Year 2 Blog

Welcome to the Year 2 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

Spanish in Year 2

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Year 2 have alsmost completed their first week of SATs. They have all worked really hard and tried their best! We will be continuing the tests into nest week.


As well as the tests, children have also enjoyed their Spanish lessons where they have been thinking about the names of classroom objects in Spanish.

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Watch the video below to learn the Spanish months of the year!

Year 2 Choir Performance

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On Sunday 4th May, children from the Year 2 Choir performed at Sutton Town Hall. They all sang beautifully and the audience thought they were fantastic. Many thanks to Mrs Mason for all her hard work with the choir and to all the parents that supported. The children sang a number of songs about different nursery rhymes.

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Waiting patiently backstage.

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Ready to go on stage.

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The performance

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Well done to all the children that took part!

Plants and Animals

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Year 2 have made a great start to the Summer term! A reminder that Year 2 SATs will take place from Tuesday 6th May -Friday 16th May. You can [click here] to access past papers. Please try to ensure your child comes to school promptly everyday during this period.

We have started our new Science unit, 'Plants and Animals'. We went on a walk around the school grounds.

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We thought about all the different habitats that we could see.

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A habitat is the natural home of a plant or animal.

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There are different plants and animals living in our pond to those living in the raised beds.

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To play a Science game looking at different habitats you can [click here].


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In Year 2 this week we have been looking at time.

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We worked with a partner and used clocks to help us solve different time problems.

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You can solve time problems yourselves by [clicking here].

Football Skills

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In PE this half term Year 2 have been developing their football skills.

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We have thought about which parts of the foot should be used to kick the ball.

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We enjoyed dribbling the ball to a partner, making sure we kept the ball under control.

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We also developed our passing skills.

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We have all enjoyed taking part!

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This week we have great fun exploring different musical instruments!


We thought about the different sounds that they make and how we can change the sound by changing how we play the instrument.


We talked about how loud or quiet the sounds were as well as the pitch, whether they were high or low.


We enjoyed finding out about the different instruments. A guiro, also sometimes called a “fish” is an instrument from Latin America that makes noise when a stick or a rasp is pulled over a series of ridges. Originally, guiros were made from natural objects such as bones or dried gourds that had ridges carved into them with knives. Later they were made from wood and metal as well.


The triangle is made from a small round steel tube, and is played by striking it with a steel beater. It's bright shimmering sound is untuned and resembles that of a bell.


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This week in Maths we used Numicon to help us solve word problems from SATs papers. First we read the problem, then we found the key information. Next we had to think about which operation we needed to use.

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Finally we solved the problem using Numicon. We counted out the tens and then the units.

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If you would like to look at some past Maths SATs questions please [click here].

Space Superstars!

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Year 2 are thoroughly enjoying their topic work this half term! We have been learning about the planets in the Solar System. In Literacy, we have started to look at ‘explanation texts’. Explanation texts explain how or why something happens. We worked together, in groups, to give a presentation explaining something to do with Space. If you would like to look at some of the activities we worked on please [click here].

Julia Donaldson

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In Literacy this week we have looked at the children's author Julia Donaldson. She wrote 'The Guffalo'. We looked at lots of different books that she had written and worked with a partner to find similarities and differences.

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For for information about Julia Donaldson you can [click here].

Planetarium Visit

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Today we had a visit from the Think Tank Planetarium as part of our 'Night' topic.

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This is what we did:

  • Understand that night time is when the sun has set and we can see other stars
  • Observe how stars are grouped together into pictures called constellations
  • Know there are eight planets and one dwarf planet.
  • Observe that the sun is our closest star
  • Comprehend that objects don’t disappear at night time we just can’t see them
  • Identify what the moon is made of

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It was really dark inside!

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Ozzy the Owl wanted to find out about the night sky.

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For more information about the planetarium you can [click here].

Design Technology

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Last week, as part of our Mexico topic, we designed and made a Mexican Fruit Salad! We thoroughly enjoyed it. First, we learnt about which fruits are popular in Mexico.

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We then designed our own Fruit salad and thought about which fruits we would like to use. I think everybody's favourite part was the making and eating!

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We talked about how to use a knife safely and the importance of having clean hands and working in a clean area.

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Then we all made our own fruit salad by carefully cutting the different fruits and mixing them with either apple or orange juice.

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Finally we tasted them and they were delicious!

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Year 2 INSPIRE Workshop

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This morning Year 2 had their INSPIRE workshop. Many thanks to all the adults that attended, all the children really enjoyed it.

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We hope that you enjoyed working with your children and seeing the different activities that they do.

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We looked at different strategies that we use in Mathematics, to help us with addition and subtraction.

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We showed our parents how we solve different problems.

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We also completed different reading activities to help to develop our creativity.

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Information from the morning has been sent home for any parents that were unable to attend.

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