Year 2 JF
Welcome to class 2JF!
In Year 2 we explore a broad and complex curriculum that inspires us to think creatively, write with passion and interest and solve mathematical problems. Take a look at what we've been up to recently...
We are currently learning about the life and work of William Morris and have created our own artwork in the style of this famous artist and manufacturer.
We used our observational skills to replicate flowers, leaves and vines before using oil pastel to bring them to life.
In computing we have been exploring photography. We have learnt the difference between landscape and portrait and can say which would be best to use depending on what we are photographing. We edited pictures by changing the contrast, light, hue and saturation and even applied some filters. Finally we brought all of our skills together to take the perfect selfies and edited them to match our personalities!
Take a look...
The Sea View World Record For The Longest CurlyWurly!
We investigated how we can change different materials by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. We found some materials could be changed and would return to their original state, however, some materials were left permanently changed.
We used our knowledge of changing materials to break a Sea View Curly Wurly Record.
We worked collaboratively to see who could stretch their CurlyWurly the longest! We had 2 stand out teams...
Jasmine and Riley managed to stretch theirs 84cm long.
with a record 87cm long CurlyWurly Harry and Alannah snatched the title!
Maths - Fractions
We explored the fractions of half and quarters using 2D shapes. We found different ways to show each fraction on the same shape by folding it in different ways. We discovered some 2D shapes, such as the triangle, can't be folded into quarters.
Mary Anning - Fossil Hunter
We explored the history of Mary Anning and her work of great scientific importance. Did you know she was the first person to discover a complete dinosaur fossil? Nor did a lot of people as many male scientists took credit for her finds for many years. We spent the afternoon creating our very own dinosaur fossils using a mould and plaster of Paris! It was great fun.
STEM visitors from Newcastle University
We have loved exploring all of the qualities needed to be a successful systems engineer. We built marble runs and had to employ the qualities of resilience, working collaboratively and imaginative.
We loved testing our marble runs and find creative ways to make them work!
Design & Technology - Healthy Wraps
In DT this term we designed our own healthy wraps. We taste tested lots of ingredients and used our scientific knowledge to help us make healthy choices. Then we designed and created our own wraps, which we enjoyed eating just as much! Finally we reviewed our creations and thought about changes we could make in the future.
The Day the Dragons Came
We have loved exploring number using our story as a stimulus for our Math investigation. We used cubes to explore different ways to share a number and recorded the addition sentence to show our results.
We worked systematically to find all of the possible combinations and had great fun doing it.
Significant People and Events in History
We have loved exploring the rich and varied curriculum in Year 2. It has kept us on our toes since we started. We really loved learning about significant people and events in history and enjoyed learning about the moon landing in 1969.
Science - Animals including Humans
We have loved the practical aspects of our Science curriculum in Year 2 so far. We have been looking at animals and their offspring; using our observational skills to categorise them by their properties and even comparing those animals that look like their offspring and those that do not.
This week we enjoyed learning about the importance of exercise when living a healthy lifestyle. We thought about how different exercises used different muscles and why these parts of our body are important in everyday life. Then we made some posters for Change 4 LIFE about the benefits of exercising.
Fantastic Mr Fox
In our reading groups some of us have been exploring the text Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl. We have really impressed all of the grown ups with our brilliant reading and understanding of the unusual and complex language.
We enjoyed exploring our PSHE book, The Huey's in the New Jumper by Oliver Jeffers, and thought about the ways being different can be positive. We designed our own Huey's to reflect our unique personalities and I'm sure you'll agree they are all pretty awesome! Why not share the story with your children at home.
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Key Instant Recall Facts for Maths
These are the key instant recall facts for Mathematics in Year 2.