Welcome to Year Two

Hello, I'm Miss Pestell the Year 2 teacher. Welcome to our class page!

Term 1

We have had a super start to the term in Year 2 and the children have been working really hard to become more independent and be good role models for the younger children in the corridor.  Our Enquiry question for the term is 'Could we make a home for a bird?' and we have been practising our reading skills by doing some research in books we have found in the library.

We have also really been enjoying Forest School this term!  We have been searching for different types of birds, making all sorts of things in our mud kitchen and climbing trees.  Forest School is a really important part of our curriculum and enables children to learn all about their surroundings as well as managing risks.

Term 2

There is a great atmosphere in Year 2 and the children are working hard everyday. They are becoming more independent and rising to the challenges that they are set. Our Enquiry question for this term is ‘What are the different parts of the world called?’ It is very exciting learning about places all over the world and having the language to describe them. We are also learning about our own locality and are going on a walk around Southmead.

We are having an extra music lesson every week from Bristol Plays Music and the children are loving the opportunity to learn about music and signing from a specialist.

Please continue to support your child with reading at home because it makes a real difference to their learning.

Term 3

This term we are learning all about the human body and things we need to do stay healthy.  Our Enquiry question is 'What do humans need to survive?'.  We are learning all about the Eatwell Plate and the foods we should eat more of to stay healthy.  This term we will have Explorer Dome come in to do a workshop with us where we will learn all about what happens to food when we've eaten it.  In Maths, we are going to be doing lots of work on shape and fractions. In PSHE, we are learning about medicine safety and how to make healthy choices.  Year 2 are also delighted to be doing Forest School again and will be learning how to use tools safely.

We have loved reading Oliver's Vegetables and we decided to cook some vegetables of our own.  Miss Brain brought us lots of vegetables from her allotment and we worked together to make a yummy vegetable soup before writing our own recipes.