Welcome to Year 2’s homepage. Year 2 is going to be a jam-packed year of exciting learning, trips and performances. In Year 2 we build upon our love of learning and grow to become more independent – ready for the Juniors! We will follow our varied interests and develop our many talents. On our class blog, you will find photos of all our trips, fun workshops and learning as well as exciting events.

Year 2 Team!

Class Teacher: Ms Woolway and Mrs Evans

Teaching Assistant: Ms Hall

Timetable

Autumn 1

This half term, Year 2’s topic is ‘History of Camden Canals’. We will look at photos and paintings of the canals from the past and present and make comparisons between them, talking about their original purpose and how that may have changed over time. We will also use drama and related picture books to explore the history of our local canals and to inspire our writing.

For the last two weeks of the half term, we will be celebrating Black History Month by learning about Rosa Parks and her part in the struggle for civil rights, as well as taking part in the whole-school art focus studying the work of black artists.

In Maths, we will explore place value and different ways of representing 2-digit numbers. We will also begin exploring different methods for addition and subtraction.

In Science, our focus will be ‘Animals (Including Humans)’ and we will be exploring the different things that all animals need to survive, as well as the importance of a balanced diet and exercise. In Computing we will concentrate on online safety, as well as some basic coding skills with our new computing teacher, Mr McIntyre.

In Art, we will be exploring starting the term working on our drawing skills and during Black History Month we will explore the work of the artist, Alma Woodsey Thomas.  In RE, we will be learning about Judaism and in particular the various festivals in the Jewish religion. The children will be able to explain their beliefs as well as learn about the ideas of others.

Important dates for Year 2 in Autumn

Tuesday 7th September – Canal Scavenger Hunt Trip
Tuesday 14th September – Kentish Town City Farm
Wednesday 29th September – London Canal Museum Trip

Mystery Reader

We are excited to welcome back mystery reader this year! Every Monday will be an opportunity for parents, carers or grandparents to come and read to Year 2 as a guest reader. The identity of the reader is kept a secret until the reader enters the playground on the scheduled day. We would love adults to get involved but please do keep this a secret from your children so it remains a mystery. The reading session should be no more than 20 minutes.