Year 2

Miss Foster (Teacher) / Mrs Telford (SEN)
YEAR 2

Welcome

In Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) we build upon and respect the very good start the children receive in the EYFS. We aim to create and provide a safe, secure, motivational and thought-provoking environment that encourages children to become curious and independent learners.

There is a balance between adult directed, child led and independent activities; which incorporates creativity and investigative learning with a solid foundation in more formal methods.

This approach allows for a smooth transition for the children from the Early Years Foundation Stage and encourages the development of self-esteem, independence and mutual respect.

 

KS1 explore the UK!

This week in our topic lesson Year 1 and Year 2 partnered up to explore the 4 countries of the United Kingdom. The children came up with some fantastic ideas; from highland dancing to creating a model of the houses of parliament. A great afternoon had by...

Creative Creation Story

In year 2 we have been learning about the Jewish creation story. We found out what Jews believe God created on each day and then we got creative ourselves - using dough to make representations of each day. Day 1 Light Day 2 The Sky Day 3 Land, water, plants and trees...

Rainbow Crayons – Year 2

We’ve been reading The Day the Crayons Quit and we came up with the perfect way of making Duncan’s crayons feel special again… Turn them into rainbow crayons! We snapped up and melted down our old, unused crayons and transformed them into something new and...

Stocking Making – Year 2

Just in time for Christmas, Year 2 designed, chose fabric, cut out a pattern and sewed and decorated their very own stockings! It was a lot of hard work it was definitely worth it, they’re fantastic!  

Everybody Loves a Sprout! – Year 2

In English we’ve been watching the Video ‘Everybody Loves a sprout!’ and to find out what makes the perfect sprout, we tried out some different types! We had a lot of fun and everybody found at least one type that they enjoyed! We then wrote an explanation to describe...

It’s party time!

This afternoon everyone put their best party clothes on for the Key Stage 1 Christmas party. There were dickie bows, glittery dresses and a lot of hair gel! The children enjoyed playing party games, eating a buffet and even had a special visit from Father Christmas...

Gibside – Year 2

Year 1 and 2 went to Gibside estate to help Mrs Claus. We had to find the sacks of magic reindeer food that were hidden around the estate so the reindeer would be able to fly on Christmas Eve. Inside each sack was also a card with a song to sing, information about the...

Investigating Habitats – Year 2

To find out which habitats animals prefer, we collected some woodlice from the school grounds and brought them into the classroom. We made 4 different types of environments and left them to see where they would prefer to live. We all made a prediction and then found...

Noisy Nativity!

Thank you to everybody that came to support Years 1 and 2 today. The children have worked very hard learning their lines and the songs for the nativity. I know you will all join me in saying 'Well done!' to the children. I would also like to say thank you to everybody...

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