Welcome to our Year 2 page where you can find out more about what is happening in our class.
Year 2 have PE on Tuesday and Swimming on Friday.
If you have any questions or would like to contact the class team please email email@example.com call the school office on 01252 328589 to leave a message. Alternatively you can fill in the contact form.
As you are aware from receiving details of how to log on to Little Wandle, we have selected this as our new phonics scheme. Here is the link to explore more of what this looks like for your child. www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/
Let’s tiptoe through the tulips together and discover the sights, sounds and smells of the garden.
This half term, we’ll find out how to look after plants, ask the experts questions and appreciate the flowers. We’ll write an information book about plants, follow instructions, enjoy the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and write stories of our own. Discovering our green fingers will be fun when we plant and tend a pizza garden of herbs. We’ll also learn about the different parts of a plant and create our own ‘planting and growing’ action rhyme. Our senses will help us describe and sort a range of smells and we’ll make beautifully scented products. We’ll look closely at a wide variety of plants, create detailed, observational drawings and press real flowers to use in collages.
Help your child prepare for their project
Gardens are so special and are an excellent place to visit together. Why not take close-up photographs of flowers and use a plant identification app or spotting guide to find the name of each plant? You could also buy some wild flower seeds and watch them grow. Alternatively, bake recipes containing fragrant herbs and spices! Cheese and chive scones, cinnamon biscuits and lavender cake are all delicious!
This project runs for the second half of the Spring term. Homework contributions can be made throughout the half term, please make sure your child brings in something that they have worked on at home.
Below are some ideas for each project, try one of these or something else project related.
Science - Plant bulbs and seeds at home and watch them grow. Send in your photographs to show off the progress of your growing plants and we will pop them onto our class’ website page.
Computing – Download the free ‘Stop Motion Studio’ app and create a stop motion animation of a growing seed. (Grown-ups, do not worry, your children have spent all of Spring term creating stop motion animations and it is actually easier than it sounds!) www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtKnBFt1rwo
Maths - Grow 2 sunflowers and keep a weekly record of their heights. How tall are they in cm? How tall are they in inches? Compare the measurements with <, > or = symbols (Which number would Mr Chomp the crocodile prefer to eat?)
Geography – Create a fact file of different plants around the world. Research and compare plants from different world habitats. What sort of plants could live in the desert and why? What sort of plants could live in the Arctic?
Art – Collect some wild flowers and flatten them between two heavy items. Once dried out, glue them to a piece of card and make your own bookmark.
At the end of the project homework period your child will receive either a bronze, silver or gold project homework badge.
Bronze = a basic piece of project homework was completed
Silver = a good piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of time to complete
Gold = an excellent piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of thought, time and effort to complete
Here are the dates for our class sharing assemblies this year, we hope you will come and join us at 9am in the hall.
Year 2 also take part in the Nativity Performances on 14th and 15th December 2021.
Year 2 will be visiting the following: