Year 2 Deer & Owls
Below is our most recent blog from Year 2. This includes a summary of the two weeks including any important information for the coming weeks (reminders etc). These will be updated every other Friday.
Click here for the topic flow chart for the summer term.
Click here for the recent SATs meeting presentation.
Friday 15 June
What a wonderful start to the week! On Monday, the whole of Year two visited Thames Young Mariners in Ham for a day full of exciting, outdoor adventure. The sun was beaming in the sky as the children were separated into mixed class groups, ready to start their activities.
Throughout the day, the classes were looking to improve their teamwork and resilience while also having a heap load of fun. As the instructors were explaining the activities, the children listened attentively and the sense of excitement was tangible.
Each group took part in three activities; archery, orienteering and the challenge course. As the day unfolded, the children were praised for their growing teamwork skills and every child participated fully in the day’s events. Many children spoke positively about conquering their fears or trying out an activity that they had not experienced before. All in all, a super day was had by everyone.
Friday 25 May
As part of our RE topic this term, the children are continuing to learn about Judaism. They have studied the symbols, holy days and food that are important to the Jewish faith.
On Monday, Year 2 had a very productive day making challah bread from scratch. In true ‘Bake Off’ style, the excited children assembled in the hall awaiting instructions to make this special bread. Working in small groups, the children used their ingredients to create dough and shape it into the traditional plaited loaf. Soon the delicious scent of baked bread filled the whole school!
In total, sixty loaves were kneaded, plaited and baked, and every child had one to take home for their family. It was a super day and so many of the children said how much they had enjoyed baking and suggested that they could repeat the recipe at home. The bread making also informed our learning for the rest of the week. The children doubled and halved the recipe in maths and wrote comprehensive instructions in our English lessons.
Friday 11 May
Our new history topic about Mary Anning has really inspired the children this half term. Their homework impressed us with its detail and research. The children were able to use this to inform their biography writing in English. At the moment, the children are looking for fossils everywhere including the playground and local parks. Many have told us that they are planning trips to Lyme Regis at half term with their families.
As part of the RE topic this term, a visit has been planned to a local Synagogue in Surrey ... more details to follow in due course. The children have been looking at Jewish artefacts and symbols; these have generated lots of interesting questions and class discussions. They have also made their own model Mezuzahs which are small boxes which are fixed on the doorframes of Jewish homes with meaningful verses from the Torah inside them.
Friday 27 April
Year 2 have come back with renewed enthusiasm for learning. Understanding the importance of handwashing, the children learned about microbes and bacteria and how to prevent them spreading.
Our new topic in Science is Plants and Growth. The children’s prior knowledge and observation skills in the school garden is impressive. The children are looking forward to planting and investigating growth.
The children have enjoyed the start of their swimming sessions and our tennis skills are developing in our outdoor P.E. lessons for the summer term.
In R.E the children are finding out about Judaism by looking at important objects and respecting different beliefs and practices.
During our Maths lessons, the children have been identifying the properties of 3D shapes. They have recognised 2D shapes on the faces of 3D shapes and compared them. The children are noticing 3D shapes all around them.
Our History lessons have started with learning about Mary Anning and why she is famous. Please support your child in finding out more about Mary Anning for homework to help with some writing the children will be doing next week.