Year 2 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year Two!
Miss Worthington and Miss Langthorp have been really impressed how the Year Two children have settled back into school. They have adpated well to the new routines and structure within the Year Two day. It is lovely to see so many happy, smiley faces in the playground each morning!
We begin our Autumn term focusing on the topic of Superheroes.
Get ready.....we have missions waiting to be completed, so make sure your cape and special powers are raring to go, as we embark on an incredible superhero adventure.
Join Eliot Jones, the Midnight Superhero.
Explore the crazy world of Supertato.
Adventure with Traction Man and Turbo Dog.
The children have been using their place value knowledge to work out 1 more and 1 less up to 100. We have then looked at 10 more and 10 less using a 100 square to help visualise the pattern of 1 less, 1 more, 10 less, 10 more. We have been focusing on looking at how the tens and ones change for each of these concepts.
eg 10 more than 67 is 77. There is one more lot of ten in 77. The tens have changed but the ones have stayed the same.
eg 1 less than 54 is 53. This time the tens (5) has stayed the same and the one has changed because we have jumped back one.
We have been focusing on poems in English. The children enjoyed listening to and reading a variety of Superhero poems. We discussed how some poems rhyme and some don't. The children then wrote an acrostic Superhero poem, thinking of words which link to our topic. We then focused on rhyme. We thought of rhyming words for sky, wave, towers and flash. The children then wrote rhyming couplets using the rhyming words. Our final piece was to create a rhyming poem using the idea "If I was a superhero....".
We have started to explore our autumn term science topic of 'sound'. We have investigated how the ears work. We had fantastic discussions about why we have ear wax and tiny hairs in our ears. We then looked at the part of an ear and labeled the ear. We learnt that the three smallest bones in the human body are found in the ear and they are called the hammer, anvil and stirrup.
In Art we have drawn self portraits. We used a photograph to look at the features on our faces and carefully drew what we saw. We looked at drawing our eyes in relation to the rest of our features on our face. The children were focused and persevered on this task and the outcomes were fantastic! Have a look at the gallery to see their masterpieces.
We have been continuing with our glockenspiel music lessons. We have learnt about tempo, dynamics and beat. This week we focused on keeping a steady beat and all playing together at the same time. We started learning a new tune. We are looking forward to performing our learning and sharing it with parents via a video.
Please download our holistic plan for this topic, as it will give you a useful overview of what we will be learning this Autumn term.