Welcome back after a restful holiday. This week children have started their new topic 'Famous Explorers' and are looking forward to sharing their class assembly with you on Tuesday 1st May. I hope you all received your handmade invitation to this event? We also started our new Science topic on 'Plants - growing'. Children had great fun in making spinning helicopter seeds and testing them as you can see below.
Have a good weekend.
Year 2 have had a great week learning column addition and finishing off the Science topic on materials, They were designing and making bridges out of paper. They had to think about the structure of their bridges and the best way to make the paper/structure strong (since paper and tape were the only materials they could use). All bridges although different in design, stood the test of holding a small car.
Well done to all who made such an impressive effort with their Easter bonnets. Delightful to see them.
Lastly Y2 want to wish you an eggcellent Easter and hope you all have a cracking holiday.
As you know this term Year 2 have been studying Katie Morag stories in English and The Island of Coll in topic. This week the children designed their own collage's of the Island of Struay, marking landmarks such as the lighthouse, shop and post office, Grannie Islands house, the school, the castle, the forest and the Loch. They worked very well in groups, listening to each others ideas.
Year 2 have been learning this week about 3D shapes. One of the activities was to make a 3D shape from mini sticks and marshmallows so the children could count the edges and vertices. We all had great fun despite it being quite difficult to do, hands were washed thoroughly after the lesson.
A fantastic week of learning in Y2, children have written wonderful diaries as Charlie from 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory' the day he found a golden ticket. We also have more good news, we entered another writing competition from 'Young Writers', this time it was a short story the children had to plan and write. All pupils entered and all were successful, so another book to buy with published work in. GO Y2
Finally, I'm sure you are looking at the pictures thinking, what on earth are those Y2's doing? Well having great fun doing a Wake up Shake up song in class. See if the children can teach it to you.
Have a restful weekend.
Welcome back to a new year. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. We have new topics and learning for this term which you can view below.
24.11.17 In October Y2 entered a writing competition 'Young Writers'. They hold regular competitions open to all schools. If pupils are successful then their work is published in a book which parents can then order to buy. Y2 had to write riddles which they had great fun doing. Apart from 2 children who were unfortunately away at the time, the rest of the class entered. WELL I have great pleasure in announcing that today we received a letter explaining that there were over 12,000 entries for this competition......and...........all of Y2's entries were successful. Very, very exciting news and a huge well done to Y2. Today the children will be coming home with a letter about the competition. As parents you need to give parental permission for your child's work to be published. So please fill in the forms and return to address given a.s.a.p please. I believe the book will be published on the 28th Feb 2018 when order forms will be sent home to you, so you can order copies.
After the success of this competition Y2 are about to enter a story writing competition with 'Young Writers'. So when we hear back (poss. Jan/Feb) I will of course update you all.
Have a great weekend
As promised here is our fabulous display with our super painters. Well done to Y2
This week Y2 finished their Vincent Van Gogh pictures of 'The Sunflowers' and 'A Starry Night'. As you can see they have done tremendously well. 'The Sunflowers' are up in class (as you can see below) and 'A Starry Night' will be displayed in the KS2 corridor next term, so more photos to follow. Next term we will look at the painter L.S.Lowry.
A huge well done to Y2, you should be proud of becoming such budding painters. Have a wonderful half term.
Y2 had fun practicing their 2 x tables this week. They had to beat the clock and the racing car. Lots of competitive children in class. This is a great app for all the tables, getting progressively harder in each level. It is free to download onto phones and tablets. So have a go at home. Good luck winning!!
We have had a great week of learning in Year 2, here are some photos to share of our place value lesson in class today. (13.10.17)
Have a good weekend Year 2 you have worked hard.
Welcome to Year 2