Year 2 Class News

Safer Internet Day 2018

Posted on Wednesday 24 January 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Pupils will be taking part in different activities to support their learning of this important subject. As well as in class learning, children will have the opportunity to work with the following external visitors.

We welcome ‘Splats Entertainment’ who will be delivering e-safety drama workshops for pupils from Year 3 to 6. Children will be learning and performing a show in a day. Please see your child’s letter to request tickets to watch this show at 2:30pm on 06 February.

D:side, an online safety charity, will be visiting classes Y1-Y6 on 01 and 02 February to deliver internet safety sessions with the following focus:

  • What we use the Internet for (KS1)
  • What is / is not safe to share online (KS1)
  • What to do if we are not sure about the internet (KS1)
  • Using emails safely (KS2)
  • Social networking and safe profiling – including use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat, Oovoo, etc. (KS2)
  • ‘Chatting’ with care (KS2)
  • Responsible and safe use of the internet (logins, email, photography, password protection, personal information and self-protection). (KS2)
  • Using text and picture messaging (KS2)
  • Behaving responsibly (KS2)

Dave Hill, from d:side, will also be delivering an online safety workshop for parents/carers on Thursday 01 February at 2:30pm-3:15pm.  There will be chance to find out what your child has been learning in this area, to give you some skills and knowledge to keep your child safe online and to ask questions on this subject. There will be limited places for this workshop so please complete and return the response slip, on your child’s letter, if you would like to attend.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, please refer to the guidance that will be sent home with your child published by the NSPCC/O2. Further guidance can be found on our website.  There will also be a workshop for parents of older children later in the term, specifically looking at the use of social media.


Posted on Monday 22 January 2018 by Mrs Taylor

This year, we’re supporting Make-a-wish as our school charity, chosen by the School Council.

Today, we welcomed John Russo, a volunteer from Make-a-wish, who told us about the charity, the kind of wishes they make happen and how the money we raise might be spent.

Children were asked to consider how we can support the charity over this year.  They could either write a suggestion for their ‘I want to say’ box or pass on their ideas to their class school councillors.

Chick Cam 3!

Posted on Thursday 18 January 2018 by Mr Wilks

We’ve now got seven chicks! We’ll start moving them to the breeder box today.

Chick Cam 2!

Posted on Wednesday 17 January 2018 by Mr Wilks

The streams on YouTube only last for 8 hours, so here’s the next one!

It’s 17:10 and we now have three chicks with one more arriving very soon! Once hatched, the chicks need to stay in the incubator for about 24 hours to ‘fluff up’ before they are moved to the breeder box.

Chick Cam!

Posted on Wednesday 17 January 2018 by Mr Wilks

Good morning. Click on the following link to watch the chicks in our incubator. Two chicks have hatched already and there should be more hatching today and tomorrow! Stay tuned.



Special delivery

Posted on Monday 15 January 2018 by Mrs Taylor

We’ve had an exciting start to our new big topic, Life Forces, today.

Music and art!

Posted on Friday 12 January 2018 by Mr Wilks

In our music lesson this week, The children were learning to respond to a piece of music with their opinion. They listened to contrasting pieces of music and whilst listening to the music, they made marks on a piece of paper, letting the music ‘take control’ of their hands.

They then discussed how the music made them feel and how this inspired their art!


Posted on Thursday 11 January 2018 by Mrs Taylor

This afternoon, Year 2 had a very energetic and challenging skipping workshop led by Jodi from Skipping School.  We covered lots of skipping skills that we’ll be practising in PE in the lead up to a Year 2 competition in March with other schools.

We learnt click jump, double bounce, speed bounce, hop and swap, side swing, partner skipping face to face and with the long rope we tried run jump out and keep the pot boiling.

Some tips that Jodi shared with us were:

  • hold the rope like a smiley face
  • have the smiley face behind your legs
  • keep your hands wide at the side
  • when you hear the click of the rope on the floor you need to jump

We look forward to seeing lots of progress over the coming weeks.




Preparing to multiply

Posted on Thursday 11 January 2018 by Mrs Taylor

We’ve now started learning about multiplication in our maths lessons this week using the concept of equal and unequal groups.  When describing equal groups, the children have used sentence stems to support them.

There are ____ equal groups with ____ in each group.

There are six equal groups with four in each group.  There are six fours.

It is important at this stage that children know what groups are equal and which are unequal.

We then made our own equal groups in lots of different ways.

What is this image showing?

How many groups?

How many in each group?

Well done, Jai – you showed great understanding of this concept.

Working together

Posted on Thursday 11 January 2018 by Mrs Taylor

In our Living and Learning session this week, we focused on how we can achieve, our strengths and our areas to develop.  This included how we can work well as a team so each group was set a challenge.  There was some great teamwork, turn taking, sharing and we eventually had a group that achieved the challenge.

This was also a good test of our resilience, one of our 8Rs for learning.

Take a look at this video all about not giving up.