Welcome to Year 2!
Follow our learning journey below, here you will find regular updates from our time in class and any useful links and documents you may need.
The children have learnt lots about Charles Darwin.
Look at some of our fact files below:
PE NOTICE -
There will be no PE on a Thursday afternoon for this term. Children will only need their kits on a Tuesday and Friday as normal. Thank you.
Science day - 04/01/2019
We have had a great start to the term, today we started our new topic 'Eureka!' with a science day.
I set the school the following investigation:
After being voted - ‘teacher with the best hair’, I started to think about the products I use that make my hair so spiky.
I recently visited the beach for a morning swim. I went in with gel in my hair but after my swim, my hair was completely flat. I presumed the water had washed all the gel out of my hair. The next day while walking home from the shop it started to rain and I got soaked. I thought all of this rain would wash the gel out of my hair again but it didn’t, my hair wasn’t as spiky as before but there was still a lot of gel left in it.
Why is this? What does the sea have to do with my hair gel?
I need you to find out. I have given you some of the hair gel I use…. Investigate this for me please and see if you can have a 'eureka’ moment.
Our whole school topic for this half term is - 'Eureka!'
We will be learning about Charles Darwin and the impact he had on our thinking of the world. We will start by learning about his life before moving our learning onto his theories about animals and how they grow and survive.
Thank you for your kind messages, gifts and cards.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The children have worked extremely hard this term so I have decided not to set them any homework. Rest and enjoy the Christmas break!
If you would like to complete some optional homework tasks I have set some 'to dos' on Purple Mash.
I have also attached a list of Year 2 'common exception words' that they could practise spelling.
Children could also practise their 2, 5 and 10 times tables if they would like.
Let There Be Light
Our new whole school topic for this half term is 'Let There Be Light'
We have already discussed the different ways in which light is made and the importance of it.
We are now looking at different materials and how they react different to light - some let light through, some block light and some reflect it back.
May I remind parents that we do the spelling quiz in our school spelling books, this is marked straight away.
The children then need to bring me their home spelling book and I will write their mark in for them - this is their responsibility.
We have been exploring the word 'Light', what it means and what links we can make to it.
See some of our ideas below:
In English this week we have been learning about four different types of sentences:
We have been writing examples of these sentences and been hunting for them in books. It is important to understand these so that when writing longer pieces ( like narratives) we can include different types of sentences.
There and back again...
Our whole school topic for this half term is called 'There and back again'. We will be travelling back in time to learn about what life was like during the 19th century. We will learn about Queen Victoria and why she was such an important individual. We will also look at famous Victorian inventions and how they have impacted our lives today.
We are looking forward to our trip to the Norfolk railway on the 20th of September where we will have the chance to see what life was like for a Victorian child.
Year 2 had another great science day in which we learnt the science behind the famous 'Coke and Mentos' experiment.
We learnt about different states of matter and how coke is filled with a gas called carbon dioxide. When the Mentos are dropped into the coke lots of tiny gas bubbles form around it and as the mint drop this gas is released and pushes the coke out of the bottle.
We made lots of different predictions and tested these in the afternoon.