WELCOME TO YEAR 2!
Our class teachers are Mrs Spolander and Miss Hill. Our teaching assistant is Miss Weatherhead.
Mrs Spolander can be contacted on:
Good Morning Year 2,
Let’s do some construction today! Build a bridge of any kind and test its strength. How will you build a bridge? What materials will you use? How can you test it out? Challenge: What will make your test fair?
I’d love to see some photos of your bridge! Email them over to me!
Have fun building
Year 2 had a fantastic day on their Pirate Day. They explored role play scenarios including ‘pirate ship’ ‘walk the plank’ and ‘shark attack’!
They made treasure maps, and solved clues around school in a treasure hunt,played games and heard pirate stories! Arrrrrr!
This half term our topic is Land Ahoy! and we will be learning all about pirates. We will be exploring maps, compasses and directional language. we'll explore coordinates, treasure maps and famous pirates from the past. We will also be taking part in a 'Take one book' project involving some creative writing and art work based around 'Flotsam' by David Wiesner. We are writing letters to Mrs Morley to ask for a pirate themed day we will we working hard on our sentence writing and mental strategies for multiplication and division.
In the first half of the Spring term, our topic was 'Wriggle and Crawl’.
We thought about all of those wiggly, wriggly creatures. We described them, using bug based stories and found out more about their micro habitats. We designed and made bug 'hotels', examined an animal's basic needs, and completed some animal themed fitness training.
Previously, our topic was Muck Mess and Mixtures! We were busy getting very messy. We learnt about famous artists from history and attempted our own versions using their style. We investigated how plants grow and planted some seeds. In English we read George's Marvellous Medicine and made our own concoctions on our very own 'Muck Mess and Mixtures' themed day! How exciting!
We had so much fun in STEM week, investigating with eggs, building gliders and making towers or bridges.
Year 2's Stay and Learn with our grown ups- we used role play to help us write some spooky descriptions.
We had so much fun making a mess on our 'Muck, Mess and Mixtures Day'.
We have been creating artwork inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.
We had lots of fun on 'No Pens Wednesday' learning through practical activities.
We have made clay sea creatures as part of our Beachcombers Art and Design topic.
HOW YOU CAN HELP AT HOME
To help your child with their learning you could:
- Make sure your child reads at least 4 times a week, completes their homework and spellings.
- When reading with your a child , please ask them questions about the book. Eg who is the main character?
- Test your child's times tables at least twice a week.
- Encourage your child to keep a daily diary.
- Use Sam Learning - please ask if the children have forgotton their passwords.