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 Welcome to our Year 2 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.
For more information please read our curriculum newsletter below:

Our Year 2 Staff:

Miss C Davison – Teacher

Mrs K Cowley  – Teaching Assistant

Miss M Quill – Teaching Student

Friday 16th October 2020

Well, one week left before we break up for half term and what a brilliant half term it has been. I have loved getting to know the children and can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has to offer! We have been super lucky this week to have had Miss Quill teaching us for maths and English.

In English, we have been practicing some of the SPaG needed for our non-chronological reports. We have started some year 2 objectives this week, which we have found a little tricky, so homework this week is linked to conjunctions to support us with this.

In maths, we have been getting familiar with the concrete resources to help us with place value. We have used: base 10, place value counters and tens frames to support us in understanding how many 10s and 1s a number has. At the end of the week, we used <>= to compare numbers, then had a go on Friday at ordering them.

In P.E, we had so much fun playing some team games, linked to coordination.

We have been busy, busy, busy with our DT topic this week. So far, we have made sliders, levers and wheels! We have been testing out different mechanisms this week, ready to design and make our own moving story next week!

Reminders:

•P.E is on Monday and Wednesday – come to school in your P.E kit.

•Homework is set on education city every Friday and must be completed by the following Wednesday – homework will become unavailable to children after the Wednesday, so please inform me if your child is unable to complete it in time.

•Reading books are given out every Friday and must be read at least 3 times throughout the week and returned on a Thursday.

Friday 9th October 2020

Another fab week in year 2 and another week closer to our half term holidays. Today, the children came into school dressed in their bright clothes to celebrate World Mental Health Day. We discussed some things we could do to our friends to make them happy or make them smile.

In English, we began our non-fiction topic of non-chronological reports – our focus is castles. We have enjoyed learning about the key features. On Wednesday, we had our very first lesson using a dictionary to find the meaning of tricky words. And on Thursday, we worked in groups to create our own mind maps full of information about castles.

In maths, we have loved learning all about fractions. We have looked at halves and quarters of shape, amounts of objects and quantities.

In science, we conducted our own experiments to find out how different materials change. We tried bending, squashing, stretching and twisting – we didn’t enjoy the smelly socks!

In P.E we had a fabulous – but windy lesson outdoors. This week, we looked at jumping. We learnt it in 5 easy steps:  1) keep your head up looking straight ahead, 2) bend your knees, 3) swing your arms forwards, 4) jump up, 5) land.

In R.E this week, we were learning about Venerable Bede. We enjoyed learning about his life and how important he was to the Christian religion.

We began our DT topic today, which has a focus on moving pictures. We started off our unit today by exploring and evaluating existing moving stories. The Jolly Christmas Postman was a class favourite!

Reminders:

  • P.E is on Monday and Wednesday – come to school in your P.E kit.
  • Homework is set on education city every Friday and must be completed by the following Wednesday – homework will become unavailable to children after the Wednesday, so please inform me if your child is unable to complete it in time.
  • Reading books are given out every Friday and must be read at least 3 times throughout the week and returned on a Thursday.

Friday 2nd October 2020

Well done to our lovely year 2 class this week who have worked super hard. All of your hard work is paying off as the improvements in all of your work is amazing.

This week in our English lessons, we pulled all of our learning together to write our final pieces for George and the dragon. On Tuesday we had a go at editing an improving. After learning some new skills to transform our story, we changed it to Georgina and the dragon and had a go at some role play. Then on Friday, we transformed our work to include comparative adjectives (words with the –er, est suffix on). The improvements from Monday on the children’s work was outstanding!

In maths, we have looked at shapes this week. We began with 2d shapes them moved onto 3d shapes towards the end of the week. We have enjoyed used the actual shapes in our lessons which has supported us to find the properties accurately.

On Monday, in P.E, we had a go at practicing different jumps. We began to build on this on our lesson on Wednesday but unfortunately the weather was not on our side!

In R.E, the children enjoyed learning about the 10 commandments and understanding why these rules are important to Christians and Jews.

Reminders:

  • P.E is on Monday and Wednesday – come to school in your P.E kit.
  • Homework is set on education city every Friday and must be completed by the following Wednesday – homework will become unavailable to children after the Wednesday, so please inform me if your child is unable to complete it in time.
  • Reading books are given out every Friday and must be read at least 3 times throughout the week and returned on a Thursday.

Friday 25th September 2020

We have had a fabulous week in year 2. I must say, Mrs Quill and I are absolutely loving being your teachers!

Today, we have enjoyed spending the afternoon having cakes, biscuits and juice for MacMillan coffee afternoon. Thank you all for the donations.

Today, it has also been wellbeing Friday. We enjoyed discussing feelings throughout lockdown and how we felt in preparation for coming back to school. We then had a go at signing instead of singing in music. I must say, there were some fantastic performances from the children. We ended the week with some yoga which focused on handwashing and keeping safe.

In English, we started off with retelling the story using Talk for Writing which involves acting out the story whilst saying it out loud. We then began some recaps of year 1 objectives such as full stops and capital letters, past tense words, using the conjunction ‘and’ to join sentences and using adjectives to describe and make our writing more interesting.

In maths, we have had a fun filled week of measuring: length and height and mass and weight. We started off the week visiting our secret garden to familiarise ourselves with the language of ‘shortest, longest and tallest’ to describe length and height. We then used cubes to measure length and height and mass and weight. Before moving onto the unit measurements of cm, m, g and kg.

We enjoyed science outside this week too. Still focusing on materials, we looked around school to find objects and discussed what their raw material is.

A huge well done to those children that completed their homework online. Remember, homework is given on a Friday and is checked on a Wednesday. If children do not complete it they can do so at break time.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Davison and Mrs Quill x

Friday 18th September 2020

Well I am absolutely over the moon to be back in school and back with our lovely class. We have spent 2 days together this week and I have loved it!  

I have been having a look at how busy the children have been with the supply teacher Mrs Elliott and it looks like they have had lots of fun!

In English, we began our topic of ‘Once upon a castle’ and read our text ‘George and the Dragon.’ This week, we focussed on making predictions, sequencing the story and we enjoyed using role play to act out the story.

In maths, we continued to focus on position and direction, we were looking at half turns, full turns and three- quarter turns. I must say, I am super impressed with how the children are remembering their left and right!

We started our science this week. This half term we are focussing on materials. We looked at some raw materials and discussed how they could be used as everyday materials.

In R.E, we are looking at Venerable Bede but to begin, we have looked at what communities we belong to. This week, we had a go at creating our own family tree.

We enjoyed P.E outside again this week. We are enjoying learning about social distancing with some games. This week, we introduced some equipment to try and practice our ball skills.

Some good news! Mrs Owen has been working alongside the kitchen staff to bring you a brand new menu with some delicious foods to choose from. Have a look and see what takes your fancy!

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I am so proud with what a lovely class we have and I am so pleased to be back. I am already looking forward to teaching you all again next week. Have a well-deserved break this weekend!

Love Miss Davison and Mrs Quill x

Reminders:

  • P.E is on Monday and Wednesday – please come to school in your P.E kits, we will be outdoors so dress appropriate.

Homework is online on education city – if you require a paper copy please email the office and they will pass on the message.

Friday 11th September 2020

Hello year 2! What a strange week we have had. I wanted to say I’m very proud of you for how well you have all dealt with this little hiccup in learning and I am so impressed with what I have been hearing from Mrs Elliott. She has been telling me how fab you have all been when coming into school every morning, how hard you have been working and how well you have been listening – so well done!

I know this week in maths, you have been practicing position and direction and learning your left and right – this is pretty tough so well done. Don’t forget the special “hand trick” to help you remember. In English, I hope you have been enjoying some tasks around Beauty and the Beast recapping some of the year 1 skills.

Please remember, on Monday and Wednesday we have P.E and you must come into school wearing your P.E kits. Those who do not wear their kits or forget them unfortunately will not be able to take part.

Keep working hard, keep smiling and I’ll see you all very soon!
xx

Tuesday 8th September 2020

Good morning Year 2. Here are today’s home learning tasks. Hopefully we are all back together in the classroom very soon.

Monday 7th September 2020

Good morning everyone! I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.
Please find attached a maths task and a reading task. The reading task is a little longer so you might want to work with an adult on this. Read the text, then have a go at answering the questions.

Stay safe and we’ll see you very soon.
Love Miss Davison and Mrs Quill x

Friday 4th September 2020

Hello everyone and welcome back to school! Mrs Quill and I are absolutely over the moon to be your teachers this year and we have loved getting to know you all. You are all so lovely we know you are going to be a fab year group!

This week, we have settled ourselves back into school life with some ‘getting to know you’ activities, as well as creating some posters to remind us of good hygiene and handwashing skills. We have also enjoyed spending the afternoons with our old teachers. A huge well done to the boys and girls who put themselves forward to be our school council and anti-bullying leaders!

Here are some photos from this week. Mrs Quill and I hope you have enjoyed your first few days back and that you enjoy your weekend!


Thank you to everyone for following our one way system when arriving and leaving school. To limit the number of people gathering together please ensure you arrive to collect your child at the correct time. Not too early or late and please be respectful of our neighbours at all times.

P.E will be on Monday and Wednesday, please come into school dressed in a warm P.E kit on both of these days. Thank you.

See you all on Monday! x

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