Year 2

Year 2 – We are journalists.

Year 2 – We are journalists.

London Gazette

LONDON’S BURNING!

A fierce fire has blazed through the City of London. The fire started in the early hours of Sunday morning at 3 o’clock.  It is believed that the fire started at a small popular bakery on Pudding Lane. At this time, it is suspected that the fire started when embers, which had not been properly put out, fell onto dry straw, starting what locals have described as an, ‘Inferno’ …

We are journalists: children worked very hard this morning and put their typing skills to the test as they wrote their very own newspaper article about the Great Fire of London. Children used multiple skills and created: headlines, subheadings, images, and paragraphs of writing based on the fire.

We focused on the features of this text type by focusing on third person writing, writing in the past tense, eyewitness quotations, adjectives and nouns, and focused on the what, when, where and why?

Year 2 – Science

Year 2 – Science

Science – Biology – Living Things and their Habitats Children have now started a new science unit: living things and their habitats. In our first lesson, children learned all about living things and thought about and tried to answer the question: is it alive? Children learned about the seven life processes which indicate as to… Continue Reading

Year 2 – Coding

Year 2 – Coding

Year 2 children continued their coding In computer science today as they worked through a variety of coding problems on a 2-D grid; moving characters by using movement keys that include north, south, east and west. Children also used functions such as repeat so as to make longer coding easier. We also looked at how… Continue Reading

Year 2 – Creative Writing

Year 2 – Creative Writing

Year 2 children continued their creative literacy work today by finishing off their writing and illustrations for their original Icky Doo Dah story. At the beginning of the week, children listened to the story of Icky Doo Dah, and using their listening skills, produced a picture by following step-by-step instructions. These skills were then used… Continue Reading

Year 2 – Geography

Year 2 – Geography

Children had the chance to look through an atlas today as they learned all about the countries, capital cities, and bodies of water (seas, channels and ocean) that surround the UK. Children used Google Earth to look at the UK in relation to the rest of the world. The task for today was for children… Continue Reading

Year 2 – P.E. Football Skills

Year 2 – P.E. Football Skills

Children enjoyed today’s P.E. lesson focusing on football skills. From dribbling to passing, shooting, and turning, these lessons are aimed to build your child’s ability and confidence – on and off the pitch! As well as teamwork, balance, and looking ahead, football skills we will focus on include: finding a space; moving with the ball;… Continue Reading

Year 2 – Computer Science

Year 2 – Computer Science

Year 2 children started their computer science work on code.org today. Firstly, children familiarised themselves with the PC, the monitor, and the mouse, before independently turning on the computer and correctly logging in. Children then navigated the desktop to access code.org with their own unique password. Children then started to work through Course B (children did… Continue Reading

Year 2 – Creative Writing

Year 2 – Creative Writing

Creative Writing – The Witch Children looked at how to interpret an image today and wrote a creative piece of writing based on an image entitled the Witch. Children focused on sentence openers, adjectives to describe nouns, using a comma to separate items in a list, and capital letters and full stops to demarcate sentences.… Continue Reading