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Year 2 – Mini Grey

Welcome Year 2!

Our Class Teacher is Drew Brown and our Learning Support Assistants are Nazish Sabah and Kathy Maxwell.

Year 2 Knowledge Organisers

Please see our Knowledge Organisers for this Academic Year. These Knowledge Organisers are a snap shot of our learning that takes place in units of work across English, Maths, History / Geography and Science. Please use them at home to quiz your child on their learning and see how much knowledge they can remember.

Year 2 Family Learning Projects

Please see the Family Learning Projects for your child in Year 2. There is a Family Learning Project per half term and they are linked to our learning adventures in class. See how many of the tasks you and your family can complete.

Year 2 Curriculum Leaflets

Please see our Curriculum Leaflets for this academic year. These Curriculum Leaflets aim to provide you with key information regarding your child’s learning and curriculum each half term.

  • What is Weather?

    In topic this half term, our focus is Geography: Antarctica. We have been learning about weather and comparing weather in the UK to Antarctica. We know that weather and climate is determined by lines of latitude and how close or far away a place is from the North and South Pole and the Equator.

    We defined weather as being what the sky and air is like in a place. We then made weather dials to represent some different types of weather…

  • Verbs…

    In Year 2 we have been learning about a range of grammatical devices. This week our focus is verbs.

    Today we discussed that a verb is an action/ doing word. We then made up a song to help us remember what verbs are.  We then acted out a range of verbs. Finally, we challenged ourselves to link our learning to our topic and our class text: Antarctica and The Emperors Egg, by writing sentences using verbs to tell the reader what the penguins, snow and polar bears were doing. For example: The penguins tobogganed whilst the snow fell from the sky.

     

  • Always, Sometimes or Never…

    This week in maths we have worked together in partners to decide whether mathematical statements are sometimes, always or never true.

    For example, one statement said “if you add two even numbers together, the answer is always odd”, we had to work together to put the statements to the test. We done this by showing and working out examples, to help us decide our conclusion.

    We then used explanations to prove our findings…

  • West End in School…

    Last week we were thoroughly excited to experience West End in School.

    We had a visit from them and got to participate in a session full of dance, drama and fun!

    We were retelling the story of Man on the Moon, through facial expressions, body language and dance.

    Here are some pictures from our session…

  • Bhaktivedanta Manor…

    Today we visited a Place of Worship. We went to the Hindu Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor.

    Here we got to visit the shrine, where people come to pray and worship the Hindu Gods. We listened to some percussion instruments and the song ‘Hare Krishna’.

    We then went on to learn about the story of Rama and Sita, an important story in the Hindu faith. Whilst learning the story, we role played and dressed up as the important figures in the story. Then, everyone got to try on traditional clothing such as saris and turbans.

    To end our wonderful visit, we learnt about how and why cows are sacred to the Hindu faith and we even got to feed them!

    Here are some pictures from our visit to the Mandir…

  • A Mischievous Monster…

    Last week we arrived back to our classroom from playtime as normal and we were faced with a huge mess! We couldn’t believe our eyes. Someone or something had been in our classroom! We began to look around the room for clues as to who was responsible for this mess. We found a picture and some writing on the board which was the biggest clue. We then used our prediction skills and predicted who we thought had made this mess. We thought it could have been Elf on the Shelf, Mr Squiggles our class teddy and even maybe the Colour Monster. Stay tuned to find out what our new class focus text is and who was responsible…

  • Mathematical Representations…

    In maths, it is important that we are able to understand how to represent things in a variety of ways. Today we were reminding ourselves of Number Bonds to 10. We then represented the number bonds in a range of ways. For example, we used Tens Frames, Number Sentences, Numicon and Part-whole Model.

  • Room on the Broom…

    As part of our work on enriching our pupil’s curriculum and bringing Literacy alive, our children were extremely keen to visit Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, in theatre. The show was so exciting and engaging!

  • Getting Into Role…

    Currently in English our class focus text is ‘If All the World Were’. Today we read up to the part where we discovered that Grandpa has died. We discussed the setting of the room, how it felt empty and bare. We then realised a woman appeared whom we haven’t seen before in the story. We predicted who we think she may be and then inferred what conversation her and the girl would be having. We then role played the conversation.

  • Comparing Numbers…

    In Maths, we have been learning to compare numbers. We have used natural resources from outdoors and dienes in class to support our learning. We have been using language such as “greater than” and “less than”. Some of us have even been challenging ourselves by using 3- digit numbers!