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Year 2

Welcome to Year Two class page.

April 2018

We hope that you are all well rested after your Easter break and are ready for the summer term in Year 2!

Following an exciting discovery of jelly beans, leaves, feathers and a harp we are excited to be learning a new story, 'Jack and the Jelly Bean Stalk'.  We will be exploring expanded noun phases to describe the characters in the story and we will be looking at how to change the events in the text to create our own 'rags to riches' tale.  We will also be looking at rhyming language to create our very own short poem.  

Now we are in our final term in year 2, we have started spelling sessions alongside our usual daily phonics.  We have started to send these home so please look out for them on our class windows and in your homework books.

In maths we are revisiting measure and learning to read rulers, thermometers and scales.  As the SATs are fast approaching, we are looking at our calculation strategies again and focusing upon any areas that the children need further help with.

January 2018

Welcome back to school, Year 2! We hope you are all rested and ready for an exciting new half term!

This term we will be learning the story 'Nessie the Loch Ness Monster' by Richard Brassey, and writing our own stories about finding a monster. We have been focusing on including adventurous adjectives, subordinating conjunctions and using questions to excite the reader. We will then be creating our own non-fiction booklets about Scotland.

In Maths, we have been focusing on word problems and working out the best ways to answer them. We will then be moving onto looking at money, 2-D and 3-D shape, fractions and time.

During RE we are studying 'Books', and will be looking at the Bible and the different parts it is made up of. We will be looking at the Gospels and how Christians show them reverence in church.

Our Topic title this half term is 'The Good, the Bad and the Useful'. We will look at the life of Florence Nightingale and we will write a diary about her life. In Science we will be identify materials and their uses. We will also look at how things move and how materials can be changed.

We are also moving onto our Phase 5 phonics to help us spell different sounds in different ways.


December 2017

Merry Christmas!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Nativity show, 'Lights! Camel! Action!'. Everyone did very well and everyone in the school is very proud of how well the children performed.

In the build up for Christmas, we have been learning and focusing the poem, 'Twas the night before Christmas'. In RE, we have been learning the Nativity story and thinking about how we can prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus. In Maths, we have been focusing on measurement of lengths, mass and temperature.

During the Christmas break, we are asking the children to carry on with their reading and recording this in their reading log. These reading logs can also be used for any comments the children have about the books or to note down words they found tricky whilst reading. As a reading challenge, how about reading a Christmas book and then trying to write your own?

We hope you have a restful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you back at school in the new year!


October 2017

Welcome back after the half term holiday. We hope you had a relaxing break and are ready for the next half term ahead.

This half term we will be starting the Topic, 'Furious Fire', where we will be looking at the Great Fire of London and the history behind Bonfire night.

In Maths, we have learnt how to add and subtract two-digit numbers. We are now moving onto multiplying and dividing by 2, 5 and 10.

In English, we are learning the story, 'Toby and the Great Fire of London' by Margaret Nash. We have been working on using exciting adjectives and adverbs to describe the scene and the events of the fire.

In RE, we are studying 'Signs and Symbols'. We are focusing on the sacrament of Baptism and what this celebration means to people in the Catholic church.

We are also starting to practice the songs for our Nativity - please encourage children to practice at home. We will be issuing speaking parts so please rehearse these with your children at home.


September 2017

Welcome back Year 2!

We have had a great start to the term. We have started our Topic, The Wonderful World where we've been identify animals and describing them.

In Maths we have been finding out about place value and identifying what each digit stands for in a number,

In English, we have been learning the story Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett and we have created some excellent actions to remember it. We've been using conjunctions to extend our sentences.

In RE, we are studying 'Beginnings' and we have been learning the story of creation. We will now be learning about Psalms and prayers, and how we say them at the beginning of the day.


Class Prayer

Dear God,

Thank you for our school, the children and the teachers.
Please help us to do our best in everything we do and learn new things.
I will try to remember that you live in me and my friends.
I will show your love to others and grow with you each day.



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