Welcome to Year 2
Welcome to Year 2’s page where lots of exciting and interesting new learning is taking place!
In Year 2 we continue to develop the children’s growing independence and thinking skills through our learning challenges. Pupils are given the opportunity to self-select the level of challenge with support and guidance at hand.
Daily Maths and English lessons are taught, along with History, Geography and Science led topics. The curriculum is brought to life through a range of engaging themes such as Fire! Fire!, Global Gardens and Life on an island.
Key skills are practised and effort praised, pupils are encouraged to have a go and learn to realise their strengths and those things that they cannot do – yet!
During the Summer term all Year 2 pupils are formally assessed as part of the end of Key Stage assessment programme, known as SATS.
Highlights for this half term
This term we have had lots of fun with our learning across the curriculum.
2T have created a new subject called ‘Hist-lish’ and have been learning all about the Great Fire of London and working hard on developing their writing skills in both History and English.
2S have been learning how to write limericks in English (what a lot of nonsense they were!) In Science we have learnt about materials and how and why they are useful for certain jobs and not for others. We have just begun our ‘Hist-lish’ topic on the Great Fire of London and will continue next term.
Both classes took part in an engineering challenge set by Manchester University and had to work collaboratively to develop working marble runs. The children loved this STEM activity and amazed themselves with their thinking skills.
PE with Sam has seen a range of new skills being learned and transferred into tennis activities whilst developing healthy competition with others.
Things to look forward to…
Next half term will see the arrival of our statutory assessments (SATS), but there will also be lots of lovely activities and new learning opportunities for the children too.
We have a Y2 trip planned for June (we’re not telling you where to just yet!) that links in with our new Science topic of animals and their habitats.