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.
- Year 2 - Curriculum Map (600KB)
- Meet the Teacher Year 2 (263KB)
- Year 2 Recommended Reading List (119KB)
- Year 2 Maths Learner (32KB)
Year 2 Blog
Bouncy castle fun
We were very lucky to get a bouncy castle for sports week, and the children absolutely loved it!
Year 2 have had a fantastic sports week, they haven’t stopped!
Maths card games
In Year 2 we have been using cards to play different games like race to twenty, and number bonds go fish. The children have loved it and have even continued to play them during wet play.
Art in Year 2.
The children missed out on using clay due to the lockdown so we managed to fit it in later in the year! They experimented with play dough first, they designed either a pinch or coil pot. Finally they moved onto clay. The clay was much harder to manipulate than the play dough so some children decided to switch from a coil pot to a pinch pot instead as they thought critically about what would be the most successful for them.
Science; seed sorting
We used magnifying glasses to help us observe different seeds and beans and sort them into what they are. We were able to identify pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, runner beans, peas, sesame seeds, tomato seeds, poppy seeds, and cucumber seeds. We have also planted these seeds and beans as they are out of date, so we can investigate whether they will still grow.
Early Years have been lucky enough to be able to observe and see the hatching of eggs and then see five little ducklings get bigger. Year 2 were thrilled that they were able to come and visit us one afternoon, they were very surprised by how loud they were. Mrs Payne was a duckling handling pro… they did not like Miss Wilkins! They have now gone off to their forever homes.
For our first week in Summer term the whole school spent some time focusing on our school values of HEART; Honesty, Empathy, Aspiration, Respect, Teamwork. For one of our activities in Year 2 the children split into two teams and between them had to create a heart. It was far more challenging than they anticipated, but with some adult support they succeeded.
We’ve had great fun for Easter with a bonnet parade walking around the school, an egg hunt to find letters and make words, and lots more fun activities. We had a virtual classmate who couldn’t be with us but didn’t miss out, and some interesting photography from one of our class too!
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!