Welcome to the Year 2 Webpage.
The staff in Year 2 are Miss Wilkins and Mrs Payne.
Contact us at: Y2class@greenfields.herts.sch.uk
- PE- Monday and Thursday
- Reading books – Sent home Monday and due in Friday. These should be brought to school daily in book bags.
- Spellings – Sent home Friday, and due in the following Wednesday.
- Homework – Sent home Friday, and due in the following Wednesday.
The documents below will give you more detailed information about learning in Year 2.
- Meet the Teacher Year 2 (263KB)
- Year 2 Recommended Reading List (119KB)
- Year 2 - Curriculum Map (619KB)
- Year 2 Maths Learner (32KB)
Year 2 Blog
Children’s Mental Health week, Express Yourself.
This year the theme for Children’s Mental Health week was ‘Express yourself’. At Greenfields we did this through our clothes, whether we were at home or at school we all dressed to express ourselves. We even had some siblings join in with us because we know how important it is to think about our mental health.
We have been working so hard at home in Year 2, and have been so motivated with all subjects in the curriculum. Computing is especially hard at home but we have all been persevering and impressing all the adults at home and at school. We have been loving music and looking at the genre of Rock and Roll!
Great Fire of London Investigation
We have been learning about the Great Fire of London, we know that there are many reasons as to why the fire spread so rapidly including the wind, the houses mainly being made from wood and also because the houses and buildings in 1666 were built so close together that the fire could easily move between them.
We wanted to investigate how the houses being close together was such an important reason as to how the fire spread so quickly and for so long, so in DT we built our own houses. We had to research the houses first to find out how they were made and what they were made from, we sketched the houses with a big focus on the tell tale beams that were used in the houses, and then we made our own. We used cardboard boxes but took them apart at the seams and glued them back up the wrong way round so that the shiny part was on the inside; some children found this really hard as it took a lot of patience and was very fiddly. We used our research to create the aesthetic of the houses with the straw on top and beams across them.
When we took them outside we had two groups; one group of houses were very close together, and one group had space between them.
Mr Quarrell our caretaker lit the houses on fire so we could observe the difference between the two groups. We were all amazed when the fire put itself out in the group where the houses were spread out, showing us all just how important the houses being close together was to the spread of the fire.
We used oil pastels to create a firework inspired pieces of art work. Our work started with practicing our fireworks in our sketchbooks with coloured pencils before we felt successful enough to move onto black paper with oil pastels. We were so proud of the progress we made within a single lesson!
In Geography we have been comparing South Oxhey to Kampong Ayer. We used the iPads to research and compare the different time zones both places are in. It helped us to understand why the World has different time zones.
We have been building on our understanding of the colour wheel, with primary and secondary colours, to help us during art lessons so we can choose the correct colours for our pieces of work.
Settling in for Year 2.
Year 2 have been settling in so well the past week and a half, with some great homework and loving their slot on the pirate ship. Keep it up Year 2.
In honour of Science Week, Year 1 and 2 spent an afternoon together with parents exploring and investigating lots of different areas of Science. We had apple dissection to sort out the parts of an apple, dancing raising to see what gases can do, tin foil boats to create the best floating boat, lego house building with different materials for the roof to see if they were waterproof, skittle rainbows to see how colours leave the skittles, ice with different substances to see what melted it fastest, and magnets to sort out what was magnetic and what was not
The children, and parents, had masses of fun and it led to some awesome conversations. It was lovely to see so many parents get involved and be able to discuss science with such excitement and the enthusiasm followed back to classrooms where the children had (what felt like!) hundreds of great and inquisitive questions.
Year 2 Busy at Work.
Year 2 have settled in well. Well done Year 2!