Class 2 Blog

Class 2 Blog

  • 03
    Nov

    Science

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Year 2 observed the changes happening in Autumn by going on an Autumn spotting walk. We found nuts, berries, different coloured leaves and lots and lots of mushrooms. We learnt how the seasons change due to the Earth's tilted axis. Throughout the year, different parts of Earth receive the Sun's most direct rays. So, when the North Pole tilts toward the Sun, it's summer in the Northern Hemisphere. And when the South Pole tilts toward the Sun, it's winter in the Northern Hemisphere. We also spotted how long our shadows look at this time of the year because the sun is lower in the sky! Amazingly, there are only two seasons in Antarctica: Winter and Summer!
  • 02
    Nov

    Reading At Home

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Our reading score was 60% this week. We are aiming for a higher score and are looking at way to encourage more reading. Please try to read and record it in the yellow reading record. Thank you!
  • 02
    Nov

    Geography

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Year 2 located Antarctica in an Atlas and looked at its position on a globe. We found out that the Southern Ocean is next to it. We studied ice and felt how cold this was whilst learning about temperature and thermometers. We learnt that the freezing point of water is 0°C but the coldest natural temperature ever directly recorded at ground level on Earth is −93.2 °C at the Soviet Vostok Station in Antarctica!
  • 01
    Nov

    Welcome Back!

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Welcome back to Autumn Term 2. We hope you all had a great half term. Our new topic is Polar Explorers and focuses on Antarctica. Our Theme Map can be found on our class page which explain what we will be covering this term. Looking forward to another great term with Year 2!
  • 01
    Nov

    Our Class Text

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    This term we will be reading lots of picture books set in snowy and icy locations. We will also be learning about Ernest Shackleton and reading Skackleton's Journey by William Gill and Trapped by the Ice by Michael McCurdy.
  • 01
    Nov

    Year 2 Hook

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    To start our new theme Year 2 completed a theme hook. We completed a quiz by searching for interesting facts in the woods. We read so many amazing things that Year 2 remembered in the POP task too, such as that Antarctica has a volcano and is classed as a desert!
  • 21
    Oct

    Happy Half Term

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Mrs Trotman, Mrs Tadman and I wish you a very lovely and happy half term. We have had a fantastic Term 1 and have loved teaching such a fabulous class. Have a great time off and we look forward to seeing you soon.
  • 21
    Oct

    Theme Goal!

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    We have made it to our theme goal! Our first theme, Let's Remember has now drawn to a close. To celebrate and share our learning we invited Year 1 to our classroom. Year 1 prepared lots of great questions for us and we tried to explain everything we had learnt about WW1. The children were so enthusiastic and shared such great knowledge. Well done everyone, we are very proud!
  • 20
    Oct

    Art

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    This week we thought again about Remembrance Day and painted poppies on pebbles to create our whole school display. The children all choose a different way to design their pebbles and they all look stunning.
  • 20
    Oct

    Secret Student

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Congratulations to our secret student Indie. Indie is such a well deserving secret student. Well done!