This morning Year 2 had a busy morning completing a range of maths activities to strengthen our knowledge and understanding of fractions. We used pizzas, cakes and biscuits to connect fractions with sharing equally, finding halves and quarters of each food. We played pairs, matching fractions to shapes as well as reading fractions when rolling dice. Blue group were counting in fractions and placing fractions onto number lines as well solving problems involving fractions.
We are super proud of Grace! She has had her lovely long hair cut off this weekend to send to the princess trust to be made into wigs for children who have had cancer treatment. She was very nervous about it all and her mam is over the moon she has decided to do this for such a good cause. She has a massive heart and has decided to try and help other people who are going through a horrible time and loosing there hair due to cancer! This will be the first time she has had so much hair cut off as it’s her pride and joy.
In Year 2 our STEM challenge this week was to create a cabasa for the nature garden. We started the week looking at what a cabasa is and which family it belongs to. We completed a Kahoot quiz, which Paige scored 100%! After this we designed our own cabasa, thinking about which materials would be suitable for the outdoors and how we could create the scraping and rattling sound. Layla and Ivy were excellent at evaluating their design as they completed it. On Thursday we worked in small groups to make our instruments. Some of us found this quite tricky but we worked as a team and supported one another. We are looking forward to playing our instruments with Reception and Year 1 today!
Lee would like to share his Christmas picture which he made, after receiving this as a present from Santa at Tweddle Farm yesterday. Helping get him (and us) in the festive spirit.
On Sunday Ivy competed in her 1st gymnastics competition and got 1st place in the under 9 pairs
On Monday 9th December Year 2 went on a magical adventure to Tweddle Farm! We started our morning visiting Santa in his Grotto and we were all lucky enough to receive a present off him. We went on the slide and made a magical wish as well as a journey on the train. After visiting Santa we went and met Minnie the mouse. We got to hold and stroke her. After lunch we went and fed the animals. There were lots of animals to feed. Year 2 had a wonderful day with Reception and Year 1.
Year 2 went to the Urban Factory in Hebburn. We did tuck, star and straight jumps on the tumble tracks, practised the pyramid, learnt part of a routine and practised our gymnastics skills. We had an amazing morning and everyone impressed the teachers with their attitude and attempts at the new skills.
On Thursday 28th November Year 2 visited OpenZone at the Word. We visited the recording studio and recorded Christmas songs using the green screen. Then we each used 2Create to produce our own animated stories. We retold the Nativity story, linked to our learning in RE. We had to choose our background, objects and characters and then decide on the animation. Next we duplicated our background, copied and pasted our characters. Staff were impressed with our independence.
On Tuesday 19th November 2019 Year 2 worked with Miss McKeown and Mr Thompson on Purple Mash. We had to sort information on a database to answer simple and more complex questions. We had to find advatars based on the questions. We discussed how to complete the searches, what a database is and understand how to answer more complex questions.