The Year 2 are really pleased with the fantastic effort from all children during the first part of the Summer term.
Through our topic ‘Explorers’, we have done lots of learning across different subjects. We have learnt about two explorers (Michael Collins and Sacagawea) and found out about how they made a difference to their expedition. The children have enjoyed finding out facts about them and have really engaged with the topic.
In English, we have been using the text Jack and the Baked Beanstalk. This is based on Jack and the Beanstalk but has some differences. We have explored the language used and used the beautiful pictures to describe the characters in the story. The children then created their own version of the story using a character from a different traditional story. We used the book in reading to develop our comprehension.
In phonics, we have been learning all 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 finished learning about 2d and 3d shapes. We can name the shapes and are able to describe them using mathematical language. We have sorted our shapes and used them to create patterns.
In Art, we have been looking at the artist Georges Seurat and the techniques that he uses to create his paintings. We investigated colour mixing and how to create pictures using dots. We have evaluated our own paintings and said how we could improve them.
In science, we have been investigating materials and looking at why materials are suitable for certain jobs. We have looked at the properties of materials and how they change shape. We have looked at the materials that are used in and around school.
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. We have also been reading some of our 10 to read before you leave books.
The Year 2 team have really enjoyed teaching year 2 this half term.
Well done Year 2.
The Year 2 team