Category Archives: Year 2

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 retreat in Barbados.

Brian asked us what we’ve been up to in Year 2; and we were delighted to pen him a letter all about the different fruits we’ve been trying for the fruit salads we’ve been designing and making as part of our Technology project. We are yet to evaluate our fruit salads but I think the photographs speak for themselves…

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

Year 2’s Batman Pizza

Year 2 made superhero pizzas this week as part of their cooking in Design and Technology lessons. They measured out all of the ingredients and mixed them to make the pizza dough. Then they cut out Batman shaped pizza bases before adding their favourite pizza toppings! Yummmm!Read More

Year 2 at Forest School: Session 2

Year 2 were super excited to be going back to ‘Forest School’ this week! They independently got dressed in record time and were ready to go! This week’s session was based on ‘camouflage.’ The children put camouflage paint on their faces and made camouflage hats. Tree identification books helped Year 2 to identify a holly…Read More

Year 2 at Forest School

Following on from the success of Year 1 ‘Forest School’ sessions it was Year 2’s turn to become explorers and hit the outdoors. The previous week the children were given the ‘Forest School’ rules and they were ready to go. They began the session as always with a team building game. They used their senses…Read More

Year 2’s Catapult Building

This week Year 2 have been reading the book ‘Eliot the Midnight Superhero’ as part of their Superhero topic. In Creative Curriculum they worked on designing a meteor busting catapult for Eliot. Once their designs were complete, they went on to make their catapults and tested them out! The children thought about different scientific variables…Read More

Year 2’s Icy Investigation

Following another cold weekend, Year 2 felt it was time they used the ice all around them to do some learning! They wanted to know how they could make the ice disappear more quickly so that they could go out and play! They investigated which different materials made the ice disappear the quickest. They used…Read More

Healthy Soup in Y2

In Science, Year 2 have been learning about plants. We have grown our own flowers, observed what happened to the flowers at different temperatures and explored plant life cycles. This week we looked at plants that we eat. We each brought in a type of vegetable from home. We chopped them up and talked about…Read More

Creating Fossils in Year 2

Year 2 were so inspired by the work they have been doing on dinosaurs and Mary Anning that they spent their Art lessons creating fossils of their own! They used clay, special plaster and toy dinosaurs to create a fossil shape. Look at their amazing pieces.Read More