Welcome to the Year 2 Web Page: Our learning journey this half term is: Dragons
Week Ending: Friday 24th January 2020
Homework: Science and Timetable Rockstars
In preparation for Science Week, we have put together some great experiments for you to try at home. We would like you to present your findings in your home learning books (photos, poster, draw pictures, write a description, PowerPoint presentation etc).
Timetable Rockstars: Carry on practising your times tables and try to beat your scores!
This week: This week the children wrote a riddle poem on a dragon. They used power of three, alliteration, similes and adverbs to describe their dragon.
Next week: Science Week.
Please remember to read with your children at home every day. Thank you
This week: This week the children have further developed their understanding of addition. They have used a number line to add and solve problems. See example below:
The children will then move on to using the inverse to solve missing number problems:
Next Week: Science Week
Useful methods we will be working on this year:
Addition E.g 23+22=45
Partitioned columnar method:
Subtraction E.g. 46-13=33
E.g. 4 x 5=20
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Making amounts using different coins- 20p= 10p+10p 20p=5p+5p+5p+5p.
Remember to practise your number bonds at home! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Can you beat Ms Kyprianou’s score of 21? Good luck!
Times table Rockstars:
Carry on practising your times table rock stars and try to beat your scores!
2R: Lora and Ntenis 2O: Mahdia and Skyla 2M: Abbas and Ella
Also this week:
Year 2 Science Workshop- Hands on Science ‘Kitten Rescue’ 16.1.20
We had a science workshop to test how to keep a kitten warm. We used different materials and lots of scientific equipment to investigate.
Online Safety Assembly
The children had a special assembly discussing the importance of how to keep safe online. Here are some helpful sites for parents and carers:
06.01.20 Big Bang– Dragon Egg Hunt
We went on an adventure around the school. We followed clues to find a mysterious egg in the secret garden. We think it’s a DRAGON EGG!
We had a special assembly on ‘The Felix Project’ this week. The Felix Project is a London-based food waste charity. They spoke to the children about the importance of not wasting food and the impact food wastage has on global warming.
Calling all Science-enthusiasts Hazelwood’s Science week is coming up on the week beginning of January 27th 2020. We’d love for any parents or members of the community, who have careers involving science or who simply have a passion for science, to come in and share this with our children! Our aim is to inspire the children and create a real ‘buzz’ for the subject with engaging, practical activities throughout the week. If you think this could apply to you, please email the school or speak to Miss Hennessy directly.
WOW! We are amazed at all the Victorian classooms the children have made for their homework. Well done to all the children and thank you to all the adults at home that have helped.
Year 2 had lots of fun making and decorating their angels for our Christmas hoops. They used paper, glitter, ribbon, bows and a ping-pong ball to create a beautiful angel. What do you think of our final products?
Hanukah Assembly 28.11.19
Leah from year 5 came in to discuss Hanukkah with year 2. She showed as an amazing PowerPoint with lots of pictures and music. She discussed traditions and routines during Hanukkah and told us a little bit about why Jews celebrate it. Thank you Leah you are a STAR!
This week the children attended an anti-bullying assembly which spoke about the effects of bullying. The children learned the phrase ‘Stand Up Speak Up’ to remind them of how they can combat a bully.
Victorian Day 14.11.19
We stepped back in time and experienced a day in the life of a Victorian child. We came to school in old, Victorian clothes and sat in rows. We practised our writing, arithmetic and reading using chalk and slate. Every time an adult entered the room we had to stand up. Some children had to sit in the corner with a dunce hat because they answered a question wrong! Thankfully, Mrs Kilkenny decided to go back to modern day schools so our classrooms are now back to being lovely and colourful
The children drew their own Victorian portraits in their Art books. They then created their own portraits using a black and white photo and a golden frame. They looked fabulous!
The sun finally came out for our trip to Broomfield Park. We had lots of fun exploring and drawing differ parts of the park.
The children have started to create their or William Turner inspired pantings. Using watercolours, they have painted a famous landscape that Turner has explored.
Cookie Sale 11.10.19
We had lots of fun making cookies for our cookie sale! We managed to raise lots of money for Broomfield Park and we are excited to write out our instructions next week in English.
National Poetry Day- Thursday 3rd October 2019
We had a fantastic poetry day this week. As a class, the children wrote a poem on truth and then performed it in their tree assemblies. We were very impressed with all the poems Year 2 brought it. They even got a chance to read their poems to year 1. Well done Year 2, you are all poets!
Calling all parents…Share your talents & passions! Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows: Autumn 1: Our Local Area (Palmers Green)
Autumn 2: The Victorians Spring 1: Dragons (materials)
Spring 2: All Around the World Summer 1: Famous people
Summer 2: Islands If you have any particular interest, knowledge or speciality in any of these areas / topics, we would love to hear from you! Some parents have expressed an interest in delivering informal workshops or talks to the children, linking to our current learning journey. Please talk to your child’s teacher or Year Leader if this is something you are interested in. We appreciate what a great asset our parents are at Hazelwood in supporting our children with their learning. A big thank you in advance to any volunteers!
If you will be available to support us at any point this year, please see the office to complete a DBS check as it is not possible for you to accompany us without one. You will also need to do an induction with Mrs Gannon. Thank you again for your amazing support.