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Music in Year 2

 

During this half term, Year 2 have been learning to use their voices in different ways, for example pitch and tone. We have been learning the song Ho Ho Ho.

 

How do you think they did?

Ho Ho Ho

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Budding Artists

 

Throughout the Autumn 2 half term, Year 2 have been making their own artwork based on fireworks. They have used many mediums to create different effects. Our favourite is the Scratch Art (black background) because we thought it was the most vivid and was the most fun to make! smiley

 

Which piece of artwork is your favourite?

 

Year 2 Homework WC:04.12.17

 

In Year 2, we are still practising counting in 2's, 5's and 10's. Knowing these times tables is helping us to multiply and divide in maths, so it very important we know them off my heart.

 

Use the games below to help your child learn them.

 

Sorry but some of the games may only work on a computer rather than a tablet. 

 

Fireworks! I like to boogie!

 

This half term during P.E sessions year 2 have been working very hard at learning a dance routine to Katy Perry Firework Song. They had to sequence a dance routine and had to ensure they moved in time to the beat. 

 

Have a look below to see what an excellent job they did. 

Hughes Class

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Browne class

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Innovation of Rapunzel - Jack Punzel

Alisha as the wizard and Subhaan as Jack Punzel

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Abdiaziz as the wizard and Aryaan as Jack Punzel

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Aryaan as Jack Punzel

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Aryaan as Jack Punzel and Faiza as the princess

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Who are the special people in my life?

 

This afternoon (27.11.17), Year 2 have been discussing the different groups they belong to and the special people in their lives and their community. These people included: parents, siblings, teachers, friends, doctors, fire-fighters, dentists etc. We went on to reason why they are special to us and how we can contact these people if we ever need their help. 

 

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Counting in 2's, 5's and 10's

 

In Year 2, we have been learning how to count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10. However, we still can get muddled up with these (it's tricky), so watch the videos below and sing along. Do this as often as possible at home to help your child in their maths work.

 

Thank you

Miss Deciacco & Miss Noreen frown

The Counting by Twos Song ♫♪♫ | Scratch Garden

Count by 2 | Dancing 2's

The Counting by Fives Song ♫♪♫ | Scratch Garden

Count by 5's | Exercise and Count By 5

The Counting by Tens Song ♫♪♫ | Scratch Garden

Count by 10's and Exercise

The Gunpowder Plot Debate

 

Using the information we gain yesterday from the videos of Guy Fawkes and King James I (see below), Year 2 consider whose point of view they agreed with most of all. It was a very split decision with around 40% agreeing with King James I and 60% agreeing with Guy Fawkes.  After they had chosen their stance, the two opposing side developed an argument, using reasons and evidence, to support their opinion. It became a very heated debate.

 

How do you think Year 2 did?

 

Who do you agree with?

Debate

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The Gunpowder Plot... Do you know the full story? 

 

This afternoon (20.11.17), Year 2 have been looking at how one story can have two sides because of peoples opinions. We then analysed the story of the Gunpowder Plot by listening to Guy Fawkes and King James I. They had very different points of view! But it raised the question... Was Guy Fawkes really the villain?

 

Watch the the videos below. Who do you agree with? 

Guy Fawkes

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King James I

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Year 2 Homework WC:13.11.17

 

This week in phonics, Year 2 have been practising the alternate spellings of the sound /ue/.

 

In maths, they have been learning about how to subtract numbers by using base 10 equipment and a number line.

 

To help your child at home, click on the links below and practise together.

 

Spelling Workshop

 

On Monday (13.11.17), Year 2 invited parents into school to see new and interesting ways to teach spelling at home. A huge thank you to all the parents who came and shared their morning with us. 

 

If you didn't manage to come along, click on the link below for some ideas for you to try out at home.

 

Thank you 

 

Miss Deciacco & Miss Noreen

 

Ways to Learn Spellings

Busy Spelling Bees

Busy Spelling Bees 1
Busy Spelling Bees 2
Busy Spelling Bees 3
Busy Spelling Bees 4

Year 2 Homework

 

Help your child with their work in literacy by playing this game on nouns and verbs. Help them find the nouns and verbs in the sentence.

 

Remember a noun is the name of something and the verb is the action.

 

Click on the link below to play the game.

 

 

Thank you 

 

Miss Deciacco & Miss Noreen smiley

Hola Amigos!

 

This morning (07.11.17), Year 2 were learning the names of body parts in Spanish then applying their learning to the familiar song Head, shoulders, knees and toes or in Spanish... Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y dos pies. Luckily, we have a native Spanish speaker in our class to help us with our pronunciation.

 

Why don't you sing along with us?

 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

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Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y dos pies

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BOOM, BANG, POP!

Year 2 went to the Reception and Nursery playground this morning (03.11.17) to look at the fireworks to help give us some inspiration for our firework poems.

Have a look at the colourful and noisy fireworks in the videos below.

Fireworks!

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Pop Pop Pop!

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Sizzle!

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Nazim

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Zara

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Fizzle, Pop!

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5 4 3 2 1 Blast off!

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Crackle! Spit!

 

Today (03.11.17), Year 2 have been performing the poem Crackle! Spit! which describes a fire and a rocket. They used their voice and actions to paint a mental image of Bonfire Night.

 

How do you think they did?

 

Year 2's Poetry Performance

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Drama in Year 2

 

On Wednesday (01.11.17), Year 2 used their imagination muscle to act out onomatopoeic sound words and used physical theatre to act a firework display.

 

Watch the clip below to see Year 2 pop, bang and crackle like fireworks.

Shooting Stars

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Vanessa, Wania and Fatima's Firework display

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Count to 100 by 10!

 

In Year 2, we have been practising counting to 100 in 10's. We have become fantastic at counting in multiples of 10 so we thought we'd share it with you.

 

What do you think?

 

100 in 10's

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Remember, Remember the 5th of November!

 

Today (31.10.17), Year 2 went down to the Den to learn about the gunpowder plot. We took part in various activities like leaf rubbing to make a bonfire collage; we learnt how to make a fire using a striker like Guy Fawkes would have done and we made small Guy Fawkes figurines to throw into the bonfire. We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures and videos below.

Throwing our Guy Fawkes figurines into the Bonfire.

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Making a fire using a striker.

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Miriam Lord's Cooking Channel 

 

On Wednesday afternoon (18.10.17), some of the Year 2 children created their very own cooking show.

 

Listen to their instructions and see if you can also make the Chocolate Orange Ice-cream! cheeky

Mmmm... ice-cream!

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Na na na na na na na na Batman!

 

This week (WC:16.10.17), Year 2 have been working on ways to improve the strength of a Batmobile. They looked at each others as well as their own and made appropriate improvements. Now Batman will be speeding through Manningham Town with his brand new, deluxe car. 

 

Watch our learners at work.

Making a Batmobile

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Literacy in Year 2

 

Year 2 innovated the story 'The Joker Returns' by changing the baddie. Some children then recorded their version in the school's radio station. We hope you enjoy listening to them.

The Thief Returns-Inaya M y2-12.10.17.mp3

THe Tiger Returns-Adam A Y2-12.10.17.mp3

 

Batmobile Prototype

 

This afternoon (11.10.17), Year 2 have been following instructions to build a prototype car for Batman to protect Manningham. We reasoned about what was successful and how we could improve our car next time. After that, we had a race!  How do you think Year 2 did? 

Testing one... two... three

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On your marks... get set... GO!

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On your marks... get set... GO!

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Local Area Walk

 

This week (09.10.17), Year 2 went on a walk around our local area to help us make a map for Batman. We took some photographs of places that are near our school.  We then made a map of Manningham by placing the photographs in the correct place.

 

Following Instructions

 

As a part of our literacy unit on instructions, some of the Year 2 children went out this morning (10.10.17) to make a smoothie. However, they had to follow the instructions carefully or else disaster could have struck! They looked at the verbs in the instructions and followed them step by step.  Look at the pictures below to see how they got on!

 

Maths in Year 2

 

In Year 2, we have being lots of equipment (numicon, base ten, counters and number lines) to help us understand how to add. 

Adding

Adding 1
Adding 2
Adding 3
Adding 4
Adding 5
Adding 6
Adding 7
Adding 8
Adding 9
Adding 10
Adding 11

 

ICT in Year 2

 

Year 2 looked at 'tweets' and sorted them into two different groups. They did this according to if they were nice or nasty messages. After that, they thought about what they could do if they saw or experienced any of these nasty messages online. This led onto talk about how teasing and bullying can impact people not on the outside, but on the inside. 

Staying Safe Online

 

The Joker Returns!

 

During the first week of Year 2, something very strange happened... the house cup went missing! The police came and cornered off The Lab, but they didn't have time to investigate the crime. So they asked Year 2 to help them to solve the mystery. Year 2 did a fantastic job by: measuring footprint, identifying hand prints, matching hair strands and noticing hidden messages. They came to the conclusion that the criminal was THE JOKER! We passed this information on to the police and we now have the house cup back at Miriam Lord. Thank you Year 2 for all your help!

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