We are the fantastic foxes!
Our teacher is Mrs Carlisle and we are supported in our learning by
Mrs Chapman and Mrs Barker.
Please make sure you visit our web page regularly to join us on our exciting journey through Year 2.
The Scented Garden
Our final topic of the year is The Scented Garden, which links perfectly to our previous work about minibeasts.
Let’s tiptoe through the tulips together and discover the sights, sounds and smells of the garden. We’ll find out how to look after plants, ask the experts questions and appreciate the flowers. We’ll write an information book about plants, follow instructions, enjoy the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and write stories of our own. Discovering our green fingers will be fun when we plant and tend a pizza garden of herbs. We’ll also learn about the different parts of a plant. Our senses will help us describe and sort a range of smells and we’ll make beautifully scented products. We’ll look closely at a wide variety of plants, create detailed, observational drawings and press real flowers to use in collages. At the end of our project, we will have become plant experts!
Wriggle and Crawl
Our topic for Summer 1 is all about minibeasts.
We will be investigating where they live and what they look like. We will be learning lots of important facts about life cycles, and reading lots of great stories about insects.
We will begin by going on a bug hunt around school, and looking after our very own caterpillars.
So pull on your wellies and let's go and find things that wriggle and crawl!
We had fun on our minibeast hunt around school! The weather was not so great but we didn't mind - and neither did the bugs. We found beetles, worms, snails, spiders, slugs and woodlice.
Some of us were very brave and used the pooters to suck up the bugs!
Year 2 SATs
Thank you to all those parents who attended our SATs information meetings.
Please find the information we shared by clicking the link below:
Towers, Tunnels and Turrets
We are really enjoying our Spring term topic and learning lots of facts about what it might have been like to live in a Medieval castle. We will also be finding out about why tunnels are created and why some animals dig tunnels. We are reading traditional tales in English, especially those that include castles!
Building a Castle Wall
We looked at different brick formations and investigated which pattern would make the strongest wall. Which wall do you think left the most bricks standing after we had thrown bean bags at it?
Sugar Cube Tower Challenge
We have been enjoying our science lessons by looking at everyday materials and linking it to our topic work.
Mrs Carlisle challenged us to see who could build the tallest tower using sugar cubes in 1 minute. We thought it would be really easy - but it wasn't. The tables kept shaking and the towers kept falling over! We found out the the tallest sugar cube tower measured 2.08 m tall and was built by Camille Courgeon in France, on 1 July 2013. The completed tower used 2,669 individual cubes and was completed in 2 hours 59 minutes. We have a lot of practising to do to beat that record!
Our class story over the next few weeks is "The Tunnel" by Anthony Browne.
Christmas Carol Concert:
Wednesday 19th December: 9.30am and 2pm.
Rehearsals are in full swing for our carol concert. Children are able to wear their Christmas jumpers to school for the whole day, it is also Christmas Dinner day! We cannot wait to show you our songs!
Autumn 2 - Street Detectives
Grab a magnifying glass, put on your deerstalker and change your name to Sherlock because we’re going to become street detectives!
This half term, we’ll follow a route around our local streets and take pictures of the buildings, businesses and plants we can see. Talking to residents about the area will help us understand how the local community could be improved.
We’ll learn nursery rhymes, write poetry and create persuasive adverts. Looking at photographs will help us to spot any similarities and differences between the houses and shops of today and the past. We’ll find out about the history of our school and talk to former pupils about their experiences. We’ll also study and draw maps, create a model of a local building, draw portraits of the people we have met and look at the work of urban artists.
Autumn 1 - Land Ahoy!
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!
Arrr... me hearties, – it’s a sailor’s life for me!
Get your sea legs on, it’s time to sail the salty seas.
Navigate, investigate and explore the world – just like Captain Cook.
Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays.
Please make sure your child has a complete and named kit in school - thank you.
Year 2 Expectation Meeting
Thank you to all who attended - it was great to see so many of you!
You will find all the resources and handouts that were shared in the meeting below.
We do hope you find them useful.
If you have any further questions, just ask a member of the Year 2 team!