Welcome back after the Christmas break! We hope that you have had an enjoyable holiday! The children are eager to continue their journey to develop new skills in Year 2 and are excited about their learning.
The Spring term is always a crucial time for children in Year 2. Our theme for this term is Rumble in the Jungle and as part of their learning children will have the opportunity to take part in an enrichment day in school, with a visit from the Animal Man. In Science, children will learn about what animals, including humans need to grow, thrive and survive and their habitats. As part of the Rumble in the Jungle theme, children will also be creating digital rainforest art and shoebox habitats!
In Maths, the children will be counting forwards and backwards from any number in ones, twos, fives and tens up to 100. We will also start to count above 100. They will be recognising and using symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p), combining values to make amounts. As well as this, they will find different combinations of coins that equal the same amount of money. They will learn to will be interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and tables. They will learn the features of 2D and 3D shapes and be able to name triangles, squares, rectangles, circles, hexagons, pentagons, heptagons and octagons. The children will also be learning how to recognise, find, name and write the fractions- 1/3, 2/4 and 3/4 and will also look at how to measure length and height.
In English, we will be reading a variety of texts around our theme and will start the term reading ‘The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. The children will also be working on writing sentences using a range of punctuation and will be encouraged to use conjunctions, expanded noun phrases and the suffixes- ness, ment, ful, less and ly to improve their writing. The children will learn about recounts and will have a special visit from an animal man to motivate them as writers.
For more details about our learning this term please click on the Spring Term Curriculum Overview.
Throughout the term, children will have a weekly spelling test. This will be on a Tuesday and new spellings will handed out on the same day.
Pupils will remain in their classes for the majority of lessons, with the exception of phonics for which they will be ability set and may change teacher/classrooms.
Your child will continue to have their purple homework books to develop their creative skills as well consolidating their learning in the classroom at home.
Please continue to support your child’s reading at home as much as possible. We remind you that children’s books need to be in school every day. We would also encourage you to write a comment in their home/school diary, building their confidence and the link between home and school. Any extra practise at home is always welcome!
Children need to keep a P.E kit in school but generally children in Year 2 will have P.E on alternate days each week. The days are Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. In the interests of safety no jewellery, including earrings and bangles, should be worn on PE days.
Please ensure all uniform (including PE kit and pumps/trainers) is labelled with your child’s full name and class – there was a lot of lost property left in school at the end of the Summer term and we are aware how expensive it is!
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
We have much to be excited about for the Spring Term and we look forward to a term packed full of learning and progress.
Mr Sandhi – 2S Mrs Devi – 2D
Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Warner – Year 2 support
We have had a lovely day raising money for this worthwhile cause. With your help we raised £250.00 for the charity. Thank you very much for your kind donations.
The children had a fantastic time on their visit to RAF Cosford! They thoroughly enjoyed the activities and showed a positive attitude to their learning and behaviour.
Year 2 had a fantastic experience in exploring their new topic ‘Up, up and away!’ The children were dressed in their chosen costumes and discussed their favourite flying toy.
They also participated various activities including a mock flight to Paris, building and painting their own wooden aeroplane, researching information with non-fiction books and the internet. They also watched clips from the film ‘Up’. In the afternoon, the children created Pointillism hot air balloons and ended the day by releasing the balloons into the sky. A couple of days later, we received a call from Bilston to confirm that a pink balloon arrived in her garden!
2H created these fabulous castles as a home learning project. They are super and thanks to parents for your support with our project.
Year 2 have enjoyed a fabulous visit from Well and Karen from the Happening History Company. Our topic is Castles and we have been learning about the first castles, life in castles, who lived in them and what rooms were inside and what they were used for. We had such a great day and experienced wearing armour, we dressed as servants, noblemen and ladies in their particular clothes, we ground wheat to make flour using heavy stones and created butter using butter churns. We learnt that medieval people created the material linen for their clothes by weaving wool and rich people wove silk from the silk worm and dyed it to make their beautiful clothes. Our photos demonstrate the great learning that went on.
Well and Karen emailed us the following day and said,
‘The children were brilliant, they had great knowledge and listened well. We were amazed they could remember the name linen, that almost never happens! They asked really good questions and were obviously keen to learn. They are a credit to the school!’
Getting ready to welcome our lovely mums, nans and people who care for us to
our Mother’s Day assembly.
We created an Acrostic Mother’s Day poem together to share about how we feel about our Mums.
Photos from 2017/2018
Year 2 enjoyed a ‘Royal Wedding’ celebration day. We all dressed up in red, white and blue and learnt about a traditional church wedding. We also designed wedding dresses, commemorative mugs and wedding cakes. The school cook made us delicious cake to eat too!
Year 2 have visited Warwick Castle and had a fabulous day. We saw first-hand what a castle really looked like and went in the Great Hall to see the weapons, armour and shields that were used a long time ago. We experienced an Archer shooting arrows, the trebuchet working and birds of prey flying through the air.
In the Kingmaker exhibition we learnt about life long ago and how Knights prepared for battle.
Spyro – the Bearded Dragon came to visit year 2.
Year 2 created fabulous Lighthouses for their home learning.