Year 2

Welcome back Year 2.

We are really excited about the busy term ahead in year 2!
Our topic this term will be 'Seaside' we will be finding out about seaside holidays in the past.
 
Our focus texts in English will be 'The Magic Finger', 'One Night far from here' , 'The Dark' and 'Hodgeheg'. We will be listening to these stories and using them to inspire our own writing.
 
We are looking forward to the building work that will be taking place to improve KS1 and are excited to see our new learning environment.
 
Don't forget we will be doing the SATS on the weeks beginning 8/5 and 21/5. 

 

 Reading continues to be a big focus in year 2, we encourage children to read at home and award children who work hard by making them reading stars for the week.

 

 Spellings will be given out on a Monday to be learnt by the Friday.

 

 P.E will be on a Wednesday this term, so please make sure all children have a labelled PE kit (white t-shirt, blue/black shorts and black pumps).

 

You will find our Summer curriculum plan below detailing some of the activities the children will be doing this term.

 

 Miss Fearon

Spring 2018
 
Year 2 loved their number treasure hunt around the playground. They worked in partners to solve the different questions.
Spring Term - English
In English we have started looking at poetry this week. We have been talking about how to be a great poetry performer like Michael Rosen.
We have been reading the poem "Spaghetti Spaghetti" by Jack Prelutsky and performed it as a class with actions.
Topic
Our topic this term is 'The Great Fire Of London'.
We have been looking at what happened during this terrible time.
We have made our own stories using book creator on the Ipads.
We use our ICT skills to record ourselves speaking, add photographs and text to our stories and change the background colour.
Maths
 
We love practicing our times tables using Times table Rockstar. We  enjoy having competitions with each other to see who is the fastest in the class.
Science
 
Year 2 enjoyed looking for living and nonliving things in the eco garden. We know that a living thing  grows and breathes.
Art - Summer 2018
Year 2 have been looking at the artist Andy Goldsworthy. We looked at his different artwork and we used charcoal to draw leaves.
Summer term - D&T
We have been looking at kites this term. We designed our own diamond kite then had a go at making them. We loved flying our own kites out on the playground.
Summer term - Science.
 
In science, we have been looking at the importance of exercise. We took part in a mini experiment looking at how many of each exercise we could do in 1 minute.
 
We then talked about what happened to our body after the exercise and why exercise is so important. 
Summer term - Topic.
 
This term we are looking at the seaside.
In art we have used different materials and techniques to create pictures of the seaside.
 
First, we used water colours to create a colourful painting, then we looked at the seaside 100 years ago and used shading to create black and white pictures. Finally, we used collage to create a textured picture of the seaside.
 
Have a look at some of our wonderful art work!
 
Spring term - Topic/Science
Year 2 have been looking at animals and their habitats. We have been researching animals who live in Africa, the habitat they live in and why they live there.
 
We used the I-pads on Chatterpix to record our facts.
Pizza making at Frankie & Benny's
 
On the 8th of November Year 2 had a fantastic day out at Frankie & Benny's. We designed our own pizzas and made them in the restaurant. We all loved designing and making our own pizzas and we spoke about adding healthy options to our pizza. At the end of our session we ate our own pizzas, they were delicious!
Maths
In Maths we have been looking at the greater than and less than symbols.
We used Numicon to help us decide which number was greater. 
Maths
We have also been looking at counting in tens.
We used the Ipads to practise counting in tens from different numbers.
Lots of children have been asking how they can go on this at home.
 
 
The website is: 
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering