Welcome to Year 2 (2020/2021)

Welcome to the Year 2 area!

Here, you will find plenty of information about Year 2, including our curriculum; details of trips and visits, assemblies and performances; write-ups following visitors to our classes; examples of children's learning and lots of photographs and other useful and interesting links!

We are really looking forward to the year ahead, and know your child is going to have experiences in Year 2!

Mr McCarthy and Mrs Warren (maternity cover for Mrs Morgan) (Year 2 Team).


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Keeping children safe in school is the most important role we play. If you have any serious concerns about any child, please speak to Mrs Walpole or Mrs Stoddern.


In Year 2 we have been continuing the fun we had with Number day.  We have been exploring different open ended maths problems. An open ended maths problem is when there can be more than one answer. To do these problems we need to be resilient in our learning and keep going until we work out every possibility. Great perseverance Year 2 !

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This week we have been engineers in Year 2. As part of our studies in English inspired by the book ‘Rosie Revere, Engineer’ we have been exploring different bridge constructions.  We had great fun problem solving and experimenting with different materials to create a structure which could span the River Thames. 

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In year 2 we have been learning about repeating patterns in African art and the meaning of some of these patterns and symbols.  We will be creating our own design as the term progresses.

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As part of our art in Year 2 we have been exploring colour and applying the different techniques and skills we have been taught this term to produce our own Kandinsky inspired artwork. 

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What an interesting and unbelievable week! It all started when a beanstalk appeared in our classrooms.  First of all, we turned detectives and tried to figure out where it came from, where it was going and who might be at the top.  After that, we read Jim and the beanstalk and compared our predictions.  It is amazing story with lots of twists and turns.  Finally, we have ordered the story ready to write our own versions later this week.  

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As part of our amazing learning in Geography, we have been learning about another country in a different continent.  Mr McCarthy showed us pictures of a trip he went on to Uganda.  We compared the buildings, roads, plants schools and animals.  It was amazing to see how similar and different the two countries are.  Next week, we will use this learning to write a fact file about Uganda. 

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We have a wonderful PE sessions with Mr Shaughessy.  We have concentrating on the different ways we can move our body and control it at different speeds.  We love PE.

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This week Year 2 stumbled across a crime scene ! Tasked with becoming detectives they collected evidence,  created police descriptions and were determined to find who had eaten the porridge and fled the scene. Who do you think did it ? 

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Maths in action ! Year 2 have been making maths count. We have been making use of a whole range of exciting maths resources to support our understanding of addition and subtraction. Big smiles all round ! Who said Maths can’t be fun? 

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Art in year 2

What a fabulous week in year 2.  We have been busy applying all the skills we have been learning this term.  We have painted a landscape of Carn Brea sunset in the style of Kandinsky or Pollock.  We have used bright and bold colours, different brushes to make different lines. 

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The weeks are flying by and the children are having great fun learning lots.  This week we have been looking at rules and the rules around road safety.  The children made posters to remind others of how to keep safe.

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We have been concentrating on mixing colours and making different lines of shapes and thickness.  We had great time.  We will eventually use all these skills to make a fabulous piece of art.

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Today we have been thinking about friendship rules.  We came up with own top three that we would follow every day. 

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First week back after Lockdown.

We have had a fantastic start to our new term in 2M & 2W. We created our class charters and talked about ways we can keep ourselves safe in our bubble. We have talked about the importance of a ‘can-do’ attitude to our learning and worked together as a team to create a huge piece of artwork inspired by Gustav Klimt. Brilliant start 2M & 2W !

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