Welcome to our new 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.
Our topic learning has been rebranded alongside our class names, celebrating a new start to the academic year. Our wider learning will be based around the theme of ‘food’ for our next two terms, allowing us to explore our curriculum in a creative and delicious way.
We have been learning about food that is grown locally to us in Kent. As Kent is famous for it’s production of fruit, we couldn’t resist a taste test. We tasted a variety of apples, from Gala to Cox’s and recorded our results. As you’ll see from some facial expressions, some apples were rather sour. But we enjoyed the activity nonetheless.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
To celebrate our wider learning theme of ‘food’, we have been reading Roald Dahl’s story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We have used the story to inspire our learning. We have written our own poems, including acrostic poems and riddles to solve. We have been focusing on descriptive language in order to describe our setting – Wonka’s factory. Some of us created models of Wonka’s factory for our home learning task and these have been proudly displayed in our classroom. Take a look for yourself…
It seems the Oompa Loompa’s paid our class a visit, as we were stunned to find that our classroom had been transformed into Wonka’s Inventing Room! We stumbled across giant sweets, Wonka bars and a delicious chocolate river flowing through our classroom. Not forgetting poor Augustus Gloop stuck up the pipes. We became inventors ourselves as we created our own lickable wallpaper. Our families came in to visit us, to share and celebrate our learning for our Books and Biscuits afternoon – joining us with our inventions. We are looking forward to continuing our story after half term, to see what learning journey the book will take us on next.
We were extremely lucky to have visited Kench Hill this term, a wonderful opportunity to celebrate outdoor learning. We explored their grounds, packed fairy suitcases, made our own magical potions and tasted food grown in their gardens. We had to decide whether it was a ‘terrible taste’ or a ‘tasty treat’. We listened to a story around the fire and were able to make our own toffee apples – a delicious treat for us. We enjoyed our trip so much that we wrote our own letters to thank Kench Hill for having us. We look forward to joining them again in the future for more exciting outdoor learning.
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.