Welcome to the Year 2 Apple webpage.
Class Teacher: Miss Gray.
Support Staff: Mr Thind.
Current Learning Journey: The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers
PE Days: Wednesday and Friday.
Current Learning Champion and Jigsaw Genius
Learning Champion: Chantelle for amazing ideas and contribution to our group poems.
Jigsaw Genius: Joey for showing fantastic perseverance in all of his work. Particularly in his writing.
Week 1 Autumn 2
We have had a lovely first week back to school on Y2 Apple but also very busy.
In our English learning this week we have started to look at newspaper articles. This week we have been looking at our WAGOLL and identifying the features of a newspaper report and the grammar structures we will be using. We have looked at headlines, witness statements and including information such as who, what where and when. We also learnt about using commas to list and continued our learning about past tense, we looked at conjunctions but coordinating and subordinating.
In Maths we have started to look at Money. We have been learning to count money, bridging pounds and pence and comparing amounts looking at greater than and less than.
In our Art this week we have been making our poppies for our school Remembrance Field. We used the ends if bottles for the flower and painted them red.
In out DT following the Remembrance theme we have decorated biscuits with poppies on them and included a little poem.
I have a little poppy,
As red as red can be.
To show that I remember,
Those who died to make me free.
In RE we have been learning about Diwali and looking at why and how they celebrate. We create hands with Mendhi patterns on which is a tradition carried out as part of Diwali.
Autumn 1 week 7
It's been another busy week in Apple class!
We have been writing our biographies on Dick King Smith. We planned, drafted, edited them and wrote them in best. Some of us are really improving our presentation and they look extremely neat! We have also been thinking about past and present tense, contractions and time conjunctions.
Can you use any of the above in sentences?
In Maths we have been continuing our learning about addition and subtraction and using the column method to solve problems. We have been looking at adding two digit numbers with and without an exchange.
Can you solve some at home and bring them in to show us?
In our Art we have been drawing our final piece which is a sketch of the hedgehog in our class story.
In Science we have been drawing diagrams to show the changes that happened from when our Cress was planted to when it had grown.
Some of us have been using TTRock Stars regularly and it is starting to improve our times tables! Keep up the good work!!!
Next week is the start of Acres Hill’s 10 day Active challenge. Let’s try and get as many people travelling to school in an active way as possible.
Autumn 1 week 6
It has been another busy week in Y2 Apple.
In our English this week we have started to look at Biographies. We are going to be writing ours about Dick King Smith who is the author of our class text 'The Hodgeheg'.
We have been learning about different time conjunctions and using them in sentences thinking about where we can use them in a sentence. Can you write some sentences at home using time conjunctions?
After Before As soon as When
We have also been looking at past and present tense and changing words into the past from the present tense and back again.
Can you change these words in to the past tense and use them in a sentence?
sit talk fly run jump have drink
In our Maths we have been looking at adding and subtracting one digit numbers to and from two digit numbers. We have been using lots of different equipment such as dienes to help us. We have also started to look at the using the column method to answer maths questions.
Can you practise using column method to subtract one digit numbers from two digit numbers?
On Arithmetic Friday we looked at multiplying and dividing by 2. We had a really good practical lesson to help us learn how to do this an develop our two times tables skills.
In Science this week we have begun observing plants and their growth, we have planted some cress to observe how that changes over a short period. We are also in the middle of an experiment to see what happens to plants when they don't get what they need.
In our Art we have been learning how to cross hatch as a method of shading. We will be using this as a technique when we sketch our hedgehogs.
In Spelling we have been practising some common exception words. Can you practise these at home:
Autumn 1 week 4
We have had another busy week in Y2 Apple.
In our English we have been doing lots of role play, acting out the story using actions and sequencing our stories ready for writing them next week. We have also been looking at adverbs and past and present tense.
Autumn 1 week 5
In our English this week we have been writing up our stories in our best writing. We planned, drafted and edited them before we did so we could make sure they were the best they could be.
In our Maths this week we have been learning about addition and subtraction. We have been looking at adding one more or taking one, adding 10 more and taking it away and starting look at different methods to work out our answers such as the column method.
In Art we have been looking at cross hatching to add shade and lines to our work to look at giving our hedgehogs a spiky effect.
In Science we have been making predictions for an experiment we are going to be doing to do with putting flowers in different conditions and seeing what happens.
In Maths we have started looking at addition and subtraction. We have been looking at the relationship between different number sentences and looking how we can use this to work out more complicated number sentences such as:
2 + 8 = 10 so 20 + 80 = 100
In our Art we have been using the technique of shading to create pictures of hedgehogs and next week we will be looking at a new technique and putting that into practise.
In Science we have been creating comic strips about the life cycle of a plant and using all of the language and vocabulary we have learnt on them. You can see some of these on our celebration of learning display in our classroom.
Autumn 1 week 3
This week in Y2 Apple we have been enjoying our learning and showing real enthusiasm.
In our Maths we have finished our learning our place value by looking at ordering numbers from smallest to largest and looking at what methods we can use to do this. We have also been looking at our 2s, 5s and 10s times tables.
In our English we have been starting our next learning outcome which will be a story. We are using Superworm by Julia Donaldson to inspire our writing. Last week we looked at some of the grammar we will be using and concentrated on the past and present tense.
Can you right any past or present tense sentences?
Can you be a tense doctor and use was or were in sentences correctly?
In our Science learning we have been looking at the life-cycle of a flower and looking at all of the different stages of growth. This is in preparation for us creating our life cycle comic strips.
In Art we moved on from our shading lesson to look at filling the page. This is to help us to remember when we create our end piece to ensure we aren't sketching tiny pictures in the corner of our paper.
In Computing we are becoming more confident to use the laptops for our Times tables Rock Stars and continuing using Purple Mash to learn about programming and algorithms.
Autumn 1 week 2
In Apple class this week we have been very busy!
In our English learning we have been learning about expanded noun phrases, we drafted, edited and wrote up in our best writing our setting descriptions from our class text. You can come and read these in our writing folders.
In Maths we have continued our learning on place value and have been looking at different ways to partition numbers using things such as part whole and place value charts. We have especially been thinking about how to show our working out and what method to use.
In our Art we have been looking at shading and how we can use different graded pencils to create different depths of shade.
In our Computing we have been started to use our new Purple Mash programme and have began to learn about programming and algorithms.
Autumn One week One
We have had a lovely first week back at school and a very positive one settling into year two.
In English, we have been starting to look at Descriptive writing about our class text, 'The Hodgeheg' by Dick King Smith. We have been learning about the features we are going to use such as writing in the past tense and using the first person and concentrating on using expanded noun phrases in our writing.
In Maths, we have starting a big focus on our two times tables and using Times Table Rockstars. We have also been looking at place value.