Year Group Blog

wb: 6th July 2020 ‘Crash Landing!’

Welcome to week 2 of the ‘UCPSpace’ project learning!

We hope you enjoyed the launch of our new learning projects last week. The anticipation is building, we hope you can rescue your new teacher from this far away planet! This …

W/b: 29th June The Launch… 3,2,1, Lift off!

This week, the University of Cambridge Primary School is embarking on a three week project that will culminate in the children meeting their new class teacher at the final Virtual Family Friday on 17th July. The UCPSpace Project draws …

WB: 22nd June 2020 ‘Fractions and Action Scenes!’

A Message from Corona by Charity Tedder and Leighton Noyes

Explore this online e-book resource which supports parents and children at home to understand ‘Coronovirus’ through E-book resources

Monday

  • English & Reading: In this lesson, we are going to be

WB: 15th June 2020 ‘Refugee awareness week and thinking deeper about multiplication’

Welcome to the Key Stage 1 Learning blog for this week with special focus on ‘Refugee Week’

Monday 15th June sees the beginning of Refugee Week 2020. However, to start the virtual festival off, Anglia Ruskin University has paired …

WB: 8th June 2020 ‘Grouping equal amounts and understanding our emotions’

Dear Children and Families,

Please note the online learning resources will look slightly different for the rest of this term.

A suggested timetable for learning is outlined below, video links for Maths and English learning will be uploaded to the …

w/c 1st June 2020

Hi Year 2!
Please see below the learning activities for the week. Don’t forget to watch our YouTube videos too. Enjoy!

Follow this link for a lovely identify the bird song challenge you can complete at home: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/04/identify-bird-song/

DAY 1…

w/c 18th May 2020

Hi Year 2!
Please see below the learning activities for the week. Don’t forget to watch our YouTube videos too. Enjoy!

Follow the link for this weeks unlock challenges:

DAY 1
Maths: Today we will be working on our 2x …

WC 11th May 2020

Hi Year 2!

Please see below the learning activities for the week. Don’t forget to watch our YouTube videos too. Enjoy!

Follow the link for this weeks unlock challenges: Unlock Challenge Y2

DAY 1

Maths: Today we are exploring the …

(wc) 4th May 2020

Hi Year 2!
Please see below the learning activities for the week. Don’t forget to watch our YouTube videos too. Enjoy!

DAY 1
Maths: Today we are going to be learning all about temperature.
Follow this link for today’s number …

w.c. 27th April 2020

Hi Year 2!

Please see below the learning activities for the week. Don’t forget to watch our YouTube videos too. Enjoy!

DAY 1

Maths: Today in Math’s we will be exploring different ways of showing data. Answering simple questions by …

w.c. 20th April 2020

Hi Year 2!

Welcome back to your online learning! We hope that you and your families had a wonderful Easter break. We are really looking forward to all of the fantastic learning that will take place over this summer term. …

Wednesday: Fractions and fantastical lands…

Happy Easter everyone!

Well, what a term. With all of life’s twists and turns, isn’t it comforting to know we are all in it together? We are so grateful for this school family, especially our Year 2 community. Thank you …

Tuesday: Fractions and fantastical lands…

Hi Year 2. We hope that you enjoy your learning today!

Phonics: We are practising adding ‘ly’ W2 Spelling Tuesday

Also, last week we uploaded two of the same phonics sheets. Apologies for this. Here is one that you missed …

Monday: Fractions and fantastical lands…

Welcome back! We hope that you had a lovely weekend! Take a look at the links below to find your learning for the day.

Phonics: Click on this link for your spelling challengeW2 Spelling Monday

Story: Click on this …

Friday: Masters of money and zoos…

HAPPY FRIDAY! Well done everyone – you have made it to the end of your first week of online learning! We know it’s been a bit of a different week but we are so proud of you and all that …

Thursday: Masters of money and zoos…

Happy Thursday everyone! We hope that you have been able to spend some time this week enjoying this gorgeous sunshine! Take a look below for links to your learning for the day…

Today in Maths we are learning about giving …

Wednesday: Masters of money and zoos…

Good morning Year 2! We hope that you are beginning to get into the swing of things with your online learning! Take a look below at all the learning ahead…

Phonics: Click here for your daily spelling practice: Phonics

Story …

Tuesday: Masters of money and zoos…

Hello Year 2! Welcome back. We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s learning and are ready for another day!

For phonics today, we are continuing our learning on common exception words. Take a look: Phonics

Story Time:  Read all about zoos today …

Monday: Masters of money and zoos…

Hello Year 2!

Welcome to the wonderful world of virtual education…a place where you can stay on top of all of your learning in the comfort of your own home!

Keep an eye out on this blog because everyday we …

STEM week

We have loved this week with lots of extra opportunities for outdoor learning and investigations! It has been a joy to take time to enjoy and appreciate the wonder of nature. We particularly enjoyed exploring the forest for creepy crawlies, …

Amazing Animals

The children in Skylarks, Robins and Swifts have continued to impress the adults working with them this week. We would like to say a big thank you to all the children in Year 2 for their wonderful attitudes to learning …

Amazing animals

Year 2’s learning this week:

We have had a fantastic start to our new Zoology topic. The children have loved finding out many wonderful facts about different animals across all areas of their learning! In English the children have been …

Here We Are

Here we are at the end of another wonderful half term in Year Two at UCPS. We have been delighted with the progress that all children across all three classes have made. Thank you to all families that joined us …

Creative writing marathon

English
This week in English the children have been writing and publishing their own stories, inspired by the book The heart and the bottle by Oliver Jeffers. The children used a range of exciting adjectives and powerful sentence starters to …

A week of creativity and lots of fun!

In English this week the children have been working incredibly hard to create their own special characters, inspired by the story The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers. There has been some incredible blurbs written by the children and …

The Heart and the Bottle

Wow- this week has FLOWN by! We have been very impressed with all the children across all three classes. We have been focusing on the ‘Heart and the Bottle’ by Oliver Jeffers. The children demonstrated an awareness of the range …

All You Need is Love

English – A Jar of Happiness
English this week has been amazing! The children have written and published their own poems and discussed all of the things that make them happy, focusing on subordination. We cannot wait to see what …

A Jar of Happiness

We have had a wonderful start to the new term in Robins, Skylarks and Swifts- the children have settled straight back into learning brilliantly! We have launched our new topic ‘All you need is love’ and the children are keen …

Festive Feeling…

What a lovely end to our term!

To celebrate the end of our RE topic this term, we enjoyed a beautiful visit to Churchill Chapel where we sang carols and listened to the Nativity story.

In English, we were focusing …

What a great week!

Our learning this week:

This week has been amazing! The children have developed their performance skills and confidence in front of others. They have amazed us all with their fantastic acting, reading and singing during our three Nativity productions.…

Dear Year Two…

This week in English we have been learning about informal letters, inspired by the fabulous book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’. We wrote letters to Year 2 imagining we were Red, Yellow and Orange Crayon, complaining about how much we …

Quick send help!

English – The Great Fire of London – Letter writing
Wow what a week it has been! The children have worked incredibly hard writing letters this week. They have collated information from a range of sources about the Great Fire …

A letter to the Mayor

This week we were once again transported back in time to September 1666, we were residents of London who had awoken to the terrible sights and sounds of the fire. We did lots of active story telling and we were …

A Midsummer Night’s Dream…

Wow what a week!!! We have absolutely LOVED being immersed in all things Midsummer Nights Dream themed! It has been a true celebration of the arts.

As much of the play is set in a forest, we used this to …

Fire Fire!

In Year 2 this week we have been learning about the Great Fire of London. On Monday KS1 travelled back to 1666, Pudding Lane in London. Together we retold the key events of the Great Fire of London in the …

The Little Boat with BIG Dreams

Thank you to all of the families that joined us for Family Friday this morning, there was a lovely atmosphere where children and their families celebrated the super learning we have been doing this half term.

We have been very …

Sail Away

In Year 2 our key text for the week was ‘The Journey’ by Neil Griffiths about a little boat who broke free and sailed away on an adventure (not to be mistaken with ‘Journey’ that we read a couple of …

Sssh! Listen what’s that noise? Can you find the missing treasure?

 

Phonics: ‘ey’, ‘should’, ‘would’, ‘could’  – can you spot these in your reading books over the weekend or challenge yourself to write them!

  • turkey
  • trolley
  • money

Maths

This week in maths Year 2 have been exploring part whole problems …

Exploration and Adventure

We have had a super time being explorers across the curriculum this week.

In Maths, we have been exploring the ways that we can partition numbers under 10. We were also introduced to the terms ‘minuend’, ‘subtrahend’ and ‘difference’. We …

A short list of words to describe our Year Two children: amazing, brilliant and super!

Thank you to the children in Robins, Skylarks and Swifts for another wonderful week. This week we have hit the ground running in terms of curriculum content: list and labels a plenty in English. We were inspired by the picture

Welcome Back!

A very big WELCOME to all of our new Year 2 children and parents. We have had a wonderful first week of term full of laughter, teamwork and exploration!

This week we have been ‘learning to learn’, focusing on our …