Welcome to Year 2
Year 2 Curriculum Plans
On our return to school after lockdown, week 24 will now be an 'Assessment Week'.
In English, our 'Word Detectives’ will be moved to a later date and our Poetry unit ‘A Closer Look’ will commence on week 25 and run for two weeks (Weeks 25 and 26).
In Maths, our Number: Fractions Unit will be continued on week 25 for one week.
Our English learning is all based around quality texts......
Year 2 English Curriculum Plans
Whole Year Curriculum Overview
Maths Curriculum Plans
Every child in Sacred Heart Leicester has a login username and password to access the website 'Purple Mash'. The website address for our school is: www.purplemash.com/sacred-le5
This website contains useful resources not just for computing, but for other subjects such as Maths and English as well. When your child has logged in, they may access work set by the teacher in their 2Do area. This is a red button on the top right of the page. An image below shows where to find this. The class teacher will be able to see what children have completed, and how they got on once the work is saved.
Maths Curriculum Plans
Accessing Work on Purple Mash
We went out into the playgrounds in Year 2 to do some Geography map skills fieldwork. The children had to make aerial sketch maps of their playgrounds around school. We used some of the aerial footage from the website first, and then went out to put these skills into action!
Ukuleles in Year 2!
We had Mr Truman from the Leicestershire School’s Music Service in to teach us all how to play a ukulele. The children learned how to stand when performing, as well as how to strum, tune and play simple tunes or rhythms on the ukuleles. It was an amazing few weeks of learning, and inspired lots of us aspiring musicians of the future!
500 Words story writing competition
Hazel class had their Easter egg hunt a few weeks early this year!
We made Easter baskets then we had to search for eggs to put in them by solving the clues Ms Meehan gave us. It was great fun.
Year 2 Mindfulness
Year 2 had a lovely afternoon learning about Mindfulness with Mrs Dushan. We all had a practice at 'Beditate' and learned some key skills to help us when we are feeling stressed.
Key Stage 1 SAT Practice Materials Link
Design and Technology: Baking!
We had a great time in Maple Class baking some Christmas star biscuits! We mixed flour, sugar and semolina together, before rubbing in chunks of butter with our hands to mould the mixture into a dough. We then chose a rolling pin, rolled out our dough and used cookie cutters to shape them into stars.
Christmas Tree Crafts!
We all had a wonderful time doing lots of Art and Design to prepare for Christmas. To make their Christmas trees, children had to paint, combine and cut various materials. It was a lot of fun!
.Year 2 Sports Festival
The children in Hazel and Maple classes had a wonderful time at the sports festival led by pupils from St Paul's. They took part in a variety of sports and games with children from other schools from across the trust.
The children in Hazel and Maple classes learned all about Remembrance Day in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday. In response to this, all the children made their own poppies. We had a moment of reflection and prayer for all that Remembrance Sunday still means for us today.
E-Safety and Computer Coding
In Year 2 this week we had a visit from Year 6 to talk about E-Safety. The children shared lots of ideas for keeping ourselves safe on the internet and other electronic devices. They also shared with us some fantastic posters they had made on the subject. Later whilst using Purple Mash, we also had a go at de-bugging some code within a programme that had gone wrong! Working in partners, we fixed the errors in the code to make stage lights switch to different colours depending on which button is pressed.
In the beginning...
To start our RE in Year 2, we have been learning all about the beginning of our world. We used our Bibles to learn that God made everything a special order, finishing with the most amazing creation of all - us! We wrote about this amazing story in our RE books, and also had some time to use art materials when depicting what God made on each day. It was a super way to start our very own beginning in Year 2.
Our Time in Year 1
In the build up to the Phonics Screening it is lovely to see the Year 5 children help to foster a love for reading in our Year 1 children! Both the Year 5s and Year 1s have gained confidence, fluency and comprehension when reading. The Year 5s did an excellent job of questioning the Year 1s to check their understanding. Well done!!
Story Imagin-ory - after school club
25 children were fortunate enough to get a place in our after school story sharing club and are having great fun listening to stories and exploring different fun activities. Every week we go on a different story adventure. So far we have learnt how reading books help us to dream and light up the moon, been to space and explored mini-beasts and insects. Who knows where next week will take us!
Letters to David Attenborough
Year 1 have been studying a great topic called Amazing Attenborough. They love to talk about his work on the natural world and about his distinctive voice. We have planted seeds and learnt about what a plant needs to grow. Year 1 were so surprised when they received a letter from the man himself and they have done a super job of writing a reply to him. Some examples have been uploaded for your enjoyment!
Balancing in Pairs
We love gymnastics in Year 1!!! We have learnt how to transfer weight onto our hands and we have worked brilliantly to produce some super pairs balances. Check out for our straight arms and legs and our core strength!!!!
Mastery of Capacity
We have just started a new maths topic. We are going to learn all about capacity.
Year 1 Spring Term Curriculum Plan
Say Hello to our class visitors.... The Elves!
We have had visitors arrive in our year 1 class. They have been exploring our classrooms and leaving special treats in our drawers. They are on a special job from Santa!
Year 1 Sports Trip
Our year 1 Sports trip was great fun, we met with other schools and listened carefully to the student from St Paul's. We got to try different activities and worked with others. The children had a great day!
Year 1 Instructional Writing
Year 1 are very excited about their instructional writing at the moment. They have learnt a recipe and put it into practice. Tomorrow they will write out their instructions and we will show you some of their talented and well presented writing!
Our current topic is 'Wild Things' where we have learnt about all different types of animals including reptiles, mammals, birds and amphibians. We loved our visit from Zoolab where we got to handle animals including a giant snail, a corn snake, a gecko, a rat and a scorpion! We could group the animals into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and we learnt that a rat has more bones than a human and that a gecko can grow another tail if it loses it. We are looking forward to producing some great writing on this!
Year 1 Wow Work Autumn Term
Matilda is 30!
Matilda thought she was an ordinary school girl until she discovered her magical powers! Year 1 have made magical potions to create their perfect teacher. Their ingredients included adjectives such as kind, helpful and beautiful.
This week we have been learning about Ordinal numbers. We have had races, timed challenges and also made friendship bracelets. We talked about the order of the colours. If you see us wearing out friendship bracelet ask us what the colour of our 4th bead is or what position the blue bead is.
We have been making prayer stones in year 1. The children chose a stone, painted it and decorated it with their names. Whenever they have someone to pray for they will place the stone on our class alter and we will say a special class prayer for them.
Year 1 SSPN Sports Festival
Willow Class make a super start to ICT
Year 1 Fire Safety Assembly
Year 1 Autumn Term Curriculum Plan
Our time in Foundation 2
Our Autumn learning
This Autumn we have been very busy using our lovely new classroom resources.
We have been learning all about of the changes we see in Autumn. We explored lots of natural items like crunchy colourful leaves, shiny conkers and acorns, huge pumpkins filled with seeds and prickly pine cones. We also learnt about how hedgehogs hibernate in the Autumn time. We enjoyed learning the story of Ned the Hedgehog and were all very pleased when he finally found a home in a big pile of leaves.
We have been busy singing, building, dancing, painting in lots of other ways too.
Here are some of the things we have been doing.
Shapes, shapes, shapes
In Maths we have been learning all about shapes. We have been singing songs, building shapes, hunting for shapes on the playground and describing them to each other. Ask me about which shapes I know. Can you find any on your way to school or in your home?
Our latest topic in RE is all about Birthdays. We had special party to celebrate Pete the Cat's 5th birthday. The children made cakes and cards, decorated the home corner, wrote party invitations and of course sang happy birthday to him.
In the next few weeks we will focus on another special birthday. The children will learn about the first Christmas when Jesus was born. We will be making advent wreaths, decorating the classroom, singing songs, learning the Nativity story and of course preparing a performance to show our families.