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Year 2

Welcome to our Year Two page!

 

In Year Two this year, the team is Miss Usher, Miss Robinson, Miss Lloyd and Mrs Binning. We are looking forward to a fantastic first term together. If your child is in Year Two this year, please familiarise yourself with this page as it will let you know the various activities the class are currently involved in.

 

This year we will be teaching a wide range of subjects discretely: English, Maths, Science, Art, Computing, History and Geography. This term, Class 5 and Class 6 will have P.E on Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure your children  bring their P.E uniforms on this day and that earrings are removed. 

 

Year Two SATs:

In May of next year, your children will be tested on their knowledge and understanding of the Key Stage One curriculum in English and Mathematics. We will report a teacher assessment to yourselves and the Local Authority when these have been completed.

 

Reading Books: Children have chosen Reading for Pleasure books from the library themselves - these books may be too difficult to read independently but are great as a shared read with you at home. Individual reading books will follow once assessments have been completed from our new Read, Write, Inc phonics programme.

 

Spellodrome: New spellings are set every Monday.

 

Mathletics: New maths homework will be set every Monday.

 

 

 

We look forward to sharing an exciting year with you all smiley

 

 

Autumn Two: Week Two:

WOW! We have worked SO hard this week!
Our highlights include exploring wheels and axles using the Lego construction kits, as well as reading 'The Polar Express' to begin understanding user and purpose for a range of vehicles. Take a look at some of our initial creations!

Stay tuned for updates on our magical Christmas-themed Design and Technology project!

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Autumn Two: Week One:

Welcome back Year Two! We hope you had a fabulous rest over the holiday. 

 

We have been extremely busy during our first week back as we start the beginning of lots of new topics in all of our different subjects. We were particularly excited when we were introduced to our new Computing topic which involves the laptops this half term. Each week, we will be building up our knowledge of word processing and desktop skills. Logging in with our own usernames and passwords was our biggest challenge this week, but we persevered like the tortoise!

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Happy Half Term Year Two!

 

You have made it through your first half term and we couldn't be more proud of all of the hard work you have put in. Have a wonderful break, get some rest and we'll see you back on Monday 4th November for a new, exciting half term.

Check out our spooky Halloween video in the Gallery section of our website - Can you spot some familiar faces?

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Autumn One: Week Eight:
We have been incredibly busy during our final week of the half term - In Art, we have been studying the skills of painting, using Kandinsky's 'Concentric Circles' as our inspiration. We have explored primary, secondary and tertiary colours to create a final design, before mixing paint to create these stunning paintings for our Art portfolios.
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Autumn One: Week Seven:

This week in Mathematics, we have been exploring adding tens to a two-digit number. We have had lots of fun exploring this concept practically using place value counters, dienes and the hundred square. Take a look at some of our fabulous journaling from this week, showing our understanding! We are real Maths Masters in Year Two!

 

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Autumn One: Week Six:

This week we have been extremely busy writing diary entries based around our book, ‘The Dinosaur’s Diary’ by one of our favourite authors, Julia Donaldson. We had already heard of her in Year One when studying ‘The Gruffalo.’ 

Here is a sneaky peak at some of our amazing writing - Evie from Class 6 blew our socks off with this stunning first piece! Well done! 

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Autumn One: Week Five:
In our Music lessons this half term, we have been looking at Western Classical Music. We have been studying Aaron Copland and his piece 'Hoedown.' Copland's composition involves a lot of call and response, and this week we have been

creating our own rhythm grids. Once created, we performed them to the class; we went first and then our peers copied our claps. We have also enjoyed our warm up; "Oh My! No more pie!" Why don't you have a go together at home?

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Autumn One: Week Four:

Over the last few weeks in Science, we have been looking at what makes us healthy. Today, we created our own balanced plates looking at the different food groups. We have had Science homework this week which was to keep a food diary so that we can see how many portions of fruit, vegetables, proteins, dairy and sugary foods we have! 

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Autumn One: Week Three:

In our design and technology lessons, we are working towards building a brand new vehicle for a new live action Disney version of the film Cars! We are very excited about this task and have been working like the unicorn to show our creativity. Take a sneak peek at some of our initial designs! 

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Autumn One: Week Two:

This week, we read the book 'The Word Collector' by Peter .H. Reynolds, to launch our new focus on vocabulary in Year Two. We gave this book 10/10 because the pictures were beautiful and we were inspired by the main character, Jerome, as he collected some weird and wonderful new words, before sharing them with his friends.

Keep your eyes peeled for all of the new words that Class 5 and Class 6 gather as we become word collectors this year!

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Autumn One: Week One:
This week, we have been familiarising ourselves with the numbers 1-100. We created our own 'Numicon City', so that we could count the windows and practise counting all the way up to 100. We had great fun!

 

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