Welcome to Year 2!
Mrs Brooks, Miss Taylor, Miss Whittaker, Mrs Lorenz, Mrs Matlock and Miss Rita welcome you to Year 2.
Monday 29th October:
Today we have been learning about the events linked to The Gumpowder Plot. We carried out drama activities and realised that this event was very serious.
Tuesday 29th October:
Today we had fun making our own rockets. We learnt that there are different types of fireworks and that these are used on Bonfire Night to celebrate the event of The Gunpowder Plot.
Thursday 1st November:
Today was our trip to Holdenby House. We met Oliver Cromwell, Samuel Pepys and King Charles I and had lots of fun with them. There were many activities that we tried including: learning how to march and fight with Oliver; write our own diaries with Samuel and play games with King Charles. We were very sad to leave but thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
This week we are learning about The Great Fire of London.
Monday 15th October:
Today we have carried out some drama activities to order the key events; written our own diary entry as if we were Samuel Pepys and started creating a head for one of the important people linked to this event.
Tuesday 16th October
Today we found out more about The Great Fire of London and recreated a scene that shows before the fire and after it. We are very proud of the finished product.
Wednesday 17th October
Today we had a lot of fun finding out about materials and which ones burn the most. During The great Fire of London we found out that houses were mainly built out of wood and that is why they were destroyed. This helped us to then decide which materials we would use now to build houses with.
Thursday 18th October
Today was our final day learning about The Great Fire of London. Our challenge today was to use all of the information we have gathered to create our own houses within Pudding Lane. We had a lot of fun creating these and are very proud of our achievements.
As part of our homework this term we were asked to create our own house within Pudding Lane or create a piece of artwork. Here is what has been brought in so far.
This year we are going to work hard to improve our presentation of our writing in all our lessons. Keep an eye out for pieces of work from children who we are proud of for their good presentation.
Doodlemaths is an online website that allows your child to practise maths skills they have learnt in school and improve their recall of number facts. Your child has been given a password and username so that they can access the site. Please encourage your child to use the site at least ten minutes every day to earn extra DoJo points and the chance to win a certificate in Friday's Champions Gathering.
Common Exception Words
The expectation for the attainment of children in Year 2 has grown massively. In writing, children are expected to spell high frequency words, or common exception words (words we can't use our sounds to spell) correctly. Below is a list of all the words they should be spelling correctly in their independent writing. We will be sending home lists with a range of these spellings on for them to practise ready for their fortnightly test.
Come and Read!
Autumn Year 2 Topic Weeks
From now until Christmas the children will be learning about Bonfire Night and The Great Fire of London. For more details of what is covered in Year 2, please click on the Curriculum map below:
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites like the one below. You can vote for your favourites!