Welcome to Year 2
The class teacher is Mrs Dent and the teaching assistant is Mrs Paice. We also have a Schools Direct teacher, Miss Carpenter, working in our class so we are very lucky indeed!
Year 2 is an exciting year as the children grow in confidence and become independent learners. In Year 2 we aim to extend children’s knowledge and enrich the curriculum by learning through enjoyment. Children will be learning about lots of exciting things, including:
The children will also be completing some transition units from Year 1 into Year 2 to support the children after lock down.
This year, in school, children will be focusing on reading and spelling. They will read a range of texts and learn lots of new vocabulary. We encourage the children to read as much as possible at home. Please ensure the children read at least four times a week. Please sign the reading record to show you have read with your child.
The children will be participating in PE and Yoga on Wednesdays and Fridays. They will need to wear their school PE kit on these days.
The children have great fun and enjoy learning new skills and topics!
Year 2 went on a virtual shopping trip and bought different items. The children took turns being both the customer and the shopkeeper. The children had to focus on their accuracy when counting money.
Stevenage museum visited Year 2 today. The class investigated different artefacts linked to the Great Fire of London. The children learned about old buildings, structures and new and old lighting. They asked interesting questions about the different artefacts.
As part of our Maths and Science themed week, the children observed a real fish and looked at all the features closely.
The children have been using number line to support their understanding of subtraction across the 10s.
Year 2 had a surprise this week. All of the white board pens had left the classroom but had left a message! The children got into role and imagined how it would have felt being the whiteboard pen. They thought of ways to persuade them to return.
Year 2 had a special visitor today who shared their great knowledge about Chanukah. The children learned about it and investigated different traditions.
Year 2 worked very hard with their home learning. They investigated The Plague and looked at plague doctors.
Year 2 have been learning about a new book; The Day The Crayons Quit. This week the children have been investigating the book and learning about the characters.
Year 2 have started a new History topic on The Plague. As an introduction to this, they looked at evidence and wrote about what they could see. This begins their learning and they are looking forward to learning more and more.
Year 2 made sandwiches and had an indoor picnic. As part of DT week the children investigated where their food came from and then designed, created and ate their own sandwiches.
Year 2 investigated an island. The children created islands and investigated how they flooded.
This week Year 2 were learning about number lines. The children had blank number lines today and had to place different numbers.
Year 2 pretended to be Rapunzel, escaping the tower. The children thought about what they would see, hear and feel alone in the woods.
The children investigated different types of bread. They described the smell, taste and appearance of a variety of breads.
In Science this week the children investigated that different food groups. they then discussed what fruit they had eaten, and created interactive bar charts to show this.
Year 2 had some visitors this week. The quiet Critters have visited the classroom. The children each wrote a recount about the experience.