Year 2 have made a great start to the year and really settled into Year 2 well. All children have been really sensible and are following the new school rules. We have had a successful first half term full of fun, learning and creativity, even though some of our learning was interrupted by time at home. The children adapted really well to learning at home, so well done from the Year 2 team for that.
Through our topic ‘Who am I’, we have done lots of learning across different subjects. We have explored Darnall in History and looked at how the school has changed over time. We looked around the school to find any clues that showed us the school was old. We found a sign that said the school was built in 1909 and another sign that showed us the entrance for the girls.
In English, we have been using the text Wild. We have explored the language used and found out about how the main character feels throughout the book. We wrote a character profile and we changed the end of the story. During our reading lessons we have been reading short texts that we are learning to read fluently and then answering questions about the text.
In phonics, we have been learning all of our Set 2 and 3 sounds. We have been finding our sounds in words and practising reading our words quickly without sounding them out.
In Maths, we have been learning about Place Value. We have looked at number to 100 and we can say how many tens and ones are in a number.
In art, we are creating a city scape based on the work of Paul Klee. We are drawing shapes to represent the buildings and colouring in the shapes using crayons. We have been practising our colouring making sure that we stay in the lines and colour in the same direction.
Our favourite author is Jeremy Strong, so we are enjoying reading some of his books during storytime. They are really funny and make us laugh. We have been looking at the language that he uses.
The Year 2 team have really enjoyed teaching year 2 this half term and getting to know their new classes. It has been a successful start to the year, and we are all impressed with the year group’s enthusiasm for learning and determination to do their best.
We look forward to welcoming all children back after half term to carry on with their fantastic learning.
Well done Year 2.
The Year 2 team.