Welcome to Year 2

Mrs Matthews, Mrs Meeuwissen-True and Mrs Latham love working in Year 2.  They are always full of enthusiasm and fun and get great pleasure from helping all their children achieve their very best. Our website page will show the exciting adventures of Year 2 as well as important information.

Summer Term

Banner for website - Lighthouses.png

Welcome back to school and the Summer Term.  Let's hope that the wonderful weather lasts!

This term, our topic is 'Beware of the Rocks', when the children read and enjoy the wonderful books about Mr Grinling, the lighthouse keeper, his wife, Mrs Grinling and their cat, Hamish.  
They will also learn the history of lighthouses and each study their own lighthouse using the Trinity House website.  

Please find below further information about the curriculum content of this term. 

This term, the Year 2 children will be assessed in line with the end of Key Stage 1 SATs (Standard Assessment Tests).

Thank you to those parents who attended the meeting on Thursday 5th May.  If you were unable to attend, please find the content discussed via the link below.  

Do come and speak with Mrs Matthews if you have any questions about these assessments.  

Spring Term

On Friday 11th March, the children participated in a workshop led by the Wiggly Worm organisation.  They listened carefully to the thorough instructions and then set to, each making their own cous cous salad.

Great team work and a huge amount of enthusiasm was evident throughout!

Having spent a very exciting couple of weeks learning about Ernest Shackleton's great expedition on the Endurance, on Wednesday 9th February, Jo from The Wilson Museum came to school to tell the children about Dr Edward Wilson and his part in the expedition to the South Pole led by Captain Scott.

Once the children had become experts on Wilson, they had the opportunity to dress up in Edwardian clothes and look at a range of Edwardian toys.

On Thursday 6th January, Year 2 launched their new topic, Pole to Pole.  During a busy morning, the children made their own clay penguins.  It was quite fiddly but a remarkable amount of perseverance was demonstrated by all!  

IMG_1903[1].JPG
IMG_1927[1].JPG
IMG_1913[1].JPG
IMG_1917[1].JPG
IMG_1907[1].JPG
IMG_1926[1].JPG

Journey to Moscow and Beyond Topic - Autumn Term 2, 2021

 

On Monday 22nd November, the Year 2 children took part in a Russian themed Art Day. 

They learned about that great abstract artist, Wassily Kandinsky, and then everyone got stuck in to make their own concentric circle using the wet felting technique.  It needed a lot of muscle power and was lots of fun!

After lunch, the children looked at more work by Kandinsky and then used permanent marker pens and watercolours to create their own, small, abstract work of art.  

Kandinsky Display.jpg

Lots of us think of Baboushka dolls when we think of Russia and many of the children have brought their own sets into school.  

The week after the Year 2 Art Day, the children made their own Baboushka dolls from clay.  It was quite tricky but the results are excellent.  

Baboushka dolls 1.jpg
Baboushka dolls .jpg