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Welcome to Year 2

In Year Two classes: Sycamore and Willow.

The adults that work in Year 2: Miss Woodrow (currently on maternity leave), Miss Linton, Miss Starnes, Mrs Gibson and Miss Souter

Summer Term

Next term, our topics will focus on our local area and map reading skills.  The children will learn about the artist Renee Magritte and create their own art in his style.   

We will also be going on a trip to learn about where our food comes from. 

Spring Term

At the start of 2019, we started our new topic called ‘The World of Beatrix Potter’.  We have enjoyed learning about the lives of Beatrix Potter and Queen Victoria and why they are significant people in British history. 

In Design and Technology, the children designed and created their own gardens.  They needed to join different structures together using methods of their choice.  Once finished, they evaluated them against their design criteria. 

As part of our PSHE lessons, the children learnt about Austin’s butterfly to help them develop their resilience.  They paired up in the classroom and gave each other feedback to help them improve. 

After February half term, we learnt about the Victorian time period.  The children compared their lives to the lives of Victorian children.  They were very surprised to learn that children were expected to work and didn’t go to school!  The children played with Victorian toys to see how similar (or different) they are! 

For World Book Day, the children took part in a ‘Book Swap’ and enjoyed sharing a variety of texts with their peers. 

In English, we created explanation texts and our own versions of Beatrix Potter’s famous story, ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’.  Within mathematics, they developed our understanding of multiplication and division.  As part of this, we learnt our 2, 5 and 10 x tables and corresponding division facts. 

 

Highlights from the Autumn Term

At the start of the year, we enjoyed our multi-cultural week when we learnt about different countries.  These are the countries we learnt about:

Willow – Italy

Chestnut – New Zealand

Sycamore – Brazil

During our ‘Journey to India’ topic, we enjoyed learning about the process of roller printing and using this technique to create our own wall hangings.

To celebrate the WW1 centenary, we all made sock puppet soldiers and had a special day to learn about the importance of WW1 in British History.  During the day, we: had a session with a professional dance teacher learning about dancing from the 1920s, learnt songs from that time period, had a themed lunch and produced a wall hanging.  At the end of the day, we celebrated our learning in a special assembly.

After half term, our topic was ‘The Great Fire of London’.  As part of this topic, we had our very own immersion day and pretended we were alive at the time of the fire.  It was an amazing day and we had great fun!

 

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