Year 2 Sealife Trip 6.03.19; To support current topic, Year 2 will be visiting the Sealife Centre in Birmingham on 6/03/19 leaving school at 9am & returning by 3.15pm. School uniform is required & no spending money needed. A packed lunch required in 'named' throw away bag (in notes field, please state either 'YES SPL' if school packed lunch is needed or 'NO SPL' if supplying own). Please also indicate in note box if you can help on this trip. To cover coach & entry, payment of £13.00 is required. Please pay/give consent no later than 27th February.
This page contains useful information relating to Year 2 and will also be updated with what the children have been up to.
In the year 2 team you will find:
- Mrs Bailey
- Miss Wilson
- Mrs Morris
- Mrs May and Mrs Madan
- Mrs Furlong
This term kicked off with the discovery of a giant egg in the Year 2 outside area. It was such exciting news that we worked in groups to perform a TV news report informing people about the event. We then received a letter from the editor of the First News who asked us to create a newspaper article about the egg discovery. Our class story has been 'The Egg' by MP Robertson. In the story, George also discovers a giant dragon egg and, as his mother, has to teach the dragon dragony ways. We loved getting to know the story and retelling it in our own words!
Look at our amazing homework linked to our Dangerous Dragons topic!
Ferocious Fire & Devious Dark
This half term has kicked off with the children exploring Bonfire Night by writing and performing Firework poetry using onomatopoeia and alliteration. We have also looked at the history of Bonfire Night celebrations by learning about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.
In English, we are reading the story of 'Orion and the Dark' by Emma Yarlett. Orion, the main character, is afraid of so many things! We linked this to our own personal fears and thought about why we might have certain fears. We are really enjoying getting to know the story before we retell it ourselves.
In maths, we have recapped and consolidated our place value knowledge. This then progressed on to setting out column addition and subtraction for 2-digit numbers up to 100. We are really proud of how well the children have achieved with this skill!
The Great Fire of London
We have been learning about the events of the Great Fire of London in 1666. First we sequenced the events and acted them out. Then we made models of the houses from Pudding Lane (where the fire started). After we invited the local fire service to help us safely set fire to our models and watch how the fire spread. They then bravely put out the fire for us. Following this we have written a non-chronological report containing all of the information we have learned about this event!
This term we are focusing on exploring different habitats and our local environment. Our English work is linked to the story 'Meerkat Mail' by Emily Gravett featuring Sunny the meerkat and the mischievous jackal who travel to different habitats around the world. This links to our Science focus on habitats and microhabitats and the animals who live there.
In geography we are looking at human and physical features, in particular, those in our local environment. We are using this knowledge to create maps of our local features. We explored the local Woodloes area looking for human and physical features. We then worked in teams to create a map of our route, using a key to identify features. Thank you for all our parent volunteers who made the walk so successful!
- Please make sure your child has a labelled water bottle in school.
- We have PE on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has clearly labelled: black shorts; white t-shirt; pumps or trainers; and jogging bottoms.
- Weekly homework is handed out on a Wednesday and we request you return this completed on the following Monday unless otherwise stated.
- Year 2 will participate in forest schools once each half term. Please keep and eye out in the window for the dates your class are going and bring the required clothing/shoes including a wet weather coat and wellies.
- The tyres positioned outside of the year 2 classrooms are used as planters. Please ensure your children are not climbing or playing on them.
- Please ensure all jumpers and cardigans are labelled.
- We love weekly art sessions in year 2! If you have any art resource donations please hand them in to the class teacher. We would appreciate any spare materials, such as, paper, card, sequins, googly eyes, gems, paints, pastels, collage materials, pipe cleaners, plastic plates, tissue paper and anything else you think would be creative.
If you have any spare time and would like to come in and volunteer to listen to children read then please let your child's class teacher know.
If you would like to support your child at home, here are some useful websites to look at: