Class Information Booklet
Welcome to Year 2
This was a very busy term! We tried our hand at making clay models and got messy for the afternoon.
We also had some new visitors in our classroom - our caterpillars!. We read the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, wrote our own version and watched our caterpillars go through their lifecycle and turning into beautiful butterflies. When they were ready, we released them on the school field and off they flew to their new lives. We all waved them ‘Bye, Bye!’
For our school trip, we had a visit to Greenlands Farm, which was amazing.We had great fun meeting all the animals.
What a lovely end to the year!
Here we are having fun with pastels. We have been learning about The Great Fire of London in History and we experimented creating the flames by layering and blending the pastels. This term we also had our SATs and did brilliantly. Mr McGoldrick bought us all a treat - a MacFlurry, donut or apple pie from MacDonalds!
This half term we have been creating Roald Dahl's Enormous Crocodile. He looks amazing! We have been learning about airships with the Sankey Project and showing what good artists we are in Year 2. On Science Day, we learnt about tunnels, liquids and fabulous fruits!
Also, we have been preparing for our SATs and working hard on our Maths and English.
Another really busy half term in Year 2!
We have been reading ‘The Magic Finger’ by Roald Dahl and have found it very funny that the ducks took revenge on the humans and lived in their cosy house, while the humans had to build a nest in a tree to shelter in during a massive storm!
We have enjoyed doing dance in P.E. and also some yoga. We found it very relaxing. Another exciting project for Year 2 and Year 5 has started and we have had workshops with Sue, Christine and Alex to learn all about the history of postcards through ‘The Sankey Project’.
We have been learning about money in Maths and the pictures show us making our big shop and buying and selling things. We had to find the right money and also give change sometimes.
Have a lovely half term break!
It's lovely to be back and Year 2 have made a brilliant start and settled in quickly. In Literacy, we have been reading 'The Rainbow Fish' and retelling the story. The children are making their own Rainbow Fish for our reading area - they will look amazing! in Maths we have been practising our addition skills and number formation. In History, we are learning about Florence Nightingale and why we remember her still today. We will be making lamps like Florence's very soon.
Year Two have had another busy half term. We have been learning how to write Instructions. We made jam sandwiches and fruit salad and then wrote the instructions. We have also written a letter from Plop, the baby owl, to his Mummy and Daddy. In the letter, we imagined that we were Plop and explained how we felt once we were no longer afraid of the dark. In Science Week, we had fun investigating whether oil and water would mix. We all had a turn at trying to mix them together, but we finally decided that oil and water do not mix.
In Maths, we have been learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and also how to tell the time.
After all that hard work, we are ready for our Easter break!
Year 2 have had another busy term. Here’s a snapshot of what we have been doing:
In Literacy lessons, we have been reading and writing about Barn Owls and we are now experts! We are looking forward to the first Monday after half term, as Furness Owls are coming in to see us. We are all very excited about the visit. We have been reading a lovely book about Plop, the baby Barn Owl, who was afraid of the dark.
In Maths, we have been looking at fractions and also some tricky column methods for addition and subtraction.
In Science, we have learnt how different animals adapt to their environments and our topic this term has been Polar Regions. We can also all sing the names of the seven continents of the world IN ORDER OF SIZE! Impressive learning from Year 2.
It’s nearly Christmas and I think we are all looking forward to the holidays. We have had another busy half term in Year 2. Here are a few of the things we have been learning:
In English lessons, we have been reading and writing traditional tales which are definitely not the same as the original version, like ‘Blow Your Nose Big, Bad Wolf!’
To help us with our Science, Miss Matthews kindly helped us to plant some bulbs, which will hopefully be coming up soon.
In Maths, we have done lots of Fact Families and we have started to learn our times tables.
Our assembly was all about the Great Fire of London. We told the story, showed the dance that we learned in P.E. and sang, “London’s Burning!”
In November, we had a trip out to Ormsgill School for the poetry festival. The famous local poet, Taffy Thomas, gave our school a signed copy of one of his poems. We had a super time and loved his stories and poems.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.
What a busy half term we’ve had! Here are a few of the things we have been learning:
In Literacy, we have been reading and writing Traditional Tales such as Sleeping Beauty and The Enormous Turnip. After that we learned how to write Explanation texts. To help us write an explanation, we used what we learned in our Science topic about how plants grow. We all grew some cress seeds and watched the various stages of germination and growth.
In Maths, we have been mainly working on 2 digit numbers and now know how to partition them, double them and order them.
Our topic has been The Great Fire of London. The children made an amazing display of the burning houses – it looks fantastic!
Last, but not least is our new Reading Area. Year Two are so proud of it and it is a lovely, cosy place to enjoy a good read. Of course there are three extra characters always to be found there and frequently cuddled – Mog the Forgetful Cat; Hairy McClary from Donaldson’s Dairy and Winnie the Pooh. The children (and Miss Garbach) all played a massive part in making the Reading Corner so beautiful. Every child made a butterfly or two and a coloured a picture of themselves reading. I am really proud of them all.
Let’s look forward to the new learning and fun the next half term brings!