Kingstone And Thruxton Primary School


Kingstone, Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 9HJ



Welcome to the Year 2 Blog!

Welcome to Year 2!

Year 2 is a wonderful class of 21 eager children who try their best in all they do! Please use our Class Blog to follow our day-to-day activities and find information about the class and the school.

You can find out about the following things on our blog:

We will update our blog every week to ensure that you can see what we have been getting up to and find information about any upcoming events.



Mrs Gemmell






Our Topic is:

You Me and Family

WB 11th October 

In computing this week were learnt how to make up our own algorithms to guide our blindfolded partners around a course, that we designed. In science we dug up flowers from a pot and spent time investigating how many plants parts we could identify. In maths we have been recalling out#r number bonds to 10 and learning how to jump along a number line to help with the addition of 3 numbers. 

WB 4th October

In forest school this week we learnt how to gather and then whittle our own hazel sticks. We have been continuing our learning about Kenya and wrote our own fact sheets. We used our artistic skills to paint pictures inspired by the Kenyan landscape.  We have had fun sharing our class reading books with  each other.

Our Class story is 'The Magic Faraway Tree' written by Enid Blyton

WB 4th October

This week's text is Fly, Freddy, Fly! Written by Melanie Joyce and illustrated by Julia Seal

WB 27th September

This week some children have been working at school, whilst others have been online learning at home. Mrs Gemmell has been so proud of all the children and how well they have focussed on the tasks set. The children have been thinking about friendships and what they like about their friends. In English the children have bene writing paragraphs for a letter all about themselves; there were some fabulous adjectives used. The gallery this week showcases some of the work children have been doing whilst learning from home.

This week's text is Sharing Shell by Julia Donaldson

WB 20th September

This week the children have been working hard in maths, partitioning and recombining tens and ones to make numbers. They have used a variety of resources to represent 2 digit numbers. In English they have been gathering ideas ready for writing letters next week. In forest school the children cooked their own apples over the campfire.

Working with our Maths Buddy

Collecting and cooking apples in Forest School

WB 13th September 2021

The children have worked really hard this week, learning to be independent in their work.   They have discovered that worms are brown in colour so that they are less likely to be eaten by worms! In Literacy the children have been finding out about the features of a letter, after receiving post from the queen. 


This week we will be reading My Monster and Me by Nadiya Hussain.

It is a touching story about a little boy whose worry monster follows him everywhere he goes. It's there when he gets dressed, when he wants to play with his toys, ..

Over the next 2 weeks we will also be using the book 'This is how we do it', by Matt Lamothe as inspiration for our written work.

In Japan, Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda, Daphine likes to jump rope. While the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days—and this one world we all share—unites them.

This genuine exchange provides a window into traditions that may be different from our own as well as mirrors reflecting our common experiences. Inspired by his own travels, Matt Lamonthe transports readers across the globe and back with this luminous and thoughtful picture book.


WB 6th September 2021

The children in year 2 have had a wonderful week catching up with friends and settling into a new classroom. They have used the story 'Worrysaurus' as a stimulus to talk about things that may worry them at school and what can be done to help. In science the children explored the school grounds to look for signs of summer turning to autumn. In maths we have looked at days of the week and months of the year and studied our weekly timetable. In Forest School this week the children were challenged to build a den to keep them dry - it was even put to the test when a watering can of water was poured over the top!

The class book this week is : The Worrysaurus by Rachel Bright