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Year 2

New Year Group Information

Welcome to Year 2

 

 

Year 2 have been busy settling into the new term and are looking forward to an exciting year!

Autumn 1

Year 2 are having a fantastic first half-term. They have completed some fabulous learning across all areas of the curriculum. Maths has had a focus on Place Value and Addition and Subtraction. In English, they have been learning about the traditional tale, ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ and have written a diary entry. Our Topic ‘Zoom! Soar! Whizz! is well underway. A highlight so far has been when we made our own erupting volcano with coke and mentos. The Year 2 children have also enjoyed Computing this term; their knowledge is improving greatly! The class text has been ‘Stitch Head’ which the children are enjoying lots. Overall a super start to the year and lots of learning already underway.

 

Autumn 2

Year 2 have really enjoyed the learning this half-term and they have completed a range of excellent learning across all areas of the curriculum. In Maths, we have been focusing on Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division and Money. In English, they have been learning about the bonkers ’Mrs Armitage: Queen of the Road' and have written a Biography. Our Topic ‘Zoom! Soar! Whizz! is definitely a favourite amongst Year 2. A highlight so far has been making our own cars using Hacksaws, getting a visit from a Tesla and having our own driving lesson. The Year 2 children have also enjoyed Computing this term; their programming knowledge is improving greatly!  Overall a superb Autumn Term which will be topped off by an amazing Christmas play. 

Spring 1

Spring 1 has been very different to what is normal at St. John's but something that has remained the same is the fantastic learning! At the start of January, we launched our Spring Term topic- 'Saving the World'. The children have already learnt lots of new facts about the Equator and different countries climates. They have also researched the amazing impact Prince William and Chris Packham have had on saving our world. 

 

In Maths, the main focus has been on fractions. The children have been finding halves, thirds and quarters of a shape, set of objects and an amount! In English, the Year 3 text has been 'The Twits'. The children have really enjoyed describing Mr and Mrs Twit and particularly enjoyed making their own 'Squiggly Spaghetti'!

 

Across the rest of the curriculum, the children have been:

-Making Music using the Chrome Music Lab as part of Computing

-Learning about Everyday Materials in Science

-Listening, evaluating and learning the song 'I wanna play in a band' 

-Practising their Gymnastics skills in P.E.

 

Throughout all of the remote learning, the children have been exceptional. They have engaged highly with all of the activities and completed work that is truly amazing. Mr Gormley is a very proud teacher!

Spring 2

Year 2 have returned back to school and they have came back showing our values more than ever before. In Maths, we have been focusing on Fractions, Addition, Subtraction, and the 2s, 5s and 10s times tables. In English, they have been learning about the Dick King-Smiths classic story 'The HodgeHeg' and have written a newspaper report. Our Topic ‘Saving the World' has certainly raised our awareness to how we can make a difference in our world. A highlight so far has been the well-being days on a Friday. Red Nose day that was planned by Year 4 was the best! The Year 2 children have also enjoyed Computing this term; their knowledge of information technology is increasing!  Overall a fantastic Spring Term ending how it should always end...with 30 smiling, happy children and 1 even happier teacher that they are back!

Summer 1

Year 2 have kick-started the summer in incredible fashion! In Maths, we have been focusing on telling the time and 2D/3D shapes.  In English, they have been learning about the story 'The Pirates Next Door' and have written their very own pirate adventure story....aaaaarrrrrrrr. Our Topic ‘Happy Holidays' has involved looking at the artist 'Andy Goldsworthy' and exploring Weston-super-mare as a holiday destination. A highlight so far has been the Continents and Oceans song, everyone thinks it is really catchy and can remember all the important knowledge from it. The Year 2 children have also enjoyed Computing this term; we have been programming our own quiz on the iPads!  Overall another super half term in Year 2, we cannot wait for what fun the final half term brings......

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