Year 2

A very warm welcome back after what we hope was a relaxing half term for everyone. We can’t wait to hear all about what you got up to over your break!

Summer 2 Term Topic 'Super Humans'

This term we will be learning all about some super humans, including ourselves! In History we will compare the lives of Mae Jemison, Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus. In Art we will look at Paul Cezanne and try to emulate his art work on landscapes. We will also look at being super ourselves. In Science we will look at our 5 senses and what keeps us fit and healthy, as well as making a healthy snack in DT. We will also look at Space in Music and a unit called Musical Me!

Reading in Year 2

As usual your child will be bringing home new reading books once a week which will then be changed weekly. Your child must read at home at least five times a week to earn a reading point. Please record that you have done so in their yellow reading record to evidence this. Many children in Year 2 are close to receiving their next reading award and some are even already wearing their reading badges with pride! Please can you make sure your reading books are brought into school every day so we can add up their reading points.

PE this term

This half term P.E. will take place on a Thursday afternoon and will be run by Mrs Begum and Mr Wood. Bring your child to school in full P.E. kit on Thursdays, appropriately dressed for the season (please check the forecast!). The children will wear their kit all day so no need for a change of clothes.

Items to bring in to school

Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school at all times. Please make sure all items are named (especially jumpers, hats/gloves etc) as unnamed items cannot be returned to their rightful owners. We always have a lot of unnamed and thus unclaimed jumpers, especially as the weather improves in the warmer months when children take off their jumpers in the playground. Please also ensure that toys and belongings from home are not brought into school as these cause upset to the children if they are lost or broken and can also disrupt their learning.

Fruit and Milk

Your child will be offered fresh fruit/veg every day at break/snack time. This is free of charge. You also have the option to order a daily carton of milk for your child via the website.

Thank you for your cooperation and support! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Best wishes, 

The Year 2 team - Mrs Begum and Mr Wood

We have been learning to make and interpret block graphs!
Coronation Tea Party - Friday 5th May
Remembrance Day
Today we remembered all the people who have died in wars by colouring poppies, watching a video and having a 2 minute silence with KS2 on the playground. Mrs Stancombe and Mrs Begum were very proud of how respectful our Year 2 children behaved during all of the services.

Autumn Term Topic Launch

What an exciting first week we had in Year 2! A dragon came to visit our school and is setting us challenges to complete. We need to earn keys to unlock a king from an evil spell and then he will throw us a royal banquet. So far to earn keys we have: - designed and made a new throne for the king on our DT day, learnt about castles and how they were defended and what a poignant time it was to look in detail at some significant monarchs from history. Mrs Begum and Mrs Stancombe are very proud of how all the children have settled in to Year 2. They really are shining in all that they do!

Monster Feast - Monday 17th April
To welcome us to our new topic the Grunt and the Grouch sent us a video message and a monster feast which included bogeys. worms, ear wax and cheesy toe nails! Some children wouldn't touch it while others were enjoying their dried flies with gusto!
Monday 10th October
Wednesday 7th September - DT day
Today we got a letter from the King asking us to make a new design for a throne. We tested the stability of different shapes and found the cylinder was the most stable. Then we worked on building up the strength of cylinders using paper. Then we designed, made and evaluated our throne models. They had to hold up the king's teddy bear!