Year 2 Blog

Welcome to the blog for our Year 2 classes. The year group blogs are a great communication tool. Teachers will be posting news, photographs, details of homework, examples of work, and anything they wish to share with their pupils and parents. Please speak to your class teacher if you have any question, feedback or concerns.

Mrs Fernandes

Silver Class Teacher

Miss Spencer

Gold Class Teacher

The oldest children in our school are in year 2 and continue to develop their skills in all areas of the curriculum from their achievements in year 1. The learning is still taken from the National Curriculum Key Stage One Programmes of Study although staff are skilled in recognising where extra challenge is needed for high attaining pupils. Many of our children regularly achieve results beyond that expected of 7 year olds, particularly in reading, writing, maths and science. Children in year 2 enjoy greater responsibility for the wider school environment and help to organise the library, dining room, hall and music for the daily Meeting. Our Eco-Schools Ambassadors are also chosen from year 2 and support us all in striving to become a more sustainable school.

Aldi Get Set to Eat Fresh Winner

Thank you so much to Harvey in Year 1, for entering the Aldi “Get Set To Eat Fresh” competition.  He won their design a bag competition, which raised £50 for our school.

For our Discovery Room, we are now the proud owners of;

  • cooling racks
  • tea towels
  • wooden chopping boards
  • cleaning cloths

Plus some activity books for lunchtimes.

Thank you Harvey and congratulations.

 

Spring term – Year 2

We would just like to say well done to all of year 2 who have worked so hard this term. we are so proud of you.

Have a lovely holiday, have fun and see you all on Tuesday 17th April.

The Year 2 team.

 

Another busy week in Year 2!

Today the children wrote their last piece for The Great Paper Caper which was a book review. They had to give their opinions on their favourite characters and parts of the story with explanations why. They also had to think who they would recommend the book to and why.

In maths we have begun the unit on shapes and their properties. A corner is now called a vertex with the plural being vertices. We have reminded ourselves of the names and simple properties of 2d and 3d shapes. The children have also investigated and found right angles within the classrooms and in shapes.

In science the children found out about simple food chains which start with the producer and end with the Predator.

We have been practising our djembe drums and singing ready for the concert on Monday. We look forward to seeing you there!

Gold class have enjoyed their half term of swimming and have made good progress. Silver class have produced some interesting penguin dances. After the easter holidays Silver class will be swimming again and we will all be learning our year 2 dance ready for the May Fair!

Have a lovely weekend

The Year 2 Team.

Science Week Competition

Last week we took part in Science Week.

The focus of this year was to think about materials to make a paper aeroplane. The children chose how they would like to do this, considering which material would be best and why.

They then tested how far the plane flew and thought about ways to improve it.

There were prizes given for the planes which flew the furthest, as well as to those children who thought like scientists and gave explanations as to why they chose the materials.

Well done to these children for making planes which flew furthest

Isa, Jamal and Gowri

Congratulations to these children for their scientific explanations

Sandra, Tomas, Josh, Jake, Ben and Evie.

A final congratulations to Sam H for his perseverance.

A child in Silver Class unfortunately did not get to take their prize home as it has been taken out of her book bag. If your child is not listed above, and has come home with a plane making kit, please return it to either Mrs Hostein, Mrs Fernandes or Miss Lewis to discuss this.

Thank you

Spring 2 Week 3 in Year 2.

The children were very excited on Tuesday when we had a visiting author. He told us a multicultural story from Africa. It was a very interactive workshop for the children as they drew story maps, crossed a ‘river’ telling the story and then a few of the children were chosen to retell the story to the rest of the school.

In maths this week the children have been using coins and pounds to make amounts. It would be really helpful to your child if they used some coins to go shopping and get some change.

In science the children have continued learning about plants and have been planting seeds ready to go out when the weather is warmer and the seeds have germinated.

In music the children are busy preparing for the Spring concert. They have been practising on the djembe drums.

Our latest book for big writing is The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers. The children have enjoyed learning about the characters and planning a balanced argument which they will write next week.

Have a lovely weekend

The Year 2 Team.

Our New Eco Ambassadors

This week the whole school are taking part in Waste Week, with a focus of reducing, reusing and recycling.

We elected 12 new Eco ambassadors to launch the week and they will be meeting with Mrs Barwin and Miss Lewis to discuss the week and how we can be better at reducing waste, reusing waste and recycling more in school.

Congratulations to

Alex and Peggy in Blue Class

Danny and Dixie in Red Class

Tabitha and Adam in Green Class

Johan and Maryam in Purple Class

Cara and Sam in Silver Class

Autman and Natalie in Gold Class

We look forward to working with you this term

Year 2 Week 6

This week has been eSafety week. The children in year 2 have focused on their own digital footprint. This involved thinking and a lot of discussion about the games and apps they use which are online. We began by completing an activitiy that involved the children sitting in a circle and passing a ball of wool across and around showing how we were all connected to each other. This was then compared to the World Wide Web.

Today the children wrote a review of the 3 books they have worked on over the last half term which were different versions of The Three Little Pigs and made this into a booklet. They have enjoyed the various versions of the story.

In maths we have continued to develop the skill of telling the time to 5 minutes on an analogue clock face. Please do continue practising this with your child as it is one of those skills that needs lots of repetition before fully understanding time.

In science the children  have continued  to learn about plants. We hope the cress seeds survive the holidays!

We hope you all have a lovely, safe and restful half term!

The Year 2 team.

 

 

 

Year 2 Week 5

In maths this week the children have been recapping and developing their time telling skills. We are using analogue clocks and have really thought about what each of the hands stands for and used them to tell o’ clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to times. We will continue next week with telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes.

In writing today the children wrote their comparison between the Three Little Pigs and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs which they had planned last week. They used comparative language to write about the similarities and differences.

The children have continued to develop their programing skills by creating algorithms using blocks with variables to find out what happens when they change these. They added repeat and sound blocks to enhance their scratch files. The children then de-bugged their algorithms if they were not successful the first time.

In science the children created flowers using a range of materials and then labelled these to show they understood the functions of the different parts of the plants. They have also been observing what is happening to their beans from last week.

In RE we continued to think about prayer. This week we learnt about the Jewish Shabat and how prayer is used to thank their God for their day of rest.

Thank you to those parents who were able to attend Learning with your Child

Have a lovely weekend

The year 2 Team.

Year 2 Week 4

Your children all looked wonderful and wacky today!

Over the last two weeks in Big Writing the children have continued to look at different versions of the three little pigs. Last week they adapted the original story of the three little pigs by changing the main characters but sticking to the same story. This week they listened to The true story of the three little pigs and then compared and contrasted this with the original story. They recorded their ideas in a venn diagram ready to use next week when they will write the comparison of the two stories.

In maths this week we have been assessing the children, testing their application of methods learnt so far this year. The children then used manipulatives to check their answers and make any necessary alterations.

In science the children are investigating seeds and have placed a seed in a bag on a wet paper towel and will watch to see if it germinates.

In computing we have introduced the children to a program called Scratch. This leads on from the programing the children have been learning with logo and a turtle!

In art and design the children have enjoyed looking at the work of Monet and using different mediums the children have created their own versions of The garden and Houses of parliament.

Have a lovely weekend

The year 2 team.

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