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Week ending 24th September


We have had another great week in Year 2.


In English we have started writing our own information texts all about Florence Nightingale.  Next week we will be editing them and then writing up a best copy to go on display!  I am very excited to see the children's final work.


In science this week we investigated different materials to find out which would be the most suitable to make an umbrella out of!  We put some cotton wool into 4 different jars and covered each jar with a different material.  We then dropped water onto each material and watched to see what happened.  A while later, we removed the cotton wool from the jars to see whether it had stayed dry or got wet.  Can your child remember which material we decided would be best and why?



One of the highlights of this week was of course our European Day of Languages on Friday!  Year 2 learned all about Germany and even learned to speak a bit of German!  Everyone looked fantastic in the colours of the German flag, German football kits and German traditional outfits!




And finally, a huge congratulations to our Star Badge and Handwriting Award winners this week!

Week ending 17th September


We have had another super week in Year 2 this week with lots of fun and learning.


In maths, we have continued looking at the place value of 2-digit numbers and representing numbers in different ways.  We have looked at place value charts and part-whole model to help our understanding.


In English we have been learning about Florence Nightingale.  This week we started learning about the features of an information text, in preparation to write our own information texts about Florence Nightingale next week.


In history we continued learning about the Great Fire of London.  This week we learned about Samuel Pepys and his diary.  We discussed how his diary helps us to understand the events of the fire.  We then had a go at writing our own diary entries, imagining that we were eyewitnesses to the fire.  I was so impressed with the children's work!





We also had lots of fun learning to play the instruments in our music lesson this week!


Week ending 10th September


Welcome to Year 2!  We have had a super first week and been very busy.


In maths we have been looking at numbers up to 100.  We used practical equipment to help us to understand the value of each digit within the number.



In history we talked about chronological and what chronological order means.  Then we ordered ourselves chronologically according to our birthdays!


In RE this half term we are learning all about The Bible.  We began our topic by looking at lots of different Bibles.  We discussed what was the same and what was different about them, as well as deciding which Bible was our favourite and why.



This week we also enjoyed our first PE lesson outside in the sunshine!  We practised controlling the ball with our hands and with our feet before playing some attacking and defending games.



Also, congratulations to our first Star Badge winners!  These children have had a fantastic start to Year 2.  Well done!