Welcome to the Year 2 class page!
We are a class of 17 children.
Our teacher is Miss Savage and our teaching assistants are Miss Ray and Mrs Askew. Mrs Rao teaches us every Tuesday.
If you require any further information or have a question, please contact me via ClassDojo.
We have read the wonderful story of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.
We were each given a peach and created a word bank of adjectives using our senses. We used these adjectives to create noun phrases and created interesting peach descriptions. We have also been investigating word choices made by Roald Dahl in the book and exploring why he chose to name James' aunts- Spiker and Sponge!
In Art, we created pictures of peaches using different mediums e.g. collage and finger painting. We have been using our primary colours to create secondary colours.
We celebrated Roald Dahl Day by dressing up as one of our favourite characters! Our classroom was overrun by a spoilt Veruca Salt, Sophie from the BFG with her magical dream jar, a fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, two Willy Wonkas and lots dressed in yellow!
Autumn Term- How has travel and transport changed over the last 100 years?
We will be identifying different types of transport and exploring how and why transport has changed over the last 100 years. We will looking into the impact certain modes of transport have on the environment.
We will be investigating who George Stephenson and the Wright brothers were and what they invented.
Our key book for this half term is: Little People, Big Dreams- Amelia Earhart.
Below you will find a short snap shot of our interview with 'Amelia Earhart'. As journalists, we created a set of questions to interview Amelia Earhart with. We looked at the formation and purpose of a question mark alongside question words e.g. Who, Where, When, Why...
Music with Russell
We are enjoying our weekly music sessions with Russell. We have been learning to play instruments following a repetitive beat and thinking about how we might make the music go loud and quiet.
Geography- Compass Points
We have been using the four compass points (North, East, South and West) to navigate and locate key places in Distington. We used a map of the local area and started from the school to locate key places e.g. The doctor's surgery, the local shop, the chip shop... We identified roads on the map and discussed street names.
Spring Term- Mental Health and Well-Being Week
As part of our Mental Health and Well-Being Week, we focussed on the theme of 'friendship'. We explored what makes a good friend and the qualities we admire in our friends using examples to help explain our thoughts.
To show how much we care for our special friends in class, we carefully constructed friendship bracelets and necklaces. We threaded beads onto string and thoughtfully chose colours our friends like.
We also created dream catchers. We discussed our worries and strategies for coping with them. We discussed dreams/ nightmares and the purpose of a 'dream catcher'.
We carefully constructed them using paper plates. We pierced our plates with a hole puncher and threaded wool through to create a 'web'. We then dangled wool and threaded beads on along with a hook for hanging. We tried our best to tie knots too!
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check for Year 2s
Cancellation of the phonics screening check in June 2021 means the current year 2 pupils did not take the screening test. In light of this, it is statutory for schools to administer the phonics screening check to year 2 pupils during the second half of the 2021 autumn term and return results to their local authority.
The autumn check is intended to ensure that year 2 pupils who need support in learning to decode using phonics are not missed.
Year 2 pupils who meet the expected standard in phonics in the 2021 autumn check will not be required to complete any further statutory assessments in phonics. Year 2 pupils who do not meet the expected standard in the 2021 autumn check will be expected to take the statutory check in June 2022, alongside year 1 pupils.
Useful links and Websites
Mathletics - login.mathletics.com
Education City - www.educationcity.com
BBC bitesize - www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize