Welcome to Year 2, Spring 2020
The spirit of adventure prevails once again in Year 2 this term! Our cross curricular topic is ‘To the Edge of the World’ as detailed on the curriculum poster below. Whilst it has a strong historical focus, it is also a perfect springboard to examine human courage and resilience in the face of adversity. We will be celebrating Mayflower 400 and learning about the voyage of the Mayflower, as well as comparing the lives of Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong - two well-known explorers who lived in very different times.
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03.02.20: Delphine’s mum and dad think she’s swallowed a dictionary! They are so impressed with all the unusual words and phrases she’s using at home, such as; pay no heed, tedious or farewell. Great work Delphine ... we love how well you’ve absorbed the language from the Mayflower diary we’ve been studying. Let’s hope you don’t have any reason to use today’s new phrase; foul stench!
One or two very knowledgeable children helped us out, and we soon learned that the pictures all linked to the journey of the Mayflower. There was lots more we wanted to find out. Here are some of the children's historical questions;
What was his name?
Why is he famous?
Where was he born? When was he born?
What job did he have?
Was the ship fast?
Does the Mayflower still exist?
Where did the ship travel to?
How many people were on board?
Did the Mayflower return?
Who are these people? Why are they here?
Where are they?
Why do they have guns?
Why did they go there?
What are some of the people's names?
Welcome to Year 2 - Autumn 2019
There are many adventures to come this term, as Year 2 embark on a 'Grand Tour' of Great Britain, travelling the length and breadth of the country from Land's End to John O'Groats. We will be exploring the landscape, finding out about famous landmarks and people, sampling local foods, learning new languages and discovering what makes our islands special. The children's KS1 Supersaver travel passes are all ready for their first trip on board the Magical Mystery Tour Bus ... keep checking our class page to join the adventure!
Webby Wolf has had a transformation this week. He’s been staying with Florence to help her learn about staying safe when using technology, but it seems he’s also been learning about fashion! Looking good Webby!
11.10.19: For those of you who missed our performance in the Harvest service this morning, here is our class poem, based on a famous poem by Christina Rossetti. The children looked closely at beautiful autumnal photographs, then worked in pairs to create descriptive couplets which we combined to make a class poem.
What Colour is Harvest? By Year 2
What is brown? A conker is brown
Popping out of its spiky shell.
What is black? A blackberry is black
Hiding in the prickly thorns.
What is ginger? A squirrel is ginger
Scampering up a bumpy oak tree.
What is gold? A leaf is gold
Dancing in the chilly breeze.
What is scarlet? Berries are scarlet
Being nibbled by hungry birds.
What is purple? A cabbage is purple
Tucked into its vegetable bed.
What is orange? A carrot is orange
Growing in the squishy soil.
What is beige? A hedgehog is beige
Hiding under the crunchy leaves.
What is chestnut? Why, a chestnut
Just a chestnut!
23.09.19: Year 2 have spent the last two weeks immersed in poetry, exploring the poems of two great British poets; A.A. Milne and Michael Rosen. We’ve had lots of fun reading poems aloud and have explored rhyme, rhythm and repeating patterns. We’ve used two of their well known poems as models for our own writing. Here’s a flavour of our amazing work...
Now I am Six By Leela
When I was one,
I ate a chocolate bun.
When I was two,
I went to the loo.
When I was three,
I jumped in the sea.
When I was four,
I went on a tour.
When I was five,
I jiggled and jived.
But now I am six,
I’m as perfect as perfect,
So I think I’ll be six now
For ever and ever!
I’m Just Going To The Library By Yohan
I’m just going to the library.
Because I love to read.
Because I love words.
Because the library is shutting this year.
Because it needs to be repaired.
Why don’t you stop saying why?
Library time why. High time you stopped saying why time!
I’m Just Going to Sleep By Josephine
I’m just going to sleep.
Because I’m tired.
Because it’s the weekend.
Because we need to rest.
Because we need to get ready for school.
Why don’t you stop saying why?
Sleepy time why. High time you stop saying why time!
Here is our finished agreement.