Hayesdown First School

Striving for excellence together

Year Two

WELCOME TO YEAR 2!

Bats – Mrs Lindow

Hedgehogs – Miss Burford and Mrs O’Donoghue

Teaching Assistants – Mrs Gilroy,  Mrs Bahadoor and Miss Scott

Hi! Welcome to Year 2. We have lots of exciting things planned for this year and we are looking forward to sharing our experiences with you. We will be working hard and exploring and developing our creativity across all areas of the curriculum through engaging projects.

Each of our projects will start with an activity which hooks the children in to the learning, from baking biscuits using a traditional 16th century recipe to an explorer dome in the school hall! As part of our Engineers topic we will be taking a trip to the SS Great Britain to experience the world of Brilliant Brunel. Each term we will also have opportunities to share and celebrate our learning with both parents/carers and the rest of the school, including setting fire to a miniature Pudding Lane and sharing our homemade smoothies.

Home Challenges

Our Home Challenges are given out once per term and are themed around our project.

Class projects:

We have some very exciting projects coming up this year! These are:

Term 1 – The Great Fire of London! Did the Great Fire make London a better or worse place? 

Project map can be found here: The Great Fire of London

Quiz Questions can be found here: The Great Fire of London Quiz

Term 2 – Here and There! What are the similarities and differences between Brazil and Frome?

Project map can be found here: TERM 2 Curriculum Map Brazil and Frome

Knowledge organiser can be found here: Here and There Brazil and Frome Knowledge Organiser

Quiz Questions can be found here: Brazil and Frome Quiz

Term 3 – Exploring the Earth and Beyond! Who was the greatest explorer?

Project map can be found here: TERM 3 Curriculum Map – Explorers

Knowledge organiser can be found here: Exploring the Earth and Beyond Knowledge Organiser

Quiz Questions can be found here: Main Project Quiz inc Answers

Term 4 – Hot and Cold! How does climate affect habitats?

Project map can be found here: TERM 4 Curriculum Map

Knowledge organiser can be found here: Knowledge Organiser

Quiz Questions can be found here: Main Project Quiz Habitats

 

Term 5 – Fabulous Hayesdown! (celebrating Hayesdown’s 50th Birthday)

 

Term 6 – Engineers: Brilliant Brunel! Why do we remember Brunel?

Project map can be found here: TERM 6 Curriculum Map Brunel

Knowledge organiser can be found here: Brunel Knowledge Organiser

Quiz Questions can be found here: Brunel Quiz

 

 

The Year 2 Curriculum Map can be found here: Year 2 Curriculum Map 2024