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YEAR 2 2021-22

Welcome back to school and to your new class.  We have lots of exciting things planned for you and are sure that we will have a wonderful year together.  Photographs of learning will be shared regularly further down this page.

Here is some important information:

 

Class e-mail

Any queries should be directed to Mrs Young/Mrs Johnson via the class e-mail: year2@stpeter.doncaster.sch.uk.

For urgent matters, please contact the school office.

 

Classroom staff

Class Teachers: Mrs C Young (Monday - Wednesday) Mrs D Johnson (Thursday/Friday) 

Trainee Teacher: Miss Y Garcia (Spring Term 2022)

Teaching Assistants: Mrs S Hamilton 

 

PE Days (4th Jan 22)

Monday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor). Children may come to school in their PE kit (navy shorts/joggers & white polo shirt) on these days

 

Homework:

Spelling homework will be issued each Friday and tested the following Friday.

 

Reading books will be sent home every day. Please ensure your child reads every day at home. If they come home with the same book, encourage your child to read fluently, with expression and ensure they understand what they have read by asking questions about the book.

 

Additional home learning activities will be set during the year.

 

 

 

 

Below are some useful resources to support your child's learning.  These include some reading recommendations for Year 2 children.

USEFUL WEBSITES IN THE EVENT OF REMOTE LEARNING

 

Should your child need to self isolate due to a positive case of Covid-19, the following educational websites are really useful to support learning from home. Please remember that children also have access to the reading resource 'Lexia'.  Logins and passwords are in the brown reading records, but please contact us if you are experiencing any difficulties.

Using an atlas 4.1.22

This afternoon, we started our new topic by researching the seas and oceans around the United Kingdom. We developed our geography skills by using an atlas to do this. This helped us to name and locate the seas and oceans surrounding the UK.

SPRING TERM 2022

 

Happy New Year!  Welcome back to school. We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break.  Once again, thank you for all your cards and gifts.  They are very much appreciated.

This term, our topic focus is 'Explore'. This has a Geography theme, with a focus on seas and oceans.  Details of our curriculum plans are provided below. A home learning activity has been set, and we ask that you support your child with this.  This should be returned by Monday 17th January.

 

Please note PE days this term are Mondays and Fridays.

 

Homework: 4.1.22

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

We have reached the end of our first term; what a busy one it has been!  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the history of transport topic and we are delighted with the progress each child has made.  Thank you for all the support you have provided to your children at home.

Our Christmas celebrations were wonderful, including the fantastic Nativity, Christmas lunch and party. We would like to thank you all for your Christmas cards, gifts and good wishes for the Christmas season. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday and enjoy some rest and happiness with your families.

Next term promises to be another busy one. Our topic will have  a geography focus, based around Seas and Oceans. In Science, children will learn more about living things and their habitats.  More details about the topic and home learning activities will be issued in the New Year. We will also be welcoming Miss Garcia to class for the Spring Term.  Miss Garcia is a student teacher from Lakeside, who will be doing a placement with us. We are all looking forward to welcoming her to the Y2 team.

We hope you all have a happy and peaceful Christmas, and we look forward to welcoming the children back to school on 4th January.

Love and Best wishes,

Mrs Young, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Hamilton xxx

Our beautiful Christmas cards

We really enjoyed our Christmas dinner today, cooked by Mrs Jones. Everyone looked fabulous in their Christmas jumpers and party hats.  Afterwards, we watched 'The Polar Express' and had a very special visitor! What a lovely festive day.

Year 5 and Year 2: Sharing 'Beowulf' writing

On Monday 13th December, we had a special treat.  Year 5 shared their wonderful writing - a retelling of the Norse myth, Beowulf, with us. We were all really impressed with the quality of their writing. What fantastic role models the Year 5 children are.

Friday 10th Certificate Winners

Alizah was delighted to be one of our winners this week for the 'Peacemakers' certificate. Congratulations!

KS1 Nativity: 'The Sleepy Shepherd'

I'm sure you will agree that this year's Nativity 'The Sleepy Shepherd' was absolutely fantastic.  It really was a joyous celebration of the Christmas story.  We are all so incredibly proud of the children as they worked so hard throughout.  

Classroom display Autumn Term 2021 - The history of transport

Year 2’s visit to Doncaster Museum

26th November 2021

 

Year 2 had a fantastic day at Doncaster Museum as part of our history of transport topic.  We participated in a ‘Steam in Doncaster’ workshop and learned more about Doncaster’s rich railway history.  We enjoyed seeing the two huge steam locomotives and explored different railway heritage. This really helped to develop our historical knowledge and enquiry skills. There were some fabulous discussions and super questions. Well done Year 2 – you were a credit to the school.

Amy Johnson biographies

We have really enjoyed learning about Amy Johnson as part of our topic on the history of aviation. We have written biographies of her, explaining her life story and achievements. These will be displayed in our classroom and shared with the Aircraft Museum and also the Streetlife Transport Museum in Hull - birthplace of Amy Johnson! Here is just a small selection of our wonderful writing.

Year 2's visit to Doncaster Aircraft Museum

We had a wonderful day at the aircraft museum. We loved exploring the different aircraft. We learnt more about Doncaster's aviation history and found out why there is an aircraft museum next to our school!

Maths - Using apparatus to represent numbers to 20

Super Maths work from Year 2 this week.  We recapped on numbers to 20 and explored representing them in different ways using Mathematical equipment.

Topic - Using photographs to explore how transport has changed over time

This week we started our history of transport topic.  During the lesson, we developed our historical enquiry skills by studying old photographs of Doncaster to explore some of the changes in transport over time.

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