Autumn 2 Term Learning - 2017

Year 2 - During maths we have been using resources such as diennes and 100 squares to help us to add and subtract two digit numbers from two digit numbers. We are now moving on to adding three one digit numbers along with inverse calculation.

During Literacy we loved performing poetry using instruments.


Autumn 1 Term Learning - 2017

In Literacy Year 2 have learnt through 'Talk For Writing' how to retell the story of 'Goldilocks and The Three Bears' using excellent vocabulary. Now they are using their skills to write their own version of this story with a new plot and different characters.   In science Year 2 have been experimenting with different materials to describe their properties which will lead them to make a boat in the next few weeks.

During PSHE Year 2 have been learning about Growth Mindset and this has improved their skills at working together.

In Maths Year 2 have been focussing on number work and partitioning 2 digit numbers in various ways, using different representations for the number. Year 2 have also been comparing numbers, using greater than and less than crocodiles to help them visualise the size of the number.

During RE Year 2 have been reading Bible Stories involving our topic which is The Chosen People. They have been using role play to retell these stories and were able to reflect on how we feel when God chooses us for different things.


Summer 2 Learning 2018

We have had another fantastic half term of learning. We started the half term developing lots of new art skills. This was great fun. We have all really enjoyed learning to sew and didn’t give up even when we found it tricky.

In Science we had great fun sowing our beans and thinking about how to look after them.

During Literacy we have travelled to Chocolate Planet and have written some super descriptions of our time there.

Our Water Day was lots of fun. We learnt all about the water cycle and where our rain comes from. We also thought about how to clean our water and what we can and cannot flush down the toilet.

Summer 1 Learning 2018

We have had a fantastic time learning lots of new things in Year 2 this term.

We have been thinking lots about being resourceful, we have been learning how asking questions and being curious can help us to grow as learners. 

During our Maths sessions we have been solving lots of division problems. This was a little tricky at first but we have really enjoyed it.

In P.E we have been working on our throwing and catching skills. We have been practising our underarm throws and chest passes. We have also used these skills when playing games as a team. 

Going on a mini beast hunt during Science was very exciting. We found ants, worms, spiders, butterflies and even a slug. 

We have also been creating boats to help Christopher Columbus travel across the seas.

 Spring 2 Term Learning - 2018

Year 2 have been working extremely hard this term. We have been trying to be resilient with our learning and remembering that we can learn from our mistakes. 

In Literacy we have been writing lots of instructions and reading some play scripts.  

We have been learning lots of different strategies to help us with our addition and subtraction work. We have also been practising telling the time. 

During our gymnastics sessions we have been working hard on our balances and using these in sequences with forward and backward rolls and jumps. 

We have enjoyed learning more about colour mixing and creating different tints and tones with the primary colours. 

We were very lucky to have the author Tony Dallas and some Tottenham football players come into our classroom to read their favourite books to us. This really inspired us and they reminded us to keep working hard with all of our learning.


Spring 1 Term Learning - 2018

We have had a very busy start to the year in Year 2.

In our Literacy sessions we have been reading the story Beauty and the Beast.  We have been thinking about the characters in the story and why they behave as they do. We have also been learning to use our voice in interesting ways when reading dialogue.

In maths we have been sorting lots of data and putting this into graphs and pictograms. We have also been working on solving addition problems. 

We have been enjoying learning about the miracles of Jesus in R.E. We have listened to lots of the stories and enjoyed acting out Jarius’ Daughter. 

Our Art sessions have been great fun. We have been learning about the artist Kandinsky and have created our own artwork in his style.

During P.E we have been pushing ourselves to use new pieces of equipment and have been learning about different ways to jump off these. We have really loved starting our swimming lessons.