Welcome to Year 2
Mrs Clews is the Year 2 class teacher and Mrs Haigh and Mrs Jones are the teaching assistants.
Please click on the links below to find information including our long term plan and letters. You can also see some of the exciting things we have doing in class by scrolling down our class page. We will continue to add pictures and information throughout the year.
CLASS NEWS AND ACTIVITIES
SKYLAR'S MISSING NOTE - 25.11.21
Year 2 had a fabulous morning watching a wonderful performance called 'Skylar's Missing Note' by a travelling theatre company. We really enjoyed watching the performance and listening to the story! We then had a super workshop afterwards where we continued our musical journey. We learnt some new musical words including dynamic, tempo and pitch! Take a look at some photographs below of our exciting morning.
MAKING BIRD FEEDERS - 16.11.21
As part of our English work, we have looking at the non-fictions text '10 ways I can save my world'. We have been exploring ways we can help our local environment. We made bird feeders and hung them up around our school playground to encourage birds to visit our school. We also learnt that feeding the birds in winter will help them get ready for nesting in the spring. We will now be writing a set of instructions about how to make a bird feeder. Check back soon to see examples of our writing once we have written our instructions!
MATHS WEEK ENGLAND - 8.11.21 - 12.11.21
This week has been Maths Week England! Year 2 have had a great week taking part in lots of maths activities, including the TT Rockstar England Rocks competition, problem solving activities using the NRich resources and taking part in a doubling workshop with Cuthbert the Croc. We've had a great week. We thinks maths is brilliant! Take a look at our slideshow below for some photographs from our week.
AUTUMN NATURE SMART EDUCATION DAY - 8/10/21
Year 2 had a wonderful outdoor learning day in the sunshine! We spent the morning looking for signs of autumn in our playground and then making a checklist of things we found. We also used natural objects to represent different numbers as our own base 10 equipment to link with our maths learning this week! Some children even made our own magic number squares using natural objects and tried to make each row and column total 15 for an extra challenge!
During the afternoon, we explored our wild area and made our own self-portraits using natural materials. We then created our own interpretations using inspiration from Andy Goldsworthy and made our own beautiful artwork and patterns. Take a look at the slideshow below for some photographs from the day.
PILGRIMAGE WALK - 24/9/21
Year 2 had a wonderful morning on our pilgrimage walk. During our pilgrimage, we had to overcome some challenging hills and footpaths! Once we reached the summit of our walk, we looked across our valley and we said a prayer to thank God for everyone who helps us in our lives. We listened to the story of the Ebenezer stone from the Bible. Then we each took a pebble and made our own stone cairn as we said thank you for those people who help us. Please take a look at the slideshow below for some photographs from our morning.
CREATURE ARK VISITOR - 24/6/21
As part of our topic 'Amazing Animals' this half term, we welcomed 'Creature Ark' to our school to lead a workshop and teach us all about their fascinating animals! We got to look at and hold many different animals, including a snake, hissing cockroaches, a ferret, hedgehog and a tarantula! We found out lots of interesting facts about them and learned about the habitats they lived in. We had a fantastic afternoon! Please take a look at the slideshow below for some photographs from our afternoon.
SUMMER NATURE SMART EDUCATION DAY - 11/6/21
We have had a wonderful outdoor learning day today! We have been exploring living things and their habitats, as part of our new science topic. We had a fabulous day minibeast hunting, pond dipping, making observations of minibeasts and then creating bar graphs for the minibeasts we found in our playground and the wild area. We also designed and created our own minibeast 'hotels'.
We also had the 'Wise Owl' company visiting school today. We loved looking at all the owls and finding out about them. We even got to hold some of them! What a fantastic day we have had! Please look at the slideshow below to see a selection of photographs.
WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK - 17/5/21-21/5/21
Well done to all the children in Year 2 for making a special effort to try and walk to school this week! We have been promoting active, healthier lifestyles in school. We looked at the ways walking to school can help our health, learning and make the roads safer for us all!
EXAMPLES OF WRITING IN YEAR 2
Please look at the photos below to see some examples of writing in Year 2 throughout the year. We have been working really hard to make sure our handwriting is neat, has the correct punctuation and uses interesting description.
PLAYGROUND GAMES - 18/5/21
Year 2 were lucky enough to have Mrs Bolton visit this afternoon from Colne Valley High School. Mrs Bolton led a PE session with the class to teach some games the children could play at break and lunch times. We had a wonderful afternoon playing games including tig, scarecrow tig, river and bank and elephant's football. We can't wait to play some of these games with our friends!
SPRING NATURE SMART EDUCATION DAY - 19/3/21
Year 2 had a super outdoor learning day today! We began our day with searching for signs of spring in our playground. We saw lots of buds emerging from trees, daffodils growing, birds nests and birds tweeting. We also saw lots of seedlings and insects! In class we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We then took our learning outside and created our own 2D and 3D shapes using natural resources. We counted the number of sides, edges and vertices of the shapes we created.
During the afternoon, we visited the wild area. We looked at colour wheels, then tried to create our own natural colour wheels, using natural objects we found in nature. We had a fabulous day! Take a look at some of our photographs in the slideshow below.
WORLD BOOK DAY - 13/3/21
Year 2 had a super day celebrating World Book Day! We shared and enjoyed reading our favourite stories throughout the day. We created book reviews from stories and information books we have recently read. During the afternoon, we became authors! We created our own E-Book stories and then illustrated them. Look at our photographs below for some of our fabulous costumes.
STORY TIME WITH FATHER CHRISTMAS - 17/12/20
We had a special surprise virtual visitor this morning! We were lucky enough to have Father Christmas read Year 2 a Christmas story. He read a wonderful story called 'The Christmas Eve Tree'. We really enjoyed seeing Father Christmas and hearing all about his preparations for Christmas!
When the ugly little fir tree is taken to the city, no one wants to buy him; they prefer the big tall trees. But a homeless boy asks the shopkeeper if he can take the tree, and down by the river in a cardboard box, decorated with a few candles, the tree finds itself at the centre of a magical Christmas Eve it will never forget. A Christmas tale with a classic feel but a modern theme at its heart.
YEAR 2 RECOMMENDED READS
Please have a look at the link below for a comprehensive list of recommended books for Year 2. There are some fantastic classic stories and new titles to help your child with their reading journey!
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