Welcome to the Year 2 Class Page

Throughout the year we aim to inspire and interest Year 2 pupils with lots of exciting and engaging learning activities. Our Autumn term topic is ‘Do they have the X factor?’ and this explores famous people and events such as Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong and The Great Fire of London. We also have a geography topic called ‘Where in the world?’ that starts in the Autumn Term. In Spring, our topic is ‘What adventures can we have by the sea?’ and this involves studying an island home, Katie Morag stories and the Lighthouse Keeper stories set in seaside locations. We also study some science topics that focus on materials. During the Summer term our topic is ‘What’s wicked about wildlife?’ and also a Mexican topic. Please see the tabs on the Year 2 menu for further information and photos of the fun!. Keep an eye out for class newsletters for more details.

Martin Mere Trip

Year 2 pupils enjoyed learning about habitats and food chains today at Martin Mere. They found lots of amazing creatures when pond dipping which created lots of excitement. They then visited the next habitat to collect and identify minibeasts in the woodland. They realised that if one type of animal died then this affected all the other animals. They learnt that animals each have a role within a habitat such as making compost, putting air in the soil or pollinating plants. They loved walking around in the glorious sunshine watching all the wildlife and waterfowl…especially the flamingoes!

Puppets

Year 2 have been busy designing and sewing their own puppets. They really enjoyed sewing, once they got the hang of it. They are very excited to bring them home to show you soon.

Christmas with the aliens

What budding actors we have in Year 2! All of the children made us so proud during their performance of Christmas with the aliens. Everyone had a speaking part and also sang and acted amazingly! Well done Year 2!

The Great Fire of London

Mrs Hardman challenged us to put the fire out in Pudding Lane, but by the time we had got water from the River Thames the fire had spread! We had great fun learning why the fire of London spread and how hard it was to stop it getting bigger.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Year 2 led a class assembly on Friday about friendship and kindness. They also hosted a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The raised an amazing £529.99!
Thank you to everyone who supported the event.

Florence Nightingale

Pupils have really enjoyed learning about who Florence Nightingale was and about her life and work. Here they are acting out different parts of her life for us all to guess and also taking part in a ‘Conscience Alley’ drama activity.

Keeping Healthy

Today has been ‘World Mental Health Awareness Day’. We have been thinking about how we can stay physically healthy and mentally healthy. Exercise, eating healthily, talking to friends and trusted adults, sharing our worries, listening to music, showing people we care, getting a good nights sleep and doing the ‘Daily Mile’ were just some of ideas. Here we are doing the ‘Daily Mile’ in the lovely sunshine.

Representing Numbers

We enjoyed working in teams to use lots of different maths apparatus to represent numbers in different ways.

Christmas 2017

What budding actors we have in Year 2! All of the children made us so proud during their performance of Gnome Alone!

The Disgusting Sandwich

We had such fun following instructions to make our very own disgusting sandwiches like in the story that we had read. We were amazing chefs and thought of lots of verbs to collect on our hats. We are looking forward to writing our own disgusting soup recipes.

Great Fire of London

Mrs Hardman challenged us to put the fire out in Pudding Lane, but by the time we had got water from the River Thames the fire had spread! We had great fun learning why the fire of London spread and how hard it was to stop it getting bigger.

Representing Numbers

We enjoyed working in teams to use lots of different maths apparatus to represent numbers in different ways.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Year 2 led a class assembly on Friday about Hope and Macmillan nurses. They also hosted a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The raised an amazing £516.81!
Thank you to everyone who supported the event.

Thackray Museum

Year 2 are busy being trainee nurses and porters during our Florence Nightingale workshop at Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds. They re-enacted preparing for and travelling to Scutari Hospital to help improve the hospital conditions and tend to wounded soldiers fighting in the Crimean War. The workshop session was very interactive and pupils handled aretfacts and were involved in a timeline activity. They also explored the Lifezone to find out about the human body and keeping healthy.

Vehicle Making!

We have been busy this week making our vehicles which we have designed ourselves. All our vehicles have a working winch. It got a little messy at times!

 

RNLI Visit.

As part of our topic ‘Adventures by the Sea’ we have been learning all about the work of the RNLI. A volunteer from the RNLI came to visit the class and teach us all about the history, the work they do and most importantly how to stay safe in the water!

Music Time!

Year 2 have been reading the story of ‘The Nutcracker’ and  listening to the music from the ballet. We have been learning to play the music to the ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ on the glockenspiels. We had lots of fun.

Christmas 2016

What budding actors we have in Year 2! All of the children made us so proud during their performance of Penguin Pete!

Fire of London Challenge

Mrs Hardman challenged us to put the fire out in Pudding Lane, but by the time we had got water from the River Thames the fire had spread! We had great fun learning why the fire of London spread and how hard it was to stop it getting bigger.

Big Writing – Fireworks

We have really enjoyed writing with our special ‘firework’ pencils. We have been writing a description about bonfire night. We have been thinking about using adjectives to make our writing more interesting.

Florence Nightingale

Year 2 are busy being trainee nurses and porters during our Florence Nightingale workshop at Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds. They re-enacted preparing for and travelling to Scutari Hospital to help improve the hospital conditions and tend to wounded soldiers fighting in the Crimean War. The workshop session was very interactive and pupils handed aretfacts and were involved in a timeline activity. They also explored the Lifezone to find out about the human body and keeping healthy.

 

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Year 2 led a class assembly on Friday about kindness, famous people and Macmillan nurses. They also hosted a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The raised an amazing £615.00!
Thank you to everyone who supported the event.

Ice Lollies

What fun we had creating layered ice lollies! We made our own healthy layered ice lollies by freezing different fruit juices in layers and adding fruit. This helped us write some fantastic instructions that included features of instructional texts and all 4 sentence types. What a clever bunch we are!

Arithmetic Easter Egg Hunt

Year 2 enjoyed finding Easter Eggs outside and solving all the jumbled up arithmetic questions using different number operations.

Maths in the Snow

We made patterns in the snow using our feet and counted forwards and backwards in 2’s. We made patterns in the snow using our feet. We imagined each set of footprints had 10 toes in. We counted forwards and backwards in 10’s. We made patterns in the snow- one foot in front of the other. We imagined each footprint had 5 toes in.

We counted forwards and backwards in 5’s. We practiced saying our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We made multiplication arrays using snowballs. We wrote number sentences about what we had made on whiteboards.

Katie Morag

Year 2 have had an action packed Katie Morag day. Some of the activities included dressing up as favourite characters and being in their shoes for the day. Mrs Hardman was ‘Lady Artist’ and Mrs Thomas was ‘Grannie Island’. A Scottish piper came and played a few tunes on his bagpipes. You should have seen our smiles! Some children were able to try making a sound using them! How entertaining!

He also explained his costume to us, which was fascinating to find out about. During the day we thought about how Scottish traditions and we did problem solving activities in the afternoon. We enjoyed making a kilt each and baking porridgies-delicious! At playtime we tried ‘throwing the caber’ and played ‘shinty’. What a busy, fun time we had!

RNLI

We had a super visit from a volunteer from the RNLI. We had a lovely time and learnt a lot of important things. Year 2 have also been very busy at home producing some fantastic pieces of work all about the RNLI. Well done everybody.

Potions

We have been making our own potions from lots of wierd and wonderful ingredients. We have been casting magic spells and hoping they work! We have then used these to write our own set of instrctions.

Science Investigation

We worked as a team to investigate how the surface of a ramp affected how far a car travelled. We found out that the smoother the surface the further the car went. We thought carefully about how to keep the test fair, measured carefully and chose how to record our results.

Forces at the Park

We enjoyed visiting High Crompton park to find out for ourselves how push and pull forces work when experimenting with the equipment.

Geography Enquiry

We used photographs and maps of the Isle of Coll to find out about the human and physical features of an island home.