Year 2

Welcome to our Year 2 page!
Year 2 are continuing to work very hard in all their learning. We are making sure we are getting ready for our SATs but having a lot of fun along the way!
So far we have learnt about ourselves and our country, the Great Fire of London and how we can use materials and which are suitable for certain job.
We have and exciting Summer term ahead where we will be learning about 'Our World'. This will focus on our environment, plant life, habitats of different creatures as well as all the heroes in the world.
Click here to find our homework for this term and maths links for homework
In Year Two, we work hard in order to improve our skills.
We will soon be leaving Key Stage 1 and starting our time in Key Stage two, so we are very busy getting ready for the transition.  
We enjoy our work and try to achieve the highest standards in our presentation.
Money learning
The children were learning to make amounts using different coins.
Our World
Summer 1
This term the children will be learning about Our World. We will look at how plants grow and what they need to grow strong and healthy. We will plant our own seeds observe what happens over time.
In Art, we will be looking some Andy Goldsworthy Natural Art and create our own natural collages in his style.
Wembury Rockpooling Trip
In English this term we have found out about a old hero of our country Sir Francis Drake. We used the internet to find facts out about him and create a fact file game creating questions and answers. We then used this to create our own games about Superheroes who we also researched using books and the internet.
We then took our games and shared them with Year 3 and Mr Bagshaw.
Butterfly release
Spring 2
In this topic the children are learning about everyday use of materials and their properties.
In Science this term, we have been learning about materials. We started by going on a materials hunt around the school to see what we could find. We have looked at what materials different objects are made from and whether or not they can be recycled. Also,  we learnt about the properties of different materials and learnt some new words to describe these. 
As a final task we designed and made boats to see whether or not they would float focusing on what properties they would need to float.
The Great Fire of London
Spring 1
Our first topic of 2017 is the Great Fire of London 1666. 
Today the children were treated to a reenactment of the Great Fire of London and how it happened. All the necessary precautions were taken for safety and some were more excited than other. But all in all a successful fire.
The children were very lucky today. Ian, the school's cook, helped to show us what it would have been like to be Thomas Farrinor (the baker in the 17th century) and how he would have made the bread before the Great Fire of London.
The Great Fire swept through the central parts of the city of London from Sunday, 2 September to Wednesday, 5 September 1666.
We will be learning about what caused the fire,  what happened to the people who lived in the city and how the fire was finally put out.