Teacher – Miss Checkland

Teaching Assistant- Mrs Singh

 

 

Year  2 have gone penguin crazy this term!  We have been sharing lots of stories with penguins in them and our favourites have been Lost and Found and Blue Penguin.   We were so inspired we even wrote our own stories based on Lost and Found, with a clear beginning, middle and end.   We have also used our new found penguin facts and information to write information reports.

All of the children have amazed us with their fantastic skills and knowledge of place value and number.  They have used lots of different equipment to show numbers and to explain tens and ones.  We have been recording our numbers with tens and ones grids and part, part whole models.  The children have really focused on explaining what they know about numbers and how they can compare them.   We have built on our year one skills in addition and have used equipment and pictures/models to help us with this.  

In Science we have been exploring materials and discussing the properties and uses of different materials.  We have explored how materials can be stretched and twisted and when this is useful.  We are still working on looking at how materials such as metal and plastic have different properties and uses.

Our Autumn topic is about the history of transport.    We started comparing modern transport and transport from the past and sorting this on to a timeline.  We then made Viking long ships as an early form of transport.   We then looked at trains and how they have changed over time.   For our experience day we focused on hot air balloons.  We discovered that they were invented in France by the Montgolfer brothers in 1783.  The first things ever to fly in hot air balloon was a sheep, a rooster and a duck and they all landed safely after an eight minute flight.  Everyone worked in teams to start to make a paper mache hot air balloon and we will continue this after half term. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class newsletter for Year 2-Y2 Newsletter Autumn 2018 (1)

Take at look at what we will be looking at in Autumn Term-Year 2 topic web 2018 (2)