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Year 2

Friday 24th September 2021

 

What a wonderful week we have had in Year 2!

 

In English, we continued the theme of ‘What We’ll Build’ and the children had to think about what precious items they might put on a shelf and the reasons for their choices.   There was a very good class discussion and the children expressed their ideas clearly and then proceeded to write them in their books. In Maths,  we learnt about place value charts and comparing numbers.  The children enjoyed using the manipulatives in the lesson.  In History, we learnt about the story of The Great Fire of London.  The children had many questions and discussions about this historic event.  In Jewish Studies, we learnt all about the chag, in particular the lulav and etrog and their related brachot.
 

We have been having so much fun celebrating Succot in school, with special tefillah every morning to include Hallel and eating lunch in the Max Weinbaum Succah together with other classes in the lower school. 

 

For your information:

PE - This will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please send in your children wearing their PE which they will keep on all day.

 

Reading Books - We will be aiming to change books on Mondays and Thursdays.  Your children need to put their reading folders into the reading return tray and they will be changed.  I will be reminding the children to put their folders in the box.

 

Homework - This will be set after the holidays. It will consist of a weekly Maths and English piece of work.
 

It has been fantastic seeing the children settle into Year 2. They are following instructions and completing tasks to the best of their ability which I am very proud of.

 

The Year 2 Team

Davening for Sukkot

JS lesson in the Sukkah, learning about the Lulav and etrog

Phonics game- describing a word for your partner to guess

Friday 17th September 2021

What a wonderful week we have had in Year 2!

 

In English, we have continued the story ‘What We’ll Build’.  The children had to design a bedroom they would like and explain their choices.  In Maths, we have been looking at place value, tens and ones using part-whole models.  In History, the children discussed the difference between now and the time of the Great Fire.  They looked at buildings, clothes, streets and transport, discussing and comparing the differences.  In Science, we started our topic on Habitats.  The children were looking at different plants and animals in their habitats.  They learnt the term ‘alive’ and how we recognise if something is alive (moving, growing, feeding etc).  We then went outside to the playground to look for alive and dead items.  The children found worms that were alive and leaves and acorns that were dead fallen from the trees.

 

For your information:

PE - This will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please send in your children wearing their PE which they will keep on all day.

Reading Books - We will be aiming to change books on Mondays and Thursdays.  Your children need to put their reading folders into the reading return tray and they will be changed.  I will be reminding the children to put their folders in the box.

Forest school - This will start in January for Y2, more details to follow nearer to the time.

Homework - This will start after the chaggim.  

 

It has been another busy and successful few days in Y2! 

The Year 2 Team


 

Shalom Parents and Friends,

 

Wow! What an incredible week of learning it has been in Jewish Studies and you should all be incredibly proud. The week started learning about Yom Kippur and we consolidated this, with some exciting Yom Kippur games. We particularly enjoyed a Yom Kippur Kahoot! and a Who Wants to be a Millionaire game show, with a Yom Kippur twist. The week ended, preparing ourselves for Sukkot and with a spectacular Kabbalat Shabbat.

 

Wishing you all Shabbat Shalom

 

Mr Salter

Using base 10 equipment in Maths

History - sorting picture into past and present day

Friday 10th September 2021

 

What a wonderful week we have had in Year 2!

 

In English, we have started the book ‘What We’ll Build’.  The children made predictions as well as discussing and writing about how they can build a happy, safe and fun classroom.  In Maths, we have been looking at place value, tens and ones.  We played games to make 2-digit numbers and use dienes and picture representations to show the value of that number as well as comparing numbers with the < & > signs.  In History, the children discussed what they know and would like to know about our new topic ‘The Great Fire of London’ (GFL). They also then looked at a timeline and sequenced important historical events in order and added in when the GFL occurred and when they were born.

 

For your information:

PE - This will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please send in your children wearing their PE which they will keep on all day.

 

Reading Books - We will be aiming to change books on Mondays and Thursdays.  Your children need to put their reading folders into the reading return tray and they will be changed.  I will be reminding the children to put their folders in the box.

 

Forest school - This will start in January for Y2, more details to follow nearer to the time.

 

Homework - This will start after the chaggim.  

 

As you know on Wednesday 15th we will be having our second remote learning day. To access this, please go to https://classroom.google.com/ (while logged into your child’s account). If you have forgotten your login details please email me, lmansoor@keremschool.co.uk, and I will send them to you. Once logged in, please click join on the “Year 1 2021/2 Classroom” where you will find the work for the day and the live lesson link.  On Wednesday, the whole school Tefillah link is: https://meet.google.com/phs-ghjo-emv?authuser=1 

 

It has been another successful few days in Y2! We can’t wait to share in some more.

 

The Year 2 Team


 

Shalom Parents and Friends,

 

This week in Jewish Studies, we have been learning about the halachot and minhagim ~ the laws and customs ~ of Yom Kippur, as well as about Yonah and the Big Fish. We have started working on our Yom Kippur craft, a small version of Yonah being swallowed by the big fish, which will be sent home in time for Yom Kippur.

 

Wishing you all Shabbat Shalom

 

Mr Salter

Y2 hard at work

Our first Tea Party invitation

Shalom Parents and Friends 
 

Wow! What a fabulous few days we have had! We have learnt all about Rosh Hashanah and have made apple shaped cards for our families and friends. Take a look at the wonderful photos below

 

Wishing you all Shabbat Shalom and Shana Tova

 

Mr Salter.

Friday 2nd September 2021

 

What a fantastic start we have had in Year 2!

 

This week we have talked about classroom rules and what kind of classroom we want to work in.  The children had some fantastic ideas, including, ‘be kind’, ‘participate in class’ and ‘put your hand up to speak to the teacher’.  The children also prepared an ‘All About me’ poster.  They included information about themselves and their favourite things.  They also had to complete a drawing of their face as only half was given to them.  With all this information, we played ‘guess who’ and the children had to work out who was being described from the information read out.  These have now all been put up on display, take a look at the pictures below.  We have also thought about setting goals for the year ahead, which we will look back on at the end of the year to see if they were achieved. In English, the children wrote some news trying to include some time conjunctions.

 

As you know on Monday we will be having a remote learning day. To access this, please go to https://classroom.google.com/ (while logged into your child’s account). If you have forgotten your login details please email me, lmansoor@keremschool.co.uk, and I will send them to you. Once logged in, please click join on the “Year 1 2021/2 Classroom” where you will find the work for the day.  The whole school Tefillah link is: https://meet.google.com/phs-ghjo-emv?authuser=1

 

It has been a fun packed few days for Year 2 and we will be looking forward to the next few weeks, getting to know each other and producing work to be proud of.

Shana Tova U’metukah,

The Year 2 Team

 

Photos from around our new Year 2 Classroom

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