Please see below some important information about life in year 2!
Week beginning 20th September 2021
What a wonderful start to the week! This week we are reading the story 'Mog and the V-E-T' and have been acting out the story in the ampitheatre using props too! We have also been rewriting the story using a story mountain and have been talking about the structure of a story - beginning - middle and end.
In Science and Technology we have been exploring pet carriers and have planned our own group pet carrier - we cannot wait to make these next week. We have also been exploring materials when creating a pet bed - investigating what materials make the best bed for animals - thinking about what all animals 'do'.
We have been learning to count in 2's. 5's and 10's and have been using number squares to identify patterns. We have also practically made sets of items, in the indoor and outdoor and used numicon to count in sets too.
We have been exploring the story of creation and recalled what Christians believe God made during the 7 days. We have also discussed various scenarios and sorted them into groups - right/wrong/unsure.
Class 6 DOJO Award winner is.............
This week we have been adding and taking away tens, correcting sentences by putting full stops and capital letters and writing about our favourite animals. In Welsh we have made a list of the Welsh words we already know and we came up with over 60. BENDIGEDIG. In p.e. we played Stuck In The Mud. Okey Cokey and Creep Up On The Teacher. In R.E. we read the story of The Ten Commandments and thought about school rules. We have been making animals using playdough and have been playing in the vet role play area again. Our letter of the week was J. We have been learning the names of some animals in Welsh and we made a book called "Beth Wyt Ti?" (What are you?)
Class 5 do jo champion of the week
Just look at that smile! If you could see Mrs Marten's right now it is even bigger! Bethany is our dojo champion of the week. She is such a little super star, always having beautiful manners and kind and caring hands. Bethany has worked super hard this week with her great sentence writing and has made HUGE progress with her brilliant reader! Well done Bethany - I am so lucky to have you in my class.
Week beginning 13th September 2021
This week we are focusing on pets! We have been learning about how to care for pets and the things they need to survive. We have been reading lots of facts about cats and have been answering some tricky questions about the text we have read. We have also been focusing on how to compose sentences remembering full stops and capital letters and have corrected some incorrect sentences. We have been talking about our favourite pets and have been describing and writing about them.
We have enjoyed playing 'guess the pet' during our topic work and have given our friends clues (orally and written) about a pet using super adjectives.
In numeracy we have been adding 1's and 10's to two digit numbers, using a number square to help us.
We have enjoyed making our own playdough animals using out very own piece of playdough and have used adjectives to describe them.
In R.E we have explored the story of God giving Moses the 10 Commandments and have talked about the rules we have around us.
In P.E we are playing a range of circle and group games - developing our running and dodging. We are also playing 'creep up on the teacher'! :-)
In year two we have had a very, very busy week. We have been reading new reading books (lots of children will be bringing more challenging books home from next week), we have been talking about our feelings in English and Welsh and we have learned new songs. In our number work we have been adding Numicon shapes and we have been sorting animals into different categories as well as doing p.e. using the new I Pads, making paper plate faces and talking and writing about our hopes for Year 2. The teachers and TAs are certainly ready for a rest and we are sure the children are too. Over the weekend remember to log on to Readiwriter (everyone who scores 1000 points or more will get a Dojo on Monday) and look at Google classroom to find this week's homework. Have a great weekend.
Well done to our Dojo cup winner this week too. CONGRATULATIONS
Class 5's Dojo champion of the week - 10th September
This week our DoJo champion is Super Sebastian! Sebastian is an absolute delight to have in our class and really has made an amazing start to life in year two! He has the most amazing manners and always completes his learning challenges with a sparkling smile. Da iawn Sebastian!
Week beginning - 6th September 2021
Welcome to our new Class Page. We hope you really like it. We have had a fabulous first full week back in school and the children have really impressed Mrs Marten and Mr Williams. Mrs Tariq is class 5's teaching assistant and Mrs O'Farrell is Class 6's!
This week we have becoming more familiar with ordering and comparing 1, 2 and 3 digit numbers and have been using numicon in different ways to make numbers. We have also been talking and writing about our holiday news, using punctuation carefully and trying to use adjectives to make our writing more interesting! Please see the link to a punctuation game we have been playing in class.
We have been talking about ourselves - our families, hobbies, likes and dislikes. We have been recapping our Welsh knowledge of feelings and we have been learning some new Welsh words too. We have been using oil pastels to sketch self portraits - which look absolutely amazing!
This term out topic is 'all creatures great and small' - we are starting to focus on animals belonging in each of the sets -
Children have sorted pictures into sets and have drawn pictures and wrote simple facts about an animal belonging in each group.
In music we have been exploring long and short sounds and are beginning to explore the number of syllables in animal words - using clapping to show the syllables. We have also been learning a couple of Collective Worship songs - see below for the links.