Welcome to the Year Two class page. Miss Blissitt and Mrs Devonald are our class teachers and Mrs Mitchell and Miss Marshall are our class teaching assistants. Here you can find lots of information about Year Two as well as keep up to date with all of the exciting things that we do and learn throughout the school year. Enjoy!
In Year 2 the children will learn, increase their knowledge and develop a wide variety of skills by investigating interesting and engaging topics throughout the year. Covering English, Science, History, Geography, Art, Design Technology and Music, the nine topics for Year 2 are:
1. It's a Wonderful Life
2. Through the Keyhole
3. Flying High
4. Weather Watch
5. The Town and Country Mouse
6. Sowing & Growing
7. By Royal Appointment
8. Trading Places
9. Wish you were Here!
Phonics, Mathematics, Computing, Religious Education, PSHE and PE are all taught as discrete subjects and details of their annual frameworks, along with additional information on the topics above can be found in the Y2 Curriculum Framework document located in the downloads area below.
Our first topic of the Autumn Term is 'It's a Wonderful Life'. In Science, the children will learn how animals, including humans, change as they grow from babies to old age. The children will investigate what it means to be healthy and in DT they will design, make and taste healthy smoothies. In Art, the children will recreate camouflage patterns using printing techniques. They will also create still life drawings of fruit and vegetables. In Music, the children will be responding to different types of music, listening for different tempos and matching music to different types of animals.
In the second topic of the term, 'Through the Keyhole' the children will consider and test some of the different materials used to make houses and bridges today and in the past, in our Science sessions. In History, they will compare old and new household objects and in Art they will learn how to cross stitch in order to design and sew their own bookmark. In Music, we will listen to Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and consider how music can be used to tell a story.
The final topic of the Autumn Term is 'Flying High' for which the children get very excited about making paper airplanes and investigating how well they fly in their Science work. They will also learn all about the Wright brothers and consider how flight has changed our lives. In Geography, the children will look at local landmarks using aerial photographs as well as charting Santa’s journey around the world. We will then make 3D Christmas decorations and moving Christmas cards, learning how a slider or lever can be used to create movement.
Miss Blissitt teaches the class on Monday and Tuesday with Mrs Devonald taking over on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
In Year Two, homework is given out on a Tuesday and should be handed in the following Monday. It will normally consist of one piece of either English, Maths or Topic work, taking 15-30 minutes to complete at home as independently as possible. Details of homework tasks for this term can be found in the downloads area below.
A list of 5 High Frequency words will be given to the children on a Tuesday for them to learn to be able to read and spell ready for a short test the following Monday. In addition to this they will be regularly given additional spellings to learn as part of the 'Read, Write Inc' Spelling programme we will be using during our phonics lessons.
The children really enjoy reading at home as well as at school so we'd love it if the children remember to bring their reading books into school each day so they can regularly read to staff and volunteers. Books are also exchanged for new ones as soon as they are finished and their diary is signed.
PE will take place on Monday and Friday and it is expected that your child will have the appropriate named PE kit in school on these days. We will also be using our all weather running track so the children benefit from 10 minutes of daily running, jogging or walking as we all try to be fitter and healthier this year and beyond ... go Year 2!