Welcome to Year 2

An overview of  Year 2’s curriculum:

To find out more about Year 2’s curriculum, please click on the current newsletter below or speak to your child’s class teacher / Year Leader (Mrs Ali).

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Year 2 - Latest News

Year Group Events

Super Summer Term Displays

 

 

 

 

Rain Forest Poetry

Click HERE to read our Rain Forest Poetry

 

 

 

 

Sloth Fact Files

Click HERE to read our Sloth Fact Files

 

 

 

 

Spring 1 - Spectacular Displays

 

 

 

 

Autumn Holiday Project

 Click HERE to have a look at some of the wonderful photos from our Autumn Holiday project.

 

 

 

 

Year 2 Art Gallery

 Click HERE to have a look at some of the wonderful photos from our Art Gallery

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2 Fantastic Displays

 

 

 

 

Great Fire of London - workshop

Click here to see some photos of our Great Fire of London Drama workshops.

 

 

 

 

Diwali

On the 31st October Year 2 children experienced Diwali day. They took part in various Art and Craft activities. Have a look at what they got up to: 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing in Year 2

Below are examples of some of the best story writing so far in Year 2. 

 

 

 

 

 

Science in Year 2

 

Have a look at some of the work children have done in their first half term in Science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Story Maps - Year 2

Below are few examples of story maps created in Year 2

 

Aliyah Ditta – Jupiter
Green Literacy Group – Jupiter
Anum Khan – Venus
Janusiga Sooriyakumar – Jupiter
Mirah Rahman – Venus
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabulous first half term displays
'My Favourite Story' - by Miss McCarthy

Each week we will ask a member of staff in Year 2 to share their favourite books with us all and tell us why they enjoyed them so much. 

sharks-big-surprise-1One of my favourite stories is ‘Shark’s Big Surprise’ by A.H Benjamin. I first read this at home with my nephews and we loved the surprise at the end of the story.

Shark is feeling very lonely and upset that no-one wants to play with him. Shark makes a plan and goes out in search of some new friends but scares them when he pounces and scoops them into his bag. When they get to Shark’s house, there is a surprise in store.

This book has lots of repetition and exciting vocabulary so it is great fun to read.

Miss McCarthy – (Mars Class)

'My Favourite Story' - by Mrs Lacey

Each week we will ask a member of staff in Year 2 to share their favourite books with us all and tell us why they enjoyed them so much. 

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One of my favourite books is ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne. I first read this book as a bedtime story when my own children were young. The story starts with a lightning storm and a little boy who is worried as he doesn’t know where his Dad is. He sets off across the forest to visit his Granma and, on the way, he meets all kinds of fairytale characters.

I love this story as it is full of mystery and excitement and the illustrations are amazing. If you look very carefully, you will find many hidden pictures amongst the pages. Why don’t you read the book to find out how it all ends up?

 

 

'My Favourite Story' - by MIss Ball

Each week we will ask a member of staff in Year 2 to share their favourite books with us all and tell us why they enjoyed them so much. 

billy-2My favourite story is ‘Billy Monster’s DAYMARE’ by Alan Durant. I discovered this book last year with me previous class during reading week. I love reading this book with children and it’s great to know that even monsters get scared!

During the night, Billy Monster wakes up screaming because he had a daymare. He had been dreaming about a child! Daddy Monster tries very hard to help Billy Monster to sleep. He gives him a cup of cold slime (eughhh!), strokes him soothingly and checks behind the curtain and in the cupboard. Finally Daddy monster reads Baby Monster a story about a brave, little monster and he happily falls asleep.

Everyone loves bed time stories… even monsters!

 

 

'My Favourite Story' - by Mrs Khaliq

Each week we will ask a member of staff in Year 2 to share their favourite books with us all and tell us why they enjoyed them so much. This week Mrs Khaliq tells us about her favourite series of books:

elmer-1Elmer goes on so many adventures. Elmer the elephant is not your normal elephant, Elmer is a brightly coloured patchwork elephant. If you venture into Year 1, you’ll see Elmer everywhere. Elmer goes on many adventures, teaching you about teamwork and helping your friends. Elmer and the hippos have to work together in order to fix the river. It shows without teamwork, it’s really difficult to get things done. Elmer also teaches us about sharing. He lets the other animals play in their part of the river, just like we can let others play with us on the playground.

It’s a fantastic series of books and one I enjoy reading with classes I work in.

 

'My Favourite Story' - by Mrs Godhania

Each week we will ask a member of staff in Year 2 to share their favourite books with us all and tell us why they enjoyed them so much. This week Mrs Godhania tells us about one of her favourite books.

gruffalo‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson is a classic children’s book which I first read whilst teaching in Year 1.

This is a rhyming story of a very clever mouse that takes a stroll through the deep dark woods and encounters a series of animals, from a fox, to an owl to a snake, who all want to eat him. He frightens them by telling them that he’s on his way to meet a Gruffalo that has terrible tusks, terrible claws, terrible claws and terrible jaws. They all get scared and run away. Then all of a sudden, when the mouse is strolling in the woods, he comes face to face with the Gruffalo and he also wants to eat him up. So the mouse says” I’m the scariest creature in the wood.” “Everyone is afraid of me.” When the Gruffalo hears this, he bursts with laughter. Then the mouse takes the Gruffalo to the snake, the owl and the fox. They all see the Gruffalo and disappear as quickly as they can. In the end, the mouse scares and fools the Gruffalo and says “Everyone is afraid of me”.

The book is fun to read as it has short rhymes and great illustrations by Alex Scheffler.

'My Favourite Story' - by Miss Uddin

Each week we will ask a member of staff in Year 2 to share their favourite books with us all and tell us why they enjoyed them so much. This week Miss Uddin tells us about one of her favourite books.

bear-huntOne of my favourite books is ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. I discovered this book in year one and I loved reading it with my class, especially with all the different sounds; splashing and squelching. I later bought this for my cousin and we love reading this book together.

A family decide to go on an adventure wading through grass, splashing through a river and squelching through mud in search of a bear. A surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!

A dramatic and comic masterpiece….Beautifully produced, written and illustrated, this is a classic.

 

'My Favourite Story' - by Mrs Ali

Each week we will ask a member of staff in Year 2 to share their favourite books with us all and tell us why they enjoyed them so much. This week Mrs Ali tells us about one of her favourite books.

what-the-ladybird-heardMy favourite book is ‘What the ladybird heard’ by Julia Donaldson. I bought this book for my daughter and we spent many, many evenings reading it over and over again, doing impressions of animals.

A very clever ladybird overhears an evil plan by

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len to steal the prize cow from their farm. The animals unite with hilarious results to foil the thieves.

Children can follow the sparkly ladybirds trail through the farmyard as she whispers her plan, to save the day, to the animals. This is a beautifully written story with excellent illustrations, one of the best books by a brilliant children’s author.

 

 

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