Can you tell your family what we've been doing today?
Do you know the 5 parts to the story?
We decided that Rose ( the character from our story) has an active imagination and that the sinister creatures she saw in the wood might have been her mind playing tricks on her. We decided to make some dream catchers so that when she goes to bed all the creepy, scary things she was worried about don't stop her from sleeping.
Making the dream catchers required lots of team work, concentration and patience.
On Friday, we put on our wellies and went outside to explore the Forest School area. We pretended that we were the girl from the story, The Tunnel! We imagined how she felt going through the dark, creepy wood. Then we explored the forest area to find lots of adjectives to describe the appearance of things in the forest. Some of the words we found were words we have never used before, like eerie, sinister and gloomy.
Ms Lindsay taught us how to make expanded noun phrases using the cards we found. We made lots of different expanded noun phrases with our word cards.
Could you write, in the comments, your favourite new adjective or could you write an expanded noun phrase?
This afternoon we went into the hall and thought about the dilemma that the girl faces in our story, ' The Tunnel'.
We decided to make noises with our voices that we might hear inside a tunnel.... dripping noises, spooky ghostly sounds, tapping noises. Then, we introduced some instruments and used them to make different sounds too. It was rather noisy and loud in the hall!
Afterwards, we couldn't believe it when Mr Williams told us he had found a tunnel in the corridor! We had a dilemma.... do we go through it or not? All the Year 2 children were very brave and fearless, and crept through the tunnel whilst others made noises outside.
We got a real feeling for what it might've been like for the two characters in our story to enter the dark, mysterious tunnel .
What an exciting day we had in 2L ! Today, two Paramedics came into school to tell us all about their job and to answer our questions. We found out why paramedics are real heroes! They save so many people lives and help people when they are in need. We had the opportunity to get inside the ambulance and to see some of the equipment that they use in an emergency. We got to put on special gloves , have our heart rate checked and sit in the bed! We even got to go on the lift at the back! What a great day we had!
We have been reading the story 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne. We then acted out scenes from the book and thought about how the characters might be feeling and what they might be saying.
Look at these Gymnasts!
We are becoming confident using the equipment and travelling on it in different ways. We have been trying to hold a balance and thinking about how we hold our bodies whilst moving! No slouching in this class!
On Wednesday's we are really lucky to have coaches from Manchester City working with our Year 2 children. This week we have been practicing our football skills. Have a look at the pictures to see us in action.
Is it a bird ? Is it a plane? No...it's Supertato!
Supertato has been a marvelous hero saving the vegetables from the evil pea's horrid tricks!
Could you tell your family all about the amazing things Supertato has been doing today?
We made our very own Supertato characters and the children took them home! But watch out over the weekend because the Evil pea is on the run again...he could end up in your home! Will Supertato rescue anyone in your family this weekend? What amazing adventures will he get up too?
I can't wait to see your pictures and read your stories!
We have been trying really hard this week to get dressed for PE really quickly so that we can have lots of time in the hall. We used the floor space to make different shapes and then we got the equipment out safely. We then used the equipment to travel in different ways making sure we landed softly on our feet
( not stomping like elephants!) After this, we worked with partners to create different shapes together.
Don't forget your PE on Monday 2L!
Our new topic in Year 2 is called, ' I need a Hero!'
We kicked started our topic with a dressing up day. Lots of the children came to school as their Hero. Have a peek at the pictures and see what interesting characters and people we had at registration each morning.
Comment below and let us know who your Hero is?
It has been a challenging week in Maths. We have been counting out objects to represent a number, writing numbers in words and figures. Learning how to make numbers using different equipment.
We are beginning to understand how to partition numbers into Tens and Ones.
We worked in pairs and groups to race each other to make different numbers with the equipment.
Can you tell your family all the different ways in which we made 2 digit numbers?
Yippee it's September ....Which can only mean one thing! A New School Year! :)
We hope you had a lovely, relaxing Summer holiday and are ready for lots of exciting learning in Year 2!
Just a reminder....
Please bring your PE kit every week. We will be doing PE on Wednesdays,Thursdays and Fridays.
Children will get their new Reading Record and Reading Book on Monday.
If you would like to email me any pictures of things your children did over the Summer ...
My email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We've had such a GREAT first week back. We have been learning about each other and sharing information about our families, hobbies, likes and dislikes. I have been so impressed with all the children and I know we are going to have a fantastic year together.
To view or download a copy of the class topic sheets, please select the relevant link below:
Bring PE kits in on a Monday please and leave in school until Friday.
We will change Reading Books at least once a week so please bring book bags in daily.
Don't forget you can borrow books from the lending library which is open every morning from 8:55am till 9:10am.
This is situated in the Year 2 entrance.
(old office area )