Year 2 Gallery of Events 2018-19

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

 

Remembrance Day - November 2018

Year 2 worked so hard on their display for Remembrance. Each child made poppies of different sizes and textures, each representing a child and staff member in Year 2. They are very proud of their creation.  This has tied in very well with our work in RE lessons about symbols and what they represent. 

Forest School - November 2018

The Year 2 children have been selected to complete a forest school programme. This is a fantastic opportunity for our children to hone skills such as teambuidling and problem solving outside of the classroom.  They had a great first lesson today! 

Letter from a Soldier - November 2018

As it is now November, the children will be exploring Rememberance. 
Today, the children came in from break time to discover an enevelope on our carpet. 
They opened it to find a letter from the past! It was from a soldier called Ben from WW2. He was writing home to his Mum about the war. 
The children used this as an oppportunity to distinguish between adjectives for appearance and adjectives for feelings and emotions. 

Tortoise Visitor - November 2018

Year 2 have finished reading our class book- Esio Trot.  Annabel was kind enough to bring in her real life tortoise, Hooter!  The children loved this visit and used it as an opportunity to help us with our question writing. We all thought of some questions we would like to ask Hooter and Annabel very kindly answered them for us.  Hooter was very well behaved! 

Team Work Experiment - October 2018

In our RE lessons, Year 2 have been learning about the benefits and importance of working in a team.  The children were given a task to make a paper chain completely on their own. They found it hard to complete in 60 seconds by themselves with no help.  We then asked the children to work together as a team to see if it improved the quality and speed of their work.  All the children agreed that working in a team allowed them to get the task done quicker.

5 Ways to Wellbeing 'Connect' - October 2018

As the children are exploring the 'Connect' strand of our 5 Ways to Wellbeing, we mixed up our classes between Year 1 and 2 for Golden time.  Each child had a number and they had to find their connect buddy who shared the same number in another class.
This was a lovely opportunity for the children to connect with someone they might not have met before.  They independently shared stories, made pictures and played together. 

World Mental Health Day - October 2018

Year 2 enjoyed joining in for World Mental Health Day.  We all wore yellow to celebrate talking about our mental health.  Year 2 did some Yoga and talked about ways in which we can keep our brains healthy during the day as well as our bodies.  We also talked about our emotions in school and at home.

Lowry Collages - October 2018

Year 2's Topic is Manchester and we are exploring the artist L.S. Lowry. The children used his paintings to create their own collage of what they think a street in Manchester would look like.

Sentence Writing - October 2018

In Year 2 it is very important that we can write in full sentences and use punctuation correctly.  We did this by using our capital letter and full stop hats. The children fixed mistakes in sentences as a team.

Growing Plants - October 2018

We pretended to be tiny bulbs, growing up into a beautiful flower.  Year 2 are learning all about what plants need to grow in their science lessons.  The children explored the life cycles of different plants.

Big Bad Wolf WOW Day - October 2018

We had a procession around the infant hall so all of EYFS and KS1 could see our costumes.  The children came dressed as characters from stories which include the wolf.  To celebrate the children's hard work and enthusiasm so far in Year 2, we decided to have a Big Bad Wolf WOW Day!  The children really enjoyed their day full of crafts, stories and fun.

Roald Dahl Day - September 2018

Key Stage 1 enjoyed Roald Dahl Day on Thursday 13th September. Year 2 looked at the story of Matilda which will be 30 years old on October 1st!  The children designed a new book cover for the story and felt inspired by Roald Dahl's stories all afternoon.