Year 2S are back!

We never left you but technical difficulties have meant we have been unable to share our learning so prepare yourself for a lengthy update!

In English we imitated a lovely story about a lost 'Little Boat' by Kathy Henderson.  We loved visualising different parts of his adventures, drawing these scenes and writing what we could see, hear, feel, smell and taste.  These are strategies we use in Reciprocal Reading too.  In Week 2 we innovated a whole class version and did alot of work on similes to describe snow and sand storms, tsunamis, whirlpools and tornados.  We included allteration using ongoing verbs such a twisitng, turning, twirling, terrifying, towering, swirling, speeding, spinning, whirling and whizzing.  Can you work out which verbs we used to make alliterative sentences? We have also begun developing an understanding of personification. This week we all received 'Super Writer' Stickers because Miss Staples visualised all of our invented versions.  This was because of the imaginative description we used.

In Maths this term we have been focusing on using our knowledge of number bonds and other facts to solve additions, bridge 10 and find the difference. We completed our first 'Mastery' session which started with a question - 'Have you mastered giving change from 10p or 20p?  We learned a new strategy called 'In a Nutshell'.  This means Partner A shares their thinking but Partner B feeds it back to the class.  Partner A then adds any details missed.  We were very good at it.  We then recording our thinking using different coloured pens so Miss Staples knew who had come up with which strategies.  We loved being Maths Masters!

Topic - As Secret Agents, our first Mission was to raise the Titanic from her watery grave through Art.  We created an enormous mural using printing techniques and showed off our Reciprocal learning abilities. We have also sketched her image using pencils and charcoal. We got very messy because you have to rub the charcoal to create different effects. You can use a rubber too!

In Computing we have discussed what makes a good photo. We have also begun researching good images and photos of the Titanic using 'Bing' on the ipads.

Miss Staples is very proud of our learning so far this term.  Keep being 'lost in your learning' 2S!

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Class 2S
21 May 2018 - 8:23pm
In our Geography focused topic - Formula 1, we have been learning to locate where the UK fits into the wider world. We then extended our...
Class 2S
1 May 2018 - 5:16pm
Well 2S certainly returned from their half term break ready to engage in new learning and build on prior learning. They have shown great enjoyment...
Class 2S
16 March 2018 - 4:05pm
This week the emphasis has most definitely been on the Arts.  Play rehearsals are in full swing, preparing for a performance after the Easter...
Class 2S
10 March 2018 - 1:46pm
Week 3 ended with much excitement with a Governor visit, World Book day and snow! The children thoroughly enjoyed coming to school dressed as...
Class 2S
24 February 2018 - 11:56am
What a fabulous start to term 4. 2S came back ready to learn and with such enthusiasm! In English we began imitating a new text, a recount...
Class 2S
25 January 2018 - 3:50pm
This week in 2S the Maths focus was revisiting and developing the children's understanding of the Year 2 subtraction method which involves '...
Class 2S
13 January 2018 - 11:57am
In Maths the children have been reviewing and developing their knowledge of 3d shapes to include recognising 2d shape faces, edges and vertices....
Class 2S
11 December 2017 - 10:13am
Well it is fair to say that Friday's snow added a sense of excitment to the end of a great learning week.  In Outdoor Learning...
Class 2S
4 December 2017 - 8:15pm
2S have been truly busy the last few days.  They have produced writing of an excellent quality that is imaginative, with many...
Class 2S
4 December 2017 - 8:15pm
2S have been truly busy the last few days.  They have produced writing of an excellent quality that is imaginative, with many...
Class 2S
12 November 2017 - 11:24am
What a Wonderful Wednesday! As part of the children's 'Fantastic Flight' topic, Mrs Oatridge kindly arranged for a rather...
Class 2S
4 November 2017 - 1:49pm
What a fantastic start to Term 2. All the children have returned motivated and ready to learn and their enthusiasm has been sustained all week...
Class 2S
6 October 2017 - 5:44pm
The children have shown great readiness to work and resilience this week developing and in many cases securing their understanding of the Year 2...
Class 2S
24 September 2017 - 2:33pm
I was not disappointed in English! The pride I felt reading 30 invented stories, written by the budding 2S authors was immense. Every child...
Class 2S
17 September 2017 - 1:01pm
The children have really engaged with all aspects of learning in all subjects this week. Well Done 2S! In English they developed their...