Year 2

In Year 2 we are learning about...

Week Commencing 19.11.18
We have been very busy since the start of the new half term, working hard in all areas of the curriculum. We have started a new story in English called
'Tiger Child' , using it as inspiration for descriptive writing and letter writing. We are continuing to work on addition and subtraction in maths as well as learning our 2, 3, 5, 10 times tables.  Our history topic is The Great Fire of London and we are all looking forward to our trip linked to this next Friday 30th November.
Thank you for your continued support.
Year 2 team

 Please find attached below Year 2 History Project Homework.

Week Commencing 12.10.18 
We are moving on to learning more about addition and subtraction in maths  and fact families to 20. We will also be learning ways that we can checks our answers to make sure they are correct.
We are continuing to write about pirates in English, using the Pirate Cruncher' book to inspire us. 
In our swimming we are all making great progress, trying very hard and enjoying going each week.  
Thanks for your continued support.
Year 2 staff

Week Commencing 10.09.18
Welcome back everyone. The children have settled back in very well and we are all looking forward to a fantastic year together. 

This half term in English we are using books based on pirates and the homework project is linked to this. In science we are learning about materials and in geography we are learning about the wonders of the world. We are also going to be spending more time learning outside, including reading, maths, science and investigation activities.
P.E. is on a Wednesday and please remember that all children need a P.E. kit and swimming is on a Monday. Please remember that ALL jewellery needs to be removed including earrings for both P.E. and swimming.
Also remember that your child needs to bring reading books each day, as we will be spending time reading each day.
Thank you for your continued support.
Year 2 team

Week Commencing 18.05.18
This week year 2 have been doing their Sats and writing instructions. They have learnt about habitats using the ks1 garden and why Sikhs share.

Week Commencing 23.04.18
This week we have been continuing our work on pirates in English. We have started our book 'The Pirate-Cruncher'. The children have written riddles and character descriptions. The imagination studio was used to enhance our learning by creating a storm scene and role playing what it would be like to be a pirate on a ship in the storm. In maths we have been learning to tell time including o'clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to the hour. The children have also learnt to show different times on a blank clock face. In the afternoons, we have been doing booster sessions in preparation for the SATs.

Week Commencing 05.02.18

This week children have written their own versions of Little Red Riding Hood. They have worked very hard and produced some fantastic stories. 

In maths they have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. They have looked at the number of sides 2D shapes have and the lines of symmetry. 
In art children have made clay pots with real clay.

Week commencing 29.01.18

This week children have changed parts of story of Little Red Riding Hood. They enjoyed creating their own menu, settings and characters. 

In maths they have been working on subtraction. They have finished statistics and consolidated counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
In science we have learnt about how seeds are dispersed and took pictures on Ipads as part of the computing program.
In art we have designed our own clay pot.

Week commencing 22.01.18

This week children have used talk 4 writing in english to retell the story of Little Red Riding Hood. They enjoyed creating their own story maps to remember their sentences. 


In maths they have been working on tally charts and pictograms. They have collected their own data and enjoyed drawing  and reading pictograms.
In science we have learnt parts of a plant and the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees.
In art we are working towards making food sculptures. Children have sketched a fruit this week and made close observations of its shape.

Week commencing 08.01.18

This week children have been introduced to Traditional Tales. They have listened to a variety of stories and answered questions to develop their reading and understanding. They have moved from multiplication to division and enjoyed solving practical problems by sharing and grouping. In Science, children have reviewed what they already know about plants and learnt about the function of each part of a plant. They are beginning to understand what a sculpture is in Art by exploring different pictures and discussing them. Finally, children have enjoyed learning about how food was sold in history. They compared old and new supermarkets and designed their own old fashioned shop front.

Week Commencing 20.11.17

This week Year 2 have started their new unit in Literacy about The Polar Express. We read the story in a snowy imagination studio and children even got to hold a bell from Santa's sleigh! 

Week Commencing 30.10.17

Welcome back to our second half term in Year 2! We have had 4 days filled with learning and fun. We celebrated Halloween with costumes, games and crafts. We also began the season of winter with beautiful acrostic poetry inspired by images in our Imagination Studio. 

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Week Commencing 16.10.17 

It has been a busy couple of weeks this half term as Year 2 have settled in and got stuck in to our topic "First Flight". The children have worked extremely hard and produced some fantastic work. For example, they have written 2 stories with fantastic story language and adventurous vocabulary. They made 3 drafts of aeroplane sketches and improved every time. We also had fun making and testing our own paper aeroplanes. We hope they have a well deserved rest during the holidays and come back ready for another half term of learning.

Week Commencing 04.09.17

A warm welcome back to all our children. Hope they all have had a refreshing break over the summer.

This week all the children have been busy getting to know their new class teachers. They have settled very quickly in their year groups and back into routine. All ready for a busy and fun term!

Week Commencing 26.06.17

In music we have composed our own 'body percussion' pieces that we then combined to make a whole class performance. During computing, we have been working on coding, thinking about how we can use algorithms (instructions) to make something move in a certain way. 

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Week Commencing 19.06.17

We have been concentrating on our music skills this term in Year 2 and we are really improving! We all had the chance to listen to some classical music this week as part of BBC Ten Pieces - the music was all so different. Some pieces made us feel scared while others filled us with excitement. We look forward to learning more about these famous songs later in the term.

Week Commencing 05.06.17

The final weeks in year 2 have started, and what a busy start it has been. 2F have had their final swimming session this week, all the children have loved their swimming lessons and have become much more confident in the water. 2F and 2T also kick-started their final topic 'Where does our food come from?' with a visit to Tesco to complete the Farm to Fork trail. We also carried out some taste testing in school....yummy!

Week Commencing 15.05.17

Year 2 have carried on learning all about the Wonders of the World and this week got to create our own Mayan headdress inspired by Chichen Itza.

2F have carried on with their swimming lessons and are really improving, it is hard work and we come back to school feeling very tired!
This week we will finish off our reading and maths assessments, we have been trying really hard and impressing our teachers!

Week Commencing 24.04.17

It has been another brilliant week in Year 2. We have started our new topic all about the Seven Wonders of the World. It has been so exciting learning about some of the different wonders and where they are located. In maths we have started a new topic too, all about Volume. Some of us have had the chance to go to the imagination studio and on Friday we had our 100% attendance assembly.

Week Commencing 03.04.17

The last week of term was so busy but we had such a fantastic time! Our parents had a chance to come into school and take part in some English and Maths activities with us, we also had a chance to look at MyMaths and think about how we can use it to work together at home. There were so many competitions in school too, like decorating an egg and the Easter Egg raffle. There were lots of winners in Year 2. Finally, we had 'WOW of the Term' to celebrate the hard work of all the children and also give some special awards to a child from each class, they were really pleased with their prizes.

Week Commencing 27.03.17

We have had a wonderful week in Year 2, taking part in 'Wellbeing Week' events each day. We all had a chance to go to the Solardome and took part in a 'Relax Kids' session where we thought about ways to feel happy. On Thursday, we also had some visitors from Women's Aid and we talked about how the people around us look after us and care for us.

Week Commencing 13.03.17

Year 2 have been working so hard and really improving each day. We have just finished writing our recounts based around our day at the Safari Park, everyone certainly had a wonderful day. In maths, we have carried on learning about fractions. We are able to work with quarters, halves and even thirds! In topic, we have carried on learning about the great explorers. Finally, in science we are carrying out an experiment about the best conditions to grow cress seeds. Let's see what happens!

Week Commencing 28.02.17

Year 2 have had a wonderful week back after half term. We have started our new topic all about Explorers and are getting ready for our visit to the Safari Park on Monday! We also celebrated World Book Day with lots of exciting activities and even got to work with some other teachers and hear about their favourite stories.

Week Commencing 13.02.17

WOW! This week Year 2 worked extremely hard but enjoyed innovating the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We have all produced some fantastic pieces of extended writing using expanded noun phrases, similes and a range of punctuation. Well done Year 2!

Also, in Maths we have been using concrete objects to become familiar with a range of 2D and 3D shapes. We learnt their names and identified their different properties.

Topic - 

During Spring term 1 our topic was 'Where does food come from?'. We identified different countries on maps, the origins of some foods and learnt about food production. Children learnt that not all food comes from the United Kingdom,  but some of it comes from abroad. Next term in History we will learn about 'Who were the greatest explorers?' 

 Week commencing 03.10.16

It has been another fantastic week in Year 2. This week we had some visiting speakers come to see us from Decca. They helped us to learn about how medicines can help us and how to spot things that aren't medicines. We then had a chance to talk about this in class and think about people who help us when we are poorly.

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Week commencing 26.09.16

The hall was FULL with lots of chidlren and parents on Friday morning for the Macmillan Coffee Morning at Ryders Green. We all donated lots of cakes and raised so much money for charity. Look how busy the hall was!

Download Files:
Download this file (homework project history.pdf)Year 2 History Project homework

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Ryders Green Primary School

Claypit Lane
B70 9UJ

Telephone - 0121 553 0658


HeadTeacher - Lucy Blackmore



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