Welcome to Year 2!
Welcome to our Year 2 Classes
Class Teacher: Donna Rankine
Class Teaching Assistant: Rebecca Burridge
Class Teacher: Hayley Gorman
Class Teaching Assistant: Lucy Davis
Year 2 Curriculum Map for 2018-2019
|Half Term||Topic||Curriculum Area|
|Autumn 1st Half||London...Ablaze!||
English: Story writing; Diary Writing; Recount
Maths: Number: Place Value and Addition and Subtraction
History/Geography: Great Fire of London/London Landmarks
Science: Everyday Materials
Computing: We Are Photographers
RE: Why are some things special?
|Autumn 2nd Half||Pole to Pole||
English: Poetry; Non-chronological Report; Instructions
Maths: Addition and Subtraction; Measurement: Money and Multiplication and Division
History/Geography: Comparing the UK with India and Antarctica
Computing: We Are Researchers
ART/DT: Mixing materials to create a variety of textures
|Spring 1st Half||Superheroes||
English: Story writing; Newspaper reports
Maths: Multiplication and Division; Statistics and Geometry: Properties of Shape
History/Geography: Transport through the ages
Computing: We are Superheroes
|Spring 2nd Half||Watch Me Grow||
English: Non-Chronological Report; Books by a Significant Author
Maths: Fractions and Measurement: Length and Height
History/Geography: Our own timeline - Baby to Adult
Computing: We are Detectives
|Summer 1st Half||Journeys||
English: Recounts; Poetry; Instructions
Maths: Position and Direction and Problem Solving
History/Geography: Local History
Science: Living Thing and Their Habitats (microhabitats)
Computing: We are Zoologists
|Summer 2nd Half||Oh I do Like to be Beside the Seaside||English: Poetry and Information text
Maths: Measurement: Time and Mass, Capacity and Temperature
Computing: We are Researchers
RE: Inspirational Writing
Year 2 SATs Meeting
We have had an exciting start to Year 2. We have listened to the story ‘Bedtime for Monsters’ by Ed Vere as part of our literacy topic. We have created our own backdrops and monsters, which we will use to write our very own monster books! We have been working with numbers in maths to develop our understanding of place value. We have been doing lots of partner work and playing different games to help our understanding.
We have a busy first topic with lots to look forward to! We will be learning about The Great Fire of London, which will also include a visit from the local fire brigade. We are also looking forward to our first Year 2 trip to the London Eye and a cruise on the River Thames where we will get to see lots of famous London landmarks.
Keep checking back for updates of what we have been up to!
We have enjoyed using the iPads as part of our topic and computing learning. We started off by learning how to use ‘Safe Search Kids’ which is the equivalent of a child friendly Google. We learnt how to search for and save images of different London landmarks. It was tricky at first to navigate around the images but we got the hang of it! In a second lesson we learnt how to use an app called ‘Comic Life’ which allows you to make a comic using your own images. With our partner we learnt how to pick a template for our comic and then how to insert the images we had saved from Safe Search Kids. Finally, we learnt how to change the text on the captions. We had lots of fun!
Year 2 had a fantastic school trip to London. First of all, we went to the 4D experience which we really enjoyed! We loved the feeling of the objects floating before our eyes. Next, we were ready for the London Eye where we were able to view lots of London’s famous landmarks that we had been learning about during our topic time. We finished off the day by going on a river cruise which gave us the chance to experience London via the River Thames.
Our topic for this half term is called ‘Pole to Pole’ where we will be learning about and comparing India and Antarctica. So far we have created our own diva lamps as part of our learning about Diwali as well as creating our own symmetrical rangoli patterns. We have also been using the iPads to research facts about India. We are looking forward to learning lots of facts about Antarctica so we can compare the two!
In literacy we have been learning about different poetry styles and we have enjoyed experimenting with our own poetry styles. We have particularly enjoyed acrostic poem writing.
We had an exciting visit from Nabhi who taught us about the story of Diwali by using us as actors to bring the story to life! We are looking forward to visiting Nabhi at the Hindu temple for our school trip.
We enjoyed our afternoon at the Hindu temple where Nabhi spoke to us about the temple and Hindiusm.
Year 2 had a busy, fun filled day learning more about India in a practical way. We had fun dressing up in Indian style clothing and got involved in different workshops. We cooked a range of Indian foods including vegetable curry, peas pilau rice and mango lassi. We also had the opportunity to learn Indian drumming and bhangra dancing. We had so much fun! At the end of the day we performed dancing and drumming to our adults and then tucked into the delicious food we had cooked during the day.
Year 2 enjoyed their trip to the London Transport Museum where they learned about transport through time. The children travelled back in time to the 1900s and got to experience what transport used to be like.
Year 2 had an exciting surprise to start our week off. We are going to be learning about animals and non-fiction reports as part of our literacy topic. We met lots of different animals from the Animal Experience group. Mitch taught us lots of facts about the animals and we were lucky enough to hold some of them! To find out more about the animals click this link http://www.animalexperience.org/animals.php
Year 2 had an exciting school trip to Crystal Palace park where Hugh met us to tell us all about the history of the Crystal Palace. Hugh showed us where the Crystal Palace would have stood and he pointed out that we could still see remains of the Crystal Palace today. He also shared lots of interesting facts with us. For example did you know that they buried the burnt remains of the Crystal Palace under the ground and then covered it with concrete and gravel? Our favourite part of the trip was designing and building our own Crystal Palace with our group. We had to join bamboo sticks together to create a structure that we could sit in.