2019-20 YEAR 2

 Welcome to the Year 2 Class of 2019-20
 
Miss Stanley and the Year 2 team welcome you all back to school!
 
Keep checking this page for updates on our exciting learning and photos of our fantastic work.
PE days
 
Swimming- Monday 
PE - Tuesday 
 
PE kits should always be in school from the Monday to Friday. 

Please also ensure that hair past the shoulders is tied up and earrings are removed.

We invite you to our up and coming ...Old Toy Museum 

Our topic  after half term is toys through the ages. It would be a wonderful opportunity for families to share their childhood memories. If you have some toys from the past please let me know as soon as possible so we can get an idea of numbers and space needed before we provide a date.

Thank you in advance! 

Autumn Term
 

Our topic for the first half of the Autumn term will be focussed on us becoming time detectives, learning about changes over time.We will be exploring local, national and global maps, developing our understanding of navigating using an atlas to find countries, continents and oceans. We will also be making our own maps to navigate! This will help us investigate changes in our local area observing changes in human and physical features.

In English we have been learning about Traditional Tales. We learnt about the features of fairy tales and used this to retell the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Next, we focussed on writing in first person and diaries. We wrote fantastic diaries from Grandma's point of view when the wolf came to eat her! 
This week we recieved an email from the wolf. He told us the story from his point of view. We were shocked!
In Science we have been learning all about materials and how they are suiable for the object. We have discussed the properties and learnt what transparent and opaque mean! We also discovered that one object may be made from more than one material. 
Next we are going to experiment about how to protect eggs using a suitable material. 
In Art we are studying Piet Mondrian. His art explored how colour and line worked together. We found out he only used primary colours with black and white. He drew straight lines which went horizontally or vertically. We explored our feelings on his art and experimented with the method and colours. 
In DT we are going to be making fabric bunting! We looked at existing products to help children learn their numbers and said what we liked, disliked and could improve. We used this to make a board of ideas to inspire our designs. 
In RE we are exloring who made the world and how it was created. We have thought of what we could say to the Creator about our world and sequenced the creation story. We are also going to write prayers thanking God for harvest time. 
In PSHE we are learning about friendships and how to manage these. This learning is helping us with out PE lessons where we are doing freinship dances.
E-Safety
 
Here is some information on how to help keep your child safer online. The video 'playing games' can be found on the ThinkUKnow website.
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In Science we are continuing our learning about the uses of everyday materials including wood, plastic, metal and paper. We really enjoyed comparing the suitability of materials in our 'Egg Drop Challenge'. We made devices to protect an egg using suitable materials and we dropped them from 1 and a half meters onto the floor. Most of us managed to protect our egg :) 
In English this week we planned some questions for Mr Patterson to answer. Mr Patterson kindly came in and taught us many facts which we are going to use in our writing next week. We used our simple sketch maps of Isleham to then plan the shortest route to look at the historical human fearures in Isleham. We thoroughly enjoyed our walk on Friday despite the weather! We also behaved very well!
Last week we enjoyed painting our textured Piet Mondrian art. Here are some photos of us with our art. 
In our DT lessons we were given a design brief to create bunting to help young children learn numbers. We evaluated existing products and planned our own based on this. This week we used our designs to add the decoration to the bunting. We decided glue would be the best way to join the fabrics. In a future lesson we are going to sew it to form our line of bunting.