Mrs Samantha Hillier- Year 2 Teacher Mrs Debbie Tuohy - Teaching Assistant
Thank you for visiting our wonderful class page!
In Year 2, we love to learn and we do this in lots of different ways. We love to work together and enjoy working in practical ways. We have high expectations of ourselves and always put our best foot forward, showing perseverance and resilience.
Please keep a close eye on our class page to see what Year 2 have been up to in school. We update our pages each half term.
Spring 1 was such a wonderful term! We set new routines from our morning actives, through to our end of the day. Y2 have really matured and on a daily basis show they are ready, respectful and safe.
Year 2’s cross curricular learning this term focused on the question ‘What does it take to be a great explorer?’. We had the opportunity through history, English and guided reading, to learn about a wide variety of different explores and learn about both their achievements and the legacies they left, whether they were positive or negative. We used this learning to help us write our very own non-fiction text all about explorers.
In English we looked at the beautiful book, ‘Tell me a Dragon’ – written and illustrated by Jackie Morris. We were fully engrossed in her work. We worked hard, using descriptive language to create our own dragons which we were so proud of that we created our own book, which now lives in our book corner.
As scientists we built on our knowledge from Y1, looking at uses of everyday materials. We experimented with different materials to investigate which are waterproof and reflective. Once we found the appropriate materials, we discussed what their practical uses would be in our everyday lives!
In maths we finished our work on shape and moved into multiplication and division. As a class we have worked on our presentation in our maths books, ensuring we are using them correctly and neatly. They look incredible! We have been working hard to locking down our 2, 5 and 10 times tables with a little help from Times Tables Rockstars.
Finally, at the end of term, we had the opportunity to learn about Spring Festival (Chinese New Year). We learnt about the Great Race, family traditions as well as working out which Zodiac year we were born in.