We had an assembly with them

and learnt lots of new things about e-safety. On Friday we wrote about our favourite facts that we learnt 

and each drew our favourite things to do on our devices at home. 

 

Well done to everyone in Year 2 who is reading 4 times or more at home!

 

Week beginning - 03.10.22

English

This week we have been reading and writing about the story King and King. We sequenced pictures from the story and created noun phrases. We have rewritten the story in our words thinking really carefully about full stops, capital letters and letter formation. 

On Friday we learnt about Louis Armstrong and continued to practise writing sentences in our English book. 

 

Maths

We have been learning about how number sentences can be related.

We have been learning that if 5+3=8 then we also know that 3+5=8, 8-5=3 and 8-3=5. 

  Also, if we know that 7+2=9 then we know that 70+20=90.

 

Computing

We have been practising our typing skills using 'BBC Dance Mat Typing'. The children can continue to practise

this at home if they want to.

 

Well done to everyone in Year 2 who is reading 4 times or more at home!

 

Week beginning - 26.9.22

English

This week in English we have been continuing with our Kings and Queens topic. As a class we read the story

Paddington at the Palace and then sequenced the images and wrote sentences to match each image. 

We also had a go at writing a retell of Paddington at the Palace in our own words. 

Towards the end of the week we thought about what we would do if we were King or Queen for the day and thought

very carefully about verbalising our sentences before recording them.

Finally, we looked at a Paddington comprehension based on the video of Paddington at

Buckingham Palace from the Queen's Platinum Jubilee earlier this year. 

 

   

 

Maths

In Maths we have been continuing to work on place value but have also started to recap on counting in 

2s, 5s and 10s. We have sequenced numbers, completed number tracks and solved word problems involving

2s, 5s and 10s. We also started to explore counting in 3s too. 

 

Religious Education

In RE this week we have continued to learn about Judaism and more specifically the Torah. 

 

Well done to everyone in Year 2 who is reading 4 times or more at home!

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Week beginning - 19.9.22

After a sad start to the week following on from the Queen's funeral on Monday we were very excited to have

our first Sports Day/Morning! We took part in lots of different races including a sprint race, egg & spoon,

a sack race, a space hopper race and a bean bag balancing race. 

We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed watching the other children in Year 1 take part too. 

The adults at school were very proud of the children and noticed how many of them did not give up

and kept going right until the very end! 

 

English

In English we have been continuing to learn about Kings and Queens and this week we learnt specifically about

King Henry VIII and Queen Victoria. We also completed a class comprehension about the Royal Family and 

answered questions carefully about what we had read. 

 

Maths

This week in Maths we have been looking at numbers line and comparing objects. We had a go at estimating numbers 

on a number line and thought about counting in 2s, 5s and 10s on a number line and not just in 1s. 

 

PSHE

In PSHE this week we learnt about our rights and responsibilities. We spoke about our own responsibilities in school 

e.g. looking after our belongings, being kind to others, following instructions etc..

 

Well done to everyone in Year 2 who is reading 4 times or more at home!

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Week beginning - 12.9.22

We were very sad in Year 2 to hear about the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

We had some time on Friday to think about her and spoke about why some people may be sad or wearing black in

the coming 10 days of mourning. 

 

English

This week we have started our Kings and Queens topic, which was planned before the sad passing

of our Queen last Thursday. We have learnt about Queen Elizabeth II and have also written a letter

to King Charles III welcoming him to the new job and expressing our sadness that his Mummy has

passed away. Next week we will continue to learn about famous Kings and Queens from the past. 

Maths

In Maths this week we have been working on place value and thinking about 10s and 1s.

We have used base 10, a part/whole model and number lines to show numbers in different ways. 

Art

As part of our Kings and Queens topic, we have also painted watercolour

side profiles of Queen Elizabeth II. We have displayed some of them in Rowan Class's

window as a sign of respect.

 

 

 

We have also coloured in candles to have in our classroom windows that are also

to show respect Queen Elizabeth II. 

 

 

Well done to everyone in Year 2 who is reading 4 times or more at home!

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Week beginning - 5.9.22

 

Our first week back at school in Year 2 has been very busy! We have been settling into our new classes and mixing

with our new classmates and adults. 

English

We have been writing up the class rules that we agreed together and made sure we left clear finger spaces

between our words. We have also been learning about the past and present tense. We thought about what we had in our classroom in Year 1 compared with our new Year 2 classrooms

e.g. In Year 1 we had a role play area but in Year 2 we have a bigger reading corner. 

Maths

In Maths we have been recapping our place value work and have been looking at base 10 and part/whole models. 

 

Well done to everyone in Year 2 who is reading 4 times or more at home!