What a busy term we have had in Year Two! The children have demonstrated resilience and determination towards all learning, and have produced some fantastic work in many areas of the curriculum.

The highlight of this term was preparing for the Art Exhibition. The children used many skills, including painting and weaving, to create rainforest themed pieces. Thank you to the parents and carers for attending – we hope you enjoyed the event.

In Maths, the children have been learning to multiply and divide numbers, measure objects accurately in centimetres and solve addition and subtraction word problems.

In English, the children have produced information texts about the rainforest, letters inviting their families to the Art Exhibition and poems based on rainforest animals. The children have been working hard to spell words correctly and include conjunctions.

We are looking forward to another busy term ahead. 

Year Two Blog – A Super Half Term

Year Two have had an exciting and jam-packed first half term. The children have demonstrated resilience to become more independent, and have been driven to try their best in all lessons.

In English, the children learnt about the author ‘Roald Dahl’ and read his story ‘The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me’. The children then created character descriptions and sequenced the events in the story. Later in the term, the children learnt ‘The Crocodile’ poem, using ‘Talk for Writing’ strategies. They then created their own version, by changing the animal: the children impressed us with their rhyming skills.

In Maths Mastery, the children have been comparing numbers within 100, exploring number bonds to 20 and solving addition and subtraction word problems. Their enthusiasm for Maths is lovely to see, and we have been impressed with their hard-working attitude.

In Project, the children learnt about the four layers of The Rainforest and created a rainforest in a jar, using art materials. We also had an exciting visit from a Rainforest Ranger, who brought lots of different animals and insects to show us. Our Project lessons have also included learning to play the keyboard in Music, and using the programme Paint to create rainforest animal images in Computing.

We hope that everyone has a restful and enjoyable half-term break and look forward to starting our preparations for the Art Exhibition, when the new term starts.

Mr Mayes and Miss Beal

Welcome to Year Two

Welcome back! The children have settled in fantastically to Year Two and have impressed us with their ‘can-do’ attitude to learning.

In our English lessons this term, we will be studying: stories by Roald Dahl, traditional and fairy tales, recounts, non-chronological reports, stories with familiar settings and poetry.

Maths Mastery will continue to be taught this year. We will work on numbers within 100 and begin to add and subtract 2-digit numbers, before focusing on word problems.

For this term’s Project, we are going to be exploring the Rainforest. We will be learning all about the continents, before focusing on features of the Rainforest. We will then be ready to produce some amazing artwork that represents our learning throughout the term.

Reminders:

  1. Homework is sent out on Thursdays and due in the following Tuesday.
  2. Spellings are sent out on Wednesdays and due in the following Tuesday.
  3. PE is on a Wednesday.
  4. Please continue to hear your child read as often as possible.

Please do let us know if you have any queries or concerns: we will be happy to help.

Mr Mayes and Miss Beal