Year 2 Information
This half-term Year 2 will be exploring “Fairy Tales”.
As part of our topic we will be reading, performing and writing lots of fairy tales as well as creating our own story maps. We will also read lots of alternative versions of these texts, re-write sections and invent new characters and settings for ourselves. In Geography we will learn about compass points and create our own Fairy Tale themed map. Our Science topic is all about materials and we will plan an investigation. In PSHCE, we will learn about how to make and keep friends. We’ve also got the Christmas production to look forward to.
We are keen for parents to support the children’s learning at home as much as possible. To help with this we produce Topic Overviews for each term outlining our main topics.
Please download our Information Booklet to find out more about the routines and expectations in Year 2. You may also wish to take a look at the Y2 Curriculum Map, which shows you the topics we will be covering in different subjects over the course of the year. Please talk to us if you would like more information.
2.1 Penguin Class
2.2 Polar Bear Class
KS1 Phase Leader
KS1 Phase Leader
The children of Queen Emma remember
To honour all who lost their lives in WW1, every child in Queen Emma made a poppy to create a whole school art installation. Come to the top of the Atrium stairs and take a look.
Fairy Tale Maps
Penguin class have been exploring maps and will eventually make their own fairy tale map, relating to their topic of ‘Traditional Tales.’ The children looked at a variety of maps and discussed their similarities and differences. They also went on an epic journey on google maps, travelling all over the world and exploring far flung cities.
Story Telling Afternoon
Year 2 invited parents and carers to come in for a story telling afternoon. There were lots of fun activities enjoyed.
This week Penguin class went back in time to the Victorian Era to learn a little more about the significant nurse, Florence Nightingale. They learnt that Florence had to persuade her mother and sister about her desire to help people, rather than get married and go to lavish parties. So the children worked in groups of 3’s, taking on each character and role playing what Florence may have said to her mother and sister. The children took their roles very seriously and there were some fantastic performances at the end.