Year 2

Using similes like a pro!

This week in Year Two has been like a dream, as fun as a fairground, like a holiday, as exciting as a rollercoaster! If you couldn’t guess, we have been learning all about similes and trying to use them to describe a scene from our book. We worked as hard as a beaver and used our brilliant writing skills to create our own similes. We were lucky enough to have Mrs. Cowley come teach us a lesson about similes and it was great. Especially the part when she said Mr. Sparks looked like an ogre! We are going to keep talking about similes next week.

In our maths lessons, we have been learning about Roman numerals to help us with our place value. We had to calculate how many tens and ones were in a number based on the symbols we were given. We then partitioned two-digit numbers into tens and one to show the value of the two digits individually. We got to use all of the fun resources we have in class and see which ones worked best for us.

Year Two’s homework last week was all about making objects out of waste materials. We have been talking in class about materials that are biodegradable and non-biodegradable. Some of the things that the children have made are amazing! We’ve had robots, sweet dispensers, clocks, phones, guitars, rockets and so many more! It was great to see these things being reused so they don’t go in the landfill.

In our 1960s topic, we have been learning about the famous pop artist Andy Warhol. We had a look at some of his paintings, read about his life and tried to recreate our own pictures inspired by his famous ‘Marilyn Monroe’ painting. Mr. Sparks found a really cool app that could turn a picture into pop art in a flash! We also created fact files about Andy Warhol’s life and work.

On Friday, we had a very special visit from the NSPCC who taught us all how to be safe and the PANTS rules. They are:

Privates are private

Always remember your body belongs to you

No means no

Talk about secrets that upset you

Speak up, someone can help

The class learned that they are to keep themselves safe and if they ever feel that someone has done something they shouldn’t have, they can tall a trusted adult – like a parent, teacher, police or doctor. They then got to design their own pants while we listened to the Pantasaurus song (on repeat!).