Year 2@West Wick 2017-18
This week has been busy and we are enjoying being Year 2s, the holidays now feel like a long time ago.
We have been learning to partition 2 digit numbers in maths. We have been using our tens and ones to help us and we think we have got the hang of it now. Today we were confident learners and were able to partition amounts of money and draw the right coins for our amounts.
This week we received an email from Ben Peters, he is the explorer that we met last week, he has asked us where we think he should go on his next adventure. We have written letters back to him and they contain adjectives, conjunctions, exclamation marks and a power of 3. Next week we are writing them up in best to send to him. We hope he enjoys them and writes back to us.
This weeks spellings- race, ice, cell, city, fancy, face, space, bicycle, circle, spicy
“If the world was a book would you only read page 1?”
We were luck enough today to meet another adventurer today, he was called Ben Peters and works for Explorers Escape. He travels around the world visiting lots of different places and animals such as crocodiles, hippos and snakes. He told us that he was in the army for 12 years and is now a medical and rescue worker, as well as this he films documentaries. At Christmas time he is going to be in Africa and he has asked us to email him the adventure stories we will be writing so that they can read them around the campfire with his team. He was truly fascinating.
“He taught us that hippos are more dangerous than sharks because they kill a lot more people” Izzy
“He showed us a video about his next project in Ethiopia” Kloe
“He has worked on TV programmes with Bear Grylls” Mia
This weeks spellings-
write, written, wrote, wrong, wrap, wrist, wreck, wrestle, wriggle, wren
Spellings for this week- knock, know, knee, knitting, knife, gnat, gnaw, gnash, gnome, gnarled
We have had a great first week in Year 2! The children have settled into their new routine well and we have managed to learn everyone’s names!
On Tuesday afternoon we challenged the children to be engineers and build a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows that would balance a plastic egg on the top. The children used skills such as team work, listening and perseverance to build their towers but the most exciting part was being allowed to eat the marshmallows at the end! Take a look at some of the picture of our engineering.
Wednesday morning we got stuck in to our topic ‘Who is the greatest explorer?’ We spent some time thinking about and writing questions we would like to ask an explorer if we were ever lucky enough to meet one. Amazingly after playtime a time travelling explorer stumbled in to our classroom! His name was Pedro and he was a cabin boy on board Christopher Columbus’ ship. He told us what it was like to sail around the world, what he saw on his adventures and described some of the people he met. He told us about sailors, pirates and royalty. We have decided that we would definitely like to be explorers and travel the world!
Here is a video of us learning an old dance. This is the sort of dance they would have done in the times of Christopher Columbus.
Welcome to Year 2
The Year 2 Team would like to welcome you all back to the start of Term 1. We hope you have enjoyed a relaxing, fun and adventurous summer holiday. The Year 2 Team are ready and excited to start the new school year with our WOW explorer day next Wednesday and look forward to seeing lots of little explorers for the day. Our door is always open so please do not hesitate to come and have a chat and introduce yourselves. Enjoy the last few days of the holidays and see you all bright and early on Monday morning.
Year 2 Team