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Year 2: Yellow Class

Welcome to Year 2: Yellow Class!

Your Class Teachers are Amy and Simon. 

This year our topics are:

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Towers, Tunnels and Turrets Muck, Mess and Mixtures Land Ahoy! Beachcombers Wiggle and Crawl The Scented Garden

Key Objectives for English and Maths are:

English Objectives:

  • To form neat joined up writing.
  • Use capital letters and punctuate sentences correctly using: , ! ? or .
  • Use a range of conjunctions to join ideas in a sentence.
  • Use an apostrophe to show missing letters in contractions.
  • Edit and improve own writing using the success criteria.
  • Use adjectives and adverbs to add detail to writing to interest the reader.
  • Write a variety of sentence types including: statements, questions, commands and exclamations.
  • Write coherent stories, recounts, poetry, diaries, letters and information texts.
  • Read with confidence, accuracy, fluency and expression.
  • Make inferences based on what has been read
  • Read and spell Year 2 common exception words.
  • Use phonetic knowledge to read and spell longer words.

Maths Objectives:

  • Recognise place value of digits in 3 digit numbers.
  • Recall addition and subtraction facts to 20.
  • Recall the 2, 5 and 10 times table.
  • Count in steps of 2, 3, 5 from 0 and 10 from any number.
  • Solve addition and subtraction word problems.
  • Solve multiplication problems using images and resources.
  • Find fractions of shapes, objects and numbers.
  • Recognise values of coins and solve money problems.
  • Identify and describe common 2D and 3D shapes.
  • Tell the time to five minute intervals.
  • Use the inverse operation to check answers are correct.
  • Know that multiplication is commutative and division is not.

It is going to be an exciting year in Yellow Class! We plan to:

  • Perform in front of the whole school
  • Make something to take home
  • Compete in a sport
  • Raise money for charity
  • Cook or bake something to eat
  • Dress up
  • Have our work displayed
  • Recite a poem
  • Grow a plant
  • Read with a child in another class
  • Develop our character through the 9 Habits
  • Learn how to save money
  • Sing lots of songs
  • Help each other to be our best
  • Learn how to be safe
  • Learn words in another language
  • Visit a place of worship
  • Travel on a bus, train, tube or boat
  • Perform on a world class stage
  • Play in a team
  • Have a classroom job or responsibility 
  • Visit an aft gallery or museum
  • Visit the Oasis Farm
  • Conduct an experiment
  • Share our interests and read to the whole class
  • Draw, paint and sculpt
  • Read lots of books
  • Write a poem
  • Learn about different faiths
  • Use a range of technology
  • Learn how to play an instrument
  • Make a costume
  • Take part in a carnival 
  • Learn to scoot safely
  • Learn to sew
  • Visit London landmarks

Yellow Class Photo Galleries: 2018-19

Trip to London Zoo

Yellow Class had an amazing time visiting London Zoo during their 'Wriggle and Crawl' topic. 

They got to see animals and insects close up. The most favourite exhibitions were the reptile house and the bugs.

Mini Beasts

The children in Year 2 have been learning about the lifecycles of different mini beasts. They drew key stages in the life cycles of different mini beasts and used iMovie to create a short video using the pictures. They also wrote and recorded narration for their videos.

Class Assembly

Yellow Class have been learning about what is needed to grow a strong and healthy plant. They performed fantastically in the moosical 'There's a Sunflower in my Supper'! They worked hard over several weeks to learn seven songs as well as a lot of lines! What a marvellous performance it was!

Morden Mosque

25.04.19: Year 2 had a great time exploring different religions during our RE topic about sacred spaces, worship and pilgrimages. 

We visited the Baitul Futuh Mosque and the children asked a lot of relevant questions. They were also able to share what they had already learnt.

The children were amazed to see the Quran in many different sizes and languages. Some were so small that they could fit into your pocket!

Science: Living Things and Their Habitats

March 2019: This term in science the children have been learning about classifying things as living, dead and non-living. They have also explored different habitats and learnt how living things are dependent on one another to survive through creating food chains. The children worked in table groups to create collages. As a group they decided on the role each person would take on and worked collaboratively to produce their work.

PE: Hockey

April 2019: This term the children have been learning some hockey skills.

Developments in Sewing

April 2019: Yellow Class have really enjoyed learning how to sew this term. They put their sewing skills into practise by designing and making bookmarks. They also created sewn Mother's Day cards! Some have been super keen and have begun sewing projects at home too!

Lighthouses

Clipper to Greenwich

Sewing

Trip to Pizza Express

Muck, Mess and Mixtures

Money Day

Maths: Measuring

Computer Science

Black History Week

Tower of London

Year 2 had a fantastic time exploring The Tower of London. They were most excited to see the armour and weapons used in the past.  They were able to name the features of the tower and even got to see the crown jewels!

Year 2 also had the opportunity to train to be knights by shooting arrows, assembling firearms and brandishing a sword in the exciting, hands-on experience in the White Tower.