Year 2

A big welcome back!
I hope you all had a wonderful summer and are ready to learn!
Our topic this term is 'Fire Fire!' which focuses on The Great Fire of London and Guy Fawkes and the events of Bonfire night. 
P.E is every Wednesday so please ensure that P.E kits are in school. 
Spellings will be handed out every Friday so please ensure they are completed for the following week. Children are also expected to read each night. 
Mr Salisbury & Mrs Parry
As part of our R.E topic we have been learning about Diwali, the 'festival of lights'. The children learnt why and how Diwali is celebrated and made festive lamps. 
As part of our Phonics work we have one longer lesson during the week. During this lesson the children consolidate what they have learned in the week.
In R.E we learned why cows hold such importance in Hinduism. We created clay models and painted them using bright colours.
In year 2 we have been creating algorithms to guide Alex the robot. Soon we will begin adding repeat commands for Alex!
In Art we have been experimenting with different materials to try and create boats that float! The children really enjoyed making them!
In Maths we have been learning about counting money. Today we made certain amounts using coins and notes. 
In Maths we created a shop with different priced items. We used many different methods to add one and two digit numbers. 
In History we have been looking at the events of the Great fire of London. We created a mini timeline of events using ICT.
During our Art lessons we learned about primary colours and how to mix them to make additional colours. We used this to complete a colour wheel. 
During R.E lessons, we have been learning about Hindusim. As part of our lessons we have learned about 'Puja' which is how Hindu's pray. In our class we have constructed a Hindu shrine as part of this.