Welcome to Year 2
Welcome to our Year Two page dedicated to Dragonfly and Firefly class. Throughout the year pictures and updates will be posted here as well as news and any useful links. If you have any suggestions for this page please leave any comments.
Class Teacher- Mrs Martin
Teaching Assistant- Ms de Vulder
Aspire Teaching Student- Mrs Mackay
Class Teacher- Mr Creagh-Barry
HLTA - Mrs Wolf
Year 2 Home Learning
The following is a brief outline and explanation of how learning for your children is going to work while the school is closed.
There are generic activities outlined in the Daily Learning section – these are to be done regularly and will not change while we are closed. In the Weekly Learning section will be more specific learning activities related to Literacy, Numeracy, Art, Design, Science and Life Skills. These will be posted weekly/bi-weekly (usually on a Monday).
We will also be posting a variety of website links for Extra-Curricular Learning – children have asked for virtual tours of museums and art galleries, while Joe Wicks is hosting body workouts for children. There will be a variety of options which will hopefully keep your children busy.
We have also uploaded a 'Daily Home Learning Timetable' to help you with child's home learning and daily routine.This is only a guidance and does not have to always be followed. The timetable could be changed depending on the weekly activities the children are given at home.
REMEMBER TO BE STAY SAFE AND AT HOME!
Key Text- Castle Quest
Paul Klee - Castle and Sun
The children have been developing their printing skills to produce castle-themed pictures based upon the work of Swiss-born artist Paul Klee.
The children explored and discussed Klee's use of shape before sketching out their ideas. They then used recycling brought in from home to print shapes into their personalized castle-picture. Below are some examples of their learning journey and a copy of the picture that inspired them.
Spring 2/ Summer 1 Project- Castle Quest Hook
For our hook for the project 'Castle Quest' the children were hooked in by a castle themed scene with a range of different castle related objects. The children enjoyed dressing up and getting into role as castle characters.
'Happily Ever After' Outcome
On Wednesday 12th February our 'Happily Ever After' outcome took place. The children throughly enjoyed sharing their fairy-tale maps and instructions with the adults who came to see them. After they shared these they enjoyed their delicious gingerbread man which they made at home for their home learning.
Thank you to all the parents/ guardians who attended, it was a great turn out! We also really appreciate all your valuable and positive feedback. Please see below some of the feedback for our project 'Happily Ever After'.
"I believe that my child's progress has come far! Their reading and spelling is great. Keep up the good work Manorfield"!
"The project looks very engaging and my child had fun and was very excited when reading out the instructions. We really enjoyed making the gingerbread man".
"My child has really enjoyed this project. They like fairy tales and particularly enjoyed making a map. He has made good progress. We enjoyed making the gingerbread man".
In Geography this week the children have been learning about maps and when/why we use them. We looked at the different features of maps (title, key, symbols, different colours and a compass). Using the skills they had learnt the children became geographers and created their own fairy-tale maps. Next week in literacy the children will use their maps to write a set of a instructions of instructing a friend to get to one place to the another.
Reminder- Outcome and Home Learning
Our 'Happily Ever After' outcome is on Wednesday 12th February at 2:15pm. The gingerbread biscuit home learning is also in on the same day. If you have any questions please ask your child's class teacher. We look forward to seeing you then.
Happily Ever After Hook
For our hook for the project 'Happily Ever After' the children went on a walk around the woodland walk. The children were very excited about finding objects relating to different traditional tales such as Little Red Riding Hood's cape, a fairy wand and the Three Little Bears. This week the children will look at different traditional tales in more detail and start reading our key text 'The Lost Happy Endings' by Carol Ann Duffy.
Happily Ever After! Spring 2 Project
Happily Ever After!
Our Key Text
'Laszlo's Lightbulb' outcome
This half-term the children have been working hard and have been learning about nocturnal animals. They created their own non-chronological reports about different nocturnal animals and published these to show to Year One children. Year Two loved showed their finished work to Year One and were very proud.
Newman Court Visit
On Wednesday a group of Year 2 children visited Newman Court Residential Home and spent the afternoon with the residents. After initial shyness the children soon gained confidence and were being shown how to make and launch(!) paper airplanes and also how to create paper snowflakes. They also shared with the residents their Starry Night collages and chatted to them about things ranging from the home's garden to what was required to send a rocket into space!
Rounded off with lemon squash and biscuits it was a really fun visit and I know those children who didn't attend this time are looking forward to our next visit in 2 weeks time (December 4th).
Laszlo's Lightbulb! Autumn 2 Project
Pre-Learning for Autumn 2 Project
'Welcome Aboard' Outcome
On Tuesday 22nd October we had our 'Welcome Aboard' project outcome. The children performed their Titanic dance that they had been learning with Becky in 'Movin Monkeez' and presented their posters where they had been working in teams to research an aspect about Titanic. The Year 2 team were very proud of the children's hard work and thank you to all the parents that came. Please see below some photos of our wonderful outcome.
This term the children will be learning about the significant historical event 'Titanic'. They will learning about the different passengers on board, ordering events in chronological order and creating their own artwork to represent the ship 'Titanic' based on the artist 'Jim McDonald'. Please find below the project overview and information about the home learning.
Introduction to Year 2 and Expectations
Information for parents- Welcome Aboard Project
Your child will receive a log in sticker inside their green reading record books. Each week your child's class teacher will assign spelling and words for your child to practise at home.
The link to spelling frame is:
Please read with your child as much as possible, every night would be great, but we do understand that sometimes this can be tricky. When you have read please write in your child's green book so we can see and this helps with the children receiving their reading certificates. Reading at home is really important to your child's reading development, when we read with the children we can tell the ones that have been practising and the ones that haven't. Reading is fundamental to everything, if you child struggles with reading they will find lots of the curriculum tricky as reading is everywhere!
Our PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school for these days. Please can you also ensure earrings are removed or your child is happy to take out their earrings by their themselves.
Tuesday is Movin Monkeez with Becky
Wednesday- Dragonfly PE with Mrs Martin / Firefly PE with Mr Creagh-Barry
We aim to visit the library once a week, usually on a Thursday.