Live, Love, Learn

Year 2

Welcome to Saint Peter’s Year 2

My name is Miss Bowers and I am the Year 2 teacher, our teaching assistant is and Miss Heapy. We work together as a team to provide fun and engaging lessons, to make sure the day is as enjoyable as possible.

 

Just a reminder on some dates for your diary:

Reading books are changed each day, your child will be given two books and they will be expected to read them both within one week. They can change their books when they have read them both. Please ensure you read with your child each night and make note of this in their reading record book.

Homework is given every Friday and is returned the following Wednesday.

The children will have P.E on Thursdays and Fridays. Please remember that children should also have the school track suit as well as their shorts and t-shirts, these will be required in the weeks to come as the temperature starts to drop.

Please keep an eye of this page for more information about what we have been up to and to have a sneak peek at any photos we have taken along our learning journey this year. Please also find below the end of year expectations for Year 2 children and Parent Planners.

Miss Bowers 

SPRING 1

We Love Reading!

The children in Year 2 love reading. The classroom reading area is used on a daily basis. We have recently added some new books along with reading challenges to complete when the children have finished a book.

Fractions

The children have been learning to identify written fractions and finding fractions of shape. Today the children worked in groups to play fraction dominoes!

 

AUTUMN 2

Stable by Starlight

 Today the Year 2 children performed their nativity ‘Stable by Starlight’. Every single child did an amazing job and made Miss Bowers and Miss Healy very proud. 

Thank you to all of our dedicated parents who have spent the time to practice the lines and songs with their children. We hope you enjoyed watching the performance.

 The General Election

This week the children have been learning about the general election and the different parties involved. Every child was given the opportunity to register to vote. If the children had registered, they went to the polling station and voted for their chosen party.

The Nativity

A gentle reminder that the Year 2 Nativity will be on Thursday 19th December at 2pm. 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Today we enjoyed getting into the Christmas spirit as we decorated our class Christmas tree. We welcomed our newest member of the class, Ellis the Elf!

Multiplication 

We have been learning how to solve multiplication using different strategies. Today we learnt that multiplication is the same as repeated addition! 

Remembrance Day

Today Year 2 visited the cenotaph with Year 6. We all held a 2 minute to honour and remember those who have lost their life through war. The children then led a short service and laid a wreath in the remembrance garden. 

AUTUMN 1

Design and Technology 

The children have made shields. They started the process by designing a shield then peer evaluating their original designs. They then created a final design based on the peer feedback. Next the children used paper mache to create a strong, sturdy shield. When the paper mache was dry the children painted on their designs. 

The Morning Rush

 Each class was asked to perform a poem in front of the whole school. Year 2 chose the poem ‘The Morning Rush’ by John Foster. The children performed their poems and the audience commented on their fantastic expression and volume! 

The Rosary

October is the month of the rosary. The children learnt how to use rosary beads when they are praying. The children have completed a decade of the rosary using the rosary beads. All children and parents are welcome join the rosary group on Friday mornings at 8.30am in the Year 4/3 classroom.

Reading and Writing Numbers in Words!

In Year 2 the children must know how to read and write  numbers to 100 in numerals and words. The have completed a carousel of activities to practice this. They have played bingo, completed a word search, played pairs, made posters and practiced writing the numbers in special glitter trays! They have lots of fun.