Welcome to Class Two's page.
In Year 2, we read all sorts of books and think about how they are all connected. We read Fantastic Mr Fox, Tuesday, Gorilla, Where the Wild Things Are and The Spy who Loved School Dinners among others.
In writing, we focus on learning new skills and applying them to our independent writing each week. We consider how to use conjunctions, adjectives and various punctuation and apply them to writing instructions, letters, diary entries, stories and non-chronological reports. We also learn how to join our handwriting and focus on making sure it's the write size, using capital letters in the right places!
MathsIn Maths, we begin the year by focusing on number and place value - understanding the number system and why we find numbers in certain places. We count in 2s, 5s and 10s which helps for later in the year when we seek to apply our mathematical skills to solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions. We also look at shape, measuring volume and length, telling the time and interpreting mathematical information in bar charts & graphs.
In Science, we investigate which materials are suited for different jobs - considering why some materials are waterproof and some aren't. We identify seasonal changes throughout the year by observing weather patterns and use this to help us identify the best conditions for plants to grow. In the Summer term, we grow sunflowers and investigate what they need to grow by comparing them to plants which aren't given the same sunlight and water.
Other Curriculum Subjects
In History, we learn about The Great Fire of London, The Great Fire of Newcastle & Gateshead, Castles & some famous explorers. Did you know The Great Fire of Newcastle & Gateshead was actually more deadly than The Great Fire of London? Check out the pictures from our trip to see how people in our local area used to live!
In Geography, we learn about where we live, about Africa and about using atlases & maps to understand basic principles which can then be applied throughout Key Stage 2.
PE sees us focus on how to work well in a team, enhancing our basic moves through side-stepping, skipping, galloping, gymnastics, athletics, invasion games and we always attend the Biddick Dance Festival in February!
Here's the first minute or so from the 2020 entry....
We learn all about algorithms in Computing and use spreadsheets to collect information. There are also some fantastic programming resources on Purple Mash which we use such as Air Traffic Control.