Welcome to the Year 2 Chadwick
Week commencing 06/07/18
This week year 2 have been visited by Mini First Aid. The children met Freddie who not only knows how to ring 999 but also knows his address when mummy is poorly. We all received a special certificate for taking part.
We also took part in sports day this week where we represented our houses. Our teachers are very proud of how we all tried our best and our fantastic sportsmanship.
On Thursday we watched ‘The Snowballs’, our Year 2 cheerleading group, perform a routine. We are very proud of how hard they have worked on the routine and how confident they were when performing to the school. Well done!
Week Commencing 18/06/18
This week Year 2 have been learning about 1940s fashion in topic – we found out that men wore suits, high waisted trousers, used handkerchiefs and they wore Fedora hats. Women wore dresses that went in at the waist and had quite big shoulders. Children dressed very similar to their parents.
In Maths we have been recapping how to tell the time – O clock, half past, quarter past and to and to five minutes.
In English, we designed a floating transport to help a harbour mouse called Harry get across the water quickly!
Richard and Daniella
Week Commencing 11/06/2018
This week Year 2 have been working on their own stories based on the book Flotsam. We had stories about aliens loosing sonic screwdrivers, wires, batteries, pods and even go pros so their space ship wouldn’t work and they couldn’t fly home!
In Maths, we have been using words to do with movement and turns such as right, left, clockwise, anti clockwise, rotate, quarter, half and whole turns. We also completed some tricky number sequences – can you work out what comes next in this sequence? 1, 2, 4, 7, ?, ? If you can’t, ask a Year 2!
We started a new History topic all about fashion and transport in the 1940s and in Science we have been learning about forces and movement.
In Computing, we have started on some simple coding using a web based program: http://lightbot.com/hour-of-code.html
VIPS this week were:
Week Commencing 04/06/18
This week in English we have been looking at the book Flotsam by David Wiesner. We found that this book is very different, to the books we usually read, as it has no words in it. We have enjoyed sharing ideas about what we think is happening in the story by looking at the clues in the pictures.
In Maths we have been exploring position and direction. We have been using keywords such as forwards, backwards, left, right, quarter turn and half turn.
In History we have started our new topic 1940’s Transport and Fashion by researching fashion and technology today.
We are looking forward to our class assembly and stay and read on Thursday 14th June.
Week commencing 14/05/2018
This week Year 2 have been recapping how to tell the time, solving problems with 2D shapes and making different combinations of money.
In English we have been working on using an apostrophe for contracted words and putting commas in a list.
As it is the Royal Wedding this weekend, we designed a carriage fit for a Princess and wrote explanations of how it worked.
In Science we learnt about food chains and used the words predator, prey, producer, omnivore, herbivore and carnivore.
Week commencing 30/04/2018
This week in English we have been writing our own versions of Goldilocks and the three bears. In Maths we have been using the inverse calculations to work out missing number problems. In History we sorted out true/false statements about Queen Victoria.
Week commencing 23/04/2018
This week we started reading Goldilocks and the three bears. We read different versions of the story and then wrote a character description and a diary entry.
Week commencing 16/04/ 2018
In History we have started to look at Queen Victoria. Our enquiry question is ‘What did Queen Victoria do for us?’ In Maths we have been looking at addition and subtraction.
Week commencing 9/04/2018
This week we started learning about Judaism in RE. We thought about what we already know about the religion and what we would like to find out.
This week we visited the church for the Easter experience.
Week commencing 05/03/2018
We celebrated world Maths day this week by exploring numbers. We took part in challenges and problem solving games.
Week Commencing 27/11/2017
This week in English we have been planning to write our own versions of Jack and the beanstalk. In maths we have continued our work on multiplication and have been using arrays to help us solve problems.
We also performed our class assembly and enjoyed sharing books during our stay and read.
GW: All of Year 2 Chadwick
Week Commencing 20/11/2017
This week we found leaves around our classroom and received an email from a boy called Jack. He apologised for the mess and gave us a book- Jack and the beanstalk. We began reading it and have thought of actions to help us retell the story. Can you remember the story?
In maths we have been exploring multiplication, We have been making equal groups and adding them together. We have also been continuing to practise our 2X, 5X, 3X and 10X tables.
We also received a letter from a toy bear who wanted to sail around the world. We had to design and make a boat for him. We worked in teams to test different materials to see if they were waterproof and if they would float.
Week Commencing 13/11/ 2017
This week we went on a mission to the moon where we had to create a new society from scratch! We looked at jobs and thought about the best people to take with us. We also designed and built buildings for our new society using junk modelling. We had a fun day and developed these key skills: problem solving; aiming high; leading; sharing ideas; working in a team; using imagination; staying positive and listening carefully.
In English we have been looking at punctuation and proper nouns. In Maths we have been solving problems involving odd and even numbers.
We discussed ‘all different, all equal’ as part of anti-bullying week and made posters to show what we have learnt.
VIP: Gideon Bonsu
Week Commencing 06/11/2017
This week Year 2 have been finding out facts about the moon ready for our ‘Mission to the Moon’ next week. We used the laptops to research and then wrote non chronological reports. We found out some fascinating facts that even the adults didn’t know! Thank you to everyone that completed their homework challenge task last weekend.
In Maths we have been collecting data, creating tally charts and then creating bar charts to show the data. We then asked and answered our own questions about the data.
In topic we have been sorting materials and finding out about their properties. We have been using some great words to describe the properties like absorbent, stretchy, waterproof and dissolve.
Rusnee Markeviciute and Isha Ceesay
Kenzie Johnson and Aimee McNab.
Week Commencing 30/10/2017
This week we have been using adjectives, verb and adverbs to make a poem about Fireworks/Bonfire night. Some of us also managed to use similes in our poem.
We continued to learn about measuring – comparing the lengths and weights of things.
In topic we looked at toys from different countries and learnt about Russian dolls and how worry dolls are used in Central America to take away our worries.
For homework this weekend – instead of learning spellings please can you find out information about the moon. You can ask people, look at books or find out from the internet. Write down what you find out and be ready to share with the class on Monday!
There are activities for you to do on Education City as well.
Week Commencing 16/10/2017
This week in English Year 2 have been writing instructions. We first looked at the features of instructions and then we created a text map to show the correct layout.
In maths we have been working on measurements. We have been weighing, measuring length and working out which is more or less than a litre.
In topic, we did some research on a toy of our own choice and wrote a non chronological report about it.
Tegan Hulse and Tyrese Ashley
Alfie Mills and Alham Rasool
Holiday homework – if you know your Education City user name and password then there are some maths activities for you to do. Don’t worry if you don’t, we’ve got new cards ready and waiting for you at school next week.
Week Commencing 09/10/2017
This week in English we have been writing our own non chronological reports about an animal of our own choice. First of all we did some research and found lots of facts about the animal, then we create a text map to help us. Then we wrote our report using headings and sub headings.
In maths we have been using inverse to work out @what’s my number’. Some of us had some very tricky 2 step problems to solve.
In topic we were looking at the history of the teddy bear. We found out that teddy bears were actually named after President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt!
Week commencing 02/10/ 2017
This week we have been working on non chronological reports. We looked at the different features of reports and read a report about a chameleon. We then made actions and created a text map to help us write our own.
In maths, we have been solving word problems using a part part whole model to help us.
In topic we compared the toys that our grandparents played with to what we play with today and what we may play with in the future.
VIPs this week
Good work certificate went to
Week commencing 25/09/2017
In year 2 this week we have been using talk for writing to learn the story of ‘Who am I?’ We then retold the story in writing. Below is the story map we used – can your child tell you the story?
In maths we have been using base ten to add and subtract one and 2 digit numbers.
On Tuesday we had French day where we enjoyed learning how to say hello, goodbye, thank you, numbers to 10 and a French song! Tres bon!
In topic we have been thinking about the toys our parents and grandparents would have played with when they were children through looking at ‘The toy shop’ by Peter Blake. We put the toys in chronological order and looked at the differences between those toys and the toys we play with now.
Good work: Racheal Oladimeji
Week beginning 18/09/ 2017
We have had a very exciting week in Year 2! We have learnt about how to have a healthy body, mind and spirit through taking part in the POP project. We also watched a theatre performance of the lion, the witch and the wardrobe and have written a recount about the story. In maths we have been making 100 using different multiples of 10 and looking at the relationship between addition and subtraction facts.
Good Work: Narone Jackson
Week beginning 11/09/ 2017
In English this week we have been writing about why we think a mysterious egg has appeared in our playground and thinking about what could be inside the egg.
In Maths we have been learning how to read and write numbers in numerals and words. We have also started looking at the greater than > and less than < signs.
Good work: Callum Cunningham
VIP: Ebonii Ramsay
2016-2017 Academic Year
This half term our topic is ‘Our Community’. We looked on Google Earth to find where we live in Blackley. We had so much fun talking about our local community and sharing who our friends and neighbours are. We even saw people we know walking down the street!
We also looked at our local shops and discussed where we go to play, eat and get treated when we’re poorly. The children really enjoyed sharing their home life with the rest of the class and got very excited when they recognized places that they visit, such as Heaton Park.
Peter Pan Theatre Trip
We had such a great time at the theatre. The children were so excited and wrote some amazing recounts of the events of their day and mentioned some of their favourite parts in the play. The children were very well behaved throughout the day and some children were even brave enough to get on stage and sing.
Growth Mindset Week
Throughout the week we looked at different scenarios of how we would respond if we have a growth or fixed mindset. The children worked in groups to discuss the different mindsets and explored why we may develop a fixed mindset and how we can change our own mindsets!
Year 2 Chadwick Class Assembly
I would just like to say a big thank you to all the parent/carer’s who attended our Class Assembly. The children did you all proud. The feedback and attendance from the parents has been overwhelming. We really appreciate your support with this and look forward to seeing you all at any future events.
Visit to the church
The visit to the church went really well and Eddie, the Vicar was his usual entertaining self!
We joined in with some Christmas songs and talked about the true meaning of Christmas.
In maths we’ve been working out repeated addition and multiplication calculations using numicon shapes to help us. We’re getting much better at multiplications and have been giving each other word problems relating to multiplications to help us to understand how we can use it in real life situations.
Parents evening was a great success and we had lots of positive feedback. Many parents requested some guidance and support for the tests that Year 2 undertake in May next year. Please click on the links below for an example of a maths and reading paper and guidance on the tests.
This half term our topic is ‘Frozen’ At the start of the topic, we went on a Winter walk around the school to discuss how the weather and climate has changed. There was quite a chill in the air! Some children recorded videos of themselves reporting on the weather.
The children conducted an experiment to test which substance melts ice the quickest. We made our predictions prior to the test and concluded that warm water melts ice quicker than cold water and Rock Salt. We had so much fun exploring ice and observing the changes throughout the day.
Year 2 Chadwick have been learning how to play golf this half term. We are getting better and better each week. Some children are amazing at this and I feel that we’ve got some future Tiger Woods in the making.
Cats on the loose!
In English, we’ve been writing our very own reports about some pesky cats that have been causing mayhem around the school. The children listened to eye witness reports and gathered all the evidence to help them to write an informative report about the cats. Keep your eyes out for the cats!
This half term we’ve been lucky enough to explore many different scenes from around the world, and even Outer Space. The children got very excited about seeing penguins in the Antarctica and Father Christmas in the North Pole!
Captain Robert Scott
As part of our topic ‘Frozen’ we’ve been learning all about the explorer Captain Robert Scott. We looked inside an old explorer’s container and thought about what explorers would need to pack for their long journey. Captain Scott went on an expedition to the Antarctic and encountered many problems throughout his journey. Some children drew some amazing pictures of the Terra Nova, which Captain Scott set sail on in 1910.
As part of our RE curriculum, we learned about Lent and Shrove Tuesday. The children thought long and hard about what they would give up during Lent if they had to. Some children explained that they would give up some of their favourite things to empathise with people that are less fortunate than themselves. We enjoyed making our own pancakes and got very messy in the process.
We’ve been lucky enough to visit St Paul’s Church to learn all about the Easter story. We took on different roles and acted out parts of the Easter story. The children really enjoyed this experience.
On Science Day we focussed on the theme ‘Change’ Year 2 Chadwick explored how colour changes when they are mixed together. We poured some icing sugar on a piece of card to slow the mixing process down. The children were fascinated with this and produced some lovely pieces of art work at the end.
As part of our entry point for our topic ‘Seaside’ we had a beach day on the field. The children brought their own beach towels and toys in and had a picnic. We had so much fun and can’t wait to learn all about the seaside in the past and compare beaches around the world.
We have made some kites to use in our beach day. The children found this quite tricky but they persisted and managed to make some amazing kites which they flew on our beach day.
This half term we’ve been lucky enough to visit Lytham St Anne’s as part of our topic ‘Seaside’ Lots of fun was had by all and the children made some unforgettable memories. We flew kites, built sandcastles, played football and buried each other in the sand. The children wrote some amazing personal recounts of the special day and shared them with the rest of the class.