Year 2 News
In English, the children are being taught instructional texts. During a practical activity, the children bathed a baby and subsequently developed their learning as they wrote their own instructions to accompany the baby. See more photos in our class gallery.
We have been studying "Five Minutes Peace" by Jill Murphy. The children had a great time during a role play activity as they rein acted the breakfast scene. See more photos in our class gallery.
In Art we have been learning how to focus on detailed elements of our work. The children went outside to observe the school building and discussed the shapes they could see within it. Back in the classroom, the children developed their physical and mathematical skills as they learnt how to draw straight lines, marking out the lengths they required using the cm guide on their ruler, making links to what they had been taught in their maths lesson. Using scissors, they cut the shapes out and constructed their own city scene. See more photos in our class gallery.
In recent weeks, the Year 2 children have worked hard on further improving their ball skills: they have enjoyed the tasks and practices set for them. Today, the children were put into groups of four and asked to devise a game of their own, which, when played, would facilitate the practice of their throwing and catching skills. They were have given balls, markers and bibs. Each group discussed different ideas and assessed whether or not they would be practical, develop their skills and be enjoyable. They worked very well together, especially when explaining their ideas and working out the rules of their game.
The children have been reinforcing their coin recognition skills . To further develop their knowledge, today we have had a practical maths lesson where we have learnt how to count coins from a purse. We then recorded the information on a number line to total the amount. See more photos in our class gallery.