Welcome to Year 2!
Welcome to Year 2's homepage. We hope you find it useful. We will be updating it regularly, so you can follow our learning journey.
Our topic this half term is 'London's Burning!', with a specific focus on the Great Fire of London. We kicked off our topic by becoming history detectives and travelling back in time to when London experienced a very traumatic event. We followed footprints, which jumped back 10 years each time, until we reached the year this very important event took place, 1666. We discovered that is happened 350 years ago! We followed this up by reading a newspaper extract taken from that time, and collecting some facts detailing the events that took place. We have also listened to a story of how the fire started, and sequenced some pictures to retell it in our own words.
In Art and Design we are going to recreate a landscape of London up in flames. We have collaged our background, using a selection of fire colours and next week we will be creating a silhouette of the London skyline to glue on top.
We are very excited about our new topic, and have already learnt a lot about this very important but sad event that happened all those years ago. We are looking forward to continuing our learning journey.
Roald Dahl Workshop
Year 2 visited the Search Museum to take part in a Roald Dahl workshop.
We had the opportunity to listen to extracts taken from lots of Dahl's magical stories, and then do some activities linked to the storylines.
Seaside Rescue Spring 1
Year 2 have had an amazing start to 2016 – an important year for them.
Our topic has been “Rescue at Sea”. The children have learnt about Grace Darling’s dramatic rescue and how seafarers are rescued today.
They have had great fun designing and making lighthouses with a winding mechanism, to get Mr. Grinling’s lunch up to the top of the lighthouse. After the holiday they will learn how to complete a simple electric circuit to light a bulb in the top of their lighthouse.
I have been overjoyed by the enthusiastic response to the project homework. The children have clearly enjoyed the topic and have been producing work for display at every opportunity – including at sleepovers! That is real dedication. Thank you.
Finally, I would like to thank you all for making me so welcome. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first half term. It is a privilege to teach your children and I am looking forward to the leaning adventure that is to come
In writing the children have learnt about the way using adjectives, adverbs and similes in writing can make stories really come alive. They have also learnt the rules of punctuating speech. They then used these skills to write their own story of a rescue at sea.
There will be a year 2 SATS evening on Wednesday 2nd March at 5:30pm. Please come along and find out what we are doing to prepare the children for these assessments and how you can support your child.
Miss Leader News May 2016
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