Hoberman

Year 2

Welcome to Class 2 Hoberman’s Homepage.

Good morning parents and carers,

Thank you for all of your support in helping us get home schooling off to a smooth start.

Do email us with any questions, thoughts or even just to say hello! We will enjoy hearing from you and reading and seeing what the children are up to.

Best wishes

Miss Hall and Miss Whiting

Class Updates

Friday 1st April

We have had a busy final week in Year Two! The children have been amazing. They have worked really hard right up to the very last day – well done them!

The children have been given homework which doesn’t need to be handed in until April 22nd so by all means enjoy the break and get it done on the other side!

In English we did a final piece of writing based on our class text ‘Seriously Cinderella’. The children were challenged to write their own version of the story. They changed the characters, setting and the naughty things that the character got up to! We had some really imaginative stories, including loads of adjectives, adverbs and interesting sentence starters.

We have focussed on the topic of ‘Measure’ in Maths. The children have been thinking about how to measure using thermometers, measuring jugs and weighing scales.

In RE the children focussed on the symbol of water and what it represents in the Easter Story. The children designed their own town in Geography, carefully placing each building and park to make it a great place to live!

Have a lovely Easter holiday!

Miss Hall

Friday 26th March

We’ve had a great week here in Year 2! The children have worked extremely hard and are super excited for the lead up the Easter.

In English, we have been looking at the contrasting version on Cinderella, which is called ‘Seriously Cinderella Is So Annoying.’ The class loved writing a letter to the prince from the perspective of the stepmother explaining why he shouldn’t marry Cinderella and the real truth about what she was like.

In Maths, the class have been working hard using all of their fraction knowledge to find fractions of an amount. Today we started working on measure. We had to estimate and measure a line as well as drawing a line with the measurements we were given.

In Humanities, the class became a cartographer for the day. They designed their very own map of St Stephens School using symbols and colour codes. We created keys for our map. This was something that the class really enjoyed doing.

In Science, we used a Venn diagram to categories herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. The class amazed me with how much they know about animals. Animal experts to the rescue!

In R.E, we drew a salvadoran cross and learnt about the meaning of different crossed for Christians around the world.

In Art, we looked at the artist Kazimir Malevich and his suprematism style.  We discussed how he used different shapes and few colours in his art work.

Have a brilliant weekend!

Miss Hall

Friday 19th March

We hope everyone is getting back into the swing of things! We have had another happy, busy week in Year 2. 
 
Before we tell you all about what we have been up to, here are some key dates for the diary:
 
It is Down Syndrome Awareness day on Monday 21st March. Everybody is encouraged to wear odd socks and, if possible, bring in a £1 donation. #LotsOfSocks! Link: https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/about/campaigns/world-downs-syndrome-day/ 
 
It is Parents Evening Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th March.
 
There will be a virtual Easter Bonnet Parade Wednesday 31st March. If you want to get ahead, you could start to think about what you could create using recyclables at home. There will be a virtual whole school Easter Service Thursday, 1st April at 9.10am. All links will be on the website or sent out through Parentmail.
 
In English, we have started to look at the classic story of ‘Cinderella’. The children explored feelings and emotions through drama, before answering comprehension questions with a focus on inference of emotions. We finished the week by writing diary entries in the character of Cinderella, using interesting language to describe emotions, plenty of adjectives and correct use of the past tense.  
 
In Maths, we have revisited fractions. Starting with showing fractions of shapes and into the (less popular) finding a fraction of objects and numbers. The children have done really well and are on the whole confidently finding one half, one quarter and one third of a shape and a number.
 
In Science, the children continued to think about food chains. The children were stretched to create a four-link-long food chain, starting with a plant or fruit. We discussed how a plant or fruit is a ‘producer’ (they create their food inside them) whereas animals are ‘consumers’ (they hunt or find food).
 
In RE, the children focussed on the Easter symbols of bread and wine. The children shared lots of personal experiences of communion and Church. We then spent some time thinking about the key events at the Last Supper and how the disciples could have been feeling at each point. Again, lots of amazing ideas were shared and put into writing in a diary entry as a Disciple.
 
In Humanities, the children ‘zoomed out’ in their birds eye views and took on the school and wider grounds. With a pencil and lank map in their hands, we did a slow ‘tour’ of the school and grounds whilst they tried to capture each part on their map.
 
In Relationships and Health we focussed on keeping active. Gerald the Giraffe only loved to dance once he had found the ‘right music’. This is opened up a discussion about what we like to do to keep active – lots of love for skateboarding! We finished the lesson with a dance, embracing the attitude that everyone can dance and it’s about feeling good not looking good! 
 
We received lots of brilliant homework about inspirational women this week, thank you.
Have a great weekend everybody!

Friday March 12th

The excitement has been at a high all week in Year 2!

On the homework we refer to an activity for International Women’s Day. You will find out more in the blog entry below. The document is attached alongside the homework.

In English the children started a new story called ‘Look Up’. They used this story as the inspiration for their own vivid descriptive piece of writing. They used adjectives, adverbs and interesting verbs, such as, ‘zipping’, ‘gliding’ and ‘zooming’. Some of the children were stretched to even include a metaphor in their work.

In Maths we have been consolidating multiplication and division. The children wowed us with their ability to reel off their multiples of 2, 5 and 10 and some are confident in the multiples of 3 too. This has been incredibly helpful this week as children have been able to identify patterns (3 x 4 = 12 and 12 divided by 4 equals 3) without having to do the physical working out using resources. A great exercise here, would be to take 3 numbers (ie. 15, 3 and 5) and ask the children to write down 4 number sentences only using these numbers. Two need to be made using multiplication and two using division. We finished the week by solving word problems. The children needed to identify from the language used whether to multiply or divide.

The children made some beautiful clay ‘pinch’ pots which should have hopefully made their way home to you (it may be worth digging around the bottom of the school bag!). There is another little treat which should appear on Sunday… Again it might be at the bottom of the school bag…

In Humanities the children became ‘practising’ architects, using their understanding of a birds eye view to create a classroom plan.

In Science, we revisited food chains. The children had a chance to organise animals into food chains in pairs before completing incomplete food chains independently.

For RE, the children had a mystery to solve. The mystery bag was full of clues to the new story. can you solve it? A stone, bread, wine (cardboard cut out), a cross and an egg. We then revealed the story and the children practised telling the story to each other using the symbols to help them. They then made their Easter crowns using the symbols.

They all deserve a very restful weekend, after a very exciting week back! They have done brilliantly. Thank you all for all that you have done with them at home.

Have a good weekend and Happy Mothering Sunday!

International Women's Day

Everyday this week, we will be learning about inspiring women as we celebrate ‘International Women’s day’. This year’s focus is ‘Choose to Challenge’. We will learn about women who have challenged expectations of them as a woman including; Maya Angelou, Corazon Aquino, Jane Goodall, Josephine Baker and Greta Thunberg.
This week, we would like the children to choose a female role model, either famous or not, and think about what makes them inspiring. What do they do? What values do they show? Find a worksheet alongside the homework, clearly labelled. You could use this or just create your own fact file/ poster etc.
This work is not compulsory, we can imagine you are enjoying some time ‘off’ doing school work!​

Arts week

Art’s Week Assembly

 

What an exciting week we have in store! I love Arts week! It is one of my favourite weeks of the year!

There are lots of activities set on the Arts week page that you can choose from. Each morning on the 9am zoom Miss Whiting and I will make suggestions of what activities we think would be good for the day but ultimately the decision is up to you. Aim to do at least 2 activities a day (10 for the week). Each day, please bring a long work to share in our 3pm zoom. I’d love to see all of your incredible work!

I have also set lots of activities you can choose from on Busy Things.

You will still have your live English on Tuesday and live Maths on Thursday along with Mr Schumm’s live lesson on Tuesday.

Here are the final chapters our Year 2 book ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’:

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Have an amazing week!

Miss Hall

Class Updates

Homework

Please find our Year 2 timetable:

Year 2 – Timetable

Homework:

spring 2 week 6

 

Red Words

Hoberman Poem:

Ice skating poem