Category Archives: Year 2

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 not always easy to walk to school, especially on rainy days or busy mornings, so we’d like to say a big THANKYOU to all of our parents who helped us ‘walk more’ when possible and for supporting our school with Active Travel.

Keep it up everyone. Well done!

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

Exploring Different Habitats

Year 2 have been learning about ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’ in Science. This week they were given the challenge of advertising different habitats and trying to sell them to animals. In Creative Curriculum they used lots of different materials to make pop up habitats. Look at how beautifully they turned out!Read More

Y2 Visit Beamish!

Year 2 had great fun in Beamish last week. We enjoyed exploring the old buildings in the Victorian town and we even went down the mine. We weren’t too keen on visiting the dentist though as he said he would just pull out our teeth! Our favourite parts were being in the strict old school…Read More