Year 2

Welcome back to Year 2 and our lovely, new classroom!
I hope you have all had a wonderful time over the Christmas holidays!
P.E will be on a Tuesday this term so please ensure all children have their P.E kits in school.
Spellings will be handed out on a Monday to be learnt for the following Friday when the children will be tested. Maths homework will also be given out on a Monday and expected back the following Friday. If your child requires any help or has lost the homework please come and see me. 
Children are expected to read every night to ensure they make the best possible progress. Children who read every night will become the class reading stars. 
Our topic this term is 'Going on Safari', keep an eye on our class page for regular updates on what we have been learning. 
Miss Fearon and Mrs Luximon
Spring term
Maths - January 2019
In year 2 we have been using our arithmetic skills to follow a maths hunt around our new classroom. We enjoyed working with our partners to complete the challenge.
Autumn term
December 2018
In our topic we have been looking at Australia and as part of our art lessons we have been looking at Aboriginal art. We had a go at making our own artwork using paint. Here's some of our paintings.
In English we have been reading 'The Princess and the White Bear King'. We have been thinking about how the Princess feels throughout the story. We used Chatter Kids to help us express how she felt. 
Listen to some of our videos below. 
Pizza Express
Year 2 had a fantastic trip to Pizza Express where they got to make their own pizzas. This followed on from their Design Technology lessons where they have researched and designed pizzas. In English they have learnt about instructional writing and have wrote their own instructions on how to make a pizza. We had a lovely day out and all enjoyed our pizzas. 
Before we go on our trip to Pizza Express we have been testing bread to see which is the best kind to use to make a pizza. We spoke about the importance of washing our hands before touching food. Here we are trying the different breads - we loved them!
We have been learning about the Great Fire of London in our History lessons. We have created a collage of a scene in London during the fire. 
Year 2 have been looking at materials and their properties. We looked at different materials and made predictions about which materials we thought would let light through.
In year 2 we have been practising writing our capital letters correctly.
We have been reading the book 'The Puffin Book of fantastic first poems' and we have made our own version of a famous poem called ' A busy day'. We added actions and have been practicing how to perform a poem. 
We used the I-pads to research the different famous landmarks in Australia.