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29th September 2017

  • Year 2 Weekly Roundup

This week in English we have focused on writing information into our wonderful IPC booklets using the research gathered from our posters and what we have learnt in class! We chose our favourite animal and plant from the Desert, Rainforest and Polar regions and described how each have adapted to survive in their habitats.

Why not ask us about one of these animals or plants? 


In Maths we have been busy learning more about addition and subtraction. We have been adding and subtracting multiples of ten with one-digit numbers, solving missing number problems and recognising the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction.

Why not challenge us to quickly say our number bonds to 10? 20? 100?

Project Work

In our IPC lessons we how plants in different regions survive. We compared plants in the different regions and identified the features that they have in common. We then designed our own plant to live in either the Desert, Rainforest or Polar region.

Next week, we will be bringing our plants to life and creating them using clay!

Why not us ask all about our plant design?


This week the students had an extension on the topic of numbers and learnt to perform simple addition and subtraction sums using vocabulary such as “加” (add), “减” (subtract), “等于” (equal to). They have been introduced to the sentence structures “二加三等于五” (2+3=5); “八减四等于四”(8-4=4) when performing the sums.  To reinforce addition and subtraction, please use these links:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C05-62IPduc (subtraction)


Building on the concept of repeating instructions from previous loop lessons, this code.org stage will have pupils using loops to more efficiently move around the maze to complete the puzzles.

Physical Education


The Year 2 pupils have concentrated on their football dribbling and passing skills for the past few weeks. Now, the focus has switched to scoring goals. Pupils worked in small teams to score as many goals as possible. Each team had an` Island Keeper` rather than a goal keeper. The job of this person was to stop the ball from leaving the Green Island once a goal had been scored.


The Year 2 pupils have continued to develop their breaststroke technique. They are also improving their stamina in the pool with 3 minute continuous swimming.


This week Year 2 students learned how a woodwind instrument makes its different sounds by controlling the amount of air vibrating in the instrument. Students observed how a straw could be made into a simple instrument, with its pitch becoming higher as the straw was cut shorter.



We are looking forward to seeing the dioramas that the children have created on Wednesday 4th October. The ones we have seen so far look amazing!


The children have been learning to add and subtract a unit number (ones) to a multiple of 10 this week. Their homework is to practise these skills by solving the given number sentences.

If your child would like a challenge, then there is a range of puzzles and investigations on the back of their homework sheet. This is provided to help children apply their skills to different problems.