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Welcome to the Year 2 Page

Hello and welcome to the Year 2 page.

The Year 2 teachers are Miss Dowlman (Class 2HD) and Mrs Davison (Class 2SD).

We are both very excited about this year as there are lots of great topics, fun learning and

experiences to be had.

Each term we will add to the website details of the topics we are covering so you can keep up to date with what the children are learning. We will also update the page with learning experiences as they happen so you see what we have been up to.

 

Year 2 Curriculum Newsletter

A Curriculum newsletter is sent out at the start of each term which has these details too.

Spelling Test day is Wednesday

Number Bond Test day is Friday (we are having a break at the moment)

Homework book day is Monday (we are having a break at the moment)

PE day is Monday.

Games day is now Wednesday

Contacting us

Please send in questions or comments using the Home/School Contact book. A member of the Year 2 team will be available on the door at the start and the end of the day for you to pass on any last minute messages. If a longer meeting is required please contact the School Office to arrange this.

Enterprise experiences

The profits from Year 2 Enterprise sales have allowed the children  to visit the cinema and invite Lion Learners into school. Lion Learners brought a range of different creatures and all children had the opportunity to hold, stroke or feed the creatures if they wanted to. They all found out about the natural habitats these creatures would live in and what they eat.

Scientist in the classroom

Year 2 have been lucky to have a visit in class from Miss Harrison who knows lots about being healthy. We have found out about exercise and eating a balanced diet. Thank you to Miss Harrison for coming in to help our learning.

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It is Harvest time.

Year 2 have started to harvest their crop.

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Pedestrian Training

Year 2 have been busy learning how to look around them and listen out for clues to help them to walk safely around town.

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Celebration of Learning for Our World

Thank you to all parents and carers who came to our Estate Agents for Micro Habitats. The children really enjoyed sharing what they know about the micro habitats in our world.

What a fantastic start to our new topic, Our World!

 

Year 2 had a brilliant visit to Gibraltar Point on the 8th June. It was a full on adventure, battling the elements. We had lots of fun and there was lots of learning about habitats, creatures, plants, lifecycles and food chains. We are now ready for more learning back in school over the next few weeks.

Becoming Experts

We were lucky enough to have a visit in Year 2 from a parent, Mrs Scott,  who has helped us to become experts on Edward Jenner (People of the Past topic). We found out more about vaccines and we even got a chance to hotseat Mrs Scott. Thank you for your time and knowledge.

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Year 2 in our Role Play Zone

We are busy being reporters in the newsroom, getting ready for the climb of Mount Everest, climbing to the Summit and filming all the great exploits of the famous people of the past we have been finding out about.

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Year 2 exercising hard with Miss Giles. Great development of working as a team, following game rules and playing fair.

Year 2 exercising hard with Miss Giles. Great development of working as a team, following game rules and playing fair. 1

The daffodils we planted in the Autumn term are now really brightening up our environment.

The daffodils we planted in the Autumn term are now really brightening up our environment. 1
The daffodils we planted in the Autumn term are now really brightening up our environment. 2
The daffodils we planted in the Autumn term are now really brightening up our environment. 3

Climbing Mount Everest

We have been busy climbing Mount Everest, following the trek of Sir Edmund Hillary. The blizzards, the icefall and the ice cliff were all challenges we managed to conquer to reach The Summit.

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Year 2 Science Week

Thank you so much to all the parents and carers who came in to help us to make science toys. Not only did we discover, investigate and have fun with science but we also made toys to celebrate the learning for our topic The Magic Toymaker.

Who am I?

Year 2 being busy guessing who the famous people are. We included people from now and people from the past ready for our next Topic, People of the Past.

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World Book Day

The children brought in some fantastic clues and even our best detectives in the class couldn't guess all the books correctly. Excellent clues everyone. Well done. 

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RSPB Big School Bird watch

Year 2 have been out and about birdwatching. We have been lucky enough to have the help of parent (and scientist) Mrs Jackson. We saw blackbirds, seagulls, crows, pigeons, a wren and long tailed tits.

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Year 2 have become robots!

The children have been directing each other by using algorithms using the vocabulary: left, right, turn, forwards and backwards. Then they had the opportunity to practice on Big-Trak, a robot! They had to set an algorithm and try and debug it if it went wrong.

Exploring toys from the past

Year 2 were lucky enough to explore toys from the past as part of our Magic Toymaker topic. They looked at the toys then typed questions to ask the Toymakers from the past, showing their brilliant teamwork skills.

The Magic Toymaker has set his first challenge.

The children had to get busy to prove to the magic toymaker that they could make toys too.

Enterprise Day

Preparations were completed on time, items to sell had their finishing touches, advertising posters hung around school and the stall made ready. What a fantastic day selling the children have had and that was made possible by the visitors we had to the market stall. Thank you so much for coming and for your generosity.

Hanukkah

Year 2 had a special visitor in to see them. Mr Griffiths came in to talk to the children about the festival of Hanukkah. The children asked lots of questions and even got to sing a song in Hebrew. Thank you Mr Griffiths for your time and sharing your knowledge with us.

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Decorating the Tree

Some Year 2 children got a chance to decorate the tree in the hall. They did a great job.

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Celebration of Learning - Buildings Topic

Year 2 had a fantastic afternoon sharing their learning with parents and carers. They showed their work in books, on displays and the models they had made. The children showed their knowledge too with the 'tallest tower building challenge'. Whose tower was the tallest? Thank you to all parents and carers who were able to join us.

Children in Need

2HD and 2SD got spotty for Children in Need! Thank you to those who donated to raise money for a worthwhile cause.

2HD and 2SD got spotty for Children in Need! Thank you to those who donated to raise money for a worthwhile cause. 1 2HD
2HD and 2SD got spotty for Children in Need! Thank you to those who donated to raise money for a worthwhile cause. 2 2HD
2HD and 2SD got spotty for Children in Need! Thank you to those who donated to raise money for a worthwhile cause. 3 2SD

Shared Reading with Year 5.

 

Every Tuesday of this term we have been lucky enough to have some Year 5 children read stories to our children in both classes. The children have loved choosing stories for the children in Year 5 to read and have been enthused by their brilliant expressions! Have a look at the pictures below.

Year 2 and Year 5 reading

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Buildings - Junk Modelling

As we have been like Nellie Bly, travelling around the world, we have visited different landmark buildings. Now we are back we have made models of the buildings we have seen. There has been some great team work and a lot of sellotape. We have concentrated on getting the model to stay together while adding parts to show the shape of the building that makes it a landmark that people from all around the world want to visit. Also we would like to say thank you to all who donated boxes, they were greatly appreciated.

Holiday Homework Project

Thank you to all who completed the Sukkah Homework project. At present they are proudly displayed around the KS1 building. Here are a few of the fantastic creations. Thank you to all parents and carers who helped the children to make their model Sukkahs.

Rhubarb Theatre

We have had a visit from Rhubarb Theatre Company. They performed Granny's Game which included Nellie Bly's journey around the world.

We have been journeying around the world finding out about different landmark buildings for our Topic.  

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Year 2 Multi Sports Event at Monks Dyke

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Green Fingers

As part of the Green Fingers Science Topic we have been busy planting. We have investigated different conditions to grow cress and we have planted daffodil bulbs ready for the Spring time. Watch this space to see our results.

Roald Dahl Week in Year 2

We have had a great week. We have dressed up as different characters from Roald Dahl books (thank you to all parents and careers for the great costumes). Our class book has been The Twits and we have really enjoyed it. We made up tricks that Mr and Mrs Twit could play on each other: we acted them out, drew them, talked about them and wrote about them. We have also made Mr Twit's beard but ours were rather delicious.

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