Welcome to our class page. We are a Year 2 class eager to share our learning and achievements, so please check our page regularly to explore and celebrate these with us throughout our school year.
As we welcome the New Year, we also welcome new learning. Over the next two terms our theme ‘Time Travellers’ will see us travel back in time to explore our history. First we will be travelling back to Victorian England, inspired by David Walliams’ newest text ‘The Ice Monster’. I wonder what we’ll discover on our learning journey…
Our journey so far…
We entered our classroom, that transformed into the Natural History Museum, to discover something hidden in the depths of frozen ice! We observed the ice melt away, to discover a woolly mammoth! We had a lot of questions about our creature, so decided to take on the role as researcher seeking answers. From our research we wrote non-chronological reports about the woolly mammoth species. Upon discovering this extinct animal came from the Arctic, we learnt about this habitat in our Science learning. Did you know, the Arctic is so incredibly cold because it’s the furthest away from the Earth’s equator?
Recently in Maths we have been learning all about the value of money. We spent time identifying coins and notes, discussing how much they are worth. We ordered them from the smallest to the largest value. We then used our knowledge of addition to support us in combining amounts. As well as using subtraction to support finding change given from an amount. To celebrate our learning and to put our skills into practice, we took a trip to the local shop to purchase items ourselves. The children were able to identify how much their item costs, assess whether they had enough money, along with the challenge of working out if any change would need to be given. The children were beautifully behaved and very polite during our outing, I was very proud of their learning and most importantly of them. Well done Owls!
Each day we will have dedicated time to develop key skills within our curriculum, from taught to applied sessions. These will include guided reading and comprehension, handwriting, maths mastery and times tables. These sessions will allow us to deepen our knowledge and understanding of these key skills, ready to apply these to our wider learning.
Year 2 – End of Key Stage 1
Year 2 is a pivotal year in Primary School, an end of Key Stage 1 whilst ensuring we are prepared for Key Stage 2. This therefore means Key Stage 1 SATs. This year we are lucky to have a dedicated Year 2 class, which allows us to readily prepare for such events. We do not want the Key Stage 1 SATs to be a means of ‘stress’ and a time of worry. We approach these as ‘special quizzes’ for the children, a time for them to showcase and celebrate what they have learnt and what they know. Please see the attached document to explore the end of Key Stage 1 targets. These targets are what the children are assessed against throughout the year.