Welcome to Year 2!
Tell Me A Dragon - Writing
The children have loved reading and writing about dragons. Using the book Tell me a dragon by Jackie Morris, we have explored vocabulary and different sentence structures then worked on creating interesting descriptions for new dragons. The children have also been learning how to edit their work and have enjoyed using their personal dictionaries for the first time to correct spellings. Everyone is very proud of their writing and we hope you enjoy reading them.
Miro and Mondrian – Painting
The children have looked at the work of Miro and Mondrian and compared the similarities and differences, exploring how they use line, shape and colour. We revised primary and secondary colours and mixed black and white paint with other colours to make different tones.
They then produced their own piece of work in the style of Mondrian.
Drawing habitats and micro habitats in our school grounds.
Year 2 Outdoor Explorers
Exploring habitats and micro-habitats in the school grounds.
We had an exciting afternoon exploring the school grounds looking in the hedgerow and meadow habitats for plants and animals. We also found lots of seeds and acted out how they disperse.
Year 2 have been learning all about the basic needs of human and animals. We have been looking at how babies grow into fit and healthy 6 year olds. We had a visit from one of our classes’ baby brothers and had chance to ask questions about how to meet the needs of a baby. We asked questions about how babies grow and develop.
Year 2 have had their second outdoor explorers session of the year. This time we based our session on geography. The year 2's learnt directional words; near, far, around, north, south, east and west. They know special ways to remember these too... Never Eat Shredded Wheat or Naughty Elephants Squirt Water. They even know how to find North on a compass! Next, they learnt about the features of a map and how to plan and follow a route.
We have been learning all about our food families: starchy carbohydrates, fats and oils, dairy or alternative, fruit and vegetables, protein and pulses and water. We used food models to categorise the food into the families and learnt about portion control. We now know that a portion of fruit and vegetables are the size of our fists and that we need 5 of these a day in the colours of the rainbow! Did you know that fresh fruit and veg, canned or frozen are all fine? We found out the fibre is good for our gut, starchy carbohydrates give us energy, protein is good for our muscles, growth and repair, dairy is good for calcium to look after our teeth and bones. Fats and sugars should be eaten now and again.
Year two have been cracking codes to try and win the treasure. They were all given half of the code and had to find the other half to equal 20 then write a number sentence to go with it. If their number sentence was correct then they were given a gold coin for cracking the code.
Every half term year two take part in an outdoor learning afternoon called Outdoor Explorers. This half term we linked it to storytelling and science.
malleable transparent translucent green
man made natural straight multicoloured
We have been using laptops to: log on , google search and copy and paste pictures onto a word document. We did all of this in our art topic to find picture by Joan Miro to inspire our own art work.
We have been using the talk for writing approach to learn our class book - STUCK. We have mapped out the story and learnt it with actions. We went outdoors and created our own story stick to help us retell the story. We have now moved on to innovating the story (changing the storyline but keep the same structure).
Year 2 have been experimenting with maths equipment to find lots of different ways to make and represent a 2 digit number.
(we took it outdoors for more space and fun).