Year 2 Adamson
This half term our topic is ‘Our Community’ We looked on Google Earth to find where we live in Blackley. We had so much fun talking about our local community and sharing who our friends and neighbours are. We even saw people we know walking down the street!
We also looked at our local shops and discussed where we go to play, eat and get treated when we’re poorly. The children really enjoyed sharing their home life with the rest of the class and got very excited when they recognised places that they visit, such as Heaton Park.
Peter Pan Theatre Trip
We had such a great time at the theatre. The children were so excited and wrote some amazing recounts of the events of their day and mentioned some of their favourite parts in the play. The children were very well behaved throughout the day and some children were even brave enough to get on stage and sing.
Growth Mindset Week
Throughout the week we looked at different scenarios of how we would respond if we have a growth or fixed mindset. The children worked in groups to discuss the different mindsets and explored why we may develop a fixed mindset and how we can change our own mindsets! We learnt about how our brain works, we made our own neurons which are brain cells.
Year 2 Adamson Class Assembly
Our class assembly was based on the book “How Full is Your Bucket” by Tom Rath. The children worked together to rewrite the story and came up with some of their own ideas of kindness. They sang our favourite class song beautifully at the end. Well done!
Visit to the church
The visit to the church went really well and Eddie, the Vicar was his usually entertaining self! We joined in with some Christmas songs and talked about the true meaning of Christmas.
In maths we’ve been working out repeated addition and multiplication calculations using numicon shapes to help us. We’re getting much better at multiplications and have been giving each other word problems relating to multiplications to help us to understand how we can use it in real life situations.
Parents evening was a great success and we had lots of positive feedback. Many parents requested some guidance and support for the tests that Year 2 undertake in May next year. Please click on the link below for an example of a maths and reading paper and guidance on the tests.
We embarked on our new topic called ‘Frozen’ by going on an icy cold walk (it didn’t snow the first day but nearly snowed the next!) We thought about different climates and looked at the weather reports.
We carried out an ice experiment in class – working out if hot water or salt melted ice quickly. It was very messy!
In English, we started the book Penguin in Perl. This led us to writing newspaper reports about pesky cats – including eye witness statements from Mrs Roughley and Mr Beard!
In Maths we have been learning about money. Making different amounts, adding up prices and giving change.
We have been thinking about setting goals in SEAL and how to be kind and forgive in RE.
Unfortunately we had to say good bye to Miss Flynn, a PGCE student who has been working in our class since October. We will really miss her and wish her all the best in her next placements.
Real life History comes to Blackley
A scientist called George Hemmen donated us some wooden boxes that he had taken on an expedition to Antarctica.
We did a science experiment to see what melted ice the quickest – cold water, warm water or salt.
We also make colour changing in wheels as part of Science day.
During the Summer term we worked on a new topic about the seaside. To start our topic off we had a pretend beach day where we made kites and tried to fly them (although not very successfully!). We played different beach games like volley ball, beach football, Frisbee throwing and French boules. During our topic lessons we learnt all about the different creatures that live in the seaside habitat. We learnt about the history of the seaside and what is was like in Victorian times. We also designed our own form of beach transport and wrote explanations of how they work.
We finished our topic off by having a trip out to St Anne’s beach – this time it was a real beach!