To work, to pray, to play in the Light of the Lord
Welcome to Year Two!
Mrs McHale & Miss Jones
Year 2 are learning lots of exciting new things!
Take a look at some of the things we have learnt:
Literacy, Numeracy, Art, History, Geography, Computing and Science lessons are linked to different topics each term.
Muck Mess and Mixtures - Art focus
Year 2 took part in the Muck Mess and Mixtures topic. This topic taught Year 2 how to use art skills to create a range of artwork. Year 2 learnt about different artists from around the world. In Science we found out about the properties of different materials. We visited Eureka on Tuesday 1st October to support us in our Science learning. In English we looked at key features of stories and how to write a story. Following on from our story writing we looked at writing instructions. We followed different instructions to write recipes. In Maths we focussed on place value and how to add and subtract using the column method.
RE - Chosen People
In RE we looked at and compared the story of Abraham and Moses. We learned about the jobs God asked Moses, and Abraham to do and why God trusted them with these jobs.
ART - We used bubble paints to create a small painting! WC - 2.9.2019
Autumn Two - History focus
The Great Fire of London
In this topic we have learnt map reading skills and have compared how our city has developed over time. We located the four countries and capital cities of the UK. Following on from this we identified different modes of transports we could take to get to different cities from Leeds. When we had a good understanding of where London was in comparison to Leeds we learnt about The Great Fire of London. We discussed how cities have changed since the disaster (the way buildings/streets are built). We also learnt about the Grenfell Tower and how this recent disaster has impacted how buildings are further constructed. In Science we continued to look at properties of different materials. In English we looked at key features of diary and letter writing. We looked at the skills needed to write a diary and a letter. In Maths we looked at measurement. We looked at estimating, measuring, comparing and ordering different measurements.
RE - Mysteries
In this topic we had the opportunity to look at and reflect on mysteries. We shared our thoughts about heaven, what The Trinity represents, learnt about the story of the Annunciation and learnt about the birth of Jesus.
We also took part in the Nativity Born in a Barn on Tuesday 17th December PM and Thursday 19th December AM.
Spring 1- History and Geography Focus
Castles and Turrets
This topic is Castles and Turrets. We will recap story writing and look at the skills needed to write a traditional tale. We will use a castle for our settings to our stories. To help us describe our setting on Thursday 6th February we will visit Pontefract Castle - https://www.pontefractcastle.co.uk/school-visits.aspx. Our trip will also help us understand how castles were built and how they've developed overtime. During this visit the children will act out a story through drama. The children will use these stories to help plan and write their own traditional tales. In Maths we will look at the value of money and how to pay and give change.
RE - The Good New
In RE we will learn about how Jesus can turn sadness to joy in stories like, The Ten Lepers and The Feeding of the 5000. We use art and drama to help us retell these stories.
Spring 2- History and Geography Focus
In this topic we will look at the lives of significant individuals (sea explorers) and how they have influenced us today. In English we will look at the skills needed to be able to write a non-chronological report. We will use our topic learning on Pirates to write a non-chronological report about a pirate. In Maths we will learn about 2D and 3D shapes.
We will be looking at the meaning of Lent and identifying what Christians do during Lent. We will also learn about the story of The Last Super and make links between this story and The Mass.
Summer Term 1 - Science Focus
Our Literacy, Numeracy, Art, Computing and Science lessons are based around this topic. We will go on a minibeast hunt and explore different minibeast habitats. We will refer to the artists Andy Goldsworthy and create an Andy Goldsworthy inspired nature picture. In Literacy we will look at writing recounts. In Numeracy we will focus on telling the time to quarter hour.
We will look at the meaning of Easter and identifying what Christians do to celebrate Easter. We will learn about the story of the Ascension and the story of Pentecost.
Summer Term 2 - Science and Geography Focus
Our last topic is Beach Combers. We will look at a range of beaches and identify how they have changed over the years. We will also look at rock pools and identify what type of animals might live there. To help us with our topic learning we will visit Filey Beach. At Filey we will look at the features of a modern beach and compare them to beaches in the past. Our Literacy, Numeracy and Science lessons will link in with our topic.
Birth of the new church
We will be looking at the meaning of community and what it feels like to be apart of a community. We will also identify all the different communities we belong to.