Welcome to Miss Ford's Year 2 Class Page

We do PE on: Monday and Wednesday

Please ensure the children have indoor and outdoor PE kits in school on these days - white t-shirt, blue or black shorts, blue or black jogging bottoms, tracksuit top and trainers. 

We test spellings on: Friday

Please return homework sheets on a Friday with both sides completed.

We practise our times tables: Daily

Our daily homework is to read to an adult at home and practise our times tables and spellings in order to ensure they make the best possible progress during their time in Year 2.

Additional homework will be set occasionally throughout the year. This will usually be linked to our topic.

This term our topic is 'Cracking Ideas'. pdfclick here to find out about the exciting things we have planned.

  

Useful Documents                                

Class Letters                                             

 

pdfPractising Spellings at Home

pdfYear 1 and 2 Common Exception Words          

pdf50 Recommended Books to Read in Year 2

pdf Meet the Teacher PowerPoint Presentation

pdfExtreme Reading Homework

SATS Parents Meeting PowerPoint

This term in maths we have been exploring 3D shapes. As part of our work we have been learning their properties and using these to describe the shapes. We have also been learning about nets and how these fold together to make the 3D shapes we have been learning about.

 

Year 2’s Science week theme was ‘The Journey of Flight’. We started off by discussing the question ‘what inspired humans to want to fly?’ Birds! We closely observed feathers and then walked around outside school to look for evidence of birds in our environment.

 

During a recent Thrive session, we created a ‘Web of Kindness’. The children took it in turns to say something positive and kind about another child in the class. The compliments were all very thoughtful and personal.

On World Book Day (Thursday 7th March) we came to school dressed as book characters from well-known stories. In the afternoon we completed a Library Scavenger Hunt by finding books which included a specific object or word. The children had to find books including things such as a train, a superhero, a famous event or a building. They then identified whether each book was fiction or non-fiction. We also enjoyed an interesting visit from author Damien Harvey who shared some of his funny books with us and answered all of our questions.

Here are some pictures of our fabulous costumes:

 

To celebrate World Book Week, Year 2 have been looking at the author Lewis Carroll and his story of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. On iPads we researched Lewis Carroll and created information posters about him. We have used the drama techniques ‘freeze framing’ and ‘thought tracking’ to understand the thoughts and feelings of the character Alice in chapter 1. In Art we created collage keyholes of our own Wonderland and finally, we wrote a class acrostic poem called Wonderland.

This week the children spent time in the orchard completing imaginative activities. Before going into the Orchard, we spent time looking at patterns. We discussed what a pattern was and looked up the definition in a dictionary. In pairs, we then created patterns in the Orchard using natural objects. We also created story sticks by picking natural objects to represent a character, event or setting in a story and added these to the stick. Using the story sticks we then drew comic strips.

 

On Tuesday 19th February, Year 2 enjoyed a morning of Maths in the Hall. The children were split into 8 groups across the two classes and completed several different activities in order to help tidy up the Queen of Mathania’s castle. The children had to use their knowledge of things such as odd and even numbers, number bonds to 10, properties of shapes and even used directional and positional language to programme a robot.

 

We are extremely proud of the class assembly Year 2 presented to the rest of the school, teachers and parents on Friday morning (15th February). All children spoke with confidence about the learning which has taken place in our class so far.

 

As part of Safer Internet Day on the 5th of February, Year 2 spent some time looking at and exploring our school website. The children were thrilled to see lots of photographs of themselves on our class page. We then discussed who had put the photographs on the website, who gave permission for them to be online and why it is important to give permission for pictures to be shared.

 

During our PE unit of dance this half term, we have been pretending to be toys. At the beginning of each lesson we have watched a video of the toy and observed how it moves. We have moved around like playdough, stretchy men, a ball, a jack in the box and clockwork toys. Here are some pictures of us moving like sticky, stretchy men.

 

On Friday 1st February, we welcomed parents into our classroom to watch and participate in some ‘Thrive’ activities. We had a carousel of activities including yoga, spaghetti and marshmallow structure building and friendship band promises.

 

This week both Year 2 classes joined together and had their Christmas party full of lots of games and dancing. We were also lucky enough to have a special visit from Santa Claus in the afternoon.

 

After a very busy term learning about different events from the past, we completed our topic today with our landing. Both Year 2 classes worked together to celebrate and share everything we had learnt about the five events we had researched; The First Moon Landing, The Great Fire of London, The Gunpowder Plot, The World Wars and The Sinking of the Titanic. In pairs the children designed posters that showed all of their learning from the term including all the facts and information they could remember. They then presented the posters to the rest of the children. It has been a very interesting theme and the children have asked many questions during it, showing their keen curiosity in the world and history.

 

After learning how to make felt, we have used this skill to design and make our own fabric using our theme of Great and Ghastly Events as inspiration. Children worked with a partner to first choose an event from the past and then create a simple design that showed this event. Using careful colour choices of the merino wool fibres and the felting techniques (lots of rolling!) we made pieces of fabric. The outcomes created are fantastic and on display throughout school. 

As part of our Great and Ghastly Events theme this term we have been learning about the Great Fire of London. We read extracts from Samuel Pepys' diary and found it really fascinating, although a little tricky to read when it was written in his own handwriting! In small groups we then worked together to create a short roleplay for the events he described.

 

Thank you to all the parents and carers who joined us for our Open Class. The children really enjoyed showing you their work and making dice for the multiplication games! 

We really enjoyed performing our Christmas concert to the rest of school and then to our parents and carers. We had done so well learning all of our parts and the singing was fantastic!

Lights, camera, action! We are very busy learning our lines and parts for this years Year 2 Christmas concert 'Baubles'.

Thank you to all of the parents who came to the meeting. We hope you found it useful. If you would like to view the PowerPoint presentation from the meeting pdfclick here. It includes the link to the website for sample papers.

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