Year 2


For their PE lessons this half term, Year 2 have been learning dance. They had lots of fun learning the moves to the Michael Jackson song ‘Thriller.’ The children loved getting into character and pretending to be zombies.



As part of our R.E topic ‘Festivals of Light,’ the children have been learning about Divali. They have produced some fantastic work that is displayed in school. The children enjoyed making the own Diva lamps after listening to the story of Rama and Sita.



The children became foods testers for the afternoon as part of their D.T work, The children tasted and evaluated different types of salad before making their own. They all enjoyed the cheese and tomato pasta salad but didn’t like the beetroot salad very much!



In Maths we have been learning about multiplication and division. We started by recognising and making equal groups and then learnt about arrays. We are busy learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables and working towards our bronze Maths award.


We have had a really busy half term in Year 2.

In English, we have been learning about stories in familiar settings and repetitive poems. We worked hard to create our own stories, making sure we used interesting adjectives. Our ‘words of the day’ have been helping us a lot. So far, the new words we have learnt include nocturnal, ferocious, deafening and engulfed. We try our best to use them in our independent writing.

For our poetry unit we had lots of fun performing Kit Wright’s ‘The Magic Box’ in groups, before writing our own verses.

In Maths we have been working hard on place value. We have been looking at how two digit numbers can be represented in different ways. We can confidently use Base 10, place value counters, the part whole model, tens frames and the bar model to help us work out any tricky problems. After half term we will be ready to start our times table rock stars. We’re really looking forward to it!

In Music we listened to and performed songs called Tony Chestnut and Cauliflowers Fluffy. We liked both, but Tony Chestnut was definitely our favourite. We loved learning the words and the actions. We even came up with our own verses about ourselves and performed them to the rest of the class.