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25th November 2016

English

This week we have been studying diary entries. We have discussed why they are kept and learned the importance of past tense and using personal pronouns in our writing. We wrote our own diary entry about when we had a powercut in our classroom, this was linked to our project work. We also used the success criteria to assess how good our diary entry was.

Maths

This week in Maths we have been learning about time. We started by thinking of the units we can measure time in and progressed to telling and writing the time to the nearest hour and half hour. After that we moved on to try telling and writing the time to the nearest quarter of an hour in words as well as on an analogue and digital clock.

Project Work

We started our new project this week and it was hair raising, literally. Our new project, It’s Shocking, involved thinking about electricity and what it does for us in our everyday lives. We also had a ‘powercut’ where we had to think about how we would keep cool, send messages to people around the school and how people a hundred years ago would have travelled, entertained themselves and cleaned their clothes.

Mandarin

This week the students learnt to find the objects in their surroundings with different shapes and answered questions using the correct sentence structures. They also used their imagination and skills in art and craft to create pictures with shapes; used different shapes to make a page border and a display banner. Additionally, the students were given an opportunity to make a robot with shapes. 

Computing

We have been learning about loops this week in computing.  A loop helps us repeat code to make it easier for us to complete tasks.

Physical Education

PE
The pupils are now on target practice in their PE lessons. So beware. They are using balls, bean bags, juggling rings to throw at, roll through or land on a variety of different pieces of equipment. Luckily, no bow & arrows or darts are involved.

Swimming
Breaststroke (frog stroke) words: pull, breathe, kick, glide.
These will become familiar words in the coming weeks for the Year 2 swimmers.

Music

This week in Year 2 music, students explored the key differences between beat and rhythm as well as how they work together. A series of clapping, singing and percussion activities reinforced the learning.

Homework

This week the children have been learning about time and have told and written the time to the nearest quarter of an hour. We would like them to record five times over the weekend and what they were doing at that time.

In addition to this, we would like the children to think about the electrical items that they have at home, what they are used for and how people without electricity would accomplish the same tasks.

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