Welcome to Year 2.
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We hope that you and your children have had a very enjoyable Christmas break, and we would like to welcome everyone back to the start of a new term.
The day for Year 2 pupils will start at 8:40am and finish at 3.15pm. Children will enter and leave school through the KS1 door on the front playground. Late children will need to report to the main office.
The Spring term is always a busy time for children in Year 2. In English, we will be learning about stories by the same author and we will be writing reports and recounts. We will also be applying a range of punctuation in our writing too. In Maths, we will be beginning to apply our arithmetic knowledge to solving problems while also securing knowledge of counting forwards and backwards in ones, twos, fives and tens. Across the Spring term, year 2’s topic will be ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. In Science, we will be studying living things and their habitats and what we need to survive and in Geography children will begin to locate the hot and cold regions of the world and will use geographical language to create directions. In Art, children will be using different tools and materials to recreate art in the style of Henri Rousseau. In History, we will study the famous Amazon tribes, past and present, and in DT we will be designing and preparing our own fruit kebabs using fruit that originates from rainforests and jungles.
PE sessions for Class 2 will take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday.
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times as these sessions may be flexible. Should you wish, PE kit can be purchased from the school office. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
Children in Year 2 will receive weekly maths and English homework, in homework books and online via Purple Mash and My Maths. Spellings will be given out on Friday and tested on the following Friday. Children are still expected to complete their reading comprehension homework and questions are usually found inside the front cover of their reading book. Children should complete at least one comprehension per week.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day.
Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
Miss C Hancock
We have been having fun exploring different tints and shades in our art learning by making a tribal flag for our tribe teams. We painted tribal symbols that we thought represented us.
Class 2 have been tasting the food that Baloo has found them from the jungle for their topic learning this week. We had some sour faces!
Class 2 had a brilliant time during their bike ability ‘go ride’ sessions. They started by using their balancing skills to travel on the bikes and moved on to pedalling without any stabilisers, some of us even for the first time. Well done!
Class 2 have had an amazing time visiting RAF Cosford for our Up Up and Away topic. We watched the 4d cinema, made parachutes and tested them!
Children in class 2 have been experimenting with colours. We mixed primary colours to make secondary colours and put them on a colour wheel.
Class 2 have been learning their colours in French and have tested their memory with a game of bingo!
We have been following instructions to make biscuits and will be using the features they have learnt to write some of their own.
Class 2 have been working hard in their science learning to investigate which materials are waterproof and absorbent.
Miss C Hancock
Class 2 have been sewing some fantastic sunflowers as part of their DT learning. Well done, they are beautiful!
Class 2 really enjoyed their habitat learning in science today. We used magnifying glasses to look closely and pooters to collect minibeasts.
Class 2 have been trying Indian food as part of their World Book Week learning and have enjoyed describing it using their senses.
Well done Class 2 for competing really well as excellent team players in the Aldersley multi skills event!
Class 2 had a great time taking part in Active literacy, we built a rocket and are ready to blast off into our next chapter next week.
Class 2 had a fantastic day today at the Black Country Museum. We found out lots of new things about transport through time and even managed to fit a trip to the cinema in too! Well done to all children for behaving so brilliantly, we are very proud!
Class 2 took part in a lot of different activities to remember those who fought for us in the Great War and World War Two. We made and painted clay poppies and wrote beautiful repeated poems. Well done Class 2!
Class 2 have been trying different fruit and vegetables ready for their smoothie making in DT. Well done for trying all of it!
Class 2 have been getting creative in Art in the style of Guiseppe Acrimboldo. Well done Class 2!
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Class 2 have been working hard in DT to create some amazing sunflowers! Well done Class 2, you should be very proud!
Class 2 have been working really hard at home on their 'Transport Through Time' timelines. We are really impressed, keep up the brilliant effort!
Year 2 have worked hard to design their own commemorative plate to celebrate the Royal Wedding.
Today Year 2 have enjoyed becoming Digital Artists, creating masterpieces in the style of Vincent Van Gogh.
The children in Year 2 celebrated World Book Day by dressing up and joining in with different book related activities.
The children in Year 2 worked with their moms to create a beautiful photo frame.
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In Science we have been using our measuring skills to investigate if the largest child has the largest feet. Our results showed that this is not true.