Year 2 2020 - 2021

Miss McKevitt

Miss Storer

 

 

 

Welcome to the Year 2 Page

2M do PE on Tuesday & Thursday

2S do PE on Monday & Wednesday 

Our daily homework is to read to an adult at home and practise our times tables and spellings in order to ensure we make the best possible progress during our time in Year 2. We encourage children to access TTRockstars to help them learn their times tables. For more Home Learning activities, please see our 'Home Learning' tab. To record your child's reading, please email your child's class teacher to record their reading:

2M@owstonpark.co.uk         2S@owstonpark.co.uk

 

A typical day in Year 2 looks like...

8.30 - Children come into school.

8.40 - Handwriting/Spelling

9.00 - 9.30 - Read, Write, Inc

9.30 - 9.45 - Maths Meeting

9.45 - 10.00 - Break time

10.00 - 11.00 - Maths

11.00 - 11.45 - English

11.45 - 12.45 - Lunch

12.45 - 1.00 - 1K-A-Day

1.00 - 3.00 Wider Curriculum Lesson

 

Click here to download our yearly overview

 

Intrepid Explorers:

Our first topic is Intrepid Explorers! We will be learning all about the continents of the world in geography, and the explorers who've been there in history! In art, we will learn about colour and texture, and in music, we learn about the different types of instruments. We read some fantastic texts about people who have visited new places, such as Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak and Tom Crean's Rabbit by Meredith Hooper. After half term, we learn more about the Polar regions, including the explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott, and we learn about how animals are adapted to survive in cold places. Please see the Knowledge Organiser section of the website to discover what your child will learn during this topic.

 

Into The Woods:

In Spring, our topic is Into The Woods. We learn all about different plants and their lifecycles in Science, and we spend lots of our time in Forest School! In English, we read traditional Fairy Tales and even some modern twists on them, especially those by Anthony Browne. We also read Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann. In history we learn all abouts castles, and in geography we learn about the physical features of land, aswell as developing our fieldwork skills. We even visit a local castle! In DT, we create our puppets based on a fairytale character. Don't forget to have a look at the Knowledge Organiser section of the website to find out more about this topic!

 

Beside the seaside:

In Summer, our topic is 'Beside the Seaside!'. We learn about The Victorian era, and their seaside holidays. We even go on a trip to the seaside to experience it for ourselves! We read Winnie at the Seaside by Valerie Thomas, and we create potions whilst working scientifically just like Winnie the Witch! In geography, we learn all about how seasides are different to Doncaster, and we also think about the things that they have in common. In Science, we learn about the different animals who live in coastal habitats, and we also think about the effect that humans have on coastal areas, inspired by the book A Planet Full Of Plastic by Neal Hayton. See our knowledge organsiers for this topic to find out more!

 

Our learning in Year 2 so far...

In the first half term, we started our recovery curriculum. We read The Worry Monster, and learnt lots about our emotions. We then read Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers, and learnt lots about the world around us! We created some beautiful pieces of art and wrote fantastic information texts all about Planet Earth. After that, we were ready to get started with our first topic... Intrepid Explorers!

 

To kick off our topic, we learnt about the explorer Matthew Henson. He was probably the first person to reach the North Pole, but he didn't become famous like Robert Peary because he was black. This led us into Black History Month, and we had some fantastic conversations about how we should treat everybody equal.

After learning about Matthew Henson, we started to think about other journeys that people have been on, and why they went on those journeys. We learnt about The Titanic and the different passengers who were sailing on it, we even dressed up to help us get into character!

       

In Science, we've been learning all about animals, especially Polar animals! We've learnt about food chains, life cycles and how animals adapt to their habitats. We had lots of fun in forest school creating food chains!

In Art, we've been developing our painting and colour mixing skills, and we appllied our learning by creating Nicholas Roerich inspired Antarctica landscape paintings.

We also produced some fantastic poems about penguins and polar bears!

 

January 2021 - Our Remote Learning Journey!

In maths, we are learning about multiplication and division. Here are some examples of our home learning!

 

   

 

 

 

Our Spring topic is Into the Woods! We started our wider curriculum learning journey by learning about William the Conqueror, and thinking about why he built the first castles. Here are some examples of our work.

Back to school! 

We are so pleased to be back in school! Our topic is Into The Woods. We've been learning lots about plants, and spending lots of time in Forest School!

Do you like our Andy Goldsworthy inspired sculptures?
We love Forest School!

 

In Art, we've been inspired by the natural world and have been looking for patterns! We printed the patterns from some leaves. We found it very tricky to recreate the pattern on the polystyrene printing block, but we didn't give up! 
We planted beans in a bag with water and cotton wool. We weren't sure if they would grow without soil!
After a few days, we noticed our beans were germinating! 
We learnt all about the life cycle of a bean, acting out each part! We can't wait for our beans to grow more, so we can observe them in the next stage of their lifecycle!
Happy Easter! We used our Geography skills to read a map and find delicious chocolate eggs hidden in our school grounds!

It's summer term! Our topic is ‘Beside the Seaside’.

We took part in the Captain Tom 100, raising money for The Captain Tom Foundation. 2M completed 100 passes of the ball, and 2S completed 100 toe taps. Both classes showed excellent team work!

 

We are learning all about Filey in Geography. We learnt about tourism and created holiday posters to advertise Filey to tourists. 

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