Class 2 - Mrs Foster / Miss Beaumont

Welcome to Class 2!

Hello and welcome to Class Two. We are Miss Beaumont and Mrs Foster, the teachers of our wonderful year twos this year. We also have Mrs Wattam and Miss Allen working in our class. We are all looking forward to a brilliant year ahead, with lots of exciting topics and activities planned.

Reading: We love reading in our class, and it is really important that we all read as much as we can to help us widen our vocabulary and develop our fluency. We need to read at least three times a week and make sure we record it in our Learning logs so that we can get as many reading prizes as possible.

Spelling: Every day we go to our RWInc groups and practise our reading and spelling. We have a spelling test on Fridays and we have our new spellings given out on that day too. The spellings are stuck into the Learning Logs so that they can be practised during the week.

Homework: There is also our Homework Grid which contains tasks linked to the current topic. The activities can be done at any time during the half term and we look forward to seeing how creative our year twos can be! Please don't forget to learn your spellings and practise your times tables too!

PE: We have PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays but it's a good idea to bring PE kits in on Monday and leave them in school just in case. You never know, we might have an urge to do something extra during the week!

What are we learning? - Summer 1 Term 2017/18

Castles, Knights, Princes and Princesses!

As Geographers we will ... explore seasons around the world and find out about how the climates change depending on where we live. We will find out about how the different climates affect the plants that grow in the area.

As Mathematicians we will ... be revising lots of the skills we have learned over the year in preparation for our SATs. We will make sure that we can explain our reasoning and use the correct mathematical vocabulary.

As Readers we will ... continue to develop our comprehension skills, working out what the texts mean and clarifying any unknown words. We will be reading a range of texts around the theme - anything to do with castles, knights. Princes and princesses!

As Scientists we will ... explore what plants need to grow. We will learn about the life cycle of plants and think about how different plants share their seed so that the species continues to survive.

As Writers we will ... continue to work on using all the skills we need in year 2. We will be writing stories and learning about instruction writing. We will also write letters and write a non-chronological report around the topic.

As Artists and Designers we will ... practise our real life drawing skills by drawing flowers and plants. We will learn about Van Gogh and his paintings of sunflowers.

As Responsible Citizens we will ... think about how to keep safe. We will think about keeping safe in the home and also online.

As Enterprising Learners we will ... think about how we could raise money by growing sunflowers.

We will celebrate our learning by ... sharing our work in Showcase assemblies and sharing some with you on Classdojo. We will work hard on our handwriting and make sure that our work is well presented.

Our Year 2 Parents Narrative - 2017/18 Summer 1 is available to download.

Our Year 2 Homework Menu - 2017/18 Summer 1 is available to download.

What are we learning? - Spring Term 2017/18

It's a Bug's Life

As Geographers we will ... learn about some human and natural features of our local environment. We will also learn about the climate of different parts of the world and how that affects the animals and plants that live there.

As Mathematicians we will ... continue to learn about the four operations and solve problems with them. We will work hard to use pictures to help us spolve more difficult calculations. We will learn how to find fractions of numbers and deepen our learning around shape.

As Readers we will ... continue to learn Phonics skills through Read Write Inc and real reading. We will enjoy some stories about bugs and read some diaries entries that will make us smile! We will work hard with our comprehension skills.

As Scientists we will ... learn about the differences between living, non-living and things that have never been alive. We will learn about some animals and plants that live around us and the life cycles of some of those animals and plants.

As Writers we will ... write our own diary entries after looking at some examples. We will be writing reports about different mini-beasts and using the correct features of a report. We will be working really hard to remember our punctuation and spelling patterns.

As Artists and Designers we will ... learn about the artist Matisse and recreate his 'snail' art work We will have a go at designing a 'bug hotel' and make some 3d models of bugs!

As Responsible Citizens we will ... explore what we need to keep us healthy and how we can look after each other. We will think about how to look after the animals and plants that live close to us and what we can do to keep animals and plants safe that are further away.

As Enterprising Learners we will ... think about how we be using our research, communication and production skills to design and make and 'bug hotels' that we will be selling to parents, learning about cost of materials and making profits too.

We will celebrate our learning by ... making sure that our work is well presented so that we can display some of it. Our work will also be on the website, shared on Class Dojo. We will also be presenting some of our work in an end of term Parents event too.

Our Year 2 Parents Narrative - 2017/18 Spring 1 is available to download.

Our Spring Term Learning

These are pics of our children creating art work around parts of an insect. The children tried hard to mix paint carefully.

Our Y2s produced some beautiful work in their Spring 2 topic.

Y2 trip to the Butterfly House

The Y5's thoroughly enjoyed the chance to see some of the animals, birds and insects at the Butterfly House.

What are we learning? - Autumn Term 2017/18

Storming Normans

As Geographers we will ... find out about Jamaica and compare the landscape with West Melton; learn to spot geographical features in the landscape; learn about direction and compass points.

We will celebrate our learning by ... inviting our parents to a curriculum event morning where they will see the work we have done, and invite our parents to an assembly!

As Readers we will ... continue to learn our Phonic skills through Read Write Inc and real reading; use information texts and the Internet to find out about Jamaica; read stories set in Jamaica; enjoy 'James and The Giant Peach' and imagine what it would be like to travel like this!

As Mathematicians we will ... learn how to count in 2's, 5's, 10's and 100's and start from different numbers; learn how to partition numbers and use this to help solve problems; learn about 2D and 3D shape.

As Writers we will ... find out how information texts are presented and use this knowledge to write our own; think about persuasive language to create leaflets about Jamaica; study how authors create images in our heads through the use of language and use this knowledge to create our own descriptions of settings and characters.

As Scientists we will ... explore plants and animals in our local environment and compare with Jamaica; learn about habitats and how animals and plants are well-matched to where they live.

As Rights Respecting Citizens we will ... remind ourselves that we are all equal and need to be treated with respect; learn why friendship is important and how we can be good friends.

Our Autumn Term Learning

Our Art Work

Some of the beautiful artwork produced by the Y2s ...