We looked at real objects and identified where we could see arrays. We could see that each row and column had equal amounts and we could count in ‘lots of’to find out how many there were altogether.
We wrote multiplication sentences to match our arrays and noticed that when we turned the array around we still had the same answer.
2 x 3 had the same answer as 3 x 2 ( this is called the commutative law)
We have been exploring real and replica objects from Victorian times.
Some of the objects looked very like things we use today and others were very puzzling as to what they were or how they worked!
Look at the pictures below and see if you can try and think of possible answers to some of the questions.
What do you think this is?
Why do you think that?
What might it have been used for?
How is it similar or different to an object you have in your home today?
How could you find out exactly what the object is?
Who might have used it?
Mr Rees shared a lovely poster in an assembly with us that read-
Ten ways to improve your reading
Read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read!
This was accompanied by pictures of the different types of reading that are all around us to enjoy- ranging from sharing books at bed-time, reading a comic, instructions on how to play a game to the writing that we find on signs and notices all around us.
We know that many of the children read very regularly at home by the way they discuss and read aloud their books aloud. The pleasure the children gain from their reading is lovely to see and their responses to the stories we share in class are delightful.
In year 2, we would be grateful if you could record in your child’s diary all the reading you do at home please- this may be your child’s scheme book or otherwise. This doesn’t need to be a long comment but a date, initial and an outline of the type of reading would be lovely. We have discussed with the children how good it would be to see reading entries in their diary three times or more a week.
Thank you and happy reading!
Firstly, a big thank you to the children for their hard work with their key skills from the Summer holidays.
This work was sent home with the children on Friday,so please check book bags if you haven’ t seen it yet.
Our new theme is entitled “Let’s Find Out- Wild Weather!”
We will be focusing particularly on wild weather at sea, sea related fiction and factual rescues, the importance of lighthouses and the RNLI. If you have any photographs or related stories or artifacts you would be able to share with us, we would love to see them.
Thank you all for all your efforts with Key Skills. It has been lovely to see all the different ways children have recorded the activities and a big thank you for all your observations, they are helpful to us!
Please find the links below for Bug Club and Mathletics. The children should all now have a login to both of these sites in the front of their reading diaries.
Through Bug Club the children can access books at their level and phonic phase and enjoy some of the reading activities which accompany the books. There are also certificates and awards to be earned through mathletics.
Thank you everyone for all the lovely cards, gifts and good wishes. Your help and support this year has been appreciated by all the Year 2 team.
Children, you have been magnificent and have been a super class to teach. I have been proud to be your teacher and look forward to seeing you go onwards and upwards in year 3 and throughout the school.
Have an enjoyable and relaxing holiday everyone.
(And don’t forget, the library is running it’s Summer reading challenge and Miss Sliyzs set you some activities too)
Our Enchanted Kingdom project based around “Mysterious Forests” was completed with a marvellous day of celebrations on Thursday. In the morning, a group of year 2 children presented an overview of our work to an audience of Key Stage One children and special guests. All the children in the class had contributed to making the slides and writing the words for our presentation. I was so proud of the way our “presenters” confidently stood in front our guests to share our ideas and work.
In the afternoon, it was so lovely to welcome mums, dads, nans and grandads into our classroom to see the super home learning projects on display, alongside the art work on our walls and individual work in our topic books.
Many thanks for all the donations for the biscuits decorated by the children. The money will go towards helping to make our school grounds a safer and more friendly environment for the dwindling hedgehog population.
Children, what did you enjoy learning about during our work on the rainforest and what helped you with your learning? I’d like to hear from you!
( PS-apologises but the glitch on my blog means I am unable to attach pictures)
Could the children please bring a named carrier bag to school on Monday as they will have lots of books and pictures to bring home.