Year 2 Class News

PE kit in school

Posted on Sunday 20 January 2019 by Mrs Taylor

On Tuesday morning, we will be visiting Allerton Grange for a PE lesson led by their sports leaders.

The children will be walking to Allerton Grange so please ensure they have tracksuit bottoms or leggings, PE t-shirt and some trainers or pumps in their PE kit to wear.

Living and Learning: What’s the matter?

Posted on Sunday 20 January 2019 by Mrs Taylor

As well as a science focus for the What’s the matter? topic, we’ve also been thinking about What’s the matter? from an emotional point of view.

Hopefully you got chance to find out more about this in our recent class assembly.

A focus for our writing, as we start this new term, is using conjunctions.  We’ve used different pictures as a stimulus to ask What’s the matter? and in our responses we’ve been using a variety of conjunctions.

Ask your child if they can spot the conjunction that has not been highlighted.

Science in real life

Posted on Sunday 20 January 2019 by Mrs Taylor

As part of our What’s the matter? mini science topic, we had a real life problem to help with when we received a letter from Mr Vango.

Our first scientific enquiry skill we used was questioning.  We needed to work out what was the question we needed to answer.  We also considered some other questions that we might need to investigate.

Thinking about the equipment needed and the safety aspects were an important part of the method.

After making our predictions, we tested four different materials.  Ask your child how we made the test fair and what we observed during the testing.

In our english lessons, we have written back to Mr Vango with our conclusions and recommendations.  Ask your child which material we suggested he should use for his tents.


What’s the matter? creative homework

Posted on Sunday 20 January 2019 by Mrs Taylor

On Thursday, during our homework review, we enjoyed sharing and celebrating the range of homework the class had produced based around designing a house using a range of materials.

Here are some of our favourites.  Presentation was important for this homework as we needed to see the materials labelled clearly.  We liked these examples as they told us the materials used and we also saw some description of these materials.  For example, a blue wooden door.

Materials and their properties

Posted on Sunday 20 January 2019 by Mrs Taylor

As part of our What’s the matter? mini science topic, we been identifying and also describing the properties of materials.  There’s been lots of new words to learn.  Ask your child if they can name something that might be rigid, opaque, transparency or stretchy.

In this learning, we combined science with maths to sort objects according to their properties using a venn diagram.

Ask your child what might go in the centre of the venn diagram and what might go outside the venn diagram.

Computing: touch typing

Posted on Friday 18 January 2019 by Mr Wilks

This afternoon, we’ve been practising out touch typing skills using the free games on the BBC Bitesize website.

At first we found it tricky to rest our fingers in the correct place – pointing fingers on the bumps (F and J)!

Soon, we were getting the hang of it and typing with much more confidence!

Have a go at home if you can!

Themed menu

Posted on Tuesday 08 January 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Catering Agency, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Friday 18 January.  Please contact the office, by Friday 11 January, if your child would like a school meal on this day (no action needed if your child normally has a school meal on this day).

Learning at home

Posted on Tuesday 08 January 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Despite there being no homework set for over the holiday, it’s been great to hear about the learning the children have chosen to do while they have been off.

There have been lots of Lexia certificates given out this week and we’re hearing all about how the children are using the maths game we recommended, Hit the Button.

Thank you for this support at home.


Welcome back!

Posted on Tuesday 08 January 2019 by Mrs Taylor

We hope you have all had a restful and enjoyable break.  The children have come back ready for the new term of learning and we start with our class assembly tomorrow at 2:40pm.

We hope to see you there.

Living and Learning

Posted on Monday 24 December 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Living and Learning sessions are held weekly, in class, to promote social and emotional aspects of learning and other areas of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE).  This half term we have two main themes, from our long-term plan.
  • Drug, alcohol and tobacco education (DATE) 
  •  Keeping safe and managing risk
Our Staying Safe themed week (w/c 04 February 2019), including Safer Internet Day,  will be part of this learning.  More information will follow about this.
We begin the half term with a focus on manners and in particular interruptions.  Children will consider what is a valid interruption, for example an emergency and what alternatives are there to interrupting?  Children across school are encouraged to use our brain, buddy, boss system to try to avoid interruptions.  This means they would first think themselves.  Then, they could try asking a friend and the final option would be to ask the adult.  This encourages the children to become independent and take responsibility.

Here are the weekly Living and Learning statements, for this half term, to support this learning.

  • I don’t interrupt (with my mouth or my hand).
  • I can make things better.
  • I know what a drug is.
  • I know how to seek help.
  • I make safe choices, including online.
  • I can assess my own risks.