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Year 2

Welcome to year 2

 

The year 2 team for 2021/22 consists of Miss Cox (2E) and Mrs Rowstron (2F), along with our teaching assistants Miss Pallett (2E) and Mrs McGrevey (2F).

Year 2 PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please familiarise yourself with our uniform policy in relation to PE, including health and safety requirements linked to jewellery.

 

Please ensure that your child brings in a water bottle and their reading book/record, as well as their link book, every day.

 

Homework is set on a Friday, and is due in by the following Thursday. Children should be reading to an adult at least three times per week for at least 15/20 minutes each time. Reading can take place with either the book sent home from school or an allocated book on your child's Bug Club. Each book must be recorded in your child's reading record, including any ebooks.

 

Please ensure that any belongings are labelled - it makes it easier to return when left around school!

Learning showcase

ICT / Music

We are composing music using a digital package called 2Sequence on Purple Mash in our ICT lessons. 

TTRockstars

We have become rockstars in year 2! They children are now playing TTRockstars at home and in school. Weekly battles between 2E and 2F are now in place. This is such a great way to learn and improve fluency of times tables. We only need to know our 2s, 5s and 10s but the children are accessing lots more when playing on the app. 2F were the proud winners in the first battle. Who will win the next one? 

This term, the children in Year 2 have been learning all about the life cycle of a butterfly. Over the last few weeks, we have observed our class caterpillars grow into chrysalis before changing into a butterfly. We really enjoyed releasing them into nature and saying goodbye. 

Science week showcase

The children in Year 2 enjoyed taking part and visiting Milby's Science week showcase! They had the chance to look around the hall at other year groups research projects and even got to try out some of their prototypes! Group 2 were very proud to see their final bridge displayed at the showcase. 

We enjoyed coming into school dressed up as our favourite book characters for World Book Day 2022! The children had lots of fun sharing their favourite texts with their friends as well as joining in with the school's book character potato competition. 

Children's author, Kathryn White came to join us for our World Book Day celebrations and told the children all about being an author. The children in Year 2 had a wonderful afternoon working with Kathryn to create a map of their journey to school, inspired by the story 'Ruby's School Walk'.  

The Great Wave

Year 2 have been looking at the famous painting 'The Great Wave' by Japanese artist Hokusai. First, we spent time looking at his painting and talking about the shape and colour of the wave. Then we used pencil to sketch our own waves before using different shades of blue paint to add colour to the wave. 

In our art lessons, the children have been studying Tudor houses. They have spent time sketching and drawing a Tudor house and observing the different structures and patterns before designing their own. The children have enjoyed using mixed media to bring their Tudor house design to life! 

Y2 Scooter Safety

In Year 2, we have been learning how to keep ourselves safe when using our scooters on the road. Alice from Warwickshire Road Safety came along and taught us some top tips to keep ourselves safe with the help from Warwick the Bear. 

On a Friday afternoon during our music lesson we have started to learn to play London's Burning using glockenspiels. We are concentrating on performing the notes and rhythms correctly as well as providing feedback after a performance has taken place.

This week the children have been thinking about their mental health. They participated in various mindfulness activities such as baking, mindfulness colouring and yoga. 

Science material investigation

In science, we have been investigating how the shape of a solid object can change shape. The children followed a recipe to create their own silly putty before using forces to manipulate and test how and if the shape changed when it is bent, twisted, stretched and squashed. 

Music composition in binary form

During our music lessons we have been using untuned percussion to compose and perform a piece of music in binary form (AB structure). The children have thoroughly enjoyed composing and performing in our music room.

Home learning

 

For your home learning tasks you are expected to access Education City and Hit the Button and Times Table Rockstars. In addition to this it would benefit your child to download the new White Rose Maths app. Click below to access these websites.

 

Education City

Hit the Button

Times Table Rockstars

White Rose Maths 1 - Minute Maths app

 

Long term plan 2021 - 2022

Writing key objectives

Maths key objectives

Curriculum spelling list

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