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Welcome to Year 2 

from

Miss Spowart and Miss Roache

The topics we cover this year are:

India

Land Ahoy!

The Great Fire of London

 

Look below to see some of things we have been up to!

Our email address is: year2@kingsleyschool.org.uk.

This is checked regularly however, if you need to speak to a member of staff as a matter of urgency, please either speak to a member of the leadership team on the gate on a morning or ring the school office.

Here are our curriculum jigsaws for 2022-2023.

If you require any additional information regarding our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or a member of the Leadership Team.

Our spellings

These are your spellings for this week. Look for the group you are in and practise those spellings. 

Spelling test is on Friday 3rd February.

Spring Term 2023

Year 2 have had lots of fun taking part in Times Tables Rockstars Day. We practised our times tables, dressed up as rockstars and had lots of fun at the disco! Keep practising your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars!

As part of Local History Week, Year 2 have been learning all about the HMS Trincomalee. Take a look at some of the brilliant work we have completed!

In Science we have been learning all about what animals and humans need to survive. Take a look at some of our fantastic work below!

Autumn Term 2022

In Computing we have been using the new laptops. We practised logging on and using algorithms. We used Purple Mash to follow simple coding programmes.

Take a look at some of our brilliant Science work!

We have enjoyed taking part in Children In Need. Take a look at some of the activities we took part in!

In Literacy we have been learning all about traditional tales. We have worked together, discussed the features of traditional tales and have also read some traditional tales. It was lots of fun!

To show our recognition of anti-bullying week, we came to school wearing odd socks. Take a look at some of our odd sock pictures below.

Look at some of the fantastic work we have created as part of anti-bullying week!

We have learnt about Remembrance Day and for Remembrance Day we have made some fantastic poppy pictures. Take a look at our amazing poppy pictures below!

As part of our D.T we tried a variety of fruit. We were so excited to try the fruit and had lots of fun describing the fruits we tried!

We discussed how to stay safe on Bonfire Night and created some fantastic Bonfire Night pictures. Take a look at some of our brilliant work!

In Year 2 we have really enjoyed designing and making our own diva lamps in R.E! Take a look at our amazing diva lamps below!

We have enjoyed learning about the features of non-fiction text in Literacy. We looked through a selection of non-fiction texts and discussed the features we found.

In Year 2 we have been practising our throwing and catching skills in P.E. We have had lots of fun practising throwing overarm and underarm.

In Maths we have been learning about tens and ones and how to add tens and ones. We have worked very hard using the dienes resources to show the value of two digit numbers. In Year 2 we have also used bundles of straws to show the value of tens numbers.

We have been using tens frames to play games and learn our addition fluency facts.

We have been learning about habitats in science and went onto our school field to make our own microhabitat.

Here is some work completed in 2021-2022.

Year 2 have had a fantastic day on their school trip to the Historic Quay. Take a look at some of the brilliant things we got up to!

In Year 2 we have really enjoyed learning all about mental health during mental health week. Take a look at some of the fantastic activities brilliant work we have completed!

We had a fantastic sports day and had fun trying all of the brilliant games. Take a look at us trying our best on sports day!

Year 2 Platinum Jubilee display, which displays some of our brilliant work created this week. The children in Year 2 worked very hard to create the collage of Queen Elizabeth II's head for our display.

Take a look at some of the fantastic work Year 2 has created when learning all about Queen Elizabeth II and the Platinum Jubilee!

In Year 2 we have had so much fun celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. To celebrate, we decorated cakes, sang the National Anthem, played games, had a picnic and learned all about Queen Elizabeth II! Take a look at some of the fantastic things we have been up to to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee!

Take a look at some of our fantastic work, all about plants!

The children in Year 2 have had lots of fun, planting and watching their own sunflowers grow! Miss Roache and Miss Spowart are proud of how well the children in Year 2 have taken care of their sunflower plants!

We planted cress seeds and completed an experiment to see which of our cress seeds would grow the best. We were very excited about this. We found out that the cress seeds given water and sunlight grew the best!

We have worked very hard in learning lots of new skills in P.E, including working as a team!

We have had a great day taking part in Red Nose Day!

Take a look at some of our brilliant D.T work, showing the structures that we saw around school and the materials the structures were made from.

Year 2 have been learning all about structures in D.T and have been on a walk around school to see what structures they could find. We looked closely at what materials the structures were made out of.

Take a look at our amazing World Book Day and Literacy displays!

We had a fantastic World Book Day, we completed some World Book Day activities and came to school in some great costumes! Here are some of our costumes in Miss Roache's class.

 

Here are some of our costumes in Miss. Spowart's class for World Book Day 2022.

For Safer Internet Day, on the 8th of February 2022, we talked about how we can be respectful and safe online. We talked about the different ways we could seek help if we felt uncomfortable online.

Look at some of the work we completed.

Homework

Aaliyah created her own story about Mr and Mrs Grinling from our class book- The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch. Miss Spowart is very proud!

Take a look at some of our fantastic classroom displays!

In Literacy, we have been completing activities linked to our class book- The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch.

We have enjoyed trying different foods linking to the story to help us with our writing. We used lots of fantastic adjectives to describe the different foods we tasted!

We wrote our own disgusting sandwich recipe and diary entry linked to the story. Look at some of our fantastic work.

In P.E we have been learning all about gymnastics. We have enjoyed practising some jumps, turns, leaps, rolls and balances! 

Some of the turns, jumps, leaps, rolls and balances we have practised are:

The stork leap, arabesque, 1/2 turn, full turn, cat leap, 3 point balance, 4 point balance and teddy bear roll.

Miss Spowart and Miss Roache are very proud of our fantastic gymnastic skills!

In Maths we have been learning all about division and the difference between groups of two and two equal groups. We have worked together in pairs to show our understanding of this. Well done everyone!

In Maths we have been learning all about grouping. We have used concrete objects such as cubes to practise grouping in twos, fives and tens. 

In R.E, we have been learning about why the Bible is special to Christians and what it teaches us about God. We listened to the story ' The Lost Son' and ordered it with a partner. Also, we talked about how God is a creator and learnt the creation story. Have a look at some of our work below.

 

As part of our India topic, we learnt about the different fruit that can grow in India and why Monsoon rain is important for farmers.

For Design and Technology, We practised our cutting skills and made our own fruit kebab. We followed the design brief and evaluated our kebabs after we had ate them!

In Computing we have been learning all about online safety. We have looked at and discussed how to stay safe online and have created some fantastic pieces of work related to online safety! Take a look at some of our work below.

In RSHE we have been learning lots about choices and good relationships. We have also discussed what bullying is and who we can go to for help/how we can help others. Also, we have worked very hard on thinking about how we can be kind to others and listening to others point of view.

 

As part of Local History Week, we learnt about The HMS Trincomalee

and talked about why it was important to Hartlepool.

Look below to see us working with our partner to order the voyages of the ship and to see some of the tasks we completed during this week.

 

In Art, we listened to the aboriginal story- The Rainbow Serpent. First, we drew 3 parts of the story and wrote sentences to match. Then, we drew The Rainbow Serpent and decided on a design for our painting. Finally, we made our own aboriginal dot painting. 

 

In Science, our new topic is 'Materials'. First, we sorted different materials based on their properties. We really enjoyed completing two different experiments- 'Which material is best for an umbrella?' and 'Which surface will a car travel the furthest?'

Miss Spowart and Miss Roache were very proud of how the children planned their experiments- we have some super scientists! :) 

For Remembrance Day we discussed that the poppy is a sign of remembrance, we then used paint and oil pastels to paint poppies. We had lots of fun painting the poppies! Take a look at some of our fantastic work!

If you require any additional information regarding our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or a member of the Leadership Team.
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