Year 2 Blog – 27-11-2020

This week we have been thinking about how during Advent we are preparing for the coming of God. Year 2 created a beautiful Advent display for our sacred space in our classroom and thought very carefully about their Advent promises.

In Geography, we have been learning all about the white continent – Antarctica. Year 2 have identified the key geographical features of the Antarctic environment and have learnt how the Emperor Penguin has adapted to live in this harsh environment.

Please bring in a pair of wellington boots or old shoes on Monday 30th November as we will be planting bulbs in our class garden.

Whole School Religion Home Learning:

Home Learning:

Spellings week 4. Spelling test on Wednesday 2nd December

Nativity: Learn your lines for the Nativity play.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog – 20th November 2020

What is a scientist?

scientist is a person who studies or has expertise in science. A scientist tries to understand the world around us. Scientists make observations, ask questions and do extensive research work in finding the answers to many questions others may not know about.

Year 2 have been learning about the type of work scientists do. In particular we have looked at the work of the food scientist, Dr. Charlotte Armah. Dr. Armah leads experiments involving human volunteers to learn whether eating particular foods, especially broccoli, can protect us from diseases!

In Maths, we have been looking at measures. The children have been estimating and measuring using different scales as well as using standard and non standard units of measure.

As part of our anti-bullying week, Year 2 learnt how to identify bullying and the children created some wonderful posters. We also looked at the issue of cyber-bullying and what to do if something happens online.

On Sunday we celebrate The Feast of Christ the King. Year 2 made some beautiful crowns and thought very carefully about the type of King Jesus is.

Home Learning:

Spellings week 3

Mathletics: How full? Ordering lengths. Which measuring tool?

Nativity: Please start to learn your lines.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog 13-11-2020

This week Year 2 took part in the whole school virtual Remembrance Assembly. It was very special to come together and pray for those who lost their lives serving their countries and for our loved ones who are no longer with us. May they rest in peace. Amen

In Maths we have been learning all about balancing and rebalancing. The children have been looking at rebalancing number sentences. The children identified the number in their calculation that was near a friendly number (multiple of ten) and used a bead string to rebalance their calculation.

In English we have turned our attention to fairy tales. We have been looking at the tale of Rapunzel. The children generated plenty of amazing adjectives to describe Rapunzel in Beth Woolvin’s version of this tale.

Rapunzel is an adventurous, brave and crafty character.  The children thought carefully about what the witch says in the story. They had great fun role-playing the wicked, nasty witch from this tale.

Home Learning:

Spellings week 2

Mathletics: Problems – Add and Subtract, Adding to 2-digit numbers

Study ladder: I’d like to fly – Narrative, Synonyms 2:1

Wishing you all a peaceful weekend,

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog 06-11-2020


In November we pray for the people we love who are no longer with us. This week Year 2 created a beautiful display of poppies for our Religion table. Year 2 took part in a special class Act of Worship on Remembrance. The children wrote the names of people they are praying for on poppies and hung them from our prayer tree.


In Religion this week, for Other Faiths Week, we have been learning about Judaism. The children learnt about the Jewish Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies.

In P.E. we worked on our throwing and catching skills. The children perfected their bounce and chest passes. There are some talented netball players in our midst.

Home Learning:

Spellings: Autumn 2 – Week 1

Mathletics: Add 3 single digit numbers. Add 3 numbers using number bonds

Study Ladder: Spelling rule ‘y’ and The Wool Mill Reading text

Have a peaceful weekend,

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog 23-10-2020

Year 2 have been learning about Egypt for One World Week 2020. We used simple maps and atlases to locate Egypt.

In Maths, Year 2 investigated the properties of  some 3D shapes: Square based pyramids, tetrahedrons and prisms.

In English, the children created some wonderful fact files about the River Nile.

We learnt about the different physical features of landscapes. The children created some beautiful patterned landscapes of Egypt, including the famous river Nile.

We ended our week with a very special Harvest Act of Worship. Thank you for all the food donations.

Have a restful half-term.

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog 16-10-2020

Year 2 have been learning about the Sacrament of Confirmation. The children used their computing skills to create some beautiful Confirmation cards.

In History we have been learning about the different ways of keeping in touch. This week we focused on the development of the telephone. The children had great fun testing acoustic string telephones.

This week for our Mental Health and Wellbeing lesson, we focused on Anthony Browne’s book ‘Silly Billy’. It is a story about a little boy called Billy who worries about everything.  Billy is so anxious that he can’t sleep. But Grandma has just the thing for a boy like Billy — tiny, colorful worry dolls, made to do his worrying for him. That night when Billy put the dolls under his pillow, he slept like a log. Year 2 created their very own worry dolls and shared their feelings during a circle time activity.

Home Learning:

Next week is One World Week and our country is Egypt. We will be focusing on the River Nile.

Research five facts about the River Nile to share in class next Wednesday.

Mathletics: Fact families. Add three 1 digit numbers. Complements to 10 and 20.

Spellings: Week 6. Spelling test on Wednesday

Study ladder:

Reading comprehension: Australian Marsupials

Grammar: Synonyms

Have a peaceful weekend.

Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog 09-10-2020

What an action packed week it has been in Year 2! The highlight of our week was definitely our walk to Mimmshall Brook. We were blessed with a beautiful morning. With our wellington boots on, we made our way along muddy paths and ploughed fields until we reached the babbling brook. The water was crystal clear and Year 2 delighted in watching the stream flow under the beautiful old bridge. The children were wonderful ambassadors for our school and they were very responsible on our walk.  Next week we will begin writing our River stories as part of our whole school writing project. Watch this space!

Home Learning:

Spellings: Week 5 – Spelling test on Wednesday

Mathletics: Count forwards patterns, count backwards patterns, test.

Study ladder: Narrative- Riding my bike to school

Study ladder: Grammar – Developing language – adjectives

Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog 02/10/2020

This week was all about Healthy Living! The children took part in various activities throughout the week to promote healthy eating and being active. On Monday we discussed how we can be Mind Kind and we all enjoyed some quiet reflection time. Tuesday was all about Varying your Veg. Year 2 delighted in creating some delicious posters using vegetables from our school allotment.

On Wednesday we Got Active and enjoyed our first karate session.

On Thursday the children learnt about the importance of drinking plenty of Water. We sampled different fruit infused water and created posters encouraging everyone to Drink Plenty! Friday was all about Whole grains! Year 2 rolled up their sleeves to make some healthy whole grain soda bread. We enjoyed the fruits of our labour with a spoonful of jam! It was scrumptious!

Home Learning:

Spellings: Week 4 – Spelling test on Wednesday

Mathletics: Place Value 1, Repartition 2 digit numbers, Test.

Study ladder: Recount: My Cousin’s Baptism.

Study ladder: Look, Cover, Write. Rule adding Suffixes ‘ing’, ‘ed’

Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Davey

Year 2 Week 3

It has been a busy week of learning in Year 2! In religion this week we have been learning about the Sacraments of Initiation. The children looked at the symbols for Baptism, The Eucharist and Confirmation. Inspired by stained glass windows the children created some beautiful artwork.

The children created some wonderful Popplets about the Sacrament of Baptism.

In English we have continued work on adjectives and nouns. The children have been working very hard on their handwriting and everyone should be very proud of their efforts.

‘Think 10’ is the strategy we are using in Mathematics. The children have worked hard applying this strategy when adding and subtracting.

Home Learning:

Spellings: Week 3 – Spelling test on Wednesday

Mathletics: Count by 2s, 5s and 10s. Counting on a 100 grid. 10 more, 10 less

Study ladder: Reading comprehension and Grammar

Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Davey

Year 2 Blog Week 2

Our second full week in Year 2 has flown by!

This week in Religion we started our unit – Beginning with the Church. The children thought about what it means to belong and how we make people feel welcome. Year 2 created some very special stained glass butterflies for a school Year of Hope display.

In English we continued work on our poetry unit. The children created some fantastic list poems all about autumn which were full of amazing adjectives. This week enjoyed the story of The Twits by our author of the month. Roald Dahl’s writing is providing us with plenty of great adjectives to use in our own writing.

In Science we created some beautiful natural colour palettes. Nature is full of a wonderful array of colours that change over the course of the year through the four seasons. The children had great fun selecting their colours from all the plants and flowers in the school gardens.

In P.E. this week we had great fun playing different ball games and testing our reactions.

Home Learning:

Spellings: Week 2 – Spelling test on Wednesday

Mathletics: Count in fives, Compare numbers to 100

Study ladder: Double Consonants zz – 4 activities to complete

Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Davey