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Year 2 

Teacher - Miss Whipp           Teaching assistant - Mrs Skitt     

Come and share our learning journey!

Please see the half termly parent overview to find out what the children will be learning this half term, it is located in the curriculum tab.

Please access the Home Learning page for Year 2 found in the 'Parents' tab.

 

 

 

Pancake Day

As part of our design and technology lesson, we made our own pancakes!

To make our pancake batter, we measured each ingredient using appropriate equipment and units of measurement, and stirred them all together. Once our pancakes were cooked, we spread, poured and sprinkled a variety of ingredients onto our pancakes.

They were delicious!

Online Safety

Year 2 completed a quiz in attempt to discover the teacher hidden behind their online profile. The teacher profile consisted of an avatar, username and three facts about that profile user. There was no image or name of the teacher evident. However, little clues were left for the children to solve. The children guessed each teacher correctly!

This quiz and activity taught the children the importance of staying safe online and how personal information should be kept private.

Cannon Hall Farm

Year 2 had an amazing time at Cannon Hall Farm!

We visited a variety of different animals to learn and understand where our food comes from. As well as learning many facts on our guided tour, we had the opportunity to visit the reptile house where we found many interesting animals all around us. Then we went on a tractor that took us down to meet the reindeers and horses further out onto the farm. After we stroked certain animals, we learnt the importance of hygiene and how important it is to wash our hands. We made sure we also had time to visit the adventure playground and maze tunnels. We thank Cannon Hall Farm for the wonderful memories we have taken away from this special day.

Check out some of our pictures on the farm!

Glorious Stories and Riveting Reads

We have dedicated our day to reading one of our favourite books to celebrate our love of reading. Here are some pictures of us sharing our thoughts and ideas on a variety of books, as well as having some quiet time reading to ourselves.

The Three Pigs

We have been reading a wide range of stories in English and in guided reading sessions. However, we are currently focusing on the story: The Three Pigs by David Wiesner. Focusing on specific reading skills, we have read this book independently. We have then structured our book from beginning to end in order to begin to write a story retell.

Remembrance Day

We celebrated Remembrance Day by creating poppies to display on our school grounds. We used different techniques to apply paint and materials on our poppies.

Conkers!

We were very kindly provided with conkers from a Year 2 child and decided we would like to do some fantastic crafts with them. We used our artistic skills to design and make animals that are found in the Autumn season. Firstly, we went into the outdoors to find appropriate materials for our project and began to make animals such as: deers, owls, birds, bats and many more. 

 Gardening

We planted grass and watched it grow over a period of time!

Maths

We have been working extremely hard in maths by partitioning 2-digit numbers. We have found out the number of tens and ones/units that form a particular number and have then represented the numbers using dienes equipment. To challenge ourselves further, we have explored how we can partition 2-digit numbers in different ways- our images show how we have achieved this.

PE

As Gymnasts, we have been practising moving, travelling and balancing around the room in different ways. We have used the equipment to explore a variety of shapes such as the tuck, pike and straddle. Using our balancing techniques, we performed these shapes at different levels on our apparatus. Next, we attempted to travel under, over, through, on and around our apparatus to challenge ourselves even more!

Jackson Pollack

In topic, we have used our own interpretation of Jackson Pollack to create amazing art work. We know Jackson Pollack liked to express himself through his creative work so we have done the same. We have used different techniques and motions to apply vibrant paint to the paper using a range of materials such as: sticks, lollipop sticks and syringes. We are extremely happy with our masterpieces and have enjoyed our morning!

A New Year!

We have an exciting year ahead of us. Our class page will keep you updated about our learning opportunities and how we will learn and grow together. We will look forward to sharing our learning journeys with you soon.