We have 3 wonderful classes in Year 2, filled with happy, enthusiastic, hard-working children. Our classes are 2B, 2H and 2M and our teachers are Miss Bannan, Mrs Hutchings and Miss Moran. We are helped in our learning by our teaching assistants who are Miss Byrne, Miss Parry, Mrs Conlan-Bloor and Mrs Riley.
In maths this term we are starting with counting and place value. We will be practising counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s, as well as learning about how to partition numbers, building on our Year 1 knowledge.
In English we will be reading Lila and the Secret of Rain. We will use this to write exciting sentences and build on our vocabulary. We will also be having a go at writing our own poetry in our patterns on a page topic.
This term we are learning about Healthy Living in science, thinking about how we can stay fit and healthy as we grow.
Our geography topic is all about weather around the world. We enjoy exploring the atlases to find out where different countries are and why we have different climates.
In art we are exploring how we can make different colours.
Our PE lessons are every Tuesday morning. We love our lessons with Mr Harris and Mr O'Shea!
In the Autumn term we looked at traditional tales, learning about the features of these tales and using these features to write our own traditional tales. We also wrote our own story about a witch who wanted to go on holiday but on her journey she had a bit of a disaster with her hat.
We investigated how to get our hands clean, we planned the investigation thinking carefully about how we could make it a fair test. We really enjoyed taking part in the experiment and finding out that the best way is to use warm water with soap.
We have just started looking at Queen Victoria, we have been very interested in her and have lots of question that we are going to find the answers to over the next few weeks. We watched a clip from Oliver the musical to see what it was like in a workhouse in the Victorian era. We will also be visiting Weaver Hall soon to discover more about life in a workhouse. We will post photos of our visit very soon, watch this space!!
we have been working hard on learning how to add/subtract using a range of resources and strategies including number lines, base 10 and drawing our own number lines to help us.. We will be moving on to multiplication, division and fractions before we finish for Christmas.
Design and Technology.
We will be designing and making a Christmas gift by sewing pieces of fabric together - watch this space for photos of our sewing skills and the finished product.
We will be using the computers to see if we can create a masterpiece - watch this space for our masterpieces created on computers.
We begin the Spring term reading Claude in the City by Alex T. Smith. We learn all about Claude and his new adventure, and we get lots of opportunities to practise our writing with postcards, newspaper reports and poems.
In maths, we will be consolidating our understanding of division through our work on fractions. We look at how we can represent halves, quarters and thirds. We also apply our number and place value work to shapes and measure.
Our history topic is all about Florence Nightingale and the work she did. We look at how she made a difference and the legacy she has left behind.
In RE we consider what makes a book special and think about books which are special to us.
Our work in art focuses on buildings. We look at the work of slowly, Canaletto and Federico Babina. We practise sketching using light and shade, using Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower for inspiration.
Science - We are studying plants and habitats.