This morning (12.02.19), Year 2 created their own stop gap animation based on the Story of Rapunzel. We used Zu3D to record our film.
Check out some of our films below!
Animation in The Den
Today (12.02.19), we went to The Den with Mr Green. We used our making links muscle to think about what a stop gap animation was. We when created an animation of a centipede.
In curriculum, we made our own Rapunzel set to film an animation like Walt Disney. We created a story map and designed our sets. We then worked hard to build, papier mache and paint our sets.
I think we did a great job! What do you think?
Making Witches Potions
In literacy, we are reading the story of Rapunzel. In the story there is a wicked witch who cases terrible curses. We used our imagining muscle to become a witch. We even made our own witches spells and potions.
We had great fun!
Meeting an Author
In January, Miss Deciacco and Miss Batool met the author Bethan Woollvin at a Power of Reading Training course. They were very excited because it was the book that we were doing in Year 2. She was very interesting and told us lots about how she wrote her book. She even signed our books for class.
Check out the pictures below!
A DINOSAUR CAME TO SCHOOL!
Today (15.11.18), something incredible happened... a dinosaur came into school. As you know, last week three giant eggs appeared in the school library and no one knew where they had come from. But this morning when we arrive at school one of the eggs had cracked open! Then we were taken to the school hall and we met a T-Rex - the kind of the dinosaurs - it was so excited, but a bit scary too. Next, we went back to our class rooms and wrote about meeting a dinosaur. In the afternoon, we made dinosaur fossils using modelling straws. We had a fantastic day!
Would you be scared meeting a dinosaur?
Firework Dance Practice
In Year 2 this half term (Autumn 2), we have been looking at different ways to imitate fire and one of the way we are going to do that is to dance like fireworks! We chose the song Firework by Katy Perry and look for inspiration dances to help us come up with a new routine. We have loved learning the song and the dance.
Why not practice our firework dance at home!
Some BIG is coming...
This morning (07.11.18), something arrived in the library. It was three giant eggs. We used our noticing and reasoning muscle to make some predictions. We thought it could be a giant chicken, a dragon or a dinosaur because of the size of the eggs and the giant footprints. We all had to be very quiet to ensure we didn't disturb what was inside. However, we did notice there were lots of smaller eggs around the nest so she stole one to look after in our classrooms. We can't wait to see what's inside!
What do you think is inside the giant eggs?
Alien Landing in the KS1 Playground
This morning (06.11.18) was very exciting! The teachers told us that something very interesting had happened overnight. We didn't believe them at first, but when we entered the playground, we couldn't believe our eyes. There was a purple, flashing alien spaceship! It had obviously crashed into Earth because there were lots of metal screws and bolts that had broken off of the small rocket. There was even green, alien slime spread over the floor so the lost alien must hurt. We could also smell the alien's planet because of the brown dust and it was horrible. Just as we were looking at the crash, the police came to investigate and they rung the police station. We really can't believe what had happened!
We wonder what has happened to the alien? What do you think?
Skip Counting in 3's
One of Year 2's objectives this year is to know the 3 times table. Watch and join in the videos below to help learn skip counting in 3's.
Miriam Lord's Bonfire!
This afternoon (02/11/18), Year 2 were invited to Reception and Nursery's Bonfire Bonanza and it was incredible! We watched lots and lots of fireworks and even got to hold a sparkler - we loved it! We are now even more excited to learn more about our topic on Bonfire Night.
Look at our excited faces below!
Fire in The Den
Today (30/10/18), Year 2 went to The Den to learn all about Bonfire Night. We learnt that a man called Guy Fawkes and his gang tried to blow up parliament, but they failed. So every year to celebrate the criminals getting caught we have a bonfire and on top of that fire we burn a 'guy'. Therefore, while Year 2 were in The Den they build 'guys' using the natural materials around them and sparked fires using a flint. It was great fun!
Look at our pictures below!
Autumn 1 Attendance Treat
The end of the half term was a real hoot! This afternoon (19.10.18), all the members of the year group with 100% attendance were rewarded with a live owl show. We learnt lots of new facts and we even got to hold a real owl. It was fantastic; we can't wait for the next attendance treat!
Check out all the fun we had below!
First Pen Licences in Year 2
Today (18.10.18), Zara , Ibrahim and Harris from Hughes class were the first members of year 2 to achieve a pen licence. They did this by having beautiful handing with leads and hooks, finger spaces and correct sizing in all of their school. Year 2 and Miss Deciacco are VERY proud of them!
Year 2's Phonics Sound - ee, e, ea, y and ie WC:15.10.18
Our sound in phonics this week is the /ee/ sound spelt using ee, e, ea, y and ie. Practice the segmenting and blending using the videos below.
Transition Day in Year 2
This morning (15.10.18), Year 2 visited their new classes. First, they stretched their collaboration muscle to stack 3 paper cups using only an elastic band and 4 pieces of string. They realised that they had to listen to each other, give clear instructions, help each other and be supportive rather than shouting. Year 2 found it very tricky, but great fun! After that, Year 2 wrote a short diary about their morning so far. They had to include a recount of what had happened, plus their thoughts and feelings about the events.
Look at all the fun we had below.
Skip Counting in 2, 5 and 10
One of Year 2's objectives this year is to know the 2, 5 and 10 times table. Watch and join in the videos below to help learn skip counting in 2, 5 and 10.
Year 2's Phonics Sound - ir, ur and er WC:08.10.18
Our sound in phonics this week is the /er/ sound spelt using ir, ur and er. Practice the segmenting and blending using the videos below.
The Joker Strikes Again!
This morning (04.10.18), the KS1 teachers received a very important message from Batman! He said that he had heard some news from his friend Spiderman that the Joker was planning another attack on Manningham. He went on to say that he thought that the next target might be the bank to steal all the money and asked Year 1 and 2 to find a good look out spot where we could hide and capture the Joker. So Year 1 and 2 set straight to work and did a walk around the local area this afternoon. We considered: the school car park, the church, Manningham library, the garage, the sports centre and the KS2 playground. As we walked around we discussed if they were human or physical features and if they were a good lookout point.
Listen is Ismail below to see what we decided!
Year 2's Phonics Sound - ee, ea, e, ie and ey WC:02.10/18
Our sound in phonics this week is the /e/ sound spelt using ee, ea, e, ie and ey. Practice the segmenting and blending using the videos below.
Becoming a Storyteller
Today (02.10.18), KS1 became storytellers. We listened to Michael Rosen's Chocolate Cake and thought about why he is such a good storyteller. We decided that it was because he using his voice, actions and sound effects to make to story interesting. Next, we retold the Diary of the Fly using all the tricks that Michael Rosen did.
Have a listen and see what you think!
Our new unit for this half term (Autumn 1) is Diary of a Fly. We will be using out Making Links and Noticing muscles to write a Diary Recount about a different animal. There's also Diary of a Worm and Diary of a Spider to check out too so you can get lots of new ideas.
Year 2's Phonics Sound - ai, ay, a_e, ey and a WC:24/09/18
Our sound in phonics this week is the /a/ sound spelt using ai, ay, a_e, ey and a. Practice the segmenting and blending using the videos below.
Maths WC: 24.09.18 - More Than and Less Than
This week in Maths we will be looking at the more than <, less than > and = symbols to explain which numbers are bigger and smaller.
Play the games at home to practice this skill. Please be aware that some of these games might not work on a tablet or smartphone, but will work on a laptop or computer.
Year 2's Phonics Sound - ue, ew and u-e WC:17/09/18
Our sound in phonics this week is the /oo/ and /yoo/ sound spelt using ue, ew and u-e. Practice the segmenting and blending using the videos below.
Spanish in KS1
This half term (Autumn 1), KS1 are learning the names of our body parts. We've done this by singing along to Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. We did a great job!
Check out our Spanish below.
Superhero Day in KS1
Today (12.09.18), we had a superhero day! We all came to school in our superhero costumes so the school was very safe. However, the night before something terrible had happened... a villain stole the House Cup from the trophy cabinet - oh no! The police asked all of Year 1 and 2 to investigate for them. We became investigators to explore, notice and make links to the clues and evidence that had been left. Throughout the day, we also printed a Batman logo and make a Numicon city skyline. It was great fun! At the end of the day, we reasoned and came to the conclusion that the thief was the Joker, but don't worry we informed the police and we now have the House Cup back!
Check out the pictures below to see our fun!
Count to 100
Sing along at home to these song to help you learning your numbers to 100 and your ABC's.