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Author Archives: westend

Year 2’s fabulous fire engines…

This term, the children have been working incredibly hard to design and make their own fire engines as part of our design and technology lessons. We decided to make fire engines to link with our Great Fire of London history topic driver for this term. To create these fantastic end products, the children first evaluated … Continue reading »

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Reasoning Ralf…

In our maths lessons, Year 2 have been using Ralf’s steps to help them to answer one-step word problems. The children worked hard to remember to read the question carefully before circling the numbers and underlining the key words. The children realised that ‘total’, ‘altogether’ and ‘more’ all means that they need to add together. … Continue reading »

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Supporting others…

In our RE lessons, year 2 have been learning about the Christian festival ‘Harvest’. Part of this has included learning about how Christians celebrate this special event. The children have found out that often celebrations take place in churches where prayers are shared and hymns are sung. Following this, we explored the reasons why many … Continue reading »

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Material hunters…

In their science lessons, year 2 have been busy taking part in a material hunt around school! To help them to correctly identify the materials in their outdoor environment, the children first learnt to identify and name a range of common materials such as wood, metal, plastic, glass, rock, paper, cardboard and brick. Then, they … Continue reading »

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World Book Day…

Year 2 would like to say a massive thank you to all their parents/carers who helped them to find out more about their lifestyle as home to enable them to calculate their Carbon Footprint! The children had lots of fun taking part in the online quiz before using this information to research ways to reduce … Continue reading »

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Putting ourselves in Katie’s shoes…

This term, we have been reading books by the author James Mayhew. In these narratives, Katie finds herself travelling into different pictures to experience what life is like inside them. We explored Katie’s reaction when she travels to a peaceful field filled with poppies.¬†Unfortunately, Katie was unaware there was a bull lurking in the shadows! … Continue reading »

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Working collaboratively…

During indoor PE, Year 2 have been taking inspiration from the language that they have heard in stories to create a range of shapes and balances. The language they chose were twist, bend and stretch. They have been working collaboratively with a partner to try to remember and repeat these shapes and balances in an … Continue reading »

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CUPS

Everyone in Year 2 has been working incredibly hard when editing their own writing using the acronym CUPS. They have all made massive improvements in correcting and preventing errors in their own writing. By using her CUPS prompt and checking spectacles, Ivy has been able to edit her writing independently. She has followed our steps … Continue reading »

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