Welcome to Year 2.  

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Children in Year 2 will receive regular maths and English homework and creative homework (purple book) will continue be given out half-termly throughout the year.

Phonics will initially be class based this year, with two groups within the class. Children will receive spellings on a Friday, to be tested on the following Friday. Children will continue to receive reading books linked to their ability from school. Expectations of completing at least one reading comprehension on a weekly basis will continue. Questions are usually found inside the front cover of their reading book and are to be completed when the book is finished.

PE sessions for Class 2 will take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please be aware that these sessions may be flexible, therefore children need a PE kit in school at all times. As we get into the winter months, children will need an outdoor kit. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days.

Children will enter and leave school through the KS1 door on the front playground. The day for Year 2 pupils will start at 9am and finish at 3.15pm. Late children will need to report to the main office.

We look forward to working with you over the next year to ensure your child has a fantastic time in Year 2. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak to us. Your child’s class teacher will usually be available at the end of each day too. Thank you for your continued support.

Miss C Hancock

February 2020

We have been having fun exploring different tints and shades in our art learning by making a tribal flag for our tribe teams. We painted tribal symbols that we thought represented us.

We have been investigating whether the tallest people always have the biggest feet. They chose to use a metre stick and measure in cm.
 

January 2020

Class 2 have been tasting the food that Baloo has found them from the jungle for their topic learning this week. We had some sour faces!

 

Class 2 have taken part in some exciting bush tucker trials as part of their topic inspiration day, ready to start their Rumble in the Jungle learning!

  

November 2019

Class 2 had a brilliant time during their bike ability ‘go ride’ sessions. They started by using their balancing skills to travel on the bikes and moved on to pedalling without any stabilisers, some of us even for the first time. Well done!

 

Class 2 have had an amazing time visiting RAF Cosford for our Up Up and Away topic. We watched the 4d cinema, made parachutes and tested them!

Children in class 2 have been experimenting with colours. We mixed primary colours to make secondary colours and put them on a colour wheel.

October 2019

 Class 2 have been learning their colours in French and have tested their memory with a game of bingo!

We have been following instructions to make biscuits and will be using the features they have learnt to write some of their own.

 

September 2019

Class 2 have been working hard in their science learning to investigate which materials are waterproof and absorbent.

 

Class 2 have had a very exciting start back to the term learning all about our new topic 'Up Up and Away'. We had a strange crash landing in our classroom so we did some investigating and followed clues to find that Russell from Up had landed in our school! Since then we’ve been learning all about flight, we have also been researching hot air balloons using search engines.
  

July 2019

We hope that you and your children have had a very enjoyable summer break, and we would like to welcome everyone back to the start of a new term. The children appear to be settling well and are enthusiastic to make a start on their learning.
The Autumn term is always a busy time for children in Year 2. In English, we will be learning about traditional tales and stories with familiar settings while also concentrating on grammar, spelling and punctuation (GPS).  In Maths, we will be recalling number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 while also securing children’s knowledge of place value, addition and subtraction. In Science, we will be studying ‘materials’ and developing children’s scientific enquiry skills.  Foundation subjects will now be taught as part of a thematic approach, which means that children’s learning will follow a theme. Across the Autumn term year 2’s topic will be ‘Up, Up and Away’. Children will be learning about the famous explorer Steve Fossett and will be developing their history and geography knowledge by learning about his life and the continents of the world that he explored, including the different countries of the UK. As part of their DT and Art learning this term, children will also be designing and making their own hot air balloon and creating their own ‘Starry night’ piece in the style of the artist Vincent Van Gogh.
PE sessions for Class 2 will take place on a Wednesday and Friday for the first half term, within each term, and a Monday and Wednesday in each second half term.
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. Should you wish, PE kit can be purchased from the school office. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
Children in Year 2 receive regular maths and English homework. Spellings will be given out on Friday and tested on the following Friday. Children are still expected to complete their reading comprehension homework and questions are usually found inside the front cover of their reading book. Children should complete at least one comprehension per week. Additional creative homework (purple book) will also be given out throughout the year.
In an effort to provide you with as much information as possible, we have included a copy of your child’s timetable. This gives a brief outline of your child’s day but should be viewed as a guide only, as it is often necessary to change lessons as circumstances within school dictate. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day.
Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
Yours sincerely
Miss C Hancock
Class 2

Class 2 have been sewing some fantastic sunflowers as part of their DT learning. Well done, they are beautiful!

  

March 2019

Class 2 really enjoyed their habitat learning in science today. We used magnifying glasses to look closely and pooters to collect minibeasts. 

   

 

March 2019

Class 2 have been trying Indian food as part of their World Book Week learning and have enjoyed describing it using their senses.

February 2019

Well done Class 2 for competing really well as excellent team players in the Aldersley multi skills event!

January 2018

Class 2 had a great time taking part in Active literacy, we built a rocket and are ready to blast off into our next chapter next week.

November 2018

Class 2 had a fantastic day today at the Black Country Museum. We found out lots of new things about transport through time and even managed to fit a trip to the cinema in too! Well done to all children for behaving so brilliantly, we are very proud! 

 

 

 

Class 2 took part in a lot of different activities to remember those who fought for us in the Great War and World War Two. We made and painted clay poppies and wrote beautiful repeated poems. Well done Class 2! 

  

 

Class 2 have been trying different fruit and vegetables ready for their smoothie making in DT. Well done for trying all of it!

  

  

Class 2 have been getting creative in Art in the style of Guiseppe Acrimboldo. Well done Class 2!

 

Photos from 2017/2018

Class 2 have been working hard in DT to create some amazing sunflowers! Well done Class 2, you should be very proud!

 

Class 2 have been working really hard at home on their 'Transport Through Time' timelines. We are really impressed, keep up the brilliant effort!

May 2018

Year 2 have worked hard to design their own commemorative plate to celebrate the Royal Wedding.

 

April 2018

Today Year 2 have enjoyed becoming Digital Artists, creating masterpieces in the style of Vincent Van Gogh.

 

 

March 2018

The children in Year 2 celebrated World Book Day by dressing up and joining in with different book related activities.

 

The children in Year 2 worked with their moms to create a beautiful photo frame.

 

Autumn Term

  Supporting Children In Need

Look at our fabulous Autumn collages!

 

In Science we have been using our measuring skills to investigate if the largest child has the largest feet. Our results showed that this is not true.