Year 2 Brunel

Welcome to Brunel Class Page
We have two classes in Year 2 at Beechwood Primary Academy:-
Curie Class - Mrs Gruszka (Class Teacher & KS1 Team Leader) / Miss Crocker (Class Teacher) / Mrs Marker (HLTA)
Brunel Class - Miss Humphries (Class Teacher) / Mrs Eglinton (T.A.).
In the Spring term we are doing a topic called 'Bounce'.
The children have enjoyed finding out about different sporting stars and ordering these on a timeline. Our question for this topic is - Which ball bounces the furthest? We will be planning and carrying out an investigation to help us to find out the answer  to this question. The children will also be looking at artwork by Edgar Degas and creating their own pieces inspired by his paintings.
We will continue to talk to the children about e-safety during our Computing lessons and throughout the curriculum - the children know that they must speak to an adult if anything upsets or concerns them online.
In English we have just completed a poetry unit using the wonderful 'Tell me a Dragon' poetry book by Jackie Morris - the children were inspired by the stunning illustrations in this book and have written their own dragon poems using interesting vocabulary to conjure an image for the reader. The children will also be completing a non-fiction unit looking at writing reports - we will link this to the castle topic and knights at first and then look at different jobs/roles. We are continuing to work on spelling, grammar and handwriting.
In mathematics, the children have been learning about money - recognising coins and notes, finding totals and giving change. We will be completing a shape unit next looking at naming shapes, properties of shapes and also lines of symmetry. We will continue to work at our Fluency Master targets.