WB 27th June 2022
This week, Year 2 were immersed into the world of languages! 2S spent Wednesday afternoon sharing any languages they used at home or had learnt on holiday; it was great to see how much they knew. Pupils then made a mind map about Italy and anything they already knew about the country, as Italian was the language we were learning. Pupils were taught basic greetings and conversations as well as colours, numbers and days of the week. We showcased our new learning on bookmarks so that pupils could take their knowledge everywhere!
WB 20th June 2022
In maths this week, Year 2 have been looking at position and direction. We have recapped patterns and sequences of both numbers and shapes, learnt about right angles and related this to turns when giving directions. We also gained new knowledge about coordinates and used it to locate things on a map, the pupils will know be experts in map reading!
WB 13th June 2022
This week in Geography, pupils were introduced to our new topic of An Island Home. We started by looking at a map of the world and labelling the 7 continents and 5 oceans. For our second lesson of the week, we were introduced to Katie Morag and the Isle of Struay, which will be our focus of the topic. We watched an island tour, located the Isle of Coll (which is what the Isle of Struay is based on) and the compared the similarities and differences of where we live and The Isle of Struay.
WB 6th June 2022
This week, in PSHE Year 2 have been thinking about goals they would like to achieve and some they would like to achieve before going into Year 3. We talked about what a goal is and how they should be challenging but achievable (they shouldn’t be something we can already do and they shouldn’t be too difficult). Then each pupil set two goals that they would like to achieve, it was lovely to see all of the pupils' goals altogether!
WB 16th May 2022
To continue our topic of Living Things and Their Habitats, this week Year 2 have been discussing why some animals wouldn’t survive in different habitats. We recapped how some animals are adapted to live in their habitats and used this knowledge to think about why other animals wouldn’t survive in a similar habitat. Pupils enjoyed picking out an animal and a habitat at random and thinking about the suitability of each pairing. Maybe you could think about if a rainforest would be a suitable habitat for a penguin.
WB 9th May 2022
This week in Year 2, we have continued to learn about animals and their habitats. We went on a bug hunt in the playground to see what we would find. We found lots of different microhabitats in the soil, on the flowers and under logs but pupils made sure to not disturb the habitats too much as they didn’t want to scare any of the minibeasts. We then represented our findings in a table and a bar chart.
As you can see, we were able to find a variety of ants, flies, bees and spiders. We even found a centipede, millipede and worm!
WB 3rd May 2022
Last week in RE, Year 2 learnt about the story of Rama and Sita and the evil demon Ravana. This week we have recapped this learning by retelling the story in our own words and learning about how it links to the festival of Diwali and how Diwali is celebrated.
WB 25th April 2022
In Year 2, in maths we have been developing our knowledge of multiplication and division and applying this in various contexts. We have looked worded problems and fractions, where we practiced finding a fraction of a shape and a fraction of a number.
WB 19th April 2022
In Year 2, in science, we have been looking at the different habitats of animals. We discussed what a habitat is and different habitats we would find around the world. We then looked at specific animals and where they live, focusing on how they are adapted to their specific habitat.
One of the animals we looked at was a camel. Can you think of how a camel is adapted to live in the desert?
WB 28th March
To end our science topic of Living Things, Year 2 have been looking at how to classify and identify different animals. The pupils have used their prior knowledge of animal groups, diets and food chains to create their own classification key which follows a series of questions to get to each different animal. We used yes or no questions to classify a group of animals into different categories so that each branch would eventually lead to one animal. Have a look and see if you can get to the correct animal by following our questions!
WB 21st March 2022
This week in our science lesson, we were looking at food chains for different animals. The pupils looked at the structure and language used within food chains, describing each of the features and the role of each animal. Then the pupils used their prior knowledge of carnivores, omnivores and herbivores to describe the diet of each animal and state if the animal was a predator or prey.
WB 14th March 2022
Recently in Year 2 we have been looking at our local area and our routes to and from school. This week we have recapped human features (things that are made or built by humans) and physical features (anything that is on the Earth naturally), using this to locate different places of interest on our route to school. We then compared what we see on our routes with our partners to see what was similar and what was different.
WB 7th March 2022
In English this week, Year 2 have been preparing to write a persuasive letter to the famous author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson! We are hoping to persuade her to write a new story about The Gruffalo titled The Gruffalo's Wife. In lessons, we have been imagining what she would look like and using descriptive language to show this. We have also been looking at persuasive language and how we can write in a way that convinces people.