Welcome to Year 2's Class Page!
Click here to view the Long Term Overview for the year
Click here to view the Topic web for Autumn Term 2020
Click here to view the Topic web for Spring Term 2021
Click here to view the Topic web for Summer Term 2021
Prompt sheet for the Weekly Skills Check
Click here for Stage 1 Prompt Sheet
Click here for Stage 2 Prompt Sheet
Currently, we are focusing on poetry and we have listened to a variety of poems. We really enjoyed performing a poem together as a class. We hope you enjoy our poetry performance and we are looking forward to creating our own poems! Watch this space!
On Science Day, the whole school were also involved in the 100 Challenge. We raised £252.40 for the NHS, in memory of Sir Captain Tom Moore.
On Wednesday 17th March, the whole school celebrated the annual British Science event. The theme this year was 'Innovating for the Future'. The whole school was challenged to say a big thank you to the NHS by creating an innovation that linked to our Science learning (animals including humans). We explored the career of a health care assistant and explored the importance of washing our hands and even created our own microbe and bath bomb! As you can see from the below pictures, we had a fabulous Science day (Miss Coxon and Mrs Wiggins did too, even though they had to clean up our bath bomb efforts)!
Thank you Mrs McNicholas for teaching us an African song. Once you have heard it, you can't stop singing it!
Stoke City Football Club
We would like to say a big thank you to Stoke City Football Club for providing us with a free replica shirt as part of their City7s supporter scheme. As you can tell from our faces, it was a great surprise and they are all very grateful!
Miss Coxon and Mrs Wiggins were very proud of our positive attitude and effort with our work during the third national lockdown. Most of us worked at home and some of us were in school. We would like to say a big thank you to our parents who have helped us with our work, kept us smiling and safe.
Below you can see some of our comments and work that we produced during remote learning.
"We loved Well-being Wednesdays!" "We still did all of our subjects."
"On zoom it was great to see our friends and teachers!"
"Mrs McNicholas' Art lessons were so much fun!"
"We saw and heard Miss Coxon everyday." "We still had fun!"
In December, we have been very busy making our own calendars and we have even developed our sewing skills when creating our very own Christmas decoration. Do you like them?
Thank you Jake from Bee Active who has helped us to further develop our gymnastic skills on mats, table tops and apparatus. We all made great progress and our confidence and courage blossomed too!
Our last lesson in PE 2020 concluded with us using our Autumn terms throwing and catching skills skills and played glow in the dark dodgeball. It was amazing and our teachers loved that we all had big smiles on our faces!
This term we have been finding out about our local heroes with Mrs McNicholas. One of those heroes is Clarice Cliff. We enjoyed learning lots of facts about her. Clarice Cliff inspired us to create our own plates. Thank you Mrs McNicholas for our fantastic Art and Topic lessons! We can't wait to find out what our topic is next term!
We enjoyed investigating how objects can change shape when you twist, stretch and squash them.
To celebrate Bonfire Night, we worked together to create an expanded noun phrase senses poem. We were introduced to Miss Coxon's editing stations and used the pink pen to improve our writing. We focused on improving our punctuation and choice of vocabulary. We each worked well as a team and had the confidence to perform our poem in front of the rest of the class. Miss Coxon was so impressed with us all!
Forest Schools continued
Autumn Term 1
We began the year by looking at the text 'The Colour Monster'. It was a great text for us to explore colours and feelings in a fun, exciting, gentle and sensitive way.
Click here to listen to the story of 'The Colour Monster'.
In our classroom, we have our own Colour Monster and if we are sad or worried about something we can record our feelings on paper and share it with our Colour Monster who always us feel better.
We enjoyed partitioning a number up to 100 using a variety of concrete apparatus.
We decided to plan our first Collective Worship of the year, on our favourite Old Testament story 'Noah's Ark'. We dedicated our second Collective Worship on Mary, Our Mother. Miss Coxon and Mrs Wiggins were very impressed with our planning, team work skills, knowledge and ideas. We were reverent throughout both of our Collective Worships.
We have really enjoyed our Gymnastics unit with Miss Coxon. We have enjoyed perfecting our shapes and creating a sequence using the apparatus.
We investigated what material would be best for the Gingerbread Man to build a boat so he could cross the river. We were great Scientists as we used our material and property knowledge and excellent enquiry skills. We really enjoyed this lesson because it was practical and we could work with our partner.
Some of us have been attending Forest Schools on a Friday afternoon. Each week we develop an understanding and respect for natural places and we experience nature at first hand throughout fantastic challenges!