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
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 We have also planted these seeds and beans as they are out of date, so we can investigate whether they will still grow.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!
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.