Welcome to Year 2
Otter Class is taught by Miss Sargeant (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Goodfellow (Thur-Fri)
and is supported by Mrs Kalbassi and Mrs Glands.
Fox Class is taught by Miss Walker and is supported by Mrs Bradford, Mrs Kean and Mrs Meyer.
Badger Class is taught by Ms Gardiner and is supported by Mrs Pockett, Mrs Paddon and Mrs Ince.
Further information about Year 2 can be found at the bottom of this page including Key Stage 1 SATs
AUTUMN TERM 1: What does it mean to be healthy? The Principle of Health
For more information about this term please click on the link below.
Today we experimented with an app called 'Chatterpix' which allowed us to pretend to be Florence Nightingale reporting on the horrific condition of hospitals in Scutari during the Crimean War. Take a look at our videos and listen to Florence Nightingale's thoughts on the hygiene of 1850s hospitals!
This morning, Year 2 ventured out to our vegetable patches to sketch what was growing there. We saw onions, cabbages, tomatoes, aubergines and most of the vegetables from our Harvest Festival song 'Cauliflowers Fluffy'! We then pulled out some carrots and gave them to Year 6 who will be turning them into delicious soup for the Grandparents at Harvest Festival. What a great start to the week!
Over the summer holidays the Year 2 children collected all sorts of things related to what they had been doing with their families. They shared these items with their friends and wrote recounts of their adventures. It was lovely to see and hear all about these wonderful experiences.
As part of our learning enquiry, Year 2 were very excited to have a visit from Sami Rich who ran a yoga session. The children were very focused and thought carefully about their breathing whilst holding their various poses. We will continue to build on these skills over the next few weeks. Afterwards we felt much happier, relaxed and refreshed. We discussed how being healthy is not only about physical exercise but also exercise for our mind too.
Information for parents
Click on the above links to see a PowerPoint for progression of maths skills at Ashley school. These will be useful so that you are able to understand the methods your child uses, which may be different to the methods you use, so that you can best support them. Please ask your child which method they use as it will differ for each child. The key is that they are comfortable and secure in the method they use.
Please click on the videos below to see how we are teaching addition and subtraction in Year 2
Please click on the videos below to see how we are teaching fractions in Year 2
Please click on the videos below to see how we are teaching division in Year 2