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On here you will find everything you should need to know about Year 2 and we will also keep you updated on our learning and fun by posting photos of our work and activities throughout the year. 

 

Should you have any questions, you can contact us by email and we will do our very best to help:

 

Mrs Cross (Teacher in class Tues-Fri) 

Jacqui.cross@racemeadow.org 

Mrs Everitt (Deputy Head & Teacher in class Mon)

Nikki.everitt@racemeadow.org 

 

Our Learning Support Assistants are:

Mrs Elsmore & Mrs Skilleter 

 

 

By the end of Year 2 we aim to learn how to read and spell these words.

Our first mini-mission is 

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On Immersion Day we had lots of fun finger painting, making puppets, colouring, reading and role-playing!

In Science, we have been learning about animals and their habitats. We set up an investigation to find out which microhabitat woodlice prefer. First we had to go and find some and then we created 4 small habitats - dry and dark, dry and light, damp and dark, damp and light. We put the woodlice inside and left them for a day. After, we looked to see how many woodlice were in each microhabitat. We discovered that woodlice prefer a dark and damp habitat as most of them were beneath the damp soil and leaves.

We have also been learning about food chains. We worked in groups to create as many food chains as we could.

In ART, we have been learning how to create different shades of blue by adding white paint to make the blue lighter. We used this to paint an ocean background and then we used different collage techniques to create a character from the rainbow fish. We scrunched, overlapped, crimped, twisted and coiled to create different effects.

In English, we have been learning and performing poems. We have learned that using actions can make poems easier to learn and more fun to perform! 

In RE we have learned how we are valuable and unique by learning a sing called 'You are a Star' .

Some of us were proper rock stars! laugh

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Our Autumn 2 mini-mission is Time Travellers. To begin with, we will be historians,  learning about and drawing comparisons between two significant pioneers from the past - Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus. We will use a range of sources to identify similarities and differences.  

Next, we will be scientists and look at the uses of everyday materials, their suitability and how they can be changed. 

Finally, we will be designers, and research, design and make a space shuttle using given design criteria. 

On immersion day, we found an amazing time capsule from 1969, buried outside on the field. When we opened it, their was a selection of photographs, dates and clues about Neil Armstrong and his mission in Apollo 11. We watched a video of the first moon landing and even made our own astronaut.

In History, we have been using different sources to research the life of Neil Armstrong. We used iPads, videos, books and leaflets to find different facts then made a list ready to use later. 

We learnt to order significant historical events and placed them on a human timeline.

Our Spring 1 Mini-Mission is Around the World with Paddington.

 

In English, we will be writing postcards to Aunt Lucy, telling her about the London Landmarks Paddington has visited. We will also be writing factfiles about London Landmarks and finally we will write our own new stories about Paddington visiting Buckingham Palace. 

in Geography, we will compare Peru with London, looking at their climates, physical and human features and then we will use compass directions to help Paddington find his way around London.

in Art, we will be learning about the sculptor Henry Moore and then sketching and creating our own sculptures of Peruvian mountains, in clay. 

Our science will focus on properties of materials and we will carry out an investigation to find suitable materials to make a new waterproof coat for Paddington. 

ART - Sculpture

 

We are so proud of our mountain sculptures! 

 

We pinched, smoothed, pulled, carved, scraped and cut our clay to sculpt our mountains. We thought about the size, shape and texture when sketching and sculpting.

What do you think? 😃

In maths we have been learning to halve and double. We had fun using resources to help. 

In PSHE we have  been learning about being healthy and discussing the importance of being active and resting.

 

We did a 5 minute Joe Wicks HIIT session and then talked about how it made us feel.

We then rested by doing a Zen Den yoga activity. 

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