# Monkey See, Monkey Do!

Year 2 have been learning the story Monkey See, Monkey Do! in our English lessons. They have used actions to help them re-tell the story. Next we will be inventing our own stories based on the story of Monkey See, Monkey Do!

I am sure you will agree we have some fantastic storytellers. Enjoy!

# Autumn 1 Year 2

Welcome back to Autumn 1 in Year 2. The children have settled well in to the new school term and have shown how ready they are for new and exciting learning in Year 2!

This half term in Year 2 our topic is ‘Growing Up’ and we will be learning:

Phonics – We will be continuing phase 5 alternative pronunciations for graphemes, e.g. ea in tea, head and break, ch in chin, chemist, chef. In our GPS lessons we will be learning how to use familiar and new punctuation correctly. We are also practising cursive formation, joining our letters correctly.

English – Monkey See, Monkey Do! Inventing our own version of the story. Instructions – how to write recipe instructions

Maths – Place value

• Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words.

• Recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit number (tens, ones) Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations including the number line.

• Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs. • Use place value and number facts to solve problems. • Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward

• Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100.

• Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including: a two-digit number and ones; a two-digit number and tens; two two-digit numbers; adding three one-digit numbers.

• Show that the addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot. • Solve problems with addition and subtraction: using concrete objects and pictorial

Science: Animals including humans – Notice that animals, inc humans, have offspring which grow into adults. Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, inc humans, for survival. Describe the importance for humans to exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food and hygiene.

Art – Colour chaos – learning about primary and secondary colours

DT – Designing a healthy snack

RE – Creation – Who made the world?

PE – (every Friday afternoon) Games

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Darbyshire and Mrs Lupton.

# Year 2 visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park

As part of our topic on Africa Year 2 went to learn about and visit the wild animals at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. First, we had a lesson with Lucy, who was very knowledgable and informative. Did you know that an ostrich egg is the same as 26 chicken eggs? Or can you find out the difference between “poisonous” and “venomous”? After the lesson, we went to look at the animals. The weather was fine so we had our picnic outside and then on to see some more creatures. What a memorable day!

# WORLD BOOK DAY !!!

At St. Pauls’s we celebrated World Book Day by everyone coming to school in their pyjamas or onesies. You also needed your favourite bedtime book and a cuddly toy. The response was brilliant. At the end of the day, which had focussed on reading and reading skills, we had a whole school assembly. Mrs. Smith read us a story and everyone had a part to play, from Reception class up to Year 6. Thank you to everyone for sharing your “love of reading”.

Thank you to all the children who took part in the cricket sessions last Friday and performed so well. Steve was really impressed with the attitude and behaviour of the children. If any of you would like to sign up to the programme that will run at Buttershaw St Paul’s Cricket Club, then please follow the link before…

https://allstarscricket.co.uk/buttershawstpauls

Mr Platt 🙂

# Key Stage 1 Road Safety

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 attended a road safety session on Thursday morning. They took part in a series of scenarios involving traffic and the road to show the children how to use their road safety rules to help them cross the street safely. Always remember:

Hold hands

Stop

Look

Listen

Think!

# Kick-boxing

As part of our Future Learning Partnership, four children from year two had a go at some kick-boxing today. They went up to BBEC and did lots of different warm up activities, learnt lots of different kicks, and then put some of the moves that they had learnt into combinations. Here are some pictures from the afternoon:

Mr Platt 🙂