Welcome to Year 2!
Our class teacher this year is Miss Foodey and our teaching assistant is Miss Hussain.
In English this year we have been learning how to write many genres including; fantasy stories, list poems and instructions. Miss Stephens especially enjoyed reading our instructions on how to make a Goblin trap!
In Shared Reading, we are following the school’s ‘Mastery’ approach and have been reading deeper into extracts taken from our class book. We have been learning how to use the text to support the point we are making in our answer. This will help us in our SATs (Standard Assessment Tests). Our book for Summer 2 is 'The Magic Finger” by Roald Dahl.
In Maths, we are continuing to look into Number and Place Value, Counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, 2D and 3D Shapes, Fractions, Time and Measures. We have also been developing the reasoning skills needed when carrying out Multiplication and Division to prepare for Key Stage 2. We have been using lots of new methods, such as a Place Value Chart and the Grid Method, to help us with our understanding in these areas.
We are very excited about our Science work on plants, animals and habitats. Where we have prepared, planted and tended to our own school fruit and vegetable patch!
We have a very exciting range of topics in KUW as well. Across the year, in our History sessions, we will have learnt about Significant people in healthcare like Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell, The Gunpowder Plot as well as the Greatest Explorers. In our Geography sessions we cover work on the world and its continents through exploring how to locate ourselves and navigate around the world. We also learn about the seven wonders of the world, what types of animals and habitats are found in the 7 continents and explore their adaptations.
Our favourite activity in our DT lessons this year so far has been making Frozen Yoghurt! We chose which ingredients we would like to use and how we would prepare the treat by writing our own recipe. They were delicious!