On Friday we were very lucky as we got to go outside to look at the fireworks display. It was very noisy!
In the afternoon we had a lovely time creating some firework art pictures
This week we have been looking at expanded noun phrases in literacy. We had chance to work outside in the tipi where the rain gave us good sound effects for the phrases we were trying to create!!
We chose 2 adjectives to describe each noun to create our phrases. Which ones do you like best?
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 2S ! Today, two Paramedics came to school to tell us all about their job and to answer our questions. 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 on the bed! We even got to go on the lift at the back! What a great day we had!
We have been learning all about
POP ART. What is pop art? Can
you remember? What words can
describe Pop Art?
We have been learning all about Roy Fox Lichenstein.
Roy Fox Lichenstein was born in New York, America in 1923.
He was very unique in that his style of art looked like it was
from a comic book. He created his artwork using very small
dots and the colours red, blue, yellow and white.
We created our own Pop Art in our sketch books. We wanted to create our art work in the style of Roy Lichenstein. We looked at some examples of comic book art and then wrote some onomatopoeia words in our sketch books.
In literacy we have been introduced to a new book - The Tunnel.
Have a look at the front cover. What might the story be about? Class 2S have been playing detective and writing some questions on what might happen in the story.
Take a look at some of our fantastic questions.
I can't wait to start reading The Tunnel.
This term in year 2 we are very lucky to be taking part in some football training. Every Wednesday afternoon we go out onto the astroturf to work with a football coach from Manchester City Football Club.
Have a look at what we have been up to.
This week in gymnastics we have been practicing lots of different movements for our floor warm ups.
As part of our warm up we have been learning how to perform a teddy roll, a log roll and a tuck roll. We have been jumping in different ways and learning how to make different shapes with our bodies. We have also been performing 'weight on hands'. This is when we have our body weight on our hands, such as handstands and cartwheels.
Have a look at some of our photos. It can be a bit tricky taking photos when everyone is moving about but Ms Stapleton did try her best!
Your child/children will take part in PE
lessons EVERY week.
Children need to bring their PE kit to school on Monday. They can leave it in school all week and take it home on Friday.
Supertato's work is never done! There are always vegetables to rescue. Here are our Supertatoes all ready for action. No-one knows where they will be needed next. It could be your house. Let us know if there is any action around the kitchen or beyond this weekend.
This week in numeracy we will be carrying on with our counting. We are counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
Remember it's really important to count backwards too. Counting backwards will really help us with our subtraction strategies later on.
We are also learning about place value. To help us understand place value we are using lots of different equipment. Here are some pictures of us using all the different equipment. Which one do you like best? Do you prefer the base 10 or beadstrings? Can you work out what 2 digit numbers we have made?
Here is a link to game for you to practice your understanding of place value.
We all had a session in the Forest School site on our field. We were learning how to make shelters for when it rains. The first thing we have to learn is the Timber Hitch (a knot).
This is a knot that will help us when we need to make a temporary shelter with tarpaulins.
It is not as easy as it looks as we found out when we all had a go.
It really helps if you work with someone!!
This week we have been thinking about our own aspirations. Can you remember what the word 'aspiration' means?
You're never too young to have aspirations. In class we talked about the things we are good at, things we want to improve, things we are looking forward to and what we want to be when we grow up.
In year 2 we have children that want to be scientists, doctors, nurses, zoo keepers, make-up artists, police officers, shop keepers, footballers and singers.
What wonderful aspirations they have!
Work hard and always follow your dreams.
This week in numeracy we have been reading and writing two digit numbers in words and figures. We played lots of different games.
Here we are working with a partner. 1 person had to cover some numbers on the 100 square and their partner had to work out which ones were covered.
We had some 100 squares that had been cut up and we had to put them back together.
We have been reading a two digit number as a word and then writing the numeral.
We have been learning how to make different two digit numbers from just 4 single digit numbers.