Year 2

Teacher Mrs Lyon (Monday - Wednesday) & Mrs McCarthy (Thurs & Fri)

Teacher Miss V Cox

Teaching Assistant Mrs J Card (HLTA)

Current Topic

Summer Term 6 2022

This term’s English work will be based on the text ‘Where the wild things are’ by Maurice Sendak. We will use this as a basis for our own story writing, firstly exploring the text through drama, writing character and setting descriptions before planning and adapting the story to create our own versions. Our reading sessions will be focussing on the biographies of famous adventurers: The Wright Brothers, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. In DT we will be designing, making and evaluating our own vehicle using wheels and axles suitable for our explorers to take on their adventures. Our Geography lessons will explore the seven continents and the five oceans of the world before we compare the human and physical features of the UK and Australia. It is important for adventurers to stay fit and healthy, so in science we will be learning about different food groups and how to look after our bodies.

Reminders And Routines

  • Homework activities will be sent home every Friday, to be collected the following Friday.

  • We encourage daily reading. Please try to listen to your child read at least three times a week.

  • Once your child has shared their book at home, they can exchange it for a new one in class.

  • Please bring in a named water bottle and a named healthy snack.

  • Please remember to label all of your child's school uniform/belongings.

PE Days

Children should come to school dressed in their PE kit on Tuesday and Thursday. Children should come to school wearing their PE kits.


4th March 2022

Great Fire of London - Year 2 were astonished to see how quickly their Tudor style cardboard houses caught fire when they re-created the Great Fire of London.

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10th December

Look At Our Learning! - October 21

We have been working so hard in year 2! Our topic this term is ‘Who am I? We began the term by thinking about what makes us special and unique before writing our own autobiographies. We then read the autobiography of Nelson Mandella and learnt about the extraordinary life he led. As you can see, we have drawn some excellent portraits too.

In history, we have been looking at how the invention of plastic is impacting our lives now, and we have learnt about the important work that David Attenborough has carried out during his life.The children have become very passionate about plastic pollution in our oceans and have written important facts about the damage it is causing to the animals and the environment. In science we have been studying habitats of different animals and we’ve enjoyed making our own habitats in the investigation station.

Maths Reasoning- 6.10.21

In maths today we’ve been checking calculations. With a partner, we went on a calculation hunt, before using a range of apparatus to check whether the addition or subtraction was correct or incorrect. Then we recorded it on the relevant class record sheet. We were able to use excellent vocabulary and language to explain why a calculation was right or wrong and could verbalise how we knew this, as well as use a range of concrete resources to prove it.

Chromebooks - October 2021

We have been blown away by the IT skills of the children this term! The children have been using the Book Creator app to produce booklets, firstly about themselves and then about Bicester. They have been typing facts, importing images, taking photos and adding graphics. Here are just a few examples of their work for you to enjoy.

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