Blogs: Y2 2017-18

Monday 9th July 2018
Apologies for the late blog entry! Last week was very busy, especially with Sports Day! On Wednesday afternoon all the KS1 children went outside to participate in a range of activities and earn points for their houses. 
Wednesday 20th June 2018
This week is Economy Week and we have been learning about money. Yesterday, we were investigating a money problem. 
- We knew that Lola had six coins to pay for her balloon. 
- We didn't know which coins she used.
- So...we worked in partners to find out which combinations of coins she might have used. 
We also had to estimate how much money was in a set of pots, and then reason as to why we thought it was that amount. Have a look at our ideas below. 
Friday 8th June 2018
In English this week we have been learning the story of The Tortoise and the Hare. We acted out some freeze frames to show different parts of the story - see if you can guess what they are from the photos below!
In IPC this week, we looked at work from artists including Van Gogh, Escher and Claude Monet. Then, we went outside and had a go at creating our own pictures of nature, thinking carefully about the materials we used. See some of our work below!
Friday 25th May 2018 
Here are some examples of our letters to Mrs Went to say thank you for sharing information about bees with us! 
Monday 21st May 2018 
This afternoon a beekeeper came to Year 2 to teach us about how bees make honeycomb, wax and beehives. The beekeeper showed us her special equipment such as her suit, a smoker and tools for separating bee glue. We got to pass around some honeycomb and even saw some honey inside it.
If you have more questions about bees then bring them to school and we can add them to our thank you letters. 

"I learnt that male bees are called drones and that there are only 200." 

"I learnt that the pollen sticks onto the bees and they brush it off with their legs." 

"I learnt that worker bees choose who the next queen bee will be. They give the lavae royal jelly so it can grow into the biggest bee. Then that queen bee starts a new colony." 
Friday 18th May 2018
In year 2, we are really enjoying borrowing books from the school library. We change them on a Friday. Here are some of our recommendations:
Archie: I liked 'Alfie', by Shirley Hughes, because I liked the speech in there. 
Jack: I liked 'The Hobbit' by Tolkien, because in the first chapter, the Hobbits have a party with a surprise! 
Summer Louise: 'Stories from India' by  Anna Milbourne , because it's true stories from India. 
Prisha: The Quilt Maker's Gift, because the plot is great! My favourite part is the last chapter, when the greedy, mean king becomes good. 
Thursday 10th May 2018 
Today in year 2 we were researching the habitats of minibeasts in the school grounds. We found creatures such as woodlice, butterflies, ants, centipedes and flies. Have a look at our photos below!
We are also pleased to say that our sunflowers are growing nicely- look at our photo!
Friday 4th May 2018 
This week, we watered our sunflower seeds. We have some good news- they have started to grow!  We weeded around them, so that the seedlings can grow healthily and we also saw the new bug hotel which gardening club have put together! Have a look at some of the photos below. 
Friday 27th April 2018 
This week we have been researching flowering plants in our school grounds. We learnt the different parts of a plant, and why each is important. Have a look at some of the flowers in the photos below! 
Friday 20th April 2018 
This week we started our new topic, Flowers and Insects. We spent a great afternoon in the nature area and garden, looking for flowers and minibeasts and planting sunflowers! 
Thursday 29th March 2018
Our next topic will be 'Flowers and Insects'. Your homework over the holiday is to take photos of flowers and insects in your garden, at the park or wherever else you travel to. Please bring in your photos or pictures after the Easter holiday. Don't forget to label any you know the name of! 
Friday 23rd March 2018
This week year 2  have been enjoying writing their travel brochures! Next week, year 1 will come and have a look at our travel brochures and decide which holiday they would like to go on!Look out for pictures to follow!
Friday 16th March 2018
This week, we have been celebrating Diversity Week. We have been exploring how men and women can do the same jobs, for example, both men and women can be nurses. We thought about how everyone is equal, and wrote poems to share this!
Friday 23rd February 2017
Our homework this week is to design a poster to advertise World Book Day. Have a look at the example here to help you. Don't forget to explain why you enjoy reading, and add some colour!
Wednesday 21st February 2018 

This afternoon we began our new topic 'Horray! We're going on holiday!' 

We changed into our summer clothes and traveled to the airport with all our luggage. Then we checked in by showing our passports and received our boarding passes.
After the air hostess called, we boarded the plane. Unfortunately, some of us found the flight was horribly bumpy and some of us were sick. But others of us enjoyed sleeping and looking out the window even if our ears popped as we landed. 

We can't wait to find out more about different countries this half term. We want to know exactly what it would be like to visit different places around the world. Perhaps you can do some research about different countries at home, or think about any holidays you've been on.

Friday 9th February 2018 
This week has been Safety Week! We have been learning about how to stay safe online and in the community. We spent a lot of time thinking about how to stay safe near roads; here are some of our road safety posters! 
Welcome to our Year 2 Blog. Watch this space for information on our topics and photos of our work and learning!
Friday 2nd February 2018 
This week we have drawn and painted pictures in the style of Lowry. We are looking forward to sharing them with others in our art gallery next week! 
Friday 12th January 2018

This afternoon we had our entry point for our new topic 'People from the past'. Each of us dressed as someone significant from the past, and made props for our characters. Some of us even did our own research at home. We can't wait to spend this half term finding our more about who these people were and what they did that was so important. Can you guess who we dressed as from the pictures below? 
2SJ visit Pizza Express 
On Tuesday 9th January 2SJ visited Pizza Express in the morning. We learnt about where our ingredients comes from and had a tour of the restaurant and the kitchens. The chef even showed us the kitchen's walk-in fridge which we found really interesting.
A highlight for us was kneading and stretching the dough whilst making sure we had enough flour to stop it from sticking. After adding the tomato sauce, basil, mozzarella and garlic oil, the pizzas were cooked for just under 10 minutes. We couldn't believe how quickly they cooked.
Thank you to Pizza Express for teaching us how to make pizza. We have been so inspired by our trip: some of us would even like to be chefs when we grow up. 
Friday 5th January 2018
2SJ-Don't forget that next Tuesday (9th January) is our trip to Pizza Express! 
2CM- Don't forget that next Thursday (11th January) is our trip to Pizza Express!
We will leave school at 9am, and will be back for lunch time! We will bring our pizzas home with us. 
Friday 5th January 2018
In our computing today we have been learning about writing algorithms. This is a set of instructions. We used algorithms to move Captain Scott around a map of the Arctic! 
Tuesday 5th December 2017
Year 2 would like to say a big thank you to all the parents, grandparents and siblings who came to our Toliet Twinning cafe on Tuesday. We really enjoyed baking mince pies, healthy muffins, scones and flapjacks for you to enjoy. 
You helped us to raise £81 in total which means we can buy a toilet for other people in a different country, and give extra money to the charity. We can't wait to find out where our toilet twin will be on the world map when we receive a picture and the coordinates of it! 
Look at our great photos below!
Friday 24th November 2017
We are busy preparing for our café next week! We are inviting parents to our café to raise money for the charity Toilet Twinning. Have a look at our posters!
Friday 17th November 2017
This week we have been busy making posters and jigsaw pieces for anti-bullying week.
Look at the displays of our work!
Thursday 9th November 2017
Today we made pizzas! We designed them, then took home a delicious pizza. We also wrote a pizza poem. Have a look at some of our fantastic work.
Friday 20th October 2017
This week in maths, we have been learning about money. We have learnt how to add prices together and how to give change.  We like maths because it is great fun!
Thursday 5th October 2017
Today Year 2 went to Fen End Farm and had a brilliant time!

First Farmer Ken showed us the orchard that had 100 apple trees and 2 pear trees. He gave us a tour of the farm and we saw chickens roaming, horses in the fields and cows grazing. Farmer Ken even let us sit on his tractor!

We also got to see how fresh apple juice is made and we tasted some, most of us agreed it was better than shop bought juice!
Thank you to Farmer Ken for letting us visit his farm and teaching us so much!
Friday 29th September
Next Thursday (5th October), we will be going on our trip to Fen End Farm. Have a look at the website to see what to expect!
Friday 29th September
Today we have been learning about odd and even numbers. We  had to feed Bod and Steven! Have a look at our photo below. Who would eat number 32?
Thursday 21st September 2017
Today year 2 went to the school garden and collected vegetables and fruit. We harvested apples, sweetcorn, raspberries, pumpkins and potatoes. We also did some weeding!
Thursday 14th September 2017
Today we learnt about fruit. Some fruit has seeds which you can eat, like bananas, whereas some fruit has seeds which you can't eat, like avocados.
Friday 8th September 2017
Today we had our fruit café to celebrate the start of our new topic, 'You are what you eat'. We enjoyed serving each other and  eating the fruit!
Friday 2nd February 2018 
In our art this week, we have been drawing and painting pictures in the style of Lowry. We are looking forward to sharing them with other people at the end of next week.