Welcome to Year 2’s class page…
Welcome to Year 2’s class page. Take a look at what we’ve been up to…
Mrs. Aris teaches Year 2 with the support from Mr. McKeown. Mrs. Spacey teaches us on Wednesday afternoons and Mrs. Barnett, our Headteacher, on Thursday afternoons. Miss Mallinson takes us for our music lesson on Wednesday mornings.
This term’s Stars!
Given the current climate, all our Year 2 children are working hard at home. Whilst we can’t give them a Star Award, we think they are all superstars!
Things to know about…
Year 2 is a very important year for the children! We have lots of work to do but we also aim to have a lot of fun along the way.
With all the work we are doing in class, we will get homework too…
Reading – We are expected to read to an adult every night and have what we read recorded in our Reading Diaries.
Spellings – We’ll also be given spellings to learn. These will be given to us on a Friday, learnt during the week and then tested the following Friday.
Homework – Mrs. Aris will give us homework to do each week. This will be set on a Friday and should be handed in the following Friday. We’ll be given either English or Maths to do and it’ll be similar to the work we have been doing in class.
Welcome to Seesaw!
We have now rolled out Seesaw to every child in school. For those that don’t know what this is – it’s an online learning platform that allows us to set various different activities for the children to complete – perfect for the current climate! It allows the children to respond to an activity in a way that suits them best. This might be a recording, a video, a picture or some writing – or, maybe all of them. We have been live now for just over a week and we have already had 3000 pieces of work submitted. Well done everyone for working so hard at home!
Today our task was to decorate a butterfly half camouflaged and half not camouflaged. We then put our butterflies outside.
Make it Fly
Today we started off our Science Week by making different aircrafts and testing them for distance and time in the air. The children loved experimenting with different materials and testing it both indoors and outdoors.
Professors for Science Week
The children were excited to receive their Professor badge ready for Science Week.
We had a fantastic afternoon in Year 2 making explorer vehicles. The children took the time to design their vehicle then created it. Their challenge was to add detail to their vehicle. Take a look at the photos. The children will take their vehicle home tonight.
P.E with Mrs Barnett
This term in P.E, children are learning gymnastic techniques. The children have been working hard to ensure that they stretch and straighten out their arms and legs.
3D shapes and their properties
Today (Tuesday 21st January) the children have enjoyed looking at 3D shapes and recognising their properties. We talked about edges, vertices and faces. The children worked together to look at shapes that roll and stack. Well done for excellent Maths work investigating shapes and their properties.
Researching the 7 Continents
Today (Monday 20th January) children were using the ipads to research all about the 7 continents. They found out some fantastic facts and shared them with the class. Well done Year 2 for excellent research work!
Art – Continuing to use clay
Over the past few weeks the children have been learning how to manipulate clay to create different designs. The children have worked really hard and were able to end their project with making their own object/design. Take a look at the photographs of their fantastic art work.
A Fantastic Christmas Party Afternoon
Yesterday afternoon the children had their Christmas party. The children enjoyed playing games in their classrooms and all sitting together to eat buffet food. The children loved their visit from Father Christmas and all received a special present from him. Thank you to all the families who kindly brought in food and drinks for the party.
Music lesson with Reception – Wednesday 11th December
It was lovely to see Year 2 helping the reception children with their music lesson. Children enjoyed singing songs and playing instruments together. We are so lucky to have Mrs Mallinson help us all with our music.
Year 1 and Year 2 Nativity – Cock-a-Doodle Christmas
What a fantastic performance from our Year 1 and Year 2 children. They performed to 3 audiences over 2 days and the acting, singing and dancing was brilliant. All the staff are extremely proud of you all, you shone like stars. Well done!
Lots of fun this morning at our Tinsel Trolley event. Children were very lucky that Mrs McKee organised lots of fun games for us all to take part in. Thank you for all your kind donations which have gone to the charity Care and Share.
Art – Using Clay
This week we have been practising different techniques using clay. We are going to be making different characters using the clay over the next few weeks. Take a look at the pictures.
The Jesse Tree – Mrs Wright Visits Year 2
This morning (Wednesday 27th November) the whole school were very lucky to have Mrs Wright come in and lead us on a Prayer and Liturgy about Advent and The Jesse Tree. We learnt a couple of advent songs, one of which had actions too. The children enjoyed learning all about the importance of The Jesse Tree.
After the assembly Year 2 were extremely lucky to have Mrs Wright talk to them in more detail about The Jesse Tree and the ancestors of Jesus. Children then took part in 4 fun activities to support them in understanding the message of –
Then a shoot will spring up from the stump of Jesse, and a Branch from his roots will bear fruit. (Isaiah 11:1)
Take a look at the photographs to see our learning.
Science – Let’s Investigate!
Children enjoyed investigating how drinks can effect your teeth if you don’t brush them with toothpaste.
We used eggs as an experiment to look at the difference between using toothpaste and not.
Look at the photographs to see our results!
Art – Making a Didgeridoo
This week the children have all made a Didgeridoo. They created Aboriginal designs on their Didgeridoos; they worked so hard to create their wonderful designs. Have a look at the photographs.
What a week!
Well done to all the children this week who have worked extremely hard in all areas of the curriculum.
In English we have continued to look at the story ‘Prince Cinders’. Children have been writing instructions for Prince Cinders using imperative verbs (bossy verbs). In Maths children have been adding 3 single digits together; adding number patterns first, for instance adding number bonds to 10 first then adding the third number. In Science we have been looking at germs and the importance of personal hygiene. In Art we have been looking at Aboriginal art and we all created fantastic art work using this technique. In P.E we were extremely lucky to have Mrs McKee teaching us some country dancing and how to use the maypole correctly. The children loved taking part in this – take a look at the photos. In R.E we were looking at Baptism and signs and symbols.
This week we have started our new topic, ‘Fighting Fit’. In Science we have been looking at making a healthy plate ensuring we have a balanced diet. We also have been looking at different amounts of sugar in drinks and we were all astonished that apple juice had the most amount of sugar in. In English we have been looking at the story, ‘Prince Cinders’. The children have enjoyed writing letters to the author asking her questions about the story. We are hoping to receive a reply next week! In RE we have been looking at Psalms and the children have written their own Psalm this week. I was extremely impressed with their thoughts and ideas that went into their Psalm. In our class prayer and liturgy we have been looking at St Pio and how he was a Peacemaker. We have been trying to follow in his footsteps and be Peacemakers in school and at home. Children have been asked to write about when they are a Peacemaker.