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Year 2's Diary

A warm welcome to Year 2. Our team this year includes Miss Latham, Mr Kirman, Mrs Cowlishaw and Mrs Parkin. We have lots of fun whilst learning in Year 2! Keep checking our blog for more updates.

How loud is a dinosaur's roar?

Hannah Smith - Sunday, April 15, 2018

Summer term is going to be a fantastic time! Our topic this half term is all about dinosaurs, a subject we know our Year 2 pupils love as they chose it!

Within our dinosaur topic, we will be looking at the significance of the dinosaur era and the impact it has on our lives today. We will also be learning about how Mary Anning played an important role in our history

We are using our dinosaur topic to create our own maps using a key to further explain the physical and human features of the map. We will also be using locational and directional language to help follow routes.

Our class novel this half term is ‘The Twits’. We will be using this as a stimulus for most of our reading and writing lessons. We will begin with looking at how Roald Dahl uses description within his book to help the reader crate an image and then, we will be thinking about how to upscale our vocabulary to create our own description of the vile, disgusting Mr Twit. We will be then looking at the rotten tricks Mr and Mrs twit play on each other and use this a stimulus to write our own instructions. Watch out, we may be playing some of our own ticks on families at home. Whilst reading the story of The Twits, we will be practicing our skill of decoding words to ensure our reading is fluent without overtly sounding out the words. We will think about putting expression into our reading to really bring the story to life! We will also continue with our comprehension tasks, ensuring we are working on picking out the main parts of the text we have read. 

As most of you are aware, during the month of May, Year 2 pupils will be taking their statutory assessments in reading and maths. As we have explained, this is nothing to worry! In order to help the children, please ensure that the children are reading at least 4 times a week and when you read with them, make sure you are asking them questions to ensure they have understood what they have read. Building stamina is key! If you have any questions about these assessments, please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Travers or Miss Latham but again, please do not worry!

Learning Activities

Hannah Smith - Thursday, March 01, 2018
As school is closed today, it would be great for children to complete the following activities to support their learning.

This week in maths we are learning about multiplication and division, For our maths learning today, please use the mathletics learning platform and go on the multiplication and division activities. If you do not have your mathletics password with you, there are plenty of websites which can help you learn your maths times tables, remember we are looking at 2,5,10 and 3 times tables. The children should know the division facts as well so if 4 x 5 = 20 then 20 divided by 4 equals 5.
Why not see how quickly you can answer 10 multiplication questions? Can you do it in less than a minute, less than 30 seconds?

To support world book day, we would like you to read one of your favourite books and create a review of it. Tell us what you like, why you like it, what the story is about. You may also want to re comment it to a friend.

In writing this week we have been learning about setting descriptions. Have a go at writing a description of what you can see from your window. Remember to use expanded noun phrases (glittering, bright snow, glistening ice) and your interesting sentence starters (on top of, before my eyes, underneath, if you look closely). Practice reading it out loud using intonation and expression.

Have a great day Year 2!

Mrs Travers and Miss Latham

Spring 1

Ecclesfield Teachers - Friday, January 12, 2018

Welcome back! We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and we wish you a happy new year!

During this half term, our topic is 'What might we find in Africa?'. We will be learning about where Africa is, the differences between a continent and a country and locating the major seas and oceans in our world. We will then be using our knowledge to find out why the weather in Africa is so different to the weather here in England. We will also be focussing our learning on the country of Kenya and comparing it to Ecclesfield.

In Science lessons, we will be learning all about animals, what they need to survive but also how they search or hunt for their food. We will then be discussing what it means to be healthy and how we can lead a healthy life. 


This half term we will be especially focussing on our times tables. Please remember that the children can use Mathletics to practise these skills and there are also different games and videos online that can also help.


Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday so please make sure your child has their PE kit in school on these days. 


Year 2 Team