Year 2 enjoyed some outdoor learning for World Maths Day! They looked at the investigation 'The Amazing Splitting Plant!' The children needed to work together and use their knowledge of multiplication to solve the problem. Well done year 2!'
Year 2 have been lucky enough to have the police visit us.
The police officers told us about their jobs and how they can help us.
We had so much fun asking them questions and trying on their special uniforms. Don’t we look amazing?
In Topic we have been learning about Antarctica and the famous explorer Ernest Shackleton.
We took part in a drama activity to imagine being Shackleton’s crew stranded on the ice when the Endurance got trapped. We thought about how we would feel and what we would do to survive in the extreme conditions. We learnt a lot about team work and keeping positive when faced with difficulties.
We used our drama work to help us write diary entries as crew members. We used connectives like: and, so, because, but, although to extend our sentences.
In Maths we have started looking at multiplication.
We have been making equal groups of different sizes using a variety of things including: ourselves, pegs, cubes, Dienes, counters and pictures.
We have learnt to record our equal groups in a range of ways:
- Word sentences 6 groups of 2
- Number sentences using repeated addition 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 - Number sentences using the multiplication or “groups of” symbol: 6 X 2
- Number lines
Making Tudor Houses
Thank you for all of the boxes. Y2 have been working hard to turn them into Tudor houses, like the houses that were in London in 1666, the time of the Great Fire. So far we have painted them white to represent the daub, which would have been made with a mixture of clay, straw and dung! Next we have carefully added black, paper strips to be the wooden wattle. The class measured the strips against the box to make them the correct size before cutting and syicking them in place. They worked carefully together as a team. We will keep you posted on our progress – roofs next!
The Great Fire of London Drama
This week Y2 have acted out the Great Fire of London. We pretended to be the Tudor houses, all squashed together. We were able to see how the fire spread from house to house, helped by the cramped conditions, dry wooden frames and the wind.
We tried to extinguish the fire by passing buckets of fire down the line, but just got wet and exhausted!
Finally, we had to blow up some of the houses to make a firebreak and stop the fire spreading.
A visit from the Fire Service
On Wednesday we were fortunate to have the Fire Service visit us. We were pleased to hear that fire-fighting has improved since 1666.
The class learnt how to call 999 in an emergency and decide which emergency service to ask for. Please help your child to learn their address and postcode so they are prepared if they ever need to call for help.
The children practised making good decisions about what is safe and not safe to play with. They also learnt a rhyme to keep them safe around matches and lighters. Finally, we learnt the importance of smoke alarms and how to check them regularly.