Welcome to Year 2 (2021/2022)

Welcome to the Year 2 area!

Here, you will find plenty of information about Year 2, including our curriculum; details of trips and visits, assemblies and performances; write-ups following visitors to our classes; examples of children's learning and lots of photographs and other useful and interesting links!

We are really looking forward to the year ahead, and know your child is going to have experiences in Year 2!

Mr McCarthy and Mrs Brockman and Mrs Uren (Year 2 Team).

 

People Who Help Us

Keeping children safe in school is the most important role we play. If you have any serious concerns about any child, please speak to Mrs Walpole or Mrs Stoddern.

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In the last couple of weeks, Year 2 have been researching wolves by using non-fiction books. In English this week, we used this knowledge and information to create our own non-fiction books about wolves.

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In PSHE we have been learning about how to keep safe and how to help during an emergency.  We have discussed situations when we can help and when we might need an adult.  In addition to this, we have also learnt the amazing and life saving skill of CPR- never too early to be a superhero! We checked if the person could hear us, check there was nothing in their mouth and how to perform CPR.  It was a real work out!

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Year 2M have been on a mission since returning to school. Unbelievably, we bumped into Percy Pig who needed our help as he is petrified of wolves.  We went to the library to find lots of non-fiction books and we have been researching all about wolves.  We have learnt so much! We will be writing a report for Percy and hopefully it will put his mind as ease.

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This week we have been making pizzas. We selected the ingredients, created a recipe and instructions before making them. We ensured that they were healthy by containing vegetables and not too much cheese. We really enjoyed eating them while we watched a Christmas show. We think we gave some well know pizza companies a run for their money.

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In Year 2, we have been writing Jim and the Beanstalk, a sequel to Jack and the Beanstalk. We have concentrated on the use of adverbs and connectives. We have really enjoyed writing about the different things the giant wanted and how he tricked Jim. He was very sly!

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This week in Year 2, we have been learning about all the different food groups in Design and Technology. Using our knowledge we completed an ‘Eat Well Food Plate’ and discussed the need to have a balanced diet that provides our bodies with all the vitamins and nutrients we need to stay healthy.

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This week we have really enjoyed learning to keep to a beat in music. After this brilliant warm, we started to learn our song that includs a small section of rap! We are SUPER COOL!

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In Year 2, we have been really enjoying our DT learning.  We are learning about the importance of hygiene when cooking.  We covered our hands in glitter to represent bacteria and discussed how careful we had to be to make sure it was all washed off.  It was great fun!  We can’t wait to make our pizzas!

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This week in English, Year 2 have been ordering pictures for the traditional tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have then used this to create some fantastic noun phrases as well as practising our use of conjunctions to extend our sentences. 

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This week we have innovated our own poems based on Edward Lear’s ‘The Owl and The Pussy Cat’. We made sure that it rhymed and followed the rhythm of the original. After a final edit, we performed the poems to our friends using expression.

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n Year 2, we have had a great time being artists this week. We discussed different techniques to make our paint lighter and darker and used this to create a beautiful sunrise. Once this was dry, we drew on a silhouette of St Michaels Mount. The finished pictures are stunning!

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This week we have been playing a glockenspiel to a piece of music. We had to play a range of notes in time with the music. We really enjoyed listening to each other play and giving feedback.

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In Year 2, in Science we have been exploring the life cycles of tadpoles and butterflies. We have been lucky enough to observe some caterpillars develop through their life cycle and we now have some beautiful butterflies ready to release. We have used this learning experience to support us in writing some fantastic sentences in English using subordinating conjunctions.


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Splat! Drip! Splat!
In Year 2, we have been creating pieces of art work inspired by Jackson Pollock. It was creative, messy and FUN!
We really enjoyed the session and we were impressed by the outcome.

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To launch our exciting new writing unit, we explored a classroom pond. We discovered lots of animals, shells and plants. Unbelievably, there were some promises on the bottom of the lily pads. We sorted the promises into groups and discussed who made the promises and why.
Finally, we made some of our own promises on lily pads.