Welcome to Year 2's page!
Check in here for regular updates on the wonderful learning we have been doing in class.
Our topic for this half term is 'Beside the Seaside'. We will be looking at the geography of the coastline and also how the seaside holiday has changed throughout history. We are very excited about our class trip, where we will be visiting a beach to do some rock pooling and (hopefully!) eating ice creams!
Miss Clapp x
Year 2 - Take One Picture
As part of a whole school stimulus, based on the painting 'Olympic Track' by Leroy Neiman, Year 2 have been working on different pieces of work inspired by the painting.
Party Planning Maths Investigation
We read the book Spaghetti and Meatballs where Mr and Mrs Comfort try to organise tables to sit 32 guests. We then became party planners and investigated all the ways we could arrange 4 tables and how many guests could sit at each arrangement. We tried to work logically. As an extra challenge, we tried to spot patterns and work out how much money we would raise if each guest had to pay five pounds each. Great problem solving Year 2!
Year 2 Design & Technology - Cooking!
In Summer Term 1, we made mini frittatas and fruit muffins. We tasted different ingredients before designing our final recipes. We practised lots of skills including measuring (linked to our maths this week), grating, chopping, whisking and mixing. We then evaluated our final products and deciding what we might change for next time. Yum yum! Watch out Gordon Ramsey!
Year 2 Art - Abstract Selfies!
In Summer Term 1, we have been looking at line and colour in art. We have been looking at using a colour wheel to choose complementary and contrasting colours. We used what we had learnt to create abstract selfies in the style of the contemporary artist, Sandra Silberzweig. What amazing artists Miss Clapp has!
Design and Technology - Egg Cups
We researched current egg cups on the market and then designed our own. We thought about who would use our egg cups and designed a poster to persuade them to buy it. We then made and painted our egg cups using clay. We used our learning from science to remember how to shape the clay in different ways! After we had made them, we evaluated our designs and thought about what went well and what we might do differently next time. They were fabulous!
Thank you to all the parents for their amazingly generous donations of materials for our Easter Gardens! As you can see, we used them to make the most beautiful and thoughtful representations of the Easter story. We chose different signs and symbols from the stories of Easter to represent in our gardens.
Year 2 are Authors!
Year 2 worked really hard to design a new character for their own versions of Traction Man! Look at our wonderful books that we wrote. Year 2 are certainly authors!
Computing / Geography / Maths
We combined geography, computing and maths to program the Beebots to move around mats. We created algorithms, tested them and debugged them if they didn't quite work. We used lots of maths talk including, quarter turn, half turn, clockwise and anticlockwise. Great work Year 2!
Year 2 went on the Polar Express!
In December, Year 2 were excited when the Polar Express arrived in class! We had wondered if anything would come along the mysterious tracks that had appeared in the classroom. We saw wolves howling, winding mountains, we made foot prints in crunchy snow and ate hot chocolate fudge. Come and read our recounts of our trip!
Year 2 RE / Art
We used natural materials to create some artwork to celebrate the beauty of God's creations. What fabulous pieces they were!