Year 2 News

Week beginning 7th October

The children in Key Stage 1 researched the meaning of Langar and Langar meals this week in Religious Education. They discovered Langar means ‘free kitchen’ and the meals are typically vegetarian so that all people, regardless of faith, could enjoy the meal. Using this information, they went on to design a Langar meal before creating it out of FIMO and painting it in art.

Week beginning 30th September

Year 2 took their learning outdoors this week to make the most of the lovely weather. They collected leaves of all different colours and size which they will then use to create artwork. They identified different seeds and discussed how seeds need water, sunshine and soil to grow into trees. A wonderful afternoon before our science lesson!

Week beginning 23rd September

One Day Creative visited Chapter House and the Year 1 and 2 children took part in a fantastic drama workshop. They worked together to retell the story of Jack and The Beanstalk. They all had a wonderful time using props, listening to music and playing games.

Week beginning 16th September

Year 2 returned from break to find an unusual suitcase with lots of magical items inside, along with a poem. They used the poem and the magical items to deduce that the suitcase must belong to a wizard! They then spoke about what they would keep in a magical suitcase and used these ideas to create noun phrases before writing their own list poem.

Week beginning 9th September

Year 2 have worked extremely hard this week. They used their senses to collect adjectives in nature, began touch typing in Computing and solved tricky place value problems in Numeracy. Well done, Year 2!

 


Week beginning 2nd September

It has been a fantastic first week back with the new Year 2 cohort. They have worked hard to produce class rules, played numeracy games linked to reading and writing numbers and discussed their new roles of responsibility. A highlight was the outdoor learning treasure hunt where the children focused on teamwork and cooperation to solve riddles and find the hidden treasure. A fantastic start to the new academic year. Keep up the good work!

Summer Term 2019

Week beginning 17th June

In our final week, the children researched, designed, created and evaluate a wheelbarrow suitable for a play mobile person. They were given a success criteria and the materials but they had to plan, design, problem solve and build as independently as they could in order to produce an attractive, working wheelbarrow. All of the children were successful in their task and although they found aspects of the task challenging, they had lots of fun and stated, ‘even though problem solving is tricky with help from friends and having a go, you can be successful!’ A great lesson and fabulous problem solving!

Week beginning 10th June

The children in Year 2 worked in teams to design and describe a dragon, drawing inspiration from Chris Wormell’s, ‘George and the Dragon’. They worked collaboratively to produce a group design before peer assessing each others work. The children then used these initial ideas to design their own dragons and writing interesting, descriptive sentences including expanded noun phrases.

Week beginning 3rd June

Year 2 created dragon eggs this week during art after being inspired by, ‘George and the Dragon’ by Chris Wormell. They then went on to write instructions and will be using their dragon eggs to inspire their creative writing next week! Well done, Year 2.

Week beginning 20th May

Following an amazing trip to Harlow Carr where the children identified wild flowers, plants and trees, Year 2 had a wonderful afternoon competing in sports day! They all tried their best and supported their friends. A fantastic, fun filled week! Well done, Year 2!

Week beginning 13th May

Year 2 sequenced and labelled the life cycle of a sunflower during their science lesson this afternoon. They defined germination, flowering and seed dispersal as a class before planting their own sunflower seed. Over the next few weeks the children will monitor the growth of their seeds ensuring they get enough water and sunshine. All of the children moved onto their extension activity and created an independent set of instructions titled, ‘How to plant a Sunflower seed.’ Well done, Year 2!

Week beginning 6th May

During our weekly library session, the children discussed their favourite authors and recommended books to their friends. The children then had time to enjoy their new books independently in the library before discussing the story so far and making predictions.

Week beginning 30th April

The first week of the summer term was very exciting in Year 2. The children went out into the garden to identify wildlife and plants as well as discussing how seeds grow. Within literacy, they completed a series of drama activities inspired by Roald Dahl’s, ‘The Magic Finger’. They took it in turns to transform their peers into different animals and thought carefully about their use of space, facial expressions and body language.

Week beginning 8th April

This week, the children had lots of fun in numeracy using a variety of the taught skills from the term in a play based carousel of activities. The children had 5 minutes per station and worked in pairs to access the different challenges. They completed addition, subtraction, multiplication and division word problems, a space race adding tens to 2 digit numbers, matched number bonds to 20, played money dominoes, completed time bingo and multiplication four in a row! The children liked the variety and quick pace of the activities as well as working collaboratively.

Week beginning 1st April 

Year 2 had an exciting week in Topic creating prints of Galapagos animals in the art room and exploring the outdoor learning area in the search of mini beast living in the different microhabitats as their science focus. They worked collaboratively, sharing ideas and offering advice to their buddies when they were unsure. They all met their learning objectives and Erasmus was the expert in art. Well done!