Year 2

I hope that you all had a lovely summer break! Our topic this term is 'Seaside'.

Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday so please send your child into school wearing their PE kit on these days. 

If children have a sporting club after school they should come to school in their school uniform bringing their PE kit in a bag to change into at the end of the school day.

Please keep looking at our blog to see what we have been up to!

Miss Stimpson

n.stimpson@brillschool.org.uk 

Please note that this email is not monitored during the school day as I am teaching.  My admin time will be after the school day ends at 3pm, Monday to Friday. For all immediate enquiries please contact office@brillschool.org.uk 

Termly Topics

At Brill School, English, Maths and Core Skills are taught through focused daily lessons; usually in the morning. For other lessons we have in recent year moved away from narrow subject based teaching and have developed a curriculum that is imaginative, child focused and cross curricular.

Year 2’s thematic topic units for this year are:

Term

Theme/topic

Main focus

Autumn Term1

The seaside

History

 Autumn Term 2 

Comparing UK and Indian beaches 

 Geography 

 

 

      

Useful Information

Reading books: The children either have a colour banded reading book suited to their reading ability to read or a book from the library. Our daily Guided Reading lessons will give children the opportunity to explore a variety of texts as a class,  strengthen their core reading ability and develop specific comprehension skills.  

Pencil cases: Please do not send your children in with pencil cases. We will be providing the children with all necessary equipment while they are here. 

Spellings: We will cover the core spelling patterns from the National Curriculum as well as tricky and common use words in class. Further details on our approach to learning how to spell can be found on the school Literacy page.

Supporting your child's learning at home 

  • Reading with your child every night and discussing the story and the characters.
  • Select texts from our Year 2 recommended book list  to read with your child.
  • Having the first 100 High Frequency Words and the next 200 available when your child is writing at home. 
  • Practising times tables regularly to improve recall. 

Supporting your child's learning at home 

 

Times Tables practice 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ttrs/dashboard 

Login: headteacher@brillschool.org.uk

Password: Password123

 

Keep Active

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

 

ICT 

Coding: https://scratch.mit.edu

Touch typing: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

 

General Resources

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk

 

Year 2 Blog!

4.11.22

Year 2 have had a great start to the half term! To start the week off we began to investigated the different things around us and categorise them into living, never living and once loving in science. We then came across some letters that had been cut up! Year 2 had to see if they could put them back together again using the correct layout. To end the week we investigated the Indian culture! Overall Year 2 has a fantastic week ! 

Miss Stimpson, Miss Ashley, Mrs Vincent

21.10.22

 

What an amazing half term Year Two have had back! We have done so much this half term from recreating Vincent Van Gogh artwork by using texture and mixing paints to pretending to be solid and liquid gases in science. I hope you all have a fantastic half term off and look forward to seeing you all back!

Miss Stimpson, Miss Ashley and Mrs Vincent 

 

30.9.22

 

Year Two have had a fantastic week this week. They have explored a new text, by creating some small drama pieces. In maths they've learnt how to use a number line and were able to identify missing numbers on them. Finally, in art the children had the chance to experiment with different types of texture that they might use in their final art pieces. Overall it has been a brilliant week! 

Miss Stimpson, Miss Ashley and Mrs Vincent

17.06.22

Year Two had a lovely week this week. They explored mass in numeracy and, to consolidate their learning, made some delicious chocolate fridge cake. They also wrote some amazing diary entries in literacy - pretending to be the main character in our class story, 'Okapi Loves his Zebra Pants.' In art, they finished off their silhouette pictures and they learnt about, and made food chains in science. Overall, a lovely week - made even better by the sunshine! 

Have a great weekend all. 

Mrs Ball and Miss Cruickshank  

 

16.06.22

PE

 

10.06.22

Wellbeing Friday

The children shared their books with Year 4! They spoke about their favourite parts.

 

 

09.06.22

Art

The children designed their own African sunset, they used watercolours and different sized brushes to make the sunset sky!

 

07.06.22

Maths

In maths, the children have continued looking at time!

  

26.05.22

Multi Skills festival

Today the children went on a trip to Aylesbury high school to join in with a multi skills festival, the children had a wonderful time! They played different games and made some friends from other schools, a lovely morning had by all!

 

25.05.22

Celebrating the Queen's Jubilee

The children looked amazing dressed up as kings and queens! They also had a brilliant day, they got to help plant a tree to celebrate the day and also made their own crowns!

 

 

 

20.05.22

This afternoon, the children shared their reading books with Year 4!

 

20.05.22

Today the children has their final SATs paper and as a reward for being so brilliant this week, the children had a biscuit, played games, sang and danced to songs.

 

 

20.05.22

Wellbeing Friday

 

Today for wellbeing Friday, the children did some cosmic kids yoga.

They spoke about how calm it made them feel after a very busy week of SATs!

 

19.05.22

 

Prayer Space

 

 

 

17.05.22

 

Prayer Space

 

  

13.05.22

 

This week, the children and Miss Cruickshank have been creating a flag for the Queen's Jubilee! 

Here is a sneak peek of the flag being made...

 

12.05.22

 

Our topics is the great outdoors and Lochie sent in some photos of when he lived in South Africa!

He told us all about the amazing things he has seen whilst there!

If your child has anything they would like to show and it connects to our topic, please don't hesitate to email us!

 

11.05.22

 

Eco councillors

Our lovely eco councillors, Elizabeth and Lochie!

 

10.05.22

PE

After our trip to Chearsley cricket club last week, we decided to have a go at some cricket during our PE lesson!

 

 

03.05.22

This morning, the children went to Chearsley Cricket club! They really showed respect while listening to the leaders and good sportsmanship when playing the games!

 

29.04.22

This afternoon, the Year 2 children shared their reading books with Year 5. The children really enjoyed this and sharing their favourite parts.

 

27.04.22

Spanish

Learning about the body parts!

https://youtu.be/pOg6y-Q59eM

 

25.04.22

PE

  

 

08.04.22

 

The lovely Miss Webb is getting married!

Miss Webb would like to thank you all for the gifts, it was very thoughtful!

 

08.04.22

Easter egg hunt!

 

  

 

 

06.04.22

Easter service

 

The children created their own stained glass windows as a group and re told the easter story in church!

 

31.03.22

 

The children were amazing this week during maths and were treated to sweetie fractions! 

30.03.22

 

In Spanish, the children learnt about what happens in Spain during Easter time.

They watched a video showing the heavy floats carried through the streets to a drum, the children then pretended they were carrying those floats around the classroom.

Easter in Spanish is Semana Santa.

 

Church

 

What fun we had at forest school this week! 

17.03.22

School Trip!

We were very lucky this week to experience such a wonderful school trip! The museum was brilliant with loads of hands-on practical experiences, plus a fantastic workshop in the afternoon making dream bottles. To make our trip even better, we even had the sun come out! Thanks to Hope’s mum who helped us too.

  

 

   

 

 

 

 

11.03.22 

Another great week for yr2. We have created our own dreams and written beautiful descriptions, made shape patterns and described 3D shapes, been on an equal rights march celebrating Rosa Parks and Emily Davison and created some Picasso inspired portraits!! 

08.03.22

What a wonderful forest school we had this week. Our activities were based on Roald Dahl’s BFG and included: making giants’ caves, making dream catchers and acting out our dreams! 

17.02.22

This week the children took part in a science experiment! Using baking soda and vinegar, the children made their own volcano!

 

  

 

  

 

 

17.02.22

Today Coach Rob came to school to play rugby games with us!

Thank you Coach Rob!

 

 

16.02.22

 

Today in science, the children had to experiment with different materials to see which would be the best for a fan! They used paper, card, tissue paper and a paper towel.

The children then decorated their fans in Japanese designs. 

 

 

 

16.02.22

 

This morning Year 2 went to church!

Revd.Gemma spoke to the children about their light and how their light brightens people's days.

16.02.22

Learning to count in Japanese!

Ohayou gozaimasu means good morning

Mr Few showed the children a video of how to count to 10 in japanese! Once the children had watched the video, they then played a matching game. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqNotzty3kE

1 - ichi 

2 - ni

3- san

4 - yon

5 - go

6 - roku

7 - nana

8 - hachi

9 - ku

10 - ju

 

15.02.22

 

Karate

 

 

 

  

 

15.02.22

The second group of children visited forest school this week, unfortunately Mrs Keeping couldn't come to forest school this week so the amazing Miss Webb joined us! 

As this week is international week, Miss Webb spoke to the children about Shintoism and Kami spirits.

Kami spirits take form of things important for life such as trees, wind, rain and rivers. The children were told  how you make a shinto shrine for the kami spirits.

 The children used the nature around them and they also used mirrors to scare the badness out of the kami spirits and keep the goodness behind.

  

  

   

Thank you for a brilliant time at forest school, we hoped you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Miss Webb and Miss Cruickshank

 

14.02.22

Origami

 

 

 

14.02.22 - 18.02.22

International Week

This week is international week and the Year 2 children will be learning about...Japan!

 

10.02.22

 

The children made their own dance routine using different balances that they had learned last week!

 

 

10.02.22

Science experiment

The children used different materials to find out which would be best at stopping Willy Wonka's chocolate from melting!

 

 

08.02.22

 

The first group of children visited the Walks this week on our adventures for Forest School. A lovely day to explore a new place together with Mrs Keeping, we also enjoyed hot chocolate and biscuits!

 

As next week is international week, Mrs Keeping was teaching the children all about Kami spirits.

Kami spirits take form of things important for life such as trees, wind, rain and rivers. The children were told about shintoism and how you make a shinto shrine for the kami spirits.

 The children used the nature around them and they also used mirrors to scare the badness out of the kami spirits and keep the goodness behind.

  

   

   

  

Thank you for a brilliant time at forest school, we hoped you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Mrs Keeping and Miss Cruickshank

 

01.02.22

The second group of children visited the Walks this week on our adventures for Forest School. A lovely day to explore a new place together with Mrs Keeping, we also enjoyed hot chocolate and biscuits!

We also had a special guest at forest school with us today...Miss Butler! Thank you for joining us this week Miss Butler, we had so much fun and hope you did as well!  

They made their own marvellous medicine using the nature around them. We had one medicine that could make you fly, the medicine would then wear off and you would fall to the group but luckily the medicine had a bouncy shield that would protect you from the fall, another medicine that was made was a marriage medicine that would help two people fall in love!

The children also acted out the effects of the marvellous medicine.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for a brilliant time at forest school, we hoped you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Mrs Keeping, Miss Butler and Miss Cruickshank

 

 

28.01.22

 

Our Paul Klee inspired artwork

 

 

25.01.22

Both groups of children visited Forest School today with Mrs Keeping, we also enjoyed hot chocolate and biscuits!

The second group acted out being Oompa Loompas and sang songs! Willy Wonka hid 15 golden tickets around forest school for the children to find! 

They also made their own chocolate waterfall using the nature around them.

 

 

  

 

The first group used the nature around them to make marvellous medicine and spoke about how their medicine can help people.

 

 

 

Thank you for a brilliant time at forest school, we hoped you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Mrs Keeping, Miss Cruickshank and Mr Few

 

25.01.22

 

 

20.01.22

 

Year Two have been very busy this week! They have been writing instructions in literacy to make chocolate truffles - they were very well behaved making the truffles and their writing was fantastic (I think we may need to do this more often)! In maths, they are really starting to grasp the idea of division as sharing, plus in science they have been searching for different materials around the school and thinking about why they are suitable for their jobs. As well as all this hard work, they have also been exploring work by Paul Klee and have used his work as inspiration for their own beautiful artwork.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and stay healthy!

Miss Webb, Miss Cruickshank and Mr Few

 

 

 

 

 

13.01.22

 

 

 

12.01.22

Diwali dance workshop

 

 

11.01.22

The first group of children visited the Walks this week on our adventures for Forest School. A lovely day to explore a new place together with Mrs Keeping, we also enjoyed hot chocolate and biscuits!

 

The children acted out being Oompa Loompa's and sang an Oompa Loompa song! Willy Wonka hid 15 golden tickets around forest school for the children to find! 

They also made their own chocolate using the nature around them.

 

Thank you for a brilliant time at forest school, we hoped you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Mrs Keeping and Miss Cruickshank

   

   

  

   

  

04.01.22

 

 

16.12.21

As part of our topic, we have been creating our own islands! We used LOTS of glue and newspaper! We can't wait to show you how amazing they will look once they are finished!

 

 

 

 

15.12.21

Father Christmas came to visit! He gave us each a present.

Thank you!

 

13.12.21

 

  

We decorated our own Christmas jumpers!

We played some party games in the hall with year 1!

10.12.21

Year 1 and 2's nativity

https://youtu.be/-FmhbEc9FzI 

 

9.12.21

Magical Maths

We had Professor Poopenshtinken and his magical assistant come in and show the children some magical maths!

 

The children were amazed how Professor Poopenshtinken could get right which number they had picked without any clues!

 

6.12.21

We had Coach Simon come in and show the children some football games!

The children really enjoyed running around the field!

 

  

3.12.21

 

  

 

 

29.11.21

Year 2 have enjoyed playing out in the snow. They have built lots of snow people!

 

 

26.11.21

 

Year 2 have really got into the spirit of the production. We have practised some dances, started learning our scripts and sang the songs beautifully. We were also very lucky to have a visit from Lochie's mum, who spoke to the children about healthy food choices - there will be points available for children who complete their 'eat the rainbow' sheet. 

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Webb, Miss Cruickshank and Miss Marriott 

   

 19.11.21

 

Year 2 have been lovely this week and super respectful - especially when Miss Webb could barely talk!

They have had fun doing yoga in PE, showing arrays with skittles in maths and examining the teachers healthy and unhealthy food choices in science! They have also written some lovely poetry and started to explore compass points in geography.

Have a lovely weekend all.

Miss Webb, Miss Cruickshank and Miss Marriott 

 

  

 

12.11.21

 

Year 2 have worked really hard this week. They wrote some gorgeous poems in literacy, worked with money in maths, made some beautiful poppy wreaths and learnt about our brave soldiers in the war!

Sorry there are no pictures - we will make up for it next week! :)

03.11.21

Today Year 2 went to church with Year 1!

Whilst at the church, the children sang hymns and discussed some from other  countries.

They also got to sit on the worship cushions (this was the highlight for most)!

  

03.11.21

A match for a mermaid

 

In literacy, we have been reading the book, 'A match for a mermaid' and today year 2 were lucky enough to have the author (Eleanor Cullen) visit.

Eleanor spoke to the children about her book and how she came up with her ideas.

She read to the children and then set them the activity to draw the Mermaid/Merman who they thought would be a good match for Malu's suitors.

02.11.21

Year 2 did a brilliant dance in PE and they wanted to show you!

Enjoy!

21.10.21

 

Year 2 have created some beautiful artwork this week using leaves and natural items found outside. They have also created collages of life cycles, searched for different continents (using maps and Google Earth) and written character descriptions. What a busy week!

 

See if your child can remember their literacy target when they get home. We can't believe how amazing they have been at trying to meet their target during literacy lessons.

Have a lovely half term all!

Miss Webb, Miss Cruickshank and Miss Worthington 

 

15.10.21

 

Year Two have been very busy this week! They wrote some brilliant setting descriptions; focusing on the five senses, adjectives, punctuation and handwriting (we were even able to give out the first star writer pencil to Ethan). They also worked tirelessly using a number line to work out addition and subtraction calculations. On top of this, they performed presentations, on the human life cycle, to the rest of the class; used the computers to create power points; created some sea-inspired dances in PE and compared what could be found on a British and African island. Overall a great week.

   

 

  

  

Have a lovely weekend all!

Miss Webb, Miss Cruickshank and Miss Worthington 

 

27th September 2021

 

What a great week we have had this week. Lots of wonderful descriptive writing, releasing our butterflies, hoop ball in PE and we've even been exploring the seaside on Google Earth!

 

  

      

 

 

Keep up the good work and have a lovely weekend!

Miss Webb, Miss Cruickshank and Miss Worthington

 

 

10th September 2021

First week!

 

Thank you for a brilliant first week, the children have been wonderful! We are so proud of them and with how well they have transitioned into year 2.

 

  

  

  

 

Keep up the good work and have a lovely weekend!

Miss Webb, Miss Cruickshank and Miss Worthington

 

8th September 2021

Beach day!

 

To start off our new topic, 'The Seaside', the children had a beach day!

The children were asked to bring in an object that reminded them of the beach. We had rubber rings, bats and balls, water guns and even a seal!

 Mrs Salt kindly let us borrow her sand pit and the children made creations of castles and dinosaurs, Mrs Green also let us borrow her paddling pool so the children could have a dip. The children then decided we needed to have a water fight as it was such a lovely day!

After all this fun, we were all quite hot and tired. Luckily, Miss Cruickshank found some ice lollies in the freezer and we all had a lolly to cool ourselves down.

Thank you for such a brilliant day!

Miss Webb, Miss Cruickshank and Miss Worthington

Year 2 Wow Moments!

Star of the Week 16.10.20

teachers on: Year 2 Wow Moments!

Ted - Motivation

What an amazing week for Ted. He really impressed me by challenging himself and getting into the learning pit! He has also contributed very well to class discussions. Keep that motivation up Ted -  you have been a star!


Star of the Week 09.10.20

teachers on: Year 2 Wow Moments!

Maisie - Motivation

Maisie has impressed me so much this week with her motivation. She was always one of the first on the carpet ready to learn, she also behaved beautifully. Well done Maisie - what a star!


Teagan's Lungs!

teachers on: Year 2 Wow Moments!

Teagan has been learning all about the body! In particular how our lungs work. Here is a video of her demonstrating this! Fantastic work Teagan!

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The Year 2 Team

Miss N Stimpson

Class Teacher

n.stimpson@brillschool.org.uk 

Mrs G Vincent

Teaching Assistant

 

Miss P Ashley

Teaching Assistant

Autumn Curriculum 

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