Year 2

 Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to our Year 2 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.


Our Year 2 Staff:

Miss Pickup – Teacher

Mrs Sinclair – Teaching Assistant


Friday 12th January 2018
Happy New Year and welcome back to Year 2 blog! We have been so busy this week with it being our first week back. Our classroom has changed to match our topic. Our topic this term is the Great Fire of London. We are all so excited to find out all about it. We have transformed our classroom. In our maths area it is Pudding Lane Bakery. We have lots of historical houses that we made using cardboard. 
In maths we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. Some of us went on a shape hunt around school and we had to identify what shape it was. Whilst some of us had to write riddles using a shapes properties. Our partners had to guess what shape it was. 
In English we have introduced our new 'topic text' which is called Toby and the Great Fire of London. We have been predicting what we think the book is about. Today we used our senses to imagine what Toby would have smelt, touched, heard and saw. 
In topic we have been comparing London in 1666 to nowadays. It has changed a lot! Can you believe that people did not have cars? We have been doing some marble painting which was lots of fun. It created a fiery background. Then we created a silhouette as the background of the houses. 
This week our superstars are:
Our core value was awarded to Orfefs for being unique. 
Our celebration assembly certificate went to Brogan for being a fantastic friend to our new starter who has came all the way from Japan. Brogan even knows more Japanese than Miss Pickup. 
Friday 19th January 2018
Miss Pickup has been so proud of us all this week. We have been completed our first big write since the christmas holidays. We all worked really hard! We had to write a diary entry in the role of Toby. We all had to step in the shoes of Toby and take on his role. The Great Fire of London was extremely terrifying!!
In maths we have been looking at 3D shapes. Lots of us brought in different 3D shape in a real life context. We also looked at photographs and had to identify what shape it was. 
As a school we have subscribed to purple mash which is a fantastic resource. All children have received letters about it and log ins for the them to log into at home. 
Our handwriter week award goes to Aiden this week. He has worked extremely hard to improve his handwriting over the last few weeks. 
Our core value this week is responsible and the award goes to.... 
Our celebration assembly award goes to .... for... 
Friday 8th December 2017 
Our elf Buddy has been getting up to some mischief. On Monday he knocked down all of our times tables and they were all over the floor. He was dangling from the washing line so he kept hitting Mrs Sinclair on the head every time she walked past. Then on Tuesday he wrapped up Miss Pickup's chair. He decided to decorate the tree on Wednesday with toilet roll - Miss Pickup was not happy!!! After that, he visited the photocopier and took lots of selfies of himself. He put the photos all over our class. 
In science we have been doing an investigation. We are trying to find out which way is the best way to grow cress. We have tested cotton wool. a wet paper towel and soil. 
In maths we have been looking at different ways to partition a number. Some of us have used place value counters and some have used base 10.  
In English we have been looking at different plants and we are going to write a non-chronological report about them. Some of us have been practising our letter formation in the glitter. 
Our celebration certificate this week went to Cora Wells for working really hard in maths. 
Our core value this week was proud and Aiden was nominated by his class mates. 
Handwriter of the week will be announced next Friday. 
Friday 1st December 2017
Well what an exciting week! It is the lead up to Christmas with our Christmas performance underway.  It is looking fantastic already... thanks to all parents/carers for all your support so far. The snow arrived and we were very excited! We also got the opportunity to put our baubles on the school Christmas tree. We all had a bauble each to put on tree as some of our friends shared their baubles out. In Year 2 Miss Pickup had a special gift delivered to her classroom. An elf of the shelf who is getting up to some mischief. He is called Buddy! 
In English we have been busy writing instructions on how to plant cress seeds. We have had lots of fun because we got to plant the seeds ourselves. Here are a few photos of us planting the seeds and following the instructions: 
In maths we have been working on our multiplication and division. We have been using lots of concrete resources to support us with our maths. 
Our celebration certificate this week went to Gracie for improving her handwriting. She has worked really hard on this. 

Our hand-writer of the week went to Liam, Isaac and Brandon. They all worked really hard to improve their handwriting. Forming their letters correctly. Well done - you should all be very proud! 

A reminder to all parents that we need all costumes in ASAP please. It is also invitation afternoon on Thursday - all the children are very excited to show off their fabulous work!
Friday 24th November 2017
We have had a very busy week. We had a special delivery from santa in a big parcel which was a santa cam and we all waved at Santa. He is watching to make sure we are all behaving so he knows whether we are going on his good or naughty list. 
Practical resources help us in our maths. We have used them this week to work out multiplication problems and counting to 20. In maths we have been learning our 2,3, 5 and 10 times tables. Here is a video of our 3 times table song: 
Topic has been extremely fun this week. We have learnt how to draw a sunflower and mixed primary colours to paint our pictures. Then we have been looking at food chains and we learnt some big words including producers and consumers. Here are some photos of our wonderful topic work: 
Our celebration certificate this week went to Jacob.

Our core value this week went to Brogan for being responsible. 

Our hand-writer of the week went to Isaac for trying really hard all week to improve his ascenders and descenders. 

 On Monday and Wednesday afternoons, we have been going through our wonderful play which we are so excited for you all to see. Remember to bring costumes in and if you have issues - please let Miss Pickup or Mrs Sinclair know. Please ensure children are learning their parts and continue practising the songs. 
PE has been changed to a Friday morning since the hall is extremely busy with Christmas performances. 
Friday 17th November 2017
This week has been anti bullying week which raises awareness of the bullying of children and young people, in schools and elsewhere, and to help children with ways of preventing and responding to it. We realised that every single one of us is unique and different. We all drew pictures of ourselves on crayons and decided we were like a pack of crayons as we are all different but when we are together we are complete. So we created this piece of work which is being displayed around school. 
In maths, we have been doing lots of problem solving and we are now maths geniuses. Here are some photos of our hard work: 
In english, we have been writing a diary entry. As a class we had to put our magic hats on and become 'Brigg' who is a character from our book. He lives in a city and he has never seen any flowers. He tries to grow one but so far he hasn't had much luck. 
We now have a neat writer award on a weekly basis. This week the winner was Charlie - he has worked really hard to achieve this! We are soooo proud. 

Our celebration certificate this week went to Katie Watson because her reading inference skills are fabulous. What a star she is!

Our core value this week went to Jacob Mellish for being Unique!

Today has been Children in Need day and we have been talking about how to make a difference to children's lives.  Fatfield are truly grateful for all the money that has been donated. Here are a few snaps from today when we were lucky enough for a visit from Pudsey Bear!!
Reminder: Put in warm clothes for children for PE as we may have to do PE outside to free up the hall for christmas performances. PE is on a Thursday. Our christmas performance will be on the 12th and 13th of December. 

Friday 10th November 2017:

On Monday we went to Biddick Academy to take part in the Multi Skills Tournament which the children thoroughly enjoyed. We played various activities alongside four other primary schools. 

Some children in Y2 have been practising for the SATs and they have all worked really hard. 

A special guest arrived in school on Thursday. He is a well known author called Rob Lewis who wrote lots of books for children. 

Our celebration certificate this week went to Oliver C for showing a brilliant attitude at the Biddick Academy Tournament. 

 Our core value this week went to Grace C for being very supportive towards her friends at the Biddick Academy Tournament. She was voted for by her peers. 



Friday 3rd November 2017:

We have had a busy week. In Maths we have been looking at addition and subtraction.  We have introduced our new English book which is called 'The Flower.' We looked at a video of around London because the book is based in a city. We decided to choose London and today we have described the setting. The children all agreed how busy and chaotic it is in comparison to Washington. 

 On Thursday the Water Safety team visited to talk about the dangers and how to keep safe around water. Some children got the opportunity to dress up in the lifeguard equipment which was lots of fun. 

 Our celebration certificate this week went to Amelia for being an amazing role model around school. 

 Our core value this week went to Katie. She is respectful at all times and always thinking about others. 



Year 2 will have PE every Thursday. PE kits should be brought into school on a Monday and taken home on a Friday as sometimes this may change. We will be going to Biddick Acamdey for a multi skills tournament which the children are very excited about. 


Below are pictures from the Year 2 Harvest Festival play. We had so much fun making our masks and taking part. Everyone loved it and we were all so proud of ourselves.