Welcome to Year 2
Meet the Team
Class Teacher - Miss Selvey
LSA - Mrs. Oliffe and Miss Darby
PPA Cover (Tuesday afternoon) - Mrs Cobley
Class Teacher - Mrs. Harris
LSA - Mrs. Beal
PPA Cover (Monday afternoon) - Mrs. Britton
Monday 7th January - Back to school
Friday 11th January - Grandparent visit
Tuesday 15th January - Year 2 Trip to Tyntesfield
Tuesday 5th February - Safer Internet Day
Friday 17th February - End of term 3
We were so lucky to start our new project 'What has made the greatest difference?' in such a special way this week. Our project this term has a history focus and our first piece of learning has been on changes within living memory so we invited our grandparents in to share stories from their childhood. It was such an amazing opportunity to find out about how life has changed over recent years. Thank you so much to everyone that came, it was a wonderful afternoon.
Christmas Jumper Day!
It was wonderful to see such an amazing variety of jumpers today! It certainly got us feeling festive!
Year 2 Carol Concert
It was a pleasure to be able to perform our carol concert at St Nicholas Church this week. Thank you so much to everyone who came along!
We had a great time being weather reporters and explaining the weather patterns we had noticed over the last week!
Evaluating our windsocks
An important part of design and technology is evaluating our products. We tested our windsocks outside to see if they met our design criteria and thought about improvements we could make.
Design and Technology
In order to learn about the weather in our local area, we will be setting up a weather station to help spot weather patterns over the week. Part of this will be looking at wind direction so we have been designing our own windsocks to help us with this. We had to think carefully about designs, ensuring they were light, could move easily in the wind and were bright and visible. We then worked hard to make our designs using a range of materials and tools.
We thoroughly enjoyed our class assembly! We loved sharing what we have learned about our local area so far! Thank you for everyone who came to watch us!
On Friday we went to visit the WW1 exhibition set up by years 5 & 6. It was great to see the amazing work done by the older children in our school. Thank you to all the parents who helped us out!
Over the past few weeks we have been observing our cress grow in different conditions. We have been recording our observations over time so that we are able to see how the cress seeds have grown and changed in their different environments. This has helped us to know what conditions are best for plants to grow.
Sketching at the beach
Following our visit from Rosie Smith we enjoyed a trip the beach to do some sketches of our local area! It was a beautiful morning and we had a great time admiring the view! Thank you to all the parents who came along to help.
Artist Visit - Rosie Smith
This week we were incredibly lucky to be visited by local artist Rosie Smith. She cam in to see both classes and talked to us about her life and achievements as an artist as well as giving some amazing tips! We were able to ask her lots of questions which helped us to learn more about watercolours and will help us with our own sketching and painting we do this term. We also were very lucky to see many of her original watercolour paintings up close as she brought so many with her for us to look at. We are feeling so inspired!
This week we have begun our new topic in Science where we will be learning all about plants! To start us off we have been learning to identify the different parts of a flowering plant! We had a great time dissecting a plant in order to identify all the different parts!
We have been busy this week preparing our scarecrow for the Horrible Histories scarecrow festival in the village! We have had a lot of fun making it!
Walk Around Uphill
This week as a WOW start to our project 'Where in the world are we?' we went on a walk around our local village! We have been learning about human and physical geographical features and spotted so many whilst on our walk! We stopped off at the café for squash and biscuits before returning to school! It was a lovely walk and thank you so much to all who came along to help!
Where in the world are we? - Project for Terms 1 & 2
We have just begun our brand new project which is focusing on learning about our local area. We will be learning about the geographical features, weather and attractions of both Uphill and Weston!
Welcome to Year 2.
What a fantastic day we have had settling in to our new classes! We have started to learn a poem to perform at our poetry slam. We enjoyed imaths (inspirational maths) where we thought about strategies to help us with our maths in Year 2, we thought about halving and different ways this can be shown.
We began to think about our project 'Where in the World are we?' we discussed what we may already know and what we would like to discover. Finally, we thought about our school values - 'Everybody, Responsibility, Trust and Courage' and agreed what this would look and sound like in our classrooms and wider school community.