Year Group Blog


W/b: 13th July 2020 ‘The Rescue’

Welcome to the finale of the ‘UCPSpace’ project learning! We hope you survived the crash landing last week and are ready for the grand finale rescue mission! This week, you will re-launch your rocket to complete your mission in the hope to rescue your new teacher from a planet far, far away! Your rescue mission … Continued

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 week you experience a challenging twist to the project! Be sure to access the YouTube … Continued

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 on English and creative thinking skills as they journey through space to reach their new commander (new … Continued

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 retrieving information from Chapter Three of The Firework Maker’s Daughter. We will be reading pages 34-39 … Continued

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 with Norfolk Schools of Sanctuary to create a Day of Welcome on Friday 12th June 2020. The Day of … Continued

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 weekly blog below and private YouTube topic/well-being videos will continue to be emailed via enquiries … Continued

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: DAY 1 Maths: Today we will be revisiting our 2 times tables. Follow this link for today’s … Continued

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 tables. Click here for a times tables practice quiz: Times Tables Whizz Quiz 1 English: … Continued

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 number bonds to 20. English: Today we will be exploring the key features of instructions. Follow … Continued

(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 warm up activity: Number challenge  Follow this link for today’s worksheets: Temperature quiz and sorting … Continued

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 counting the number of objects in each category and sorting by quantity. Statistics 1 –  … Continued

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. Please see below all of the learning activities for the week. Each day, we will … Continued

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 children for staying so positive, courageous and resilient. We applaud you for your hard work … Continued

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 from last week: Phonics Story: Today we will be practicing our reading comprehension skills. Follow this … Continued

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 link for todays story: Reading Maths: Today we are finding fractions of numbers. Take a look at the … Continued

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 you’ve achieved already. Phonics: Well done for all of your hard work practicing our common exception … Continued

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 change. Click link for activities…Maths You are doing such a great job practicing our Year … Continued

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 Time: Click the link to see our Bug Club pick of the day all about … Continued

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 by clicking the link: Reading Maths: Take a look at this link for some money … Continued

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 will be uploading all sorts of exciting things to help you keep working out those … Continued

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, looking at some rather fascinating objects through microscopes and practicing our orienteering skills. In Maths, … Continued

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 throughout the week. In English we have been very busy researching and writing about wild … Continued

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 writing letters from the perspective of an endangered animal. They have managed to incorporate some … Continued

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 this morning for Family Friday, as always it was lovely to share the children’s wonderful … Continued

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 bring their writing to life. They have shown great creativity and we are all very … Continued

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 beautiful drawings of their characters. Next week the children are looking forward to finishing their … Continued

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 of emotions that the central character in the story might have felt upon discovering the … Continued

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 amazing writing is still to come! Art – Patterns  The children have also worked super … Continued

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 to explore the sights and sounds of the Sixties. We were thrilled to meet ‘the … Continued

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 on our Year 2 common exception words and practicing our editing skills.  In Maths we … Continued

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. In topic this week we have explored the properties of a range of different everyday materials. … Continued

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 had been used during our ‘Fire Fire!’ topic this half term! In Maths, we have … Continued

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 of London and even acted out a live interview with the Mayor (class teacher). The … Continued

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 impressed with the empathy that the children showed in their responses. We investigated different types … Continued

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 inspire us for our music sessions. We had some magical moments sitting mindfully in the … Continued

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 school hall. We have been writing recounts and focusing on time connectives (first, then, next, … Continued

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 busy this week, we have been writing our own adventure stories based on the wordless … Continued

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 weeks ago!) We mapped the story onto a ‘story mountain’, acting out different parts of … Continued

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 and used reasoning to understand the commutative law. Can you explain what this is to … Continued

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 will be learning about this more later next week. Have a look at the Maths … Continued

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 book ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker. The beautiful illustrations were perfect for us to practise writing … Continued

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 school values: COURAGE TRUST RESPECT GRATITUDE EMPATHY We looked at a different value each day … Continued