Welcome to Athelstan Community Primary School

Welcome to Miss Ford's Year 2 Class Page

We do PE on: Monday and Wednesday

Please ensure the children have indoor PE kits in school on these days - white t-shirt, blue or black shorts.

We test spellings on: Friday

Please return homework sheets on a Friday with both sides completed.

We practise our times tables: Daily

Our daily homework is to read to an adult at home and practise our times tables and spellings in order to ensure they make the best possible progress during their time in Year 2.

Additional homework will be set occasionally throughout the year. This will usually be linked to our topic.

This term our topic is 'Great and Ghastly Events'. pdfClick here to find out about the exciting things we have planned.

  

Useful Documents                                

Class Letters                                             

 

pdfPractising Spellings at Home

pdfYear 1 and 2 Common Exception Words          

pdfYear 2 Book List

pdf Meet the Teacher PowerPoint Presentation

pdfTopic Homework - Great and Ghastly Events

pdfExtreme Reading Homework

We really enjoyed performing our Christmas concert to the rest of school and then to our parents and carers. We had done so well learning all of our parts and the singing was fantastic!

Lights, camera, action! We are very busy learning our lines and parts for this years Year 2 Christmas concert 'Baubles'.

Thank you to all of the parents who came to the meeting. We hope you found it useful. If you would like to view the PowerPoint presentation from the meeting pdfclick here. It includes the link to the website for sample papers.

As part of our topic ‘Great and Ghastly Events’, Year 2 are learning about World War 2. Today we were visited by Ray, Miss Ford’s Grandad, who was evacuated at the age of 11 during WW2. We had prepared questions the previous day and asked him all about life as an evacuee. We asked him questions about the food he ate, the things he learnt, how he felt and what it was like to wear a gas mask. The children learnt so much about what it must have been like to be an evacuee and thoroughly enjoyed his visit.  

 

During Orchard Week, the children explored the outside space in a mathematical way. They practised skills such as recording, measuring, adding and estimating. Some of the Maths challenges included creating a tally chart of the different natural objects they could find, measuring logs, benches, trees and twigs, creating 2d shapes from items like leaves and conkers and using their angle finder (made from string and sticks) to count how many right angles they could find. We also walked around the Orchard and created our own Alphabetical Outdoor Word Books. We added nouns and adjectives to the correct letters and wrote descriptive sentences of the Orchard afterwards. The children loved their Maths and English mornings in the Orchard.

 

This morning, the children became historians and investigated five different time capsules that had arrived in the classroom. Each capsule represented a different historical event and had many exciting and interesting items inside. We are really looking forward to finding out more about each great and ghastly event!

 

Our English focus during Arts Week was poetry. We specifcally looked at the poem 'What is pink?' by Christina Rossetti and explored the techniques she used as a poet. In groups, the children practised reading the poem aloud and focussed on their intonation and  pronouncing the words correctly. The groups then performed the poems to our audience of peers, with some groups also deciding to add actions.

 

Alongside producing our section of the whole school 'Big Picture' for the hall, we created our own mini big pictures in class. Each child was given a quarter of Georgia O'Keeffe's 'Red Hill and White Shell' painting to recreate. We used water colour paints and mixed colours to produce an exact copy of our indivudal part of the picture. The four quarters were then put back together and are now displayed in our classroom. The paintings look fantastic!

What a fantastic first day in Year 2! Today during our transition, we got to know each other a lot more by sharing fun facts about ourselves and thinking about our targets for the year ahead. We also became familiar with our new class rules and discussed why they were important to us. As our class name ‘Giallo’ means yellow in Italian, in the afternoon, the children started to create their own collage sunflowers. They used hand prints and materials such as tissue paper, sunflowers seeds, and foam, to produce a copy of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting ‘Sunflowers’. Tomorrow, we will be snacking on some real sunflower seeds as well!

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