Year 2 Recent News
Upcoming Dates & Events for Year 2
Welcome to Year 2
Summer Term 2017
Follow us, follow us Into The Woods… (please follow this link https://youtu.be/w-f3tinZJ6U) this half term where we will be developing our science skills, exploring the world and going nose-to-nose with wolves!
That’s right, big, mean, scary, WOLVES!
First we will be looking at our local environment to see what wildlife is hiding away amongst the different types of trees. Where do they all fit in the food chain? Who is predator and who is prey? More importantly – what is a tree?
Check out these games to test your knowledge so far…
BBC – Schools Science Clips – Growing plants
If you go down to the woods today, why not…
- see how many indigenous trees you can name and identify by looking at their leaves, bark patterns seeds or flowers.
- talk about the sorts of animals that make woods and forests their habitats and why they live there…
- see if you can find signs of Summer then make a collection of beautiful natural objects.
There are some great stories out there about wolves – have you read…
Click for treats!
We’ll be measuring length, weight and capacity using standard units of measurement.
Remember you can always have fun with maths at this site (check out the Kilmorie website for even more ideas):
Please click on the link below to access The Bug Club website.
This is the online reading scheme which allows your child access to hundreds of books at the click of a button. Your child can read them with you or when older & more confident, independently. Each book contains comprehension questions to boost reading skills. Points collected for completing the questions correctly can be used to play games. All of the books can be read to your child by the computer too.
Logins & passwords are held by your child’s teacher and have been sent home in a letter. Please encourage your child to access the website as often as possible.
If you have any problems with access at home, there is a trouble shooting guide held by Jennie on the school Reception desk.BUG CLUB
Spring Term 2017
The intrepid explorers of Year 2 are being immersed in the Southern Ocean. Battling giant waves as they cross from the English Channel to the Weddell Sea! Fending off killer whales and leopard seals, they’ll sail onwards towards the freezing desert of ANTARCTICA!
We are learning about the geography of Antarctica, all about the wildlife – particularly the different types of penguins.
We begin our Antarctic topic by learning about a man called Tom Crean, who first sailed to the Antarctic with Scott before joining Shackleton’s crew. Through him and a book called Tom Crean’s Rabbit, we learn all about life on the ocean waves and what it must have felt like to be at sea in a wooden ship for months on end. We learn lots of nautical vocabulary and how to write an informal letter in reply to one we receive from Tom’s brother.
In DT we will be making our very own Protective Penguin Egg Transporter! We’ll have to work out which materials will best insulate and protect it, then design and make our own with certain criteria, such as a lid that fastens.
In Science we will be learning about insulating materials, waterproof materials and materials that can protect the penguin eggs from the elements.
James Caird and Cutty Sark
We will be visiting the James Caird in Dulwich College and the Cutty Sark / Maritime Museum in Greenwich to explore the ship and immerse ourselves in a seafarer’s life.
Autumn Term 2016
We are roaring and ready to go cuckoo about Kenya as we find out all about Lila and her village in the east of Africa.
Using the story Lila and the Secret of Rain, we will find out about and compare the weather and climate of Kenya and our local area, as well as the wildlife found on the plains and deserts of this huge continent.
We will write our own versions of Lila, and, as ever, be working really hard on our handwriting, presentation and grammar.
We will be learning about Yinka Shonibare and his amazing design skills as we create our own African repeated patterns and use these to make our own t-shirts.
So sing along with Che Che Kulay and Jambo Bwana with us!
Che Che Kulay
Click here to read about the story and the author of Lila and the Secret of Rain Lila and the Secret of Rain
Remember to keep practicing those spellings – can you improve your skills week to week. If your spellings are great, how about using a dictionary or thesaurus to find out new or alternative words?