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Author Archives: westend

Great Fire of London

Recently, Year 2 visited the Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield to take part in a workshop all about the role of firemen during the Great Fire of London. We learned all about how the job of a fireman was very different back in 1666 from the clothes they wore, the equipment they used as well … Continue reading »

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Which material will be the best towel for Lamar?

This week in science, we have been trying to help our class mascot Lamar. He is hoping to go on holiday to Africa to experience a safari adventure. To help him, we have been exploring different materials using our senses before testing their absorbency to help Lamar to work out which material is the most … Continue reading »

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Geography experts…

In Year 2, we have been using atlas to work name the four countries and their capital cities that make up the United Kingdom. We have been finding out which country and capital city the Queen lives in. In this lesson, I was incredibly impressed with everyone, especially our experts, who supported other children to … Continue reading »

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‘Love Your Garden’

Recently, Year 2 have been continuing to help their science co-ordinator to develop the outside garden. Here they are preparing the flower beds for planting. They have learnt all about what plants need to stay healthy and even how plants are able to make their own food through a process called photosynthesis.

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Travelling back in time…

Last week, Year 2 have really enjoyed their visit to the Thackray Museum. When they arrived, they were greeted by a mystery visitor who turned out to be Florence Nightingale. They spent time discussing her legacy and working with museum objects to discover how she helped to improve hospital conditions. Finally, they took part in some role play. Everyone worked together … Continue reading »

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Investors in Pupils target mid-term review…

At the start of every term, Year 2 chose an IIP individual target to work on. We have taken part in our mid-term review. Using the strategy guide, our books and reading records, we have reviewed the progress we have made towards our target. I was incredibly impressed with Georgie, Toby, Amelia, Leah and Brandon … Continue reading »

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Parent Inspire…

Last week, Year 2 were really excited to take part in an Inspire morning with their parents/carers to teach them how to edit writing using CUPS. Everyone worked extremely hard during the session! We would like to say a big thank you to all the parents/carers who took the time to attend.

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 Helping our science co-ordinator…

Mr Johnson has asked our science co-ordinator, Miss Fidler, to develop the flowerbeds to create a beautiful garden for our school to help attract more wildlife. Year 2 have been busy helping her to carry out a fair test to work out the best conditions for a plant to grow. They have been observing their … Continue reading »

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Word class wonders…

This week, Year 2 have been identifying the four different word classes in a GPS style activity. I was really impressed by how everyone used their knowledge in the challenge to offer a clear, detailed explanation to prove how they knew they were correct! Take a look at Shelby’s brilliant work from the lesson…

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A basket full of surprises…

In art, Year 2 have been taking inspiration from the African story Handa’s Surprise to create their own woven basket. After exploring colours and patterns native to Africa, they selected a particular style and used their weaving skills to complete their creations.

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