Welcome to Year 2's page!
Check in here for regular updates on the wonderful learning we have been doing in class.
Miss Clapp x
Uh oh! Why are there angry crayons in Year 2?
We came in from breaktime to find lots of giant and angry crayons had taken over our classroom! We used our reading detective skills to try to work out why!
Year 2 are authors!
Year 2 rewrote their own versions of Traction Man and they were fabulous!
Year 2 - Computing - Beebots
This half term, we have been thinking all about programming computers by writing and debugging algorithms.
Geography in Year 2
This half term, we have been using maps and satellite images to compare different continents and the living things that live there. Ask us to sing our continent song!
Art in Year 2
This half term, we have been looking at the work of L.S. Lowry. Lowry only uses five colours in his work so we have been looking at mixing colours to see how many different ones we can make. We will then be using these techniques to create a final piece.
We went on a trip to Braintree Museum to learn all about the local history and geography of our town. While at the museum, we went on a tour of Braintree Town and learnt about many interesting historical sites. We also became archaeologists and discovered what different artifacts can tell us about life in the past. We also found out all about John Ray and his work.
Y2 Science - Properties of Materials
In Year 2, we have been investigating the properties of materials and why this might make them better for certain jobs. We have been looking at absorbent and waterproof materials.
Maths - Beadstrings
In maths, we looked at using beadstrings to help us identify where to put numbers on unmarked numberlines.
We have been looking at how we use the -ed suffix to change the tense of the verbs in our sentences. Because it was a beautiful day, we decided to work outside!
Science - Sorting Photos
The children have been looking at how baby animals look similar to their adult parents. The children sorted pictures of bears, deciding which baby matched which adult bear. They used lots of language to explain what was the same and what was different. The children then looked at a picture of Goldilocks and tried to think of what her parents might look like.
English - 4 sentence stories
In English, we revised sentence structure at the beginning of term by writing a story based on just four pictures.
History - Work with Timelines
In history, we have been learning about Significant Individuals not within living memory. The children looked at facts about Florence Nightingale and put them onto a timeline.