Welcome to Year 2. We are pleased with how the children have settled into their new classes this week. With lots of new routines, friends and teachers to learn, the children have shown great resilience.
We have started to introduce our new topic and the children are looking forward to finding out about Neil Armstrong through our lessons this term.
- Wednesday 12th September is a chance to find out a little more about Year 2. We look forward to seeing you between 6.30pm – 7.00pm.
- Elections – Wednesday – Children will hear about our upcoming Election week and if they want to apply they will be bringing home application forms to complete.
- Look out for our Newsletter on our website sometime this week.
Don’t forget we are inviting the children to bring 1 Adult to school Friday between 2pm-3pm for our;
Parents will help their child to ‘sew’ a journey. You don’t need to know how to sew a button as all will be explained. You will then take part in a Geography quiz to end our topic.
Due to space we are limited to 1 adult per child. Please arrive and wait in church foyer until we invite you in to join us in the main hall. Please do let your child’s class teacher know if you are unable to attend so arrangements can be made.
Thank you, we look forward to sharing the afternoon with you on Friday.
Year 2 Team
This week we have been focusing on our school Learning Behaviours and how these link with our everyday practice. In English, we have been working on pride and creativity when writing our versions of ‘The adventures of Goldilocks’. We have also been thinking about team work and how important communication is to be successful. Below are some pictures of two activities where the children had to show how they work together.
We would like to finish our Geography topic by inviting you to join us. Hobbycraft are on a mission to get Britain sewing again. They found that 1 in 5 people can’t sew a button, with 52% never being taught at school. As our children loved sewing their puppets, we have decided we would like to take part in this challenge and have collected our free buttons from hobbycraft. More information can be found here: https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/buttonchallenge
So on Friday 20th July, we would like to invite you into school at 2pm to help with our ‘Sew your Journey’ project followed by a small quiz. We would like 1 adult per child to attend. Please look out for your invitation in your child’s book bag early next week.
Next week we are looking forward to RE week and learning how our Christian Values and Learning Behaviours link together.
Year 2 Team
On Wednesday we enjoyed our school trip to Old Portsmouth where we visited Portsmouth Cathedral. In the Cathedral we learnt about what makes it special. We looked at all the special objects like the Pulpit, Altar, Organ, Font, Lecturn and Golden Barque. We had many positive comments throughout our time in the Cathedral about how well behaved the children were and the wonderful questions they asked to extend their learning.
We dressed as Monks and had to be silent when we put up our hoods.
We learnt about the Ichthus Fish .
We looked at the Organ and saw the Ichthus Fish too.
We learnt about the Golden Barque.
We then walked down to the sea front and had our lunch. The children walked sensibly and made us proud. We all enjoyed our lunch in the sun and then a little drawing whilst watching the boats.
What a wonderful day we had! Thank you to all the parent helpers who were able to make this a successful trip. Thank you to the children for making us proud and showing others how amazing Year 2 behave. It was a pleasure to take you out of school.
Year 2 Team
How busy Year 2 have been! The children have worked really hard and we are proud of their achievements and resilience they have shown.
We have been enjoying Tag Rugby run by Coach Fletcher this half term. We have been very impressed with their team work throughout our sessions.
In computing we have enjoyed creating PowerPoint presentations and making information leaflets about nocturnal animals. We used our research in English and from our homework to produce these leaflets. We also had fun on and enjoyed a challenge as we played against each other. Please remember this is available to play at home. All the login details are in the children’s green reading logs. This helps the children to learn their times tables and increase their speed.
In Art we designed a tile to use for printing. We started by drawing our picture into a polystyrene tile and carefully etching this into the tile. We then had to ink up our tile and start printing. We repeated the process to create our wonderful work.
Thank you to those who have returned their forms for our school trip. If you haven’t returned these yet, please do so by Friday. We will let parent helpers know details for our trip by the end of next week.
Enjoy a sunny weekend
Year 2 Team
Our Pirate Adventure
Last Tuesday the children were welcomed into school by Captain Boyle, Captain Burgess and Captain Rosso. The classrooms were changed into pirate ships for the children to start their adventure on the high seas, luckily no-one felt sea sick! The children enjoyed transforming themselves into pirates by making hats, parrots, eye patches and cutlasses. Then we had an exciting treasure hunt where the children solved maths challenges to gain treasure. The morning ended with a challenge between the teachers to win the treasure but the children decided sharing is best!
End of Year Assessments
As we explained in our recent newsletter, during May your children will be taking part in their end of Key Stage 1 assessments which contribute to our end of year teacher judgement of your child’s attainment. These are in reading and maths and will be integrated into the children’s normal class work. We explain to the children that they are completing special booklets that help their teachers to identify their next steps in learning. We do not refer to these as tests in any way so children do not become anxious. Therefore we ask you to support us with this approach.
We are looking forward to our school trip on Wednesday 6th June to Portsmouth Cathedral. We will require lots of parent helpers for this trip to go ahead so ask you to let your child’s class teacher know ASAP if you can help. Please remember you will need to have a school DBS in place. If we have too many offers we will draw names out of a hat. Thank you in advance.
Year 2 Team
What a super first week back! We would like to start by saying a big thank you for all the children’s homework. They enjoyed sharing facts about the different animals they had researched. We have displayed their super work and look forward to learning more about ‘Nocturnal Animals’ through our English work.
This week in Maths we have been using inverse calculations to check our answers and also help us to find missing numbers.
We also started on our D&T puppet project. The first part of the design process is to learn some skills needed to make our puppets. We completed a running stitch to decorate a book mark. This skill will then be used to attach the fabric of our puppets. 2S enjoyed sewing in the shade of the gazebo.
We are looking forward to continuing with our pirate adventure writing in English next week with a special morning. Watch this space for Year 2’s adventures aboard ‘Ye Old Jolly Roger’ …………..
Year 2 Team
What an exciting week we have had!
On Monday the children all enjoyed our snow castle competition. The children designed their class castles to reflect aspects of our school. Congratulations to 2R who the school competition.
In English we have been reading ‘You Wouldn’t Want to be a Victorian School Child’ and learning about what schools were like when Queen Victorian reigned. We wrote some ‘Top Tips for surviving a day as a Victorian Child’ in preparation for our Victorian School morning this Tuesday. This morning then inspired the children’s writing about their experience.
Can we take this opportunity to say have a lovely Easter holiday and we look forward to seeing the children after. Please note homework due date is Monday 16th April.
Year 2 Team
We had a busy first half term and the children enjoyed creating their own animal silhouette pictures of the African Savannah at sunset. They also made traditional kente cloth designs as part of our topic on Ghana.
In RE we thought about what God might be like and drew pictures of our ideas. We wrote a job description for God and discovered that there is a lot to do! We learnt about what people of faith think about God and enjoyed finding the hidden meaning in the Parable of the Prodigal Son where we made hidden meaning boxes. We also had great fun acting out the story of Moses and the Burning Bush!
- Thank you for your continued support at home with reading and spelling. Please continue to help your child by questioning them throughout their reading.
- Homework from half term is due in by Monday 26th February.
- Please ensure your child has indoor and outdoor PE kits in their bags – with trainers or plimsolls that fit.
We have had a very busy few weeks back in year 2. The children have enjoyed the start of our new topic ‘Our Wonderful World’ and learning about the adventures of Sunny the Meerkat. Sunny lives in Africa but has recently enjoyed a visit to Hatch Warren to see all the sights. From this visit the children wrote super postcards to describe his adventures around our local area.
Supertato has been helping us learn about the importance of healthy eating and exercise. We have looked at the different food groups and from this designed a healthy lunchbox ensuring++ it was a balanced diet. This then linked with our D&T, where we looked at the ingredients needed to make flapjacks and discussed how we could make it more balanced, covering more food groups. We have enjoyed cooking our flapjacks, weighing out the ingredients, chopping up the fruit and will be evaluating these soon.
In the children’s homework books this week you will find their logins for our new exciting Times Tables Rock Stars. By the end of Year 2 children need to know their 2’s, 5’s and 10 times tables and related division facts. We have currently set the 2 times table and will add the others in due course.
We had the NSPCC deliver our worship on Monday and the children brought home a sponsor form. Please support our class and school in raising some money for the NSPCC. We will be testing the children on Option 1 list 2 next Friday (2nd February). Please help Year 2 to raise lots of money.
Year 2 Team