Welcome to Year 2
This half term has been slightly different. We have been learning from home due to Covid-19. Year 2 have been taking part in lots of class challenges as well as Mr McGoldricks daily challenge. We have enjoyed lots of family challenges and celebrated VE day together.
Every morning we start the day together with some PE with Joe Wicks and Mr Thompson before moving on to some home learning and virtual learning! A very different half term in Year 2.
This half term we began looking at The Hoad in topic! We learnt all about why The Hoad was built and had even planned to design and make our own lighthouses. We had great fun doing an assembly on this too.
We have spent lots of time this half term promoting the love of reading. Each week we have been setting challenges to read in a ridiculous place and particularly enjoyed the challenge to read upside down! It was also world book day this half term. We all got dressed up and enjoyed using talk for writing to write a story about our upcoming school trip to The Hoad!
This half term we have been learning all about Polar Regions. We learnt all about the animals and even had the chance to go to the Zoo and feed the penguins! Some of us were very nervous but in the end we all fed the penguins.
We have also spent some time reading The Rainbow Bear, we then created our very own story based on this book and made our very own rainbow animal made from tissue paper. To go alongside this we made our own rainbow.
We've also spent lots of time learning to find the beat of a song. We have done this by using lots of different instruments and even did some dancing to help us!
This half term we have been very busy! We have been learning all about The Great Fire of London. We created a time line and then wrote our very own newspaper report from 1666. We also researched, designed and made our very own Tudor House. We then turned this into a replica of Pudding Lane. The fire brigade came in and explained to us all about the differences in equipment from 1666 to now, they even let us try some of their hose pipes!!
While the fire brigade were visiting they burnt down our replica of Puddling Lane! We really enjoyed this and couldn't believe how fast fire could spread!
Year 2 have settled in very well this half term! We are enjoying being in our new classroom and are enjoying our new topic. This half term we have spent lots of time looking at Florence Nightingale. We have spent some time looking at where she worked on a map and how she traveled to the hospital she worked in. We also used pastels and wax crayons to create a piece of art work in the style of Bernard Hoyes.
This half term we have also taken part in a sponsored run. Lots of us also attended a whole school welcome mass on Sunday 29th September.
Summer 2 2019
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!
Summer 1 2019
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 McFlurry, donut or apple pie from McDonalds!
Spring 2 2019
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.
Spring 1 2019
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.