Category Archives: Curriculum

Investigating Instructions in Year 2

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This week the Year 2 children have enjoyed being instruction investigators. They learned all about bossy verbs and worked brilliantly on a range of activities. Firstly, we looked at bossy verbs in sentences and how they are used to give clear instructions. Then the children completed a concept sort activity, where they had to sort bossy verbs into four categories: directions, craft, cooking and exercise. We then realised that we had a problem in class; Caroline didn’t know how to make squash. So, the children worked in groups to give her clear, precise instructions using a range of bossy verbs and time connectives. Finally, the children enjoyed investigating instructional texts on Get Epic, looking for bossy verbs and other features of the genre. Next week we will be undertaking lots more activities linked to instruction texts… including making a very tasty treat which the children will be bringing home!

Natural Symmetrical Butterflies

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Year 2 have really enjoyed learning about lines of symmetry. The children then worked outside to apply their knowledge and skills by creating symmetrical butterflies using natural materials. The children could explain how to make their art work symmetrical, looking at position, colour and shape.

Super Shape Sorting

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This week the Year 2 children have been further developing their knowledge of properties of 2D shapes. They have been focusing on quadrilaterals, pentagons and hexagons, and comparing regular and irregular 2D shapes. Today the children applied their knowledge of shape properties and sorted shapes using Venn diagrams. The children selected their own criteria and showed excellent understanding. Bendigedig Blwyddyn 2!

Hwyl yn y Parc yn yr Hydref

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The Year 2 children have been working hard on their Welsh skills this week. They enjoyed listening to the story ‘Hwyl yn y Parc yn yr Hydref’, which is all about the different things that people like to have fun doing in the park in the Autumn. We decided that a visit to the park would definitely be needed to help the children decide what they like doing, so off to the park we went! The children asked each other lots of questions using ‘Beth wyt ti’n hoffi?’, and they enjoyed answering using the new phrases that we learned in the story. The children have now started making their own pages for our class book based on the story, and are using Hwb to add photographs and word-processed sentences to describe what they like doing in the park.

Owl Collages

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This week the Year 2s enjoyed making beautiful collages of owls using natural materials. They discussed the different shades of the leaves and which materials would be best suited to the different parts of their owl pictures. I’m sure you’ll agree that the finished collages looked wonderful.

Learning About Shapes.

The nursery children have been really busy learning all about 2D shapes. They looked for shapes hidden in the sand and in shaving foam, and they cut shapes out of playdough. They participated in a range of different shape activities and looked for different shapes in the Lego. They printed with shapes to make a colourful picture to go on our classroom display and they developed their IT skills by completing an activity on the interactive whiteboard and iPads. Gwaith da nursery! Da iawn!

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Microbit Magic

This afternoon, Mr Tavender from Bont comp came into school to further develop pupils knowledge of coding and programming microbits. The children were awesome; Mr Tavender was so impressed they were challenged to complete Year 7’s coding activities. Continue reading

Searching for Signs of Autumn

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This week the Year 2s enjoyed working outdoors to search for various signs of Autumn. Some were easy to find, whilst others were more challenging. They used different senses and recorded their findings. They enjoyed discussing what they found, and applied their previous learning showing confidence and enthusiasm. They are looking forward to more outdoor learning experiences next week. Gwaith ardderchog, Blwyddyn 2!