Striving to be the best we can!
Welcome to Year 2!
Hello and welcome to year 2.
Take a look below at some of our learning in year two - you will find lots of information about our exciting topics and pictures of what we have been getting up to. If you need any extra information or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us - we will be more than happy to help!
2A Miss Arthur
2B Mrs Smith and Miss Green
Our topics this year...
The Lost World
The Big Smoke
Reminders and useful information
PE - This term we have an indoor PE on a Monday and outdoor PE on a Thursday. All children will need school shorts and t-shirt for indoor PE and trainers and a jumper for outdoor PE.
Homework - The children will receive a homework menu at the start of each term. The children will be required to complete their homework in their homework books and return it on a Wednesday. Homework books will then be handed out again on Friday ready to complete the task for the following week.
Reading - Please listen to your child read and help us to encourage the love of reading. Each class has a reward chart with prizes to encourage the children to read as much as possible. Children can change their books as regularly as they are reading so please put your books in the basket to be changed any day of the week.
Times Tables - In year 2, we will be focusing on the 2’s, 5’s and 10 times tables. Please practise these with your children at home. We will be testing the children on these throughout the year. Your child has also received a login for Timestable Rockstars, a fun and competitive way of practising too!
Spellings - The children are working hard to learn how to spell the common exception words for year 2. Please see a list of these at the bottom of the page and in your child's homework book.
The year 2 team thank you for your continued support.
Dates for your diary
Children in Need day - 16th November 2018
Panto trip - 14th December 2018
KS1 Nativity Play - 11th and 13th December 2018
Magna trip - 28th February 2019
This term, our topic is Cracking Contraptions. To kick off the topic, the Year 2 children are visiting Magma and making their own slime as well!
Our Science links in, as we are studying different materials and in particular, looking at the property of flexibility.
Maths will focus on shapes, 2D and 3D, then we will move onto money.
For English, we will be thinking of our own inventions and writing descriptions. During March, World Book Day, will present opportunities to look at a different texts, make comparisons and also talk an author.
RE is continuing the theme of thankfulness, but looking through Judaism.
The study of technology will be taught through history and computing. DT will also link in nicely with inventions.
Term 3 - The Big Smoke
This term, we have been looking at the Great Fire of London. We have been learning about the history of the fire, as well as linking in Geography, focusing on London.
Our English has all revolved around this topic, as we have been writing newspaper reports, letters and diary entries.
As part of our Science investigation, we learnt that Samuel Pepys buried his cheese to protect it, so we put cheese in different locations and studied the effects.
For DT, we constructed our own Tudor Houses, out of boxes and then we organised for firefighters to visit our school!
Both children and adults were amazed when the Great Fire of London was recreated, on our playground.
A big thank you to the firefighters, for bringing our topic to life!
Term 2 – Remember, Remember
This term our topic is Remember, Remember. In this topic, we will be looking at the Gunpowder Plot and at Remembrance Day. We will be learning all about Guy Fawkes as well as looking at the reasons behind remembrance day and what it is that we are remembering. This is particularly special this year as it is 100 years since the end of WW1. In our art topic, we will be learning about oil pastel pictures to create some firework art as well as creating our own Flanders Fields pictures using water colours. In music, we will be studying Handel and creating our own firework compositions. RE this term will be a continuation of Islam and we will be looking at life journeys.
In English this term, we will be focusing on our gunpowder plot work to create newspaper reports. We will be looking at different sentence types. In maths, we will be focusing on multiplication, division and length.
Term 1 - The Lost World
This term we will be learning all about DINOSAURS! In our topic, we will be learning all about fossils and which dinosaurs they have come from. We will also be learning Mary Anning and discovering why she was so significant. We will also be looking at some dinosaur art, dinosaur music and even thinking about them in our gymnastics lessons. In English, we will be looking at stories and descriptive writing related to dinosaurs! In maths this term, we will be mainly focusing on place value and looking at what the numbers represent before moving onto addition and subtraction. In RE, we will be learning all about Islam.