We can’t believe that we have now started our last term in Year 2! Where has the time gone? It only seems like yesterday when we were settling into our new class! We have learnt so much and have grown up a lot since September, but there are still plenty of exciting things to learn before we leave KS1 and venture into KS2.
Our English work starts with persuasive writing, using ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt. We will have great fun and our creativity will be pushed to the limit! We will also be reading and writing our own riddles (we’ll be trying to stump our teachers!) and, towards the end of term, we’ll be learning Edward Lear’s classic poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’. Our narrative work after the half term break will be based on the theme of 'The Sea' and include Ronda Armitage’s lovely story, ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’.
In Science, we will be looking at plants in our Ready, Steady, Grow unit of work. We will be looking at seed dispersal, wind pollination and how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.
For our Computing work this term, we will be introduced to making music digitally using 2Sequence. We will explore, edit and combine sounds, and think about how sounds can be used express feelings. We will create our own tunes using the sounds we have added. Y2 will also be creating pictures, looking at the work of Impressionist artists and recreating them using the Impressionism template in 2Paint A Picture. We will also be looking at the work of pointillist artists such as Seurat and learn how to recreate pointillist art using the Pointillism template.
In RE we’ll be learning about what happened in the aftermath of Easter. We will be reading stories about the times Jesus appeared to His disciples after the resurrection, His Ascension into Heaven and the events of Pentecost. During Pentecost, Jesus sent the gift of the Holy Spirit to his disciples and we will be thinking of ways to show that the Holy Spirit lives in our hearts as well.
Topic work will start with the weather. We will learn about seasonal weather patterns in hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles and comparing these to weather patterns in the United Kingdom. After half term, we’ll be ‘going to the seaside’ as we compare the seaside now to what it was like in the past. We can’t wait for that!
We will be learning all about how to protect our own Health and Wellbeing in PSHE and in DT we will be thinking about Healthy Eating habits and will learn how to safely use a range of utensils to create our own 'Rainbow Wraps!' Later in the term we will be exploring simple mechanisms, focusing on wheels and axles. We will design and make ice cream vans – perfect for our seaside topic. After all, we can’t visit the seaside without treating ourselves to a cornet or an ice lolly!
As you can see, we’ll be keeping our noses to the grindstone as we try to make this term the best one ever!
Love from Mrs Watts and Mrs Eubank xx
It isn't quite the start that we were hoping for, but we are rested, ready, and raring to go with home learning. We are very much looking forward to continuing to provide fantastic learning opportunities for every one of our children, whether they are children of Key Workers in school, or accessing home learning in the comfort of their own homes.
Each day will begin with a Zoom (for the children at home) with the class teacher, to say, 'Good morning' and to introduce the work for the day. The children will then be expected to log in to their Purple Mash accounts and check their alert bells on the home page. Most activities for the day will be set on Purple Mash as 2Dos. After each activity is completed, it must be saved and the 'hand in' icon must be selected so that the teacher knows the work is ready for marking. If the tasks are to be completed on paper, photographs can be taken and then uploaded into the child's work folder in Purple Mash. That way, all their work can be showcased in one place! We are already excited to receive work each day, to celebrate achievements and to guide the children so that they can continue to develop their skills and progress further in their learning. The children of Key Workers will be completing their work in the classroom with TA and teacher collaboration. Working closely with our school team and our parents, and maintaining regular contact via our class email, we are sure that this period of home learning will be successful and we will continue to have happy, smiling, hard-working children. If we all do our best to follow the Government's guidelines, one day soon, you will all be able to come skipping through the school gates again. We very much look forward to it!
Stay home. Stay safe.
Mrs Eubank and Mrs Watts xx
Welcome back to school! Hurray! As from 8th March 2021, we look forward to welcoming all our children back into the classroom. We appreciate that learning has been very different for all the children since the start of this term, however, please be assured that we will be doing our very best to ensure that each child feels welcome, secure and safe in our classroom environment. We will continue to observe the same Covid-19 safety measures that were in place before lockdown and therefore children will be working within their Year 2 bubble throughout the school day. At lunchtimes, children will continue to eat in the classroom. Please make sure your child continues to bring their reading book into school daily - these will be collected in each Friday for quarantine purposes and fresh new books will be given out each Monday.
We are all really excited to have you all back in the classroom and look forward to seeing your smiling faces on Monday.
Mrs Watts and Mrs Eubank xx
Reminders: PE is every Wednesday - children need to bring in their PE kits each week.
Outdoor PE Activities are on Fridays and children need to bring appropriate clothing and
footwear for working outdoors
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Year 2 Overview of Themes 2020-2021
We have had great fun in our Design and Technology lessons, tasting lots of different vegetables and practising how to prepare food by learning how to use kitchen utensils safely. We then went on to plan our own healthy snack. We designed, prepared and made our own 'Rainbow Wraps' using lots of brightly coloured vegetables. We are sure you agree they look great and were very tasty!
Our Palm Sunday Re-Enactment
Design and Technology
We have had amazing fun with our PUPPETS topic. We investigated a range of puppets and looked at how these work. We also looked at the different materials used to make puppets. Then we looked at the best way to join materials and practised our sewing skills. Finally, we designed our own puppets and created them.
We are very proud to show you our finished puppets. We hope you like them!
GEOGRAPHY -Our unit for this half term is Oceans and Continents. We had great fun learning the songs.
We made our own factual booklets about the Oceans. Who knew that there are volcanoes under the ocean?
We had fun in Maths constructing our own 3D shapes. We used cocktail sticks as the edges of the 2D shapes, which we needed to make first to then build the 3D shapes. The blue tac is where the vertices are.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
The Legend of The Candy Cane is one of our favourite Christmas stories. We made our own candy canes, making different patterns with the coloured beads.