Class Blog for Year 2

 

Meet the team! 

Here is the current Year Two team!

In 2W we have: Miss Beckett as the class teacher and Mrs Keat as class teaching assistant.

In 2B we have: Mrs Keat as the class teacher and Mrs Giles as class teaching assistant. 

 


 

Welcome to our Year Two page! 

Thank you for taking the time to come and look at the exciting learning that takes place in Year Two. We will be updating this blog weekly, so scroll down for weekly information. Please read this blog to find some interesting information about life in Year Two. We will keep this page updated regularly with blogs, pictures and information.

 

The Team

Our Year Two Team consists of Miss Beckett and Mrs Keat in 2W and Mrs Keat, Mrs Giles in 2B, and of course, our fantastic learners! We are also delighted to announce that we will have student teacher Mrs Mullen joining us to complete her teacher training.

 

Learning in Year Two

 

We understand that the transition from Year one to Year Two can seem a little daunting, especially with the circumstances of the previous academic year. However, the Year Two team have been in close correspondence with the previous Year One team to ensure a smooth transition. This has included a detailed transition meeting between previous teachers and new teachers detailing where the children currently are in their learning and what their next steps are, along with friendship groups, likes, dislikes and interests. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to spend some time with the children one afternoon before breaking for the summer and we can’t wait to see them again!

 

In September, you will have access to the Year Two timetable where you will be able to see your child’s daily routine and the areas of the curriculum covered. We will also update the blog weekly, where we will share what we have been up to, along with photos of our learning process.

 In line with our school values, we promote the use of the following learning skills; Find out Flamingo (curiosity), Keep going Koala (determination), Ideas Iguana (creativity), Have a go Hippo (enthusiasm) and Team Work Turtle (responsibility). Please feel free to talk to your children about these skills and how we use them in school.

 

Autumn Term

 

Writing: In writing we will be kicking off the year with the wonderful traditional tale of the Three Little Pigs. During this term we focus on sentence structures with full stops, capital letters, finger spaces, adjectives and a developing knowledge of punctuation such as commas, exclamation marks etc. We start to develop pace and stamina to write at length as well as developing the use of joined handwriting.  

Maths: We start our mathematical journey with Place value and numbers to 100. We then start to explore addition and subtraction within 100 using resources, pictures and a formal written method.  
*Super Challenge* - With our helpful friend ‘Percy Parker’ we Begin to learn the 2s, 5s and 10 times tables.  

Reading: Each day we will have guided reading/ whole class reading session. However, this is not always recorded as it can take time away from discussions about books with the children. Each day the children will complete 1:2:1 reading as well as daily phonics and SPAG (Spelling and Grammar) lessons. In Year Two we also have other opportunities in reading which include: Applied reading, paired reading, e-books, library sessions, audio books and shared reading with other year groups. 

 

Morning Routines

Each morning, we ask that the children are dropped off at the same green gate as last year (next to the Reception classrooms) at 8:25am. The children will then independently enter their classroom to organise their belongings and get ready for an exciting day of learning. This time of day is a busy time for teachers so we ask that any messages are passed on via the teacher on duty who will then pass the information on to the class teacher. If you have any further concerns or questions then an appointment can be made via the office.

 

End of day routines

At the end of the day, please come outside your child’s classroom at 2:40 so that we can dismiss your child to you and pass over any messages about the day. If you are ever unable to collect your child, please either phone the office or pass it on to the teacher on the gate in the morning. We will not send any child home with anyone different unless we have had a message to do so.

 

Things to bring to school

Full school uniform, a waterproof coat, book bag with reading record and book, water bottle. In the summer months, please bring a hat and sun-cream. Please ensure that every item is clearly named.

 

PE Kit

Rather than keeping PE kits in school this term, please send your child in to school in their PE kit every Tuesday. They will then stay in their PE kit throughout the day.

White T Shirt or polo shirt or School PE Shirt/Black or very dark coloured plain shorts (with the option of leggings underneath or jogging bottoms on the top)/White Sports Socks/Trainers or Plimsolls/Either a school jumper, a very dark plain jumper (no hood) or the branded WPA PE Training Top.

Snacks

Free fruit will continue to be provided in Year Two. However, if your child would like to bring their own fruit then they are more than welcome to. In order to promote healthy eating, we do ask that children only bring fruit to school.

 

Lunchtimes

The children will continue to receive a free school lunch each day. The menu will continue to be on the school website so please have a conversation with your child each morning about what they would like to have. Alternatively, your child is welcome to bring their own packed lunch. 


Home Learning (Homework)

At Wadebridge Primary, we believe that home learning is an important aspect of a child’s education. We believe that it encourages children to realise that learning can take place outside of the classroom as well as in school. Home learning allows parents, carers and the school to work in partnership for the benefit of the children. The home learning tasks give opportunities for children to practise and apply the skills learnt in school. We do understand that children are busy bees at school and are often tired when they get home.

 

Reading: Regular reading (3X weekly) recorded within your child’s reading record. Children will be given a Golden Ticket if their reading log is signed three times (or more) in one week.

Spelling Books: Your child will be given a little red book, inside will be the week’s spelling for them to practice at home ready for the weekly spelling test on a Friday. To accompany the weekly list, will be a story, where the children can spot and apply the spelling rule learnt that week. Please consider this as one of your 3 reads!

Additional home learning: Your child’s class teacher will let you know about the additional home learning tasks that may be set for Year Two.

Optional home learning: We encourage the children to bring in any resources or projects linked to their current topic. For example, they may wish to go to the library to borrow books, paint a picture or build a model. The children can then share their learning with their classmates and display it with our topic display.

 

We know that the children often get up to some amazing things out of school too. If you have visited somewhere interesting or achieved an award (swimming, karate etc.) then please let us know! We love to celebrate all types of learning and achievements.

 

We look forward to letting you know more about Year Two soon and sharing pictures and learning with you.

 

If you have any questions, please do feel free to email us at sbeckett@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk  or janetkeat@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk  

Miss Beckett & Mrs Keat (The Year Two Team) 

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Getting in our 5 a day! 

English 

This week in English the children have been learning all about the ‘ed’ suffix – This tied in nicely to our spelling rule this week! “We swap the y for an i and add ‘ed’!” – The children converted words into past and present tense. They have then spent two days writing diary entries from the Little Old Lady's perspective. This has given them the opportunity to apply the skill of adding the ‘ed’ ending. We are so incredibly proud of the language that has been carefully selected and we definitely have some budding authors.

WATCH OUT for Mrs Giles' talk of walkED and talkED!

 

Maths 

In Maths we have continued with our Maths learning journey of addition. The children have been learning how to add two 2-digit numbers using concrete, pictorial and abstract methods. The children have been using a range of strategies to answer problem solving questions as we bring this learning journey to a close. Next step – SUBTRACTION.

*Please do continue to practice number bonds and those foundational skills of putting a number in your head and counting on. It is having such a positive impact already J

 

Topic 

This week, we have celebrated the end of what has been a wonderful topic. For our WOW day the children came dressed as someone who they felt looked after them. It was so lovely to see their faces beaming when they explained to their learning buddies; who they were and why. We started the morning by making some fruit skewers – The children cut and prepared these themselves and were able to enjoy them at snack time. The children then created their own Emergency Services themed board game; they had to consider the rules, the style, the title and any other interesting components to bring the game to life. They then swapped with their learning buddies and had a go at playing. To finish our WOW day we then experimented with hot and cold colours to represent water and fire. The children used their mixing skills to create different colours and tones. Over all, it was a fantastic day and we hope that your children enjoyed it as much as we did!

 

RE

In RE we have had an exciting lesson, learning all about Chanukah. The children created freeze frames based on the story of Chanukah, which then went inside our class book. The emotions and stories that were captured within were incredible and it really brought the overarching story to life.  

 

Other News 

Next term, we will have WILD TRIBE every Friday. You will receive a letter before half term which will provide you with all the information you will need. However we want to reiterate that whatever the weather we will be going outside so please ensure that each child has a spare change of clothes in case they get wetJ.

 


Run, run as fast as you can! 

Run, run as fast as you can!

English
This week, Year 2 have been learning a new story and if you hadn't guessed it yet - it's The Gingerbread Man!
We started the week by reading the story and then we really enjoyed our role play activity to act out the story.  If you look at our photos really carefully then you might be able to guess which actions stand for the gingerbread man as he runs down the lane. You might also be able to see the chasing characters shout, 'STOP!'

Topic
In our topic learning this week, we have read all about the amazing work that Marie Curie did to help us.  Lots of us realised that we have directly benefited from her work, especially if we have broken a bone and needed an X-ray!  

Important reminder!
We are looking forward to our topic 'WOW - day' next week.  Remember:  Come into school on Thursday 21st October dressed as someone who looks after us.  It could be a nurse, doctor, firefighter, parent, carer.  We can't wait to see what you have thought of.

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Look at our WOW Writing – We are so pleased with the children's progress in writing. You can tell that the boys are back in town with their fantastic presentation. They have each taken such care and improved incredibly since Year One. Check out their match it or better it pieces!


James – Summer Term 2 Year 1 / Autumn Term Year 2

Joseph – Summer Term 2 Year 1 / Autumn Term Year 2

Frank – Summer Term 2 Year 1 / Autumn Term Year 2

Matthew - Summer Term 2 Year 1 / Autumn Term Year 2 

 


Run, run as fast as you can! 

Spreading kindness not germs! 


English 

This week in English the children have started writing their own versions of the traditional tale The Three Little pigs. The children have been using their year two toolkits to make sure that they are filling their stories with those important Year Two skills. The vocabulary and ideas have been incredible and we are so proud. A special mention goes to James in 2B – His improvement with his handwriting in amazing and it has set a very high bar for his learning buddies! Watch this space for our WOW progress!

 

Maths 

In Maths we have continued with our Maths learning journey of additions. The children have been learning how to add multiples of 10, showing 10 more and 10 less and have even begun to add a 2 digit number to a 1 digit number. The children have called upon their number bonds to support and have been showing their understanding using a number line.

 

Topic 

This week in topic we learnt all about exercise and how it is important to keep our bodies healthy. We created a class pictogram that recorded our favourite exercises and then the children went off on their own to collect their own data and display it on a graph. On Thursday we completed a hygiene experiment with glitter – We talked about how easy germs can spread by showing the glitter transporting onto different objects. The children were fantastic scientists and showed their experiment using images and making predictions.

 

RE

In RE we have been learning all about Jewish artefacts. Today the children learnt all about the Challah Cover and what it is used for. The children then had a go at designing their own Challah Covers – Some children even talk on the challenge of drawing some Hebrew Writing!

 

Other News 

Our WOW day will be on Thursday 21st October 2021 – Children will need to dress up as someone that looks after them. It could be a Teacher, Family Member, Emergency Services, Doctor ect. Or even a pioneer of the past e.g David Attenborough.


Have a lovely weekend,  

The Year Two Team

 


 

This week has a 'Pizza' our hearts!


English 

This week in English we started to looking at different versions of the Three Little Pigs – We used the front cover of a story written from the wolfs perspective and made inferences on what we thought the text would be about. We then read the story as a class and compared it with the traditional tale. We wrote our findings in a Venn diagram! To finish the week we then planned and story mapped our own class versions of the traditional tale. 2W have changed the story to ‘The Three Fluffy Bunnies’ and 2B ‘The Three Little Monkeys’ – We can’t wait for you to read the stories once they are written and finished.

 

Maths 

In Maths we have started our new Learning Journey of addition. So far the children have learnt their number bonds to 10, 20 and 100! They have compared number sentences and explained their understanding using mathematical language e.g. 2+5 = 7 so…. 20+50=70. The children are becoming much more fluent with their numbers but please do continue to rehearse at home. See if the children can beat you in a number bonds game.

 

Topic 

We have had a very exciting two sessions of topic. The children have been looking closely at the different food groups and the importance of having a balanced diet and therefore decided to create their own healthy snack. On Wednesday they designed their own ‘healthy’ pizzas, drawing fantastic designs, choosing their ingredients and labelling them carefully. On Thursday we then had a go at making them and kindly, Mrs Keat in 2W cooked them all. The children thoroughly enjoyed the process and the Pizzas were delicious. Well done Year Two!  


RE

In RE we have been learning all about Jewish artefacts. Today the children learnt all about the Mezuzah. They then coloured in their own and decorated it with beautiful words – They stated something they were thankful for and something they would like to be reminded of each day.

 

Other News 

For those that have not been in school, please find this week’s home learning attached.

Have a lovely weekend,  

The Year Two Team

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News just in!

Hello everyone, I am Mrs Mullen and I will be in 2W completing my Teacher Training. I will be working alongside Miss Beckett to teach across the academic year. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first two weeks at WPA, the children have been incredibly welcoming and friendly. I look forward to getting to know them all better and I am really excited for this year! 

 


 

Healthy bodies and Healthy minds! 

English 

This week in English we started and finished our first piece of writing at length! The children have all been ‘Have a go Hippos’ and have written the story of the Three Little Pigs. The stories are wonderful and are jam packed with those amazing Year Two skills. All the children have had a go at adding interesting vocabulary, using ‘ed’ endings and even had a go at finding other words for ‘said’. Well done Year Two!!

 

Maths 

In Maths the children have nearly come to the end of their place value journey. We have been looking carefully at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and even 3s! The children have used a range of strategies to help them complete problem solving questions. We then ended the week with a consolidation lesson to iron out any misconceptions – The children were ‘Team work Turtles’ helping each other along the way. We are amazed by their super maths skills and just encourage that rehearsal of the 2s, 5s and 10s whilst at home to support fluency.

 

Topic 

This week, for topic we have moved along in our learning journey and have now started looking at how to keep our bodies healthy! The children have learnt all about the different food groups and the foods that they can find them in. They have also had the opportunity to design their own healthy, balanced diet meals in preparation for next week when we design and make a healthy snack! Please do ask the children about their learning; they have some brilliant facts to share with you…

 

PE

In PE this week, the children have been practicing their ball skills. They learnt how to confidently throw and catch a ball in partners. We then ended the session with a traditional game of Piggy in the middle. It’s safe to say that Mrs Keat and I were often the Piggy in the middle!

 

Other News 

Watch this space for our WOW day dates J  


Have a lovely weekend,  

The Year Two Team!  

 


 

What a fantastic week in Year Two! 

Wow, we would first like to say well done to everyone in Year Two. You have been absolute superstars over the past two weeks and it has been so wonderful to see you settle in so well. We cannot wait to continue the rest of the year with you.  

Let’s reflect on our first two weeks in Year Two…  

English 

Over the past two week we have started our Learning Journey with a bang! The children have begun to learn the story of the ‘Three Little Pigs’. They have used oral rehearsal, actions, role play and story maps to help embody the sequence of the story. It was so lovely to see all the children dressed in costumes and being such ‘Have a go Hippos’ – They brought the story to life! In English we have also been practicing a range of grammatical skills such as; list sentences, sentence types !?, and using adjectives to describe. These skills culminated in a Missing Poster of the sneaky wolf, which we hope to display around the school. 

Maths 

In Maths the children have begun to look at Place Value. They have been ‘Find out Flamingos’ to learn all about tens and ones. They have investigated a range of ways to make, draw and write numbers to 100. We are now starting to look at comparing numbers using more than and less than! WATCH this space for our learning!  

Topic 

Who is responsible for looking after us? This is the questions that we will be investigating this term. So far, the children have started to explore the human body; learning all about the different organs and their functions. They were fantastic ‘Team work Turtles’ and worked together to create a whole class Human Body with detailed labels of each organs function. We then started to look at the skeleton, where the children created some skeleton art and labelled each of the bones. To finish off the two weeks the children then completed an experiment using their senses. They had to place their hands inside a feely box and guess different objects. They made predictions before revealing the actual objects and discussing which sense they felt they used the most. It was sooo much fun!  

RE 

This term in RE we will be learning about the religion Judaism. The children will learn about the founders, artefacts, special celebrations and many more. Watch this space for some exciting learning!  

Other News 

PE Days will now be on a Tuesday – This is a two hour extended session.  

 

Have a lovely weekend,  

The Year Two Team!  

 


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