Welcome to Year 2. The children are in their final year of the Infants School and will be working with more independence as they continue to progress academically.
We follow the letters and sounds approach for phonics and use Oxford Reading Tree Scheme for Reading.
Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you would like more information about the curriculum.
This week we are exploring a variety of different fractions.
This week we have been exploring our knowledge of division in maths.
This term, we are becoming botanists in science and learning all about the many types of wonderful plants in our habitat.
Healthy Eating Week
We have had so much throughout Healthy Eating Week 2021! We loved learning about the Eat Well Plate and how to bake our own bread. Yum yum!
On Wednesday we learnt all about deep breathing, meditation and relaxation in our amazing yoga workshop with our special guest.
This week in PSHE, we have been learning about trust and harmonious teamwork. This week in D&T, we have been making our own finger puppets. It was really fun but very hard work!
Designing a finger puppet
This week, Badgers have started to design their own finger puppet. They will apply their knowledge of creating a running stitch and improve their fine motor skills by cutting, threading, knotting and sewing.
It’s official: Badgers are brilliant writers!
This week we have been learning about the story of Rapunzel, taking care to deepen our knowledge of grammar whilst learning important storytelling techniques. On one day, we were creating some multisensory recounts and, the day after, we were focusing on a character’s speech.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald. “Writing is its own reward.”
We are writers!
The long-awaited Badger Class Tiger stories have been published.
*Spoiler alert* these tigers are very friendly; they are nothing like the tigers you have read about before.
We have also enjoyed exploring shadows in our Dance session.
This week in Badger Class, we have been thinking about bullying. We all agreed that it was a terrible word and that people bullied those who were different from them. We talked about how a bullied person might feel. The children all agreed to stand up to bullying by being kind and making sure that nobody felt left out: We made a friendship tree. In History, we imagined how it might have felt like to have lived during ‘The Great Fire of London’. We wrote diary entries from the point of view of a child.
London’s burning…fetch the engines!
What a week we have had in Badger Class! After looking at the picture of a piece of charred wood from 1666, we wrote down questions we wanted to find answers to. The children recreated the burning houses and talked about how our houses these days are built in such a way as to prevent a rapid spread of fire. In English we published our tiger stories. We learnt some more mental maths strategies and had a fun ‘Stay Active’ session in the hall.