Year 2

Here, you will be able to find out more about the amazing learning taking place in Year 2.

Meet the Team:

Miss K. Yates
Teacher

Miss E. Barratt
Teacher

Mrs S. Bunn

Learning Support Assistant

Our Learning Journey

Below you will find out about our learning journey for the Spring Term.  Please click on any document links for further information.  

Year 2 Curriculum Map

If you would like to know a little more about what the children in Year 2 will be learning about this half term, please refer to our curriculum map document below.  Alternatively, click here.

Celebrating Our Success

 

Well done to Aiva-Grace for showing excellent resilience. You have become a resilience superpowers legend. Keep it up.

Well done to George in 2B, who achieved our superpowers legend certificate this half term for showing resilience in his learning.

Well done to Neve in 2B, who achieved the class champ certificate today for her outstanding effort and work in her Art sketch book. Keep up the hard work Neve!

Welcome to Year 2’s class page. Here, you will find out everything Year 2 are working hard at in school.

Curriculum 

For our Spring term, Year 2 will be answering the big question ‘How have inspirational people changed history?’ We will be focusing our Curriculum learning around History lessons, Art lessons and Design and Technology (D&T) lessons to understand different people who have inspired a change over time. The following skills will help us to answer our big question: identifying similarities and differences between time eras; sequencing in chronological order; asking and answering questions; using historical language; describing the work of a notable artist; show pattern and texture and design and make a product.

Miss Yates, Miss Barratt and Mrs Bunn are very excited to see what work we all produce this term.

English

Our first English text for Spring term is the famous children’s book written by Roald Dahl called ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. The children have already read Chapter 1, which is about George’s evil, old grandma and they have role-played the characters. Watch this space for what happens in English over the next half term.

Maths

 For this half term, Year 2 will be looking at Division in Maths. So far, the children have started to use the concrete resources to build their knowledge of how to share 2 digit numbers by 2 and 5. We have worked so hard to learn some new mathematical terminology such as: dividing, sharing, parts and equally.

To end our Maths topic on Multiplication and division, Year 2 have started to look at fractions of amounts this week. We have started with the concrete approach and have used dienes to find fractions of amounts. We have used our times tables to find halves, thirds and fifths. I wonder where our learning will take us this week.

Homework

For this half term, our homework will consist of 1 maths piece and 1 curriculum piece. The children have got stars to gain again for each Curriculum piece of work they complete. We are looking forward to the curriculum homework we can add to our display.

Science

 Our Spring term topic is ‘Everyday Materials’. The children will be looking at everyday materials and their properties; understanding what materials are used for; explaining why some materials are not suitable for building things with and experimenting with different materials. The children will be working towards solving the big question ‘Can a school stop using single use plastic?’ 

Music

Our Spring focus for music is the song ‘I wanna play in a band’ by Joanna Mangona, which is a rock song for children. So far, the children have learnt how to find the beat of the song, the lyrics of this song and have learnt two notes on our instrument, the Glockenspiel. We are really enjoying our music lessons and have great fun learning new skills.

Our music lesson this week was looking at composing a piece of music using different notes. This was a big challenge for Year 2 but we persevered and managed to compose our own notes and play them on the Glockenspiels.

Guided Reading

 

For Spring, Year 2 are reading ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl as part of our Guided Reading focus as well. The children are using key skills such as inferencing, decoding and predicting to help understand the characters and the plot of the story.

Reading Challenge

2Y have been working hard on their reading challenge this half term and lots of children are climbing the clouds to the top of the rainbow. Well done 2Y, keep up the hard work!

This half term, 2B have been working hard to reach the top of the hat in our reading challenge. Lots of children have been reading at home and are on their way to earning their first reading certificate. Keep up the hard work 2B!

Here, you see all the children who have achieved their reading certificates. The children earn a certificate every 10 books they read. 2B are working so hard to complete their 10 book challenges every week. Well done!

Computing

Year 2’s next computing topic will be focusing on creating pictures. The children have been introduced to the programme ‘2 paint a picture’ on Purple Mash and have been recreating an impressionist picture by the famous artist Claude Monet. They have been using the digital art platform to create some beautiful representations of Monet’s art work.

Art

Year 2 have finished their first Art topic, what great fun they had for the
last 4 weeks of the Autumn term! They have completed their final art piece having learnt all about Paul Klee and the variety of art techniques he used to create his pieces. The children have focused their final piece on his picture of ‘The castle and the sun’ and have used tinting, printing and painting to create different effects.

Skills we have used- looked at a range of artists; modelling and carving; develop techniques in colour, pattern and shape; use drawing and painting to develop ideas; describe differences and similarities; experiment with shading techniques and mixing colours to make tints.

Reading Suitcase

I enjoyed reading this book with my Mom. It was a good story.
I enjoyed the hot chocolate and the biscuits that much I didn’t even share them with my Mom.

Chase really enjoyed having the reading suitcase this week as the book was one of his favourites! A great book review Chase, well done!