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Year 2 – 2C

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Class 2C Blog

We have been exploring some famous artwork this term. The children learned how to create a colour wheel and how contrasting colours sit opposite each other on the wheel. We mixed colours to create tones and tints and made some brilliant observations about Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ painting and Gentileschi’s ‘Annunciation’ painting. As a class we identified how the artists had contrasted light and dark and practiced using thick and thin brush strokes to create our own starry night art work. We have really enjoyed this topic and developing this style.  Their final piece was a dark landscape painting.

In Geography this half term the children have been learning about the continents of the world. They were able to name them and compare them by size, ordering them from largest to smallest. They used aerial images to compare the physical features of Europe to Antarctica. The children were able to identify the poles and the Equator on a map of the world. We have learned about the oceans of the world and could label them on a map.  We investigated the impact of climate change and plastic pollution on marine life.

Our topic for Science has been ‘Animals including humans’. As part of this learning, the children have been exploring life cycles of animals and humans.  The children have also been learning about keeping ourselves healthy through exercise, diet and good hygiene.

In PSHE and RSE we have been learning about the importance of being kind to others and the importance of being safe online.  Recognizing our digital footprint and being careful with the information we share and access.

The children have been working hard on calculation methods for addition and subtraction in maths and are becoming much more confident. They have been learning how to tell the time on an analogue clock and some of the children began to reason and solve problems involving time.   We have also been learning about money. The children could all recognise the value of different coins and notes. They added the value of coins and notes together and they compared amounts of money. Some of the children moved on to reasoning and problem solving with money.

The children in Year 2 continue to follow the Read, Write, Inc programme for reading and writing. They have been working really hard and produced some great pieces of work.

Year 2C Class Blog

What a fantastic start to year 2!  It has been wonderful to see the children returning to school and what a busy half term it has been!

Literacy

The children have been working in their phonics groups looking at sounds and spelling words correctly and appropriate related texts to the sounds they know. The children enjoy Read Write Inc and it provides structure and familiarity in the children’s learning of sounds and words. Within their groups the children have been working on sounds, reading stories and writing a variety of pieces.  Fantastic work everyone!

Maths

In maths we have been recognizing the value of 2 digit numbers and recognizing our number bond to 20.  We have explored length and weight by comparing objects and deciding whether an item is longer or shorter and heavier or lighter.  We have added and subtracted single digit numbers, added and subtracted ones to a 2 digit number and added and subtracted 10 to a 2 digit number.  We have explored 2D and 3D shapes by naming the and describing their properties and looking at pattern and symmetry.

History

In History we have been learning all about life in England at the time of the Black Death, we have explored the impact of the disease, the transmission, symptoms and how it came to be in England.  We explored Eyewitness accounts from Samuel Pepys and drew on links to our own experiences of the covid pandemic.  We concluded by writing an eyewitness account of living with the plague.

Computing

The children have been exploring modelling and simulation. They entered information into a basic computer simulation and explore the effects of changing the variables in simulations and discuss the benefits of using these simulations.  We had lots of fun pretending to be s space rescue team and saving our fellow astronauts from an alien planet.

P.S.H.E. and R.S.E

Our topic this term will be Health and wellbeing, with a focus on positive thinking, we have explored positive thoughts and words and practised hard to use them with our friends. We have using the characters, Yasmin and Tom, to learn about positive relationships and growing up.

DT.

The children have explored the suitability and stability of materials in order to design a chair for baby Bear.  We identified man made and natural materials and their properties, tested materials and different shapes then designed, made and evaluated a chair of our own.

Science.

They children looked at materials. They investigated the properties of materials and explored why they are used to make particular objects.   We had lots of fun testing different materials and describing their properties

P.E.

The children practised mastering basic movements and develop their balancing, agility and co-ordination.

RE.

The children will look at Christianity. They explored how Jesus taught us that we should always be kind to others even if we are not friends.  We read the story of The Good Samaritan and the story of how Jesus healed the Paralyzed man.  We talked about times we have been kind and when it is not easy to be kind.