Year 2 - Miss Waterhouse
As the children begin their final year in key stage one, myself and the Year 2 team will be supporting them every step of the way. In a classroom where mistakes are celebrated, independence is encouraged and kindness is at the heart of everything we do, I know Year 2 will be a positive and exciting time for all.
Please check this class page regularly to keep up to date with what we are up to in the classroom.
Recommended reads for Y2 children
Art - Exploring Lines - 07. 01. 2022
In art this term we are focusing on drawing. At the start of the spring term we had a lesson exploring patterns and the different thicknesses of lines. We spent a few minutes at each station using various materials. These included chalk, charcoal, graphite pencils, felt tips and oil pastels. Together we added to the same pieces so at the end of the lesson we had collaborative artworks demonstrating the diversity of lines.
Science - Which Ball is the Bounciest? - 02.11.21
Yesterday we designed and carried out a fair investigation testing the bounciness of balls. First we made a prediction about which ball we thought would be the bounciest. Each prediction was different and was supported with clear reasoning. Many factors influenced our hypothesises including the size, shape, weight and material of each ball.
Then we designed our investigation. We kept many variables the same, including the height we would drop each ball from and the surface we would drop the balls onto. We measured the height each ball bounced in cm using a metre stick. Mrs Fair recorded the results in a table and we discussed these back in the classroom as some were quite surprising!
Maths - Adding 1-digit Numbers to 2-digit Numbers - 19.10.21
On Monday we used a range of manipulatives to help us add a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number. Every table had questions and a different resource to support the children. Every child spent a few minutes at each table. The resources we used were numicon, base ten, bead strings, hundred squares and number lines.
Art - Harvest Moon Paintings - 01.10.21
On Friday, we created our own artwork linked to the Christian festival 'Harvest'. We learned that the Harvest Moon gets its name because it is the full moon closest to the Harvest, providing a bright light for farmers who work in the fields during the night. Together we used shading techniques using graphite pencils for the moon itself, and then we painted the sky by mixing various shades of blue.
P.E Warm Up - Dress the Scarecrow - 27.09.21
On Monday, we got our heart rates racing and laughed lots as we played 'Dress the Scarecrow'. Each child was in a small team, and in a relay-style each child selected a piece of equipment to hang on their team's scarecrow! There were no winners or losers, it was simply great fun.