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Welcome to Year Two

 

Your teachers are Mrs McKay and Mrs Hardstaff



 

 

The Way The Truth The Life

 

                                             

 

    Feliz Pascua 

 

This half term, we will be thinking about the Joy of Eastertime. Jesus rose from the dead and spent some time with his disciples again.

 

Look at the prayer area in the classroom. How has the colour changed ? 

What is the Easter colour ? 

 

We have read about the story of Easter. Can you remember why Mary of Magdala was so shocked when she went to the tomb? 

                                     

 

                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy

 

 

Our Literacy texts this half term are linked to our Big Question, Where Do My Wellies Take Me ? 

 

Where Do My Wellies Take Me?  by M.Morpurgo

 

The Tunnel by Anthony Browne

 

Puss in Boots ( traditional tale)

 

Have you got a pair of Wellies ? 

Where would you like them to take you ?

Reading in Year 2 

 

In year 2 we are looking at being able to give our opinion about a text and to be able to explain why a character has acted in a certain way. We are discovering poetry and will be learning some by heart.

 

 

Below is the link to the library, there are lots of activities planned this term- take a look:

 

https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/libraries/find-a-library/ellesmere-port-library.aspx

 

 

 

Please make sure that you read each day at home.

Mathematics 

 

 

Can you remember using Deines Blocks to add and subtract 2 digit numbers ? 

 

We will be practising more of these and then thinking about different ways to show our answers.

 

Think of a two digit number like 42. How many different ways could you show this number? 

You could write it in numerals  42

You could write it in words  forty two

You could draw it  oooooooooo

                             oooooooooo

                             oooooooooo

                              oooooooooo

                oo

You could use it in a calculation  40 + 2 = 42

                                    10+10+10+ 10 + 2= 42

                           70 - 38 = 42

You could show it with bundles of straws or sticks.

 

Try this activity with lots of different two digit numbers. 

 

Looking at Fractions. 

Can you fold different shaped paper to make equal parts? try a square and a rectangle.  How many equal parts do you make ?  What about a circle? 

 

Explain to an adult how you know they are equal parts .

Try this problem: 

I had a whole pizza and now only this amount is left .

How much of my pizza has been eaten? Explain your answer. You could try and draw the whole pizza and show how I cut it into equal parts.

 

 

 

Click on the links below to play some maths games!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where will my wellies take me ? 

 

We have started our Big Question this week with a mini beast hunt ! We were looking for living things in different areas of school. Have a look at the pictures and see if you can see what we found !

 

 

We looked closely and then carefully made drawings of the mini beasts. 

To finish, we chose colours carefully and applied a watercolour wash.

 

We enjoyed a workshop on up cycling where we learnt about how important it is to recycle materials where possible and look after our environment so all the animals and plants can live happily and safely. 

We made rainbow fish out of recycled materials

 

 

We started to grow an Amaryllis before Christmas. 

This is what it looked like .

 

Look at it now !

 

Jodie Flowers
We have use the technique of papier-mâché to begin to create our own 3-D sculptures of plants in our environment.

 

 

The children from year 2 have enjoyed it so much, they have asked for the recipe! They know to use newspaper and that a balloon is a good shape for them to begin their masterpiece! 
 

One part PVA, two parts water to make a paste. 

 

We Will be learning that there are seven continents and five oceans.

 

HOLA ! 

 

 

This half term we are talking about The weather

 

Weather - La clima
It is cold Hay frio / Hace frio
It is cool Hay fresco / Hace fresco
It is warm Hay calor / Hace calor
It is hot Hay calor / Hace calor

 


 

 

 

Music 

 

In music this half term we will be looking at the composer Hans Zimmer.

https://youtu.be/FkmWxOfsPuE

 

Please have a listen

 

 

History

Christopher Columbus and Jacques Cousteau

 

 

 

 

We will explore with the explorers Jacques Cousteau and Christopher Columbus!
We will investigate where they explored and what the conditions were like for them.  We will examine the route which they took and compared them.

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