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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

 

The Year 2 classes are called Poppies and Lilacs.

Lilacs

In Lilacs, our teacher is Mrs Mansbridge and our teaching assistant is Mrs Cotton.

Poppies

In Poppies, our teacher is Miss Pickett and our teaching assistant is Mrs Archbold.

Class Codes

In our classes we have designed our own class charter with rules which we think are important.

We always use our RICHER values:

Respectful

Independent

Caring

Helpful

Equal

Resilient

Children who demonstrate good RICHER values are rewarded with dojos, special RICHER value stickers, and can even be chosen to be a RICHER value champion! 

 

The children have been learning about the characters who are based on the RICHER values.

Timetable

This is the Year 2 timetable for the Spring term.

 

P.E.

Year 2 have PE on a Thursday, so please make sure your child has their PE kit in school for this. Your child’s PE kit should include black shorts, a white t-shirt, jogging bottoms, pumps, and trainers. Please write your child’s name in all items of clothing to ensure they do not get lost. We recommend that children keep their PE kit on their peg at school, and take it home at the end of every half term to be washed. We ask that on PE days, your child comes to school with long hair tied back and any jewellery removed.

Homework

 

Each half term, your child will receive a ‘Dynamite Dollar’ homework sheet with challenges linked to the current topic. We now request that you submit all homework over Google Classroom.

 

In addition to this, children are expected to read to an adult at home a minimum of four times a week, using books sent home from school and books you have at home if you wish.

Dynamite Dojo Homework Sheet - Summer 1

Dynamite Dojo Homework Sheet - Spring 2

Dynamite Dojo Homework Sheet - Spring 1

Dynamite Dojo Homework Sheet - Autumn 2

Dynamite Dojo Homework Sheet - Autumn 1

Star Writers!

We are always on the look out for amazing writing! Here you will find the children who have been chosen as our 'Star Writer' of the week and a photo of their fantastic work.

Maths in Year 2

Click on the links below to see what we have been up to in some of our maths lessons!

Current Topic

Summer

This term, our topic is 'London's Burning'. We will be doing lots of history work to learn about this famous event and we will find out who Samuel Pepys was and why he was important.

      

Summer 1

In English this half term, we will be reading 'Major Dizzy, Major Glad' by Jan Oke and our writing will be based on this book.

Jubilee celebrations 
What an amazing day we have! We’ve created a range of different craft projects, from paper crowns to flags to our own stamps. We’ve had a picnic tea as a whole school; for the first time in a while. We’ve had an amazing time on the bouncy castle, fair ground rides and getting our faces painted on the yard. 

Good to be Green

     

Every week we try to stay on green by following our school rules and using our RICHER values. If we stay on green all week, we get to do a fun activity on Friday afternoon during RICHER Rainbow Time!

However, if we have had a red card during the week, we have to go to Reflection during the next lunchtime and don't get to join in with RICHER Rainbow Time that Friday.

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Previous Learning

Autumn

In Autumn term, our topic was 'Wonder Women'. We learnt about how women in the past have had an impact on the world we live in today.

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

The Jolly Christmas Postman

 

'A Miracle in Town'

 

 

Year 1 and 2 have been working hard for several weeks, preparing their Christmas performance 'A Miracle in Town'. On Wednesday 15th December, we did two fantastic performances in front of audiences. You can find photos of the cast by clicking on the links below.

Spring

In Spring term, our topic was 'Indian Spice'. We learnt about India and compared it to England.

        

Spring 1

In English this half term, we will be reading 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson and our writing will be based on this book.

Here is some vocabulary that we are going to learn from this book. We will try and use some of these words in our writing:

faded        bleary          necessary         butting           startled         wellington  telescope            peered          supper         return           deckchair           campfire

Spring 2

In English this half term, we will be reading 'The Dragon Machine' by Helen Ward and our writing will be based on this book.

Here is some vocabulary that we are going to learn from this book. We will try and use some of these words in our writing:

overlook     perch       havoc          troublesome        advice         consult
tragic       lumbered     wreckage     venture           telephone
tulips        sank         water lilies        pond       encyclopaedia     machine
undercarriage         engine         fields    

Science Week

Monday 14th March - Friday 18th March was Science Week. We read the 'Once upon a STEM' book to help us think about the story from a science perspective.

 

 

We kicked off our Science Week by watching a performance of 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.

French

Here is an overview of what the children in Year 2 will be covering in French this summer term. 

 

This term, the children will…

  • Take part in the traditional celebration of May Day by creating a Lily of the valley flower.
  • Identify/ name vocabulary associated with the weather.
  • Engage in stories and rhymes linked to the weather and to the previous topic of clothes.
  • Sing various songs linked to all topics to promote accurate pronunciation and language pattern.
  • Name and identify a range of musical instruments.
  • Pronounce and recognise some parts of a body.
  • Familiarise themselves with the food typically eaten in France.
  • Identify and recall vocabulary associated with summer and the holidays.
  • Take part in outdoor games the children play in the target country.

 

We will start the new term by looking at the tradition of offering a Lilly of the valley flower to people dear to us for good luck on the first of May. The children will create their own version of a crafted flower to take home. This will be followed by the topic of the weather through which the children will use rhymes, songs and the story ‘the wind and the sun’ to assimilate the vocabulary. The same will apply for the learning of the vocabulary around body part. The main songs involved will be ‘head shoulders knees and toes’ and ‘Jean petit qui dance’.

The second half of the term will give the children a snippet of life in France including culinary delights (which will include a tasting session), celebration of a music festival, games the children in France play in school  and general summer related vocabulary.

We made a very good start by decorating our crowns to celebrate Epiphany the way the French would. smiley

 

Recently, the children in year 2 have been learning all about the celebration of carnival and we have been making masks as the children in France would. We used the theme of farm animals to link with our previous topic. 

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