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Contact us on our class email : mandela@summerswood.herts.sch.uk

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Welcome to our Year 2 page.

Welcome to Year 2!

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Florence Nightingale Class and Nelson Mandela Class

Florence Nightingale Class and Nelson Mandela Class 1
Florence Nightingale Class and Nelson Mandela Class 2

Nightingale Class- Miss Froy (Monday and Tuesday) Miss Leatham (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) and Mrs Harris

 

Mandella Class- Miss Paul and Mrs Ramalho

Reminder! PE kits need to be back in school on Monday 25th February!

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Week 6

We’ve reached half term! Another busy week in Year 2 celebrating ‘Feeling Good Week’. We spent the week thinking about what we love- such as hot chocolate, my bed, Frozen, football, friends , family and many more! We also thought about what we love about ourselves such as our hair, eyes or our kindness towards others.

 

In maths this week we revisited using dienes to add and subtract 2 digit numbers including subtracting when we need to exchange the 10. We then answered some word problems including 2 step word problems.

 

On Tuesday afternoon we took part in a mindfulness workshop and on Wednesday morning Miss McLaughlin taught us a yoga lesson.

 

While 2M were at the Church this week, Nightingale class made their Great Fire of London paintings using water colours and black card to make the silhouettes.

 

We hope you have a lovely half term and we look forward to seeing you on Monday 25th February J

 

The Year 2 Team

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Next week is 'Feeling Good Week' :)

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Another busy week in Year 2! 2N had their visit to All Saints Church in Borehamwood on Wednesday (2M are going next week) and we also had a visit from Borehamwood Fire Brigade. The firefighters talked about The Great Fire of London and also discussed what they wear when they are called to a fire. As they left they wanted us to let you know that they are happy to come and fit smoke detectors in your homes- just speak to them down at the fie station. 

 

In English this week we wrote our own fire poems. We watched clips of fires and thought of different adjectives to describe what we could see, hear and smell. We used a thesaurus to help find alternative words and created our own spider diagrams. We then wrote our poems onto fire shaped paper- they are fabulous!

 

On Tuesday it was ‘Safer Internet Day’ we read a story about Smartie the penguin and how he asked his parents what to do when he was online when he was unsure e.g. someone online was being unkind and when a pop up came up saying he had won lots of money. We then made our own mini ‘Who can I tell’ books which have the names and pictures of the adults we can speak to if we are unsure of something online.

 

During maths this week we have been learning how to collect data and represent it using a tally chart, block graph and pictogram. The children really enjoyed asking each other their favourite colour and then representing this in a tally chart. We have also been learning how to add a 1 digit number to a 2 digit number using pictorial representations such as bead strings and dienes.  

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

 

The Year 2 Team :)

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2M - Making our E-Safety posters

Planning our fire poems! We used a thesaurus to help find alternative adjectives

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Week 4

This week we set fire to our houses and recreated ‘The Great Fire of London’. We were very lucky with the weather- no snow, rain or wind! It was a great experience for the children and really created a 'WOW!' moment. Thank you for all the cereal boxes and thank you to Mrs Norman and Mr Goldney who helped ensure the fire was safe and controlled.

 

We discussed fire safety during the week in PSHE, talking about what to do if there is a fire in your home and also the importance of smoke alarms.

 

After recreating the fire we then wrote about what we could see, hear, smell and how we felt- a bit like Samuel Pepys' diary entries. Earlier in the week we finished writing our own non- chronological report about ‘The Great Fire of London’ using sentence openers and conjunctions. 

 

*Next week- we have a visit from the fire brigade! 

*Nect week - 2N have their church visit so please make sure consent forms are sent back into school.  2M will have their church visit the following week. 

 

In Maths this week we have been looking at the capacity of a variety of jugs and containers.  In order to be able to read how much liquid a container could hold we needed to practice looking at the scales and reading them.  The children realised that you need to look carefully to see what numbers are marked on the scales in order to be able to measure the capacity.  We have also looked at the information that can be gathered from tables, as well as what information we can display in Carroll Diagrams.  See some photos below of our working walls and examples of children's work. 

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend- again, keep warm! :)

Year 2's mini Great Fire of London

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Week 3

This week in English we have started to write our reports about the Great Fire of London. We are explaining how and where the fire started, why it spread so quickly, how we know about the fire and what changed after the fire. Ask your child to share some of the information that they can remember. Thank you to those of you who came and saw Nightingales class assembly. The children did really well to learn all their lines and hopefully the catchy song wasn't in your heads for too long!

 

During the beginning of the week in Maths we were learning how to answer money word problems.  We started by looking at a variety of coins and recapping how many 1p's make up particular amounts of money.  For example; there are 50 1p's in 50p and 200 1p's in £2.  We then thought about the number sentence we need to use to answer a money word problem.  For example: I spend 50p on a banana and 40p on an apple.  How much did I spend altogether? Could be represented as 50p+40p=.  At the end of the week we moved onto measuring.  We used scales to weigh a variety of masses (100g, 500g, 1kg) and everyday objects such as a bottle of water and tin of beans.  We compared the different weights using these symbols < > and the language of heavier and lighter.  We also had great fun using trundle wheels, metre sticks and rulers to measure different items around school to compare their widths and heights.    

 

As the weather has turned colder, can you please ensure your child comes to school in appropriate clothing including hats, scarf and gloves. They can come to school wearing boots / wellies; however, they need to have their school shoes in their bag to change into.  Due to the cold weather conditions children are also required to be prepared for both indoor and outdoor PE lessons.  Please ensure your child has the following:

- White PE t-shirt

- Navy blue, black or grey jogging bottoms (outdoor PE)

- Plain navy blue, black shorts (indoor PE)

- Socks.  Please note tights are not allowed so if your child is wearing tights in school they must have a different pair of socks for PE

- Trainers - Please ensure these are different from school shoes

- Black plimsolls (KS1) If the coach decides to work outside children should have a tracksuit to wear

- Depending upon the outside activity and how cold the conditions are, the coach will inform the children if they are allowed to wear hats and gloves.  Please note hats would not be allowed if they have dangly parts or anything around the neck

- Outside coats are not allowed

- No items, such as scarves are allowed to be worn around the neck

 

 

Reading comprehensions have been sent home today. Please make sure your child completes it and returns it on Thursday along with their spellings.  Please also ensure the spellings are returned in the spelling wallet provided. 

 

Have a lovely weekend - stay warm!

The Year 2 Team :)

Please can we have empty cereal boxes by Tuesday!

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Our week

Week 2

Another busy week in Year 2!

In English we have written our own ‘We’re going on a fire hunt’ stories using repeating patterns and adjectives. When we finished writing our stories we edited them to make improvements.

As part of our grammar this week we have been looking at using apostrophes for contractions; joining 2 words together to make a smaller word using an apostrophe for missing letters. For example; he is becomes he’s, I will becomes I’ll.

 

In Maths this week we have been looking at number sentences and finding the whole and part numbers).  For example: 2 + 8 = 10 (2 and 8 are the part numbers and 10 is the whole number.  We then represented the whole and part numbers in a cherry model and bar method.  We also learnt that the inverse to addition is subtraction.  For example the inverse of 2 + 8 = 10 or 8 + 2 = 10 would be 10 - 3 = 7 or 10 - 7 = 3.

 

We had a great time with Laura Mitchell the GB Gymnast on Tuesday. We spent 10 minutes carrying out different fitness activities and then had an assembly from her. During the assembly she told us all about her training, injuries and perseverance. At the end of the assembly she showed us a few gymnastic moves including walking across the hall whilst doing a handstand and then a cartwheel followed by X4 back flips! We did remind the children not to try this at home!!

 

Next week we are collecting cereal boxes ready to make our Tudor houses. Please can we have empty cereal boxes brought into school.

 

* Reminder *

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - Nightingale Class' assembly at 9am

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

The Year 2 Team :)

 

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Welcome back!

We hope you had a lovely Christmas break and are ready for an exciting new term. Our new topic is ‘London’s burning’ and we have spent some time this week finding out about The Great Fire of London. We have looked at how London has changed from 1666 to now. 

 

In English we have begun to plan our own ‘We’re going on a fire hunt’ story. We read the story 'We're going on a bear hunt' and looked at the repeating patterns and language. We thought of the different obstacles that there would have been during the fire and wrote adjectives to describe them. 

 

Next week we will start to send home reading comprehension activities to be completed and then handed in on a Thursday. This will help to continue to develop your child’s comprehension skills.

 

In Maths this week we have been learning how to round up and down to the nearest multiple of ten.  For example the nearest multiple of 10 to 45, 46, 47, 48 or 49 would be 50. Whereas the nearest multiple of 10 to 44, 43, 42 or 41 would be 40.  In order to practice this we have been re-balancing number sentences by rounding the first number up or down.  For example; 47 + 5 = 50 + 2 The number 47 has been rounded up to the nearest multiple of 10 and then 5 has changed to 2 in order to re-balance the number sentence, but the answers are still the same.  

 

Homework grids have been sent home today. May we remind you that children are expected to complete a minimum of 4 activities on the grid. Homework is due in on Friday 8th February.

 

In a few weeks time we will be using cereal boxes to make Tudor houses.

If you have any empty cereal boxes could you please bring them in for us!

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

 

The Year 2 Team :)

Spring 1 Home Learning Grid

Week 7

We've had an amazing week in Year 2!

In English we looked at a TV advert about Monty the Penguin, which inspired children to create three different pieces of writing. We worked in groups to write either a letter to Santa using persuasive language, a non-fiction report about penguins or a story based on the advert with a different character.

 

During maths we looked at the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction: 14 – 8. We asked 'what do I need to add to 8 to make 14?’ (8 + ...... = 14). We used bead strings to work out similar calculations with numbers up to 20.

Later on in the week we explored complements to 100 and regrouped the numbers to 100 to make the same total. We used tens frames and bead strings to do that. (40 + 30 + 30 is equal to 20 + 50 + 30).

 

Throughout the week, children enjoyed working on a number of holiday/Christmas related art and craft projects; such as Christmas baubles/snow globes, Christmas cards, calendars and number and phonics puzzles.

 

We enjoyed our festive Christmas lunch on Tuesday with Reception and Year 1 and particularly enjoyed pulling our crackers to see which toy we had!

 

Thank you very much for the lovely cards and gifts we received. We hope you have a lovely holiday and we wish you a very happy new year.

 

See you in 2019! (Monday 7th January)

The Year 2 Team J

Have a lovely holiday and we look forward to seeing you in January 2019!

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Week 6

What a fantastic week we’ve had in Year 2. We are sure you will all agree that the children have been amazing during their Christmas Productions. The children’s confidence has grown so much in their short time in year 2 and they were all wonderful to watch during the productions this week. Thank you all so much for coming to watch and showing your support!

 

Our Christmas production has formed part of our English lessons where we have been focusing on drama. We have been learning to project our voices and articulate what we are saying, as well as adding expression in order to emphasise what a character is saying or doing.

 

During Maths this week we have been looking at the number 20 and how we can add different numbers together to equal 20. We used two tens frame to show this. The children have also looked at re-balancing number sentences to show different ways to find the same answer. However, they had to ensure they used the number 10 when re-balancing the number sentence.  We used bead strings to help us! See the picture below.

 

Thank you to everyone who handed their homework in today.  If your child did not finish or hand their homework in then please use this weekend to finish it and hand it in on Monday.  It can then be marked before the Christmas break, thank you!

Week 5

Another busy week in Year 2! Our Christmas production is looking fabulous and we are looking forward to our performances next week.

 

In between acting and singing we made bunting for the Christmas Fair tomorrow. It is hanging up just outside our classrooms.

 

Next week children will be bringing their PE kits home to be washed. When we come back to school in January can you please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school and named!

 

Indoor P.E. Kit

Plain navy blue/black shorts

Plain white short sleeve round neck t-shirt (available with school logo)

Black plimsolls (KS1)

 

Outdoor P.E. Kit

Navy, black or grey jogging bottoms

Navy/black long sleeved sweatshirt

Training shoes

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing many of you at our Christmas Fair. :)

Week 4

Well this has been a very short but very busy week! On Monday we found out all about our Christmas Fair which is taking place on Saturday 8th December. We looked at all the exciting things that will be taking place on the day.

 

On Tuesday we finished our last part of our non-chronological report, found out where different food comes from and practised our Christmas play. During the 4 days off, please help your child to memorise their words and include expression/ actions when they are talking.

 

Today 2N had their Warburtons Workshop, which was enjoyed by all! We have uploaded some photos from it below.

 

Spellings have been sent home today and the spelling test will be back to Thursday next week!

 

Dates for the diary:

Saturday 8th December 2018- Christmas Fair

Friday 14th December 2018- Homework due in

 

Today your child came home with a letter about tickets for our Christmas play. Please ensure you send your slip back before Friday 7th December to avoid disappointment. A copy of the letter can be found below. 

 

We hope you have a lovely few days off and we look forward to seeing you on Monday 3rd December bright and early!

 

The Year 2 Team :)

Christmas Production Letter for Parents regarding tickets

Warburtons Workshop 2N

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Week 3

This week we have been writing a non-chronological report about healthy living. We have used headings, sub-headings and key facts to write amazing reports. 

 

In Maths this week we have been adding two 2 digit numbers together and subtracting a 2 digit number from a 2 digit number using a 100 square and dienes rods to help us. We have also been practicing ordering two digit numbers up to 100 by using the dienes to represent the number and then comparing them.  See below for the speaking frame we used to compare and order the numbers.    

 

As a school we have focussed on ‘Road Safety’ this week. We have spent a lot of time discussing how to stay safe. We created posters to remind children to wear bright colours when walking in the dark and to promote the 'stop, look, listen, think' rule. We also designed a cycle helmet which will be judged by Mrs Freeman! Winners to be announced shortly!  See the photos below of some children creating their posters and a short clip reminding you of the crossing the road safety rule. 

 

2M had their Warburton's Workshop this week. 2N have theirs next Wednesday afternoon. 

 

May we remind you about the importance of reading with your child at home and also the correct coloured hairbands as part of the school uniform. 

 

Have a lovely weekend - 3 day week next week! 

 

The Year 2 Team :)

 

 

 

 

Maths speaking frame

Road safety

Stop, look, listen, think!

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Week 2

This week we have been very busy as it has been Anti-bullying week, Children in Need, Diabetes Day we have started practicing our songs for the Christmas show (details to follow).

 

In English we have written our own version of the story of Hansel and Gretel. We broke it up into 3 parts- beginning, middle and end. After we wrote the middle we used the success criteria to edit and improve our writing. This helped us to make our ending even more fantastic!

 

In Maths this week we have been making our own 2 digit numbers with place value arrow cards and then finding out how many tens and how many ones are in the number before representing it in a variety of different ways.  For example, on a tens frame, using dienes, using money and on a bead string.  We have also been regrouping 2 digit numbers in different ways, for example: the number 53 can be regrouped into 5 tens and 3 ones, or 4 tens and 13 ones.  Take a look below to see the examples or how we represent numbers in different ways and how we can regroup in different ways!

 

As part of ‘Anti-bullying week’ we watched a short clip from Lilo and Stitch where they were not being kind. We discussed and then wrote what they could do differently in the situation. We also thought about what respect looks like in different situations (see photo below) and used an egg to think about what happens when someone is continuously unkind to another person. When the egg was broken we realised it was difficult to fix. 

 

*REMINDER*

Please can you make sure you read with your child and sign their reading record book. You do not need to write a comment each time, just a signature is ok. 

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend. 

 

The Year 2 Team :)

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Week 1

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a lovely half term.

This week in English we have been looking at the story of Hansel and Gretel and discussing the main parts of the story in preparation for us writing our own versions of the story next week. Ask your child about what happens in the story and what their favourite part is.

 

In Maths this week we have been looking at how many tens and how many ones are in 2 digit numbers.  We have also looked at regrouping ten ones for one ten. We even used 1p's and 10p's to represent how many 10p's and how many 1p's are in a 2 digit number. 

 

The new homework grids have been sent home today. Children will need to bring their work in on Friday 14th December. 

 

In the next few weeks we will begin learning the songs to our Christmas play and children will have words to learn at home.

 

Take a look at the photos below of the planetarium visit.  The children very amazed and had great fun!

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

The Year 2 Team :)

Week 7

At the beginning of the week in English we were learning about calligrams. We have read different calligrams and written our own. Towards the end of the week we created villains that Doctor Who might come across on Planet Treat and made wanted posters for them. It was a great opportunity to describe a setting and a character and we were very impressed with the rage of vocabulary used.

 

In maths this week we subtracted a number using a number line. At the end of the week we revisited ‘odd and even’ numbers and discussed what makes a number odd.

 

In science we investigated making shadows using torches and in PSHE we talked about what we can do if another child is feeling left out.

 

Next half term our topic is ‘Food, Glorious Flood’. Please ensure you send the consent form back for the Warburtons workshop so your child can take part. If we do not have written consent they will not be able to participate.

 

Parents evening is the first week back after half term. You can book an appointment online or speak to the school office.

 

We hope you have a lovely half term and we look forward to seeing you on Monday 5th November.

 

The Year 2 Team :)

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Thank you for all the recycling you have brought in!

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Week 6

This week in English we have been writing a recount about Neil Armstrong’s journey to the moon. We watched video clips of when Apollo 11 took off, and also Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon. We used the notes from the information about the journey and turned them into sentences. We made sure that our sentences started with a good sentence opener for example, Did you know that…. Surprisingly….. An interesting fact is……

In grammar this week we have been learning what a noun is. We now know that a noun is a thing, person, place or animal.

In maths we have been learning to add a two digit number to a two digit number. We were even challenged to add a two digit number to a three digit number!

 

In geography we found out the names of the different oceans and where they are on a world map.

We had a lot of fun designing our rockets ready for next week! Thank you very much to all of you who have donated your recycling!

 

We had a special visitor in school today called Thabani.  The children really enjoyed learning and performing some African dancing. 

 

Next week is open morning. It is 9:00 – 9:20am on Wednesday 24th October and is an opportunity for you to look at our homework, do a quick harvest activity and listen to us sing a harvest song! We look forward to seeing you!

 

Last Friday we sent out the letter for our Planetarium visit. Please make sure the consent form and money is sent back to school before Tuesday 6th November 2018 so your child can join in!

 

Have a lovely weekend

 

The Year 2 Team

Week 5

This week in English we have been busy imagining we are Christopher Columbus on his voyage across the ocean to discover America. We role played being on the ship- discussing how we would feel in a storm and discovering land. Since Christopher Columbus was unable to email or call from America, we wrote our own message in a bottle from him. We planned our recount and then edited it before writing it up on special bottle paper ready to be displayed. Watch this space for photos of our super writing!

 

In Maths we were learning to subtract two digit numbers using diennes. We answered the number sentences practically and then solved them in our books by drawing the diennes. Later in the week the children had to work out the number sentence and find out if they were correct or incorrect and say why.

 

In Geography we found out about the 7 continents and labelled them on a world map. We had a lovely discussion about the countries we have visited, would like to visit, and questions we had about our lovely world.

 

Next week we are designing our own space rockets which we will then make the following week. If you have any recycling i.e. plastic bottle and cardboard boxes (of all shapes and sizes!) we would be very grateful to receive them!

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend- whatever the weather decides to do!

 

The Year 2 Team

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We have our open morning on Wednesday 24th October 2018 at 9:00-9:20am.

We are looking forward to seeing you J

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Wednesday 24th October 2018- Open morning! Details to follow......

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Week 4 1st - 5th October 2018

 

This week in English we have been learning about the past and present tense. The children have looked at an article about Neil Armstrong’s moon landing and identified the words within the text that show us this was a past event. We have looked at various pieces of writing and changed it from the present tense to the past tense. The children also looked at facts and opinions; learning that facts are true whereas opinions are what somebody thinks.

 

During Maths we have been regrouping numbers using tens frames. The children have looked at addition number sentences and used a tens frame to show how they could find the answer by regrouping the numbers. Can your child show you how the 9 could be regrouped to solve 5 + 9

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In Science we continued learning about materials and what materials would be appropriate for different objects. For example: Would plastic be a good material to make a jumper and why?

 

Please may we remind you that the plastic spelling folder we sent home during the first week of school needs to be brought to school on a Thursday and put in the spelling box. We can then hand out spellings on Friday and children can put them straight into their folder and then into their bag. 

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Year Two Team

Week 3!

This week in English we have been rewriting the story ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Brown. We have been focusing on using great sentence openers (First, Then, Next, Finally, So) and adjectives to describe a setting.

To help your child develop their vocabulary you could give them an object and ask them to think of as many adjectives as they can to describe that.  For example chair – soft, comfy, colourful.

 

In Maths we have been regrouping numbers to 20. We have used the cherry method and balancing scales to do this We have used vocabulary such as more than, less than and greater than.

 

In RE this week we designed our own signs which represent us as individuals and in science we went exploring around the school to find different objects made of wood, plastic, fabric, glass and material.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend! 

 

The Year 2 Team.

 

Week Commencing 17th September 2018

 

This week in English we have been reading the story ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne. We sequenced the story and wrote speech bubbles about the characters conversations. At the end of the week we used a thesaurus to describe the forest in the story.

 

In maths this week we have been learning to partition two digit numbers. We began the week by ordering a random selection of numbers and discussing how we know where it belongs on a number line.

 

In our topic work we found out about the lives of Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong and worked in small groups to order their timelines. In RE we were learning about ‘signs’ and the signs in our environments. We talked about why signs are different colours and their importance.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

The Year 2 Team :)

This week and last week we started our topic ‘Let’s explore!’ We were explorers ourselves and went around the school looking for the two missing famous explorers. We found different clues and put the pieces of the puzzles together to find the mystery explorers. We used adjectives to describe how we felt when we were exploring.

 

We’ve had our maths lessons outside and used natural objects to revisit different aspects of maths e.g. shape and measures, number and calculations.

 

This week in English we have been learning how to write questions. We also wrote a description about where we would like to explore. As part of our topic work we sorted out the facts about Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

The Year 2 Team

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Autumn 1 Topic Web - Let's Explore