In Year 2, we strive to create a positive and stimulating learning environment for our children. We endeavour to challenge children to reach their full potential and enjoy feeling accomplished. In Year 2, independence is key! We motivate children to lead their own learning, building confidence along the way. Feelings of safety and trust are of utmost importance for our young learners, in order for them to feel secure in their ability.
Term by Term
In Autumn, we travel back in time to 1666 to explore first-hand what it was like during the Great Fire of London. We delve into Samuel Pepys’ diary to witness the devastating effects that the fire caused. We recreate Pudding Lane through the creation of houses during DT lessons and visit Grangetown Fire Station to gain an understanding about how the fire service has developed over time.
The Spring term brings pirates to life, we climb aboard the HMS Trincomalee, the oldest floating frigate in all the land. In Year 2, we understand the importance of being digitally confident, using our iBooks to carry out exciting research. Parents and carers are invited into our ‘Pirate puppet-making workshop’, to showcase their sewing skills. As part of our Science work, we plant magic beans, documenting their growth and testing out the best soil conditions. Hopefully, they will reach for the clouds!
Summer term takes us to sand, sea and sunny Jamaica! We discover the geographical features of this vibrant island. The children tantalise their taste buds, preparing and sampling the fine cuisine of the country, before kicking back and enjoying a chilled out Jamaican party on the field. Of course, no party would be complete without a world famous limbo competition to end the festivities. Speaking of beaches, this term allows us to have a taste of seaside life. We explore Saltburn, looking at its old town culture and enjoy the beach!