Welcome to Year 2!
Year 2 Autumn Term 1: Knowledge Organiser
Year 2's Great Fire of London!
After weeks of learning about the Great Fire of London, the Year 2 children were finally able to burn down their houses that they have spent lots of time working on at home with their families. It was very exciting to see all of the houses go up in flames, starting from the Thomas Farriner's bakery and spreading across London. We had a big discussion when we were back in class about why the fire spread so easily, linking to all of our science learning about materials!
Year 2's Tudor houses!
As part of our Great Fire of London topic this half term, the children were set a homework 'project' to create a Tudor house, much like they would have looked back then. The whole school has been incredibly impressed with the houses that have been brought in. It was obvious that the children and their grown ups had been working so hard at home and it definitely paid off! Please enjoy some photos down below from our homework celebration, where all the children were able to share on post its what they liked about each other's houses.
Year 2's Great Fire of London day
Year 2 have had a brilliant start to this academic year with our immersion day based around our topic 'The Great Fire of London'. We got into mixed groups across the year group and went around 4 different activities - fire making and marshmallow toasting, den building, bread making and painting Great Fire of London paintings! Throughout the day we began to expand our understanding of what exactly happened that night when the Great Fire of London started. The children really enjoyed every element of the day and are looking forward to learning even more over this coming term!
Letting our worries go!
A Million Dreams
What an incredible week for Year Two! The Christmas performance of The Inn-Specters was amazing, with two very professional performances this week. The children were outstanding, singing and acting their hearts out both times. We are very proud of them for learning such a tricky and ambitious play!
Thank you to everyone who came and watched the play, we hope you enjoyed it!
'Bethlehem's full, there's no room at all...'
The children are incredibly busy with Christmas performance rehearsals at the moment. It is coming along nicely and is starting to look like an actual masterpiece in the making! Thank you for helping with learning lines at home and the many songs to sing. The children cannot wait to perform 'The Inn-Spectors' in a few weeks time.
Thank you everyone who attended the wonderful Italian Cafe afternoon last week. It was a wonderful event and the pizza was of a very high standard. The children were enthusiastic and excited to share their learning this term.
Finally, we would like to invite all parents to our Christmas Craft afternoon on Thursday 6th December. It will involve making a wide range of decorations and Christmas themed crafts for the classrooms.
The Year 2's have been very busy over the last two weeks. We have been continuing to work on our addition and subtraction, including some practice with arithmetic style questions. We are also busy practicing how to write reports, looking at the skills and information we will need to use when writing them. We have also found out loads of information about lizards to use in our report! We have been really impressed with the children's focus and effort in all lessons these last few weeks, they have settled into Year 2 incredibly well and are doing really well.
The children are also starting to get excited about the Christmas Production, with auditions being held on Friday! Song lyrics have been handed out today so please make sure they are practicing and learning the lyrics. We are looking forward to an incredibly busy few weeks coming up!
Year 2 Visit Pizza Express
We have had the most amazing day at Pizza Express in Torquay. The children learnt about different Italian foods and how they are used to make a pizza. We started with the dough, added a tomato sauce base and then topped our pizzas with yummy cheese. Once finished and cooked, we went to sit on the Harbour and eat our delicious lunch. The children were superbly behaved and all the adults involved were so proud of them!