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Year 2 – Mrs D Gilbert

Year 2 2023-2024

Welcome to Year 2

Maths – Length and Height

In our Maths lessons we have been learning about Length and Height. We have enjoyed working practically to support our understanding and have measured lots of objects in our classroom. We even went to our school hall to see how many metres it measured. We all had a lot of fun!

World Book Day

We had a wonderful day in Year 2 celebrating World Book Day. There were some super costumes and some of us wore our comfy pyjamas and onesies. We looked at one of our favourite authors, ‘Julia Donaldson’ and read some of her books. We focused on her book ‘Zog’ and completed work around this book thinking about what our mythical creatures could learn in their school in each year group. Everyone came up with some very creative ideas. We shared books with friends during the day too. We all love reading in Year 2! : )

Art – Tie Dye

This term Year 2 have been looking at ‘tie-dye’ in our Art lessons. We studied the work of Antoni Pineda and then explored folding, twisting and shaping material to create a pattern. Using the dye, we looked at the effect when applied to the material and, finally, created our own tie-dye t-shirts. We are very proud of them!

Spennymoor Library Visit

Year 2 had a very enjoyable time at our local library in Spennymoor Leisure Centre. We had the opportunity to explore and read lots of books. We then got to choose one to take back to school and we even stamped our own books. We are looking forward to visiting again to change our books.

Science – Plants

In Science this term we have been learning about plants and the different parts. We have been investigating the different parts using our observational skills and had lots of discussion around our findings.

 

History –  Great Explorers

For our first History lesson Year 2 went on an ‘expedition’ around our school grounds following a map and looking for the key landmarks. Back in class we then discussed our findings and talked about what an explorer is. We then talked about three famous explorers, Captain James Cook, Amelia Earhart and Neil Armstrong. After this the children used atlases to put on the oceans of the world  then used a map of their travels to help plot them on our World map. We had a good discussion about why we could not place Neil Armstrong on the World Map.

 

Super Scientists!

In Science, Year 2 have been looking at how we categorise animals into different groups such as mammals and fish. We used magnifying glasses to look at scales and gills on fish to help us understand how they breathe differently to humans.

Year 2 2022-2023

Welcome to Year 2

Christingles

Year 2 have been learning about the symbol of light and what this means to Christians. We made our own Christingles and discussed what each of the elements of the Christingle represent.

 

Discovery Museum Trip

Year 2 recently went to visit the Discovery Museum in Newcastle. We made comparisons between the Great Fire of London and the Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead. We studied lots of different objects from the past and even performed our own puppet show demonstrating how the fire spread.

Times Tables Rockstars Day 

We have loved dressing up as rockstars to celebrate our achievements on Times Tables Rockstars. We’ve been learning about repeated addition and practising our 2,5 and 10 times tables.

 

History – National Archives Virtual Visit 

Year 2 were lucky enough to have a virtual visit with the National Archives to support our learning around The Great Fire of London. We acted as historians for the day and investigated the different sources of evidence that tell us about life in 1666 and the causes of the fire.