Welcome to our Year 2 page. On this page you will find lots of information about our exciting projects this year and photographs of our achievements.
The Year 2 Team
Year 2 Curriculum
In year 2, children are required to complete their SAT’s in May. In order to prepare pupils for these we work hard in class at encouraging children to become independent thinkers and to build up their stamina to read and write longer pieces of work.
Please ensure all children bring their book bags into class every day, regardless of whether they have read the night before. Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. We ask children to re-read books to develop fluency. In year 2 we also encourage the children to write and draw about their favourite books they are reading at home using their reading record. There is a prize each Friday for the child who has tried their best with this activity. We also encourage adults at home to ask children questions about this reading books not just listen to them read. This help with their comprehension skills.
Every Friday children will receive a list of year 2 words, these are either common exception words or words that contain ‘sounds’ we are learning that week in class. These need to be practised at home each evening in readiness for testing on Friday.
Handwriting is very important in year 2 and we are going to be focussing on improving our cursive writing over the next half term. We will send out handwriting homework each Friday along with spellings. We are asking that parents/carers take some time to sit with their child and encourage them to correctly form each letter using the given examples.
Summer Term Topics
Art – Textured Collage/ Sketching outdoors
Computing – You’ve Got Mail
Music – Singing
PE – Athletics
RE – Me, Families and Friends
Science – Plants
Topic – Food (Geography and history taught through topic)
In Science we have been investigating habitats. During our lessons we conducted an experiment to see how penguins keep warm. We found out that they have oil on their feathers to keep them waterproof. It was exciting seeing how oil and water do not mix. We also looked at micro-habitats outside, it was great fun finding slimy worms and pretty ladybirds in the soil.
During art week we studied the work of Lichtenstein. We looked at his art work and created our own portraits using Ben Day dots and explosion words. It was fun using paint and cotton buds to create our master pieces and soon our art work will be included in a whole school gallery!
During the Spring Term in Year 2 we learned how to create a picture using print. We linked our art work with our ‘Under the Sea’ topic and drew a simple design onto a square of polystyrene. Then suing green and blue paint we painted the square and pressed it onto paper to create an alternating pattern using the same print design.
During spring term we all really enjoyed reading the book ‘The Dark by Lemony Snicket. At first we were really scared and excited to see what happened!!! We did some role play (freeze frames) to explore the character of Lazslo and we used charcoal to create pictures exploring ‘The Dark’ and how it makes us feel. By the end of this unit we had made predictions, wrote descriptions, made a set of directions for walking around a spooky house and retold the story in the role of the dark. We also found it was not as scary as we thought!!!
The children in year 2 are consistently working hard in all subject areas including maths. We use a variety of resources during lessons and children are really enthusiastic to showcase their developing mathematical skills.