Year 2

The class teacher is Miss Armitage

PE day:

Tuesday. Please remember to include warm PE clothing should we decide to do our activities outside. Jewellery is removed for PE so it would help if, on PE days children come to school without earrings in. If they need to keep their earrings in, please send plasters. 

Homework is due in on: Wednesday 

Our topic this term is: Animals. 

Spelling tests are on: Friday 

Newsletters

Spring Term

13th March 2020

Another fantastic week in year 2. In Guided reading, we have been sequencing the story of ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ and using our vocabulary skills to identify words from the text. In maths, we have focussed on fractions. We have found a half and one, two and three quarters of a number. We have also used our number facts to help us solve problems. In literacy, we have just completed our written final piece of narrative. The children have worked incredibly hard on their writing skills so well done! In science, we are really enjoying our new topic ‘plants’. For our class science observation we have planted our own cress seeds and we are monitoring their progress over the next two weeks. In curriculum, we have used maps, globes and atlases to identify the United Kingdom and the seven continents and oceans. In addition to this we have learnt a song to help us remember. Have a lovely weekend

 

6th March 2020

Another super week in year 2. In guided reading, we have made inferences from our new book ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ and then next week we are going to start using our sequencing skills. In maths, we have focussed on fractions. We have found a half, quarter and a third of objects and numbers. In literacy we have started to complete our final draft of our little hotchpotch story. The children have worked really hard to include all the features for our narrative story. In science, we have started our new topic ‘Plants’ and the children were very skilled at identifying how seeds are dispersed. In curriculum, we have continued to look at equality. The children have begun to prepare banners, sashes and posters so they can hold a peaceful protest, in the school, to educate the other children about how important the history of the civil rights movement and the suffragettes were. Well done for another fabulous week! Miss Armitage & Miss Taylor

 

28th February 2020

We have had a fabulous week in year 2. In maths, we are focussing on fractions. We have been finding equal parts, a half and a quarter of a shape and a number. In guided reading, we have focussed on or inference skills and we have started a new book called ‘The great kapok tree’ we are really enjoying this book as it has fascinating facts about the rainforest. In literacy, we are really enjoying our book ‘The Hotchpotch’ and we have started to write our own stories based on our book. The children have been using a range of skills such as contractions and adverb. In curriculum this week the children all discussed ‘The suffragettes’ and how we historical achieved the votes for women. In Geography we looked at the United Kingdom and were able to use a map to identify capital cities. In addition, we thoroughly enjoyed NAPA and our weekly trip to the school library. Another very busy but fantastic week, well done year 2!

 

14th February 2020

We have had a fabulous week in year 2. In maths, we have been looking at 2d and 3d shapes. We have focussed on identifying vertices, faces and edges. In guided reading, we have been using our retrieval skills and have been focusing on using skim and scan skills and techniques to find key words in the text. In literacy, we are really enjoying our new book ‘The Hotchpotch’. The children have done well at identifying and using a range of sentences. In curriculum this week the children all discussed Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. The children have really enjoyed performing their own speeches. In science this week we carried out an experiment to identify if wax was waterproof. We used wax crayons and paint to demonstrate this. The children thoroughly enjoyed this. We also had an amazing time at the Valentines disco. Well done for another fabulous week! Have a lovely half term.

 

7th February 2020

We have had a super week in year 2. In maths, we have been looking at 2d and 3d shapes. We have focussed on identifying vertices, faces and edges. In guided reading, we have been using our sequencing skills and have been focusing on using skim and scan skills and techniques to find and place into a chronological order. In literacy, we are really enjoying our new book ‘The Hotchpotch’ we have put together actions that tell the story and we have identified key features from the text. The children have done well at using contractions and expanded noun phrases. In curriculum this week the children all discussed Martin Luther King and we wrote a diary all about his childhood. In addition, the children came up with their own dreams. The children have some incredible ideas about what they would like to see in their society. Well done! In science this week we carried out an experiment to identify different materials that absorb water and what material is waterproof. The children thoroughly enjoyed this. Well done for another fabulous week! Have a lovely weekend.

 

31st January 2020

We have had a great week in year 2. In maths, we have carried on looking at tally charts and pictograms. We have comprised our own tally charts and we have analysed the data. In guided reading, we have been using our vocabulary skills and have been focusing on understanding synonyms and applying them in our current text ‘The owl who was afraid of the dark’. In literacy, we have stared our new genre of writing. We are working on a story called the ‘The Hotchpotch.’ We are really loving this book as it is similar to our topic which is celebrating differences and looking at what is fair. In curriculum this week the children all discussed what is special and different about them. Some children brought in traditional clothes and it was really lovely for us all to understand and celebrate their culture together. In addition we have had a fun time at NAPA and enjoyed working as a team in our jigsaw project. Have a lovely weekend.

 

24th January 2020

We have had a great week in year 2. In maths, we have carried on looking at money, comparing coins and adding amounts. We have also had a class shop that we are really enjoying using. In guided reading, we have been using our inference skills and have completed some tests to show what we have learnt so far. In literacy, we have been working hard to create a set of instructions to follow. This week we have started to draft, edit and write up our instructions on how to make a sandwich. In curriculum and science we have covered materials, the civil rights movement and discussed what is fair. In addition we have had a fun time at NAPA and enjoyed working as a team in our jigsaw project. Have a lovely weekend.

 

17th January 2020

We have had a lovely week in year 2. In maths, we have started looking at money, comparing coins and adding amounts. We also have a class shop that we are really enjoying using. In guided reading we have been using our inference skills and we have been using evidence from the text. In literacy, we have been working hard to create a set of instructions to follow and we are really excited about making our jam and cheese sandwiches. In curriculum and science we have covered materials, the civil rights movement and discussed what is fair. In addition we have carried out some first aid practice and talked about our dreams and goals in jigsaw. What a busy and fabulous week!

 

10th January 2020

We have had a lovely week in year 2. In maths, we have just started looking at money and comparing coins. In guided reading, we have started our new book ‘The owl who was afraid of the dark’ and in literacy we are using instructional text. We intend to make our own cheese or jam sandwich, which links to our D and T project. In our curriculum we have just started our new topic ‘Is it fair’? We are really excited about our new topic and have already had some great discussions. In science, we have been investigating different materials and we have had a lot of fun comparing. We are really looking forward to our investigations on Monday. Have a lovely weekend.