Dahl Class Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 Dahl Class!

 

Year 2's day is from 8:45am - 3:15pm and they come through the Key Stage 2 door. 

Year 2 can also attend Maths Club in the school hall from 8:20am.

 

You can use this page of the website to find out about Year 2's weekly timetable, what we have been learning about during the current term and find out what each week's homework is.

 

Homework is due in on a Thursday. Reading books will be checked everyday so please ensure that your child brings their reading book in to school every day (even if they haven't done any reading). Friday will also be PE days so please ensure that your child comes to school with their hair tied up and if possible earrings are removed. 

 

We will also add details, pictures and links to the fun activities we have been taking part in.

 

We hope the children will have a fantastic year with us in Year 2. 

If you have any questions please do come and see us.

Miss Orpin and Mrs Manwaring.

 

Term 3

This term in English we are reading:

  • "Lila and the Secret of Rain” by David Conway and Jude Daly.
  • "One Day, On Our Blue Planet… In the Antarctic" by Ella Bayley.

                     

Please DO NOT read these books with your children as it will ruin the slow build up and surprise we use in our English lessons. If you would like to read a similar book, or a book to aid their learning around our topic, to your child then this term I would recommend:

  • "Furaha Means Happy: a book of Swahili Words” by K Wilson-Max.
  • “Mama Panya’s Pancakes” by Cairns and R Chamberlin.
  • “The Day the Rains Fell” by A Faundez.
  • “Handa’s Surpise” and “Handa’s Hen” by E Browne.
  • “Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain” by V Ardeena.
  • “Mara Serengeti: A Photographer’s Paradise” by J Scott.
  • “The Most Important Gift of All” By K Littlewood and D Conway.
  • “One Night, Far From Here” by Julia Watuers.
  • “We All Went on Safari” by Laurie Krebs.
  • “African Animal Tales Collections” by Mwende Hadithi.
  • “A is for Africa” by Ifeoma Onyefulu.
  • “The First Book of Nature” By Nicola Davies.
  • “A Little Guide to Trees” and “A Little Guide to Wild Flowers” By Charlotte Voake.
  • “Acorn” by Edward Gibbs.
  • “Wild” by Emma Emily Hughes.

We used watercolours to paint a sunset picture.

Term 2

This term in English we are reading:

  • "Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob)" by Simon Bartram.
  • "The Way Back Home" by Oliver Jeffers.

                     

Please DO NOT read these books with your children as it will ruin the slow build up and surprise we use in our English lessons. If you would like to read a similar book, or a book to aid their learning around our topic, to your child then this term I would recommend:

  • "Space" by Heather Alexander and Andres Lozano.
  • "Space Kids. An Introduction for Young Explorers" by Andrea De Santis and Steve Parker.
  • "The Skies Above My Eyes" by Charlotte Guillain and Yuval Zommer.
  • "Professor Astro Cat's Solar System" by Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman.
  • "The Story of Stars" by Neal Layton.
  • "Look Up!" by Nathan Byron and Dapo Adeola.
  • "Astro Girl" by Ken Wilson-Max.
  • "Toys in Space" by Mini Grey.
  • "Beegu" by Alexis Deacon.
  • "Wanda and the Alien" by Sue Hendra.
  • "Here Comes the Aliens" by Colin McNaughton.
  • "Wonderful Life" by Helen Ward.
  • "Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlings" by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.
  • "The Earth Book: A World of Exploration and Wonder" by Jonathon Litton and Thomas Hegbrook.
  • "Earth from Space" by Michael Bright and Chloe Sarosh.
  • "Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth" by Oliver Jeffers.
  • "Planetarium: Welcome to the Museum" by Raman Prinja and Chris Wormell.

We put ourselves in the roles of different characters to create freeze frames from our new book Man on the Moon. One of us was a space tourist taking pictures whilst our partner was Bob the astronaut doing tricks. We then switched over roles so we could experience being both characters.

In PSHE we are learning about rights and responsibilities. Today we talked about our responsibilities to our school and our class.

In our anti-bullying lesson this week we looked at the power of words and how hard it is to take them back. We talked about other things we could do instead of using unkind words when our friends have upset us.

November's Volleyball Workshop

We used splatter paint to create a space background for our astronaut sketches.

World Cup Day- Crab Football with Miss Bracken!

World Cup Day- Active Flag Hunt with Reception and Year 1!

Term 1

This term in English we are reading:

"The Jolly Postman" by Janet & Allan Ahlberg.

"The Last Wolf" by Mini Grey.

Please DO NOT read these books with your children as it will ruin the slow build up and surprise we use in our English lessons.

 

 If you would like to read a similar book ,or a book to aid their learning around our topic, to your child then this term I would recommend:

  • "Katie Morag Delivers the Mail" by Mairi Hedderwick.
  • "Dear Mother Goose" by Michael Rosen.
  • "Dear Fairy Godmother" by Michael Rosen.
  • "Mixes Up Fairytales" by Hilary Robinson
  • "Each Peach Pear Plum" by Janet & Alan Ahlberg.
  • "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?" by Lauren Child.
  • "Beware the Storybook Wolves" by Lauren Child.
  • "I am so Strong" by Mario Ramos.
  • "Goldilocks and Just the One Bear" by Leigh Hodgkinson.
  • “My First Nursery Collection” by Tony Ross.
  • “Mr Wolf’s Pancakes” by Jan Fearnley.
  • “The Way Home for Wolf” by Rachel Bright and Jim Field.
  • “Wolf Won’t Bite!” by Emily Gravett.
  • “The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig” by Eugene Trivizas and Helen Oxenbury.

 

You could also read any of these Stories:

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Cinderella
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • East of the Sun
  • West of the Moon
  • Aladdin
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Peter Piper
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Three Little Pigs
  • Mother Goose
     

Or any of these rhymes:

  • Old King Cole
  • Incy Wincey Spider
  • There was an Old Woman who lived in a Shoe
  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • Simple Simon
  • There was a Crooked Man
  • Little Jack Horner
  • Eeny, Meeny, Miny Mo
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Jack and Jill
  • The Queen of Hearts
  • Sing a Song of Sixpence
  • Little Miss Muffet
  • Pat a Cake
  • Baby Bunting
  • Three Blind Mice
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep

We have been using base 10 manipulatives in Maths to help us with our partitioning skills.

We celebrated the life of Queen Elizabeth II by sketching photos of her at different periods of her life.

In Geography we have been learning how to use an Index in an Atlas to find places around the world.

We had our first PE lesson in our school PE kits. It might have taken us quite while to get changed but we are determined to beat our times next week!

September- We had our first Volleyball workshop with Miss Bracken this week. We recapped all the skills we learnt last year such as volleying and digging.

We have been making Bear Hand Puppets! First, we had to sew the two pieces together, before gluing on eyes and drawing on the mouth and nose.

October- We had our second Volleyball workshop with Miss Bracken. This week we played Volleyball man in the middle, practicing volleying the ball over the 'net' person in the middle.

Year 2 Assessments

In Year 2 we take part in the End of Key Stage 1 SATs in May. For this assessment we complete 4 test papers: Maths Arithmetic, Maths Reasoning, Reading Paper 1 and Reading Paper 2. The reading papers in particular require the children to read a large chunk of text and then answer questions about them. Children often find this really tricky so any extra reading you can do at home will really help the children. The evidence collected from these 4 tests are then combined with evidence collected from the children's work in class to decide if they are Working Towards Year 2 Expectations, Working At the Expected Standard of Year 2 and Working at a Greater Depth within the Year 2 Expectations. Writing is judged completely on the work in their English books. We often find children's handwriting or spelling can let them down, so any extra work you can do on this at home will greatly help.

 

Resources to help your children in their home learning.

Check out some of our favourite Maths games to play!

 

Funky Mummy

Shark Numbers

Hickory Dickory

Coin Calculator

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Online Safety Guides

How to work out Addition calculations

How to work out Addition calculations with exchanging

How to work out Subtraction calculations

How to work out Subtraction calculations with exchanging

How to work out Multiplication calculations.

How to work out Division calculations.

How to work out a Fraction of a number