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Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 class page


Your Year 2SR staff are: Your Year 2MP staff are:
Miss Saleem Miss Pickles
Miss Reilly Mrs Ali
Mrs Waters Miss Nasreen
Miss Zanib Mr Hussain

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Spring 2 - Learning when everyone returns to school

Our next theme is called Time Travel. We will be going back in time, back to 1666, where we will learn about a significant event which happened in London. We will be comparing life in the past to the present day. We can’t wait to find out about all of the events and we are looking forward to working both indoors and outdoors in our learning. As part of our design technology we will be making Tudor Houses and replicating Pudding Lane. We will be creating Art work using pastels, pencil and paint. You will be able to find out more about the Great Fire of London by read the non-chronological reports which we write. At the end of this unit we hope to have a big surprise related to our learning.

Our Science theme ties in with our topic as we will be learning about materials. We will explore the properties of materials and explore how they are suitable for specific uses. In 1666, leather buckets were used to try and extinguish the fire. We will be investigating which material we think would be best to make a bucket.

We will be reading the text Toby and the Great Fire of London. As part of our English lessons, we will be making predictions about the key events, using the text and illustrations. We will find out what life was like at the time and write a diary entry.

In Maths we will be developing our arithmetic skills and learning methods from our school calculation policy to solve basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions. We will be solving missing number problems and using our number facts to solve a range of practical problems. We will apply our skills of division and learn to find ½ 1/3 ¼ 2/4 of shapes, amounts, quantities and objects. We will develop our recall of maths facts to support our mental calculations.

Spring 1 - What we will be doing

Sadly, we are currently in a lockdown so many of us are not in school. We wanted to teach you all about the Great Fire of London and the significant events which happened at this time. We were then going to explore what London was like at this time and examine the buildings so that we could make our own model houses and replicate the streets of London in 1666. We are now going to save this topic until we are all back together again in school. We don’t want anyone to miss out on this so we will look forward to learning about this in more detail when everyone returns to school.

For the rest of this half term we will now be exploring fortnightly themes around a text. Our first theme covers an introduction to London today where we can find out about features of London and famous landmarks. Our next theme is Winter where we will learn about cold places in the world and learn about animals that live in these habitats. Our theme following this will be based upon the Seasons and changes which occur.

Autumn 2 Review

Our theme last half term was “The World We Live in’. In English we read the book Eddie’s Garden and discussed the different plants Eddie and his sister grew. We found out all about different plants. As part of our English lessons, we made predictions and made inferences based on the illustrations, texts and speech. For our grammar lessons we learnt about imperative verbs, adverbs and the different sentence types. We planned and produced a set of instructions to grow a plant. We discussed the features of instructional texts and planned our writing. Have a look at some of the examples of our writing above.

In Theme, we learnt about the UK and the capital cities. We located where we live on a map and discussed what we like/dislike about the place we live in. As part of our Theme we produced a persuasive letter to encourage our family members to come and visit our town and the attractions it offers.

In Maths we worked on methods for addition and subtraction and we solved simple problems using these. We used our knowledge of place value to partition numbers and used a range of equipment to represent numbers and support our calculations. We used different images and models in our calculations such as part whole models, number lines, bar models, place value charts and base ten. To support us with our learning we rehearsed number facts such as our number bonds, counting forwards and backwards, identifying one more and one less and adding and subtracting ten to numbers.

Autumn 2

Welcome to Miss Tariq (SCITT Trainee) who will be working in 2SR as a student teacher for her teaching placement.

Autumn 2 - 01This half term our theme is The World We Live In. We will be learning about the world, our local environment and places around us. We will be reading the text Eddie’s Garden by Sarah Garland which explain how things grow and discusses the essential thigs plants need to grow. As part of our English lessons, we will be making predictions about key events using the text and illustrations. We will use the illustrations and text to answer simple retrieval questions and make inferences. In our lessons, we will be planning, writing, editing and publishing our own non chronological reports all about gardening and writing a set of instructions how to make a plant grow linked to our book. 

Through our theme we will be finding out and researching about our local town and being able to locate it on a map, naming town and cities in the United Kingdom. We will be learning about the different reasons and discussing what the weather is like.

We will be going back in History to find out about old things and find out more about new things. We will be making predictions about what we think objects may have been used. As part of our lessons we will be asking older family members questions about what life was like when they were children so we can write about the past using words and phrases like old, a long time ago and in the past. 

In Maths we will be developing our arithmetic skills and learning new methods to solve basic addition, subtracting, multiplication and division problems. We will be solving missing number problems and using our number facts to solve a range of practical problems.

In our Science lessons, we will be learning what a gardener’s world is like. By the end of the unit we will be able to name the petals, stem, leaf and root of a plant. We will be able to name a variety of common wild and garden plants. Through our lessons we will be making observations, grouping and classifying different plants and asking simple questions to find pit more about plants.
Can you make your own weather chart, map of Keighley and models of Keighley’s landmarks?

Autumn 1

We are delighted to welcome back our children after such a long time. We are incredibly proud of all of the children. They have settled in to their new year groups and have adapted to the new routines and class bubbles. 

This half term our theme is Feelings and Emotions. We will be exploring our feelings and sharing our experiences.  We will be reading the text ‘Feelings’ by Libby Walden which covers a range of feelings: bravery, loneliness, jealousy, excitement, anger and calmness. As part of our English lessons, we have been making predictions about key events. We have used the illustrations and text to answer simple retrieval questions and make inferences. In our lessons, we will be planning, writing, editing and publishing our own diary all about our feelings linked our book. 

Through our theme we will be learning about positive and negative emotions, our moods, worries we may have and ways to manage our feelings. As part of our learning we will be exploring different texts:

  • The Colour Monster
  • The Jar of happiness
  • Sweep
  • A Huge Bag of Worries.

We will be participating in discussions about the texts and sharing our opinions. Also we will be producing our own emotion wheel using colours and illustrations to represent each emotions. We can’t wait to showcase our amazing art work.  Look out for our class mosaic! As well as this, we will be designing and making our own worry doll and dream catchers. 

In Maths we will be learning to read, write, order and compare numbers to 100. As part of our work we will be showing different ways to represent the numbers using tens and ones, coins and objects. We will also be practising our 2, 5 and 10 x tables and our basic numbers facts (doubling, number bonds to 20 and adding, subtracting numbers to 20).

Challenge for Homework
How creative are you?

Can you make your own feeling monsters, feeling plates or empathy dolls?

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