Year 2 - Beech & Cherry Classes

Welcome to year 2. The children’s final year in Key Stage 1 will see them being taught by Miss Byrne, Mrs Wapshott and Miss Jacobs. As class teachers, they work closely with the TAs, Mrs Duncan, Mrs Perry, Mrs Mowle and Mrs Hale.

As they work towards their SATS at the end of year 2, our main aim is to encourage them to be more independent, to be resilient learners and to enjoy their learning. The curriculum is taught in a variety of inspiring and engaging ways.

We also have some exciting events and visits taking place throughout the year:

-KS1 Nativity

-A visit from a Theatre Workshop during the topic of The Great Fire of London

-Trip to Bodiam Castle

-Trip to Ashdown Forest

-Maths Party

-Parent events

-Sports Day

Communication between home and school is crucial throughout your child’s time at school. You can contact us easily through notes in home-school link books and/or speaking to us in the mornings/afternoons when you drop off/pick up your child. Our door is always open!

Have a look on the tabs below to see what we have been learning about in each term…

Term 1

Wow what a great start to the year. The children have settled into year 2 quickly and positively.

Stunning Start

We began the term by exploring different continents of the world. The children had the opportunity to discover what it is like to live in different countries by exploring the food, animals, weather and traditions in each one. They have also learnt the names of each continent, using the continents song to help them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNGJfg45QRI

Divali Light Festival

In readiness for storytelling week and as part of our geography and RE focus, the children learnt about the Hindu festival of Divali. They enjoyed designing, making, decorating their very own diva lamp. They then independently evaluated their work, thinking about which part of the creation stage was their favourite and what they would improve if they made them again.

Writing instructions

As part of our English learning this term, the children learnt how to give, follow and write instructions. The children had lots of fun giving their teacher instructions on how to make a sandwich and then had a chance to make their own sandwich step by step and finally eating it. This culminated in the children writing instructions about how to pack a suitcase for Mrs Tugwell’s trip to Tibet.

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Welcome to year 2! We hope you all had a wonderful summer holidays and are feeling ready for a fabulous year 2.

We are starting the term with a mystery world tour, learning about different countries and finding out where they are in the world. This will lead to further learning about the 7 continents and 5 oceans in the world. Why not discuss with your child any countries that you or family members may have visited? (Talking points – food, landmarks, culture, traditions)

Parents are invited to a Meet The Teacher event on Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 2:45pm.

Watch this space for further information!

Term 2
Term 3
Term 4
Term 5
Term 6