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Year 2

Welcome to Class 2

 

Teacher: Mrs Martin

Teaching Assistant: Mr Singleton

 

Thank you for visiting our class page. On here, you can find more information about our topics, homework expectations in Year 2 and our P.E. lessons. You will also be able to find some useful documents as well as being able to see updates about our learning.

 

Topics

Autumn 1- Africa

Autumn 2- London's Burning

Spring 1- Pioneers

Spring 2- Wonder Women

Summer 1- The Scented Garden

Summer 2- Beachcombers

 

Homework Expectations

 

In Year 2, children are expected to read every night at home in order to develop their fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. All children have a homework diary and you should use it to record which page of their book they are up to. In addition to this, children receive a page of Maths homework per week. This goes home on a Wednesday and must be back in school the following Monday. At the beginning of each half term, children will receive a list of spellings, which they are expected to learn at home. They are tested on these words in class the following Friday.

 

P.E. and Forest School

 

Year 2 will have Multi-skills every Monday and P.E. on Wednesdays.  Children will need to wear their P.E. kit to school every Monday and Wednesday.  Kit includes: school P.E. t-shirt, school jumper/cardigan, tracksuit bottoms or shorts and trainers. 

 

Year 2 will have Forest school sessions on a Wednesday afternoon in the Spring Term (second half, after half term). The children should come to school in their Forest School clothes every Wednesday.  Forest School clothes include: normal school t-shirt & jumper/cardigan, tracksuit bottoms or leggings, a coat and old trainers or wellies.  

AT HOME?

If you are at home awaiting Covid test results/self-isolating and feeling well enough to work, please check the Remote Learning' page for Year 2, under the heading 'Children'. Also, there are some links below which you may find useful.

Allotment Visit

To enhance our Topic about plants this term, Year 2 visited the village allotments on 4th May.  Mrs. Nicholds and Matilda's family each have a plot there, so we went to see what they've started to grow.  They have a great variety of fruits and vegetables growing, including: raspberries, gooseberries, strawberries, loganberries, rhubarb, beans, peas, carrots, onions and potatoes as well as a variety of herbs.  The children planted some beans and got to scatter some wild flower seeds.  We are really looking forward to re-visiting the allotments later in the summer term to see how much everything has grown.  

During Science Week, the children carried out their own experiments at home and at school.  The theme was GROWTH which could be interpreted in so many different ways.  In Year 2, we investigated the texture of soil in our school grounds.  We gathered some soil and mixed it with water in a glass jar, then let it settle to find out what layers appeared.  We made a poster which showed the power of the mind and how we see the world around us differently - using optical illusions.  After that, we explored animal lifecycles to find out how they are different and similar.  We watched the live lesson about how useful and important earthworms are. During our Forest School session we used spades, trowels, sticks, spoons and even our hands to carefully collect lots of worms in order to have a closer look at them.  We tried to measure them as best as we could, but they didn't seem too keen on stretching out for us laugh  The weather was perfect; very, very wet!  We got soaked and muddy, but everyone had tremendous fun.  

Below are the photographs of our costumes and activities from World Book Day 2022. Everyone made an outstanding effort with their costumes and we had a fabulous day.

Take a look at the photos from our first Forest School session of 2022!  We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed exploring the outdoor space, even though it was muddy and wet.  We worked collaboratively on different projects including: filling our bug home, 'Bugingham Palace', balancing on logs, swinging on the rope swing as well as making tasty treats like cookies, cakes and sampling chocolate drinks in our new mud kitchens laugh  Lots of very happy children all working and learning together, despite the rain and mud.  

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