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WB 27.11.2023

This week Year 2 have been enjoying exploring axles and mechanisms in Design and Technology, we have also begun our shape unit in Maths, where the children are being introduced to a range of vocabulary such as: vertices, sides and symmetry. During Computing, children have been producing pictrograms. We are also continuing to enjoy our Forest School lessons; this week the children enjoyed using clay and natural resources to create different animals. Year 2 have been rehearsing for the carol concert and enjoyed watching a pantomime today, so we have begun the build up of festivities!

WB 20.11.2023

This week, Year 2 have enjoyed a Science day, which involved exploring different materials and their absorbency. The children thoroughly enjoyed the practical side of this investigation, producing some great predictions and then proving whether they were correct through the results from their experiments. We have also had a fantastic time during our Forest School sessions, where the children toasted marshmallows on an open fire (they all conducted themselves very sensibly) and made smores! They also built some great dens, explored the wildlife and climbed trees!

WB 13.11.2023

Another busy and fun-filled week in Year 2! The children have fully engaged in their second session of Forest School, using conkers for crafts, building dens, climbing swings and concocting a variety of potions and meals in the mud kitchen! We have also begun our first non-fiction Talk for Writing unit, the children have been extremely excited about 'The Vampire Dragon' and are fully engaged in the magic of it, mapping out the story and using actions to learn it. In Maths, children have shown a great understanding when having to exchange numbers, for subtraction. During DT this week, children have been evaluating toys from the Victorian era and beginning the thought process of how to design a toy for a Victorian child, we are looking forward to seeing their ideas! 

WB 06.11.23

Year 2 had their first week of 'Forest School', in-between the intermittent downpours. However, the rain did not dampen (excuse the pun!) the children's spirits and fun was had by all! Both classes were excited to enjoy some fresh air, explore the nature areas and learn the safety rules of Forest School, ready to fully engage in a variety of fun-filled activities over the coming weeks! The teachers are looking forward to it as much as the children!

WB 30.10.23

Welcome back from the half-term break! Year 2 have enjoyed this week and have worked hard in lessons. They have loved being introduced to our new History topic on 'Queen Victoria', as well as exploring diaries within English, where they have explored a variety of emotions and portrayed these through drama. The children have also been experimenting with different vocabulary in  Whole Class Reading and in Maths we have been practising adding 10s to a two digit number, as well as using concrete methods to add together two 2-digit numbers. 

WB 16.10.2023

Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed their 'Great Fire of London' day this week. The children looked fantastic in costume and it helped them to gain a first- hand experience of what life was like in 1666. They learnt all about the fire, how it transformed London and they had the opportunity to visit shops from that period, also learning new skills such as sewing, weaving, bread and candle making. During the afternoon, the children acted as detectives and used artefacts to solve a range of historical challenges. 

WB 09.10.2023

In the penultimate week of the first half term, Year 2 have been continuing with their topic on the 'Great Fire of London'. We have built Tudor houses and re-enacted the fire, showing the children how quickly it would of spread! The children loved watching this. In Music, we have sung songs linked to the topic and used actions and percussion to play along. Science has involved classifying different materials this week, looking at the differences and similarities. Also, we started our addition and subtraction unit in Maths, which the children are thoroughly enjoying and applying different strategies to solve equations. The children have also loved the introduction of 'Agents of Change' this week, with some already completing activities. Friday's 'Showing Gratitiude' day, brought a smile to the faces of everyone. 

WB 02.10.2023

Time is flying and another week is complete in Year 2! In Science, the children have been investigating different materials and testing whether they are waterproof or not, also in Art we have been looking at a variety of resources and which will be effective to use when creating a collage. In PSHE, we have explored the meaning of 'responsibility' within school and home. We have then implemented our sense of responsibility to work as a team to complete some challenges, such as 'Pass the Hoop'. This week we also completed our 'Place Value' unit in Maths, children have enjoyed practising counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and even 3s, as well as comparing numbers!


WB 25.9.2023

This week Year 2 have been sorting materials according to their properties in Science, enjoying more rugby sessions in PE and practising flexibly partitioning in Maths. We have also been enjoying continuing our Talk for Writing unit on 'Zig the Alien' and we are looking forward to completing the innovation stage next week!


WB 18.9.2023

It has been another busy week in Year 2! The children have enjoyed their lessons, especially PE this, which involved practising their throwing and aiming skills with a carousel of different activities to support their development. In outside PE, they have been enjoying extending these skills through rugby focussed tasks. During English, the children have loved role playing the story of 'Zig the Alien'.

WB 11th September 2023

Another successful week completed in year 2. The children have been amazing throughout the first week of ‘normal’ lessons and are well into the swing of things.

This week, we began our place value topic in maths and have been exploring 2-digit numbers by using a range of equipment. We are beginning to show an understanding of the value of each digit in a number – excellent!

In whole class reading, we have been unpicking the 5W’s – Who? What? Where? When? Why? The children have a good understanding of how to answer each of these types of questions and we will continue to practise as the year goes on.

We have also begun our ‘Great Fire of London’ topic in history. This week, we explored the plague and the children found the facts fascinating!


Continents Week - WB 4th September 2023

What a great first week the children have had in Year 2! They have settled in and are enthusiastic about the learning we have undertaken on North America. Some of the activities have included making pasta necklaces, building stable bridges, identifying famous landmarks in New York city and learning about the famous explorer Christopher Columbus. 

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