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 visit the Metropolitan Cathedral

Year 2 had a lovely afternoon on Friday at the Metropolitan Cathedral for the Epiphany service. We were mesmerised by the bright star and enjoyed singing some familar Christmas carols. Three of our children dressed up as the kings and played a very special part in the service. Take a look at our great photos from the day.

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Pizza tasting in D&T!

Today, we started our new D&T topic. This term, Year 2 are going to be designing and making their own pizzas, so we started by checking out the competition! We tasted 4 different kinds of pizzas, each with different toppings and different flavours, before describing the look, smell and taste of each pizza, and deciding on our favourite. We can’t wait to make our own!

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Santa Claus Came to Town…

Year 2 had a wonderful surprise yesterday morning. Our Elf on the Shelf, Buddy, (and Year 1’s elf Elfie) had spoken to Father Christmas about how good KS1 had been this term. When we walked into our classrooms we were amazed to see that Santa and Buddy had left us some wonderful Christmas presents. Take a look at our photos from the morning.

 

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Christmas music extravaganza!

This morning, we finished the term off in style with a spectacular music assembly! Every child from Year 1 to Year 6 performed, all playing instruments and singing, and some even performing their own compositions!

Year 5 started us off with a rock classic; Livin’ On a  Prayer by Bon Jovi! The children played their own compositions on the keyboards, flutes, clarinets and glockenspiels, playing 3 separate parts. We also had fantastic rock drumming from Sarah and Conner! What a great way to start the show!

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Then Year 1 showed us their hip-hop skills, rapping a modified version of the Grandma Rap (we changed it to the Santa Rap!), including their very own Christmas-themed rhythmic phrases led by Anthony, Nouf, Aye and Kitty!

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Year 2 and Year 3 performed together, Year 2 on the glockenspiels and Year 3 on the recorders. They sang and played This Little Light of Mine…and it was amazing!

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Year 4 have started to learn the clarinets this term with Mrs Holland, and they already sound great, performing 2 pieces for us as a class. Well done!

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The Year 5 flutes group performed next. This sounded lovely!

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After that, it was the Year 6 flutes group’s turn, playing Away in a Manger beautifully!

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Next, the Year 6 clarinets group played Silent Night. We all felt very Christmassy by this point!

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The school choir performed after that, singing a song by Mr Larkin called This Christmastime, with solo singers (the incredible Erin, Lily, Jessie and Lily) and singing in 3 parts. It was fabulous!

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Finally, Year 6 closed the show with an absolutely wonderful performance of I’ll Be There. We had a harmony section, solos from Erin, Lily, Viyan, Millie, Alexie, Ciennah, Kenzy, Jewan, Julio, Lily-Rae, Abby (not to mention Bader, Luke, Kieran and Brendan at the end), and children performing their compositions in 3 parts on the keyboards, glockenspiels, clarinets and flutes! It was a superb end to the assembly!

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Key Stage 1 Nativity!

Today, Years 1 and 2 performed their Christmas Nativity play for the whole school and their families. It was a fantastic show and the children were amazing! We can’t believe how many lines you managed to remember and how confidently you acted and sang. We are so proud of you all! Thank you to everyone who came to watch and support the children!

Deep-a-Sleepy Sheep video

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Ring out the Bells video

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Self-portraits in the cubist style!

This half term, Year 2 have been learning about the famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, and compared several of his self-portraits to self-portraits from other artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Andy Warhol. We have looked at how Picasso’s style changed from his early days to his groundbreaking work beginning an artistic movement called cubism. We explored the features of cubist art and had a go ourselves. Take a look at our art gallery!

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Christmas Bauble Workshop

Year 2 had a great time decorating their Christmas baubles today! What a great way to spend an afternoon. We can’t wait to put them up on our Christmas trees at home.

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Getting warmer

Year 2 have been investigating how and why materials change form. Most materials expand when they are heated. The children made predications on how the materials might change and described how the materials appeared when they changed. We had so much fun and were amazed at the changes that took place when materials including chocolate, bath bombs, wax and jelly cubes were mixed with hot water.

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History – Acting out the Gunpowder Plot in 6 Acts!

Today Year 2 found out what happened at the end of the Gunpowder Plot! We split the story into 6 acts and each group acted out one at a time. Try to see if you can work out what is happening in the picture!

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I’m Stick Man, I’m Stick Man…

Today, each child from Year 2 went on a stick hunt to make their very own Stick Man. After we made the stick men in our Art books, we wrote character descriptions for each one of them. Take a look at our great photos so far.

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