Year 2 2017 - 2018
"Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I'll remember. Involve me, I'll understand."
Year 2 is an important year for consolidating all that the children have learnt and experienced in Key Stage 1 and also preparing them for the transition to Key Stage 2.
Can you believe that we are heading in to the final term of the year? Where does time go?
The Summer term is always a very busy one. As you are aware Year 2 children do their SAT’s in May. These are done to inform our teacher assessment for the end of Key Stage 1. The children will be assessed in Maths and reading. Writing is not tested, but will be teacher assessed using their independent writing and understanding of spelling, punctuation and grammar. The results of all of the assessments will be given to you with their end of year report.
Our learning this term will take us around the world, looking at different habitats and the living things within them. We will also go on many adventures, through our English work, meeting and creating many interesting characters. Our maths work will continue to build on and reinforce concepts that we have already covered, as well as working on other areas such as position and direction, capacity and weight.
For a more detailed breakdown of what the children will be doing please take a look at the Summer Term grid in the dowloads below.
Welcome back to the final half term of year 2. There are lots of activities planned for this term so please look out for specific dates.
Our school trip is booked for next Thursday (14th June). This will be a great experience for the children and links directly to our science and geography topics. Hopefully the weather will continue to be dry so that we can make the most of the visit. Please make sure that you have returned the permission slip to school.
Well done to Sophia who did a cake sale recently and raised £8.35 for school. Thank you!
Week Beginning 21st May
The last couple of weeks have been very busy! The children have now completed their SATs and handled them brilliantly. Every member of the class should be very proud of themselves. I am incredibly proud of them all!!
This afternoon we had a visit from Alakazam (a.k.a. Mr Clifton!) who came to tell us part of the story of Alibaba and the Forty Thieves. The children have started some lovely writing as a follow on to the visit.
We have had a lot of fun reading and working on the book 'Tadpole's Promise'.
Yesterday we were lucky enough to have some little visitors in our classroom which we released in the afternoon. Thank you to Rebekah for bringing in some butterflies that she had been rearing at home.
Week Beginning 7th May
Our first three weeks have flown by! We have been outside measuring, practising our strategies for addition and subtraction and applying all our brain power to solving mathmatical problems.
For the first two weeks of this term we went to where the wild things are! If you have been into school you may have noticed the children's fantastic wild things up on the wall next to some fabulous descriptive writing. Currently, in English, we are on the hunt for bog babies! Keep your eyes peeled on the Year 2 gallery!
In science, we planned and carried out an investigation in to whether or not a seed needs soil, air, water and light to grow healthily. The children were on plant watch for a whole week and the results were very interesting. During the investigation we realised that we had actually created a mini water cycle that was helping one of the pots to thrive!
For your information a class trip has been arranged for the second half of the summer term. More information will be given to you closer to the time.
Important Information for parents:
The children will be doing their statutary assessments during the week of the 21st May. That is the final week of this half term. It is very important that your child is in school during this week.
Week Beginning 19th March
The last couple of weeks have been very busy. Thank you to parents for attending parents evenings last week.
Last Friday we had a great session with Kings Camp, who came in to give the children a fun taster session. Take a look on the Gallery page for some snap shots.
We have been looking at Julia Donaldson's books in English. The children are in the process of writing factual reports about snails and humpback whales as a follow on from reading the story, 'The Snail and the Whale'.
Our work in Maths has been focused on Statistics, collecting and sorting information in different ways.
A big thank you to Reverend Stacey for coming in on Monday to class to talk to us about the Easter story.
On Wednesday we recognised World Downs Syndrome Day by wearing odd socks and buying sock biscuits. Thank you to everyone who made a donation.
Friday is our turn to celebrate in assembly so keep an eye out for the Celebration Assembly photograph.
World Book Day
Everyone made a real effort to help us celebrate World Book Day!
What characters can you spot?
Week Beginning 26th February
Welcome back. We hope everyone had a good rest. Can you believe that we are now half way through the school year?! Time is flying by!
This week we have been looking at fractions in our maths lessons. The children have been identifying the whole, half, thirds and quarters of shapes. We will eventually be working out fractions of numbers, linking this to our work on multiplication and division.
We will be finishing off our Jack and the Baked Beanstalk work this week with the children planning and writing their own story.
Look at some of their great artwork...
Well done to all those people who have completed their French homework. Mrs Woodman is in for a treat tomorrow! If you haven't brought yours in, or have not quite finished it, please bring it in as soon as you can so it can be shared with the rest of the class. Take a look at some of the fantastic homework pieces the children have brought in already in the gallery.
Don't forget that it is World Book Day this week. We will be celebrating on Friday with a 'dress as your favourite book character' day. There are lots of ideas out there, but if you are stuck some easy to do ones are... characters from The Famous Five, Secret Seven, Roald Dahl characters...James/ Charlie/Matilda/the girl from The Magic Finger...
For Your Information...
Last Summer Year 1 and 2 had the opportunity to visit Media City and be in the audience for an episode of Swashbuckle. The title is Pirate Puzzle Map and it will be shown on CBeebies on 3/2/18 at 10:15 am.
Week Beginning 5th February 2018
On Monday the children watched the end result of their school trip from last year. It was exciting to see their familiar faces on Swashbuckle. I can't believe how much they have all grown since then!! If you didn't manage to catch the episode you should be able to find it on the cbeebies i-player. (Episode- The Pirate Puzzle Map)
This week we have been looking at time in maths. It would be very useful for them to practise telling the time at home. We have recapped o'clock and half past and will continue with quarter past and quarter to the hour. We shall also be telling the time to the 5 minutes.
Take a look on the class gallery page for new pictures from last week.
Week Beginning 29th January 2018
This week we have started our Jack and the Baked Beanstalk project in English. The children have already created some fantastic written work with a focus this week on description. We have been using grouping to solve division problems and looking at what happens when things don't share equally. Another group have been baking with Mrs Clethro.
Week Beginning 22nd January 2018
We have been baking again, filling the school with a delicious gingerbread aroma. The children are thoroughly enjoying the experience. In maths this week the children have been introduced to division and they have been busy sharing counters with each other! Key Strings have also paid us a visit this week. As usual, a very entertaining musical experience.
Week of 15th January 2018
The children have been working hard on their understanding of multiplication. Using arrays to solve calculations and solving word problems. Take a look in the Year 2 gallery for more pictures.
This afternoon some of the children became bakers as part of out Food Technology work and with a link to our traditional tale theme. Gingerbread biscuits were on the menu and they looked and smelled delicious!! Take a look at the photos in the gallery below. All children will be getting an opportunity to bake over this half term.
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