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Year 2

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 2

Meet the team

Both classes in Year 2 have PE every Thursday. Reading and Spelling books are needed in school everyday. 

What have we done this term to make us feel Proud?

 

Year 2 have had a great start to the year this autumn term packed full of trips, in-school experiences and lots of fun.

 

The children have showcased their resilience and excellent team work during forest school this term. They have worked hard to practise using different types of knots in the aim of supporting their shelters.

 

Linked to our habitats mini-adventure, the children went outside with Mr Bamber to create their very own micro-habitats. They used natural materials to construct a bug hotel to entice  wildlife into our school grounds.

 

What we have been learning about this term?

We began the year with our trip to Sutton Park where the children explored the different habitats found here. From this the children then created pictograms to present their findings and to help them answer their scientific enquiry question.

 

Following on from this, the children were then taken back through the ages at the Black Country Museum as part of their Castles topic. Whilst at the Black Country Museum the children studied  the different types of housing and discussed differences and similarities between them.  However, the fun didn’t stop there as the Black Country team kindly came into school to continue the learning. The children got creative by building their very own houses. 

 

Autumn 2 was also filled with great learning experiences during our Light and Dark mini-adventure. The children showcased their cutting, grating and mixing skills when making samosas. They also had the opportunity  to create their own Diya lamp out of clay to make links to the celebration of Diwali. These were then decorated with vibrant colours. To top it off, the children learnt some new bhangra dance moves which they thoroughly enjoyed.

 

Our weekly timetable

Black County Museum 

 

Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to the Black Country Museum. The children got to explore the different houses, shops and even got to ride on the red, old bus!

 

It is also safe to say that the children were very grateful that they no longer have to go outside to use the toilet in the houses we live in today! 

 

The focus of our trip was to investigate how housing has changed through time. Year 2 began by looking at the modern houses we see today including: flats, bungalows, detached houses, semi-detached houses and terraced house. We then used our learning from the Black Country Museum to see if there were any similarities and difference with housing throughout the 20th century.  To end, the children then studied housing as far back as 1066. They looked at the features of a Motte and Bailey castle and a Stone Keep Castle. 

 

The lovely people from the Black Country Museum even visited us in school. They helped us to create our own buildings using a variety of different materials. The children were very creative and used their problem solving skills to help make sure their buildings were fit for purpose. 

Sutton Park 

 

During our first week in Year 2, the children went to Sutton Park as part of their habitats topic. Whilst here, they carried out observations in a range of habitats including short grass, long grass and woodlands. They were great scientist as they recorded, presented and analysed their results to help them understand which animals could be found in each habitat. 

 

Inspired by their work, the children then helped Mr Bamber to create their very own bug hotel to try and help encourage more wildlife into our school grounds. They showed great team work and enthusiasm with this project.