Year 2 Gallery of Events 2017-18

Take a look at some of the fun things we have been doing in Year 2.

Dragon Literacy - June 2018

In Year 2, our literacy this week has been all about dragons. The children have had lots of discussion around whether or not they believed dragons to be real creatures. 
This helped us to create our very first attempt at an argument in our writing! The children learned lots about persuasive language and how to put our points across in a amicable manner. 
 

Travel Around the World Topic - June 2018

Year 2 have begun their extciting new geography topic, Travel Around the World! 
This week we talked about aeroplanes and the process of getting through the airport. All the children made their very own passport and boarded St.Mary's airlines to jet off on an adventure!
We also conducted a sweepstake of countires to tie in with the World Cup. Each child now has a country to research about at home. 

Y2B Trip to The Castleshaw Centre - June 2018

Year 2 were lucky enough to be rewarded with a trip to Castleshaw Centre as a well done for completing their SATS!
We had an absolutely fantastic trip and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. 
We learnt a lot about habitats of different animals and how we can help the environment. We even went pond dipping for tadpoles!

Y2C Trip to The Castleshaw Centre - June 2018

Year 2 were lucky enough to be rewarded with a trip to Castleshaw Centre as a well done for completing their SATS!
We had an absolutely fantastic trip and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. 
We learnt a lot about habitats of different animals and how we can help the environment. We even went pond dipping for tadpoles!

Y2C Trip to The Castleshaw Centre - June 2018

More photos from our trip!

Water Safety Talk - June 2018

As the pool is closed for refurbishments, the staff from Failsworth swimming baths were kind enough to visit our childrent to discuss water safety. 
The children learnt lots about staying safe near open water and water we can find in our community. They discussed ways they could safely help someone who had fallen into a canal or a lake without endangering themselves. 
A big thank you to Miss. Buckley, our swimming teacher, who made this session fun for the children. 

Defeating the Bad Guys - May 2018

Our Secret Agent Training continues with a course in defeating bad guys! 
The children had to describe each bad guy and warn people of their evil powers. They had to come up with some advice for her general public incase one of these baddies ever went on the run. The children recorded their findings in their top secret note pads. 
Our agents are well and truly on their way to completing their training and having great fun at the same time!

Mask Making - May 2018

Today's task was to create their own secret mask to hide their true identity. 
The children had fun creating their own badges and some even included their powers e.g ice/fire on their masks'.

Secret Agent Training (SATs) - May 2018

Todays S.A.T (secret agent training) task was to collect evidence from a crime scene.

A member of staff had left their belongings in our classroom! The agents job was to take notes in their special agent notepads to determine who the evidence could point to.  The agents came to the unanimous decision that it must have been Miss.Carr in our classroom!  They worked in teams to examine the evidence and fill out an evidence form for their Top Secret Files.

Secret Agent Training (SATs) - May 2018

S.A.T.S or as they call it their Secret Agent Training!
The idea behind it is that the children are unaware that they are sitting their SATS tests over the next few weeks as they are now convinced that they are agents in training for the Queen's Secret Service. 

The first task yesterday afternoon was a physical test of their speed, agility and team work. 
The children have made their own Secret Agent identity including taking their fingerprints for the 'secret database'. They have their own Top Secret File for all the evidence they collect throughout each different task. 

Y2B World Book Day - March 2018

Take a look at our great costumes for World Book Day.

Literacy 'Pretty' - March 2018

Year 2 have been reading a book called 'Pretty' about a witch who goes on a date with a troll! 
We created profiles for the Troll and the Witch.  The children used their inference skills to create a pofile for the Troll.  We had a great time! 

The History of Transport - February 2018

We began this topic with a focus on The Wright Brothers.

This is Cara from Year 2B who enjoyed our learning so much that she went home and built a model of The Wright Brothers first plane!

I was so impressed, I particularly liked the attention to detail with Orville's moustache!

Little Red Riding Hood Wow Day - February 2018

The children have been learning all about wolves and this is a celebration of all that hard work!

Biscuit Fractions - February 2018

This week year 2 had the tricky tast of tackling fractions e.g 1/2 and 1/4 of a shape or a number. This was made much easier with the help of some chocolate digestives! The children could split the biscuit into halves and quarters with their friends. 

Year 2 Pablo Picasso Art - January 2018

Here are some examples of Year 2 B's art work over the last two weeks.

Our artist is Pablo Picasso and the children have thoroughly enjoyed researching about his life and his work.

The Big Bad Wolf Trial - January 2018

Year 2 B put the Big Bad Wolf on trial for his crimes against the three little pigs. The jury decided he was guilty after listening to his story and gathering evidence. The children had a great time! Especially PC Zac Purdey who was a fantastic witness. 

Manchester United Football Tournament - December 2017

Year 2 and 3 took part in a football tournament at Manchester United football grounds and Year 2 won the tournament.  Well done everyone!

Our PE Lesson - November 2017

We had great fun challenging ourselves with the PE apparatus in the school hall.

Christmas Cake Making - November 2017

We had a great time learning how to make Christmas cake and helping with the process.

Anti-Bullying - November 2017

We each wrote on our paper hands what we need to do to stop bullying.

Tescos - Farm to Fork

Tesco visit - Farm to Fork, linking in with our Science learning on nutrition and healthy bodies.

Living and Non-Living Science Activity

We have been sorting objects into living/ not living and those that used to live.

 

Odd Socks Day - November 2017

We wore odd socks for national anti bullying week and wore yellow for friendship.

 

Writing Instructions - How to make a jam sandwich

We made jam sandwiches when learning how to write instructions in literacy.