Writing to Inform

This term, Year 2 have been learning about informative texts.

There are many language features that can help us to improve our writing, including:

  • verbs (e.g. jump, run)
  • adverbs (e.g. quickly, slowly, fast, beautifully)
  • prepositions (e.g. on, in, beside, beneath, upon)
  • time connectives (e.g. directly after, following that, next)

Take a look at the clips below that we have watched in class.

 

Click here to play a game about adverbs and here to play a game about prepositions.

Can you leave a sentence using some of the language features we have learnt about so far?

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The Force Awakens!

This term, Year 2 have been learning about forces. A force is a push or pull on an object. A force can cause an object to get faster, slow down, remain in place, change shape or change direction.

Take a look at the video below to learn more about force and gravity.

Earlier in the term, Mr Crook visited Year Two to help us learn about the different push and pull forces that are used in different sports. Take a look at the photos below!

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What push and pull forces can you see?

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History Presentations

Last term, Year 2 were history detectives as they learnt about life in the past. They looked carefully at old photos, read books, watched YouTube videos and interviewed Mrs Grant as well as a family member to learn about the past. As a result of all the great learning about the past, Year 2 came up with the following question to answer:

How might we inform our parents and grandparents about school life in the present?

To answer the question, Year 2 prepared a presentation for their parents and grandparents. Their presentations included Google Presentations, photos, labelled equipment and even palm cards!

Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who were able to come and view the presentations. Take a look at the photos below!

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What did you enjoy about the presentation?

What did you include in your presentation?

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Mass

Year 2 have been learning about mass. Mass is a measure of how much matter is in an object – how heavy something is. The more mass something has, the heavier it is.

Click on the image below to watch a video to learn more about mass.

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Year 2 have been finding the mass of different objects by hefting and using balance scales.

Hefting is when you hold objects to estimate or test the weight of objects.

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Take a look at the photos below.

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What have you enjoyed while learning about mass? 

Can you use ‘heavier than’ or ‘lighter than’ in a sentence in a comment below?

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Love and Forgiveness Can Save the World!

IMG_2585This term, Year 2 have been learning about God as loving and forgiving as they have explored the Scripture stories of The Poor Widow, Zacchaeus and The Prodigal Son. 

Take a look at the stories below or find them in the Bible.

The Poor Widow (Mark 12:41-44)

Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)

The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-24)

Year 2 have been busy being Scripture detectives! Can you work out which Scripture stories the students below have provided clues about?

What is your favourite Scripture story and why?

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Holy Week and Easter

The season of Easter follows Lent. Easter is the season of joy, hope and new life when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, God raising Jesus to new life. Easter is the greatest season of the Church’s year and it is a time when we remember that Jesus is always with us.

Last Wednesday, Year 2 reflected on Palm Sunday and the Washing of the Feet.

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday. On Palm Sunday we remember the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Lots of people crowded around to greet Jesus as their king. They waved palm branches and shouted ‘Hosanna.’ On Holy Thursday evening, we remember Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. That evening, Jesus washed his disciples feet as a sign that he came to serve people not to rule over them.

Take a look at the photos below of the Year 2 Holy Week  reflection.

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Miss Forrester and Miss Azzopardi would like to wish Year 2 and their families a very happy Easter!

What did you enjoy about our Holy Week reflection?

How did you celebrate Easter?

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Length

Over the last two weeks, Year 2 have been learning about length.

Length is how long something is, its longest dimension. 

Year 2 have:

  • made their own tape measures and rulers using informal units (hand prints and cubes)
  • measured objects using informal units (paddle pop sticks, cubes etc)
  • compared two or more objects according to their lengths
  • measured objects and lines using metre rulers and 30 cm rulers
  • found out that a metre can be a curved line
  • recorded lengths using cm and m
  • estimated lengths and then checked by measuring

Take a look at the great Year 2 mathematicians working hard in the photos below!

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Click on the image below to play a game about length!

Measure It!

What did you like best while learning about length?

What do you need to remember when you are using a ruler?

Challenge: use a ruler to measure objects around the house and record their length in a comment below!

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