Year 2 - Jays & Goldcrests.
We have had such a busy last couple of weeks working hard to learn all the songs, script and acting parts for our nativity production ‘It’s a Cracker’ We have performed it several times to an audience and have received rave reviews from those who came to see us. Well done to all of year 2 and year 1- an amazing performance.
We have also been busy writing the starts to our quest stories and trying to impress the King in order to be knighted. As well as this we have tried out a new computer game called ‘castle siege’ where we have to attack a castle using a mangonel. If successful we can move onto a trebuchet and then canon. Have a go, it’s great fun. https://gridclub.com/activities/castle-siege
In maths this week we have been learning all about multiplication and repeated addition. We made arrays with counters and numicon and then wrote matching calculations to show our learning.
Both classes also had a visit by the Fire Service. We learned how to make an emergency call as well as what to do if we needed to escape from a fire. We loved dressing up in all the uniform.
We have just started our new topic of Knights and Castles this week. On day one we received a scroll from the king, inviting us to take part in a quest to save the princess by writing amazing quest stories. We have accepted his challenge and are really keen to get started. We spent some time talking about quests and who might go on them, as well as what a suitable reward would be.
yr 2 tricky words- climb, only, because, wild, door, floor, most, both again, child, children, parents.
This week we have been learning all about shapes. We have identified 2D shapes and talked about their properties. Then in our quest time we made symmetrical patterns using the peg boards and also created 2d shapes on the geo boards.
Last Friday we held our school Harvest Festival, led by Reverend Leigh. Year 2 performed several poems and also read the prayers. We all enjoyed singing Cauliflowers Fluffy and Autumn days.
This week we have been writing our own poems based on ‘Tell Me A Dragon’ We used our class dragon as a starting point and created our class poem about it. We decided that our class dragon was a lava dragon with eyes ‘as blue as the sea on a sunny day’.
We have also made eggs using oil pastels and tissue, thinking about suitable colours to use to depict the type of dragon inside. During our quest time we made lego dragons and cone characters to go with our poems.
Year 2 have off to a flying start with our new topic this half term. We are finding out all about dragons, and are working towards writing our own poems based on the book ‘Tell Me A Dragon’. So far, we have looked at different types of dragons and have found our favourite ones on the computer. We have also designed dragon eggs linked to those in our poetry book and have enjoyed the chance to play with our class castles, complete dragon word searches and invent some amazing dragon names all in our ‘quest time.’