Welcome to Year 2

On these pages you will find important information about life in Year 2, including our termly topic sheet, and photos of the Year 2 staff, so you can put a face to the names your child mentions. Please also take the time to visit the Learning in Year 2 page for photos of recent activities and examples of the children's work.

Ms Clifford & Miss Papworth

Topic Overviews

 

2017-18

Autumn Term

Carousels – Market Research
Year 6 met with Year 2 pupils this week in a bid to research what fairy-tales would make a good theme for their fairground ride. Each Year 6 child asked their Year 2 counterpart a series of questions linked to design (colour and material preferences) or fairy tales (favourite character, worst villain). Year 6 then formed groups to discuss their findings before making some compromises due to individual preferences but their carousel group have now decided upon an themed aesthetic for their rides.

 
 

Science
This half term in Year 2 our Science Topic is Materials. So, not only have we been naming lots of different materials, but we have also been describing their uses, sorting them and investigating their properties. We’ve also been learning lots of new words like translucent and absorbent and found out that some materials are natural, while others are manufactured. Later this half term we’ll also plan a fair test to compare some different materials. What fun!

 
 

Baking
Year 2 had a great day baking bread as part of their High Street topic. Before making the bread ourselves, we watched a video about how bread is made. We then thought about our ingredients and made a decision as a group about what we would add to our ‘honey dough’ to make it extra special.
On the day, we worked as a team, following the recipe, to weigh and measure the right amount of the different ingredients. We then sent our bread to the kitchen to ‘prove’ – ask us what that means and we should be able to tell you! The kitchen then baked our bread ready for it to be sliced up and tasted by us and our parents – the tasting was the year 2 teacher’s favourite bit!
If you would like to try baking our honey bread at home, please click here for the recipe and method – we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

 
 

We have started our first topic in Y2 – “The High Street.”
We have enjoyed finding out about a florist shop and used our senses to think about lots of exciting vocabulary. We had bunches of flowers all around the class so we looked, touched, smelled and described lots of different flowers. We created lists of adjectives and then wrote sentences about this super shop. In Art, we also started a still life project and found out how to sketch our flowers and plants carefully. This also fits in with our Science topic as we’re going to find out all about how plants grow this half term. Later this term we’ll also be making bread during Baker Shop week and we’ll write a newspaper story when we look at the Newsagent. What fun!

 
 

 2016-17

 

KS1 Sports Day
The Children thoroughly enjoyed their sports day. Everyone ran, jumped and balanced really well. 

 

 
Duxford Air Museum
Year 2 had a great trip to Duxford. We saw different models of Spitfire and discussed the design ideas. We also found out a little more about The Battle of Britain. We loved the Blackbird and found out why this plane was famous - what an incredible shape too! We went on board the Concorde and enjoyed finding out about the test flights from the member of staff - we even discovered that he went to Queen Edith when he was a boy! Of course the interactive flying area was great fun, but we did see how hard it would be to fly a plane. There was also some very old film of the Wright Brothers and their early gliders and aircraft. The lunch was great and our journey back on a double decker bus was totally exciting!
 
 

Website Design: Motivated Design Ltd - powered by CMSMS