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Year 2

Thank you for visiting the Year 2 page! We hope you enjoy looking at what we have been doing.

On these pages you will find important information about life in Year 2, including our termly topic sheet, and photos of the Year 2 staff, so you can put a face to the names your child mentions.

Please also take the time to visit the Learning page for photos of recent activities and examples of the children’s work.

 

Mrs Holman

2.1 Penguin Class
KS1 and Later Years Phase Leader

Mrs Rutter

2.2 Polar Bear Class

What's been happeningYear 2

Traditional Tales

Year 2 have enjoyed the start of their learning about traditional tales by sharing stories and playing games with a partner. We have been thinking about the different features of the stories: settings, good and bad characters, magical elements and the language used. So far, we have found talking animals and imaginary lands!

 

What's been happeningYear 2

Maths

Year 2 children enjoyed an Nrich investigation ‘Catrina’s Cards’ which helped them to consolidate their learning in multiplication so far.

The children listened to the information about Catrina’s collection of football cards and represented this by drawing on their whiteboards. This helped them to work out how many she had altogether. The children then had the opportunity to look at each other’s representations; we noticed that they all have different strategies!

We also looked at the example solutions on the Nrich website to see how children in other schools tackled the investigation.

 

Year 2

Up, up and away

Year 2 used their design and technology skills on their ‘Up, up and away day’. First, they met the Wright Brothers Wilbur and Orville who had arrived specially to help out. They looked at how aeroplanes worked and then made a prototype to test outside .The children then used this knowledge to design an aeroplane that would fly at least 1 metre. The children used their designs to make an aeroplane which they then tested in the hall measuring the flight. To end the day, they evaluated their designs. It was an amazing day.

 

What's been happeningYear 2

Science

In Year 2, the children have been finding out about everyday uses of materials. We have been identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses. We explored how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. The children found out about ‘fair tests’ and then decided on what materials they would use for a pet home. They made models out of a variety of materials and we then carried out tests on waterproof materials having made predictions. We then discussed our results. It was great fun!

 

What's been happeningYear 2

Computing

Year 2 children have been composing music using 2Sequence and 2Beat in Computing lessons using iPads and the Purple Mash platform. We started with ‘Twinkle, twinkle little star’ and then added our own sounds to create a tune. We experimented with speeding up an slowing down tunes and thought about how music can be used to express feelings. Then we composed a piece of music that made us think of Habit 7 Sharpen the saw! We have really enjoyed being creative with music.

 

What's been happeningYear 2

Art

Year 2 children enjoyed creating observational drawings of leaves and flowers in their sketch books. They took great care to add detail and to draw what they could see.

 

What's been happeningYear 2

Geography

Year 2 have had fun exploring maps of the UK and finding out about the different countries and their capital cities. They used the directional language of North, East, South and West to state where the countries lie in relation to each other.
The children have also found out about physical and human features and sorted them as a group. They discussed where each of the pictures should so and worked together to complete their posters of different physical and human features.

 

What's been happeningYear 2

English

Year 2 have been creating story maps for their journey stories. They have also explored the characters by using role play . They have been learning about past tense by playing a game and they found features of journey stories too .

 

What's been happeningYear 2

Partitioning

Year 2 have been partitioning into tens and ones. With a partner, children used part-whole models to show two-digit numbers in different ways.

 

What's been happeningYear 2

Place Value

Year 2 have been exploring place value to 20 by using equipment such as dienes and bead strings. We learnt some new vocabulary, ‘digit’ and ‘numeral’ and counted using a Gattegno chart. We’re having lots of fun in Maths!