This week in Year 2 we have been finishing up many of our topics and showing how much we know by completing some assessments.
On Monday we had a recount writing assessment. We split up into different classrooms and wrote all about our weekends.
On Tuesday we had a persuasive writing assessment. We really enjoyed this one as we had to convince the Easter Bunny to deliver chocolate to children instead of carrots. Some of us… Miss Massimi would prefer carrots over chocolate, so we had a fun time trying to convince her why chocolate is better. For some reason, she is still not convinced!
In maths this week we have been learning about odd and even numbers. We mixed classes to play Place Value and 10 more, 10 less games. We hope your children will be able to teach you some of these games over the holidays.
In Religion we have been learning about the Easter Story and reflecting on our Lenten Promises.
On our last day of Term 1, we went out for morning fitness, watched the Year 5 assembly, had a colouring in competition and watched the movie ‘Hop’.
We hope you have a wonderful, safe and restful Easter!
Over the past few weeks in Year 2 we have been learning about… 10 more, 10 less, 20 more, 20 less, 100 more, 100 less.
This week we decided to put our knowledge of place value and 10 more, 10 less to create an MAB block creation. Some of the things we made were… robots, flowers, butterflies, dinosaurs, unicorns and people. We had fun!
You will be able to check these out on SeeSaw shortly.
This week in Year 2 it was Harmony Week. We have been speaking about our differences and similarities. We found out that some of us in Year 2 were born in different countries, come from different backgrounds, speak different languages, eat different foods and celebrate different things.
We are proud of our differences and are thankful that we are able to share these differences with others without being judge, because… EVERYONE BELONGS!
We decided to create flying objects with our nationalities flag on it. Come and check them out on our windows.
We hope you are having a lovely start to the week 😊
From this week onwards, the Purposeful Practice Grid will no longer be printed out. It will be posted on the school website.
This will not need to be printed and brought into school every second Friday.
Tiana & Nicole
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This week in year 2 we sketched flowers in Art. We sketched flowers because we are learning about nature and the world around us. (Joshua C). After we sketched, we used outliners and water colours to paint (Brenton).
We also read the book The Day the Crayon’s quit. We wrote a letter to our favourite crayon convincing them why they should not quit (Mason C).
Our crayons will be on display in the office this week, come check them out!
As a year group we read the book “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?”
We learnt that when we choose to be kind, we not only fill the buckets of those around us, but also fill our OWN bucket! Conversely, when we choose to say or do mean things, we are dipping into buckets. All day long, we are either filling up or dipping into each other’s buckets by what we say and what we do. When you’re a bucket filler, you make the world a better place to be!
We decided to brainstorm all the different ways that we can be kind. Each day we are going to fill up each others cup so we can all ‘have a cup of kindness’.
This week in Year 2 we have been working hard!
We started our spelling journals and literacy rotations.
We have been enjoying learning our spelling words by playing tic, tac, toe and using them to write interesting sentences.
In maths we have been continuing our learning about place value. We challenged each other to make the biggest numbers. We played place value bingo, place value wars and expanded numbers.
Have a lovely and safe long weekend!
This week in Year 2 Gold we have been learning about persuasive writing. We have enjoyed coming up with convincing reasons about why children should learn to swim, why cats are better than dogs and why it is wrong to step on ants. We have also been practicing our story map, ask your child to perform it to you, they are very convincing and great actors/actresses.
In Religion we have been learning about Lent. We discussed our Lenten promises and made them to Jesus. Come and check them out in our window.
This week we have been very busy in Year 2 Gold!
We have been spending time getting to know each other by talking about our holidays and completing an ‘all about me’ task.
We have enjoyed using oil pastels in Art to complete our self portraits. This was really fun and they look great!
Some other things we got up to this week was doing some spelling tests, we talked about ‘teen’ and ‘ty’ numbers in Maths, spoke about our classroom rules and discussed our classroom jobs.