The children have worked so hard this week - I am very proud of them!
Another busy week in 2AV began with a visit from Jimbob, the tortoise. He is just about to go into hibernation and we were very lucky to see him. We heard all about how to look after tortoises, what they like to eat and what will happen when he goes to sleep for the winter. Jimbob is approximately 60 years old!
And if that was not enough excitement, we were then visited by two police officers. They came to see the children as part of our topic 'When I Grow Up...' They talked to the children about what it is like to work for the police. The children had lots of questions to ask! They then got to try on a police helmet and a coat. The children particularly liked it when one of the policemen put their teacher in handcuffs! As a final treat, we went out to see their police car. The children got to look around. Lots of children in 2AV now want to be police officers when they grow up.
On Wednesday, we had another exciting visitor. Mrs Tipping (Grace's mum!) came to see us and talk to us about being an Events Organiser. Year 2 are holding their very own Art Exhibition this week so she gave us lots of ideas and hints and tips on how to organise a successful event. We can't wait to get started now.
In Maths, the children have been learning about addition, particularly adding two 2-digit numbers together.
Finally, I have included more examples of amazing homework. I am so impressed by the effort being put into homework by many of the children this term as it really helps consolidate what the children are learning at school.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Another busy week has flown by!
As part of our topic work on 'When I Grow Up...' we have continued our work as artists. We finished painting our own versions of the the Waterlily Pond by Claude Monet. We also sketched it and used pastels. The children have produced some amazing work.
The children continue to produce some wonderful homework. Take a look at what they have produced. I am also still receiving some beautiful versions of the Waterlily Pond and now have a gallery on my board. Thank you children.
We have had a busy week in school. In Maths our focus has been on shapes. We have learnt all about sorting shapes depending on their properties, looking for lines of symmetry and finding right angles. All of the children have really enjoyed using mirrors as well as going on a right angle hunt. Well done everyone for working so hard this week.
We are continuing with Read Write Inc in Literacy until half term.
As part of our topic, 'When I Grow Up...' this week we have been artists. Using the artist Claude Monet as our inspiration, we have begun creating our own version of his famous painting 'Water Lily Pond'. We are not using paintbrushes to paint, we are using the tips of our fingers! It is a work in progress so the paintings below are not finished yet! I have been particularly proud of those children who then went home and made their own versions of the painting in their own time. Well done!
Welcome to Year 2 and 2AV! All of the children have settled in well to the new routines and are already working really hard.
It was lovely to see so many of you at the information meeting on Friday afternoon. I hope it was useful in explaining the expectations in Year 2 and the ways in which you can support your child.
This page will keep you updated weekly on the activities your child has been involved in at school. Please come back and check what we have been busy doing and learning about each week.
This week I have included some pictures of our classroom. You can see some of the lovely work the children have already produced. I have also included some examples of excellent homework I have already seen.
Thank you for your support, Mrs Veitch
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