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.
A Curriculum newsletter is sent out at the start of each term which has these details too.
Spelling Test day is Monday
Times Table Test day is Friday
Homework Book Day is Wednesday
PE day is Monday.
Games day is Thursday.
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.
British Science Week
Year 2 have been busy testing out different materials to see which would be the best material to make a parachute. When Edmund Hillary was busy exploring he may have needed to make an emergency escape so he would have needed a parachute. Which material might he have chosen?
Who am I?
What a great way to start our new topic, People of the Past. The children had to ask questions to try to find out who they were for famous people around now.
The Magic Toymaker Celebration of Learning
Thank you to all parents and carers who joined Year 2 in school for our celebration of learning. The children have really enjoyed this topic and it was a great way to celebrate their learning.
We were lucky enough to have Rhubarb Theatre come and perform their show 'Sidney's Shed' at Kidgate. The shed travelled through time and the children enjoyed watching the moving visuals, change of costumes and asked some fantastic questions at the end. Thank you to the HSA for funding this opportunity.
The Magic Toymaker asked the children to learn how to program Big Trak. They tried out different programs and made him work the way they wanted.
Visitors in Year 2
We have been lucky to have two visitors in school. Mr Griffiths has been into school to help our learning about Hanukkah and Jewish beliefs. Mrs Patel visited the school to help our learning about Diwali.
Enterprise in Year 2
We have had a great time making toys, gifts and decorations. Thank you to all the visitors who came and supported the children on the Year 2 Market Stall.
The children have designed, sewn and created their own hand puppets. The enjoyed the making as well as playing with the finished puppets.
Toys from The Museum of Lincolnshire Life
The children had a great time investigating toys from the past.
The Magic Toymaker
We have become Apprentices for The Magic Toymaker. He has kept us busy as we have already made our first lot of toys. We are sure there will be many more to come!
Hooray...Let's Go On Holiday Celebration of Learning
Year 2 showed off their learning about holidays and about staying safe as they acted as Holiday Safety Officers for different holidays around the world. Lots of parents and carers came in to help us to celebrate our learning, thank you to those who visited and went away with safety leaflets, posters, flags and badges.
Volunteering at Spout Yard
Year 2 were invited to help out at Spout Yard Park to clear leaves, plant bulbs and help to get the gardens ready for winter time. The children enjoyed helping out and learnt about planting and caring for gardens too. Thank you to Mrs Jackson and Ms Mackie for your time and expertise.
Year 2 Pedestrian Training
Year 2 took part in Pedestrian Training, led by Mrs Hatt from Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership.
The children found out how to cross the road safely, walk down the pavement checking for dangers and signs, to cross a zebra crossing and to cross a puffin crossing.
The apple trees in the school grounds have given us lots of fruit. The children voted to make apple crumble. What a great choice! With the help of Miss Hutchinson, the children got their fingers in the mix and made the crumble for the top. It looked and smelt delicious.
Seeing what plants need to grow well
We have been thinking about what plants need. The children have decided for their seeds they need air, water, soil (in this case cotton wool to hold the water) and water. Mrs Davison thought she might try no water, no soil and no light. Who will be right?
On 'Holiday' building sandcastles
Year 2 have had their passports checked, been through the baggage area, shown their boarding passes and boarded the plane to go on holiday. Refreshments were available on the flight and everyone arrived safely.
They are all now excited to learn more about holidays and holiday destinations.
What is alive, been alive or never been alive?
Year 2 have been out in the garden and wildlife areas investigating.