Year 2 - Jays & Goldcrests

Autumn Term.

Year 2 Curriculum Overview for Autumn Term 2017.

In Year 2 we are learning to read and spell some tricky words.

These are the words we are learning this half term, please look out for them when reading with your child.  You might also like to practise writing them.

mild, child, children, wild, climb, only, both, again, parents, because, most.

Over the half term holiday we have been really busy creating lots of amazing pieces of homework linked to our new topic of dragons.
Look at all the fantastic, creative ideas on our display

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In English we are using the book ‘Tell me a dragon’ to inspire us in our poetry writing. We have experimented with writing similes, changing word order and extending our sentences using ‘when’ ‘if’. Next week we are going to pick our favourite poem to make into a page for our class dragon book.

To view half term homework, please click here.

Year 2 had a fantastic day this week. They were lucky enough to be visited by ‘Lady Charlotte de Courtney, Sir John and his Squire Adrian. Our visitors showed us lots of medieval armour and weapons and we enjoyed helping Adrian to dress Sir John. We even had a chance to try on some of the armour ourselves. It was very heavy.

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Later on, we all went outside and watched Sir John in battle- he showed us how to hold a sword and where the best place was to strike you opponent. We all had a brilliant morning and learned lots about being a knight in the 14th century as well as learning the names for different parts of a suit of armour.

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We have been finding out about different places castles were built. We looked at beaches, cliffs, valleys, near lakes an on mountains and talked about why each place may or may not be a suitable location for building a castle.


We completed our information block on knights and castles and have written our facts up for a page in an information book. We included key features of labels, pictures, captions, titles and main information. Some of us made our sentences even more interesting by including adjectives to describe our nouns.

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We have been in year 2 for a couple of weeks now and are really enjoying our new topic ‘Castles and Dragons’. So far we have undertaken lots of quests including building a lego castle, playing castle top trumps, making playdough shields and flags and sorting the King’s jewels.

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In English we are looking at information books and identifying the key features, such as labels, captions, images and titles. We will be researching, designing and writing our own information pages for our class book all about castles.
What a busy start to the term.
PE in yr 2 is on Wednesdays and Thursdays.