Welcome to Year 2
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Have a look at our Year 2 blog and see all the wonderful things we have been doing during 2018-19
Have a look at our Year 2 blog and see all the wonderful things we have been doing
Week ending 1st December 2017
Week ending 3rd November 2017
Week ending 20th October 2017
Week ending 6th October 2017
Week ending 22nd September 2017
Week ending 8th September 2017
Week ending 16th June 2017
After a busy half term holidays, Year 2 returned to school to celebrate and enjoy our Science Week. We studied the life of Isaac Newton in English and created our own fact files using information about him. We enjoyed visitors coming into school to talk to us about their Science related professions and we had lots of fun on Mad Science Day as we explored lots of different investigations, experiments and fun science activities.
Week ending 26th May 2017
After completing our end of KS1 SATs assessments over the last couple of week, Year 2 have participated in lots of fun and exciting learning and challenges.
We have become print designers as we have experimented with different shapes and created out own repeated pattern print. We have also had fun investigating the best conditions for cress to grow in.
At the end of the week, we have participated in lots of organised activities which have developed our understanding and awareness of health, exercise and well-being.
Week ending 12th May 2017
We promised to remind you about how our plants were growing…. so here we are.
We have been watering our plants each day, making sure they get plenty of sunlight and warmth and look how they have started to grow.
We have also written non-chronological reports to give information about plants. We carried out some research using the iPads and non-fiction books in our classroom and then used the information that we discovered to make notes to use in our reports.
Week ending 28th April 2017
In Year 2, we are learning about plants and how they grow. To find out more about this, we have planted our own runner beans which we are observing each week to see how they have changed. This week we have also written instructions on how to plant a runner bean seed so that other children could do the same and enjoy growing things themselves.
We will let you know how well out runner bean plants grow so watch this space!
Week ending 17th March 2017
Year 2 have had a very busy couple of weeks full of trips, baking and exciting learning.
We really enjoyed our trip to the Story Barn last week. We shared lots of lovely stories and had lots of fun using our imaginations as we explored different areas of the huge park.
This week we have been thinking about Fairtrade. We have learnt about the Fairtrade organisation and understood the work that they do to help farmers in less fortunate areas of the world to make sure that they are treated fairly and get what they deserve. To help them we made some cakes to sell at our school cake sale. They were very popular and we really enjoyed making them for such a good cause.
Over the last few weeks we have been learning abut fable stories in our English lessons. We now understand that they are stories that have a moral. This has been helping us as we think about our own and other people’s actions and behaviours. Now that we have become very confident with fables, during the next weeks we will be starting to plan and write our own.
Week ending 3rd March 2017
What a fun week we have had in Year 2 celebrating Mardi Gras and World Book Day.
On Tuesday we came into school wearing our favourite character costumes or dressed in French colours. We enjoyed learning French numbers in the morning, before we started to learn about Paris and the Mardi Gras carnival that happens there. We used similes, which we have been learning about in English, to describe the carnival colours and sounds. We also made Eiffel tower models from pipe cleaners and displayed these on hats for our costume parade.
On World Book Day we talked a lot about our favourite books and authors and shared some lovely stories together. We also made bookmarks to use when we are reading at home.
Week ending 10th February 2017
We have been having lots of fun within Design Technology this week as the children in Year 2 have been exploring how to make structures stronger, stiffer and more stable. They have been set challenges, such as building bridges from spaghetti and marshmallows and building the tallest free-standing tower from newspaper. Although this proved a little tricky for some, the children worked well as a team with their class buddies to do their best.
In Maths we have been starting to learn how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. This has difficult work, however using hand-held analogue clock faces so that the children could move the hands themselves has helped.
In English, we have been reading the story ‘The Tunnel’ by Antony Browne. The children have enjoyed completing lots of drama activities on this story, such as hot seating as the character of Jack, walking through a conscious alley as Rose in her dilemma and imagining what it would be like to crawl through a tunnel. This has all helped us do some wonderful descriptive writing and writing in role as a character.
Also this week, we have been learning a song in sign language for our Sign2Sing charity event. We have really enjoyed it and become very good.
Week ending 27th January 2017
The children have had a very busy few weeks developing their Maths and English knowledge.
In Maths, we have learnt about units of measure that are used to measure length, height and weight as well as starting to read scales on rulers. We have then moved onto money where the children have been recognising different coins to then combine them and make totals.
In English, we have read the story of Rapunzel. Because we enjoyed the story so much, we decided to write a different version of it. We thought about what if Rapunzel was rescued from the tower in a different way. This would be big news and therefore we wrote newspaper reports about it.
Week ending 13th January 2017
The children have all settled back into Year 2 well after a lovely Christmas break.
We have started out new topic which is called Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. Already, we have learnt the names of different parts of a castle and the importance of them in keeping the castle secure. We have also created some drawings of castles on the IPads using an app called Doodle buddy. Can you see the different features in our drawings?