Welcome to Year 2
Mrs. N. Gifford (Y2 teacher)
Mrs. E. Barrett (HLTA & PPA teacher)
Mrs. J. Burbidge (Student teacher)
Year Two is the final year in Key Stage One; we use cross-curricular projects in which subjects overlap to reinforce and compliment each other. Each project is planned carefully to meet the needs and capabilities of the child. We aim to develop the knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes necessary for your child's whole development. We embrace 'Learning Without Limits' where children are not put into boxes but are given the space to grow and to surprise themselves (and us) about what they can achieve.
HOME LEARNING LINKS:
Y2 children should also know how to spell:
USEFUL WEBSITES (click to visit):
Start of the day: 8.35am
End of the day: 2.45pm
19.04.21: Term 5 commences :)
28.04.21: Year 2 WOW day! Please wear own clothes and bring suitable footwear for going to the woods!
WILD AND FREE WOW DAY!
We became scientists, artists and researchers for the day, exploring British wildlife. We walked up to our local woodland habitat - Worlebury Woods - to look for tracks and signs of wildlife. We also drew a plan of the habitat and marked down where we found evidence that wildlife had been there! Back in the classroom, we researched a British wildlife animal and then created our own painting of it to contribute to a whole class Woodland Habitat display. We had an amazing time and have learnt lots - ask us what we found out!
WILD AND FREE!
Our project for terms 5&6 is Wild and Free! We will be focussing on British Wildlife and in particular - hedgehogs! For our Wow Day, which has been planned for Wednesday 28th April, we will be doing some artwork and finding out all about British wild animals as well as walking up to the woods to look for signs of animal tracks and homes. If you know a lot about hedghogs or your job involves looking after British Wildlife then please let us know - we'd love to interview another expert!
OUR INTERVIEW WITH AN ENGINEER!
A big thank you to our expert, Dorbir, who kindly agreed to be interviewed by the children today. Dorbir is a structural engineer who was able to answer the children’s questions about the design and structure of bridges. He gave us some brilliant information and top tips on how to strengthen our bridge designs and which shapes were the best to use! We learnt about how bridges were built and how important it is to know how much weight the bridge needs to take. When we have built our own bridges in class, we are going to send Dorbir photos of our creations. He is looking forward to seeing them! ????
WORLD BOOK DAY 2021!
We had a wonderful time sharing our favourite books! We connected with the children learning from home on Zoom and shared our books, saying why we liked them and who else we thought would love to read them! We had a very comfy day in our PJs too!
WONDERFUL WATER WOW DAY!
Year Two looked at how important water is in our lives and the lives of every human and animal. We found out that in Africa water is not as easily available as it is here in England. We focused on Kenya where Lila from our class story lives and looked at the physical and human geography there compared to Weston-super-Mare. We also used the internet to research what life was like in Kenya for children in the countryside and children in the town. In the afternoon, we had some fun and challenging water activities to complete! Working as a team we had to solve the problem of transporting water using three lengths of guttering, trying not to lose or waste any of the water; we also held large water carriers on our heads to carry water over a distance with our teams - it was quite tricky!
Remote Learning - January 2021
All School Closure Home Learning will be posted on ClassDojo.
The BBC have introduced a new service to help with learning at home called 'Bitesize Daily' to view information about this, CLICK this link>
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ Use the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to access free resources
https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html (info about Joe Wicks daily workout)
https://www.themathsfactor.com/ (Free maths learning platform)