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Year 2

MRS CHERYL COOPER, MS CHARLIE BENNETT AND MRS NATALIE SMITH

 

Please click here to view the Curriculum meeting powerpoint for your class. 

Have a look at the Curriculum overview below to see what we'll be learning this term. 

Coverage Autumn TermCoverage Spring Term Coverage Summer Term 

Click here to find your homework for this term.

In maths children will be assessed against criteria based upon age related expectations. Please find below the age related expectations for a child in Year 2. For more information click here.

The Year 2 Learner - Maths

The Year 2 Reader

The Year 2 Writer

Spelling Expectations: Year 2 Common Exception Words

Florence Nightingale Day

Today the children took part in a variety of activities around nursing and in particular Florence Nightingale. They enjoyed making new medicines, lamps, giving first aid, making healthy food, stethoscope, nurse hats, mental wellbeing art and Florence Nightingale leaflets. They all had a lovely day!

 

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Please take a look at the gallery for more photos.

Year 2 Blog - Spring term 2023

Welcome to our Year 2 Blog!

This week in our Maths lessons, we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We made 2D using elastic bands and geoboards. We then counted the sides and vertices to find out what shapes we had made.                                                                                                                   Img 1697Img 1695

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Making boats:

We have been learning about different materials and their properties. The children had to think about which materials would be waterproof and help fix the holes in Pirate Cuthbert's boat. They worked together as a team, tested their choice and observed what happened

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Making wheeled vehicles: 

In our D&T lessons, we have been learning about how to make wheeled vehicles. The children had to experiment with a variety of different resources to see which items would be good for axles and wheels. They evaluated their choices and made adjustments where necessary.                      

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The children walked to St Mary's Church today. Reverend Eugene showed them the main features of the church and answered some very interesting questions. They learnt about Christian prayer and worship. Reverend Eugene even played the church bells as they walked home. Go to the gallery to see more of our photos. 

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On Friday 10th February, the local firefighters visited the children in Year 2. They had been learning all about The Great Fire of London and they were comparing how the fire service has changed since the event. The children loved sitting in the truck and asked some very interesting questions. 

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This week, our year 2 children had a Science workshop about materials. They thought about the properties of materials and what make them suitable for a range of different items. Later on, they tested a variety of items to see if their shape could be changed by stretching, twisting, squashing and bending. They made predictions, carried out tests and used their observational skills to answer questions. At the end of the session, the children learnt how to make something waterproof by using wax. They had lots of fun and the workshop leaders were impressed with the children's scientific knowledge!

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The Year 2s went on a walk around school this week to look for signs of Spring. They wrote down some nouns and adjectives to help them to write their Spring acrostic poem at the end of the week. 

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This half term in Design and Technology, the Year 2 children have been learning about healthy and varied diets. They tried a variety of existing products to see what they liked/didn't like and learnt how to chop, grate and spread. The children then designed their own sandwich/toastie/wrap thinking carefully about the intended purpose and target audience of their product. In their last lesson, the children brought in their favourite ingredients and applied the skills they had learnt to make their product.

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Year 2 Blog - Summer term 2023

Welcome to the summer term!

We are looking forward to lots of things in Year 2 this term! Here are the things we have planned for this busy term!

· Friday 5th May- We look forward to celebrating the King’s Coronation, with lots of fun activities.

· Watching how much our bean plants have grown.

· Florence Nightingale workshop led by the class teachers (date TBC)

· Local area walk (date TBC)

· Get ready for some exciting games in our annual sports day (date TBC)

· Designing and creating bags.

· Wednesday 5th July- Year 2 school trip to Lee valley Abbey farmhouse for a mindfulness and art discovery.

· Get ready for some singing when the children perform their end of Year 2 play, Pirates vs Mermaids (date TBC)

 

Year 2 have enjoyed celebrating the Kings coronation. They have joined in a range of activities such as making crowns, having a picnic to a scavenger hunt. They waved their flags up high as they sang the Coronation song.  

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Making crowns 2Our Year 2 children went for a Geography walk in the local area. They were investigating the question 'Are some roads quieter than others?'. They used their Maths skills to record the vehicles they spotted as a tally chart. The children were also trying to find human and physical features on their route. 

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In Year 2 the children have also been making bags. They have looked at different ways of fastening things together as well as how to decorate their bags. They chose who they were going to make the bag for and the purpose of it. Some children chose to sew, glue or staple their bags together. 

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The children have been learning all about capacity and volume in their Maths lessons. They were using the words: nearly full, half full, nearly empty, greater, less, ml etc when comparing and describing the capacity of a container or the volume of water. 

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On Friday 14th July our year 2 children performed in their end of year 2 play 'Pirates vs Mermaids'. They did an amazing job at learning all of their lines, song words and dance routines. The adults laughed at their jokes and joined in with the final song.

We are very proud of the children. 

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Year 2 Blog Autumn term 2023

Welcome to the Year 2 Autumn blog!

Please click here to see our homework grid for this term. 

Please see our facebook page for more school news. 

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Today year 2 Sprite class had our class assembly in which we shared with our parents and carers everything we have learnt this term in our history topic about remembrance and World War One.

We gave them some information about the background of Remembrance Day and when it started. We showed the wreaths that we had made as a class and some sketches that we had done of the Goffs Oak memorial. We sang a song called Down by the Riverside all about the Great War and we shared a poem called in Flanders fields by John McCrae.

The children were very proud of the work they have done and were really happy and excited to share that with their adults.

Year 2 Blog - Spring term 2024

Welcome to our Spring blog. 

This term in Year 2, we have been engaged in a wide range of exciting activities!

In Science, we embarked on a fascinating journey exploring the properties of different materials. Our focus was on their suitability for creating a pirate patch and fixing a pirate ship. By conducting experiments and investigations, we discovered which materials were flexible, durable, and water-resistant. The children thoroughly enjoyed getting their hands dirty while learning about the importance of material selection.

In Design and Technology, our imaginations soared as we delved into the world of vehicles. We examined various objects that have wheels, examining the purpose of axles and wheels in their functionality. The highlight of this project was when we asked the children to design and construct their own vehicles, integrating the knowledge they had acquired. Creativity and problem-solving skills were put to the test!

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Stepping back in time, we immersed ourselves in history, exploring how communication has transformed over the years. From ancient forms of communication to modern-day methods, the children learnt about Morse code, telegrams, and telephones. This led to a captivating discussion around whether Alexander Graham Bell truly invented the telephone. Curiosity, critical thinking, and debate were in full swing!

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In computing, we dived into the world of algorithms and logical thinking. Using our trusty Bee-Bots, we explored how to move them efficiently, finding the best routes and making adjustments by debugging any encountered problems.

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Our PSHE lessons were rooted in nurturing dreams. The children were encouraged to set term-long goals, envisioning their personal "garden of dreams." Whether it was writing a song or achieving the splits, they developed strategies to break down their aspirations into achievable steps. Reflection, resilience, and self-motivation were key themes throughout.

Next Stop On Market Street was the book that sparked our imaginations during English reading sessions. Inspired by CJ and Nana's journey on a bus towards the soup kitchen, the children embarked on their own diary-writing adventure. They eloquently expressed their thoughts, feelings, and observations, improving both their writing skills and their ability to empathise with others.

Apart from these enriching activities, Year 2 also participated in Number Day and celebrated Children's Mental Health Week. Their enthusiasm and eagerness to learn continue to brighten our days, and we eagerly anticipate the upcoming term's adventures and challenges.

Keep up the amazing work, Year 2! Check out our gallery for more photos!

 

Children's Mental Health Week 

This week during Children's Mental Health Week Elf and Sprite class have been involved in a range of engaging activities that promoted emotional well-being and self-expression. 

On Wednesday, the children immersed themselves in the world of dance. Throughout the day, they let loose, grooving to different rhythms and exploring various dance styles giving them the chance to express themselves.  

Another activity that fostered communication skills was creating a telephone out of cups. The children worked together, learning about the importance of effective communication and how listening attentively can lead to clearer understanding and stronger connections. 

As the theme this year was ‘Our Voice matters’ we encouraged the children to contemplate what truly matters to them. Through discussions and reflective exercises, they explored their values, interests, and aspirations. This allowed them to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their personal identity. 

Art played a significant role in helping the children express their emotions. They engaged in various forms of artistic expression, such as painting, drawing, and collage-making. These creative outlets allowed them to externalise and process their feelings in a safe and supportive environment. 

Storytelling and yoga were also incorporated into our day. By listening to stories, the children not only enjoyed the magic of storytelling but also learnt valuable life lessons and gained insight into different perspectives. Taking part in yoga sessions helped them develop mindfulness and relaxation techniques, promoting a sense of calmness and inner peace. Please check out our gallery for more photos!

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On Tuesday 5th March and Monday 11th March, Sprite and Elf class visited St Mary's Church as part of their RE lessons. The reverend Eugene taught the children about the church and told them stories about the history of the Church and how the church works. 

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Elf class have been making chairs this week. They have been looking at how to strengthen paper and used these techniques to build their own chairs for baby bear. 

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Year 2 Blog - Summer term 2024

Welcome to our Summer blog!

It's been a super exciting time in Year 2 recently. In science, we've been turning into little botanists and growing our own bean plants. It's been great watching to see which part grows first! We've also been doing an experiment to figure out what makes plants grow the best. The children have been learning about Jane Colden and became a botanist for the afternoon, observing plants around the school. They have also been growing their own beans in green houses, so they could observe which part grew first. 

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In art we've been looking at the artworks of Jackson Pollock and Juliana Do. Inspired by them, we've been busy creating our own amazing art pieces.

In History, we've been diving into how hospitals and healthcare have changed throughout time. It was pretty eye-opening to see how yucky and uncomfortable hospitals used to be! The children did their own research to find out about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, two incredible ladies who helped shape healthcare.

In music, we've been listening to songs about friendships. We've learnt a great song all about friendship and have been having a blast playing instruments along to it.

The children were thinking about the characters feelings through the story- 'Lost and found' The took a part of the story and wrote what the character might be thinking and used facial expression to show how they would felt at this point.

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In maths, the children thought about their containers and had to order them, which one they thought would hold the most water (capactiy. They then tested this out and ordered the containers. Some children were shocked to learn that the tallest container doesn't always hold the most water.

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