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 teachers are Miss Gascoigne, who loves investigative learning and good quality picture books and Mrs Thom, who loves to sing her way through the school day!
Mrs Thom studied at the University of Hull where she gained her degree in Scandinavian Studies and History and at the University of East Anglia for her P.G.C.E. She has worked as a Learning Advisor within Northamptonshire and works with the University of Buckingham to support P.G.C.E students in her non –teaching days at St Marys.
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.
Our learning this term is looking at the world in which we live in our project titled, What a Wonderful World. We shall be exploring hot and cold places around the globe, in relation to the equator. The children are especially keen to find out about where animals live and what animals live in the different alternate climates. We will also look at how where we live is different to other areas around the world. We shall have a particular focus on South Africa, as Miss Bullard will be visiting the BEFSA project school in the October half term in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
Linked to our What a Wonderful World project, in science we will explore different materials used to build houses across the world and describe the properties of different materials.
Finally, as the culmination of our project, we will learn about Nelson Mandela, a significant international figure in 20th century History from South Africa.
We are trialling using a new website to support the children with their Maths homework, rather than as a replacement for the usual homework.
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So, what is Purple Mash? Purple Mash is a comprehensive suite of online learning tools and content, designed to be used by Primary aged children in the classroom and at home.
When you log in with your child, visit the 2DO section (red tick), where they can play a maths game, set up by Mrs Thom to help children practice adding 2 numbers. They have played this game in school and enjoyed it!
Let us know if you have any difficulty with logging in or accessing the page.