Welcome to Year 2B class page.
We are so excited to have you all back and to have our classrooms full again!
We have the recipe for success!
Take a group of enthusiastic children and add together caring and supportive teachers (don’t
forget to add teaching assistants!). Pour in lots of challenging and fun activities and sprinkle with excellent manners and behaviour. Stir until learning and progress is outstanding! Voila…a fantastic Year 2!
Join us on our fabulous learning journey as we use our skills to learn about our world in the past, present and future so that we can become valuable citizens of modern Britain.
Pupil of the week (Wb 19.10.20)
A massive well done to the gorgeous Bua and Reuben this week. They have quite literally blown my socks off with their writing and maths! The progress these two children have made in only 6 weeks of learning is AMAZING!!! I can't wait see where your educational journey ends this academic year!
Extended write (Wb:19.10.20)
To say I’m proud of what our amazing Y2 children have achieved this half term is an understatement! The progress they have made in their writing is phenomenal! This week, the children have been writing their own narrative and including so many of the Y2 targets my green highlighter ran out! Take a look at some of the amazing pieces of writing! Just wow!
In Computing this half term, we have been learning about technology. We were able to label parts of a computer and describe what they are used for. After, we discussed inputs and outputs and played a little game where Miss Brown pretended we were a computer and she created some inputs. We had lots of fun! Next, we designed our own robots and created our own inputs and outputs. The designs we created were amazing!
Black History Month (Wb:19.10.20)
This month during our collective worship time, we have been learning about Black History Month. We have learnt about important figures and they discrimination they have faced. We have focused on Barack Obama in Y2 and have learnt about the amazing things he has achieved. We have created our own artwork based on the infamous ‘Hope’ image which became one of the most widely recognised symbols of Obama's campaign message
Outdoor Learning (Wb: 19.10.20)
We have had so much fun this afternoon! It has been our outdoor learning session and we have been up to all sorts! We did a minibeast hunt, some wax crayon rubbings, drilling, hammering and we made toast on the fire. After that, we had some free time to explore our AMAZING outdoor learning area. The weather was perfect for us as well. What a lovely way to spend the afternoon together!
Falling Leaves (Wb:19/10/20)
The children have been busy reciting a poem called Falling Leaves. Take a listen!
Pupil of the week (Wb:12.10.20)
Huge well done to Amelia and Owen this week! Amelia has tried so hard in both English and maths and Owen has come to school with such a positive attitude and his smile melts my heart. You are both superstars!
Health and Wellbeing Five-Day Walking Challenge (Wb: 12.10.20)
This week, the children have taken part in the Health and Wellbeing 5 day Walking challenge. If the children walked to school everyday or a further distance than normal, they received a daily sticker. At the end of the week, those who had 5 stickers earned a badge for themselves.
In History, this half term, we have been learning all about Florence Nightingale. We have learnt about her role as a nurse and the impact she had on lots of people's lives. The children today participated in a speaking and listening lesson to express what other people thought about Florence Nightingale.
Story Maps (Wb: 12.10.20)
In English, we have been drawing some story maps based on the story Five Minutes' Peace. At the end of the week, the children will be rewriting their own story.
Today in maths, we are been learning about fractions. We looked at what a numerator and denominator is and quarters, halves and even some children looked at thirds. The children then had to look at pictures relating to different fractions and work out whether they were correct or incorrect. The children all did so well.
Gymnastics (Wb: 12.10.20)
This week in PE, we have been learning how to do handstands and building our strength in our upper body. The children all had lots of fun!
Pupil of the week (Wb: 05.10.20)
This week, I am bursting with pride with how far these two lovely children have come since coming back to school. Tommy has shown what amazing work ethic he has this week and has developed his reasoning skills in maths. Emily has shown true resilience in her learning this week especially in maths. You are both superstars!! Well done and keep it up!
World Mental Health Day (Wc:05.10.20)
After discussing what mental health is and talking about why it is important to look after it, we thought about how we could look after our mental health. We did some independently mindfulness activities, we did some breathing exercises and we thought about why we are special. Finally, we spent some time doing the things we love with our friends.
Amazing character descriptions! (wb:05.10.20)
In English this week, we have been learning how to write a character description. Once again, I am blown away with the amazing writing in Y2. We began the week by writing on our working wall generating lots of ideas and noun phrases. During extended write, I told the children about some of the other Y2 targets and was so impressed with how many children used conjunctions, contractions and even inverted commas. I am so looking forward to seeing what next week brings!!
R.E- Stained glass windows (wb:05.10.20)
In R.E, the children created stained glass windows to represent that Christians use to describe God. They all had lots of fun and their art work looked amazing!
In PSHE this week, the children have been learning about their feelings. They described what a feeling was and thought about other synonyms for fear, happy, sad, anxious and embarrassed. Once the children had completed their task, we played a game. Each child had to find their balloon with their name on without talking and they only had 30 seconds. I asked them to think carefully about their feelings at the beginning of the activity, during and after. We then worked on what strategies we could use to help us with our feelings.
Our first pen licence awarded! (wb:5.10.20)
Just WOW!! I have been so impressed with the handwriting in Y2 since we came back. I'm sure your child will have told you that our ascending letters need to touch the top line and descending letters go under the line. I only mention about their ascending letters touching the top line about 10 times a day! However, the progress they have made in such a short amount of time is unreal!!! Therefore, I gave out my first pen licence card today to our gorgeous Yu Xin. A huge well done to her and I don't think it will be long before others join her!
Pupil of the week (wc 28.09.20)
Beloved and Emma are the two superstars in Year 2B this week! Beloved has shown what a fantastic work ethic he has and demonstrated his fantastic reasoning skills this week in maths. Emma is always such a polite, well mannered girl who always tries her best in everything. Emma has also shown how fantastic her reasoning skills are in maths. Well done to you both, we are very proud!
Super English! (wc 28.09.20)
In English, we have been writing some setting descriptions using noun phrases and ensuring we use the correct punctuation mark. I was blown away with the writing they produced and had to remind myself I was in a Year 2 class! The children found the writing difficult at the beginning of the week however have listened well to the advice given and used their senses to write superb descriptions. Just WOW!
Amazing art! (wc 28.09.20)
This week in art, we have been learning about different painting techniques and how we can blow paints to make the design more effective. The children all had lots of fun and got very messy! We were very pleased with their overall work! What superstars!
Pupil of the week (wc 21.09.20)
Massive well done to Yu Xin our star of the week! Yu Xin has tried so hard to use her big voice this week and her hand writing in unbelievable! We also had another boy achieve pupil of the week for his amazing attitude towards his learning and always having a smile on his face! We are so proud of you both! Well done!
Library visit (wc 21.09.20)
Today, the children have had the chance to go into the library and choose a new book to read for pleasure. The children enjoyed looking at the new books and were very excited to take them home!
This week, the children have been super busy representing numbers with different imagery. The children were able to identify the tens and ones within numbers. We all had lots of fun!
Pupil of the week (wc 14.09.20)
This week, we had our first pupil of the week. It was such a hard choice as all of the children have been super stars this week. However, Miss Greaves and I chose our gorgeous Oscar and Eva. Both of the children have been super role models over the last two weeks and have settled into life in Year 2 beautifully. They always give 100% effort in everything they do and they have both tried so hard with their handwriting this week. Their work ethic is amazing! Well done to you both, we are very proud!
Continuous provision (wc 14.09.20)
This week, the children have had the chance to explore the continuous provision boxes when they finish their work. The children have all really enjoyed participating in a range of activities to support their learning in all subjects. They are superstars!
The children loved our first PE lesson with Rosie today! They got to try out lots of different gymnastics moves and had lots of fun!
Outdoor Learning (wc 14.09.20)
This week, the children have enjoyed being out in the sun making some bird feeders. They were also able to develop their fine motor skills by threading the honey loops on the pipe cleaner. We can't wait to see the birds eating the food!
Team building (wc 7.09.20)
Today, we've been doing some team building! We used our team work skills to complete different activities. We had lots of fun outside!
What an amazing first week back we have had! It has been so lovely to have a full class again and lots of smiling faces! The children have all settled in to life in Year 2 beautifully! We have been busy doing some work for an Art display in the hall where we have been thinking about our feelings and emotions. The children chose a word to resemble them and they have traced around it and then have started to decorate them. All the children tried so hard with their art work and they are going to look amazing in the hall.