Spring 2

Welcome to the Year 2 class page for this half term.
Here you will find regular updates of our current learning, ways to help at home and knowledge organisers for each subject. Please have a look at these updates with your child and find time to talk about the new skills and knowledge. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to come and talk to us or email the school office. Thank you for your support, we look forward to continuing our partnership  with you and your children!
Please click below to read the Knowledge Organisers for each subject for this half term. This information will help you to support your child with their current learning.
As well as the subjects featured below in the knowledge organisers, the children will also be learning:
Sikhism in RE 
Net and Wall Games in PE
Drugs Education in PSHE:​

• have a basic understanding of how things can get in the body and that some can be helpful and some can be harmful. 

• be aware of safety rules concerning medicines and be able to name people who could help them take them safely. 

• understand that there can be alternatives to medicine use to feel better. 

• be able to recognise simple risks and suggest ways of managing given scenarios. 

Week 4 
This week year 2 have been working hard! In Maths they have started looking at fractions. They have explored halves in shapes as well as number. In English they have been writing descriptions for different mythical beasts using adjectives, verbs and adverbs.Finally, In Computing they used their programming skills o Scratch JR to make some hilarious jokes!
Week 3
What an interesting week it has been...In DT we have been finding out how to design and make the right chair for baby bear. We tested the strength of different shapes by piling books on them until they crumpled! Cylinders were the strongest as they have no corners. We found that shorter, wider cylinders with lots of layers of paper made the best structures for a chair as they are strong and stable and the material is stiff. Next lesson we will be building a chair for a bear using what we have learnt about the best structures.
On Tuesday morning we visited the cathedral for a Tudor morning, led by Betsy and Mabel, two Tudor women! Despite the rain we had a great time, even if we were a bit soggy! We learnt more about rich and poor Tudors and the kinds of food they ate. We found out that the Tudors had some very different rules or laws to us and the punishments were very different too! Having rotten vegetables thrown at you in the 'pillary' for wearing purple or having a beard did not sound good! No one would like to go back and live in Tudor times! We also had to order the wives of Henry VIII using the rhyme we had learnt. Can you teach it to your grown-ups at home? 
Week 2 
In Maths we measured centimetres and metres! We went to the hall to find things that were a metre or more like the doors and the benches using metre sticks. Then we used a trundle wheel to measure the length and width of the whole hall! 
In English we have been describing features of a dragon focusing on capital letters, adjectives, synonyms, and adverbs!
On world book day we have, discussed how important our friends and family are to us, made cookies, spent time enjoying reading, made posters of our favourite book characters and did some art and craft! To finish off the day we had an extra playtime and played games together! 
Week 1
Welcome to Spring 2 at Spring Meadow! This week we have finished our diary writing by planning and writing a diary for Rose from The Tunnel story. We had to write as if we were Rose telling a friend what happened. The children did a brilliant job!
In Maths we finished off our Multiplication and Division work with the 5 and 10 times tables and dividing by 2, 5 and 10. This was really challenging by we worked hard and showed great resilience as we worked through a variety of problems.
Please have a look at the Knowledge Organisers above to find out what we will be learning about in the coming weeks.
On Tuesday 12th March we visit Ely Cathedral for a Tudor morning. Please let us know if you can help out, we really appreciate your support.