Welcome to Year 2

Overview

Key Stage 1 is currently organised into three Year 1 and three Year 2 classes.  We follow a creative curriculum where maths and English skills are fed throughout our planning. The children begin their day at 8:30. The pupils’ timetable is structured for the morning into phonics where we follow the Read Write Inc programme, maths and writing lessons, with reading skills also being taught discretely during Reading Masters. In our afternoon sessions we cover the school's planned curriculum for the rest of the foundation subjects.

Useful Resources

Below are some great Writing home sheets, so you can see what is expected from year 1 and year 2.

Downloads

Year 2 Blog Posts

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Year 2 – Science

Year 2 have been investigating world habitats in their Science lesson, they used books and iPads to research their chosen world habitat. Then they drew a diagram of that habitat and wrote a description explaining which living things lived there and the special features they needed to survive.
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Year 2 History

Year 2 have been learning how to be historians during their History lessons. They have been using picture sources as evidence and matching them to statements about life on board the Titanic. They have also been evaluating the reasons why the Titanic sunk and ranking them from most important to least important. They did a fantastic job explaining their ideas to their talk partners.
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Y2 Computing

This half term Year 2 are learning about digital photography. They have learnt what makes a good photograph and have used this knowledge to take high quality photographs of objects in the classroom and outdoor scenery.
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Year 2 History

Year 2 have started their History topic all about the Titanic. First they used their inference skills to examine a piece of evidence. Then they created a 'Talking Timeline' showing the key events during the Titanic's journey in chronological order.
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Year 2 Maths

Today Year 2 have been applying the multiplication and division skills they have been practising in lessons and became tiny teachers! They worked together in pairs to mark a Maths quiz Miss Hunter had completed and fixed any mistakes they found.
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Year 2 – Fabric Printing

This week Year 2 finished their dip dye unit by printing onto their dyed fabric using the printing blocks they made earlier in the unit. They chose one colour of paint and carefully printed a repeating pattern on to their fabric. They did an amazing job!
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Year 2 – Computing

This week Year 2 have been learning all about algorithms. They drew maps and mazes then programmed their Bee-bots so that they could move from one place to the next.
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Year 2 – Art

This week Year 2 have started their next Art unit. First, they made their own printing blocks and practised printing with them to make repeated patterns. Next, they dip dyed fabric to create a multicoloured surface ready to print on to next week. They have done a brilliant job so far and we can't wait to see the finished project.
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Year 2 – Flight

Year 2 have kick started their 'History of Flight' unit with a whole day of flight related activities. The children made hot air balloons, had a paper areophane competition and even took a trip on Queen's Hill Airlines! They will be learning all about aviation in History and English lessons this half term.
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Year 2 Kite Festival

This morning Year 2 tested out their kites in their very own Kite Festival. There was some very successful flying and some kites that needed a few repairs along the way! The children had a great time and were able to talk about why the materials they had chosen were a good choice for a kite or not.