Year 2

Year 2 begins with a trip back in time, delving in to the lives of women who changed the world. Through this topic the children learn about the impact of significant individuals such as Mary Anning and Frida Kahlo on our lives today. After studying the lives of these women, the children will create their own dinosaur discovery which will show case all they have learnt over the term.

After half term, we look closely at a significant event in British history: Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot, which is set to provide the children with an ‘explosion’ of exciting learning experiences. This leads in to the brilliant topic of the Great Fire of London. Here children will be able to showcase their knowledge of materials by creating their own 3d houses.  

In the Spring Term we travel with Paddington, exploring the sights and landmarks that make Crawley, Brighton and London special. The children develop their map reading skills and create maps and keys of their own. In art, the children recreate some of Van Gogh’s most famous art pieces using colours, patterns and natural objects. We end the Spring Term exploring Gatwick and its links to hot and cold countries.

Summer Term offers a range of exciting investigations in to the lives and habitats of animals and minibeast. The forest offers and ideal place to conduct our scientific investigations so get those welly boots ready! In art we investigate clay, its properties and ways to work this mouldable material.

Thank you for your support. If you have any concerns or questions please get in touch with your child’s class teacher.

Kind Regards

The Year 2 Team

 

Please find below our knowledge organiser and uses of everyday materials for the autumn term:

Year 2 Knowledge organiser – Science Autumn 1 AIH

Year 2 Knowledge organiser- Guy Fawkes

Year 2 Knowledge organiser- Sigificant figures

Year 2 – Uses of everyday materials

Homework

Homework will be set every Thursday. This will include:

  • 5 new spellings to practice (Children will be tested the following Thursday)
  • A reading pack with a book band book, free-reading book, phonics game and flashcards. Children are expected to read 5 times a week and record this on their reading record sheet. Please post a photo of your child’s completed reading record sheet to your child’s portfolio on Class Dojo by Thursday.
  • 30 minutes a week spent playing the games on Numbots.

 

 

Meet the Team

Welcome to Year Two (Key Stage 1).
There are 3 classes in Year Two; Ivy, Fern and Bracken.

Team Leader Mrs R Moore (Fern)
Teachers Miss K Taylor (Ivy)
Miss C Lewis (Bracken)
Mrs S Bryan (Bracken)
Mrs K Jones (Fern)
Teaching Assistants Mrs D Tobin (Ivy)
Mrs L Stroud (Bracken)
Mrs C Bennett (Fern)
Mrs T Keleher (Fern)

What We Have Been Up To

Here you will find all the exciting things we have been up to recently.

Wow! We are now half way through Year 2 with another term complete.

We arrived back at school after  Christmas to find that cheeky Paddington Bear had broken in to our school on his trip to visit Crawley.   Unsure of where to visit, he enlisted the children's help to discover the best landmarks Crawley had to offer.  They put their mapping skills to the test by showing him the difference between human and physical features and how to use the symbols and keys when reading or creating a map. We discussed the importance of knowing your own address in an emergency.

The children continued to travel with Paddington visiting the sights and sounds of Brighton and London.  The children produced some   brilliant art work of the Brighton landmarks in the style of Vincent Van Gogh and created their very own tour guide for some of the London landmarks. We compared the areas and discussed what makes Crawley a good place to live, as well as ways to make it better.

In science we explored what helps plants to grow healthily. We compared seeds to bulbs by growing our own onions and runner beans! What vegetables can you grow at home? In P.E, the children worked on their net and wall skills which focused on throwing and catching, the ready position, using a tennis racket  and ways to pass the ball in volleyball. In Maths, we continued our work on the four operations, focusing in on using our times table knowledge and arrays to solve multiplication and division questions.

Next half term we will continue to work on our   geographical skills and knowledge.  We will explore the impact of Gatwick Airport on Crawley. The children will put their D.T skills to the test by creating their own moving vehicles. In Maths, we will look at finding unit and non unit fractions of shapes and amounts.  We teach this bar models. We will also explore the properties of 2d and 3d shapes.  In English, we will continue to embed the direct use of full stops, capital letters, spellings and a range of conjunctions.