Welcome to Year 2JF!
We have settled in to our busy timetable in Year 2 and have enjoyed exploring the creative curriculum. Take a look at what we have been up to...
Ever wondered if 'The Three Little Pigs' was a true story? We're finding out about the wolf's version of events but we're not sure whether or not we believe him. What do you think? Keep a look out for our learning popping up below as we explore this spin on a classic tale.
Science Week 2019
During our Science Week 2019 we were given the big question 'What rubbish is on our beaches?' We spent the morning exploring our local beach and recorded the rubbish we found using tally charts. When we got back to class we displayed our findings on pictograms and bar charts.
We used '1 is a snail 10 is a crab' as a stimulus for our number work. We explored different ways to make numbers by combining combinations of creatures. We used a range of strategies to help us solve each problem including counting on, counting altogether and exchanging values. Take a look at how we got on...
We used the story 'Unlucky Bean 13' to help us learn about sharing. We counted out the correct number of beans and drew plates to share the beans between. We counted each group to check they had the same and used words like equally to describe our successful sharing.
In Maths we have been using the story '100 Hungry Ants' to help us learn about repeated addition and multiplication. We explored all the ways we could arrange our ants into arrays and record the repeated addition. We had lots of fun using raisins as ants to create groups of numbers.
We have enjoyed exploring the religion of Judaism. We looked closely at the Synagogue and the features inside. We explored the role of the Rabbi as a leader of the faith and his wider role in the community. We thought about why the Torah Scrolls are important to Jewish people and made our own with promises to be kind and helpful.
We enjoyed exploring 3D shapes in Maths and loved making our own skeleton shapes using art straws. We used our observational skills to record the properties of our shapes and even looked at the 2D shape faces that made up our shape.
We have been lucky enough to work with Northumbria University's STEM department and they came in to do a marble run workshop with us! We learnt all about being a systems engineer and what skills you need to be good in this role.
In our phonics groups we have been learning lots of new sounds to support our reading and writing. Why not try some of the fantastic games that we use in school by clicking on the word 'Phonics'.