Year 2 2021 - 2022
Welcome to the Year 2 Page
Children can come to school in their PE kit.
2M do PE on Monday, and 2H do PE on Friday.
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:
A typical day in Year 2 looks like...
8.25 - Children come into school.
8.30 - Spelling
9.00 - 9.30 - English
9.30 - 9.45 - Maths Meeting
9.45 - 10.00 - Break time
10.00 - 11.00 - Maths
11.00 - 11.45 - RWI
11.45 - 12.45 - Lunch
12.45 - 1.00 - Science meetings or silent reading
1-1.20 - Handwriting
1.20 - 3.00 Wider Curriculum Lesson
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...
We started our learning in Year 2 by reading the text Where The Wild Things Are. We produced some fantastic writing in character as Max, and learnt all about the different continents in Geography. Our second text was 'Ocean Meets Sky', where we learnt about the five oceans. We began to think about which materials would make the best boat, and in our Science lessons we tested materials to see whether they were waterproof or not waterproof, absorbent or not absorbent, rigid or flexible, and many other properties.
We went on a visit to Magna to enhance our science learning, and we had so much fun!
We went on a trip on The Titanic! Can you work out which of us are 1st, 2nd and 3rd class passengers?
In English, we're reading the text Tom Crean's Rabbit. We met a rabbit, and we're going to use this knowledge to help us write a non-chronological report all about rabbits.
This half term in Science, we're learning all about animals in their habitats. In the first week back after half term, we looked at what makes something alive, and sorted things into living, dead and never alive.
For Bonfire Night, we learnt about the history of Guy Fawkes attempting to blow up parliament. In life skills, we learnt how to stay safe around bonfires and fireworks. In DT, our topic is cooking and nutrition so we made chocolate apples covered with sprinkles.
We've been learning all about Antarctica in geography. Our text this week is The Emperor's Egg, and we had a special delivery of an egg, all the way from Antarctica! We learnt about what living things need to survive in Science, and the life cycle of a penguin. Then one morning, when we came into our classroom... the egg had hatched! The penguin had disappeared! We used our amazing writing skills to create lost posters, thinking carefully about our description and displayed them around school to encourage people to help us look for the missing penguin!
In Spring term, our topic is Into The Woods.
We have been in forest school investigating plants that grow in our locality.
In Art, we used collage to create some pictures inspired by Anthony Browne's Into The Tunnel. We then created a class collage.
In DT, we are creating puppets inspired by fairy tale characters.
We are working on developing our sewing skills.
In art, we have been learning about Andy Goldsworthy.
We picked out features of his sculptures. We also went into forest school to imitate some of Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures.
In Science, we have been learning about seed dispersal. We investigated how far seeds travel when they're dispersed via the wind, explosion and gravity.
In R.E, we've learnt about how Christians celebrate Shrove Tuesday. We had our own pancake race, and even tasted some delicious pancakes!
As part of our new topic, we visited Bolsover Castle. We had a great day and learnt lots about life during medieval times!
Wow, we had some amazing costumes for World Book Day!
In art, we've been studying the work of Georgia O'Keeffe. We imitated, and then innovated, our own Georgia O'Keeffe style paintings.
For Science week, we had a visit from White Post Farm, who brought with them a selection of exciting animals! We learnt lots about them - their bodies, their habitats and how to take care of them.
In our Geography lesson before the Easter holidays, we used our fieldwork skills to red maps which told us where to find hidden treasure around our school grounds!
Wow, look at our beans! They've grown so much that we've planted them up in our quad area!
In science, we've been learning about how plastics can damage the environment. We conducted an experiment to see how much microplastics different animals could consume.
In R.E, we've been learning about Eid!
In art, we've been creating seascapes inspired by L.S. Lowry
We had a visitor from the RNLI, who taught us all about water safety.
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