Welcome to the Year 2 Blog!
Welcome to Year 2!
As we make the exciting transition into Year 2, you can 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:
- The Year 2 Team.
- Information about our day.
- The things we have been getting up to at school and at home.
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.
News of the Week!
Roll of honour - 26th March: Edward Evie Diana Jake
We have had such a brilliant and busy week! We had such fun at the Spring Festival. The egg and spoon race was a very tight contest and everyone had such a great time. Our maths this week has been focused on commutativity and the properties of factors in the two times table. We have also been focusing on the story Oliver's Vegetables this week and our retelling writing is absolutely superb!
Roll of honour - 19th March: Rio & Max for their brilliant attitude to learning. Eben and Logan for their fantastic work ethic.
Wow! What a great week. We have been learning about the world around us, looking at everything from habitats to farming and shearing sheep. We learnt to take notes and made some wonderful fact files from them. Our multiplication and division work this week was really fun and involved lots of games and competitions. Everyone made a super effort.
12th March - Year 2 Showcase!
Roll of honour - 12th March: Rio - For his fantastic attitude. Isabelle and Charlotte - For their fantastic work ethic.
What a brilliant first week back! We have had so much fun catching up with our friends. We have enjoyed lots of talking time this week, playing games that involve communication and turn-taking. We have been looking at exploring the world and enjoying all the different environments it offers. Children really liked the idea of wading through a lush rainforest or playing on a sandy, yellow beach.
Roll of honour - 5th March: Diana Kian Theo T Max
We really went above and beyond for World Book Day in Year 2. We had decorated spoons and potatoes, jars full of characters and lots of children dressed up as their favourite characters. Well done to Eben for his winning story-in-a-jar entry, you really impressed us. We have continued working really hard with our physical education while at home. We have been trying to beat our personal bests at home - we've pushed ourselves in our running, press-ups and other athletic activities. Year 2 must be exhausted!
Roll of honour - 26th February: Theo P Rio Layla Anna
Wow - what great first week back! We have been out and about looking for anything that slithers, creeps or crawls for our Great Big Bug Hunt. We have created minibeast hotels, some of which have already had some little guests. We have crafted some wonderful butterflies of all different colours and designs. Our attempts at creating minibeast artwork using only natural resources have been brilliant. What a brilliantly creative class you are!
Roll of honour - 12th February: Max Poppy William A William B
This week has been lots of fun. We have been stretching and balancing the week away with our yoga class challenge. We have also been learning a little bit about Chinese New Year and have made some lanterns - they are brilliant! We've been looking at money this week and even though it can be a bit tricky at times, the children have persisted and done so well.
Roll of honour - 5th February 2021: Oscar Seb Evie Zach Mason
We have had such a great time this week. Our live sessions have been brilliant; the scavenger hunt was my personal favourite! Whilst at home, we have been thinking about how to protect our own and others' mental health and well-being. We have tried to undertake small acts of kindness for others in our own homes and have also looked at what we can do to encourage our own sense of well-being.
Roll of honour - 29th January 2021: Isabelle Theo T Zion Charlotte
It has been a really busy week. We have accomplished so much in a short space of time. There have been abrilliant bakers, fantastic dancers, wonderful writers and some fabulous mathematicians in Year 2 this week. We have been looking at the origins of London and the social and political context leading up to the Great Fire. Our maths work has been focused on learning to divide and so many children have blown me away with how well they can divide by 2, 5 and 10. I can't wait to see what next week brings.
We have had an amazingly messy week this week. We've needed goggles, aprons and gloves while taking part in some fantastic science investigations. We have been learning about density by mixing oil, food colouring and water. We have also seen what substances dissolve in warm and cold water. The children have performed the investigations really well and even recorded some of their findings.
I have been amazed by the fantastic work that I have seen this week. Not only have I seen lots of fabulous work, I've also seen some lovely activities including walks in the countryside, helping siblings with their work and reading to your loved ones.
This week wasn't quite what we were expecting but everyone has got along so well at home. We have had brilliant pieces of work on our Seesaw class page and some lovely pictures and videos of what everyone has been up to. We had some fantastic planning, writing and responses to stories coming through. I can't wait to see what next week brings!
This week has been so much fun. We have had a great time in maths working on using related facts in our addition and subtraction. The children have worked so hard to make their virtual nativity the best it can possibly be, we are all very proud of them. We also really enjoyed our Christmas themed events this week. We had our lovely Christmas jumper day and the children came in with some brilliant festive jumpers and tops. Our Christmas dinner went down a treat and we had a lovely time!
We have had such a lovely, festive week this week. We really enjoyed our virtual Christingle service and observed it impeccably. We've had a lovely time decorating our classroom with snowflakes, paper chains and a wonderfully colourful Christmas tree. We have been creating winter poems in our writing lessons and performed these to each other throughout the week.
Wow, what a busy week! We have been learning about the Christmas story and rehearsing our nativity this week. We have been learning some new Christmas songs and rehearsing some old ones. We have been expanding our work on subtraction by using our number skills to compare different sets of data. We have created a set of instructions for baking shortbread for St. Andrew's day in our writing lessons this week. Our science lesson got messy this week as we explored what substances were soluble and insoluble. The Year 2 classroom needed a good clean once we were done!
We have had a lovely time looking at Diwali this week. We have created henna designs, rangoli patterns and diya lamps. Our writing this week has been exceptional, children have written all about the things they would love to see and do at a Diwali festival. We have been looking at finding the difference between two amounts in maths this week. The children have done really well and have been able to find the difference and represent this using a subtraction calculation.
W/B: 9/11/20 - Opening Minds - Making Connections
Wow, we have packed so much fun into one week. We have really enjoyed looking at the different ways we can make connections. We have talked about internet safety, we have written letters and we have even learnt some sign language. We had a great time exploring with dominos, marbles and other materials that can connect to great effect. We worked so well as a team in many activities throughout the week but really stood out as an amazing team when we were threading our brilliant rainbow on the school fence.
The class did really well to make lots of poppies for our beautiful wreath. They also stood perfectly for our remembrance service. We were all so proud of how respectful and mature they were during a very moving service.
What an amazing first week back we have had. We have been exploring the origins of bonfire night and looking at the gunpowder plot. Lots of children really enjoyed this topic and loved getting the chance to act it out in some exciting drama sessions. We have really challenged ourselves in maths this week and have been looking at the most efficient strategies to add three numbers together. Lots of tricky brain-teasing maths problems that the children really enjoyed figuring out.
We have had so much fun this week. We looked at the story 'What the Ladybird Heard' and wrote about our own mixed up farm yards. We had cats saying moo, birds saying neigh and lots more interesting combinations. We have been doubling to create teen numbers and have worked really hard to experiment with our use of the equals symbol. Lots of children have done really well and are turning into fantastic mathematicians. We learnt about algorithms in computing sessions and we found out that they were sets of instructions for computers and technology. We had a go inputting instructions into our beebots and even had a go giving our friends written and verbal instructions. It was loads of fun!
We have had a lovely week this week. We have been working with teen numbers and learning about their value and how to make them in a number of different ways. We started to include past tense verbs in our writing about Charlie Cook's Favourite Book. We did really well and and even managed to use some tricky past tense verbs like 'thought' and 'fell'. We had a great time exploring what density is in our science lesson. We mixed oil and food colouring and then mixed with warm water, I'm sure the children can tell you what happened next!
We have worked so hard this week in our maths lessons and have learnt even more about the value of each digit within two-digit numbers. We have used this knowledge to start partitioning and then adding and subtracting tens and ones. We have been writing all about healthy eating and the different food groups in our literacy lessons. We all created some fantastic sentences about what the different types of food do for us. When the rain was really coming down, we took a stroll around our playground looking very silly with lots of different types of materials on our heads to test which material kept the rain out the best. We had a great time and we are now certain that napkin umbrellas are not a good idea!
We have been working hard and doing brilliantly in our maths lessons this week. We have been looking at improving our counting skills and learning all about the value of each digit in two-digit numbers. We have been learning to write fantastic factual sentences in our literacy lessons. We have learnt so much about the human body, it's organs and what they do! We have been creating some wonderful structures from simple materials like paper, tape and card. The children have had a wonderful time working together to ensure that they create the best possible structure.