Year 2 are taught by Mrs Fox and are supported by Mrs Short.
If you want to know what we are doing, please read our curriculum overview for the current term.
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World Book Day 2022. I Am A Reader!
To celebrate World Book Day’s 25th Anniversary, Year 2 participated in a series of events this week. We visited the book sale to buy some new books and listened to stories from Our Mystery Reader and Mrs Graham – our Year 3 teacher. We really enjoyed dressing up as different adjectives and talking about our favourite books.
UNCHR – Article 13 – Freedom of expression
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We accompanied the year 6 Eco Warriors to St Cuthbert’s Charity Shop in Chester-le-street and spoke to the manager about how we can support our community.
I belong …
To celebrate our recent RE topic about belonging Year 2 role-played a Christian baptism, this is where a baby, child or adult is welcomed into God’s Church and family. We are holding some of the signs and symbols you will see at a Baptism and we also practised using religious words and phrases as we acted out the various roles of priest and parent, for example, when the Priest gives the baby the lighted candle, he says “Receive the light of Christ.”
(UNCRC Article 14 Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights).
Read! Read! Read!
In Reading, Year 2 have been recognising and naming the features of non-fiction texts, for example, contents page, photographs, labels, information texts and glossaries. To help us identify different types of texts we visited our school library and looked at a range of books, including books by popular children’s authors, Michael Rosen, Julia Donaldson and Roald Dahl. Looking closely at the titles, pictures and reading some of the text helped us choose a book for pleasure!
(UNCRC: Article 31 Every child has the right to participate in a range of cultural activities/Article 13 Every child has the right to express their opinions).
Life Skills – 2nd November 2021
Our Life Skills week included a spot of gardening. It was great exercise and we loved working in the fresh air to make our outdoor area a cleaner, greener space! Did you know garden waste can be recycled into compost? We took all our leaves to Durham Household Waste Recycling Centre to be recycled.
(Article 24 Every child has the right to the best possible health).
Parliament Week – 1st November 2021
As part of our learning on this topic we interviewed Lydia and Alexander from Year 6 to find out more about the role of school councillor. We had lots of questions to ask! Lydia informed us that a school councillor needs to be responsible and confident to represent others. Alexander said, “School Council is a bit like a Parliament in school… we try make school a better place for everyone.” We will be voting for our Year 2 school councillors later in the week!
(Article 12 Every child has the right to express their views in all matters affecting them and to have their views considered and taken seriously).
History Detectives! 18th October 2021
Year 2 have been researching special places (landmarks) in the North-east. We looked closely at each place and then tried to sequence the age of the buildings and places from the oldest to the most recent.
(Article 31 – Every child has the right to take part in a range of cultural activities)
Our Class Archive
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