Year 2 2019-2020

Mrs Hiblin

Miss McKevitt

Welcome to the Year 2 Class Page

2M do PE on: Monday                                    2H do PE on: Friday 

We test spellings on: Friday

We test times tables 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. We also run weekly TTRockstars sessions in school so all children can access the technology. 



Our topic for Spring term is Into the Woods. We will learn about:

  • Castles, when and why they were built and what life was like inside them.

  • Why they were built where they were.

  • About human and physical features.

  • Plants, their different parts, what they need and plants that grow in our local area.

  • The features of Fairy Tales and how to write our own.

We have been learning all about what plants need to grow in Science by exploring the Forest School.

We've also learnt about the plants which grow in our local environment. 


We are really proud of our work!


We had a fantastic time visiting Bolsover Castle!

 We had a great time holding a medieval banquet for our parents.

We even learnt how to make our own medieval bread!



Our topic for Autumn term is Intrepid Explorers. We will learn about:

  •  The explorers Captain James Cook and Christopher Colombus.

  • Grace Darling and the brave rescue which she carried out.

  • Robert Falcon Scott and Shackleton's expedititions to the South Pole. 

  •  The seven continents and five oceans.

Please see our knowledge organiser to see what else we will cover this topic :-)


Look what we've been up to in Autumn term!

We read the text The Polar Express, and wrote instructions to create our own hot chocolate. It was delicious!

In History, we have really enjoyed learning about The Titanic!

We created a talking timeline of the events of The Titanic. 

We learnt about the sevent continents and five oceans.

Using a balloon, which represented the earth, we had to put the continents and oceans in the correct place.

We then wrote a fact file about the five oceans. 


We used our research on blue whales to help us write reports about them.

We learnt about the work of Kandinsky, and we used our colour mixing skills in art to add dark and light tones to blue to make our own version of Kandinsky's circles. 


                           In our text, The Lighthouse Keeper's Rescue,                               they found a blue whale washed up on the shore. We decided to research blue whales, and we discovered that they are a whopping 30 metres! We measured this out on the playground and couldn't believe how long it was!


We looked at paintings with different textures and learnt about collage. We then created a wash using water colours, which we ripped up and layered to represent waves. We sketched lighthouses after learning about them when Clive visited from the RNLI. 

In our art lessons, we have been learning about mixing primary colours to make secondary colours. 

The medium we used for this was watercolours. 


                Our first text in Year 2 was The Lighthouse Keeper's Rescue.           In our metacognition lesson, we learnt about the importance of knowledge of task, through building Lego lighthouses.


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