Welcome to Year 2
Mrs Clews is the Year 2 class teacher. Mrs Haigh and Mrs Jones are the Year 2 teaching assistants.
Please click on the links below to find information including our long term plan and newsletters. 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
MAKING BIRD FEEDERS - 22/11/23
As part of our English work, we have looking at the non-fiction 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 we made them.
MATHS WEEK ENGLAND - 13/11/23 - 17/11/23
Year 2 have taken part in some super activities this week, as part of 'Maths Week', including a 'terrific triangles' workshop and a 'robot monsters' investigation! Please look at a selection of photos below.
FARM DAY - 22/9/23
We have had a fabulous farm themed day today! In the morning, we wrote some super riddles about farm animals, which the children confidently read out to the rest of the class. We listened to the clues and then tried to guess the animals! After that, 'Ian's mobile farm' visited school and brought a selection of his fabulous farm animals! We enjoyed stroking and finding out about all the animals, including alpacas, miniature donkeys, miniature sheep, goats, chickens and lots more. We especially loved Meg the sheepdog! During the afternoon we wrote our own postcards about the farm animals we saw and completed some 'farm themed' activities on the laptops. What a fabulous day we have had! Please look at a selection of photos from our day below.
AUTUMN NATURE SMART EDUCATION DAY - 15/9/23
Year 2 had a lovely, sunny outdoor learning day! 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 and our own base 10 equipment to link with our maths learning this week!
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. We also completed an obstacle course in the Vicarage garden! Take a look at the slideshow below for some photographs from the day.
GYMNASTICS - 12/7/23
Year 2 had a 'gymnastics 'taster' session this morning! They were taught a range of tucks, jumps and balances by a gymnastics coach. You will see from the photographs some of their fabulous acrobatic gymnastics!
STARCHASER ROCKET DAY - 5/7/23
We had a fabulous day for our Starchaser rocket day! We spent the day taking part in lots of 'space themed' activities. We explored the rocket in the Vicarage garden, looked at a range of space-themed objects in an 'out of this world' workshop and then enjoyed an exciting rocket launch on the cricket pitch. What a fabulous day!
COLNE VALLEY FOOTBALL COMPETITION - 4/7/23
Some of our Year 2 children represented the class in a Colne Valley football competition at the high school. They played excellently as a team, with amazing passing, fabulous footwork and lots of brilliant goals scored! The team came a very respectable 2nd place overall, well done!
CLASS VISIT TO STIRLEY COMMUNITY FARM - 22/6/23
Year 2 had a great visit to Stirley Community Farm! We took part in two workshops during the day - 'dig, cook, eat' and 'plants and their pollinators'. We picked and prepared vegetables from the garden, before cooking a delicious leek and potato soup! We also looked at different types of habitats, made leaf and bark rubbings and went on a scavenger hunt in nature! Take a look at our photographs below!
SUMMER OUTDOOR LEARNING DAY - 16/6/23
We have had a wonderful, sunny, 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'. Take a look at the photographs below of our lovely day.
YEAR 2 MINI OLYMPICS EVENT - 12/5/23
A selection of Year 2 pupils went to Colne Valley High School to represent our school in a mini olympics event with other local primary schools in the Colne Valley. They did a fantastic job in a variety of different activities, such as the egg and spoon race, relay racing and even welly wanging!
CLASS VISIT TO LOTHERTON HALL 'WILDLIFE WORLD' - 2/5/23
We had a great day at Lotherton Hall 'Wildlife World'! We found out all about different habitats and the wildlife that would live there. We had a tour around 'Wildlife World' and enjoyed looking at all the different animals there, especially the Humboldt penguins. There was also a fabulous playground for us to enjoy after our lunch! Take a look at some of our photographs in the slideshow below.
SPRING OUTDOOR LEARNING DAY - 24/3/23
Year 2 had a super outdoor learning day today! 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.
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY - 22/3/23
Over the last half term, we have been designing, planning and making healthy fruit kebabs in our design and technology work! We had a fabulous time and they tasted delicious! Take a look at the slideshow below to see a selection of photographs of the creation process.
ART - MAASAI HOUSES - 7/2/23
We have really enjoyed designing and creating our Maasai clay houses, as part of our topic 'Out of Africa.' Please take a look at a selection of photographs below!
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY - 12/12/22
We have been busy planning and creating picture frames as part of our design technology topic on structures. We learned how to use a cardboard brace to strengthen the corners to make our structures more secure. Take a look at the slideshow below to see a selection of photographs of the creation process.
EYFS AND KEY STAGE 1 NATIVITY - 8/12/22
The children performed a fantastic rendition of the nativity 'Little Angel Gets her Wings'. There was some fabulous singing and performing. Please take a look at the photographs below.
MAKING BIRD FEEDERS - 16/11/22
As part of our English work, we have looking at the non-fiction 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 also be writing instructions about how we made them!
LOCAL LANDSCAPES IN THE STYLE OF LUCY PITTAWAY - 1/11/22
We have been creating our own local landscape paintings, based on the style of the artist 'Lucy Pittaway'. Take a look at our beautiful paintings!
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!
Please feel free to ask for paper copies of any information that you find on this
website from the school office.