2021 - 2022
Welcome to Year 2!
Hello, and welcome back to Year 2! We hope you had a wonderful summer. We are all so excited to get to know you and have lots of fun this year.
Your teacher is Miss Leach. Your other teachers in the classroom are Mrs Roberts, Mrs Neale and Ms DeLloyd.
This term our topic is 'Children Around the World'. We are going to learn all about what childhood is like in different countries. We'll find out what school is like, what toys they play with and lots more!
2020 - 2021
Summer Term 1
Where The Wild Things Are
This term we are exploring fiction stories! We will be exploring features of fiction stories such as characters, settings, problems, the beginning, middle and end of stories! We will be reading 'Where the Wild things Are' by Maurice Sendak.
Bright Idea week 2 and 3
This week our Bright Idea was to create a story setting. The children planned their own learning and wanted to create the setting as part of our classroom! We challenged the children to practise their maths skills by measuring or using 2D and 3D shapes in week 3. We used our computer skills to research story settings, we used teamwork and creative skills to create trees, leaves and vines.
Bright Idea week 1
This week our Bright Idea was to create our favorite character from a fiction story. We used our fine motor skills to mold, roll and squeeze plasticine, we used our creative skills to draw and create puppets, we used our computer skills to paint our characters online!
Learning from home
Last week, our learning from home challenge was to create a puppet show!
We used our computer skills to inspire ourselves through videos and picture ideas. Then, we used our creative and thinking skills to create our very own puppets! Finally, we used our performance skills to put on our own puppet shows! Watch our videos to see some of our fantastic puppets!
Learning from home
Last week, our learning from home challenge was to make a thaumatrope! A thaumatrope is a toy that children would make lots of years ago, and was a form of early animation. When the strings are twirled quickly the two pictures appear to blend into one!
We used our reading skills to follow instructions, our computer skills to inspire ourselves through videos and picture ideas, our maths skills to draw a circle and design our own patterns, and we used our creative skills to cut and create a thaumatrope! Watch our videos to see some of our fantastic thaumatropes!
Learning from home
Last week, our learning from home challenge was to make a spinning top that worked!
We used our reading skills to follow instructions, our maths skills to draw a circle and design our own patterns, and we used our creative skills to cut and create spinning tops!
Hello Year 2 and welcome to the Spring term! Our topic this term is called 'Oh, how toys have changed!' and as you have probably guessed, it's all about toys!
As mathematicians, we will be learning about time using digital and analogue clocks. We use time every day so it is very important you practise this at home, little and often. We will also practise our basic maths skills, so be sure to log onto Google Classroom every day to help with this!
As writers, we will be using language to compare things, to describe things, using language in the past tense, and using verbs. I can't wait to share some of our fantastic writing.
As inventors, we will be using our creative, problem solving, maths, and computer skills to create a toy to add to our very own online museum! How exciting!
Make sure you are logging into Google Classroom every day to find your home learning. You can get onto this by logging onto your hwb account and clicking on Google for Education.
Here are the links for a few of the sites you can use to continue your learning:
If you need to contact me, my email address is:
I will check my emails in school time, so I might not get back to you till the next day. If there is something more urgent, ring school on 029 20483680 to speak to Mrs Chambers.
The Year 2 children have already settled wonderfully into their new class and are a happy, enthusiastic and friendly class.
Our topic for this half term is called: 'If I were an animal...' and year 2 will begin by planning this topic together!
We will talk about what we already know about animals, and what we would like to find out about animals. This could be, the way animals communicate, their eating habits, or why animals live in different places and what they need to survive in their habitats. Year 2 may decide they want to design and create a completely new and original animal - who knows?!
Whatever they decide to do as a class, we are going to have lots of fun, exploring familiar and new ways of learning both in the classroom and online.
As mathematicians, the children will be practising counting, addition and subtraction this term. It would be helpful if you could practise these skills with your children at home. They could count forwards and backwards to 20 (and keep going if they can!), they could add and subtract things together that you find around your home, like grapes, pasta or buttons, and then show them what this looks like in a number sentence e.g. '14 + 5 = '. Practising these skills both in home and at school can help the children to become confident mathematicians!
As writers, year 2 will be learning how to use adjectives, verbs, connectives and lots of interesting vocabulary! This will help us to create descriptions, imaginative and creative writing.
How to help at home:
Practise reading their reading books regularly for short periods of time during the week and return their book bags once a week. Read their library book to them as a bedtime or evening story - listening to stories read aloud by an adult really helps to develop vocabulary for writing. You could even create an imaginative story together, using pictures or experiences to help you and your child along the way.
Reading record books have many words which are useful for the children to practise, here you will also find sounds we regularly look at together.