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Welcome to Year 2

Our main aim as teachers at Eastwood is to build brighter futures together. We hope that you find our website page both useful and informative. We aim to educate, inspire and motivate our young children so they can blossom and enjoy their learning.

 

Miss Saleem (Phase leader for KS1) and Mrs Jahangir will be teaching in Year 2.

Associate staff working in Year 2 are:

        Mrs Waters, Miss Hopkinson,

                 Miss Asma , Miss Zulaikah and Miss Sadia.

Well done to these children who have been nominated by their peers to have an extra responsibility.

We are extremely proud of you and wish you good luck for your new role.  

Junior Leaders: Mhd Abdul and Simran (2SJ) Izabella and Ramzan ( 2RS)

Sports Councillors :  Jeffrey (2SJ) Rahat (2RS)

Culture Councillors: Summayah ( 2SJ) Inaya (2RS)

Library Monitors: Marcus (2SJ) Scarlett (2RS)

 

Take a look at some of our displays in our classrooms

Summer 2  ONE WORLD (AROUND THE WORLD)

This is our last half term in Year 2 and we have chosen the theme 'One World.' Here are few talking points for you to think about:

The world is small. 

It is a wonderful world. 

There are seven continents. 

The time is the same in every country. 

The world is diverse. 

What are your thoughts? Do you agree/ disagree or are you not sure?

During this half term we will be learning about food around the world, famous people around the world, games people platy around the world and famous buildings and structures. In our lesson we will be designing and making models of famous buildings and structures, creating and making new recipes and making a mini model of a rain forest. As well as this we will be creating our very own PowerPoint presentation to share with our families at the end of the half term. It is going to be a fun and exciting half term with lots of creative work.  

 

In Science we will be learning about plants and growing our very own plant. I can't wait to see all those lovely plants. Can you? We will be finding out the functions of a plant and seeing if e can identify the plants in our local environment. The next time you're out in the park see if you can spot any plants. You could even draw one of the plants and label the features. 

English - We will be describing a sea world setting using a range of vocabulary. Our book this half term is called One World. It is an amazing book! 

Maths -We will be using and applying our addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills to solve a range of non- routine puzzles and problems. In our lessons we will be learning about shapes ( 2D and 3D), position and time. Can you tell the time? Do you know how to read a clock? Keep a diary and record the different times. 

 

On Tuesday 10th July we will be visiting Blackpool Zoo for a great day out and our end of year trip! We will get to see all the amazing animals, visit the farm and feed some of the animals, see the sea lions in action and the best bit of all we get to spend a whole day exploring Blackpool Zoo.   Let's hope it's a sunny day for us. 

 

 

Spring  2 and Summer 1- In the dark 

Thank you to all the parents who attended the SATS meeting. It was lovely to see you all and we hope that you have the information you need. Please remember the three important points: Early nights, a healthy breakfast and plenty of rest. 

"We always have a go and try our best!"  ( Year 2 children)    " I am proud of myself ." ( Farhan)  

" We are extremely proud of the children and it is lovely to see the progress they have made over the course of the year both academically and socially. " ( Year 2 staff)

We have many talented children in Year 2 and we are pleased with all of them.  We have  junior artists, musicians, singers that have developed their skills over the year.  ( Staff)

English - In our English lessons we have been learning to write our own story based on the book Orion and the dark. We have watched a short video clip of the Girl and the fox and read the Nightmare Man  to gain ideas before writing our own stories.  

As we have had many visits this half term to help with our learning about Nocturnal animals we have created a non fiction report all about our favoutie animals. 

Maths  - The topics we have been learning about are: Fractions and Measurements (money, estimating and measuring length, weight and capacity). We have solved a range of problems so we can use and apply our skills. 

Theme - In our theme lessons, we have analysed Van Gogh's work and created our own Art work using ideas from the famous Starry Night painting. We have discovered how things were different in the past without electricity. Also we have compared different jobs  in our local area, farms and in Kenya. 

Science -- Living things and their habitats. In Science we have been exploring the local habitats and have made simple observations of micro habitats and mini beasts. As part of the lessons we researched different habitats and identified animals that live in the habitats.  We now know how to distinguish between living  and non-living things and have a good understanding of food chains. 

 

 

A big thank you to Mrs Fletcher for inviting her sister Lorna and her hedgehog to Eastwood. We were all excited by this visit and it was a fantastic experience. 

A big thanks to all the parents who came to our assembly. Animoto videos are on the screens outside and in the front entrance. Please take a look at them. We are very proud of all our children. 

Spring 1 Our theme is Fantastic Fantasy

In Spring 1 we have learnt about fantasy creatures and we have read a range of stories about dragons, unicorns, mermaids and monsters. 

English 

Our text has been the Snow Dragon. We would recommend this book because it is a fantastic book all about snow dragons, fire dragons and the twolegs. 

We have been reading, reciting and performing poetry.  We learnt a about a range of different poems: acrostic, rhyming, shape, haiku and other poems. By the end of the unit we created our very own dragon poem. 

 

Maths -

In Maths we have developed basic arithmetic skills for multiplication and division and have solved a range of problems. We have started to find 1/2 1/4  1/3 of shapes, quantities, amounts. 

AUTUMN  2 : OUR THEME IS LONDON.

This half term in Enrichment, Year 1 and 2 have been very busy rehearsing for a KS1 Performance - The Christmasurus. This show was fantastic and if you haven't read the book you should definitely get a copy.   Our main characters were Yousaf,  Aayan, Nikolas and Maryam. A big thank you to all the staff in Year 2 and Mrs Hargreaves for a brilliant and entertaining performance. 

Year 2 have produced some amazing homework again this half term and we are so proud of them. Well Done! 

Theme

In our Theme lessons we have discovered facts  about a significant event that occurred in 1666- The Great Fire of London. We have read extracts from Samuel Pepy's diary and have learnt about out what happened during that time and how people in London were affected. After reading the text Katie in London, we have been able to list and describe famous landmarks in London.  In the lessons, we compared what life was like living in the past to the present day.We had the opportunity to learn about fire safety and experienced what it was like in a fire engine. 

 Englis

This half term in English, we have been writing diary entries. Our diaries include a range of descriptive vocabulary and we have included statent, questions, commands and exclamation in our writing. As well as this, we have produced some fantastic non-fiction reports on the Great Fire of London in 1666.

Maths 

This half term we have been  using our addition and subtraction facts to  solve a range of puzzles and problems. 

We have learnt to:

1. Solve a range of problems involving numbers,  measures and quantities using our number bonds and doubles. 

2. . Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects and pictorial representations including a 2-digit number and ones, a 2-digit number and tens, two 2-digit numbers and adding three 1-digit numbers. 


Our homework for this half term

Autumn Term

Theme (Topic)

Our theme this half term has been: ‘Pirates.’ We have been researching about famous pirates and have been discovering facts using the internet and books. We have discovered many facts about pirates. We have compared two famous pirates Pirate Anne and Blackbeard thinking g about the similarities and differences. 

 

Pirate Day 16th October 2017 was fantastic!

During the day we took part in a a range of activities which included:

  • Treasure Hunt - In groups, we used i pads  (qr code reader) to find the answer some pirate questions.
  • We followed some challenging riddles the clues to find the hidden treasure which was hidden outside the OLC.
  • A pirate sing-a- long - We learnt a few pirate songs and learnt a few pirate sayings.
  • An interactive workshop - Mr Fellowes came in  and we acted  out the story of Treasure Island.

Take a look at some of our pictures from Pirate day!

Maths

Our Maths topic this half term has been all about the place value of numbers. We have been recognising, counting, ordering, sequencing and understanding the value of numbers. We have solved  a variety of  problems and used our number and place value facts to complete  maths investigations. Some of us have used base ten equipment to represent numbers to understand the value of digits. e.g 14 = 1 ten and 4 ones. As well as this every Friday, we have practised our arithmetic skills. 

All children in Year 2 must be able to:

Count in 2s,3s,5s,10 from zero forwards and backwards to 100.

Know their times tables for 2s,5s and 10s.

English

In our English lessons, we have been studying a book called Pirate Pete and have been learning about settings, characters and fictional stories. We have made predictions and used our comprehension and inference skills to find about characters.  In the lessons, we have been working on using coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. 

Coordinating conjunctions are used to links sentences together. These are : and, but, so , or. 

Subordinating conjunctions are used to add extra information. These are: when, if, that, because.

We have produced a character description all about Pirate Pete using expanded noun phrases and a range of writing features. 

 

 

 

Science

In our Science lessons, we will be working with a range of different materials. We will be sorting and classifying materials based on their properties. We will be learning about recycling and why it is important to reduce, reuse and recycle materials. At the end of the unit children will produce a piece of writing to explain the process of recycling.

 

Outdoor Learning

We are very fortunate to be able to experience a range of fascinating outdoor learning activities thanks to Mrs Smith.   This half term the children have the opportunity to develop their skills in the following three activities which are:

  • Woodlands - To explore the environment and use everyday materials to create masks. 
  • Allotment - To know the names of plants and pulling out weeds. To develop drawing and sketching skills. 
  • Problem Solving - To develop our reading, thinking and problem solving skills to search for clues.  To be able to use QR codes 

Enrichment

In Enrichment have been using our creativity skills to design and make pirate ships, pirate swords, hats and other items.