WELCOME TO YEAR 2 BEECH!
Our class teachers are Mrs Spolander and Miss McDonald. Our teaching assistant is Mrs Wallington.
Mrs Spolander can be contacted on:
Online Reading Record
SPRING 2 OVERVIEW
This half term our topic is Caveman! We will be exploring the Stone Age for the first time in our Topic lessons as well as learning about animals including humans in Science. We accompany this, we will be having a go at our own cave style painting in Art and discussing ways to keep healthy in PSHE. In English we have 2 texts to focus on, one fiction and one non-fiction and in Maths we are focussing solely on multiplication and division this half term. It’s only a 5 week half term so we have lots to fit in!
SPRING 1 OVERVIEW
Our Spring 1 topic was Pirates! We were learning all about maps, co-ordinates and how to use a compass.
In English we explored 'Journey' by Aaron Becker and 'Rapunzel' by Beth Woolvin. We were working hard on improving our sentence detail with adjectives. In RE we learned about Judaism and we also designed, made and evaluated some pirate flags! We were also learning how to use the column method for addition and subtraction for the first time. We were very busy!
Making Playdough on Fantastic Friday number 2! 5/2/21
Making Pirate Boats using Origami!
'Dress to Express' for Mental Health Week!
Making paper helicopters on our first 'Fantastic Friday'!
We have been making pirate treasure maps using a key, compass and coordinates. Land Ahoy! X marks the spot!
New Timetable Starting 25th January!
Send Help! Year 2 wrote messages for a bottle!
Our new display using children's writing from home and in school! There are so many creative ideas on here! We wrote stories about our own magic door inspired by Aaron Becker's 'Journey'.
Week 2 Spring 1. More AMAZING work being produced at home and school! We are so proud of you Year 2!
We've had some amazing work sent in already by our year 2 remote learners!
AUTUMN 2 OVERVIEW
Autumn 2- Our topic this half term is 'London's Burning' and we are learning all about The Great Fire of London. We will explore what caused the fire and and what they had to do to put it out because they didn't have fire engines in 1666! In English we are using different kinds of sentences and working hard on our presentation. We will be working on more addition and subtraction this half term and will also be experimenting in Science with materials.
Autumn 1 - This half term our topic was called 'Coastal Adventures'. We were learning about not only the beach but also about the United Kingdom and what countries make it. In English we explored 3 stories and worked hard on our sentences. We practiced addition and subtraction up to 20 and used new methods to help us with mental arithmetic. Science sessions explored living things and life processes.
The Great Fire of London Re enactment with a real fire!
Dance Unit Autumn 2 - 'Thriller'
Making Tudor Style Houses for our Great Fire of London Project
No Pens Day!
Odd Socks Day
Celebrating Halloween 22/10/20
Practical Maths Morning
Multi Skills Sessions this half term.
Look at these pictures from our first week in Year 2!
Daily Messages from your teacher during school closure:
Hello Year 2!
For the last time! We made it! Today is the last day of the summer term and the last daily email from me. Your final task …. Do ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING! You’ve earned it, and your grown ups have certainly earned it! Have a little party to celebrate the start of the holidays, you have worked so hard year 2. I’m sorry we didn’t get to finish the year off together but you’ll see me around school in September. You can say hi anytime J
Have a lovely summer, I have to wait to go and see the hippos next year instead now so this summer I will be tidying my bedroom and helping my grown ups around the house. I hope you are too!
Lots of love from
Mrs Spolander and Eeyore xxx
6th July 2020
Spring Homework Projects
Children worked very hard on their Spring Term homework projects but didn't have a chance to share them with their class so we will be putting them here for everyone to see.
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.