Welcome to the Year 2 Class Page
Miss Campbell is the class teacher.
Mrs Robertson is the Learning Support Assistant in the class.
This page will keep you well informed of what Year 2 are learning each term as well as important pieces of information.
What have we been learning?
This term, our topic is 'The Gruffalo's Tea Party'. The outcome of this topic will be inviting parents to our own healthy living tea party!
My English group are learning about how to write a non-chronological report. They have become dragon experts, exploring artefacts and examining photographs, and are currently doing an in-depth study of the elusive Colchester Frost Dragon! Eventually they will be writing their own informative report about a dragon of their choice.
In other areas of the curriculum, we have used 'The Gruffalo' book and the animation to explore language and have learned how to describe things for a reader using expanded noun phrases. GPS, comprehension and handwriting activities are also completed on a weekly basis.
This term, we will be mastering our multiplication and division skills, and linking this to finding fractions of quantities.
We will be very busy this term studying life cycles, minibeasts and microhabitats and healthy living. We are extremely excited about our educational visit to Highwoods Country Park later this month, where we will be hunting for minibeasts, den building and pond dipping!
We began our Design Technology unit of work by exploring moving picture books and have learned how to create moving mechanisms such as sliders, levers and wheels, which can be added into storybooks to make them more exciting and interactive. The children are now in the process of designing a moving picture of a scene from The Gruffalo, incorporating one or two of these mechanisms, which they will make and share with some children in Early Years. They have already made frog life cycle wheels, which are on display in the school!
Children are encouraged to read at least 3 times a week. They also receive weekly spellings to learn and 'Mathletics' homework is also set on a weekly basis. In addition to this, children also receive optional enrichment activities which support current learning in the classroom.
10 – 15 minutes each day
Spelling Practice – spellings are given out every 4 weeks. A weekly spelling test will take place every Friday. At the end of each