The Year 2 team are really pleased with the fantastic effort from all children during the whole of this academic year. We are proud of the progress children have made under exceptional circumstances.
Through our topic ‘Rivers’, we have done lots of learning across different subjects. We have learnt about rivers and the features of rivers. We have looked at pollution in water and the effects that it has on the wildlife living there.
In English, we have been using the text The Last Wolf. This is based on Little Red Riding Hood 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 animals that are endangered. 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 fractions. We know ½, ¼ and 1/3. We can find a fraction of a shape and amount. We have started to learn to tell the time.
In Art, we have been continuing 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 continuing 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. We have looked at how a human grows up.
Our favourite author is Jeremy Strong, so we are enjoying reading some of his books during Storytime. They are 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.
Year 2 have taken part in the UL singing project, where our song was about endangered species. We sang about tigers.
The Year 2 team have really enjoyed teaching year 2 this year
Well done Year 2 and good luck in Year 3.