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WELCOME TO YEAR 2

WB 8.7.24

This week has been another fun-filled and busy time in Year 2, the children are enjoying innovating our 'Talk for Writing' text on the 'Snow Queen', their ideas and imagination have blown us away! We have also been revisiting the four operations in Maths, applying our skills to answer word problems. In Music, we have continued to work on our friendship song, thinking of words which express kindness and support to one another, the children are enjoying rehearsing it. The Computing unit this half term, has been focussed on creating a class Blog, we have been exploring this and discussing the different content we could add to it. Also, the children are excited to prepare for making their scones next week for you all to enjoy an afternoon tea!

 

WB 1.7.24

Year 2 have this week enjoyed continuing with the Talk for Writing unit based on the Snow Queen, exploring a wide range of vocabulary and finding alternative synonyms. The children also enjoyed their transition morning with the teachers they will be having in September, they came back very excited for Year 3! This term we have been focussing on friendship songs in Music, the children have been listening to a variety of songs to identify key words, which appear in the songs and with this knowledge have enjoyed writing their own version of a song - we look forward to hearing and seeing their performances. We have also enjoyed watching the Year 6 dress rehearsal play.

 
 

WB 24.6.24

This week Year 2 have continued trialling and testing their scone flavours, ready for the final creation, we hope you all enjoyed taste testing at home! In Maths, we are exploring time, the children are showing a great awareness and are loving using all the practical resources to aid their understanding. This week's Whole Class Reading has been focussed on the book 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson, we have discussed the purpose behind the story and highlighted key events within the text to outline the plot. The children thoroughly enjoyed creating a 'Book Club' where they discussed their views on the story and were encouraged to justify these.

 
 

WB 17.6.24

Year 2 have been working hard this week. They have enjoyed a Science day, where they have explored why insects are attracted to plants and experimented with variations of scents of flowers and whether this is a determining factor. The children have also begun their new Talk for Writing unit, where they have been describing a volcanic lair, using stimulus to help collect some adventurous vocabulary. Finally, the children all had a great time participating in sports day, showing great sportsmanship and teamwork!

 
 

WB 10.6.24

What another lovely week Year 2 have had! The children thoroughly enjoyed their day out to Barleylands, where they experienced the day to day running of a farm, seeing a variety of animals, as well as participating in making bread, which supported the learning of our new topic 'Farm to Fork'. We have also been baking - practising making scones, ready for our cream tea later in the half term. The children loved the taste testing part of the process. We think you are all in for a treat!

 
 

WB 3.6.24

Year 2 took part in a sponsored walk this week, they thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of walking ten laps around the field, with most exceeding this amount! They especially loved their ice lolly treat afterwards, which was well deserved from all the effort they put into the challenge! Well done Year 2.

 
 

WB 20.5.24

Year 2 have had another busy and successful half term. We are extremely proud of what they are achieving in class and the high standard of work they are producing. This week, we completed our Art unit based on sketching plants and flowers with pastels. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the unit and have applied the different strategies taught, to help make their sketches look realistic. As you can see from the photos, we had some AMAZING creations! Well done everyone!

 
 

WB 13.5.24

Year 2 have begun their gardening sessions with Mrs Spademan and have been working hard in the school garden, planting seeds and staking up plants - let's hope our green fingers produce some beautiful flower displays! The children have begun their new Talk for Writing unit this week and are very excited to hear more about the mystical destination of 'Rockabilly Island'. Also Art week has been a great success, with children designing a pebble to place on the 'Park and Stride' route (make sure you keep your eyes peeled on the journey to school!), as well as sketching illustrations for their stories and using natural resources to create mandala designs. 

WB 6.5.24

Year 2 have been busy again this week, as we set up experiments of growing beans within different conditions for Science, we have also been using a variety of pastels and charcoal in Art, to create leaf rubbings, using a range of techniques, from blending colours, to smudging, to help create a realistic sketch. We have also been continuing fractions in Maths, which the children have shown a great understanding in.

WB 29.4.24

This week Year 2 have enjoyed continuing practising their racket skills during outdoor PE, as well as going on a 'Bug Hunt' to explore the microhabitats that exist within the school grounds, which linked closely to our focus text for 'Whole Class Reading'. It was extremely beneficial for the children to gain first-hand experience, as well as reading facts in a text - the children had a great time!

WB 22.4.24

Year 2 had great fun running a 'mini-marathon' today at school, earning them an 'Agents of Change' stamp. It was lovely to watch them complete the course with enthusiasm. We have had another productive week, continuing our 'Pirate Pam' Talk for Writing unit, which the children are enjoying, they have learnt all about onomatopoeia! We have also been looking at block diagrams in Maths too, where the children have been interpretting the data and answering related questions.

WB 15.4.24

On Monday, Year 2 visited Hyde Hall. After a soggy start, we had an amazing day exploring the grounds, creating art using foliage that we had collected and we enhanced our understanding of plants, linking to our Science topic. The staff at Hyde Hall praised the behaviour of our Year 2 children, which makes us incredibly proud. Well done Year 2, a great start to the summer term! 

WB 25.3.24

Although it has been a short week, Year 2 have been extremely busy! The children enjoyed their Science Day this week, where they investigated the effects of exercise on their heart rate, it was a very active and physical experiment! The year group also continued exploring dinosaurs in reading, looking at an informative text and even getting creative with Playdoh, modelling a variety of different ones. The children completed their 'Henri Rousseau' based art work too, creating different shades and tints to bring their sketches alive - we had some fantastic creations! Overall a great term Year 2! Enjoy your Easter break and well deserved rest!

WB 18.03.24

This week the children have continued their Art unit based on Henri Rousseau, producing an extremely high standard of work and experimenting with tints and shades. During Science, they have been exploring the different food groups and types of food that belong in them, also considering what makes a balanced diet. During 'Whole Class Reading' we have been looking at different dinosaurs and how much we know about them, prior to next week, when we will study a fact file on a variety of types.

WB 11.03.2024

This week Year 2 have been enjoying a variety of practical activities. In Maths, we have been exploring measuring, discussing the difference between height and length,  looking at the different tools we use to measure and which metrics we use. The children have compared lengths of objects and heights of one another, identifying who is the tallest in their group. In Science, the children created a paper plate, identifying the basic needs of animals, in order to survive. We have also continued our Art unit on Henri Rousseau, looking at tones and tints and how to create different colours. The children also enjoyed the 'Young Carers' day, wearing some fantastic funky socks! 

WB 04.03.2024

World Book Day was a great success and we were so proud with the effort the children had put into their costumes, they all looked fantastic! Year 2 loved the book swap experience too, it was lovely to see them explore different genres and enjoy sharing their new books with one another. We have also been enjoying practical sessions in Maths, exploring volume and capacity, where the children have been reading and interpreting scales on jugs, as well as measuring out water to show different amounts.

WB 26.02.2024

It has been lovely to welcome the children back this week. We have been busy starting our new 'Talk for Writing' unit in English, the children have been really excited about 'Zig the Alien' visiting and have worked hard to draw and learn the story map created from his diary entry. The children have also enjoyed PE; working with the SCS coaches during indoor sessions and developing their dribbling skills in basketball for their outside lesson. In our new Computing topic, we are exploring the 'World Wide Web' and the development of devices over time. After discussing the changes that have occurred to technology, the children designed a prototype using 'junk modelling' to create a futuristic invention - WOW! The children were extremely creative and their ideas were very impressive!

WB 12.02.2024

We cannot believe we have reached the halfway mark of Year 2 already! It has been a funfilled, busy and enjoyable year so far and continues to be so! This week, the children have been developing their creative abilities, finishing their sewing in DT and their rangoli patterns in Art, we are amazed at their artistic skills! We have also completed our netball unit in PE, applying the tactics learnt to play a match. We are looking forward to seeing what the year group produce in their work after the half term break! 

WB 05.02.2024

This week Year 2 have been exploring explanation texts based on pets. The children have really enjoyed this unit so far, especially the lesson involving building a hutch for a rabbit! The children have also been continuing work on the use of a variety of conjunctions, including these in their written sentences. During DT, we have been dyeing material to create a background for our Indian animals, that the children have sewn - there has been some A-MAZ-ING creations! In Art, the children have created their sponge templates to print with and create a beautiful rangoli pattern - watch this space for some beautiful artwork next week!

WB 29.01.2024

This week, Year 2 enjoyed participating in an 'Indian Drumming' workshop, where they gained first-hand experience of playing the drums and keeping a beat as a group. The children enjoyed learning the history behind the music, as well as listening carefully to the workshop leader and asking insightful questions. 

WB: 22.01.2024

Year 2 have been completing a variety of practical activities over the last week. Durindg Art, the children have been enjoying practising printing on a variety of different materials, to determine which create the sharpest, most distinct print for when they do their final rangoli design. They have then developed prototype ideas using dotted paper and identified that the use of regular shapes helps create symmetrical and tesselated patterns. Also in DT this week, the children have been dying and cutting material, to develop their wall hanging, that they have designed.

WB 15.01.2024

Well it may have been freezing conditions outside this week, but it hasn't stopped Year 2 working hard! The children are absolutely loving our 'Talk for Writing' topic, this week has seen a focus on identifying and using: verbs, adverbs, adjectives and relative clauses. The children have surpassed all expectations, producing fantastic sentences. They have also continued with acting out the story map on 'Smok the Dragon', growing in confidence and expression in their presentation skills. This week we have also continued looking at money in Maths, calculating the change we would receive when paying with a certain amount of money for an item.

WB 08.01.2024

Our first full week back after the Christmas holiday has been a great success. Children have enjoyed starting their new 'Talk for Writing' unit in English and we have been creating fantastic story maps. We have also continued to introduce our new topic, which is based on 'India', during DT children have been exploring different materials and patterns reflecting the culture. We have continued working with money in Maths and the children are showing a great understanding!

WB 01.01.2024

Happy New Year to you all! We hope you had a relaxing Christmas break and are ready for a busy, funfilled Spring term! Year 2 have already been working hard over the last two days, the children have been introduced to their new topic 'A Journey Around India'. In Art we have started to explore Rangoli patterns, discussing the meaning behind them and how they are made. The children have loved recreating some patterns, using a variety of shapes. We have also begun our money unit in Maths, exploring the different coins and notes we use on a day to day basis. Computing has also been fun, this half term we are looking at animation. The children made their own flip notebooks and even experimented making a thaumatrope!

 

 
 
 
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