Welcome to Year 2
Year 2 Information Booklet
Spring 1 Topic Overview
This week we learnt sketching and layering techniques to produce a piece of art work linked to our story 'Leaf'.
Autumn 2 Topic Overview
Newsletters and Topic Sheets
In our music lessons we have been really lucky. We got to try lots of different instruments from the orchestra.
Wow! What a great experience we had! The Stopsley Community Fire Service team came to visit each Year 2 class. They taught us all about keeping safe and how to contact the emergency services. We even got to see their special protective clothing and their fire truck. It was great fun spraying the water from the house, even if we did get a little wet.
Below are a few rhymes we learnt to help us keep safe.
'Matches, lighters, never touch. They can hurt you very much'
'Get out. Stay out. Call the fire brigade out'
'Stop. Drop. Roll'
Thank you to the parents who came to our workshops. We found it really useful and we hope you did too! The children loved being experts and showing the parents our reading comprehension skills.
Marvellous Mini Sing
Congratulations to the children who took part in the Marvellous Mini Sing. You were all fantastic!
In Year 2, we have been reading 'Pumpkin Soup' by Helen Cooper.
There was an argument in the old, white cabin and Duck left, taking his pumpkins with him. We found them in our outside area! We had a go at writing questions about the scene and then created our own news reports to tell the public what has gone on.
To complete our Izzy Gizmo and History of Flight topics, we have had an invention day. We have looked at inventions from the past and talked about which invention we think is the most important.
We then had a go at designing our own inventions. We had machines from leaf collectors to curry making machines. Year 2 then had a go at presenting their ideas to the class in a 'Dragons Den' style.
Izzy Gizmo Wings
To follow on from making our jam sandwiches and writing the instructions, this week we have had a go at making some wings for Fixer the bird our story, Izzy Gizmo.
We began by using cereal boxes, straws, tape and decorations to make the wings whilst creating word banks to support with our writing.
If you fancy making some wings, be sure to check out our English books at parents evening to see our amazing instruction writing.
In Year 2, we have been learning to write instructions. This week we have made jam sandwiches whilst giving verbal instructions. We then put our skills to use as we wrote our instructions. We had to include lots of different features, including bossy verbs, time connectives and adverbs.
In Year 2, we have been investigating the suitability of different materials. We have learnt lots of new vocabulary. Have a look at these posters... What materials can you find around your house and whilst you are out and about?