Welcome to Year Two’s blog page.  We will keep you updated with the fun and exciting things we get up to everyday via our Twitter feed and blog.  We would really appreciate you commenting on our posts and letting us know what you think.

Here is our learner profile for what a Year 2 child will be able to do by the end of the year.

Year 2 Learner Profile

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Year 2’s Worm Farm

Year 2 made a worm farm during our Science lesson this week, we found earthworms in the garden and carefully placed them in their new home. We can’t wait to see what they get up to. Please take a look at our great photos from the lesson.

 

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Year 2 become chefs!

Year 2 had a wonderful morning making margherita pizzas at Pizza Express in town. We had our very own aprons and chef hats and followed the instructions carefully to make the most delicious margherita pizzas. Every child got to make their own pizza and bring it back to school with them. We all had one slice before we left Pizza Express and one more when we got back into class. They were so tasty we wanted more! The children will be taking the rest of their pizzas home with them tonight for dinner. Take a look at our great photos from the session.

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Year 2 Grand National Maths Club

We had a special game to play in Maths Club today. Because the Grand National is taking place this weekend, we decided to have our own maths Grand National race today! The children chose a number at random from 1-12, so they knew where to start their horses. We took turns rolling the dice and, if we could use any of the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division) to make our number using the 2 numbers on the dice, then we could move our horses forward one place! Ryan’s horse eventually won the race, but Ava and Oghosa were very close behind! Well done, everyone!

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St. Pat’s Got Talent 2018

We finished the term in style today with a beautiful church service for Holy Week, a lovely attendance assembly and, to top it all off, our annual St. Pat’s Got Talent spectacular! Children in each class from Nursery to Year 6 have been auditioning in their classes and practising hard to make through to the finals. The standard was so high again; the talent in this school is truly incredible! We had singing, dancing, piano playing, comedy and even magic!

In the end, Thomas and Alfie from Year 1, and Viyan from Year 6 were this year’s St. Pat’s Got Talent winners with their superb performances, but all the performers were outstanding. It was great to see so many parents there to support the children too, as always.

Well done, everyone and have a lovely Easter. Meanwhile, take a look at some of the photos and videos below!

Reception: Reception Performance

Thomas and Alfie (Year 1) Year 1 Singing

Anthony, Kamal, Ismail and Byron (Year 1) Year 1 Dance

Abbas, Dahir and Muiz (Year 2) Year 2 Group

Charlie (Year 2) Year 2 Singing

Amber and Amanda (Year 3) Year 3 Singing

Joseph, Tyler and John (Year 3) Year 3 Magic

Giddeon and Adam (Year 4) Year 4 Comedy

Lillianna and Maysie (Year 4) Year 4 Dance

Year 5 rock band (Year 5) Year 5 Rock

Kerin and Daisy (Year 5) Year 5 Dance

Viyan (Year 6) Year 6 Piano

21 Pilots (Year 6) Year 6 Rap

Kieran and Hawi (Year 6) Year 6 Singing

 

 

 

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The Street Beneath My Feet

Year 2 have started doing some wonderful activities as part of our whole school book this week ‘The Street Beneath My Feet’ by Charlotte Guillain and Yuval Zommer. We started off pretending we were archaeologists/paleontologists and writing a diary entry about what we found during our dig. After that, we produced some fabulous artwork with Faith Bebbington. Today, we went outside on a hunt for insects and minibeasts then started researching and writing facts about animals that live underground. It’s been a great week so far…

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Egg Shell Investigation

Last week Year 2 started to investigate what might happen to egg shells in different types of liquids including apple juice, milk, coca cola, orange juice and water. We found out how much sugar was in each liquid (per 100ml) and made predictions about what might happen to the egg shells in each of these liquids after seven days.

We have taken photographs and have kept the eggs in class so we can observe the developments as they happen. They haven’t started to smell yet which is a great relief!

 

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Irish Dancing in Year 2

Year 2 had a fantastic workshop on Friday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. We had a go at Irish dancing and loved it. Take a look at our photos from the session.

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African art in the style of Martin Bulinya

This half term, Year 2 have been learning about Martin Bulinya. He is a very prolific Kenyan artist whose work shows caricatures of the Maasai people in a variety of stances and formations. He has a simple style, but he produces truly fun and interesting African art! Many of the paintings have very complex detailing into the material worn. His characters take dramatic poses, giving each one an effective emotion – you can almost hear some of the characters talking to each other! Take a look at some of Year 2’s creations using pencils, pastels and paints!

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A Snowy Maths Club!

Year 2 took their lunch time Maths Club outside today to solve some calculations in the snow! We came out after lunch to find some problems, including complex calculations written in the snow. Not only did we solve them, we even created our own questions to challenge each other!

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Thanksgiving

We have been learning about parts of the Mass and the responses the parish family uses at Mass. We role-played some of the actions in a Mass and took on the parts of the priest and the congregation.

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