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Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to 2EI

Class Teacher- Mrs Ingham

Nursery Nurse- Mrs Ali

Teaching Assistant- Mrs Rehana

Welcome to 2JB

Class Teacher- Miss Begum

Nursery Nurse- Miss Danby

Teaching Assistant- Mrs Shepard and Mrs Rehana

Summer 2:

 

For the final half term we will be exploring our wonderful world comparing cultures, traditions and lifestyles in different countries. We will be using the internet and books to retrieve facts about continents, countries and oceans. Through a variety of resources we will be creating famous landmarks such as, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Statue of Liberty and The Pyramids.

 

In History we will be learning about the famous aviator Amy Johnson who flew solo from Great Britian to Australia. Did you know that Amy was born in Yorkshire? Do you know any other famous people born in Yorkshire?

 

 

 

Summer 1:

This half term we  explored a range of well known stories by the famous author Roald Dahl. We included a variety of genres such as letters, character descriptions, stories and poems. We also researched facts using computers and books to find out more about his life. 

 

As the national KS1 SATs took taking place in May, we worked extremley hard to prepare children with thier independence when reading and answering questions. A big well done to all children as they were fantastic and tried thier best! The tests will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give and overall level according to the national curriculum guidance. 

Our visit to Nell Bank was a memorable trip. The children experienced a wide variety of outdoor activities where they worked as a team. The children loved their creative opportunities using nature as a unique resource and developed confidence and independance. Look out for exciting photographs soon!

  

A reminder that parents are welcome into class in Year Two on Wednesday and Thursday mornings to read with children and have a look at what children have been doing in class.

Spring 2:

 

The 'In the Night', involved us reseaching and reporting about various nocturnal animals. To support this we investigated their habitats, diet and identified what their main features were. Children also explored a range of fictional texts relating to the topic and created their own stories. Some examples of the stories that the children enjoying were; The Owl Babies, The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark and Orion and the Dark. 

 

Another big thank you to the parents who attended the SATs meeting this term. For those of you who were unable to attend, the presentation slideshow is available in the Links to Help page alternatively feel free to pop in and speak to a member of the year two team..

As we are preparing for the KS1 SATs which take place in May, your continued support would be greatly beneficial to develop your childs confidence and independence. This could be simple things like; reading anything that your child finds engaging, using money to add and subtract when shopping and regularly asking children to tell the time. 

 

 

Some useful websites you could use:

 

teachingtables.co.uk

teachingmoney.co.uk

phonicsplay

multiplication games/songs on Youtube

BBC bitesize KS1

 

 

Spring 1:

This half term the children enjoyed reading and exploring a variety of books by the famous author Julia Donaldson. We created mind maps, story boards and used a range of powerful vocabulary to make our writing interesting. The additional reading of  these books greatly improved the children's reading fluency and stamina. 

It was pleasing to see the progress made in times tables recall of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, and we would like to ask you to continue to support your child with this. 

Autumn 2:

The Great Fire of London was a fantastic topic that we thoroughly enjoyed! We learnt about the cause and effect of the fire through the diary of Samuel Peyps. Which led to some vivid diary entries of our own using first person, as we imagined we were there at the time of the fire in 1666. Through DT sessions we made models of the buildings from that era.

 

Autumn 1:

This half term we have learnt about Peter Pan and Pirates. We researched pirate facts including what they ate, where they lived and the language they used.

We were very excited about this topic, please enjoy these pictures of our fantastic work!