Year 2

In Year 2, the children develop their independent learning approaches within a supportive and considerate environment. The Year 2 team work closely together to create an exciting and connected curriculum that inspires children to embrace learning challenges.

We are

2 Rousseau – Mrs Sinclair, Ms Jones, Mrs Hinde and Mrs Caine

2 Matisse – Miss McDonnell and Miss Crocker

2 Monet – Miss Barker and Miss Peal

Weekly routine

·       Reading books are changed every Tuesday and Thursday. Children need to bring their reading books to school each day.

·       Children will visit the school library every Wednesday

·       Our PE days are flexible so the days may change. Therefore, please ensure your child has their PE kit in school (clearly labelled) with trainers that they can fasten independently. In the colder months the children will need appropriate clothing for the cold weather.

·       Super-Learner Mission books are due back on Thursday.

·       Our weekly spelling quiz is on a Friday morning and the following week’s spellings will be handed out on Tuesdays.

 

You will find our curriculum information further down the page!

Insulators

On Wednesday of Science Week, we looked at insulators and how we could design clothes to keep us warm in the Polar Regions. 

We carried out an investigation to see which material was the best insulator. 

Each group chose a different material and wrapped a cup up in it. We made sure it was a fair test by only using 1 layer of the material.  We then put hot water into each cup and put on a lid. 

We took the temperatures of the water every 10 minutes for an hour to find out which one kept the water the hottest and so was the best insulator. 

Can you remember what we found out? Comment to let us know which was the best and worst insulator in your class. 

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Year 2 Curriculum

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Recent Comments

Iraj likes to squeeze pipette steadily and managed 60 drops on a penny
I love science. I really liked the blubber glove because it kept our hands warm.
Jude enjoyed this experiment, pennies can hold a lot of drops of water! Jude managed 101 drops on hi...
I loved when Sarah talked to us about the Polar ice caps and the experiments of how ice melts. It wa...
Felix : it felt cold without the glove but warmer with the glove on

Helping at Home

Ways to help at home

  • Read every day
  • Practise your spellings and common exception words
  • As you read spot the sounds in words, can you find digraphs (two letters that make one sound) and trigraphs (three letters that make one sound)?
  • Count in 2s, 5s and 10s forwards and backwards
  • Learn your number bonds for all numbers to 20 (e.g number bonds to 7 are 1+6, 2+5, 3+4, etc.)
  • Practise telling the time to the hour, quarter past, half past, quarter to and as an extra challenge to 5 minute intervals (five past, ten past etc.)
  • Practise letter formation using the correct pencil grip and develop fine motor skills (peg pressing, picking pasta shells/rice with tweezers)

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