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  • Measures, plants and Forest school!

    Published 15/03/23

    Year 2 have had a lovely two weeks since our last newsletter. We have enjoyed starting Forest school, which has involved making bird feeders, spotting birds and playing in the mud kitchen!

    In English, we have been reading Mary Poppins. We did some drama and imagined we were jumping into our own chalk drawing and landing in an imaginary land. We then described what we could see and do in these new worlds!

    In maths, we finished learning about division and using sharing circles to divide equally. We have also learnt about measurement using centimetres and metres. We have measured objects around our classroom, comparing and ordering them from biggest to smallest.

    In science, we have continued our learning about plants and begum thinking about what they need in order to grow well. We have all planted our own bean plant and we are looking forward to watching them grow over the next few weeks.  In geography, we have been comparing London to Mumbai with a particular focus on the human and physical features.  We are all very excited about our trip to the London Eye and can’t wait to see which other landmarks we spot!

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  • Searching for plants

    Published 01/03/23

    Year 2 have had a fantastic beginning to the new half-term.

    In English, we have started reading Mary Poppins. The children have enthusiastically participated in lots of drama and role play. Following on from that, they have been busy writing letters to find a new nanny as well as writing commands about how to tidy a bedroom.

    In Maths, we have started our topic of division. The children have explored sharing circles, number lines as well as linking it to multiplication to solve problems.

    In art, we have explored the work of the artist Yayoi Kusama. The children sketched pumpkins and added dots and spots of varying sizes. We will now move on to sculpting pumpkins from play dough and clay.

    In geography, we have been developing our understanding of cultural diversity. We looked at the book 'Coming to England' and introduced the term migration and immigration. The children enjoyed drama and role play linked to how the main character might have felt about moving countries. 

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  • Tour of Edinburgh!

    Published 08/02/23
    We have had a lovely two weeks in Year 2. In maths we have continued learning about multiplication. We explored using arrays to show our working out as well as solving questions in our heads. We then solved word problems related to multiplication.
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  • A London Bus Tour!

    Published 26/01/23
    Year 2 have had a lovely few weeks. In geography, we had a virtual 'bus tour' of London from our classrooms! We had our oyster cards ready and loved learning lots of facts all about the famous landmarks!  In English, we have been
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  • Performing poems

    Published 11/01/23

    Year 2 have had a great start to a New Year!

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  • We passed the inn-spection!

    Published 15/12/22

    We have had an incredibly busy end of term full of Christmas fun! We loved performing our show 'The Inn-spectors' to you all last week.

    This week in maths we have been investigating 2D and 3D shapes. We counted the edges, faces and vertices then sorted shapes based on their properties. We enjoyed comparing shapes and finding lines of symmetry on 2D shapes.

    In English we finished writing our own version of Lost and Found and enjoyed retelling the story with our own animals. 

    In science we have been continuing our topic of materials. We carried out an experiment to see what happened to materials when we put them in the freezer!

    In geography we have been exploring the seven continents then we had a closer look at the UK. We labelled the countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. We particularly enjoyed using Google Earth to explore our area.

    We have enjoyed Christmas activities this week too! Hope you all have a restful and enjoyable Christmas.

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  • Lost and Found!

    Published 01/12/22
    Year 2 have been busy rehearsing for their Christmas shows next week. They have done brilliantly in learning lines, memorising song lyrics, and getting into character! We can't wait for you to see all their hard work next week.  In Englis
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  • Roll up! Roll up!

    Published 16/11/22

    Roll up, Roll up for the Greatest show on Earth....

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  • Super space settings!

    Published 03/11/22
    Year 2 have had a busy week back from half-term. We loved performing our songs to you all at our Harvest assembly.  This week in English we have continued to explore books by Oliver Jeffers. We read 'How to Catch a Star' and discussed
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  • Stuck stories!

    Published 13/10/22
    In Year 2, we have had a lovely week. In English, we have enjoyed reading ‘Stuck’ and writing our own versions of the story from our story plans. In maths, we have been using partitioning to add and subtract two digit numbers. We have
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  • Imaginary friends and working together

    Published 28/09/22

    In Year 2, we have had a very productive learning week. In English, we enjoyed reading the story of 'Imaginary Fred' and created our own imaginary friends. We then wrote a character description of our new friend.

    In Maths, we demonstrated our understanding of number and place value, showing that we were able to partition numbers and compare numbers.

    In History, we have continued to look at the events of the Great Fire of London. We put the events in order on a timeline. We also learnt at the importance of Samuel Pepys and the importance of his diary during the fire.

    In Science, we have been sorting classroom objects into different categorise. The children had to work as a group to make decisions and listen to each other. They enjoyed putting all the objects back into their correct classroom places too.

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  • A historical dig, number bonds and making gloop!

    Published 15/09/22

    Year 2 have had a great start to the Autumn term! We have enjoyed reading the Day the Crayons Quit and wrote about the crayons looks, personality and feelings. We also made inferences based on what we had read. We have also started looking at commands and using 'bossy' verbs to give instructions! 

    In maths, we have been recapping our number bonds to 10 and 20. We then checked our answers using a bar model and have moved onto comparing numbers using greater and less than symbols. 

    In history, we have begun our topic of the Great Fire of London. We went on a dig and found some artefacts which we then explored and came up with questions about what they could be.

    In science, we had lots of fun making gloop as part of our experiment! We investigated what happened when we mixed cornflour and water together and then left in to set. 

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