Year 2

Year 2 Simmonds, Raducanu and Farah 2023/2024

Year Two have enjoyed a wonderful start to the academic year.

In our literacy, we have rewritten the traditional story of ‘The Billy Goats Gruff’, making our own interesting vocabulary choices. We have also enjoyed poetry based on the changing seasons. We wrote our own poems comparing summer and autumn. We have been developing our reading comprehension skills by learning to make predictions and inferences and talk about new vocabulary in our reading.

In maths, we have been working hard to develop our number skills. We feel confident using place value up to 100, using whole-part models to partition numbers in different ways. We have been practising counting on in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. We have also learned how to make estimates. The class teachers have been impressed with our ability to use our developing number sense to solve different types of problems.

Pupils have particularly enjoyed our history learning. We have studied different significant historical figures from over the last four hundred years, to understand what can make someone well known. We have discovered that whilst power and riches can make someone famous, other people are well-known because of their kindness and determination to help others and stand up for people’s rights.

Learning about rights brings us on to our PSHE studies. We have been learning about rights and responsibilities. We understand how our rights and responsibilities work together, and we all have a role in making our school and community a safe and happy place.

During our Religious Education, we have been learning the importance of The Lord’s Prayer to Christians and we enjoyed an Insight Bible Workshop.

In other areas of the curriculum, we have been developing our appreciation of art through self-portrait making, learned some hockey skills, built on our understanding of how different materials have useful different properties, and we have also had time to learn some French!

It has been a busy half-term and we have managed to pack-in so much learning. The Year Two teaching team have seen lots of progress and we are looking forward to a successful year.