Year 2 Class News

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Roald Dahl Book Fair

Posted on Friday 25 February 2011 by Mr Redfearn

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B8nkKYmWcE

The Circus is Coming to Moortown!

Posted on Sunday 13 February 2011 by Mr Redfearn

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5xbFm6KvhA

Symmetry in Shapes

Posted on Saturday 29 January 2011 by Mr Redfearn

Objective: Create a shape with one line of symmetry.
Objective: Create a shape with one line of symmetry.

Splendid Symmetry

Posted on Saturday 29 January 2011 by Mr Redfearn

Symmetry has never been so much fun!
Symmetry has never been so much fun!
A symmetrical pattern which earned one Year 2 child a certificate!
A symmetrical pattern which earned one Year 2 child a certificate!

Christmas Hat Competition

Posted on Monday 20 December 2010 by Mr Redfearn

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5llKjeVzlEM

Born In A Barn

Posted on Monday 13 December 2010 by Mrs Weekes

Who was born in the barn one cold and wintry evening?  If you come and see our Christmas performance on Tuesday 14 or Wednesday 15 December then you’ll find out.  It’s not too late to get your tickets!  Come and listen to the singing donkey, various sheep and cows, a wise owl and a very noisy cockerel.  Looking forward to seeing you.

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Key Stage One and Foundation Stage Christmas Performance

“BORN IN A BARN”

New Literacy Module: Traditional Stories

Posted on Monday 15 November 2010 by Mr Redfearn

For the rest of the term, Year 2 will be plunged into a world of dragons, princesses and wizards. How much does your child already know about fairy tales and traditional stories? See what stories or characters they can take away from this picture below. Fairy tale Pic



This would be a great time to introduce (or re-visit) stories at home like ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ etc. How well can your child describe the main character and how well can they describe the villain?

Maths: Understanding Data

Posted on Sunday 14 November 2010 by Mr Redfearn

This week in Maths we have been estimating weight and length. Ask your child to describe to you what weight and length are and how they can check their predictions.

Cubes test their prediction of what is heavier that a chocolate bar.
Cubes Group test their prediction of what is heavier than a chocolate bar.


Cylinders and Cones had to estimate what was lighter than a whiteboard pen.
Cylinders Group and Cones Group had to estimate what was lighter than a whiteboard pen.




















The children also carried out an investigation this week to find out what was the most common amount of letters in their first names. Ask your child if they can remember which one was the most popular and which one was the least popular letter. Go to the BBC for a great game all about interpreting data.

Maths: Understanding Data

Posted on Tuesday 02 November 2010 by Mr Redfearn

In Maths we have been collecting data on Class 2’s favourite toys and showing our findings in bar charts. Some of the bar charts the children have created this week have been incredible. They can answer questions about a bar chart, too: What is the most popular toy? What are the two least popular toys? Also, they can draw a pictogram to show their findings. In one of our lessons, we wanted to find out Class 2’s favourite football team. Disappointingly, Manchester Utd was the most popular team so I took that out of our findings. Here, Cubes group represent our data in the form of a 3-D bar chart.

Which is the most popoular football team?
Which is the most popoular football team?

Literacy: Instructions

Posted on Tuesday 02 November 2010 by Mr Redfearn

Follwing on from writing their own instructions, Class 2 have had the opportunity to make something. We decided to make some sandwiches so why not ask your child for your favourite one and they should be able to make it for you!  Here are some pictures of the fun learning:

Year 2 showing they have followed our 'SEAL' theme this week by working co-operatively.
Year 2 showing they have followed our 'SEAL' theme this week by working co-operatively.


Year 2 liked putting a lot of butter on their sandwiches. If you prefer your sandwiches without holes then please specify.
Year 2 liked putting a lot of butter on their sandwiches. If you prefer your sandwiches without holes, then please specify. This was the most fun part of the lesson, not to mention the most quiet!

To tie in with our topic this term, Toybox, the children this week will be learning how to make a paper aeroplane – so I apologise in advance if your home turns into a landing strip. At the end of this week, ask your child to instruct you to make a paper aeroplane and see if they can use:

  • time connectives (then, after, first, finally etc)
  • numbers for a list
  • ‘bossy’ verbs (place, fold, put, bend, touch, go)