“For art, she had pinned up hundreds of autumn leaves on one of the cracked walls.”

                                                                          Eleyne-Mari Sharp

What a busy and exciting Autumn Term in Year 2! 

 

What a fantastic start to Year 2. The children have worked extremely hard across the term, which ended with a great nativity performance: well done!

Here are a few of the things we got up to:

 

RE

During RE, we learnt about stories from the Old Testament, and the Parables of Jesus. We thought about The Parable of the Sower and what Jesus was trying to teach us. We reflected on what it meant and then created our own seeds focusing on what will help our seeds of faith grow. A key element of our learning towards the end of term, was learning about Jesus’ birth, in our lessons and by taking part in the Nativity play.

 

Geography

Year 2 have been learning about their local environment in their Geography lessons.  A key part of this learning was a Geography field trip. The children used a map of Pershore to guide them from school down to the High Street, where they looked at the human and physical features around them, and thought about why people would visit the High Street.  The class them used their mapping skills to locate where they were on the map and planned a route back to school, via the Abbey Grounds and Pershore Abbey.  The children enjoyed exploring our town and being geographers!

 

 

 

English

This term our class text was ‘The Dragon Machine’ by Helen Ward.  The children sequenced the story and created their own story maps to help them retell the story.  They also learnt about positional language and used this to describe where dragons may be hiding in our school.  Following on from this the children really enjoyed innovating the story and creating their own exciting stories!

In English, the children also learnt about the past tense, including how to speak in this tense and how to change verbs into the past tense too.  They enjoyed acting out different verbs and playing games to develop their understanding further.  They found out that you can’t always add the suffix -ed to words, as some verbs are irregular and need changing even more!

 

Maths

The children started the term by learning more about place value, including partitioning numbers into tens and ones.  They have learnt how to represent this on a part whole model and took their learning outside using autumn treasure to partition numbers! 

 

Science

In science, we learnt about habitats and different animals. We searched the school grounds trying to find different micro-habitats, and we mostly found wood lice and spiders. Clara brought in her pet chicken, where we confirmed that it was definitely a living thing! Also, we compared how animals sometimes look like their adult and sometimes look completely different.  

 

 

DT

This term in design and technology, we created cards with sliders. We started the process of designing and making by researching Christmas cards. We were amazed at the detail and creativity of the cards.