Mrs Davies is our Year 2 teacher and Mrs Rose is our teaching assistant.
We have studied the Gruffalo, The Enchanted Forest and Into the Tunnel in English. During the second half of the Autumn term we had new adventures where our Superheroes explored our classroom. Our story writing was inspired by the Adventures of Traction Man by Mini Grey.
In the second half of the Spring term, Year 2 continued their topic on Superheroes. We learnt about superheroes from the past including Mary Seacole and Rosa Parks. In Science we will be learnt about materials. We found out which fabric stretches the most, sorted materials and tested them for their durability and toughness. In English we continued to look at The Traction Man stories, looked at descriptions of a setting, letter writing and instructions. In Maths we learnt about multiplication and division, focussing on our 2,5, and 10 times tables. Mr Smith taught us P.E and Mrs Thompson-Smith taught our music lessons.
There is lots of exciting learning going on in the Summer term in Year 2 with our new topic; ‘Wriggle and Crawl.’
Grab your coat and pooter – we’re going out and about on a mini-beast hunt! Sweep your nets into puddles and ponds and lift up logs to see who’s home. Then set up your own mini-beast laboratory and observe their every move. Add notes and labels and ask your own research questions – just like a real entomologist.
Learn about bees and worms and butterflies too. Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Carry out investigations to find out more, like how far a snail travels in a day and how a spider catches its prey. Then animate to show how your favourite bug transforms from one form to another, perhaps a caterpillar to a butterfly. Does this transformation happen elsewhere in the animal kingdom? Look out for our special visitors who will transform before our eyes!
To launch our topic, we will be visiting Yorkshire Wildlife Park where the children will take part in workshops looking at different animals, including mini-beasts, and their habitats.
In our Art and Design sessions the children will be using their observation skills to create detailed sketches of mini-beasts and then to transform those sketches into accurate mini-beast models.
In Science we will be looking at how mini-beasts fit into a food chain and later in the term we are looking forward to welcoming some very special visitors to help us study life cycles. More information on this to follow…
Our ICT this term will focus on creating and debugging simple programs, including helping our bees to find honey and creating an algorithm of a life cycle whilst our Geography will focus on mapping skills within the local area and on the concentration of mini-beasts we find there.
In English and Maths we will be preparing for our Statutory tests and in Year 2 we will be holding special Secret Agent Training (SAT) sessions. Look out for agents who have earned their special badges! We can’t wait to begin!
Summer tem 2
There is lots of exciting learning going on next term in Year 2 with our new topic; ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures.’
Let’s get messy! Muck and mess is good! In fact, it’s mega-marvellous! Dive in and get your hands and feet all sticky and covered in paint. Play with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods.
Pour, mix, stir, splat! How does it feel to get your hands all covered in goo? Make a wobbly jelly and draw in wibbly clay.
To launch our topic, we will be holding a Messy Mixtures Morning on Monday 11th June. The children will be experiencing a variety of weird and wonderful mixtures that they can feel with their hands and feet!
In our Art and Design sessions the children will be using printing techniques such as food landscapes, mixed media pictures and collages, colour mixing and working with clay.
In Science we will be performing our own simple tests and recording and presenting data, talking about our findings in a range of ways using simple scientific vocabulary.
Our ICT this term will focus on stop motion animation, digital photography and presentations, whilst in Design and Technology we will be designing our own outdoor kitchen!
Our Novel Study text is ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl, which we will use base our English lessons on. We will be learning how to write recipes, labels, lists and captions as well as looking at poetry and information leaflets. Roald Dahl is a particular favourite of mine and I hope the children will enjoy creating their own revolting rhymes and recipes too!
Look out for pictures of our squelchy science investigations – we can’t wait to share them with you!
We are a very enthusiastic and lively class who want to learn! We are working really hard on climbing our reading ladder and are determined to increase the quanitity and presentation of our writing.
KS1 useful websites to help revise
http://www.ictgames.com/placeValue.htm Place Value
http://www.ictgames.com/addition.htm Addition games
http://www.ictgames.com/numberFacts.htm Number bonds/Number facts
www.spag.com use your child’s log in details
Look at our learning in Year 2