The children of Team JF started exploring column addition. We started off by recapping what we already knew about numbers and their values. From this, we partitioned into tens and ones using the place value grids and added each column separately to reach our answer. As our learning progressed, we moved into setting out our calculations accurately using one number per square. The children had lots of opportunities to practice setting this out using their whiteboards.
Today in Team JF we discussed that Mr. Holmes has seen our Tin Birds and would like to know how to make them for his class. Therefore, we agreed that we will look at writing some instructions so that Team CH can make them later in the year. In order to do this, we first need to understand what instructions are and what their purpose is. We looked at a set of instructions together and identified some important features. We then split off into groups to look at another set of instructions as a team, and discuss the features that make them successful. At the end of the lesson we came back together and collated our ideas into a list, which included: short sentences, a title, easy to understand, includes pictures, includes an equipment list, and includes steps which are in order. We agreed that these are all features which we will need to include in our own instructions when we write them next week.
This week we started a new unit of gymnastics, the children tried really hard to balance, we looked the starting position of a jump and a bending their knees to land safely. They did amazing well done Team JF!
This week we looked at special stories, we looked at a special story for Judaism, called The Crying Camel and why that book was special to that religion. We then spoke about what stories are important to us and why.
This week in DT week evaluated our fruit kebabs, we looked at what went well, what went wrong and how we fixed this and what we could do next time. We did have a problem as we couldn't find any strawberries because of the time of year so we had to swap that fruit with another to create our kebabs.
Children in need/PSHE
On Friday the children enjoyed eating buns from the bun sale and taking part in activities at play time. Each class took part in finding spots outside, whoever did it in the quickest time won! We then spoke about why we are raising money for the charity and completed a mindfulness colouring activity of Pudsey.
This week in computing we looked digital photos. We spoke about the importance of asking of permission before taking photos of someone. We the had the opportunity to use some equipment to take photos such as, laptops and Ipads. We took lots of photos of ourselves and with our friends.
Over this week, Team JF have started to explore bridging 10. The children used their existing knowledge of bridging 10 using a number line to aid their understanding when using a place value grid. To begin with, we recapped our knowledge of tens and ones. From this, we made the numbers using Base 10, talking through each step. As we became confident with this, we started to talk through the importance of counting from our ones and found the total. We quickly realised we had too many ones and gave the whole tens to our neighbour. The children practised these steps, talking through each with their partner, to gain a secure understanding of what was happening to the numbers and why they were moving columns.
This week we looked at how we made our tin birds and started writing instructions so that other teams could make them. We made sure our instructions included imperative verbs and adverbs. I'm sure the children can tell you how to make one at home.
Today the children started a new song in music, Sparkle in the Sun. We first listened to the song to discuss the mood, tempo, likes and the instruments we could hear. From this, we focused on the beat of the music. We explored what beat is and had great fun finding the beat in some warm up activities too! Finally, we made our own beat s for others to follow.
We looked at portrait and landscape and how to take images using these. We took images of objects around the classroom in different orientations.
This week in Geography we look at compasses, we used these to find North and other directions, we then took our knowledge and labelled our own compasses with with the eight direction on.
This week the children started exploring shapes. The children made a range of shapes on their mats including O , n , l, L, p, J, S. P. From this, they started to make the letters V, M, N, P, Y, D, E, Q with a partner. Here we focused on 3 second balances of each shape, pointed toes, strong core (sucking in belly button) body and hands position, points of contact when linking.
This week in maths the children of Team JF continued exploring addition. We started off by counting three groups of objects and understanding how to put this into a calculation. From this, we began working on strategies we could use to help us be successful. We initially counted on from the given number, however, we found this could lead to us becoming confused. We then started to break it up into smaller chunks to make it easier. As our learning progressed, we then created our own calculations in pairs by rolling a dice three times and solving the calculation we made.
This week in literacy we made plans to make tin birds just like in our book The Tin Forest, we planned to do this from recycled tin materials. Working in pairs, we used a tin can to form the body of the bird, and then added a range of other tin materials/card/coloured paper in order to make our ‘tin bird’. We added eyes, beaks, wings and legs to our model. Afterwards, we came to the carpet and shared our ideas with the rest of the class.
This week in art we continued looking at buildings in Wombwell, this week we decided to use some objects to print onto our paper, trying to make some buildings in Wombwell we had seen.
Design and Technology
This week in DT we started our first project, we first spoke about fruits we liked and what they tasted like, we then made a plan each for our fruit kebabs full of fruit we enjoyed. We then had the chance to make fruit kebabs in team JF, we then all enjoyed eating them together.
This week in geography, we decided that we would go out of school and have a look at our local area, Wombwell. We looked at the environment around us, we used our senses to describe what we had found and if things had changed, like the trees, the season and the weather. The children were fantastic! Well done Team JF!
This week in PSHE we looked at being healthy and what healthy means. We looked at a variety of different ways we can be healthy, at home at school, inside and outside with range of activity's you can do to keep it fun. Having a healthy diet is important.
This week Team JF started to explore numbers as a length. We used bead strings to help us identify various numbers to 100. We applied our knowledge of counting in tens and ones to do this with speed. From this, we started to identify the length of our lines using the beads to help us and describe the length we had. We then had the challenge of working out the length of the line our partner drew using the beads and describing it using our key vocabulary.
From this, we introduced a meter stick and started to investigate 100cm. We initially spotted patterns and quickly realised we could simply apply our knowledge of the number system to identify a length. From this we started to estimate numbers just as we did on a number line by finding the middle, knowing this was 50. As part of our learning, we explored the classroom to begin estimating the lengths on the tables! Some of us even set challenges for everyone else!
Team JF continued learning about poetry. We started off by recapping what we had done, then started to explored shape poems. We each read a few and guessed, using the words and shape of the poem, what it was about. The children found this great fun! We then used an image of a sunflower to think of our own descriptions that we would include in our shared write. As we explored further, we decided it would be a great idea to write our own based on a crayon from our class authors book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’
This week the children had the chance to write their very own shape poems.
Artist of the term
This week Team JF have looked at the artist Hans Holbein. We decided that we would draw our very own portraits just like Hans Holbein.
This week, Team JF continued exploring the song Hands, Feet, Heart. To begin with, we listened to the song to recap the instruments we could hear, the style of music and the tempo of the song. From this, we found the beat using the warm up games. After that we started exploring the glockenspiels with a partner. We first looked at how we use the beaters correctly, how the notes are positioned and practiced playing G,A,G,C to a beat.
This half term Team JF have been working incredibly hard to learn dance routines with a theme of fireworks. This week the children had the opportunity to put all of their hard work to use and perform their routines to the rest of the class. The children were amazing at this! Their timing, pace and moves had been carefully considered and they blew me away!
This week the children in Team JF made a prediction, to see if all materials move the same on different surfaces. We then did an experiment on multiple materials to see if our predictions were right. In conclusion that materials move quicker on a smooth materials.
This week Team JF continued exploring materials. As we are experts at naming a range of materials, we moved into sorting them. We used a Venn diagram to group materials into the categories flexible or rigid.
This week Team JF have continued exploring 'Life in the UK'. As we have already located the UK on a world map and identified the countries on a map of the UK, we moved into exploring landmarks. The children explored a number of landmarks within the UK and identified where they are in the country. From this, we started to think about how they were formed using the vocabulary 'human or physical features'.
This week, Team JF have continued exploring Judaism. We had lots of discussion around religion and found out some of the basic principles of our chosen one. We explored the synagogue as a place of worship and even took a virtual tour to see inside!
Over the past couple of weeks Team JF have been working incredibly hard to identify numbers on a number line. We initially started by identifying multiples of ten on a marked line but as we mastered this skill, moved into ones too! As our learning progressed, we moved into exploring unmarked number lines and how we could estimate the position of numbers on these too!
Over the past couple of weeks we have been exploring shape poems. We started off by discussing what poems are and listened to a range of these to identify what we liked about them and our favourites. From this, we focused our learning on shape poems. We read a few together, identified the features of them and wrote our very own together based on a sunflower. This week, the children have started to build their skills in preparation of writing their very own based on the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit'.
Welcome back Team JF!
Last week, the new Team JF settled into Year 2 brilliantly! We got up to lots of things including maths, literacy, spellings, science, geography and more!
Last week, we started exploring counting. The children worked really hard to count forwards and backwards within 100. We also focused on our number formation.
Last week, we started exploring our class author 'Oliver Jeffers'. We started by discussing the word author, what it meant and any authors we liked. From this, we looked at some familiar Oliver Jeffers books and began reading them together. We found these very enjoyable and funny too! This week, we will begin exploring our author further to write our own fact files about him!
Yesterday, the new children of Team JF came together for our transition day. As a school, we started with an assembly to share the text 'The Planet in a Pickle Jar', which had a focus of building relationships and connections. From this, we returned to the classroom to start our exciting day! In the morning, we introduced ourselves and shared our learning for next year. Then, we decided our new class rules and created our 'helping hands' for our door display. After lunch, we designed our own pickle jar artwork, filling them with the things we enjoy! We ended the day with my favourite story 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. It was a lovely day and the children were amazing! Roll on September!
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