Year 2 - Indigo Class
Mrs Theobald, Mrs Murray, Mrs Hill

 
Autumn 1, week 5
Friday 11th October

This week, our learning has been based around ‘Keeping Healthy’, linked to our learning in Science this half term. We read information books about healthy eating and our amazing bodies and then wrote our own ‘Keeping Healthy’ booklets.

In Maths, we have continued to practise subtraction and we also learned to check our subtraction calculations by using addition. Next week we will begin to learn about multiplication, starting with the 2x table.

We also enjoyed playing our recorders, playing tennis, country dancing and painting in art.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Autumn 1, week 4
Friday 4th October
We have continued to learn about Florence Nightingale and this week we wrote letters from Florence to her family, explaining what things were like in Scutari, the hospital in Turkey where Florence and her nurses went to help.

We had a very special visitor, Meagan’s mum, Charlotte, who is a nurse. We asked her lots of questions about her job and what it’s like to be a nurse nowadays.

In Maths, we have been revising subtraction and building on our current skills. The children concentrated brilliantly! We will carry on with this learning next week and learn a trick to check our subtraction calculations by using addition.

In Science we thought about eating a balanced diet and in DT we made pizzas. They looked and smelled delicious! Did you enjoy yours?

In Dance we learned another country dance called ‘Durham Reel’ and in PE we continued to build on our tennis skills.

What a busy week!

We hope to see lots of you at our ‘Bake and Taste’ event tomorrow morning from 10am – 12pm.

Enjoy the weekend…

 

Autumn 1, week 3
Friday 27th September

This week, we have been learning about Florence Nightingale.

We wrote information booklets all about her life.
 
In Maths, we have been polishing up on our addition skills.
Next week, we will be thinking about addition and subtraction and how the two are related.

In Science and PE we thought about why exercise is important for keeping healthy. We built up our stamina by running around the track and we also practiced our tennis skills.
In Dance we worked on improving our country dance called ‘Circassian Circle’.

Next week, in preparation for learning about eating a balanced diet, we will be making our own pizzas! How exciting!

Don’t forget to use education city to practice skills we have been learning in school.
The log in details are in the front of your reading diaries.

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Autumn 1, week 2
Friday 20th September

And so we come to the end of our second week in Year 2 already!

This week, we have enjoyed listening to the story of Little Rabbit Foo Foo as part of our learning in English.



We wrote questions to ask him and then he visited our classroom so that we could find out why he had been such a naughty rabbit! We also had a go at writing the story in our own words.

In Maths, we have continued our learning about the value of numbers.
We practiced ordering numbers from smallest to biggest, we learnt how to ‘partition’ numbers into tens and ones and we also practiced comparing numbers using the <, > and = symbols.

We have been learning about the meaning of ‘hygiene’ and talked as a class about ways of keeping healthy and hygienic.

In PE, we enjoyed country dancing and improving our fitness and stamina by running and hurdling around the track.

We continued to develop our sketching skills in Art and in Computing we used an app called ‘Piccollage’ to create rabbit posters.

We also had our very first recorder lesson during Recorder Club!

What a busy week!

Next week we will be learning about someone called Florence Nightingale.
Have you ever heard of her?

Have a lovely weekend, everyone.

 

Autumn 1, week 1
Friday 13th September


We have had a lovely first week in Indigo class!

We have done some excellent writing, counting, singing, sketching, swimming, talking and listening.

It has been good getting to know each other better and thinking about the year ahead together.

I’m sure there’ll be some tired children this weekend!

See you on Monday.
 
PS. I look forward to meeting you all properly at the ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening on Tuesday 24th September at 7pm.