Year 2 Update

Year 2 have had lots of fun across this half term and have produced some amazing art work linked with our Great Fire of London History topic. Recently, they enjoyed looking at how St. Paul’s Cathedral changed after being rebuilt following the fire. They really looked closely at the fine detail to create their pen sketches.

 

In the last week of term, we worked on developing our skills of persuasion and concluded our work by writing a persuasive letter to Mr Applegate to ask to have a space day linked with our learning about Neil Armstrong in Autumn 2. We’re delighted to say that they succeeded and we will have our Space Day on Wednesday 20th November. Whilst the children are welcome to come in space outfits on this day, they have written in their letters to Mr Applegate that they will make their own costumes as part of our space themed activities, so please remind them to this. We would like them to come in wearing a coloured t-shirt but we will make head-dresses and accessories during the day, so there should be no extra expense to you. 

We also ask that each child brings in a used and washed 2L drinks bottle (with a lid) into school during the first week as we will be using these to create a fantastic space rocket. If you have any newspapers that you no longer need then we would be grateful for those too as we will be using them for paper and paste. 

We enjoyed seeing you all at our recent parents’ evenings and look forward to another exciting half term.

The Year 2 team

 

 

Fire! Fire!

 

Year 2 have been having lots of fun learning about the Great Fire of London. We’ve used the 5 W’s of Newspaper reporting (Who, Where, What, When, Why) to find out all of the key facts about how the fire started and why it spread so quickly. We’ve used these facts to write some amazing newspaper reports that you will be able to see in their books when you visit us on parent’s evening. Do use the Knowledge Organiser that we sent home to test your child on the facts. We’re sure you’ll be surprised about how much they now know.

We’re currently investigating fire safety in our school to help the children understand that fire safety has hugely improved since the Great Fire of London.

 

The children are also excited because we have introduced Times tables RockStars today. They will be coming home with their login details tomorrow. These will be inside their homework books. When they log in they will be able to create their own avatar and then will complete a short skills test game called the ‘Gig’. This may contain some challenging questions that your children will probably not currently be able to do. Please don’t worry about this. This is used to create a baseline to show how your child improves with their mental maths skills throughout their school career. The children will then be able to access our year group section of RockStars where they will be able to develop their skills with their 2 times tables. If you have any questions, please pop in and speak to your class teacher.

 

We look forward to seeing you all at one of our parent’s evenings.

Year 2 Team

 

Welcome to Year 2!

Hello and welcome to Year 2!

We are really pleased with how well the children are coming into school and how quickly they are settling into the new term. We are enjoying getting to know the children and are already excited about our new topic of ‘Everyday Heroes’ where we have started our learning using the adventures of the hero, Traction Man, from the books of Mini Grey.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Curriculum Morning next week, Thursday 19th September, between 9am and 10am. We will give you a brief overview of the Year 2 Curriculum followed by a focus on Maths; where you will be invited into the classroom to join the children in their Maths activity. We hope to see you there but if you can’t make it there is also a Year 1/2 Curriculum Evening between 6.30pm and 7.15pm on Wednesday 18th September.

 

Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure that PE kits are in school on a Monday morning.

 

We look forward to getting to know all of you over the coming weeks. Please come and see us if we can help in any way.

 

Year 2 Team

Mrs Rosso, Miss Burgess, Miss Tamblyn