Year 2's Learning Blog

Welcome to Year 2's learning blog!
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Cross Curricular 
Our current topic is:
Muck, Mess and Mixtures!
During this topic we will be delving into the world of Roald Dahl and reading George's Marvelous Medicine. We started off by writing some terrific descriptions of George's horrid Grandma. We will be doing some fun and messy experiments in our Topic lessons. We will be getting our fingers sticky creating some wild and wonderful art work too. 
Land Ahoy!
We have started off our learning by writing some amazing pirate stories and looking at some pirate poetry. In history we have been learning about famous pirates and in geography we have been using compasses to follow directions.
Challenge: Can you think of any famous pirates?
Year 2 will be working on our division and multiplication skills in Maths this term. We will be using concrete and pictorial aids to help us with this, and also writing calculations. As always we will be continuing to work on our times tables knowledge. We will also be looking at fractions of shapes and covering some statistics too. We will be busy bees this term. 
Year 2 are learning about place value, addition and subtraction. We have been using our tens and ones columns to figure out how to add and subtract 2-digit numbers. We have been working really hard on this and are excited about starting our new topic: money!
Keep up the hard work year 2!
Year two have started off this term by doing some descriptive writing. We are also going to be looking at instructions, and we will even have a go at writing our own instructions. We will be looking at traditional fairy tales and working on writing a retell of Cinderella. We are even going to get our creative juices flowing and write our own imaginative fairy tale, I bet you cant wait to read them! 
We are currently focusing on developing our writing style and stamina. We have been doing this by writing our own pirate stories broken down into beginning, middle and end. We have also been using adjectives in our writing, to bring our writing to life and make it super descriptive. 
In science this half-term we have been learning all about living things. We now understand that living things need food, water, oxygen and shelter to survive and stay healthy.
Is paper "living", "not living" or "never alive"?
Why do you think this?
This half term we are thinking about our emotions. We have had some lovely discussions in class about kindness and how we can do kind deeds every day. Year 2 came up with some great ideas about how we can look after each other and why it is important to be kind. 
Can you think of something kind you have done this week?