Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday could you please make sure your child has their full PE kit on these days.
Homework books are given out on Fridays and need to be back in school by Wednesday. There will be a treat at the end of each term for the children that have completed their homework consistently.
Science – germs investigation
In Science, we have been learning about important Scientists that have changed the world. Today, we explored Louis Pasteur and discovered that he was interested in germs. He carried out many experiments and taught people that germs do not appear, but are spread through the air or through touch.
We used glitter to explore how easily germs can spread and were shocked with how far the glitter spread around the classroom. We washed our hands without soap and discovered that most of the germs were still on our hands!
Maths – money
In Maths, we have been learning all about money. First, we identified the value of each coin and note that we use. We were then able to use this knowledge to solve a range of Mathematical problems involving money:
- Counting the total in the jar
- Finding the total when buying two items
- Calculating change
This half term we are learning all about India. We started our topic by exploring a range of Indian food. Everyone enjoyed tasting the food but some of it was very spicy!
This week, we performed our Nativity to the other children at school and our families. We hope you enjoyed watching us retell the story of Jesus' birth.
Year 2 had a lot of fun at the Christmas Disco, dancing with their friends and singing along to the Christmas songs.
On Tuesday 3rd December we had a fantastic WW2 day. We explored a range of artefacts from World War Two and even got to see an original mickey mouse gas mask! We learnt all about the black out and what happened during this time. Our favourite part of the day was helping the injured soldiers, by shouting for help and bandaging up their wounds.
We were really excited to learn all about Martial Arts. We learnt some basic moves and even got to have a go with the pads and gloves!
To start our new Topic, we took on the role of a historian and explored the artefacts in the classroom. Our task was to discover what our new Topic is. We wrote down our evidence on post-it notes and shared this with the class. We were able to find out that our new Topic is all about World War Two and we are all really excited to learn all about this historical event!
This week in Maths, we have been looking at measurement. We used rulers and tape measures to measure a range of objects in centimetres. We then used these measurements to order a group of objects from shortest to longest and compared the differences between them.
Year 2 had lots of fun at the school disco dancing with their friends and singing along to the music.
October is the month of the Rosary. In Year 2, we have been exploring Rosary beads and identifying the prayer for each bead. We enjoyed making our own decade of the Rosary and used these during our collective worship.
In Maths we have been busy partitioning two digit numbers into tens and ones and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We are now moving on to learning our 3 times tables!
In English we have been using our imaginations to explore a range of texts including Journey by Aaron Becker and The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield. We worked in small groups to role play the journey we might take on the magic carpet and what we might see and do whilst we're there. Next we created our own wordless books and now we are currently writing an adventure about a lost item.