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Year 2 Badgers and Foxes

Welcome to Year 2

Here you will find all of the termly homework and newsletters for Foxes and Badgers classes, as well as information about some of the exciting activities that we have been doing in school. Children will be given spelling and maths homework on a weekly basis and we ask that parents hear their children read  at least 4 times a week, as we see the best progress in those children who read regularly at home with an adult. Many thanks for your support in helping your child improve.

 

Mrs Kennedy - Badgers 

Miss Short - Foxes 🦊 

Curriculum overview

Keep up to date with what we’re up to by regularly visiting our class page! 

Place value game - May 2019

Place value game - May 2019 1 We played a place value game in Maths today.
Place value game - May 2019 2 We had to roll the dice and add it to our number.
Place value game - May 2019 3 The winner was the first one to 100. 😃
Place value game - May 2019 4
Place value game - May 2019 5

Reenacting the Great Fire of London 🔥 🔥 🔥 - April 2019

Reenacting the Great Fire of London 🔥 🔥 🔥 - April 2019 1
Reenacting the Great Fire of London 🔥 🔥 🔥 - April 2019 2 These are all of our Tudor houses that we built.
Reenacting the Great Fire of London 🔥 🔥 🔥 - April 2019 3
Reenacting the Great Fire of London 🔥 🔥 🔥 - April 2019 4 The roofs are thatched so the fire spread quickly!
Reenacting the Great Fire of London 🔥 🔥 🔥 - April 2019 5 We lined them up so it looked like Pudding Lane.
Reenacting the Great Fire of London 🔥 🔥 🔥 - April 2019 6 We stayed behind the line so we where safe.
Reenacting the Great Fire of London 🔥 🔥 🔥 - April 2019 7 The fire started in Mr Farriner’s bakery.
Reenacting the Great Fire of London 🔥 🔥 🔥 - April 2019 8 We watched as the fire spread from house to house.
Reenacting the Great Fire of London 🔥 🔥 🔥 - April 2019 9 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Reenacting the Great Fire of London 🔥 🔥 🔥 - April 2019 10 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Reenacting the Great Fire of London 🔥 🔥 🔥 - April 2019 11 After the teachers put out the fire safely.

Building our Tudor houses - March 2019

Building our Tudor houses - March 2019 1 Today we started building our houses.
Building our Tudor houses - March 2019 2 First we covered our boxes in white paper.
Building our Tudor houses - March 2019 3 Then we added black strips to look like the beams.
Building our Tudor houses - March 2019 4 We had to measure the length of the black strips.

A package from Samuel Pepys - March 2019

A package from Samuel Pepys - March 2019 1 Today we found a parcel with 3 items in it.
A package from Samuel Pepys - March 2019 2 It had wine, cheese and papers inside it.
A package from Samuel Pepys - March 2019 3 The papers were written in code.
A package from Samuel Pepys - March 2019 4 The cheese was Parmesan and it was stinky!
A package from Samuel Pepys - March 2019 5
A package from Samuel Pepys - March 2019 6 We used a code breaker to work out what it said.
A package from Samuel Pepys - March 2019 7 It said “My cheese, wine and papers were saved.”

Stay and Science “Thank you to everyone who came!” - March 2019

Explosion or eruption? - March 2019

Explosion or eruption? - March 2019 1 We had a visiting Scientist join us today. 👩‍🔬
Explosion or eruption? - March 2019 2 We had so much fun and learned so much!
Explosion or eruption? - March 2019 3 We mixed vinegar and bicarbonate of soda together.
Explosion or eruption? - March 2019 4 The water turned pink after adding vitamin c tab.
Explosion or eruption? - March 2019 5 Then we put a lid on it to create an explosion! 💥
Explosion or eruption? - March 2019 6 Look at our reactions! 😮😯🤭
Explosion or eruption? - March 2019 7
Explosion or eruption? - March 2019 8

This Balloon Rockets - March 2019

As it's British Science Week and the theme is 'Journeys', today we investigated forces by making balloons out of rockets. Working in pairs, we attached a piece of string to two chairs and threaded a straw through it. Then we blew up a balloon and taped it to the straw. When we let them go, we were amazed to see how quickly and how far they travelled!

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

Our World Book day story night in Year 2 - March 2019

Our World Book day story night in Year 2 - March 2019 1
Our World Book day story night in Year 2 - March 2019 2
Our World Book day story night in Year 2 - March 2019 3

Exchanging ten ones for a tens diene - March 2019

Exchanging ten ones for a tens diene - March 2019 1 We used our place value charts to help us add.
Exchanging ten ones for a tens diene - March 2019 2 We swapped ten ones for a ten diene.
Exchanging ten ones for a tens diene - March 2019 3 Ten ones are the same as one tens diene.
Exchanging ten ones for a tens diene - March 2019 4
Exchanging ten ones for a tens diene - March 2019 5 This really helped us understand exchanging!
Exchanging ten ones for a tens diene - March 2019 6
Exchanging ten ones for a tens diene - March 2019 7

Our winter welly walk - February 2019

Our winter welly walk - February 2019 1 Year 1 and 2 went on their winter weekly walk.
Our winter welly walk - February 2019 2 It was a cold winters day so we wrapped up warm.
Our winter welly walk - February 2019 3 We loved stomping through the squelchy mud!
Our winter welly walk - February 2019 4 We saw the autumn leaves on our last welly walk.
Our winter welly walk - February 2019 5 This time the trees were bare. 🌳

Practical fun in maths! - February 2019

Practical fun in maths! - February 2019 1 Today we used the balancing scales to weigh items.
Practical fun in maths! - February 2019 2 We used 1gram, 5gram and 10gram weights.
Practical fun in maths! - February 2019 3 We had to make sure the scales balanced.

R.E. Shabbat meal - February 2019

R.E. Shabbat meal - February 2019 1 This week we re-enacted a Jewish celebration in RE
R.E. Shabbat meal - February 2019 2 The occasion was a Shabbat evening meal. 🍞
R.E. Shabbat meal - February 2019 3 We all had fun dressing up and trying the food.

Capacity Investigation - February 2019

Today we were learning all about the capacity of different containers. We estimated which container would hold the least amount of liquid and which would hold the most, then we used water and measuring jugs to check our answers.

           

Oscar’s amazing Space home learning! - January 2019

Oscar’s amazing Space home learning! - January 2019 1 Oscar made this fabulous rocket at home. 🚀
Oscar’s amazing Space home learning! - January 2019 2 We all thought it was amazing! Good work Oscar! 😎

Fact Hunt - January 2019

We went on a fact hunt today to find out facts all about Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. We are learning about his life in our topic lessons this term. Did you know that he was only 15 when he got his first pilot's license?

 

Badminton - December 2018

Badminton - December 2018 1 This term we have Badminton every Friday.
Badminton - December 2018 2 The sports coaches taught us the Badminton skills.
Badminton - December 2018 3 Here we are using these skills to play a game.
Badminton - December 2018 4 We used a racket and a shuttlecock to play.
Badminton - December 2018 5

Repeating Patterns - December 2018

We have been busy learning about repeating patterns in our maths lessons this week. We used lots of different objects to create our own patterns, thinking about colours and shapes.

 

I used 3D shapes to create a pattern.             I chose to repeat 2D shapes! 

                I chose 3D shapes to make a pattern!                                                           I made mine from 2D shapes!

 

 

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                My patterns repeat through colours!

Practising counting in 2s - November 2018

Practising counting in 2s - November 2018 1 We have been counting forwards and backwards in 2s
Practising counting in 2s - November 2018 2 We counted in 2s from 0 - 24
Practising counting in 2s - November 2018 3
Practising counting in 2s - November 2018 4

A soldier came to visit - November 2018

Art week - November 2018

Art week - November 2018 1 This week we have created art work inspired by ww1
Art week - November 2018 2
Art week - November 2018 3
Art week - November 2018 4
Art week - November 2018 5
Art week - November 2018 6 Here is some of our perspective art work.
Art week - November 2018 7 We drew the poppies that were further away smaller

Maths in Topic this afternoon - October 2018

Maths in Topic this afternoon - October 2018 1 We made our own snakes and ladders games in topic.
Maths in Topic this afternoon - October 2018 2 We changed the snakes🐍 and ladders to weather.
Maths in Topic this afternoon - October 2018 3 “You go down the lightning and up the sunbeams”☀️⚡
Maths in Topic this afternoon - October 2018 4 We practiced counting backwards from 100. 💯
Maths in Topic this afternoon - October 2018 5 In this game you go up the rain drops. 🌧 ☔️ 🌧 ☔️
Maths in Topic this afternoon - October 2018 6 Then we played our games and we had so much fun!👍

Fantastic, thoughtful home learning! Weather Experts ~ October 2018

Fantastic, thoughtful home learning! Weather Experts ~ October 2018 1 Oliver created some amazing home learning.
Fantastic, thoughtful home learning! Weather Experts ~ October 2018 2 There are pictures of his families bad weather.

Cloud Binoculars - October 2018

As part of our weather topic, today we made some cloud binoculars to help us to spot different types of clouds in the sky. We painted them blue, decorated them with cotton wool clouds and tied a piece of string through each hole. We had a great time cloud watching on the playground and we saw all sorts of different shapes!

 

Friday Editing time! October 2018

Friday Editing time! October 2018 1 On a Friday we edit our writing. ✏️
Friday Editing time! October 2018 2 We use our editing glasses to help us improve. 👓
Friday Editing time! October 2018 3 📝😃✏️👓🤓😎
Friday Editing time! October 2018 4 Our glasses help us spot the mistakes.
Friday Editing time! October 2018 5 Look how cool we look! 😃
Friday Editing time! October 2018 6
Friday Editing time! October 2018 7 “I found all the missing capital letters!”
Friday Editing time! October 2018 8 “We found all the missing full stops!”
Friday Editing time! October 2018 9

Programming Beebots 🐝🐝🐝 September 2018

Programming Beebots 🐝🐝🐝 September 2018 1 We programmed the bee bots by inputting commands.
Programming Beebots 🐝🐝🐝 September 2018 2 We programmed them to move from A to B.
Programming Beebots 🐝🐝🐝 September 2018 3
Programming Beebots 🐝🐝🐝 September 2018 4 We also practiced our programming using an app.
Programming Beebots 🐝🐝🐝 September 2018 5

A treasure hunt in English! September 2018

Today in English we went on a hunt for clues about a mystery visitor. We found blue fur, cakes and... a letter! When we got back to class we found out that the letter was from the character in our book, the Weather Monster.

 

 

        

 

Having fun in Maths! September 2018

Having fun in Maths! September 2018 1 We have been using dienes to help us
Having fun in Maths! September 2018 2 Dienes help us understand the value of each digit
Having fun in Maths! September 2018 3 We love Maths!
Having fun in Maths! September 2018 4
Having fun in Maths! September 2018 5 We've worked out how many tens and ones 72 has.
Having fun in Maths! September 2018 6
Having fun in Maths! September 2018 7 We have also used Top Trumps card to order numbers
Having fun in Maths! September 2018 8
Having fun in Maths! September 2018 9 We've ordered ours from smallest to largest.
Having fun in Maths! September 2018 10
Having fun in Maths! September 2018 11
Having fun in Maths! September 2018 12

Below is what Year 2 got up to last year! (2017-2018)

Arrrrr Pirate writing!

Arrrrr Pirate writing!  1 We are writing a letter to our Captain.
Arrrrr Pirate writing!  2 His name is Captain Purplebeard and he is mean!
Arrrrr Pirate writing!  3 We are one of his crew and we are scared.
Arrrrr Pirate writing!  4 A monster is trying to eat us!
Arrrrr Pirate writing!  5 Can we persuade him to turn the ship around?

Unifix animals

Unifix animals 1 We made animals out of 10 unifix cubes!
Unifix animals 2 It was hard todo with only 10 cubes.
Unifix animals 3 When we had made our animals, we then used a key.
Unifix animals 4 The key told us how much each cube was worth.
Unifix animals 5 The orange was worth 5 and the white was worth 8.
Unifix animals 6 We had to add up the total of all of our 10 cubes.
Unifix animals 7
Unifix animals 8 We had so much fun and we practiced adding up!
Unifix animals 9

British Values week

British Values week  1 Throughout the week we learnt about each value
British Values week  2 Today we were focusing on the Rule of Law.
British Values week  3 We played lots of games including Snap and Hangman
British Values week  4 We talked about the importance of rules.
British Values week  5 To play fair we must follow the rules.
British Values week  6 Here is our class display of the British Values.

Caterpillars everywhere!

Caterpillars everywhere! 1 On the KS1 playground we found many caterpillars.
Caterpillars everywhere! 2 We had to be careful not to squash them. 🐛
Caterpillars everywhere! 3 We wonder when they’ll turn into butterflies! 🦋

The Sound Collector

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Today we learnt the poem “The Sound Collector” by heart. We were all given a verse to learn and some of us even put actions with it to help us remember.
Above is a video of us performing without any words to help us. 😀👌

Our trip to the S.S. Great Britain 🇬🇧

Cracking Inventions

Today we were inventors in our topic lesson! First we designed our inventions, thinking about how they could be useful and what materials we could use to build them with. Then we made our inventions using scrap materials such as cardboard boxes, tubes and plastic bottles. 

 

This is the 'Pump-a-nator"! It can be used to suck up ghosts and baddies.

 

These are cameras! Can you see the lenses and the flash?

Circus balancing

In our P.E lessons this term we have been learning how to balance with our partners and ‘mirror’ our partners. We have learnt to use our bodies to create strong and creative balances. Here are some pictures of us practicing our balances on a tightrope to circus music. 

Minibeasts

 

Today in our topic lesson we went on a hunt in the wildlife garden for minibeasts. Before we set off, we learned that minibeasts are invertebrates and we talked about their habitats and where we would be likely to find them. We found worms under logs, woodlice under stones and even a caterpillar hiding in the leaves. When we got back to class we wrote a recount about all of the creatures that we had found.

 

 

 

The Gigantic Turnip

 

Today year 2 performed their assembly based on The Gigantic Turnip, the book that they have been reading and writing about in their English lessons, to the school and to parents. They acted, sang, showed their artwork and read some of their brilliant writing. Well done Foxes and Badgers!

 

 

George's Marvellous Medicine

 

In maths we have been learning about capacity and how we measure liquids in litres and millilitres. Linked to the book we have been reading in English - George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl - we had lots of fun making our own potions using recipes we had written in ml to help us.

 

 

 

Teddy Bear's Picnic

As part of our term 3 topic, Food Glorious Food, we designed and made our own healthy fruit skewers and cheese sandwiches to take to a teddy bear's picnic. We thought about healthy options for our picnic and why they help to keep our bodies strong.

 

 

 

 

Shabbat

 

In R.E. we have been learning about celebrations in different religions. We recreated a Shabbat evening meal, beginning with a blessing called kiddush and another blessing over a loaf of challah bread. We even made our own bread too!

 

 

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