Hello and Welcome to Year 2
In Year 2 we have two fantastic classes of children. Bloodstone taught by Mrs Wharam-Lewis and Crystal taught by Mrs Carlisle. We are also fortunate to be supported by Mrs Parker throughout the week.
All of the Year 2 staff are always happy to see you around school, and if you have any concerns or issues you need to discuss please pop in and find a member of the team who will try and help.
Please take the time to browse through our web page as it contains all the exciting things we are learning about throughout this term and beyond.
New topics for the Summer Term
Towers, Tunnels and Turrets
See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Shoot a projectile with an archer’s aim!
Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower...
Then dig deep, deep down making burrows and tunnels, just like the animals who live underground.
And finally… meet three little pigs who need your help to build a strong fortress.
Inside its strong walls they’ll be safe from the big, bad wolf!
No huffing and puffing will blow your fortress down!
Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside! Do you?
That’s good, because you’re about to become an expert beachcomber!
Head to your nearest beach to look for interesting and unusual objects, using your senses to
spot, sniff and seek them out.
Got your shorts and sunglasses on? Bucket and spade at the ready?
Splish, splash! Let’s get beachcombing…
The children took part in an Easter craft eggstravanza! The children made bunny pots, chick characters and spring flowers as well as chocolate nests. Riley Pugh won the design an egg competition- well done Riley!
Sports Relief 2016
John Hunt Primary celebrated Sports Relief in style this year. The morning started with a lively warm up of the Cha Cha slide with Mrs Parkes, Mrs Parker and our very important guest star-Dave the Minion! The event was supported by many parents who came in some fabulous sporting hero costumes. Children, parents and staff took part in their Sports Relief mile which was rewarded with a well deserved certificate and sticker. The year 2 children also enjoyed, back in the warmth of their classroom, singing and dancing the Sport relief song. Everyone had a fabulous morning and raised over £500, thank you to everyone that supported such a worthwhile event!
This term the children have a very busy schedule across the curriculum.
Our overall topic is called Time Detectives and within this the children will be studying The Great Fire of London and how London has changed. Our Science this term is all about how animals and humans grow and change, and then how plants grow over time.
Thank you and well done to all those children who worked so hard on their creative homework over the holidays.
We have had some fantastic and imaginative pieces of work brought in to school which are displayed in each classroom.
We have been learning all about multiplication in maths and how it can be represented in different ways.
We used various manipulatives to make arrays and find groups of objects to help us understand how to multiply.
Do you know what each of these arrays represent?
We used our multiplication skills to build "Multiplication City" where we needed to help the builders place the correct number of windows on each building using only arrays to help us!
This week we have been dividing whole numbers by sharing and grouping.
Have a go at these games for some more practice!
Children In Need
This years theme was superheroes, the children came to school dressed in a wonderful array of brightly coloured costumes. The children took part in different activities ranging from a Pudsey raffle to decorating funny face biscuits in the hall.
Parents Reading In Class
Many thanks to all the parents and carers who came to read and share book based activities with us last month.
Our next parents reading in class afternoon for Year 2 will be on Friday 15th January from 2:45 - 3:15pm.
Please click on the link below to find the dates for the rest of the year - we do hope you can join us!
We will be finding out all about space exploration and the moon landings. We will be designing and making space buggies, looking at moon landscapes and finding out about the history of space travel.
Our literacy work this half term will focus on non-fiction texts, fiction including "Aliens Love Underpants" and "The Way Back Home", and Christmas stories and poetry.
In Numeracy we will be continuing with place value; reading and writing numbers to at least 100, comparing and ordering numbers, and using place value to solve problems. We will also be working on addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers.
How can you help at home?
Each child has a reading record with their reading book which they should bring home every night. If the children read at home and have their records signed at least 3 times each week, they will be rewarded with class points. Please listen to your child read and discuss what they have read - 10 minutes is sufficient and it also provides a little bit of "together" time.
You can also support with spellings and homework which will be sent home each Friday should be handed in on Wednesdays.
If any parents or carers are interested in listening to children read or supporting in any other way, please let us know!
Spring Bulb Planting
On Tuesday 8th September, we had a special visitor in school (Councillor Walker, Chairman of the Parish Council) to help us plant daffodil bulbs. This was to commemorate the longest reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The children had a fabulous time chatting to Mr Walker and are looking forward to the bulbs flowering in Spring.