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Be the best you can be

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2T - Miss Tyler - supported by Miss Hencher. PPA cover provided by Mrs Leigh

2K - Miss Groves supported by Mrs McCall. PPA cover provided by Mrs Leigh.

2G - Miss Griffiths supported by Mrs Stanton. PPA cover provided by Mrs Leigh.

 Year 2

Autumn Term 2019

The Autumn Term in Year 2 is a busy one! We have been learning our new rules and routines in order for us to be 'The Best We Can Be!' In theme lessons, we are exploring our topic of 'leadership' and have been looking at important leaders in history such as Florence Nightingale, Nelson Mandela and Neil Armstrong. We have had fun learning about what made them such brilliant leaders. We are going to explore the artistic work on Kandinsky as well as looking at important monarchs, such as Henry VIII, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.

In Maths we have been learning about place value. We will now be going on to the formal written methods of addition and subtraction, the rapid recall of addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and 2D and 3D shapes. We will provide lots of opportunities for practical activities as well as deepening their understanding of these skills in a variety of contexts.

During our Talk for Writing sessions, we have been looking at journey stories based around the story of the 'Little Red Hen'. We used actions to learn this story, providing the children with ideas and a clear structure for their own writing. We will now go onto explore a non-chronological report and a defeating the monster story, using the same techniques of learning the model text and 'magpie-ing' the author's ideas. The children will have opportunities to immerse themselves in each text by starting with a fun activity, learning the pictorial representations and adding actions and pictures. This will follow with the children innovating the text to create their own versions.

Phonics will be taught throughout Year 1 and we use every opportunity to allow children to apply their understanding of these sounds into their writing.

We also enjoy a wide range of foundation subjects such as Music, Spanish and ICT. In Music, we will be following our Charanga scheme to learn about rhythm and pulse and be playing instruments to a beat. In Spanish, the children will learn basic greetings, colours and numbers in a fun and practical way, such as singing songs and bingo! In ICT, we will be creating our own artwork based on Kandinsky's style. In PE we are enjoying our unit of gymnastics in which the children have been creating their own routines using balances to perform to their peers.

It's been an exciting term so far and we are looking forward to the rest of the Autumn term.

If you would like to see our learning in action, please visit our Year 2 Blog at http://year2bcpa.edublogs.org/.

Spring Term 2020

The Spring term has already got off to a brilliant start for Year 2. We have enjoyed two STEM days already this term which saw us building bridges, designing and creating marble run mazes and learning about food chains! In theme lessons, we are going to be exploring law and order. We will begin this unit by looking at rules and laws in modern times. In the coming weeks, we will be debating whether children should have chores and turning our hall into a polling station to show children the importance of democracy. We will spend the rest of the term exploring the Victorians, with a particular focus on Victorian children and school life.

In maths, we have started this term looking at 2D and 3D shapes and we will be covering subtraction, multiplication and division during the coming weeks. We will be using practical resources as much as possible to deepen understanding while having fun!

In our Talk for Writing sessions, we have started exploring recounts (focusing on diary entries). Once we become familiar with this style of writing we will have a go at writing our own diary entry about an experience of our choice. This term will also see us covering warning stories and information texts using the same techniques of learning as before. The children will have opportunities to immerse themselves in each text by starting with a fun activity, learning the pictorial representations and adding actions and pictures. This will follow with the children innovating the text to create their own versions while 'magpie-ing' the author's ideas and styles.

We also enjoy a wide range of foundation subjects such as Music, Spanish and PE. In Music, we will be following our Charanga scheme to learn about rhythm and pulse whilst continuing playing our recorders. In Spanish, the children will learn basic greetings, colours and numbers in a fun and practical way, such as singing songs and bingo! In PE, we are enjoying our unit of gymnastics and dance which will see us performing routines to the rest of the class.

It's been an exciting term so far and we are looking forward to the rest of the Spring term. If you would like to see our learning in action, please visit our Year 2 BLOG at http://year2bcpa.edublogs.org/.

GALLERIES

 

Y2 Victorian Day (46 images)

The children have been learning about the life of Victorian school children

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Year 2 Nativity 2019 (26 images)

The children performed a marvellous nativity play

Created: 10 Feb 20 15:06 | Last modified: 10 Feb 20 15:13

Year 2 Forest School Treat (23 images)

The children enjoyed a special session in our Forest School

Created: 10 Feb 20 14:58 | Last modified: 10 Feb 20 15:00

Y2 STEM Day 2 - Science (40 images)

The children have been enjoying their second STEM day exploring the world of science

Created: 28 Jan 20 14:07 | Last modified: 28 Jan 20 14:26

Y2 STEM Day 1 - Engineering (51 images)

The children enjoyed a whole day of engineering challenges

Created: 28 Jan 20 13:55 | Last modified: 28 Jan 20 14:02

 

HOMEWORK

HOMEWORK

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SET DATE DUE DATE
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3

Week 4 

Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 2 - 2/5/10x tables
Week 3 - Spooky Setting
Week 4 - Christmas decorations
Week 5 - Winter Maths
Week 6 - Winter Scene Questions
Week 7 - Reading for pleasure


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