Category Archives: Year 2

Year 2 Write and Receive Postcards

Year 2 Write and Receive Postcards

In English, Year 2 have been very busy learning all about postcards.

Mrs Watson very kindly let Year 2 get their hands on the hundreds of postcards that she has collected from all over the world. Some have come from as far away as Bombay, Singapore and Australia. We had great fun locating the countries on a map to work out which postcard had travelled the furthest.

This gave us an excellent opportunity to look at all the features of a postcard and plenty of food for thought when it came to writing our own. We were particularly engaged with the stamps and the customary “P.S” at the end.

We’re learning all about capital cities and their features in Geography, so postcards have certainly come in handy as Year 2 have taken a virtual trip around the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. Do you know how the Union Jack is put together? Ask any child in Year 2 to find out, you will be amazed.

Our virtual trip finished in Newcastle Upon Tyne where, in Computing, we’ve researched the iconic landmarks that make up our fantastic city. We were surprised at how many we’d been to!

Miss Shackford let us design our own postcards with our favourite landmark on and we were delighted to find out we would be writing and posting our designs to someone in our class – complete with real-life stamps!

Year 2 then had a trip out to our local postbox where we posted our lovely postcards. We were lucky enough to see and have a chat with the postman on our way.

We eagerly await the arrival of our postcards back at school and are excitedly following the journey of our postcards through the sorting office. Miss Shackford has taught us all about what happens to our mail once it’s posted. A lot of us thought the post-person took it back to their house to sort through at home!

Keep up the great work Year 2 and keep sending me postcards from all of your exciting trips. Miss Shackford x

 

 

Year 2 Super Scientists!

Year 2 Super Scientists!

The scientists in Year 2 have worked very hard this week. Year 2 are continuing to look at plants, a topic which the children have absolutely loved so far. We’ve made and tested lots of predictions using our superb observation skills. Our favourite experiment was exploring if plants need soil to germinate and grow, it…Read More

Active Travel

Active Travel

We competed the annual Active Travel survey with Mrs Iliadou this week. We monitored and recorded how each of us travels to school and then back home again. At our school we encourage active travelling. This year we had better results than ever before. We did more walking and used less cars! We know it’s…Read More

Welcome Back Year 2!

Welcome Back Year 2!

What an exciting and hard working start we have had in Year 2. All the children have come back with a spring in their step and fantastic attitude to their learning. It’s a pleasure to hear all of the children back out on the yard and playing together. In English the children have thoroughly enjoyed getting…Read More

A great big well done to Year 2

A great big well done to Year 2

Hello Year 2, it’s Miss Shackford here. I would just like to say how immensely proud I am of each and every one of you; thanks to you our Autumn term has been an absolutely fantastic one and certainly one to remember. You are all a joy to teach and I am very lucky to…Read More

There’s a gorilla on the loose!

There’s a gorilla on the loose!

It’s all been very exciting in Year 2 this week. We’ve been reading Code Nama Bananas by David Williams which we all absolutely LOVE and can’t get enough of. Gertrude the gorilla has just escaped from the zoo amidst the 1940 Blitz. Year 2 had a lively discussion about where Gertrude might be hiding and…Read More

Shabbat Shalom from Year 2!

Shabbat Shalom from Year 2!

Year 2 are learning about Judaism in RE at the moment and have been exploring the Jewish holiday of Shabbat, which is Judaism’s day of rest on the seventh day of the week. Shabbat begins at sundown on Friday and ends at sundown on Saturday. We re-created the Shabbat and began by lighting the Sabbath…Read More

Subtraction Superstars in Y2

Subtraction Superstars in Y2

This week in Maths, Year 2 have been tackling all things subtraction. Did you know that minus, take away, take off and find the difference all mean the same thing as subtract? We started off the week with a fantastic lesson using practical materials, using what we already knew about place value to solve a…Read More

Physalis, Figs, Limes and Kiwis in Year 2…

Physalis, Figs, Limes and Kiwis in Year 2…

In Year 2, we are reading Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey. The book is very funny and also a little bit cheeky, it’s safe to say it’s already a firm favourite amongst us all. We have been in regular correspondence via letter with Brian, a vegetarian piranha, who is currently on a fruit-only…Read More