Welcome to our class page. Here you will find all of the exciting things that we are getting up to in Year 2. This section will have information to help you support your child and maximise learning by finding out about what is going on, including homework, curriculum details and wider learning opportunities.
Our topic this term is 'The Great Fire of London'.
Our P.E days are Monday and Friday - Please can you make sure your child has a complete P.E. kit which includes trainers.
We are having a very exciting week thinking about Hope for the World and Mankind! On Monday, we had a 'magic visit' from a World War 1 soldier, dressed up in uniform. He was able to answer our questions about what went on and why we are especially remembering The Great War this year. On Tuesday, Mr. Wardale from JKHS took our assembly and helped us to think about our hopes for ourselves and for the world. We have been carrying on with this work in class. Today, April Shipton and her father sang some songs for us and talked about following our dreams and helping other people. We have made some poppies for a school display and painted some beautiful poppy pictures. Thank-you to everyone who has brought in shoeboxes and craft materials. We will use these next week so do keep them coming!
Maths has continued as usual. This week, we have had a go at using column addition to add 2 2-digit numbers.
At the start of the week we were very excited to find a mystery box on the school field. We wrote letters to Mr Kendrick to see if he knew anything about it. However, we couldn't believe it when we had a special visit from King Charles II! When he told us that the box belonged to him we were very keen to help! King Charles told us about his experience of the Great Fire of London which helped us produce some fantastic descriptive writing. We finished the week making special tea stained paper which we used to write our own diary entries. In maths we have been thinking about 10 more and 10 less and we spotted some patterns. Hopefully your child can wow you with their amazing maths skills!
We will be changing library books every Wednesday. Please support your child to return their books each week, ready to swop.
The children wrote some lovely recounts of our day in the forest. There were a lot of happy memories of the things we did and saw. We are using our experience to help us with our writing about Robin Hood. In maths, we are continuing addition and subtraction work. We are looking at fact families and making the links between adding and subtracting. It would be really helpful if the children can practise number bonds that make 10 and for a challenge pairs that make 20. Today the children created timelines of the Great Fire of London. Hopefully they can talk you through the key events starting with when and where the fire started....!
Another busy week for Year 2. We enjoyed our fabulous trip to the Dean Heritage Centre. The children had so much fun building dens and learning about different materials. We were very proud of the children's behaviour, and it was lovely to see how well they worked together to complete the challenges. See our gallery for photos from the trip.
Thank you for your support with home reading. Please remember to fill in your child's diary daily. The children are clearly excited about their homework task, and it is lovely to hear about their ideas and projects. Projects are due in by Friday 19th October but feel free to start bringing them in to school.
In Literacy, we have begun our new story Robin Hood. The children impressed us with their imaginative predictions. In maths, we have just begun addition and subtraction.
This week in Y2, we have been comparing numbers and putting them in order. For Literacy, we created a new character for The Highway Rat story and had fun thinking about what they might eat!
We have learnt some more about what homes were like at the time of the fire of London and we made some brilliant houses for our display.
Today , we had lots of fun walking round the field as part of the 'Golden Mile' initiative to keep ourselves fit and healthy.
We are looking forward to our visit to the Dean Heritage Museum next Wednesday. Please can we have the outstanding forms returned as soon as possible.
Enclosed below is the Meet the Teacher power point made by Mr Kendrick. It gives details of school routines and other useful information. Also you will see our topic homework sheet. This has been explained to the children but if you have any questions please ask your child's class teacher.
This week we have started our new topic 'The Great Fire of London'. We wonder if the children will find out any exciting facts, at home, ready to share next Wednesday.
Also we have been continuing the story of The Highway Rat. Today the children amazed us by spotting lots of rhyming words. In maths we are comparing numbers. Hopefully your child could show you the symbols we use to record greater than and less than.
A letter has been sent out with details of our trip. We would be grateful if you could return the reply slip and payment ASAP.