Future Performers, Politicians or Mathematicians?
Autumn B, Week 6
In the penultimate week before the Christmas break, we have not stopped working! On Monday and Tuesday, we had the pleasure of performing 'The Magical Christmas Jigsaw' a grand total of FOUR times! We absolutely loved showing everyone how hard we have worked for the last 5 weeks and we hope everyone who came to see us enjoyed it just as much as we did.
On Thursday 12th December, Mrs Merrix taught us about 'Election Day'. At the beginning, a few of us had said we'd heard our parents talking about it but we were unsure what it all meant. We learned how old you have to be to vote, what we can vote for and why people vote for different political parties. Elvis (our classroom elf) had left his polling card and his own manifesto!
"If I was Prime Minister, I would make everyday Christmas!"
We were inspired to create our own manifestos and came up with some brilliant ideas:
'I would improve schools by training more people to be teachers.' - Seren
'I would give more food to homeless people.' - Logan FH
'I would plant more trees so there was more oxygen.' Beau
A Very Busy Week
Autumn 2, Week 5
Year 2 have had a jam-packed schedule this week and have been rehearsing almost non-stop for our performances of 'The Magical Christmas Jigsaw'. We can't wait to perform to our families and friends next week. We have also been extremely busy making our enterprise products for the school fair. We made baubles with pictures of us inside!
Christmas is Coming
Autumn B, Week 4
We have had such a busy week trying to get things ready for the coming weeks. Baubles have been made for the Christmas tree on our classroom door and look wonderful hanging up there! Year 2 also had a space in the hall to display some Christmas based artwork and we decided to do the stable scene. We loved mixing the different colours to show light and dark and completed our scenes with a silhouette of the stable. Take a look at our hard work below.
Autumn B, Week 3
This week, we have been starting to use formal written methods for addition! Year 2 are really getting the hang of this now. We know that we have to line up our numbers correctly and always start at the units. Next week, we are going to start looking at exchanging within the column method. Have a look at our 'How to' video below from out Year 2 experts!
Children in Need
Autumn B, Week 2
We had such a fun day on Friday! We came into school in our pyjamas and brought very kind donations for Children in Need. We discussed why we celebrate Children in Need and why we donate. I'd like to thank our Year 2 families for being incredibly kind. We raised a lot of money and I'm sure it'll be put to good use!
Autumn B, Week 2
On the 11/11, we learned about why we have Remembrance Day and Armistice Day. In class, we made our own poppies and write acrostic poems titled 'Remember'. Mrs Merrix has chosen lines from different Year 2 pupils to showcase our fantastic work:
Remember the soldiers who fought for us
Everyone wears poppies on November 11th
Many animals died in the wars
Empty battlefields are covered in blood red poppies
Military men and women protect our country
British people are grateful for soldiers
Every parade men and women march
Autumn B, Week 1
Well...we have started our second half term with an amazing performance of Robin Hood by the M&M Theatre Company. Year 2 loved watching the show and joining in with the rest of school - it was a lovely way to kick off the second Autumn term.
Talking PANTS with our School Nurse
We were lucky enough to have Rachel (our school nurse) in to class this week to talk to us about PANTS. Rachel spoke to us about how important it is to understand that we have rights over our body and to make sure we can tell a trusted adult if we feel uncomfortable or unsafe about how people treat us. We were shown a video from the NSPCC website about a dinosaur called Pantosaurus who taught us an awesome song with lyrics to help us remember what Rachel had taught us.
African Kente Cloths
As part of learning about the Kenyan culture, we have been looking at some of their artwork and crafts. We came across African kente cloths and loved the patterns they create with material. We had a go but used paper to create patterns similar to those traditionally used in Africa.
P.E with Mr Pickup
Year 2 are lucky enough to be taught P.E by Mr Pickup on Thursdays. This half term, they are developing their throwing and catching skills and have been learning to do this whilst moving! Take a look at the pictures below.
Going on Safari Bingo Homework
Although it proved a little too expensive to take all of Year 2 to Kenya and go on safari, our class have done the best job at bringing Kenya to Newburn. Check out some of their amazing creations.
Adding 2-digit numbers
This week, we have been learning to use resources to add two 2-digit numbers! We have been using Base 10 and Numicon to do the additions and it has been extremely helpful! We have been remembering to count the tens first and then the ones to get our final answer.
Animals including Humans
In our science topic, we have been thinking about how we grow and matching animals to their young. We found out that animals have different names when they are younger. Have a look at us matching them together.
Opening the Book
We were able to help out with 'Open the Book' for the first time. Year 2 helped to tell the story of creation to the rest of school.