Year Group Blog

Sugar Learning Addicts

We seem to have become sugar experts in Year 2 (if we do say so ourselves!). We know how sugar travels through the body:

…the history of sugar:

…how much sugar there is in soft drinks:

And how so many …

Teamwork makes the dream work…

Welcome back everyone! This week has been jam-packed full of lots of super learning.

In Maths we have been solving very important problems…what on earth should Mr Beattie wear at the weekend?! Fancy hat…star shaped sunnies?

We created codes for …

Robot Learning Quests

We teamed up this week to design a robot that would do good in the world. We agreed and put our ideas together. There were some impressive designs with real purpose in mind.

And after having designed our fantasy worlds …

Getting Creative…

We’ve been getting creative this week!
In English we created a quest for our Sphero robots to go on, imagining they were the protagonist in our fantasy story. We designed and made the course and then wrote a set of …

Rise of the Robots

We had two very special robot expert guests this week… Mr Monti, who works on the Amazon Alexa team, who came to teach us some of the inner workings of robots, and then Mr Fletcher from Cambridge Consultants, who visited …

Quests to Fantastical Lands…

We have had a wonderful time this week immersing ourselves in fantasy worlds.

We created quests to magical lands…

…and have begun to write our fantasy stories, introducing our protagonist and describing their discovery of a portal and the land …

Fantasy Stories, Coding and The Promise

It looked like an ordinary tunnel. But when we entered the magic portal…

A fantastical world appeared before us…

You wouldn’t believe your eyes if you saw what was inside…

 

In RE this week, we read The Promise by

Clever Coding

This week has been short but sweet!

We have enjoyed creating and debugging using simple algorithms on ‘Hour of Code’ – https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn

We enjoyed another ‘Big Write’ session, writing a short story about a futuristic world…

…and we loved having …

Driving the Eco-Bus!

It was quite chilly outside and the birds were looking hungry, so we decided to make some food for them…

We liked getting our hands messy and making our own fancy bird food recipes of lard, bird seed and raisins(!).…

UCPS Eco-Warriors

Our environment is a precious place. We’ve been thinking about how we can best look after it.

We’ve started Eco-Warrior projects like making habitats for animals in the forest, promoting classrooms to be more environmentally friendly and making our outside …