Welcome to Year Two
2B and 2G
Year 2 Staff
Our teachers are: Mrs Bullough (2G) and Miss Barrett (2B)
We are supported by: Mrs Thornton (HLTA), Mrs Barrett (2G) and Miss Semple (2B)
In Year 2, we work hard by always doing the best that we can do and we aim to be the best that we can be.
We are so lucky to be working with all of your amazing children this year. Please check back as we will be updating the website with all of the exciting things we have been getting up to throughout the year!
Homework in Year Two
We work hard all day long in class but there are just a few little things you can help me with at home:
- Please make sure I read at least 4 times a week and that this is recorded in my reading record.
- Practise my spellings with me every day.
Science – Habitats
We’ve enjoyed designing and making our own macro-habitats – take a look at them! Can you guess if they are a polar habitat, savannah, jungle or ocean habitat?
We have looked at a range of micro-habitats and decorated our own mini bird houses.
Using the techniques we learnt at The Lowry, we experimented and used water colour paints in class.
This half term, we have used the bee bots, roamers, iPads and laptops to learn how to make and program simple algorithms (sets of rules or instructions for a computer or robot to follow).
We have really enjoyed doing gymnastics this half term with Mr Tierney. We have perfected rolls, balances, sequences and judged our partners work.
Our Visit from Victoria, a Member of the Jewish Community
This half term, we have been learning about Judaism in Religion. We were very lucky to be visited by Victoria, who came into school to talk to the children about her faith and her traditions. Victoria spoke to the children about Jewish festivals and enhanced their learning of Shabbat. The children set a table ready for Shabbat and enjoyed Challah bread and some grape fruit juice. The children loved this experience and have developed a greater sense of understanding of our society in the greater community.
Trip to Salford Quays
We had a great day at Salford Quays. We were extremely well behaved and represented St Luke’s in the best way possible.
We enjoyed a walk around Salford Quays, looking at maps and completing a treasure hunt! We also had an art lesson where we learnt all about L S Lowry and how he did his landscape paintings.
Visit to Light Oaks Park
We went on a walk to the park to look at the human and physical features of our local area. We also looked for insects in their microhabitats as part of our learning on habitats in Science but sadly all of the insects were hibernating as it was so cold. However, to our surprise, we did manage to find a frozen frog!
During Autumn 1 we focused our learning on ‘The Great Fire of London’.
Fire Service Visit
We were very lucky to have a visit from the fire service who gave us a special tour of a fire engine and an important talk on fire safety.
As Thomas Farriner accidentally started The Great Fire of London in his bakery, our learning was enhanced with a visit from Warburtons where we became bakers for the morning and made our very own bread rolls.
We worked in groups to write news reports all about The Great Fire of London and recorded them.
Autumn Senses Walk
We enjoyed a walk to the park as part of our poetry work in English. We discussed Autumnal senses and wrote fantastic poems with excellent description including noun phrases, onomatopoeia, similes and alliteration.
We went to church and listened to Father Mark tell us lots of information about the special books that are used during Mass.
Over the Autumn term, we have developed our knowledge within place value, addition and subtraction. We enjoy using concrete materials as part of our learning before moving onto pictorial and abstract methods.