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Autumn 2, Week 7.

 

What an exciting week! This week, the children have enjoyed using the snow as a stimulus for their writing. They used their own experiences to talk about how the snow felt, and have been writing a recount based on the view of James from ‘Walking in the air’.

Autumn 2, Week 6. 

 

Continuing with our theme of 'Beat, Band, Boogie', we have been designing and beginning to make our box guitars. The children watched a youtube video to see how it is made ( see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3TAmEuhZ4k ) and had a go at making one themselves. The first stage was painting the boxes.

 

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Autumn 2, Week 5

 

This week in Science we have been experimenting with sounds. We conducted an experiment with a focus on fair testing: we used a trundle wheel to measure how far the sound travelled. When we were outside, we had children marking every 5 metres and raised our hand to see how far the sound travelled.

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Autumn 2, Week 4. 

 

 

This week we have been experimenting with sounds and playing musical instruments. We have been focussing on the notes ‘a’, ‘c’ and ‘d’. We worked hard to play the notes in time with the music! Can you see how hard we are concentrating?

 

 

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Autumn 2, Week 3.

 

Another busy week in Year 2! This week we have started to look at money. Look at the coins below, which do you recognise?

 

In Topic, we have been learning a new song, based around Christmas. It is called ‘Ho Ho Ho’ and includes a rap!

Autumn 2, week 2.

 

What a busy week! On Monday, we had a football skills lesson with Miss Phillips. We built on previous learning by playing a game based around minions, but this time it had 3 levels! The children really enjoyed developing their skills and working as a team.

 

 

Picture 1 We had to score points by getting to the 'houses'.
Picture 2 Waiting for a friend to free me!
Picture 3 Caught out!
Picture 4 Using the space well
Picture 5 Level one: looking at the space around us.

 

As part of our topic ‘Beat Band Boogie’, Year 2 went on a sound walk. We looked at the human and physical features of our environment and investigated which features made the best sounds.

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The start to this week has been very exciting, we hosted our art gallery! The children have worked extremely hard on the build up to this, especially when they were planning their final pieces. We would like to say a big thank you to all the parents that attended: the children were all extremely excited and we hope you enjoyed looking at their art work.

The Year 2 Famous Art Gallery!

This week, year 2 have been learning about Diwali, also known as the festival of light. We re-told the story and have been practising creating beautiful Rangoli patterns! We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the festival’s traditions and how children in Year 2 celebrate at home.

Rangoli patterns

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This week in Year 2 has been very arty. We have been making ice paintings: this involves mixing paint with water and freezing. When this melts it creates a beautiful picture as you can see below!

 

 

 

 

 

In English this week we have been learning the story of ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’ off by heart with accompanying actions. Our Maths focus this week has been adding 2 digit numbers. Can you practice your number bonds at home?

 

Another busy week in Year 2! We have been writing recipes for our magic potions in English, with a grammar focus of imperative verbs. In Topic we have continued our learning on ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures’: we have used the marbling technique to create unique potion bottles.

 

This week in Maths we have been learning our number bonds to 10 and 20. Why not have a go at home? Follow the link below to a number bond game. 

 

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/numberbond.html

What an exciting week we have had in Year 2! We have continued our learning on Muck, Mess and Mixtures and took inspiration from ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ to go outside and create our own magic potions! We will then be applying this experience in the classroom by writing a recipe for each group’s potion.

Making Magical Potions

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