Welcome to Year 2's Learning Page
Here, you will find out about all our magnificent learning and educational escapades!
We will be gathering knowledge on a diverse range of topics, producing creative and engaging pieces of writing and delving deeper into the world of problem solving!
Have a read at our termly plans!
This term our topic is Superheroes! We will be having a 'Superhero Day' (date TBC) where children can come in dressed as a superhero! On this day, children will have the chance to design and make their own superhero badges. For English, we will be reading many superhero books to inspire us with our writing. Some of the books include Traction Man and Nat Fantastic. For Math, there will be a huge focus on addition and subtraction as well as securing our numbefacts to help us with our mental strategies. For History, we will be learning about the Great Fire of London as well as reminding ourselves of the fire safety rules. Amongst all this fun, we will be practicing for our Nativity and enjoying lots of Christmas events.
This term our topic is Our Wider World! The children will learn about the different continents, the seven oceans and how our actions impact our planet. In English, the children will be learning about Arctic animals, writing information texts and learning about Mary Seacole as part of our Black History Month. In maths, we will be covering place value and securing our number facts.
Check back at the end of the term to find out more and see photos of what we've been up to!
This term has been very exciting and so much fun!
Our WOW world day was a super day for everyone! We took part in a variety of activities all with sustainability in mind. We cooked a dish using plants grown on the school site, followed by making seed bombs to help us learn about replenishing the resources that we take from the Earth. Finally, we exercised our recycling skills and made clothes from recycled junk.
In English we have been researching endangered polar creatures and learnt so many facts about blue whales and polar bears and wrote amazing information texts all about them! Did you know a blue whale’s heart can be as big as a car? We also imagined that we had explored the Arctic and discovered a mythical polar creature that we wrote wonderful reports about.
We have also been finding out about the amazing life of Mary Seacole, as part of Black History Month, and imagined what a day in her life during the Crimean War would be like so that we could write a diary entry from her point of view. What an incredible lady!
We also welcomed Richard, a volunteer from Greenpeace. He spoke to the children about endangered animals and the children learned how we can help to protect the world's Orangutan population by only using products with sustainably produced palm oil.
Forest School in the Wilderness
This term we had the chance to take part in a forest school session up in our newly developed wildreness area, with our brand new friends Frida and Fonda. During this all day experience, we learned about the importance of resilience and risk taking, while developing a healthy love and respect for the outdoors!
We have been learning all about the continents of the world in geography and finding out about the 7 wonders of the world. We have mapped the continents, the oceans and the equator and learnt where to find cold, temperate, warm and tropical climates and what sort of animals live there. In addition, we have been learning about compass directions and used them to direct our partners on a trip around the world!
We conducted an experiment in science to find out what plants really need to grow and made some very interesting discoveries! Did you know that a seed can germinate and grow without soil? We have grown our own sunflowers and French beans from seeds, found out about how plants spread their seeds and why leaves are green! We have been practising the scientific skills of observing, making predictions and thinking about ways to ensure a fair test.