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Year 2

Summer Term - 2020
Spring Term 2 - 2020

This half term we have been continuing our Street Detectives topic. We have learnt all about physical and human features of settlements and identified them around Barnsley. We also got to research some famous sports people from Barnsley.


In our art lessons we have been looking at Monet and we created paintings with a similar focus and similar textures. We have had great fun in science looking at plants and discovering what they need to grow. As part of Science Week we conducted some exciting experiments including Dancing Raisins!


Also we went on a great school trip to Old Moor Wetlands Centre where we took part in mini beast hunting, bird watching and identified different plants. In music we have been continuing our work on rhythm and created some 12 beat rythms to perform to the class.


In maths we used Smarties to help us with our statistics work and we even wrote letters to Nestle as we found out that all tubes of Smarties are different! We also learnt to tell the time in Maths and learnt about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.


In Literacy we enjoyed using the story Diary of a Killer Cat to help us write recounts and write in role as Tuffy the cat.

Spring Term 1 - 2020


This term our topic is called ‘Street Detectives’. We will be finding out about the physical and human geography of the local area. This will include looking at changes in homes and shops and looking at maps. We will be looking at the changes over time to reinforce the historical element of our local area. In science we will be looking at animals including humans and plants. Towards the end of the term we will be going on a school trip to Cannon Hall.


We were intrigued to look at how houses have developed over time and how the features of the houses have changed. In geography, we have been studying maps and looking at how Barnsley has changed over the past 100 years using the maps to help us.


In art, we have been looking at making observational drawings of different local landmarks and using different line styles and shading to enhance our drawings.

Autumn 2 - 2019


This half term our topic has been Hot and Cold. In geography we have been looking at the continents and oceans of the world with the help of a catchy song. We looked at the different hot and cold areas of the world and where they are in relation to the equator. We used the globe and atlases to help us with our learning. We linked our literacy learning to our topic and wrote information texts about Asia and North America. In art we have been looking at mixing different tones of paint and using different lines to draw shapes. In science, we have been looking at different materials and taking part in a variety of investigations.

Autumn 1 - 2019


In Year 2 this half term we have been busy with our learning. In Maths, we have been using a range of concrete and pictorial resources to help us get a solid understanding of place value which has helped us with our work around addition and subtraction. In Literacy, we have been looking at the story The Great Explorer and have even written our own version using clues that were left for us in the classroom. In our Creative Curriculum lessons we have learnt about a wide variety of explorers and why they are significant, including Christopher Columbus, The Wright Brothers and Amelia Earhart. We have also used our skills in DT to make a ship. In science, we have been learning all about materials and their properties.