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Year 2

Friday 21st January 2022

 

This week has been another busy but exciting week in Year 2. On Monday it was Tu BiShvat and the children had a delicious fruit party. They enjoyed arranging their pieces of fruit and vegetable to make a work of art before eating them.

 

We had another fantastic Robotics lesson. The children brainstormed a name for their theme park and came up with some rides that they want to appear in the park. Their main challenge was to construct a moving ferris wheel.  This had a motor and a battery pack. The children worked very well in pairs to complete the task and they all managed to complete the challenge.

 

Instead of Forest School this week, we decided to take a forest walk to collect interesting leaves and items.  We then came back to school and used these items to create a forest scene.  We used mixed media to create the picture.  See the photos below.

 

In English, the children continued with the book, The Dark. The children compared formal and informal letters and their features and they then wrote letters to the main character to give reasons why he should not be afraid of the dark.  The children made sure to include an opening sentence, reasons for their letter and a closing sentence. They then edited, improved them and wrote them up in best. These will be put up for a display.

 

In Maths, we have been reviewing place value and number lines. The children have investigated tens and ones and used digit cards to find different types of numbers. The catch was only using the digit once.  They played games to continue thinking about place value.  Lots of fun was had during these lessons.

 

In Science the children had their first materials investigation. They had to test out which paper would be the most absorbent for mopping up a spill.  The children had some good ideas and then went about testing their hypotheses.  The children covered beakers with different papers and then dropped water from a pipette onto the paper. They had to find out how many water droplets the paper could absorb before it came through into the beaker.

 

This week we started our new History topic about Florence Nightingale.  The children had to think about what they know about this topic and write questions about what they would like to find out about.  After this the children learnt about key words that will accompany the new topic.

 

Important information:

Please send in some 50ps in your child’s bag as they may be running low on stationery.  

Forest school - please remember children need hats, scarves, gloves, waterproofs and wellies.

 

Shabbat Shalom!

 

Miss Mansoor

Friday 14th January 2022

 

This week has been our first full week back and it has been jam-packed.

 

We had our first Robotics lesson. The children learnt and discussed where they might have seen robots, what they are used for in everyday life and why robots are used. They learnt that robots can be efficient, safe and work long hours. Then they were introduced to the robotics pack. They learnt about the different pieces and how they can be used together. After this, they set to work to build a scorpion or lizard by following a set of instructions.  It was amazing how the children worked in pairs to solve their problem and build their model. Have a look at some of the photos below.

 

In Forest School, they started off by remembering the different types of trees in the surrounding area. Then they looked at different bud types and tried to work out what tree it belonged to. They then went on a trail around the forest to find objects that didn’t belong there. It was very hard to spot them but the children were amazing. In the free session, they could make weavings using twigs and string and clay models. Some children went to collect rubbish with a litter picker, some dug a mini hole to create their own river which they filled up with water and others went bird spotting with binoculars. It was another brilliant session. We cannot wait for next week.

 

In English, the children made predictions about their new story, The Dark. They also had to think about the character’s thoughts and feelings in a particular part of the story. The children then worked in pairsto act these ideas out and recorded videos of one another on the iPads. The next day they had to write the character’s thoughts and feelings and use references from the book to help support their ideas. To wrap up the end of the week, they started to learn about formal letters in preparation for next week's lessons.

 

In Maths, we continued learning about handling data, looking at both tally charts and pictograms. The children had to interpret information collected when the value of the picture was 2, 5 or 10. They realised you can collect lots of data if the value of the picture changes.

 

In Geography, to complete our topic on oceans and continents we studied more about Europe, in particular France. After that, we got to evaluate some foods from France. The children enjoyed sampling baguettes, pain au chocolat and some French cheese. They evaluated the smell, texture, appearance and taste of each food. Have a look at some of the pictures below.

 

Important information:

Please send in some 50ps in your child’s bag as they may be running low on stationery.  

Forest school - please remember children need hats, scarves, gloves, waterproofs and wellies.

 

Shabbat Shalom!

 

Miss Mansoor

Dear Parents and Friends,

 

This week in Jewish Studies, we caught up with the Parashiot of the Torah that we missed whilst on holiday (Shemot ~ Bo). They teach us about the hardships of the Bnei Yisrael, whilst living as slaves in Mitzrayim and how HaShem out of his love, rescued us with 10 plagues. We acted out scenes from these Parashiot. Please take a look below.

 

This week’s Parasha is Parashat Beshalach and it teaches us specifically about Kriyat Yam Suf. The middot we learnt, were Emunah and Bitchaon, the abilities to believe in and trust HaShem.
 

Mazel Tov to those who changed Aleph Champ levels this week.

 

Lastly, we spoke about Tu Bishvat and how HaShem has entrusted us to look after His planet. We spoke about how trees teach us to collaborate with each other and have good middot, as these come naturally to trees in their environments and linked these discussions to our Kerem Characteristics.

 

Shabbat Shalom,

 

Mr Salter

Parasha Lesson

Still image for this video

Friday 7th January 2022

 

Welcome back and a happy new year to you all!  The children have come back full of energy and ready to learn.

 

We started Spring term off with a bang, having our first Forest School session. The children were so excited and remembered so much from previous years. Their  behaviour was to be admired. They worked well as a team and chose a friend to guide through the woods whilst the other was blindfolded. They remembered to warn their partner about potential hazards and remembered to be slow and controlled when guiding.  Later in the session the children went off digging, climbing trees, creating hanging mobiles and some built a den. So much fun was had, take a look at the photos below.

 

In English, the children reviewed nouns and verbs. They then had to describe a ‘Safari Park’ scene shown to them. They had to remember to use capital letters, full stops, nouns, verbs and describing words and children worked on their presentation in particular.

 

In Maths, we started a topic on handling data, looking at both tally charts and pictograms.  The children collected data on a chosen topic and then put information into a tally chart or pictograms.  The children had fun deciding which data to collect.

 

In Geography, the children learnt a little about Europe and shared information they already knew.  With the aid of an atlas, they then had to mark some of the different countries in Europe on a map. The children had very good knowledge to share with their peers.

 

Important information:

 

Please send in some 50ps in your child’s bag as they may be running low on stationery.  
 

Forest school - please remember children need hats, scarfs, gloves, waterproofs and wellies.

 

Well done Year 2, you have come back to school ready and willing to learn. We have an exciting term ahead. Let’s make it great!

 

The Year 2 Team

Dear Parents and Friends

 

This week in Jewish Studies , we have been learning about the different food Brachot and how they teach us to be appreciative towards HaShem. Together with Year 3, we have created posters to remind other students around the school to say their Brachot (pictures to follow).

 

Mazel Tov to those who have changed Aleph Champ levels this week.

 

This weeks Parasha is Parashat Vayigash and the Middah that it teaches us is forgiveness. We learn this from how Yosef forgave his brothers many years later, after he revealed himself to them in Mitzrayim.

 

Shabbat Shalom,

 

Mr Salter

Friday 10th December 2021

 

This is our last full week of the Autumn Term and the children have continued to work well.  They have worked so hard during this time and should be very proud of themselves.  Well done to all!

 

In English, the children planned and wrote postcards from Katie to describe her trip to London. We also reviewed the present and past tense.

 

In Maths, the children have been using clocks to read and set, o’clock and half past times. As well as this, they have solved problems related to time.

 

In Science, the children made predictions about what activities would elevate their heart rate.  The children then had to test these activities by carrying out the task for 30 seconds.  The children could correctly identify the activities that would elevate their heart rate.

 

In Geography, the children learnt about hot and cold climates and then colour code the four climate zones, tropical, temperate, warm and cold. 

 

In Art, the children created a mosaic picture in the style of Metzinger.  They created amazing work. Have a look at the photos attached.

 

See below a table of the phonemes we are reviewing in class.

Phonic Sound

Word Bank

igh, ie, i, y, i-e, eye

fight right tonight high sigh delight fright light cry fry flying try dry pie tried denied replied fried hide slice strike line spite shine describe quite mice kind find blind crisis eyes

 

For your information:

Equipment 50p -  Please send in some 50ps in your child bag as they are running low of their equipment.  
 

Well done Year 2 for your first term!

 

The Year 2 Team

Mosaic landscape pictures in the style of Metzinger, time investigation and poster making

Dear Parents and Friends,

 

This week in School, we have had a fun, jam packed week learning about Chanukah and taking part in Chanukah activities. Thank you to all those who were involved. Please see pictures of some of our activities below.

 

Mazel Tov to all those who changed Aleph Champ levels this week. Well done to all Year 2 students who have continued learning script and who are up to Letter Lamed.

 

We learnt about this week’s Parasha ~ Parashat Miketz. Famously in this Parasha, Paro dreams and struggles to interpret them. Yosef interprets them and becomes a ruler in Mitzrayim. There is a famine and his brothers travel to Mitzrayim to buy food. In spite of what his brothers did to him, Yosef was now face to face with them and is kind towards them instead of showing resentment. Yosef’s behaviour in this Parasha reminds us that everything in life is a test from HaShem

 

Shabbat Shalom and Chanukah Sameach

 

Mr Salter 

Chanukah Activities

Friday 3rd December 2021

 

This week we completed a fantastic Maths Day.  The children’s assignment was to choose items to buy for an end of year party.  We first practised using the coins to create different values.  Then the children selected items to buy for the party and then totalled the amounts, not before making the values with coins.

 

The children also had an E-Safety session, learning all about personal information and not giving it out to strangers online. They discussed treating our technological devices with care, who is considered a trusted adult and they learnt about CEOP the internet police.

 

In English, the children continued using the story ‘Katie in London’. They answered comprehension questions about the story showing excellent knowledge about the story.  Then we wrote our own questions to ask the characters.  The children then got to ‘hot seat’ and become the character and answer some of the questions written.  The children showed they could ask and answer questions thoughtfully.

 

In Maths, the children have learnt about 2D shapes.  They learnt to recognise 2D shapes, count sides and vertices.  We focused on investigating the orders of the shapes depending on sides and vertices using regular and irregular shapes.

 

In Geography, the children learned about making journeys around the world on a map.  They had to plot out a journey around the globe and what continents and oceans they would pass on the way.

 

In Art, the children learnt about the artist Metzinger and created a landscape picture in his mosaic style, using different shaped templates.

 

See below a table of the phonemes we are reviewing in class.

Phonic Sound

Word Bank

ee, ea, ey, e, y, ie

money donkey teeth seen been feet tree need week asleep deep he be she we me maybe puppy very silly happy tiny lazy jolly teach sea meat treat cream speak leak beach dream thief chief relief

 

For your information:

 

Equipment 50p -  Please send in some 50ps in your child bag as they are running low of their equipment.  
 

Well done Year 2 for all your hard work, keep it up!
 

The Year 2 Team

Chanukah show, Maths Day, Library time, Geography mapping

Friday 26th November 2021 
 

Another busy week in Year 2!

 

In English, the children continued using the story ‘Katie in London’. They created a story map and then retold the beginning of the story using expanded noun phrases, focusing on capital letters and full stops.

 

In Maths, the children continued learning about fractions. They moved onto recognising and finding ⅓ and then learnt about unit and non-unit fractions.

 

In Geography, the children learned about the seven continents.  They did some research about a chosen continent and then wrote some sentences to present to the rest of the class.

 

In Art, the children learnt about the artist Metzinger and created a landscape picture in his mosaic style, using different shaped templates.

 

See below a table of the phonemes we  are reviewing in class.

Phonic Sound

Word Bank

Long a - ay, a-e, ey, eigh, ai, ea, a

Rain, eight, great, snail, race, paper, baby, bravely, delayed, grey

‘C’ sound

c, k, ck, qu

Lick, kick, box, school, fox, queen, cookies

 

For your information:

Tuesday 30th - Maths Morning

 

Equipment 50p -  Please send in some 50ps in your child bag as they are running low of their equipment.  
 

Well done Year 2 for all your hard work, keep it up.

 

The Year 2 Team

Dear Parents and Friends,

 

This week in Jewish Studies, we have continued to learn about Chanukah. We have learnt the correct sequence of events and how HaShem preformed great miracles. We have continued further, with our Hebrew script learning and have learnt up until letter Kaf and Chaf.

 

Wishing you Shabbat Shalom

 

Mr Salter

Friday 19th November 2021

 

This week we have had a wonderful week with our theme for Anti-bullying Week ‘One Kind Word’. The children discussed what kindness is, how we can change the way people feel with it and stamp out bullying by spreading kindness.

 

In English, the children wrote detailed descriptions using a scene from Katie in London. They then edited and improved them to produce some wonderful work.

 

In Maths, the children have started to learn about fractions. They learn to recognise and find ½ and ¼. They understood the relationship between ½ and divided by 2 (or halving) and a ¼ and divided by 4. The children learned how to use jotting to get their answers.

 

In Geography, the children learned about the five oceans and where they are on the world map. They then had to label a blank map with the oceans in the correct place, taking note of the continents nearby.

 

In Art, the children used oil paints to paint in the style of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Their work was amazing. See some of the pictures below.

 

See below a table of the phonemes we used in class.

Phonic Sound

Word Bank

ch (same spelling, different sound - ch)

church, chick, crunch, pinch, chirping, school, 

ch (same spelling, different sound - sh)

chef, chalet, brochure, machine

ch (same spelling, different sound - c)

chemist, chord, chorus, technical


 

 

For your information:

Reminder: 

Friday 26th - Mad Hair Day

 

Equipment 50p -  Please send in a couple of 50p in your child’s bag so that when your children run out their equipment, they can use the money from their bag. 

 

Well done Year 2 for all your hard work, keep it up.

The Year 2 Team

Dear Parents and Friends

 

This week in Jewish Studies, we have learnt all about Chanukah and specifically learnt the difference between a Chanukiah and a Menorah. In preparation for the Chag (festival), we have made some of our own 3D Menorahs which we will be assembling next week. Please take a look at some of the photos below.

 

This week’s Parasha (Torah Portion) is Parashat Vayishlach, which teaches us how Esav hunted down his brother Yaakov and how Yaakov demonstrated the most exemplary Middot towards him.

 

Wishing you and your families Shabbat Shalom

 

Mr Salter 

3D Menorah Making

Friday 12th November 2021

 

This week we have started a new book and our first Geography topic, which the children have enjoyed.

 

In English, the children made predictions about the story ‘Katie in London’.  The children made sensible predictions based on only seeing the front cover.  We then listened to the story.  We also wrote descriptions from one of the pages of the story.  The children used expanded noun phrases and their senses to give a detailed description.

 

In Maths, the children have continued learning about groups of, lots of and repeated addition.  They were introduced to the multiplication symbol and made the connection between groups of and times.  They also learned multiplication, in the context of pictures, and using the 2,5 & 10 times table and had to reason their answers.

 

In Geography, the children started their new topic on Continents and Oceans.  They looked at atlases and a globe and used these to mark off the continents and oceans on a world map.

 

In Art, the children used oil pastels to paint in the style of Van Gogh.  We learnt about the artist first, and that he began to use bright and dramatic colours when he moved to Paris.  The children created fantastic pictures in this style.

 

In PSHE, we have continued with the programme designed by ‘Heads up Kids’ to enhance emotional development.  This week we focused on emotions: sad, happy, scared and angry.  How we feel them in our body and on our faces and we played games to act out these emotions.

 

In Phonics we reviewed the tricky words, many, different, any, laughed, friend, eyes, once and please  See below a table of the phonemes we used in class.

Phonic Sound

Word Bank

er (same spelling, different sound)

Letter, hammer, ladder, feather, boxer

er (same spelling, different sound)

Herbs, stern, germ, her

ou  (same spelling, different sound)

Loud, proud, sound, round, mountain

You, soup, group

Could, would, should

Mould, shoulder, boulder

 

For your information:

 

Attachments: Please see attachments, a flyer for Odd Sock Day and song words for the Chanukah Sing-along.

 

 

50p -  If I could please ask you to send in a couple of 50p in your child’s bag so that when they run out, they can use the money from their bag.  This will make it a little easier and quicker to replace the item.

 

Well done Year 2 for all your hard work, keep it up.

The Year 2 Team

Friday 5th November 2021

 

We have had a fantastic first week back, after half term, and got straight back to learning with excitement and enthusiasm.

In English, the children have been learning about using adjectives, in particular, expanded noun phrases to describe a setting. For example, the tall, green tree.  This will enrich their writing when used.

In Maths, the children have been learning about equal and unequal groups, repeated addition and arrays as we begin to learn about multiplication.

In History, the children finished the topic on the Great Fire.  They wrote a report of all the information they have learnt about the topic.

In Art, the children used watercolours to create a picture of The Houses of Parliament (HoP) and the surrounding areas. They painted in the style of Monet and painted a silhouette of the HoP and different colours to create light or dark, depending on the time of day they wanted to portray. Their work was wonderful.

In PSHE, we have continued with the programme designed by ‘Heads up Kids’ to enhance emotional development.  This week we focused on how to express and read emotions on our faces and bodies.  The emotions were sad, happy, scared and angry.

In Phonics we reviewed the tricky words, water, where, who, again, thought, through, work and mouse.  See below a table of the phonemes we used in class.

Phonic Sound

Word Bank

ea (same spelling, different sound)

Sea, meat, treat, steam, repeat

ea (same spelling, different sound)

head, deaf, bread, feather, instead

 

For your information:

Changing reading books - Now that we are in full time, we will do our best to change reading books x3 per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

50p -  If I could please ask you to send in a couple of 50p in your child’s bag so that when they run out, they can use the money from their bag.  This will make it a little easier and quicker to replace the item.

Well done Year 2 for all your hard work, keep it up.

The Year 2 Team

Maths collaborative work, art work, Ivrit arts & crafts

Friday 22nd October 2021

In English, we have written ‘sorry’ letters to The Three Little Pigs from the Wolf.  The children wrote great letters and remembered to include a greeting and a salutation.

 

In Maths, we have looked at and used money, both coins and notes.  The children had to count money in pence and pounds.  They also solved problems involving money, making sure to include a reason for their answers.

 

In History, the children compared firefighters of the past and present. We looked at the equipment used now and then.  They understood that the firefighting services had to improve because of the fire. 

 

In Art, the children started their topic called ‘landscapes and cityscapes’.  They learnt about Monet and we looked at many of his famous landscape paintings.  The children then created their own picture based on Monet’s garden door.

 

In PSHE, we have continued with the programme designed by ‘Heads up Kids’ to enhance emotional development.  This was about how to help include people that might be on their own or someone that was shy.

 

In Phonics, we have looked at the tricky words,  work, where, again & water.

Phonic Sound

Word Bank

ow (same spelling different sounds)

cow, owl, brown, crown, frown, 

ow (same spelling different sounds)

low, bowl, snow, window, show.

ie (same spelling different sounds)

pie, fried, cried, denied, replied, 

ie (same spelling different sounds)

chief, thief, shield, belief, shriek.

 

For your information:

A message from Mrs Sharman:

As part of Anti-Bullying Week, the BBC are asking the children to design an anti-bullying poster.  The theme is ‘ONE KIND WORD’.  Please can your child use the attached sheet for their design.  Posters should be handed to Mrs Sharman directly after half term (closing date Tuesday 2nd November).

All entries will be displayed in the school and be sent to the BBC. The BBC will select some posters to be shown on their website.  Anti-Bullying Week this year is 15th-19th November.

 

Check out the key information section for questions that you can ask when listening to your child read.

 

50p - If I could please ask you to perhaps send in a couple of 50p in your child’s bag so that when they run out of equipment, they can use the money from their bag.  

Well done Year 2 for all your hard work, keep it up and enjoy half term.

The Year 2 Team

Anti-Bullying Poster Page

Friday 15th October 2021

In English, we have been learning the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’.  We have focused on editing and improving our description of the wolf, and presenting it neatly.  The children heard ‘The True Story of the Three Little Pigs’ and then compared it with the original story.

In Maths, the children have been learning adding and subtraction 10/20s.  Adding a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number and subtracting a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number.  They used 100 squares and numberlines to support their working out.  They also had to solve problems.

In History, the children learnt about Samuel Pepys and who he was.  They understood that the diaries he kept, allowed us to know so much about what happened in the Great Fire.

In Art, the children had a photo of themselves that they had to complete.  They were only given half of it and had to complete it.  The children showed such attention to detail.

In PSHE, we have continued with the programme designed by ‘Heads up Kids’ to enhance emotional development.  This was about how to help include people that might be on their own or someone that was shy.

In Phonics we reviewed the tricky words some, come, were and there.  See below a table of the phonemes we used in class.

Phonic Sound

Word Bank

a-e

Shake, shape, invade, amaze, 

u-e

Cube, tune, tube, amuse, mute, prune

e-e

Complete, compete, theme, these, delete, concrete

 

For your information:

Changing reading books - Now that we are in full time, we will do our best to change reading books x3 per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

50p - As you may know, if the children’s supplies run out, they have to pay 50p for a new item. This will help instill a sense of responsibility for looking after their equipment.  We have already had some of the whiteboard pens run out and the children have done their best to remember to bring in 50p.  If I could please ask you to perhaps send in a couple of 50p in your child’s bag so that when they run out, they can use the money from their bag.  This will make it a little easier and quicker to replace the item.

 

School Council - We will be holding school council elections in our class. If your children choose to apply, they can write a short speech to explain why they should be chosen.

There are three different councils,

Tzedakah (Charity council), Kehillah (Community council), Tikkun Olam (Eco council)

The short speech will be delivered to the rest of the class and we will be holding these elections on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th October so that the councils can start straight after half term.  Meetings will be held at 8.15am on Thursdays. 

Well done Year 2 for all your hard work, keep it up.

The Year 2 Team


 

Year 2’s week - library time, art lesson & PE

Friday 10th September 2021

We have completed our first full week in Year 2! 

 

In English, we have been learning the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’.  We have focused on sequencing the story, using full stops and capital letters and describing the wolf using adjectives.  

In Maths, the children have been learning about number bonds to 10 and 100 and using their related facts and fact families.  If I know 2 + 3 = 5, I also know 20 + 30 = 50.  They also knew their fact families for these calculations.  There are two additions and two subtractions in each fact family.

In History, the children have written about what it was like to be in the Great Fire.  They wrote it in the style of a diary entry and had to imagine they were there.

In Art, the children created a Great Fire of London picture, using different materials and creating a silhouette of the houses and buildings.  See the pictures below for their amazing results.

In PSHE, we have started a new programme designed by ‘Heads up Kids’.  The children listened to an interactive story called ‘Sebastian the Star’.  The star landed on Earth and they had to introduce themselves to the star.  

In Phonics, we were learning the sounds, ey as in money, monkey, donkey.  i-e, (which is a long i sound) as in nice, slide, shine, time and o-e (long o) as in alone, phone, stone, bone, explode.

 

For your information:

School Council - We will be holding school council elections in our class. If your child chooses to apply, they can write a short speech to explain why they should be chosen.  There are three different councils,

Tzedakah (Charity council), Kehillah (Community council), Tikkun Olam (Eco council)

The short speech will be delivered to the rest of the class and we will be holding these elections on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th October in order to start them straight after half term.  Meetings will be held at 8.15am on Thursdays. 
 

Key Information section - I have added a common exception list for Y2 which is a section at the top of the blog and a letter formation chart for your information. The letter formation chart shows you how we teach handwriting at school and the common exception list are words the children should try and learn to spell by the end of the year.

 

Homework - This will be set on Google Classroom (GC).  It will consist of a weekly Maths and English piece of homework. This work should take between 15-20 minutes per piece and it will normally review work taught in class. Once completed, please upload to GC for marking. It will be set on Fridays to be returned by Wednesday.

Well done Year 2 for all your hard work, keep it up!

The Year 2 Team

Art pictures - Great Fire of London scene

Science walk in the park - looking for microhabitats

Friday 1st October 2021

 

What a wonderful week we have had in Year 2!

 

In English, it was our last week based on the book ‘What We’ll Build’.  We discussed and wrote about what we would like in our future. The children had some clear thought out ideas.  In Maths, the children were learning about ‘family facts’. If we know  8 + 6 = 12, we also know 6 + 8 = 12, 12 - 8 = 6 and 12 - 6 = 8. Then we looked at checking calculations, using our knowledge of family facts. A focus of our Maths is not only to get the answer but to explain the reasoning for it. This will push up the children’s learning.  In History, we learnt about the causes of the Great Fire and sorted pictures and descriptions accordingly. In Phonics, we were reviewing phase 5 sounds. In PSHE, we discussed and role-played good playground behaviour.

 

For your information:
 

Monday 6th October - Meet the Teacher Evening - Y2 at 8pm, see you there!

 

Homework - This will be set on Google Classroom (GC).  It will consist of a weekly Maths and English piece of homework. This work should take between 15-20 minutes per piece and it will normally review work taught in class. Once completed, please upload to GC for marking. It will be set on Fridays to be returned by Wednesday.

 

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.  Please always keep the reading books in their bags as we want to read with your child during the week.

 

A great week all round. We are looking forward to our first full week next week.

 

The Year 2 Team


 

Friday 1st October 2021

 

What a wonderful week we have had in Year 2!

 

In English, it was our last week based on the book ‘What We’ll Build’.  We discussed and wrote about what we would like in our future. The children had some clear thought out ideas. 
In Maths, the children were learning about ‘family facts’. If we know  8 + 6 = 12, we also know 6 + 8 = 12, 12 - 8 = 6 and 12 - 6 = 8. Then we looked at checking calculations, using our knowledge of family facts. A focus of our Maths is not only to get the answer but to explain the reasoning for it. This will push up the children’s learning. 
In History, we learnt about the causes of the Great Fire and sorted pictures and descriptions accordingly.
In Phonics, we were reviewing phase 5 sounds.

In PSHE, we discussed and role-played good playground behaviour.

 

For your information:

Homework - This will be set on Google Classroom (GC).  It will consist of a weekly Maths and English piece of homework. This work should take between 15-20 minutes per piece and it will normally review work taught in class. Once completed, please upload to GC for marking. It will be set on Fridays to be returned by Wednesday.

 

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.  

 

A great week all round. We are looking forward to our first full week next week.

The Year 2 Team


 

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

 

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