Y2 Learning

Welcome to Year 2.
 
Year 2 have been busy creating for the half term homework.
 
Take a look at our photos to see our wonderful work and what we have been doing in class.
Summer Term 2018
 
Starz
Your child will have brought home a letter explaining Starz and how we use it in school.  Attached to their letter is their individual username and password.  We have stressed the importance of not sharing this information with their friends.   We appreciate your support in ensuring your child does not upload a recognisable photograph of themselves on to their Starz homepage.
 
 
 
We were very fortunate to have a visit by children's author, Hillary Robinson. She read her new books to us and she was able to give advice about writing. Please see the photographs above. We had a super morning spending time with Hillary. Thank you for visiting us.
 
In science, year two have been looking at how to stay healthy and deciding what is alive, dead and what has never been alive.
 
We also took part in a whole school experiment looking at indicators showing acid and alkaline solutions. Do look at our pictures above to see how we carried out this experiment fairly.
 
 
Spring Term 2018
 
 Class Trip to The Tower of London
 
One sunny Wednesday, Year two caught the train to Liverpool Street Station and then walked to visit The Tower of London.
 
We have added a selection of photos from our visit. We saw many iron sculptures, visited The White Tower, met Keeper the dragon, we viewed the sparkling Crown Jewels and we had a tour of the The Tower with our own guide from 1666.
 
 
 
Happy New Year.
 
Welcome back. We hope that you had a good break.
 
This term Year two will study Castles and The Great Fire of London. We will look at plants and how they grow. We also take part in the RSPB Bird Watch. We will be recording the birds that visit the school during the week of January 29th. 
 
Key Stage 1 will be holding a phonics evening on Tuesday 16th January.  We will explain how phonics are taught and suggest ways in which you can support your child at home.
 
The Spring Newsletter can be found by clicking on the link to the right. The termly homework is also there. We are doing only one piece for the term. 
 
 
Autumn Term
  
Welcome to the new school year. 
Our topic for this half term is Chocolate.
We learn how to make chocolate, where the cacao bean grows, how it was used as currency and why it was important to the Aztec people.
 Our class story is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
 
 
Forest School and Anglian Water
 
We have been very lucky and had the chance to try out forest school activities with Mark.  We loved building a rope ladder together and trying to light the pixie pillows.  Mark tried out our ladders!
 
Richard from Anglian Water showed us ways to save water.
 
Have a look at the photos.