Welcome to the Year Two class page. Miss Blissitt and Mrs Devonald are our class teachers and Mrs Carlin is our class teaching assistant. Here you can find lots of information about Year Two as well as keep up to date with all of the exciting things that we do and learn throughout the school year. Enjoy!
In Year 2 the children will learn, increase their knowledge and develop a wide variety of skills by investigating interesting and engaging topics throughout the year. Covering English, Science, History, Geography, Art, Design Technology and Music, the nine topics for Year 2 are:
1. It's a Wonderful Life
2. Through the Keyhole
3. Flying High
4. Weather Watch
5. The Town and Country Mouse
6. Sowing & Growing
7. By Royal Appointment
8. Trading Places
9. Wish you were Here!
Phonics, Mathematics, Computing, Religious Education, PSHE and PE are all taught as discrete subjects and details of their annual frameworks, along with additional information on the topics above can be found in the Y2 Curriculum Framework document located in the downloads area below.
Our first topic of the Spring Term is 'Weather Watch'. In Science, the children will set up and use a weather station to collect and record daily weather information. They will then analyse this data and create graphs to show what the weather was like in January. Clouds will be their inspiration in Art and they will create different types of cloud pictures using colour mixing and washes. In Geography the children will consider the locations of different climates across the globe and in Music the children will use percussion instruments to create ‘weather’ music.
In the second topic of this term, 'The Town Mouse & Country Mouse', the children will investigate different habitats and identify where creatures can be found in Science. Linked to Art as well, the children will make their own habitat display and go on the Alive or Dead Hunt in the school grounds. In Geography the children will investigate the differences between living in the city and the countryside as well as contacting a school abroad to find out how their lives compare with life here in Grantham. In DT the children will design and make vehicles for the Town Mouse and for the Country Mouse and in Music they will be making ‘environmental’ sounds using percussion instruments.
The final topic of the Spring term is 'Sowing & Growing'. In Science, the children will be planting bean seeds and growing cress. They will record any developments and ensure they carry out fair tests. They will also investigate how many everyday things (not just food) are made from plants. In Art we will explore the drawings of Beatrix Potter and the children will create their own continuous line drawings. In DT they will create and sample some healthy dishes using a variety of ingredients and in Music they will listen to Beethoven, compose their own short pieces using pitched instruments and continue to sing songs to an audience.
Miss Blissitt teaches the class on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings with Mrs Devonald taking over on Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays.
In Year Two, homework is given out on a Tuesday and should be handed in the following Monday. It will normally consist of one piece of either English, Maths or Topic work, taking 20-30 minutes to complete at home as independently as possible. Details of homework tasks for this term can be found in the downloads area below.
A list of 5 High Frequency words will be given to the children on a Tuesday for them to learn to be able to read and spell ready for a short test the following Monday. Times table tests also take place on Monday mornings.
The children really enjoy reading at home as well as at school but it's great to bring their reading books into school each day as the children regularly read to staff and volunteers. Books are also exchanged for new ones as soon as they are finished.
PE takes place on Wednesdays and Fridays and it is expected that your child will have the appropriate named PE kit in school on these days. Year 2's Wednesday PE lesson becomes a Swimming session at the Mere's Leisure Centre for 10 weeks during the Spring Term which the children love!
downloads & homework
|Y2 Curriculum Framework||103KB||Download|
|Y2 Class & Curriculum Overview Autumn||3MB||Download|
|Y2 Class & Curriculum Overview Spring||1MB||Download|
|Y2 Homework Autumn||2MB||Download|
|Y2 Homework Spring||2MB||Download|
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