Year 2 Class
This term our topic is inspired by the book 'Oliver's Vegetables' by Vivian French. During the next few weeks we will be learning about plants. We will be growing our own plants and learning about what they need in order to grow. We will also focus on how important it is to eat vegetables to stay healthy. You can find out more about our curriculum for this term by reading our class newsletter. For more information about what we will be learning, please read our class newsletter.
The Year 2 children have each planted a bean as part of our work in Science. We are looking forward to watching them grow.
Year 2 have made vegetable pizzas during our work on Oliver's Vegetables. Now we will look at how to write instructions so that other people can make them too!
In Science the children have been learning about offspring, so they were delight to visit the newly hatched chick in the Reception classroom. We also enjoyed observing its first few minutes of life on our interactive whiteboard, thanks to the live stream from the iPad in Reception. We can't wait for the other eggs to hatch!
All Things Bright and Beautiful
The children thoroughly enjoyed creating their entries for the art competition which has been organised by our church. The theme is All Things Bright And Beautiful and the children embraced the opportunity to show what elements of nature they find most beautiful.
After a very busy week of Maths assessments, Year 2 had the opportunity to choose how they wished to spend the latter part of their Friday afternoon... They definitely made the most of it!
The children have been looking forward to swimming for weeks and were so excited to start their lessons today!
This week we have been practicing arithmetic. On Wednesday some of us played subtraction boardgames to brush up on our mental maths skills.
We were so pleased with how well our year 2 stall did at the Farmers' Market. Our magic wands were particularly popular and we have already taken orders for the next Farmers' Market! Thank you to Mrs Roberts and Miss Markillie for helping us make such lovely things to sell (and to Mrs Roberts for helping us come up with such fab ideas.)
Preparing for Easter:
The children had a fantastic morning making a range of Easter crafts, including Easter cards and Easter gardens. We are looking forward to showing the latter in church at our Easter service.
We have had a fantastic time during Science Week and have particularly enjoyed testing biscuits to see which are the best to dunk and blowing balloons up by adding popping candy to lemonade! We have made predictions, learnt to use a range of equipment and have discussed our findings.
A visit from the Digital Leaders:
Year 2 have been mastering some new skills on their iPad devices. They have been working on Book Creator and the Digital Leaders have been teaching them how to use some of the new features. They really like the way that the app can now read their writing back to them. We have been using the app to write descriptive sentences about the fruits we have tasted, ready to use in our UK versions of Handa's Surprise.
Drop Everything and Read!
Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who joined us for our Drop Everything and Read session. We had a great time sharing some of our favourite books with you.
World Book Day
The children had an amazing World Book Day. We focused on books by Roald Dahl. The children wrote their own dreams for the BFG, designed a sweet for Willie Wonker and made a wanted poster for Fantastic Mr Fox. We also had Scout the dog in class, who joined us for a fantastic story time.
Happy World Book Day from Year 2!
Thank you to parents and carers for helping the children to look so fantastic.
Today the children have been eating pancakes and deciding what they will give up for Lent. Alex says he is going to give up chocolate.
In Maths we have been learning about shapes. We have been recapping the names of 2D and 3D shapes, learnings about their properties and sorting them. We have also learnt about lines of symmetry and can draw the lines of symmetry on squares, equilateral triangles, rectangles, pentagons and hexagons.
Fruits that grow in the United Kingdom:
The children have been tasting fruits that can be found growing in the UK. They thought of some fantastic adjectives to describe them, including 'juicy', 'delicious' and 'crunchy'. We will be using these words in our UK versions of Handa's Surprise soon.
Year 2's Surprise!
What an exciting first day of term we had! We received a letter from Handa and the children went on a treasure hunt to find the surprises she had sent us. We discovered lots of different fruits. The children wrote a list of things they would like to do with the fruits, including tasting them, painting them, photographing them using their iPad devices and drawing pictures of them. We ate the fruits that afternoon and all of the children tried them. Some fruits were more popular than others, with the avocado proving the least popular! Then the children generated adjectives to describe each fruit and we will use these in our writing later on in the term.
The children very much enjoyed their Stick Man topic. Here are some of the things we got up to.
The children had a lovely time in the build up to Christmas. We decorated our Christmas tree and worked hard on our Christmas Production. Thank you to all those who attended.
The children in Year 2 have been learning about how to cross the road safely. Our visitors from Gist taught us to 'stop, look and listen'. We talked about safe places to cross the road and how that wearing reflective clothing can help to keep us safe. We practised our safe road crossing on the playground and then, because we had listened so carefully, got to have a go in the lorry!
Trip to Dinosaur Adventure!
Years 1 and 2 had a fantastic time at Dinosaur Adventure. We went on the Dinosaur Trail and also visited the live animals. The children enjoyed the opportunities to look out for herbivores, omnivores and carnivores and learned lots of new facts about dinosaurs!
Read Write Inc:
The year 2 children have been working hard during our Read Write Inc phonics and writing sessions.
Walking a mile for the NSPCC:
Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed walking a mile to raise money for the NSPCC.