Welcome to Year 2's class page! Here you can find information about our classes, topics and curriculum.
Teacher: Miss Potter
TA: Mrs Salthouse & Mrs Smeeton
Teacher: Mr Harding
TA: Miss Stephenson & Mr Robertson
In Year 2, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum to prepare our children for a life in modern Britain.
If you would like to view the curriculum map for the whole year, or for previous half term topics, click on the links below:
Black History Month
To celebrate Black History Month this year, Year 2 have taken part in lots of different activities. We were lucky enough to take part in a zoom with Mayowa Precious Agbabiaka, who talked to us about her book ‘There’s Rice at Home’ which has been translated into 13 different languages! Mayowa spoke to us about how and why she became an author and where the idea for her story came from. She also read us her story in different languages!
We have also looked at Rosa Parks in History and why she is such a significant person in Black History. We used our Art skills to draw a portrait of her as well as researching her to create a fact file.
In Art this month, we celebrated Althea McNish and her amazing textiles and prints. We looked at lots of different prints and spoke about what we liked about her work. We also used Althea’s work as inspiration and used it to create our own tropical prints in our sketchbooks.
Science - Animals including Humans
In Science this half term, we are looking animals including humans. We have spoken about how important it is to look after our bodies and especially how we can be hygienic. We investigated the best way to keep our hands clean by using glitter to represent germs. We used a paper towel to wipe the germs, we cleaned our hands in cold water and we cleaned our hands in warm water with soap to see which was the best way to clean our hands. We found that washing our hands in warm water and with soap got rid of most of the germs!
In PE this half term, Year 2 are focusing on controlling our movements and putting sequences of movements together to form a dance. Take a look at some our incredible moves below!
World Mental Health Day
Year 2 took part in World Mental Health Day this October by watching a stream by author Tom Percival. Tom Percival has written many books about emotions and some of our favourites are ‘Ruby’s Worry’ and ‘Perfectly Norman’. We spoke about how reading is good for our mindfulness and joined in with the ‘Take 10 Reading Challenge’ where we spent 10 minutes of our day reading our favourite books.