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Year 2

Hello and welcome to the page for Class 5 and 6

The teachers in Year 2 are Miss Liddle (Class 5) Mrs Hickling (Class 6). Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Janisse & Mrs Cutts who support both classes. Mrs Cooke and Mrs Paice also support us.

Here is some key information about Year 2:

  • We are located in the mobile classrooms near to the staff car park.
  • Our P.E. days are Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that P.E. kits remain in school and are only taken home for the half-term holidays. Anyone with ears pierced will either need to take their earrings out for the lesson or cover these with plasters/micropore tape, which are provided for by their family. 
  • Our Guided Reading day is Monday. Please make sure that your child has their school reading book and wallet in each day, particularly on a Thursday as this is the day that we give them their new book. 
  • To support your child with their reading, please read their school book with them at least 4 times per week and write a comment in their Reading Diary.
  • Please send your child with a water bottle each day which is filled with water and ideally labelled. As we move into the summer months please also ensure that your child has a sun hat and sun cream applied on a hot day!

Our topic for the Summer Term is The Stone Age. We are enjoying learning about how different life was for Neolithic people compared with today. To begin the topic, we needed to understand just how long ago the Stone Age was and how we know about it today. We connected our learning to prior knowledge about the Great Fire of London. We remembered that we know about that event today because of a written diary by Samuel Pepys. However, the because the Stone Age is prehistoric, there is no writing for us to use as evidence. We know that instead, archaeologists help to uncover the past by digging up artefacts and piecing together clues to find out what life was like thousands of years ago! We really enjoyed excavating chocolate chips from cookies to practically see how difficult it is to carefully extract fragile artefacts. Lots of us now want to be archaeologists when we grow up! We have also been interested to learn about Stone Age tools, food, animals and homes. We are looking forward to deepening our understanding of the Stone Age and placing it on a timeline next half-term!

In Maths, we have been learning about fractions. We know that fractions are when a shape or number have been split into equal groups. We are very confident with knowing how to find and identify a half, third, quarter and use bar models to helps us. We know the difference between the numerator and the denominator and can use this to help us find two thirds and three quarters of a number too! We have also been consolidating our knowledge from all of year 2 and have been impressing our teachers with our fluency in arithmetic.

In English, we have thoroughly enjoyed reading the story 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura. This has linked very well with our current topic, so we can apply our new knowledge to the text. We used a story mountain to help us sequence the story in preparation for writing our own Stone Age narrative. In lessons, we have been identifying the key features that help a story be as entertaining as possible and those that create tension. We know that we want to take the reader on a roller-coaster of emotions! We have also been learning about possessive apostrophes and contractions to include in our writing. To publish our writing, we will be creating our own books with front covers and sharing our stories with Year 1!

Next half term, we will continue learning about the Stone Age. We will be learning how to write instructions in English and in Maths we will be learning about measurement. 

As always, if you have any questions please send us a message via Seesaw or come and see us. 

Many thanks, 

Mrs Hickling and Miss Liddle