Friday, 18 September 2020

Tens and ones in part whole models

 During our Maths lessons this week, we have been looking at tens and ones in part whole models.

We have been practically partitioning numbers into tens and ones using a variety of concrete resources.


After this we applied what we had learnt pictorially. 

We then started to explore ways to partition 2 digit numbers into different combinations of tens and ones. Next week we will use our part whole models to record addition statements. 

Friday, 11 September 2020

 Year 2 spent the afternoon exploring primary and Secondary colours. Firstly, we identified the primary colours and looked for items around our classroom. After this, we looked at what primary colours we would need to mix in order to create secondary colours.

Before we began mixing our paints, we practised how to hold our paintbrush correctly. 

We then used a colour wheel to paint on the primary colours. Once we achieved this, we then mixed together two primary colours in order to create a secondary colour.

We had lots of fun investigating the colours we could make out of mixing the primary colours together. 

Miss Fortner and Miss Merrick then challenged us to make lighter/darker versions of the colours we had created and we will be looking at further into tones and shades next week!

Monday, 2 March 2020

Alive, never been alive and dead.

Year 2 had a super afternoon (in the eventual sunshine!) hunting for living creatures and plants. They were also challenged to find objects that had never been alive and that were now dead.

Armed with clipboards and much enthusiasm they set off!

Working in pairs and groups of 4 they began hunting in earnest.

All finds were recorded carefully.

Always grateful for a helping hand from a friend ...or back!

Playground equipment were once alive..

Iusua was very excited to discover crocus for the first time.

As was Sharmake and Hafsah.

That kept happening!

Super team work in 2F.

Haroon was really chuffed to find daffodiles.

Woodlice!!! Very alive!!!!

Ahmed was thrilled to find a worm under a log...definitely alive and wriggling!

Unfortunately we discovered some litter which has definitely never  been alive.. and quickly removed and recycled as much as possible.



Woven branches

Leaves ...once alive...

Metal playground equipment....definitely never been alive.

All of the chidren's results were carefully collected in and then recorded in their science books. Well done Year 2. A great afternoon !

Friday, 28 February 2020

Money Money Money!!

Year 2 recently had a visit from HSBC . The children were shown a range of coins and notes ...including the recently released new polymer 20 pound note. They were asked a range of  challenging mathematical questions and were given the chance to design a possible £100 pound note for the Queen's 93rd birthday. Great fun was had by all!

Monday, 10 February 2020

Jack and the Beanstalk ...D.T...Pull Tab

This term in year 2 the children will be creating pull tab images using the theme Jack and the Beanstalk. The aim being to create a climbing Jack up a beanstalk.
In a previous lesson children created toned colour backgrounds, using watercolours, for this current piece of work. In this lesson they began to embellish their picture using collage.

Cutting skills were developed.

Folding skills were required.

The children were really impressed with their designs!

Zeeshan was very pleased with himself and his design!

Next step to add a climbing Jack which will be created using coloured crayons and felt tips.