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Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome to our Year 2 page. Here you will find important information about our Class  routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

The government have released a list of home learning websites arranged by subject for parents and children to access at home. For Year 2, access the resources linked to Key Stage 1.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 13.03.2020

In Literacy this week the children have continued to look at writing diary entries. They have looked at writing consistently in the past tense and also looked at first person. The children have also planned their beginning, middle and end to their own diary entry in the role of the character Mr Bear from ‘Peace at Last’. They have used their plans to write their opening and edited and redrafted this section of writing focusing on spelling, handwriting and subordinating conjunctions.

In Numeracy this week the children in both classes have been looking at their 2, 5 and 10 times table. They have looked at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and also looked at how to solve statements involving the multiplication symbol. Children have explored this using lots of e.g. 4 x 5 = 4 lots of 5. The children have used practical resources to solve these number sentences and also checked some number sentences their teacher has answered to see if they are correct or incorrect!

In topic this week the children have looked at living things and this week their focus has been to look at trees, their parts and functions and what they do for us. We have also begun to look at puppets, what they are, the different types of puppets and their country of origin. Finally this week the children have learnt to sing a song as a round in preparation for their class assembly sharing their learning with their parents. The children have worked very hard this week practicing their lines and acting skills to show off, thank you to those who could attend this week!

Attendance:

2C – %

2LS – %

Star of the Week:

2C: Esme Musabi – for settling into her new class and being a good role model in our school!

2LS: Lailah Cowie – for stepping in and taking on another line in our class assembly. Well done!

Emily McKenna – for being a kind friend and a helper to her teachers!

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 06.03.2020

In Literacy this week the children have listened to the story ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy. They have used recall skills to answer questions based on what they have heard and inference to think about the feelings of the character Mr Bear. The children have also looked at the features of a diary entry and discussed similarities and differences between them. The children have used the familiar patterns of language found in a diary e.g. first, next, then to order the events in the story when Mr Bear can’t sleep.

In Numeracy this week the children in both classes have focused on money. They have been working really hard using their knowledge of coin recognition, addition and subtraction to make amounts of money in various ways. They have also been given an amount of money to spend, purchased a toy from the toy shop and calculated their change.

In topic this week the children have been looking at hot countries in Geography. They have identified the dessert, savannah and rainforest areas on the map of a world and discussed their position in relation to the equator. In science the children have begun to explore flowers and trees. They have identified the main parts of a flowering plant, learnt about their important functions and drawn and labelled a flowering plant they know e.g. sunflower.

Attendance:

2C – 90.7 %

2L/S – 95%

Star of the Week:

2C: Lily-Mae Smith – for putting in 100% effort to her maths and literacy!

2LS: Sophie Johnson – for her improvement in phonics. Using her Fred fingers to read and spell words!

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.
  • Sport Relief ­– Friday 13th March

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 28.02.2020

Well Being Week

                
This week in school the focus of the children’s learning has been focused on wellbeing both their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others. The children have taken part in a range of activities in school from staff and workshops that have come into school to work with the children. The children have focused on healthy eating, finding their courage, importance of exercise and being a good friend to others.

                 In Year 2 parents were welcomed into class to take part I wellbeing activities with their children. They enjoyed learning about the children, taking part in a question and answer activity, playing games alongside the children and enjoying a class story time. Thank you to those parents who came into class!

The children enjoyed the circus skills workshop in school. They watched the circus perform, played games with the performers and learnt some skills of their own!

 

The children also enjoyed a yoga session in school on Friday! Here are some photos of the yoga poses we attempted.

Attendance:

2C – %

2L/S – %

Star of the Week:

2LS: Thomas Pell – for his fantastic jokes that make his teachers laugh!

2C: Henry Jones – for always making his adults smile!

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 14.02.2020

In Literacy this week the children have continued to use their story peg planning template to write their story ending and continue to re-draft and improve their writing. The focus of their editing has been the use of language e.g. adjectives and expanded noun phrase, subordination, punctuation and handwriting!

In Numeracy this week the children in both classes have focused on shapes and their properties. The children have explored 3D shapes and identified 2D shapes within them. They have explored the faces of 3D shapes and from this looked at nets of shapes. The children have matched shapes to their nets using knowledge of their faces and solved simple problems linked to sorting.

In topic this week the children have looked at Design and Technology. The children have designed and created a sledge as a way of travelling in a Polar climate, they needed to think about the shape, size and materials they were using to make their sledge successful. The children then tested and evaluated their sledges to say what they would change in future design and make tasks. We have also looked at Judaism and the beliefs and traditions of Jewish people and how they impact on their everyday life. The children have focused on the Shabbat and how this celebration has an important build up for Jews.

Attendance:

2C –  %

2L/S – %

Star of the Week:

2C: Leo Bell – for always trying his best in PE lessons with Mr Hodgson!

2LS: Layton Kelly – for a massive improvement in handwriting and presentation!

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.
  • Monday 24th February – Inset day
  • Week Commencing 24th February – Parents evenings

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 07.02.2020

In Literacy this week the children have used their story peg planning template to write their beginning and middle part of their three part story. The children have used the story of Dogger which they have become familiar with to order the events in a similar structure. The children have also worked hard practicing their editing and re-drafting skills to ensure their final piece is written to the best of their ability.  

In Numeracy this week the children in both classes have focused on measuring. The children have used everyday containers to explore how much liquid a container can hold e.g. milk carton, pop bottle etc. and have also compared containers by size and capacity. The children have sorted measures using ml and litres and some children have even looked at reading and interpreting scales in ml and litres.

In topic this week the children have looked at the French artist Henri Matisse. The children have explored his use of colour, pattern and texture to design and create their own art. The children used cool, cold colours to create a polar climate scene of their own. We have also looked at Hinduism and their beliefs, the children have identified important symbols and what and why they are used in their religion.

Attendance:

2C – 94.8 %

2L/S – 97.1%

Star of the Week:

2C: Harry Perry: for his excellent maths and literacy work

2LS: Sonny Pennock: for his outstanding scores in our weekly spelling and grammar tests!

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.
  • Tuesday 11th February – NSPCC parent workshop
  • Friday 14th February school closes for half term re-opens Tuesday 25th February

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 31.01.2020

In Literacy this week the children have continued looking at the story of Dogger by Shirley Hughes. They have focused on creating a setting description using their senses for the ending of their story in which their favourite toy is found and also brought their favourite toy into school. The children have created their own plan for their own story using a story peg board to map out their ideas. Next week we will begin to write our ideas into our own three part story.

In Numeracy this week the children in both classes have focused on place value in a number. The children have ordered numbers in ascending and descending order on a number line and looked at the tens and ones that make up a number e.g. 67 = 6tens and 7ones. They have used denes to show this practically and also looked at how a 2 digit number can be partitioned in different ways. To consolidate the children’s learning we have then used their knowledge of place value to use the symbols greater than, less than and equal to when comparing numbers.

In topic this week the children have looked at plants and animals. The children have identified the types of plants that grown in different environments and also looked at animals that eat those plants. The children have classified animals using their diet and also explored food chains. The children have learnt about producers and consumers and predators and their prey. The children enjoyed learning about animals from different countries, where they live and what they eat.

Attendance:

2C –  91.9%

2L/S – 92.8%

Star of the Week:

2C: Lily-Tay Trotter: for her detailed plan of her own three part story about her favourite toy.

2LS: Max Gibson: for his dedication and effort in his learning about animals and their diets this week!

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 24.01.2020

In Literacy this week the children have been looking at the story of Dogger by Shirley Hughes. They have used the front cover to predict the events in the story including who they think Dogger is, what will happen to him and why he is important in the text. The children have linked the text to their own lives discussing things that are special to them and how they would feel if anything happened to it.

In Numeracy this week the children in both classes have focused on reading and drawing the time on a clock face. We have explored the times in o’clock and half past and also looked at quarter to and past the hour. The children have used analogue clocks to read the time and have also drawn their own hands on a clock face. At the end of the week the children have used their knowledge of time to solve word problems.

In topic this week the children have looked at animals and their habitats. We have explored where different animals live and why they are suited to their habitat. The children have looked closely at a polar bear and how it is suited to living in a cold environment and what the environment gives the polar bear e.g. food, shelter, safety.

Attendance:

2C – 96.3 %

2L/S – 97.5%

Star of the Week: This week’s stars of the week were chosen for their fantastic work during phonics sessions. The children have all been working very hard learning the new Read Write INC programme. This week’s stars in Year 2 were: Ruby Coxon, Hattie Hodgson, Rae Brown and Ruby Burn! Well done keep up the hard work!

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 17.01.2020

In Literacy this week the children have continued looking at instructions. The focus in literacy this week has been writing their instructions for others to follow including an opening statement, list of equipment and the steps to follow. The children have focused on including imperative verbs, adverbs and time words in their writing to be successful.

In Numeracy this week the children in Mrs Clarke’s class have made and interpreted pictograms about the Arctic. In Miss Liddle and Mrs Sanderson’s class the children have been identifying coins up to £2 and made amounts of money using their coins. They have also looked at how an amount can be made in a variety of ways.

In topic this week the children have looked at features of a map. The children have designed their own key and created their own map of the Arctic including human and physical features you may find in tat climate. They also used compass directions to identify the landmarks on their maps.

Star of the Week:

2C: Cody Johnson – for pushing himself in maths this week to work independently using coins.

2LS: Mia Charlton – for her fantastic work using coins to make amounts in different ways.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 10.01.2020

In Literacy this week the children have been looking at instructions. The focus has been to make a snowflake and after creating their own the children have sequenced images of the instructions and identified imperative verbs and adverbs in preparation to write their own instructions in the coming week.

In Numeracy this week the children in Mrs Clarke’s class have looked at reading and interpreting tally charts, pictograms and bar charts and answering questioning based on the data they were given. In Miss Liddle and Mrs Sanderson’s class the children have looked finding ¼ of a shape and an amount and solving word problems using their knowledge of sharing equally.

In topic this week the children have explored the hot and cold countries in the world and their relationship to the equator. The children have also looked at human and physical features of a landscape and identified what makes a place a village, town or city.

Star of the Week:

2C: Erin Brown for her all round positive attitude to learning

2LS: Ruby Burn for having a positive attitude in everything she does, she always puts a smile on the teachers face.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 13.12.19

In Literacy this week the children looked at non-chronological reports. We have explored the features used in a report and planned to write our own about The Great Fire of London. The children have written their introduction and edited and re-drafted to change any mistakes they may have made.

In Numeracy this week the children in Mrs Clarke’s class have looked at money. They have identified the coins and notes and making amounts of money. In Miss Liddle and Mrs Sanderson’s class the children have focused on fractions and finding ½ of a shape, object or amount.

In topic this week the children have looked at the Christmas Story. We have also been practising for our Christmas performance ready to show you all next week!

We had a lovely day in school for Polar Express Day on Wednesday. The children all enjoyed the day in their pyjamas and received an extra special visit from Father Christmas who left them all a little treat.

Star of the Week:

2C: Harry Perry – for proving himself to be a good role model in our performance.

2LS: Ebony Leach – for her fantastic singing in our school performance.

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.
  • KS1 Christmas play 9:30am and 1:30pm Tuesday 17th December
  • Christmas Party Day – Thursday 19th December

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 6.12.19

In Literacy this week the children have continued to retell the story of Paddington at the Palace. They included adjectives to describe nouns. They also edited their own work and re-drafted it with amendments.

In Numeracy this week the children have been looking at tally charts, bar graphs and tally charts. They have been answer questions related to each graph. They have then thought of their own questions to ask their friend.

In topic this week the children have continued to look at The Great Fire of London. They looked at reasons the fire spread so quickly and discussed a solution. They then but their reasons and solutions into a grid.

Star of the Week:

2C: Raegan Anderson-Agar: for always having a smile on her face every day.

2LS: Abbie Hanlon: for a massive improvement in her phonics and reading this week.

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.
  • Polar Express Day 11th – children can come to school in their pyjamas.
  • Xmas dinner 12th
  • Christmas Jumper Day 13th – come to school in your Christmas jumper please donate £1 for Save the Children.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 29.11.19

In Literacy this week the children have been writing a retell of the story ‘Paddington goes to the Palace. The children have planned the events in the correct sequence and used pictures to support their retell. This week we have written the beginning of the story and the children have redrafted this to make improvements including spellings, punctuation and hand-writing!

In Numeracy this week the children have continued to practice counting in 10s using varied strategies. We also looked at the inverse of multiplication statements to support our knowledge of number facts. The children looked at dividing by 2, 5 and 10 equally using practical objects to support their understanding.

In topic this week the children have continued to look at The Great Fire of London. They have looked at the story of the Great Fire and used drama to recreate scenes from the story. They looked at the importance of facial expression and body language to show how we were feeling. The children also took on the role of Thomas Farriner and used their senses to describe the scene on the night the fire broke out.

Thank you very much to the dads that came along to FUDGE Friday in Year2!

Attendance:

2C – 87%

2L/S – 87%

Star of the Week:

2C: Erin Brown – for her fantastic newspaper article one the Great Fire of London.

2LS: Imojen Stanger – for an amazing redraft of her story opening!

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 22.11.19

In Literacy this week the children have been looking at different types of sentences such as commands, questions, statements and exclamation sentences. They sorted sentences into a grid then came up with their own. The children will be writing a retell of the story of Paddington Bear in the upcoming weeks.

In Numeracy this week the children have continued to practice counting in 5s using varied strategies. They then looked at number bonds to 10 then to 20 using their fingers to support their bonds to 10 and then knowledge of these facts to work out bonds to 20. They then used this knowledge to help them solve problems.

In topic this week the children have continued to look at The Great Fire of London. They sequenced the events of the fire into a timeline. They then looked at Samuel Pepys and wrote a fact file about him.

The children have also carried out activities linked to anti-bullying. We have looked at how to be a good friend and how we can include our friends when we are at school.

Attendance:

2C – 89%

2L/S – 97%

Star of the Week:

2C: Rae Brown – for trying really hard to improve her presentation.

2LS: Layton Kelly – for his superb behaviour shown to all staff.

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.
  • Fudge Friday: Reminder that male role models are welcome into KS1 from 9:00 to 9:15 Friday 29th November to share a story with their child and enjoy a piece of fudge!

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 15.11.19

In Literacy this week the children have been focusing on the story ‘Paddington goes to London’. They have used adjectives to describe the character from the story and they have used images from the story to sequence the events in order. The children are preparing to write a retell of Paddington in Literacy, can you ask them to retell the story to you at home?

In Numeracy this week the children have been practising their multiplying by 2 and 5. We have used a variety of methods to support our multiplication recall beginning with using objects to count ‘lots of’ e.g. 4 lots of 2 is 4 x 2. The children then used images to support counting up e.g. pairs of socks, hands of 5 etc.  

In topic lessons this week we have continued looking at Geography and have located famous landmarks in our capital city London. The children have written a fact file based on their learning around London and we have begun to look at facts from The Great Fire of London. The children have also been practising their colour mixing skills including shading and tinting to paint a picture of the Great Fire of London.

          The children all accessed a drama workshop this week in school, learning facts about the Great Fire of London, creating freeze frames in the events of the story and learning a song using sign language. They all thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and have learnt a lot of facts we can use in our learning in the classroom.

Thank you for all your donations for Children in Need, it was lovely to see all of Year2 showing their spots to support the charity.

Attendance:

2C – 94.1

2L/S – 88.9

Star of the Week:

2C: Faith Wilcox – for her magnificent curtsey!

2LS: Maisie Ridley – for her great enthusiasm and participation in the Great Fire of London workshop.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 08.11.19

In Literacy this week the children have written the ending to their diary entries and we have begun to look at the story ‘Paddington goes to London’. The children used the title and the front cover to make predictions about the text, describing what they thought would happen in the story. They also wrote about what they liked and disliked in the story showing their ability to make personal choices.  

In Numeracy this week the children have been looking at 3D shapes. We have identified the names of the shapes, sorted them relating to their appearance and have also looked at the properties of the shapes e.g. vertices and edges.

In topic lessons this week the children have looked at the United Kingdom and finding where we live on a map. We have looked at famous landmarks in our local area including the new Spire Bridge and have used directional language to describe their positions.

We were very lucky and had a visit from the RNLI this week. They learnt the children about how to be safe in the water and told them all about the important jobs they do down at our seas and coasts.

This week we also celebrated French Friday in school and it was great to see all the children in their French colours. In Year 2 we introduced ourselves in French, learnt the names of types of shops and also sampled some of the French cuisine.

Attendance:

2C – 97%

2L/S – 93.6%

Star of the Week:

2C: Joseph Surtess – for his fantastic map reading skills in geography.

2LS: Issobella Cooperwaite – for her effort in reading she is making great progress.

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.
  • Children in need Friday 15th November.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 25.10.19

In Literacy the children started the week by acting in role of the character Small Knight. They then thought about his feelings throughout his day in the story and discussed what he felt and why. They then began to write their diary entry from the perspective of Small Knight focusing on what he did, the characters he met and how he was feeling.  

In Numeracy this week the children have been naming 2d shapes and looking at their properties. They have also been sorting 2d shapes in regards to different criteria’s and looking and describing similarities and differences. We have looked at the number of sides and vertices the shapes have and if they are curved or straight.

In topic lessons this week the children have looked at Religion and Venerable Bede. They have this important religious figure in their Art work and have learnt new skills to support them in their drawing. The children have looked at shading, patterns, cross hatching and many more strategies. They have then used these to recreate a drawing of Venerable Bede.

We were also very lucky this week to have a celebration of well-being in school. The children attended workshops run by Dogs Trust and also carried out various activities from picture news and our friends programme.

Attendance:

2C – 94.8%

2L/S – 92.9%

Star of the Week:

2C: Henry Jones- for his effort with his handwriting and letter formation this week.

2LS: Sophie Johnson: Her hard work and determination to complete the tasks she has been given.

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.
  • Parents evenings week beginning 04.11.19
  • Halloween fancy dress Monday 4th November
  • French Friday 8th November.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 18.10.19

In Literacy this week have been looking at the story of Small Knight and George. The children have been sequencing the events in the story and have looked at a diary account in the day of Small Knight. The children have looked closely at the features of a diary and looked at similarities between the diary entry and the story.

In numeracy we have looked at subtraction word problems. The children have looked at the language in the word problems to indicate what operation they need to carry out. They have used mental strategies to support their calculations and to solve the word problem.

In topic lessons this week the children have looked at Religion and the focus has been on Christianity. We have looked at the importance of the church to Christians and the objects inside the church and their significance. The children have also looked at the celebrations in Christianity e.g. weddings and what they symbolise. We then looked at the Venerable Bede and his importance in Christianity, who he was, what he did and the impact he has on Christians today.

We were also very lucky this week to take part in a football skills and football competition workshop held at Farringdon Comp. the children learnt lots of new skills and really enjoyed taking part!

Attendance:

2C – 95.6%

2L/S – 97.5%

Star of the Week:

2C: Henry Jones – For his hard work completing his jobs independently

2LS: Junior Nichol – for his fantastic sportsmanship in football at the comp this week!

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 11.10.19

In Literacy this week we have continued our own writing of a traditional tale. The focus of our learning has been drafting the middle and then the ending of a traditional tale focusing on the use of the power of three in our own writing. We have worked really hard describing the senses of the character of our story using exciting adjectives and we have also practised our editing skills to improve our writing.

In numeracy we have looked at subtraction calculations linked to multiples of ten. The children have used strategies such as dotting method to support their calculations and have also looked at mental strategies they can use where possible. The children have linked their knowledge of numbers to ten with multiples of ten e.g. knowing 5-3 has supported them in 50-30.

In Art this week the children have used their design plans from prior learning to create their own coat of arms. They have practiced skills such as rolling, shaping and cutting as well as having the opportunity to use the correct tools for pattern making. The children used clay to create their own coat of arms and tried very hard to recreate the symbols they had learnt about. Once the children had completed their designs they have then evaluated the process identifying what they would do to improve in the future.

Attendance:

2C – 89.6%

2L/S – 88.6%

Star of the Week:

2C: Lily Trotter – for her fantastic 3D model of a coat of arms.

2LS: Imojen Stanger– for her fantastic story of the little knight!

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 04.10.19

In Literacy this week we have looked at a range of traditional tales. The focus of our learning has been drafting the build-up of our own retelling of a traditional tale.  We have given the story of Goldilocks and the three bears a bit of a twist and we have linked it to our topic of castles.   We have worked really hard describing the setting of our story using exciting adjectives and introducing our characters.  We have also practised our editing skills to improve our writing.

In numeracy we have looked at addition calculations. We looked at using practical objects to solve addition calculations then we moved to adding using pictorial images. Once we were confident with that we moved onto solving addition calculations using a written method and solving word problems.

In DT this week the children have followed the designs they created to work as a team to build their model castles. They used a range of junk modelling materials and worked very well to build a castle with a moving part. We have also began to look at the shields carried by knights and the meaning behind a coat of arms. The children have then designed their own coat of arms which we will make in the upcoming week.

Attendance:

2C – 94.8%

2L/S – 96.4%

Star of the Week:

2C: Hattie Hodgson – for coming into school every morning happy and ready to learn.

2LS: Poppy Sweeny – for always committing 100% effort to everything she does!

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 27.9.19

In Literacy this week we have looked at a range of traditional tales. The focus of our learning has been the power of three in the story and we have identified this in Three Billy goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks. The children have also looked at their likes and dislikes in a story and ordering events in the story. We have focused our learning on Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the children have looked at the personalities and character traits they show in the events that occur.

In Maths this week we have been looking at measure. The children have measure length and height using cm and m and measured weight using g and kg. Through practical activity the children have compared objects using the language longer, shorter, lighter and heavier and ordered shortest to tallest and lightest to heaviest.  

Across year 2 this week we have continued our learning about materials in science. We have used our prior learning to identify the materials used to build a castle and why they are appropriate. From this we have moved our learning in to D&T where the children have designed their own castles to build from a choice of materials and also designed a moving part e.g. the drawbridge opening and closing. The children will build their castles next week and we will make sure to include some photographs for you to see the end results.

Attendance:

2C – 89%

2L/S – 95%

Star of the Week:

2C: Lucas Pearson – for his positive attitude to his learning and improvement in his behaviour to set a good example for others.

2LS: Frankie Pattinson – for trying very hard to follow all instructions and stay on task this week.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 20.9.19

In Literacy this week we have been continuing to explore our story Sir Charlie Stinky Socks.  We have gathered vocabulary for class spiral poem about sir Charlie and we have planned and written our own versions of the story.   We have carefully introduced our characters, set the scene and started to describe the adventure.

In Maths this week we have been looking at reading and writing numbers in numerals and words. We have then been using our knowledge to answer word problems.

Across year 2 this week we have continued our learning about materials in science. This week we have used our knowledge of materials and looked at ways they can be changed using bending, squashing, and twisting. The children investigated a range of materials to see which ones could be changed. We have also looked at how different materials can be recycled and the importance of recycling for the environment. The children researched new materials and the work of John McAdam in building roads and found out facts about his life and the work he did.

Attendance:

2C – 88.9%

2L/S – 95.7%

Star of the Week:

2C: Toby Peterson- for his improvement in phonics and setting a good example for others to follow.

2LS: Sonny Pennock – for his beautiful handwriting across all areas of his learning.

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Year 2LS / 2C Class Blog – week ending 13th September 2019

In Literacy this week we have been reading the story Sir Charlie Stinky Socks. We have been generating adjectives to describe the character and putting them into sentences.

In Maths this week we have been partition numbers into tens and ones. We have been using this knowledge to solve problems and answer words problems.

In our topic this week we have been looking at castles. We have been looking at and describing a Stone Keep and a Moat and Bailey. We then began to look at everyday materials and what they are suitable to be used for.

We have chosen our Year 2 class councillors:

Year 2C  Leonie

Year 2LS Max

Attendance:

2LS: 98.6%

2C: 90.37%

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 9:00am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.