Year 2

Welcome to Year 2


Mrs. N. Gifford (Y2 teacher)

Mrs. N. Dunstone (PPA teacher)

Mrs. T. Baker (TA) 

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.  

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Home Learning 

As you will be aware, our school is committed to continuing to provide resources over the Summer period should you wish to continue to engage with learning from home.

For Numeracy and Literacy, the links provide guided sessions that you can follow at your own pace.  Whilst we are suggesting around 2 sessions of learning per week in these subjects, you may choose to engage as much or little as you choose around your home and social commitments.

Please continue to encourage your child to read for pleasure and engaging in Phonics Play activities will enable your child to return to school in September really confident to 'hit the ground running'!

We wish you all a lovely Summer rest with your families.

Summer optional home learning
Maths English

WC 20th July

SESSION 1: Movement and direction

Use the language of rotation

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-the-language-of-rotation

 

SESSION 2:  Movement and direction

Make predictions about rotation

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-make-predictions-about-rotation

WC 20th July

SESSION 1: Fiction - The Firework Maker's Daughter.

To retrieve information 1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-retrieve-information-556bcc

 

SESSION 2: Fiction - The Firework Maker's Daughter.

To retrieve information 2

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-retrieve-information-8b33f6

WC 27th July

SESSION 1: Fractions

Identify fractions of a quantity and shape 1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-fractions-of-a-quantity-and-shape

 

SESSION 2: Fractions

Identify fractions of a quantity and shape 2

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-fractions-of-quantity-and-shape

WC 27th July

SESSION 1: Fiction - The Firework Maker's Daughter.

To identify the features of a setting description

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-features-of-a-setting-description

 

SESSION 2: Fiction - The Firework Maker's Daughter.

To identify and use commas in a list

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-and-use-commas-in-a-list

WC 3rd August

SESSION 1: Calculation strategies; addition

Apply addition strategies to solve equations

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-apply-addition-strategies-to-solve-equations

 

SESSION 2: Calculation strategies; subtraction

Apply subtraction strategies to solve equations

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-apply-subtraction-strategies-to-solve-equations

WC 3rd August

SESSION 1: Fiction - The Firework Maker's Daughter.

To write a setting description

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-setting-description

 

SESSION 2: Mythology - The Odyssey

To retrieve information

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-retrieve-information-76709f

WC 10th August

SESSION 1: Measure

Use known number bonds and derive related facts to 1000 using the context of measure

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-known-number-bonds-and-derive-related-facts-to-1000-using-the-con

 

SESSION 2: Measure

Solve worded problems about capacity and volume

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-solve-word-problems-about-capacity-and-volume

WC 10th August

SESSION 1: Mythology - The Odyssey

To find the meaning of words

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-find-the-meaning-of-words

 

SESSION 2: Mythology - The Odyssey

To identify and use powerful verbs and adverbs

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-and-use-powerful-verbs-and-adverbs

WC 17th August

SESSION 1: Multiplication and division

Apply knowledge of known multiplication tables

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-apply-knowledge-of-our-multiplication-tables

 

SESSION 2: Multiplication and division

Recognise the inverse relationship between multiplication and division

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-the-inverse-relationship-between-multiplication-and-divisio

WC 17th August

SESSION 1: Mythology - The Odyssey

To identify the key features of an action scene

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-key-features-of-an-action-scene-886777

 

SESSION 2: Mythology - The Odyssey

To write an action scene

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-an-action-scene-e872da

WC 24th August

SESSION 1: Multiplication and division

Identify multiples of 2,3,4,5 and 10

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-multiples-of-2-3-4-5-and-10

 

SESSION 2: Multiplication and division

Create bar models for multiplication and division

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-create-bar-models-for-multiplication-and-division-mm-l11

 WC 24th August

SESSION 1: Grammar

To identify and use expanded noun phrases

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-2/subjects/english

 

SESSION 2: Characterisation

To write a character description

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-character-description-7e8f59

Additional Resources

Phonics Play:  Use this link to access Phase 4 and 5 activities and games to consolidate, embed and practice phonics at home.

Phase 5: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5

Phase 6: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/6

Reading: This link is for Bug Club.  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

The online activities and questions will help develop comprehension skills as well as skills such as ‘skimming and scanning’ text.

 

Numbots: Practicing maths at your child’s own pace will continue to develop fluency.  The resource can be accessed from this link.  https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

 

Spellings: To support spellings, this interactive website enables children to engage in a range of online games and activities that will help to broaden vocabulary and embed common high frequency word spellings! 
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling

 

 

Hello all!  Mr Gill here.  Whilst Mrs Gifford is busy teaching in class, I will be setting home learning and am your contact via email for the remainder of this term should you have any questions or queries.

Please see below for next week's home learning resources.

Have a wonderful week.

Best wishes,

Mr Gill and Mrs Gifford.  :)

 

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 13.7.20 

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 13.7.20

Y2 Home Learning Cover Sheet>            All files for this week as Zip File>

ENGLISH

MATHS

PROJECT

'50 Ways to be Happy' Text>

'50 Ways to be Happy' Reading and Writing sheet>

Additional Writing activity>

 

 

Spelling Words>

Spellings LCWC>     

Handwriting sheet>   

SPaG mat>

SPaG mat answers>     

Wordsearch>

Maths sessions information sheet> 

Session 1 - Count vertices>

Session 2 - Draw 2D shape>

Session 3 - Lines of symmetry>

Session 4 - Sorting shape>

Session 5 - Patterns with shape>

 

Answer sheet 1>

Answer sheet 2>

Answer sheet 3>

Answer sheet 4>

Answer sheet 5>

Wonderful Wildlife Project Grid>

Mini-beast mindfulness colouring sheets>

 

The project for Term 6 is 'Wonderful Wildlife' (focusing on British wildlife). The project grid contains 16 different activities. Please choose two of these to complete each week.

 

 

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 6.7.20 

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 6.7.20

Y2 Home Learning Cover Sheet>            All files for this week as Zip File>

ENGLISH

MATHS

PROJECT

'50 Ways to be Happy' Text>

'50 Ways to be Happy' Reading and Writing sheet>

 

 

Spelling Words>

Spellings LCWC>     

Handwriting sheet>   

SPaG mat>

SPaG mat answers>     

Wordsearch>

Maths sessions information sheet> 

Session 1 - Finding difference>

Session 2 - Finding Change>

Session 3 - Solving Problems>

Session 4 - Recognising Shape>

Session 5 - Properties of Shape

 

Answer sheet 1>

Answer sheet 2>

Answer sheet 3>

Answer sheet 4>

Answer sheet 5>

Wonderful Wildlife Project Grid>

Mini-beast mindfulness colouring sheets>

 

The project for Term 6 is 'Wonderful Wildlife' (focusing on British wildlife). The project grid contains 16 different activities. Please choose two of these to complete each week.

 

 

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 29.06.20 

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 22.06.20

Y2 Home Learning Cover Sheet>            All files for this week as Zip File>

ENGLISH

MATHS

PROJECT

'Little Lemur Laughing' poems>

'Little Lemur Laughing' poems;  Reading and Writing sheet>

 

 

Spelling Words>

Spellings LCWC>     

Handwriting sheet>   

SPaG mat>

SPaG mat answers>     

Wordsearch>

Maths sessions information sheet> 

Session 1 - Notes and coins>

Session 2 - Selecting money>

Session 3 - Making amounts>

Session 4 - Comparing money>

Session 5 - Finding totals>

 

Answer sheet 1>

Answer sheet 2>

Answer sheet 3>

Answer sheet 4>

Answer sheet 5>

Wonderful Wildlife Project Grid>

Mini-beast mindfulness colouring sheets>

 

The project for Term 6 is 'Wonderful Wildlife' (focusing on British wildlife). The project grid contains 16 different activities. Please choose two of these to complete each week.

 

 

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 22.06.20 

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 22.06.20

Y2 Home Learning Cover Sheet>            All files for this week as Zip File>

ENGLISH

MATHS

PROJECT

The Day the Crayons Quit 2 Text>

The Day the Crayons Quit  Reading and Writing sheet>

 

 

Spelling Words>

Spellings LCWC>     

Handwriting sheet>   

SPaG mat>

SPaG mat answers>     

Wordsearch>

Maths sessions information sheet> 

Session 1 - find three quarters>

Session 2 - Find the equivalence>

Session 3 - count in fractions

Session 4 - counting in pence

Session 5 - counting in pounds

 

Answer sheet 1>

Answer sheet 2>

Answer sheet 3>

Answer sheet 4>

Answer sheet 5>

Wonderful Wildlife Project Grid>

Mini-beast mindfulness colouring sheets>

 

The project for Term 6 is 'Wonderful Wildlife' (focusing on British wildlife). The project grid contains 16 different activities. Please choose two of these to complete each week.

 

 

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 15.06.20 

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 15.06.20

Y2 Home Learning Timetable Checklist>            All files for this week as Zip File>

ENGLISH

MATHS

PROJECT

The Day the Crayons Quit Text>

The Day the Crayons Quit  Reading and Writing sheet>

The Day the Crayons Quit Extract Information>

 

Spelling Words>

Spellings LCWC>     

Handwriting sheet>   

SPaG mat>

SPaG mat answers>     

Maths sessions information sheet> 

Session 1 - find a quarter>

Session 2 - recognise a third>

Session 3 - find a third>

Session 4 - unit fractions>

Session 5 - non-unit fractions>

 

Answer sheets>

 

 

Wonderful Wildlife Project Grid>

Mini-beast mindfulness colouring sheets>

 

The project for Term 6 is 'Wonderful Wildlife' (focusing on British wildlife). The project grid contains 16 different activities. Please choose two of these to complete each week.

 

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 8.06.20

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 8.06.20

Y2 Home Learning Timetable Checklist>            All files for this week as Zip File>

ENGLISH

MATHS

PROJECT

Clever Cakes Text

Clever Cakes Reading and Writing sheet

 

Spelling Words>

Spellings LCWC> 

Wordsearch>      

Handwriting sheet>   

SPaG mat>

SPaG mat answers>     

Maths sessions information sheet> 

Session 1 - dividing by ten>

Session 2 - making equal parts>

Session 3 - recognising a half>

Session 4 - finding a half>

Session 5 - recognising a quarter>

 

Answer sheets>

 

 

 

 

Wonderful Wildlife Project Grid>

Mini-beast mindfulness colouring sheets>

 

The project for Term 6 is 'Wonderful Wildlife' (focusing on British wildlife). The project grid contains 16 different activities. Please choose two of these to complete each week.

 

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 1.06.20

Y2 Home Learning Timetable Checklist>            All files for this week as Zip File>

ENGLISH

MATHS

PROJECT

Reading and Writing activity sheet> 

'Clever Cakes' text>

Extract information link>

 

Spelling Words>

Spellings LCWC> 

Wordsearch>      

Handwriting sheet>   

SPaG mat>

SPaG mat answers>     

Maths sessions information sheet> 

Session 1 - sharing>

Session 2 - grouping>

Session 3 - divide by 2>

Session 4 - odd and even>

Session 5 - divide by 5>

 

Answer sheets>

 

 

 

 

Wonderful Wildlife Project Grid>

Mini-beast mindfulness colouring sheets>

 

The project for Term 6 is 'Wonderful Wildlife' (focussing on British wildlife). The project grid contains 16 different activities. Please choose two of these to complete each week.

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 18.05.20

Y2 Home Learning Timetable Checklist>            All files for this week as Zip File>

ENGLISH

MATHS

RE

DT

Writing sessions sheet> 

Instructions Planning Sheet>

Success Criteria>

Instructions Word Bank>  

 

Spelling Words>

Spellings LCWC> 

Wordsearch>      

Handwriting sheet>   

SPaG mat>

SPaG mat answers>     

Maths sessions sheet>   

Arithmekit 1 (No16)>   

Mrs.G's lesson (16) on YouTube>

Arithmekit 2 (No17)> 

Mrs.G's lesson (17) on YouTube>

Arithmekit 3 (No18)>  

Mrs. G's lesson (18) on YouTube>

Arithmekit Answers>

Problem Solving WR>

RE lesson plan>

Visiting a Mosque PPT>

Activity Sheet: Visiting a Mosque>

Mosque Word Mat>

Mosque Book Cover>

 

Islamic patterns colouring>

Two Week Project - last week's activities:

DT info sheet> 

Royal Palace Design Sheet> 

Royal Palace Evaluation Sheet>

 

 

The BBC have introduced a new service to help with learning at home called 'Bitesize Daily' to view information about this, CLICK this link>

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 11.05.20

Y2 Home Learning Timetable Checklist>            All files for this week as Zip File>

ENGLISH

MATHS

SCIENCE

DT

Writing sessions sheet> 

Odysseus and Cyclops  PPT>

Story Planning Hill>

Success Criteria>

Character Ideas>  

 

Spelling Words>

Spellings LCWC> 

Wordsearch>      

Handwriting sheet>   

SPaG mat>

SPaG mat answers>     

Maths sessions sheet>   

Arithmekit 1 (No13)>    

Mrs.G's lesson (13) on YouTube>

Arithmekit 2 (No14)> 

Mrs.G's lesson (14) on YouTube>

Arithmekit 3 (No15)>  

Mrs. G's lesson (15) on YouTube>

Arithmekit Answers>

Problem Solving WR>

Science lesson plan>

Life Cycles  PPT>

Activity Sheet: Sunflower Life Cycle >

Activity Sheet: Life Cycle Drama Prompt>

 

DT info sheet> 

Royal Palace Design Sheet> 

Royal Palace Evaluation Sheet>

 

 

Castles mindfulness colouring sheets>

TT ROCKSTARS AND NUMBOTS AWARDS!

Each week I will be awarding certificates to the top three players who have spent the most time on both Numbots and TT Rockstars! These players will then be emailed their certificate. For this week, I have looked at who has played the most over the last two weeks. I will then begin the weekly log from each Thursday at noon. Congratulations to the children who have won this week! Let's see if we can get those totals even higher! Have fun and remember to keep playing! I have also turned off the 'Automatic Training' on TT Rockstars; it has now been returned to x1, 2, 5, 10 (plus x3 for some) - although please let me know if the setting for you is too challenging or not challenging enough!

 

    

 

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 04.05.20

Y2 Home Learning Timetable Checklist>  

ENGLISH

MATHS

RE

GEOGRAPHY

Writing sessions sheet> 

Success Criteria>

Every Time We Write>

Diary Word Mat>

5Ws cards>  

 

Spelling Words>

Spellings LCWC> 

Wordsearch>      

Handwriting sheet>   

SPaG mat>

SPaG mat answers>     

Maths sessions sheet>   

Arithmekit 1 (No10)>    

Mrs.G's lesson (10) on YouTube>

Arithmekit 2 (No11)> 

Mrs.G's lesson (11) on YouTube>

Arithmekit 3 (No12)>  

Mrs. G's lesson (12) on YouTube>

Extra bit (base 10 for end bar model)>

Arithmekit Answers>

Problem Solving WR>

RE lesson plan>

Specail Places  PPT>

Activity Sheet: making a word cloud>

Activity Sheet: your special place>

 

Geography info sheet> 

Activity: Map of the UK> 

Royal Residences in the UK>

Town/Countryside stick sheet>

Location answers>

 

VE Day mindfulness colouring sheets>

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 27.04.20

Y2 Home Learning Timetable Checklist>  

ENGLISH

MATHS

SCIENCE

ART

Writing sessions sheet> 

Character Planner>

Planning Hill>

Success Criteria>

Story Word Mat>  

Story Display Poster>

Spelling Words>

Spellings LCWC> 

Wordsearch>       

Handwriting sheet>   

SPaG mat>

SPaG mat answers>     

Maths sessions sheet>   

Arithmekit 1 (No7)>    

Mrs.G's Help Sheet 7>

Arithmekit 2 (No8)> 

Mrs.G's Help Sheet 8> 

Arithmekit 3 (No9)>  

Mrs.G's Help Sheet 9>

You Tube Partitioning song> 

You Tube Partitioning with base ten>

Arithmekit Answers>

Problem Solving WR>

Information Sheet>

Science lesson plan>

Observing Plants PPT>

Activity Sheet: flowering plant observation>

Activity Sheet: parts of a flowering plant>

Activity Sheet: parts of a tree>

Art information sheet> 

How to draw a face> 

Portraits of monarchs>

 

Kings and Queens mindfulness colouring sheets>

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 20.04.20

Y2 Suggested Timetable>      PDF Version>   

ENGLISH

MATHS

RE

History

Writing sessions sheet> 

Planning Sheet>

Success Criteria>

Sentence Starters>  

Spelling Words>

Spellings LCWC> 

Wordsearch>       

Handwriting sheet>   

SPaG mat>

SPaG mat answers>     

Maths sessions sheet>   

Arithmekit Day 1>    

Arithmekit Day 2>   

Arithmekit Day 3>  

 

Problem Solving WR>

Information Sheet>

RE lesson plan>

Creation Story PPT>

Creation Story Pictures>

Creation Story Word mat>

Creation Story mini book>

History information sheet> 

History lesson PPT> 

Monarchs in British History>         

 

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Please see below for optional activities to do during the Easter Holidays:

School of Ruck Grand Slam

Challenge>

 

 

Retell the story of Easter in your own words.

Use this PPT of the story to help you>

Make these cool Easter themed baskets>

Why not paint some boiled eggs to go in them?!

On a ‘daily exercise’ walk, do these Woodland Trust Nature Detective activities:

Signs of Spring>

Scavenger Hunt>

Try out this 'Bouncy Egg' experiment>

 

Complete this awesome Easter mathematics booklet>

Write an acrostic poem about EASTER.

You could use this template to help>

 

 

Do these Easter word searches>

Can you create an Easter word search of your own?

 

 

Find a quiet space to do these mindfulness Easter colouring sheets>

 

 

NEW! yEAR TWO BLOG!

I have created a Year 2 Blog so that we can all share our learning and experiences during this school closure time. Click on Year2Blog> to get to the page! You can add posts by double clicking anywhere on the page or clicking on the plus button in the bottom right. Please 'sign up' - it's free - and then put a 'user' name in the profile for your child (this could be their first name, initials or a nick name). Please remind your child to ask the permission of an adult before they post anything - all posts will be approved by me before they go live.  I look forward to seeing all your posts! Any problems or queries please email me on Y2@worleburyprimary.com

YEAR TWO HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK COMMENCING 30.03.20

Y2 Suggested Timetable>      PDF Version>   

ENGLISH

MATHS

SCIENCE

Writing sessions sheet>   PDF> 

Story Planning Hill>          PDF> 

Success Criteria>    PDF> 

Spellings LCWC> 

Spellings Wordsearch>       

Handwriting sheet>         

Maths sessions sheet>     PDF>  

Addition Challenge A>       PDF>  

Addition Challenge B>       PDF>  

Addition Challenge C>       PDF>

Science information sheet>  PDF>  

Parent/Carer science lesson plan> 

Science lesson PPT> 

Science sequencing activity>         

Science sorting activity>

OTHER WEEKLY LEARNING ACTIVITIES ARE:

Reading 5 times a week (please send an email to me on a Friday detailing reading at home so that I can award house points). .

Weekly spellings that will be posted on this page every Friday (these are the spellings that we usually learn in class) along with activities that go with them, including handwriting. 

Learning the 2, 5 and 10 times tables using the TT Rockstars website (see below for link) and arithmetic skills on the Numbots website.

Also please continue with the termly reading challenge and project work.

Useful websites:

https://ttrockstars.com/                   

https://play.numbots.com/#/intro     

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ Use the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to access free resources 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub

https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/primary-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)

https://www.gonoodle.com/blog/gonoodle-games-movement-app-for-kids/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/times-table-collection/z4vv6v4


Please take care and stay safe
 

HOME LEARNING LINKS:

Term 3/4 optional project home learning>

 For the spelling lists that the children usually have checked on a Thursday - the complete lists are as below along with the common exception words that Y2 children should also know how to spell:

First 100 High Frequency Words>

Next 200 High Frequency Words>

Year 2 Common Exception Words>

 

USEFUL WEBSITES (click to visit):

       

Y2 NOTICES

 The school is closed to the majority of pupils until further notice from the end of the school day on Friday 20th March.

 

Home learning has been sent home  with the children and further learning will be posted on this page.

 

 

Year 2 Class Information for Parents>

'Wonderful Water' Project Curriculum Map (Terms 1&2)>

'What has made the Greatest Difference?' Project Curriculum Map (Terms 3&4)>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term Three & Four: What has made the Greatest Difference?

WORLD BOOK DAY

We had an amazing time exploring and sharing each other's books for this year's World Book Day!

          

         

         

 

BUILDING BRIDGES!

Year Two were engineers - just like Brunel! We designed and then built our own bridges out of lollipop sticks - during our second session, we found ways to strengthen our designs.  We then tested our bridges out to see how much weight they would hold!  We discovered that lollipop sticks hold more weight than you think - the bridge that held the most, supported nearly 3kg!

         

         

MARVELLOUS MATHS!

Year Two had a sweet maths lesson to help with their fractions! We identified the fractions of the shapes (the plates) and then represented halves, quarters and thirds of amounts with the sweets. We recorded our findings - some of us even discovered equivalent fractions!

                   

       

 

INNOVATION & CONSTRUCTION WOW DAY!

We kicked off our new project, ‘What has made the greatest difference?’, by having a day full of innovation and construction.  First of all, we thought about inventions and innovations that have happened in our lifetimes – the hoverboard, 3D printing, the smart watch and virtual reality – and how they have made a difference to us. We then thought about the innovations from over 200 years ago – and, in particular, those of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the engineer. We then worked in teams to create our own buildings – a spaghetti tower (using only 20 pieces of spaghetti) that would support a marshmallow and a straw bridge (using only 20 straws) that would support six matchbox cars!  These activities were challenging but we worked well in our teams and were proud of our constructions. It also helped us think about what we need to make a successful construction – and also how amazing the different innovations and constructions of 200 years ago by Brunel were!  See the photo gallery at the bottom of the page for more photos of the day.

                          

   

 

WELCOME BACK

Welcome to Term Three and Happy New Year! I would like to thank all the children, parents and carers for their lovely Christmas gifts and cards. This term we start a new project, 'What has made the Greatest Difference?' - planned learning opportunities can be seen in the project curriculum map link above. This project will focus around the achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunel as a local innovator who has made a big difference.  As well as learning about Brunel, we will have a WOW day in which the children will have various fun construction activities in teams and  a class trip to Bristol to have a Brunel workshop and tour of the SS Great Britain.

Term One & Two: Wonderful Water!

TRY CAVING TRIP 

We had an amazing time caving last Tuesday! It was really interesting and exciting as we explored beneath the ground in the Mendips.  Thank you to Ali who made our experience even better by telling us all about the caves and letting us 'see' what it is really like under the ground with no light!

 

         

Visit the gallery for more photos

TT ROCKSTARS DAY!

What a lot of wonderful rock stars we saw on Wednesday! Year Two really got into the swing of things and enjoyed creating their avatars on TT Rockstars as well as having a go at the 2 and 10 times tables.  Click on the link above to visit and explore the site.

Visit the gallery for more photos

    

     

 

WONDERFUL WATER WOW DAY!

Year Two created some amazing collages during our Wow day! We 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. Our collages show the similarities and differences of these two places in the world.  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! See the photo gallery at the bottom of this page for even more photos.

              

              

 

WELCOME BACK!

Welcome back to school and to Year Two!  We will begin by having an induction week with a whole school focus of 'Take One Picture'.  The children will have one picture from which all of our learning will stem.  We will then get together with the rest of the school at the end of the week to share all of our amazing learning.  After a lovely, relaxing summer, we will be ready to launch ourselves into a fresh new year with lots of exciting learning opportunities!  Following the induction, we will begin our learning project, 'Wonderful Water'.  There is a link to the planned learning opportunities above.

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