In Y2, we are a kind and caring class, who enjoy playing and learning together.You will often find us using technology to practice our new maths learning or to record our learning through different ICT media. We are curious learners who like to find out about the world in which we live and generate our own questions for our projects.We like being active learners by tasting, exploring and experiencing, for example we tasted different fruits when reading Handa’s Surprise.
We love storytime at the end of the day, where we read different pictures books linked to our learning.
Our teacher is Miss Gascoigne, who loves investigative learning and good quality picture books.
Miss Gascoigne has a degree in English Literature and a P.G.C.E from Bangor University. She has taught in London, Paris and Eton as well as several schools in Oxfordshire. She has taught all ages from Nursery to Year Seven and has coordinated a wide range of subjects across the curriculum. She is very happy to be back in Year Two.
Let it Grow! Spring 2 This term our learning is connected through the topic ‘Let it Grow’. In Science, this will focus on helping plants to grow well where we will;
observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy
ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways
observe closely, using simple equipment
perform simple tests
identify and classify
use observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
gather and record data to help in answering questions
In Art, we will make a large scale piece of collaborative art focusing on brush techniques and how these vary on different surfaces. We will consider colour and composition when assembling the final piece. We will draw upon our scientific knowledge in English; using scientific vocabulary to write about lifecycles of growing plants and bulbs and to record observations from direct experience.
This term we will be looking at a variety of texts written by Eric Carle and Pat Hutchins, linked to our Let it Grow project, and using these as inspiration for writing.