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Year 2 - Rowan

Year 2 are constantly using their higher order thinking skills to enhance their learning. Take a look below to see how the aliens help us in class.  

Summer Holiday Tips

It’s important for children to rest and recharge over the summer holidays. But whether you’re taking a trip or staying home, there are lots of ways you can encourage your child to practise their reading, writing and communication skills over the long break. This will help children boost their literacy skills over the holidays, and prevent the learning loss that can happen when they’re not at school.
 
 
There are also countless opportunities to incorporate maths into the summer break. Here are some tips for parents that may prove useful:

 

https://mathsnoproblem.com/keep-child-learning-summer-holidays-ks2/

https://nrich.maths.org/primary 

 

 

Update 13.7.18

Maths

This week, we have been looking at time. We did some active learning where we had to do a variety of different exercises then continue with our activity. We did lunges, side twists and running on the spot. Take a look at some of our photos below. 

 

English

This week, we have been writing letters to the Army General to try and get Sidney Lewis back from the war. We have been working hard to perfect our spellings so we have been doing many spelling stars activities also. Take a look at our pictures below to see some of the fun and exciting activities that we do in our spelling books!

 

Reading

This week, we have read a variety of different books. We used both the classroom and library when choosing a selection of books to read individually or as part of a class. 

 

 

Update 6.7.18

 

English

This week, we have been researching about World War 1 facts. We found out that Sidney Lewis managed to join the army at just 12 years of age...even through you had to be 16! We looked at how the different countries formed alliances and how the war eventually began. We did lots of drama activities based on different scenes and performed them to the class. Take a look at some our pictures below. 

 

Reading

This week, we have read a variety of different books. We use both the classroom and the Key Stage 1 library to choose a selection of books to read as a whole class, in groups and by ourselves. 

 

Maths

This week, we have used our mathematical skills to overcome a variety of different challenges. We used a number line to play a subtraction and addition game against different people in class. Some we won; some we lost. It was all great fun and added to our addition and subtraction skills. 

 

Update 29.6.18

Maths

This week, we have used our knowledge and understanding of the four operations to create our own board games! We used both number sentences and word problems before playing against different children in our class. There were many cool designs. Check some out below!

 

We also had to problem solve when creating different patterns and sequences with the tangrams that we had cut out. We had to find as many different ways as possible of creating different patterns. Take a look below to see what we mean!

 

Reading

This week, we have continued to listen to our class reader, 'Mr Stink'. Things are getting interested as Mr Stink is starting to enter the Crumb household. Look at some of our comments below. 

" I like Mr Stink because it is very funny!" Emily W

" The book is written well. It is secretive as there are many things that people shouldn't know." Hollie C

" I like the characters in the book. They are all extremely different which makes it interesting." Thomas P

 

 

English

In English, we have been researching our own topic using the IPads. We are still underway with these so check back next week to see how things are progressing. They're looking great and include lots of information so far!

 

Update 22.6.18

Maths

This week, we have been looking at 1/2, 1/4, 3/4 and 1/3 of amounts. Once we found the amounts, we then compared them to see which ones were greater and which ones were smaller. We used the methods learnt in class to get the answers right!

 

English

In English, we created some fantastic newspaper reports based on Sports Day 2018, which we all loved! We also wrote persuasive adverts for reasons that people should come to Barwick-in-Elmet Village. Take a look at our photos below. 

 

SPORTS DAY 2018!

This week, it was our Sports Day. We all took part in 3 races and loved every second of it. We encouraged each other and supported each other every step of the way. 

 

 

 

Update 8.6.18

Maths

This week, we have been using our orienteering skills to find maths problems around the school grounds. Once we found them, we had to work as part of a team to solve them. 

 

English

In English, we have been learning all about Pudsey bear. We learnt that he was designed by somebody called Joanna Ball and he originates from Leeds. From this, we did lots of drama activities and wrote out own adventures about our own bears. Take a look at the photo below to get an insight into our stories. 

 

P.E

This week, we have started to concentrate on developing our speed during athletics. We have been focussing on many different running games in order to develop our technique. Watch this space for some pictures of our activities next week. 

 

Reading

This week, we have been looking at Katje the Windmill Cat or Fantastic Mr Fox. We have been exploring the different characters and how they change throughout the texts. We have used our V.I.P.E.R.S (vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and sequencing) skills. 

  

 

Update 11.05.18

Spellings

This week, we have been practising our spellings using our Spelling Stars books. We have a variety of different activities we must work through to make our spellings fun and hep us to remember them!

 

Maths

This week, we have been using our orienteering skills to find maths problems around the school grounds. Once we found them, we had to work as part of a team to solve them. 

 

History and English

Over the last few weeks, we have been writing many different genres based on The Great Fire of London. We reenacted how the fire spread using our models that we had made. We then started to write an eye-witness account. Take a look at our pictures and videos below!

The Great Fire of London Performed by Rowan Class

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The Great Fire of London Performed by Rowan Class

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Tour de Yorkshire 2018

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Update 4.5.18

 

Tour de Yorkshire

We were extremely lucky to watch the Tour de Yorkshire pass through the village of Barwick. We all went out to see the professional riders and the experience was amazing. Take a look at some photos below!

 

 

 

Maths

In Maths, we have been learning hot to use the greater tan, less than and equal to symbols to compare and order numbers. 

Update 27.4.18

 

History

In History, we have continued to learn about the Great Fire of London. We have written some amazing setting descriptions about London in 1666 and used some fantastic adjectives for description. You will have the chance to see some of these in our book that will be produces at the end of this half term. 

 

 

Maths

In Maths, we have been learning how to recognise coins and solve mathematical word problems involving money. We made our own little shop and had to buy products using the least amount of coins possible. 

 

Reading

This week in Reading, we have focused on two main texts. The first text we looked at was a swimming advertisement and the other text was 'All About Tony Ross' who is the author and illustrator for 'The Little Princess'. 

Welcome Back for Summer 1

Welcome back class 2! This half term, we have a very exciting topic to cover, which involves London, King Charles II, rats the size of cats and a GREAT FIRE!

 

History and English 

In English and History, we have been rebuilding London from 1666 and learning all about the King at that time. Take a look at some of the pictures below to see our house models. 

 

P.E

In P.E, we have had a professional coach from Premier Sport teaching us about striking and fielding. We will have some photos uploaded from as early as next week. This half term, P.E days are on a Tuesday and Friday. 

Update 

23.03.18 

 

Spellings

 

Our new spellings: even, break, steak, great, move, prove, improve, sure, sugar, eye. 

 

Maths

This week we have been working hard recapping our prior learning. We worked brilliantly to create our own tally charts and pictograms! 

 

English 

We have ignited our writing this week in English with our fabulous eye witness accounts. We based our accounts on a volcanic eruption and we were able to use lots of objectives learnt in class to create an interesting and exciting piece of writing.  

 

Update

16.03.18

Our Year 2 Objectives 


New Spelling Rule: The sound /zh/ spelt 's'

Our new spellings are: television, treasure, usual, division, vision, pleasure, measure, occasion, usually, leisure. 

 

Shakespeare Week! 

This week we have been celebrating the wonderful work of William Shakespeare! We have learnt lots of interesting facts about Shakespeare's life and created some fantastic freeze frames of The Twelfth Night. 

 

Science 

This week in science we have started a new topic of living things and their habitats. We have been busy researching how different animals are adapted to suit their habitat and we had great fun playing a game of habitat snap to consolidate our new learning! 

Update 

09.03.18

 

New Spelling Rule - The /er/ sound spelt with 'or' and the /or/ sound spelt with 'ar' after 'w'. 

Our new words: word, work, worm, world, worth, worst, war, warm, towards, ward. 

 

World Book Day! 

On Tuesday, we had a fantastic day celebrating World Book Day! The costumes were fabulous and we enjoyed writing our own newspaper report inspired by the book, 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. 

 

Mathematics 

In maths, we started the new topic of 'Position and Direction'. We have learnt all about repeating patterns this week and worked brilliantly in our teams to create our own shape patterns.

Update 

02/03/18

 

New Spelling Rule: The /o/ sound spelt with 'a' after w and qu

 

Our words this week are: want, watch, wander, quantity, squash, quality, squabble, squad, quad, quarrel. 

 

Art

 

In Art this week, we have been learning all about Pablo Picasso! We have started our own self-portrait inspired by Picasso's style and we are excited to finish our masterpieces next week!

 

English 

 

We have been learning all about the past and present tense this week. In class, we created our own Mr. Bean storyboard, where we applied our learning of the past tense brilliantly. We have also developed our understanding of apostrophes and how they are used in writing! 

Update 

23/02/18 

 

On Tuesday, we had a very special visit from the children's author Rebecca Colby. Rebecca read us her wonderful story, 'It's Raining Bats & Frogs' and taught us lots of different ways to improve our writing. 

 

English 

 

In English, we have ignited our writing and had a go creating our own story... with a twist! We will enter our work into Chris Evans' 500 word story-writing competition, which we are very excited for. 

 

G.P.V

 

We have developed our understanding of rhyme and recapped our prior learning of trigraphs and digraphs. We worked hard in creating our own riddles and enjoyed trying to guess each others. 

Update 

09/02/18

 

Circus Workshop

This week we had a very exciting visitor who taught us some fabulous circus tricks! It was great fun learning lots of new skills and watching some mind-boggling magic! 

 

 

English 

In English, we completed our information reports all about the Arctic. We had great fun sharing interesting facts about Arctic life and we have just started writing our own short story about an Arctic adventure! 

 

P.S.H.E 

This week we learnt all about healthy living and the Eat Well Plate. Working brilliantly in our teams, we improved Miss Richard's food shop, created our own lunch menu and estimated the amount of sugar in each food item. 80 cubes of sugar in a big tub of Jelly Babies - that's a lot of sugar! 

Update 

02.02.18

 

P.E

This week in P.E, we created and performed our own shape, balance and jump routines! We worked brilliantly in our teams and look forward to perfecting them next lesson. 

 

R.E

We learnt all about how we can reuse, reduce and recycle to help save our planet. Together, we recycled lots of different materials and began designing our own poster! 

 

Active Learning 

In our active learning sessions this week, we practiced our subtraction skills and literacy knowledge. We worked superbly in our teams and supported each other in our learning. 

The Year 2 Superheroes Assembly Video

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Update 

26.01.18

 

RE

 

In RE this week, we have learnt all about the Christian and Muslim stories of creation. To investigate the differences and similarities they share, we worked brilliantly in our teams to create our very own Venn Diagrams made from hula hoops! 

 

 

Mathematics 

 

During our mathematics lessons this week, we have been learning all about money and how we can calculate the correct change! 

 

English

 

We have learnt lots in English this week! Working in teams, we successfully completed a  punctuation treasure hunt around the classroom and we have just started writing a report about the Arctic, which we are very excited about! 

 

 

 

Update 19.1.18

 

Maths

This week, we have been developing our knowledge on 2-D and 3-D shapes. We looked at the different properties and built up the shapes using marsh mellows and tooth picks. We also investigated different nets for a variety of 3-D shapes. Please see the photos below to see some of the fabulous work we did.  

update 12.1.18

Writing

In Writing, Year 2 have been writing letters to people from the Inuit community. We have been learning all about the Arctic, but we know there is still so much to find out. Watch this space to see some of the letters we have written, and to see if we receive a reply. 

Maths

In Maths, we have been learning about capacity. We discussed the items in our home that are measures in litres and millilitres. We then found out the different measurements in different containers. Year 2 beat Mr Mennell in the capacity quiz to win an extra break time!

 

P.E

In P.E, Year 2 are focussing on gymnastic skills and routines. The children are working extremely hard with the teacher and a professional coach from Premier Sports. 

Update 5.1.18

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and Happy New Year. This half term, Class 2 will learning all about The Arctic. This fits in with the school theme of 'Extreme Environments'. 

 

We will be learning all about the environment, animals and the Inuit community. Watch this space for all of the wonderful work, which the pupils will be producing. 

 

        

 

Please find below the homework grid for Spring 1. It is essential that your child completes as many tasks as possible in order for them to continue their academic development. 

 

 

Update 5.12.17

Maths

This week in Maths, Class 2 have been learning about time. We now know how to tell the time at o'clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to. We have been solving time problems and using our Active Learning lessons to develop our fluency and problem solving ability. Take a look at some of our photos below:

 

English

In English, we have been studying the traditional tale of 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We did some drama based on the story, but we realised that Jack is going to need some help as the Giant's house numbers fell into Jack's bag. How do you think we are going to help him? 

 

 

Science

In Science, we continue to look at how to keep fit and healthy. We have looked at the correct types of foods to eat and other ways we can keep healthy!

To access the nativity instrumentals, please download the .zip file below. You may need to select 'Extract all Files' in order to fully access each track. If prompted to choose a program to play each file through, select Windows Media Player (or mac equivalent). Enjoy!

Nativity Music

Spellings (Week commencing 13.11.17)

Spellings (Week commencing 13.11.17) 1

Update 11.11.17

Active Learning

Rowan Class have been extremely active this week. They take part in daily active learning session and thoroughly enjoy them. On a Tuesday, we also have the pleasure of Year 6 leading an active session. Please take a look at the photos below!

Maths

Rowan Class have been learning how to multiply and divide using the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. They have learnt how to solve sums and word problems, and enjoyed various games on the Ipads!

 

Spelling Board (Week commencing 6.11.17)

Spelling Board (Week commencing 6.11.17) 1

Autumn 2

Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed your week off. This half term, our topic is, 'Let's be curious!'

Keep checking our class page for updates. If for any reason you need to contact me, please book an appointment or e-mail me at paul.mennell@stf.barwick-in.elmet.leeds.sch.uk. 

Our spelling rule for this week is the phoneme 'l' spelt 'le' at the end of words.

 Autumn 2's Homework Pyramid

To give your child every chance of reaching their full potential, it is really important that you help out as much as possible at home. Please take a moment to help your child climb the homework ladder. Thank you in advance!

Autumn 1

How have Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela helped to make the world a better place?

For our topic this half term, the children have been learning all about the lives of Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela. They have written poems, newspaper reports and instructions on how to make... wait for it... Ginerbread Mandela's.                     

 

PSHE- Friendship

In PSHE, Rowan Class have been learning all about what it means to be a good friend. Throughout the topic, the children have written storyboards and poems to identify all of the qualities of being a good friend. 

 

Maths

In Maths, the children have focused on place value, units of measurement, multiplication, addition and subtraction. They have been on number hunts around the school and taken part in problem solving activities.

 

P.E and Active Learning 

Rowan class have two P.E slots a week, both on a Friday. Please ensure that your child has their P.E kit every day of the week as they will also be taking part in active learning sessions every day. 

 

Spellings

In Rowan Class, your child will have weekly spellings. Please look in their homework book and do as much practice as possible. Keep checking back at the website for uploads of our class spelling board. 

Spellings Week Commencing 16.10.17

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