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  • A twist in a tale.....

    Published 01/07/22

    Year 2 have been super busy this week. In English, we have been reading and exploring a range of traditional tales. We then had fun acting out different parts of the stories as well as discussing our favourite characters. Next, we planned and wrote the beginning of our own traditional tales but with a twist. We have been so thrilled and proud of all the children for producing such beautiful and detailed writing. In maths, we have been continuing with learning about different units of measure. We have been busy solving problems involving weight, length and capacity. In history, we have been learning about the historic work of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.  We learnt about their contributions to nursing and the importance of remembering their work. We then sketched some detailed portraits of them. What a great week of learning we have had!

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  • Diary writing and printing!

    Published 24/06/22

    We have had a very busy week in Year 2! In maths, we have been looking at different kinds of measurement and the units that we use to measure things. We spent time estimating the length of objects in the classroom and then measuring them with rulers. In English, we wrote a diary entry as a poor Victorian child. All of Year 2 were excellent at getting into role and describing their horrifying days working in a factory or as a chimney sweep. How dangerous it must have been! Finally, in art we have continued our topic of printmaking. This time we created repeated patterns using natural materials we found on the school ground.

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  • Assemblies, Scrapbooking and The Tunnel

    Published 16/06/22
    Year 2 have continued looking at stories by Anthony Browne and have worked on predicting, inference and making links. We read 'In to the forest' and enjoyed exploring all the amazing pictures that had clues about other fairy tales. Then we re
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  • Telling the time and making music!

    Published 09/06/22

    Year 2 have had a busy and fun start back to the last half -term. 

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  • Puppet making and Jubilee celebrations

    Published 25/05/22

    We have had a lovely last week of half-term! We spent time designing, sewing and decorating puppets. These designs were inspired by the Anthony Browne story Gorilla, where a toy comes to life. Year 2 designed their puppet to look like their favourite animal. We have been working very hard and showing great resilience when practising our sewing skills. The children were very imaginative with their decorating and the results were fantastic. We also really enjoyed celebrating the Jubilee with patriotic craft activities and a delicious picnic with sandwiches and cakes. Have a wonderful and relaxing half-term!

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  • Show what you knows and Victorian pastimes!

    Published 20/05/22
    Year 2 have continued completing their 'show what you knows' and our teachers are very proud of how hard we have worked. In history, we learnt about what Victorians did for fun and explored some optical illusions, toys, games and even did som
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  • School - Victorian Style!

    Published 13/05/22

    It has been a busy week in Year 2! We have been very proud of the children’s excellent focus and positive attitudes during their SATs. Well done, everyone!
    In maths, the children have been using their subtraction and addition skills to answer word problems, using RUCSAC to help them work out what the question is asking. In English, they completed their writing about zoos, looking at both sides of an argument: are zoos good or bad? They had some excellent reasons for and against, and used sentence openers effectively to organise their writing. In history, the children learnt about, and experienced, life in school as a Victorian child! They had their daily Reading, Writing and ‘Rithmetic (The 3Rs) lessons where they practised their handwriting and numbers on chalkboards and read the rules of the classroom. If children did not behave, they experienced writing lines, wearing the ‘Dunce’ hat and being threatened with the cane! I think it’s safe to say that the children are glad to be in schools nowadays!


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  • Anthony Browne books and the Victorians!

    Published 28/04/22

    Year 2 have started the summer term off brilliantly! We have enjoyed looking at the stories of Anthony Browne. He writes picture books and the detail in his books is amazing. We started with the story of Zoo and wrote a character description for the character of Dad. We used some ambitious words with suffixes. For example, disrespectful, thoughtless and meanness. In history, we have enjoyed exploring the Victorian era and learnt some facts about Queen Victoria. In DT, we made our sandwiches and really enjoyed eating them! 

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  • Celebrating our cultures!

    Published 01/04/22
    Year 2 have had a very exciting last week of term! We have seen our bean plants growing more and more everyday. We painted our clay pumpkins so now they look exactly like a piece of artwork by Ya​yoi Kasama. We also had a wonderful cultural day
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  • London Eye and Kusama Pumpkins!

    Published 24/03/22
    Year 2 went on their first trip of the year to the London Eye! It was such a beautifully, sunny and wonderful day. First we took the train from Mortlake Station to London Waterloo. After a quick snack break we lined up to get on the Eye. Some of us w
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  • News Flash!! Our caterpillars have made their cocoons!

    Published 16/03/22
    Year 2 have had a busy week. In English, we listened to a news report saying that the Loch Ness Monster had been spotted! The children then had fun acting as news reporters and presenting their information. They then wrote exciting news reports
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  • Jumping into pictures and all about India!

    Published 09/03/22

    This week, Year 2 have created their own magical setting for them to jump into, inspired by Mary Poppins. We thought about what activities we would do, what food we would eat and how we would be feeling on this adventure. We then used this plan to create a diary entry documenting this magical day out. In maths, we have continued to look at multiplication and applied these skills to answer word problems. Year 2 have enjoyed learning about India, we have been listening to Ravi Shankar and creating artwork inspired by Akbar Padamsee’s landscapes.

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