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Year 2 – Badger

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 Twinkl validated SSP for phonics. 

Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you would like more information about the curriculum.

  • Different habitats

    Badger class went exploring around the school grounds this week identifying different plants and animals. We looked at different habitats e.g. our bee garden and wildlife pond area. 
    We drew our observations and thoughts about why the plants and animals were found in those places. 
     
  • Germinating seeds

    For Science Badger class have been testing what seeds need to germinate. We have placed broad beans in different conditions to test this. 
    Can you see if one of the beans has germinated? 
     
  • Fractions in numbers & shapes

    This week Badger class have been looking at fractions in numbers and shapes. We used a square piece of paper to find ways to fold them into halves, quarters and thirds. 

  • “How to Catch a Star” by Oliver Jeffers

    This week Badgers have been looking at the story “How to Catch a Star” by Oliver Jeffers. We have been thinking about the different thoughts and feelings of the little boy in the story. We wrote down our ideas of how the boy was feeling, what he was thinking and what he would say at various points in the story. We used co-operation crocodile learning behaviour to help us work as a team during the lessons. 

  • Absorbency

    This week Badger class have been investigating absorbency. We used pipettes to drop water onto different materials to see which material could absorb the most water and make a suitable sweatband.

  • Fabrics

    Badger class have been investigating different fabrics and how stretchy they are this week. We carried out our tests on several different fabrics and measured how far they can stretch. Do you know fabric that can stretch? 

  • Computing

    This week in Computing, Badgers looked at how to enter information onto a pictogram. We created our pictograms on the computer and then answered questions about them. 

  • London Skyline

    This week in Art Badger class have been looking at creating silhouettes. We used watercolour as a medium to create a dramatic skyline and cut out shapes of the London landmarks to create our art pieces. Can you spot any famous London landmarks?  

  • Verbs

    This week in Badger class, we have been looking at verbs to describe how animals move. We will be writing our own poems about animals using our lovely ideas. 

  • Scientific questions

    This week in Science Badgers have been looking at asking scientific questions and finding ways to investigate them. We have been looking at absorbency in action. Here you can see our amazement at closed petal paper flowers opening when they are put on water.