Year Group Blog

Rehearsing for Christmas

What is the meaning of Christmas?

These last few weeks, we have been thinking about this, asking our own questions that think about others, and learning the Story of the Nativity. We look forward to seeing Reception classes performance next …

Deep Thinking…

We have had a brain stretching week in Year 2! In English we began our new unit on ‘Instructions’ with a Philosophy for Children (P4C) session discussing ‘What would life be like if we didn’t have any instructions?’

Answers ranged …

Expert Visitors, Fair Testing, Building Houses, Bridges, Programming…ヾ( ̄0 ̄ )ノ

We owe a big thank you to Dr Jackson, an expert at the University in 17th Century British History, for coming and giving such a fabulous and informative talk to us about the Great Fire of London. We all learned …

Architects in the making…

This week, we became architects! We helped Traction Man consider which materials would be best for building his broken roof, testing out different materials to see how waterproof they were.

  

We also built some amazing bridges during our playful enquiry …

Thomas Farriner, Secrets and Lies

This week, police officers came to interview Thomas Farriner. He pleaded his innocence and suspiciously claimed it was foreigners that had started the Great Fire.

The bakery somehow kept on baking…

And selling their irresistibly freshly baked goods…

Others tried …

Who done it?!

To kick off our ‘Fire Fire!’ topic, we travelled back in time and  became detectives in a quest to find out who was really to blame for the Great Fire of London…

Was it the rather guilty looking baker, Thomas …

Reflecting Back and Looking Forward

We loved showing our learning to all the Swifts and Skylarks parents on this last day of the first half-term. We’ve come so far already…

To wrap up our learning on our Adventurers Topic, this week we had a group …

Up, up, up and away…

During book week, we have been writing adventure stories based on The Red Book, a picture book with a twist by Barbara Lehman. We used this picture from the book as a stimulus to write what happened next.

The children …

Lost and Found

This week, we met one of our Year 2 learning goals of navigating using simple compass directions. We made huge chalk maps outside and directed our friends on adventures across wild seas:

Image result for columbus map of voyages

We continued to enquire playfully into our topic …

Ssssh! Listen, what’s that noise?

It’s been another wonderful week of learning in Year 2!

We have been putting our LAMDA skills into practice during English where we performed ‘Quiet’ – a free verse poem about the many sounds that can be heard in a …