Year 2

Here, you will be able to find out more about the amazing learning taking place in Year 2.

Meet the Team:

Miss K. Yates
Teacher

Miss E. Barratt
Teacher

Mrs S. Bunn

Learning Support Assistant

Our Learning Journey

Below you will find out about our learning journey for the Autumn Term.  Please click on any document links for further information.  

Year 2 Curriculum Map

If you would like to know a little more about what the children in Year 2 will be learning about this half term, please refer to our curriculum map document below.  Alternatively, click here.

Celebrating Our Success

Well done to Archie who achieve 2Y's class champ for working really hard in you practice SAT's.

Isabella was the first to take home our reading suitcase. She enjoyed cuddling up with the teddy and a book at bedtime and wrote a fantastic book review.

Well done to Kaci in 2B, who earned this half term’s value certificate of 'Positivity' 

Welcome to Year 2’s class page. Here, you will find out everything Year 2 are working hard at in school.

Curriculum 

We have started our next subject within our Curriculum focus this half term, Design and Technology. The children have been designing, making and evaluating their own Coat of Arms for a castle. They have learnt that these represent their family's own symbol.
The children have used key D&T skill such as: designed purposeful and appealing products, used fine motor skills to cut and shape and have started to use running stitch to join textiles together. Your Coat of Arms look great Year 2, well done!

English

Our second book focus of Year 2 is 'Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Big Adventure'. The children have started to plan a setting description using their senses and will write their descriptions this week. The children have enjoyed reading about the monstrous trees and terrible beasties already.

Maths

This half term, Year 2 have started to look at their next Maths focus of number. The children have started to use concrete and pictorial approaches to support their knowledge and understanding of adding two digits together.

Homework

For the last 8 weeks, Year 2's homework project was based around their curriculum 'Medieval Britain' and what fantastic projects we had! Below are pictures of all the amazing work the children have produced at home; castles, swords, labelled knights, labelled castle pictures, crowns, shields, diary entries, letters, games and many more. Thankyou so much to parents and carers who supported the children with these, they all amazing in the classrooms!

Such a big thank you to the parents in 2B that joined us for our first Design and Technology lesson for Inspire. The children and I thoroughly enjoyed working with you in the classroom and had such a great afternoon learning to sew with you.

Thank you to all of the parents in 2Y who joined us for our DT Inspire Workshop. Children and parents did a fantastic job creating their own coat of arms representing their family. We all had a great time learning how to do a running stitch to sew our fabric together.

Science

Our Science topic this term has been 'Animals including Humans' and Year 2 have produced some fantastic work. This week, we have been looking at the reasons why we need to stay clean. The children found out how easily and quickly germs can spread by using glitter as an example. We learnt that we have to wash our hands with warm water and soap to stop germs from spreading.

Christmas

Year 2 have been very busy this afternoon creating our enterprise to sell at the Christmas Fayre. They have worked hard making different patterns of beads to create key rings. We can't wait to see you all at our stall on Friday! Great work Year 2, they look fantastic!

Guided Reading

 

Year 2 have started their new book 'Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Big Adventure' this week. The best-selling children’s book about one brave knight and a whole lot of adventure, will certainly excite the children with their reading and comprehension skill set this half term. The children will be predicting, inferencing, decoding and comparing with the help of the characters in the book.

 

Year 2 have been busy with their new curriculum topic 'Medieval Britain'. They have found a time capsule full of interesting artefacts from the cook in a castle. She asked if the children could make the Lady's favourite recipe- lemon cupcakes.

2B have been learning throwing and catching skills in PE and we have had a fantastic lesson throwing bean bags at different distances into a hoop, using under arm and chest pass with a partner and aiming into a nets. Great work Year 2! 

Reading Challenge

2Y have been working hard on their reading challenge this half term and lots of children are climbing the clouds to the top of the rainbow. Well done 2Y, keep up the hard work!

This half term, 2B have been working hard to reach the top of the hat in our reading challenge. Lots of children have been reading at home and are on their way to earning their first reading certificate. Keep up the hard work 2B!

Well done to these children who have achieved their '10 book challenge' certificate in Year 2. Keep up the hard work!

Computing

Year 2 have started their new topic in Computing this week 'Questioning' and have began to look at representing data. The children collected data from their peers on their favourite animals and then collated this data into a pictogram using '2count' on Purple Mash.

 

What a fantastic day we had at Tamworth Castle! On Thursday 17th October, two very excited Year 2 classes and teachers completed workshops in the castle grounds. The children met the Squires and trained to be a Knight. They then met the Servant, who taught the children how to greet the Lady of the castle and set her dining table. Lastly, the children had an amazing tour of the castle including the dungeons and peeking through the battlements. 

Art

 Year 2 have been learning about the festival of Diwali in their RE lessons and as part of this they have been designing and making their own Diva lamps. The children have used clay and many art skills to achieve these. They have learnt how to model and carve by using a variety of tools and clay. Below are some of pictures of the children’s diva lamps. What fantastic skills you have used Year 2!

Reading Suitcase

Well done to Isabelle, who took home our reading suitcase this weekend. It was lovely to read about your weekend drinking your not chocolate and reading your story.