Year 2 Blog

December 16, 2017
by Mrs Francis

Week 14 – It really does look a lot like Christmas!

On Monday and Tuesday, the children enjoyed giving the final two performances of Hosanna Rock and we then packed away the props and costumes for another time. The children clearly enjoyed performing and we were very proud of them. During the rest of the week, we did lots of lovely art and craft so there was glitter, sequins and glue everywhere. A huge thank you to the parents who came in to help with the sewing on Tuesday – we couldn’t have done it without you. Next week we will be continuing with some more Christmas activities – including making … Read more

December 9, 2017
by Mrs Francis

Week 13 – Hosanna Rocked!

We were so proud of the children yesterday when they did their first full performance to an audience. They were brilliant and if you are coming to see the show next week, you won’t be disappointed. Our Maths work this week had a Christmas theme too. We started the week doing a shape hunt where the children had to identify the properties of Christmas present shapes and decide whether they were regular or irregular shapes. They also looked for lines of symmetry in some Christmas shapes. We then went on to create some Christmas themed patterns. The children were working … Read more

December 2, 2017
by Mrs Francis

Week 12 – We are rocking!

A shorter week so we only managed to fit in a couple of rehearsals but the children are already performing so well and the singing is A M A Z I N G! We have our dress rehearsal next Thursday ready for our first performance on the Friday. We know you won’t be disappointed. Please remember to send in your child’s outfit on Monday morning. (In a named carrier bag please) We completed our diary writing this week and everyone has edited their work. It is quite a tricky but important skill to learn and was introduced with the new … Read more

November 25, 2017
by Mrs Francis

Week 11 – How amazing our children are in year 2! (She exclaimed)

In English this week, the children have been writing their diaries about the Great Fire of London. They were writing in role as a flea, travelling around the streets of London on their friend Boxton the rat. We expect so much from the children and they certainly delivered this week. They have included emotion words, adjectives, adverbs, joining words and even some exclamation sentences, which had to start with ‘How’ or ‘What’. We have been building up to this ‘big write’ over the last couple of weeks and many of them really are developing that much needed stamina for longer … Read more

November 18, 2017
by Mrs Francis

Week 10 – Hip hip array!

It has been another busy week in Year Two and it seems to have flown by. In Maths, we have been counting in 2s and 5s and tackling multiplication, using arrays to represent our calculations. For those of you who don’t know what I am talking about, this is an array and it is showing 6 x 5. Next week we will be learning how it can also show 5 x 6 and we will also be writing the related division facts. The children sometimes tell us that they know their times tables which is great but in KS1 we … Read more

November 11, 2017
by Mrs Francis

Week 9 – Who is Vlad?

This week we started a new unit of work in our English lessons based around the brilliant story ‘Vlad and the Great Fire of London’. We started the week with some prediction and inference activities before reading the story. We were then surprised to find out that Vlad is actually a flea who lives on a rat called Boxton. The story of the fire is told by Vlad and is an enjoyable read. At the end of this unit, the children will be writing diary entries in role as Vlad. In Maths this week, we have been adding and subtracting … Read more

November 4, 2017
by Mrs Francis


Just quick blog this week to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to our annual ‘Mums in School Day’. When Mrs Gadd, Miss Sheppard and I slumped with a brew at the end of the day, we all said how much fun it had been. The children all enjoyed the day and we hope you did too. Thank you also if you helped a child whose mum couldn’t make it. We were impressed with the rat finger puppets and we are already looking forward to making our Christmas decorations later this term. The children also produced some … Read more

October 20, 2017
by Mrs Francis

Week 7 – A Super Science Week

What an exciting way to end our first half term. The children have thoroughly enjoyed all the investigations they have taken part in and there have been lots of discussion, predictions and conclusions. We started the week with the children moving around the school to take part in 6 very different investigations ranging from Dancing Raisins to Jelly Babies in ice cubes to finger printing. It was also interesting to look at the pictures of Scientists they had brought in and to share the Science books. On Tuesday, we started the day with a very exciting assembly led by the … Read more

October 14, 2017
by Mrs Francis

Week 6 – Flat stories and Fractions!

In our English lessons this week, the children wrote their own ‘Flat People‘ stories and we have enjoyed reading them. We had flat knights, flat ghosts and a wide range of other flat characters. The children worked hard and have produced some lovely work. They had a lot to remember as we were looking for a clear structure to the story, capital letters and full stops, adjectives, joining words and different sentence starters. In a few weeks, the Year Two teachers will be attending a moderation meeting with other schools in the area to look at both Maths and Writing. … Read more

October 7, 2017
by Mrs Francis

Week 5 – We found Flat Stanley!

Our new English unit started this week and is based around the stories about Flat Stanley. On Monday morning, the children found a letter from Flat Stanley asking them to help him. A quick search soon found him under one of the units in the classroom and we then read the story. We all know now that Flat Stanley is about 4 feet tall, 1 foot wide and about half an inch thick – this started a discussion about why Stanley wasn’t measured in centimetres and metres! By the end of the week, the children had planned their own stories … Read more