Term 1 Week 4
Year 2 have been incredibly busy this week. We have settled in to our routines and our children are fully entwined in the learning journey so far this term.
In English we have been using our empathy skills to try and understand the feelings of our main character ‘Leaf’. We asked ourselves: ‘Why is he feeling so isolated?’, ‘What is causing the other animals to be so hostile towards him’ and ‘How might this affect him?’. We discussed synonyms for the word ‘sad’, expanding our vocabulary. Words such as heartbroken, blue and melancholy began to fill our pages.
“He much be feeling very emotional, he is crying”, Albie C, Suffolk 2.
In Maths this week we have been furthering our understanding of number and place value. We have been using our tens and ones to split numbers in different ways.
“I have found 5 ways to split the number 59 so far, I bet there are more”, Isobel M, Suffolk 2
We have been representing numbers with a variety of things such as place value charts, tens and ones, numberlines and part-part wholes. Our teachers think we are using our new Maths kits incredibly well! Here is an example of a problem we have been solving:
In Science we have been testing the suitability of different materials to make a car windscreen, proving why certain properties are non-negotiable. We certainly have some budding Scientists of the future!
“It has to be transparent, it can’t be opaque or you won’t be able to see through it!” Ava H, Yorkshire 2.
We have continued our practice of keyboard skills in Computing and have begun to look at debugging algorithms, making sure we have a set of clear instructions for a robot to follow when making a sandwich. These programming skills form the base for our work using ‘Scratch’ later this term.
“Don’t forget to tell the robot to spread just a little butter on the bread – not the entire block, that won’t work well!” Abigail C, Norfolk 2.
We just can’t wait to see what exciting learning this week brings!
Thank you as always for your ongoing support and enthusiasm.
Left to right, back row: Mrs J Boulcott, Miss L Brewin, Mr G Bentley, Mrs V Webb, Miss E Garner
Left to right, front row: Miss M Storey, Miss C Bennett
A little message from Mrs Britton and Mrs Allison,
Friday 10th July 2020:
Hello Yorkshire 1!
As a Primary School Teacher I always find it an incredible privilege to have a part to play in your lives. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to encourage and inspire all of you in Yorkshire 2 to have the confidence to maximize your own educational potential and personal growth.
I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you. You are all amazingly talented and I can’t wait to find out what motivates each and every one of you.
Get ready for a happy, fun-filled approach to learning that celebrates each and every positive step on our exciting journey.
I love to get creative with painting, carrying out scientific experiments with sourdough and practicing songs on my piano accordion so we can sing and dance our way through the year. I can’t wait!
Love Mrs Britton x
I love being a teacher because the children consistently deliver smiles and laughter through their small triumphs, amazing achievements and hilarious, insightful comments each and every day. The buzz of the whole class discussing a new topic; sharing what they already know and what they want to find out is awesome. However, the best moments come from children’s pride, excitement and increased confidence when they achieve something that they thought they couldn’t do. That is wonderful!
I am really looking forward to getting to know Yorkshire better ( I already know them a little from RWI and teaching the class next door); understanding what interests and inspires them and will help them to grow as learners.
I always expect the children in my class to do the best they can but this will be in an environment of everyone supporting each other; sharing our successes, helping each other when learning is tricky and laughing a lot.
Out of school I have a great family which includes my super husband, two lovely teenage daughters and our cute dog Nula. As a family we love cooking but my personal passion is cakes – making and eating them! To deal with the cake consumption I also spend a lot of time on long dog walks.
Love Mrs Allison x