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Year 2 Learning

Miss Cooper

2.2 Teacher

Miss McIlveen

2.1 Teacher

Mrs Bharadwa

3.1 Teacher
2.1 Teacher (Wednesday)

Whats been happeningYear 2Year 5

Year 5 and Year 2 Reading Buddies – Summer 2022

5.1 and 2.2 have a buddy system in which we read together on Friday afternoons. It’s our favourite part of the week


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Nature Detectives Day – Summer 2022

To celebrate the end of our topic, we became nature detectives for the day, exploring our outside areas, creating some minibeast art and having a lot of fun!


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Minibeast Hunt – Summer 2022

This half term we have been learning about the habitats of different plants and animals. We focused on microhabitats (e.g. fallen log, leaf litter, grass) and went on a hunt to find minibeasts. It was so much fun!


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Making Pictograms on Purple Mash – Summer 2022

Year 2 have enjoyed learning how to use 2Count on Purple Mash to make their own pictograms. We now know how to insert pictures, add/delete cells and record data.


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DT – Making Sandwiches – Spring 2022

We loved designing an appealing and healthy sandwich based on our knowledge of eating a balanced diet. We then learnt how to use the correct techniques and tools to spread, peel, grate and slice safely, before finally getting to make our sandwiches. The best part was eating them!


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Teddy Bear Hospital

As part of our Body topic this half term, Year 2 attended a Teddy Bear Hospital in school. Each child brought in a ‘poorly’ small soft toy and took part in a number of hospital-themed activities, including making stethoscopes and learning how to use a sling. The children also learnt about x-rays and created their own skeleton using art straws. Everyone really enjoyed this experience and went home with fully cured teddies!



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World Book Day 2022!

Everyone in Queen Edith celebrated World Book Day with a whole week of events! Each year group read ‘We’re All Wonders’ written by R J Palacio.

We’re All Wonders is a text for younger readers based on Wonder and shows what it’s like to live in Auggie’s world – a world in which he feels like any other kid, but he’s not always seen that way. We discussed themes of belonging, being seen, empathy, difference and kindness. Each year group had a project that they carried out linked to this text.

Nursery painted beautiful self-portraits with the title We’re All Wonders.

Reception children wrote individual letters to Mrs Jarman telling her how they are all special.

In Years 1 & 2, children used the text to inspire them and wrote their own recipes for kindness, to create a kind person 

In Year 3, they wrote a letter from Auggie to his friends on Pluto, exploring his experiences and feelings. They started when people were mean to him, then looked at visiting Pluto, to making his first friend who saw him as a wonder.

Year 4 created a diary entry, empathising with the main character of August, revealing his emotions both before and after his first day of school. They also wrote a letter to the Plutonians to show how Auggie was feeling after making new friends.

In Later Years, pupils used both We’re All Wonders and the original story of Wonder to look at inferences within reading, family dynamics, anti-bullying targets, emotive language and diary entries. We chose one of the children from Auggie’s school tour and wrote as one of them, framing our writing from a different perspective, not that of the protagonist. Some chose Julian, the school bully; Charlotte, the friendly but self-obsessed drama fanatic, or Jack Will, the friendly boy who sees with kindness and becomes Auggie’s best friend.

Our Book Fair was a huge success with us receiving ‘rewards’ per class for books to choose for our book shelves and also ‘rewards’ for us to spend on widening our representation of texts. Thank you to all who bought books and, in turn, supported the school!


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RE – Judaism – Spring 2022

Year 2 enjoyed learning about what is important to Jewish families and looked closely at different artefacts. They also found out that Jews worship in a synagogue and learnt the story of Hanukkah.


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Art – Making Clay Houses – Spring 2022

After learning about the Great Fire of London, children created their own clay houses that could have been on Pudding Lane. They used the clay carefully and then painted it before placing it down on a background collage of fire. Everyone was very excited to take home their masterpiece!


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Topic – Fairytales – Autumn 2021

This half term, Year 2 have been inspired by the illustrations of different rooms in Lauren Child’s books and have created their own Fairy tale room. Children have begun to decorate their empty shoe boxes with wallpaper and flooring made from paper and fabric. They will soon fill them with decorations, including photographs and stickers, as well as some carefully made 3D objects.


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English – The Jolly Postman

Children loved exploring The Jolly Postman book as part of our English unit on diary entries. After reading the story as a whole class, they spent some time carefully taking the letters out of the envelopes inside the book to enjoy reading with a partner. It was lovely to see how engaged they were!


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Topic – High Street Experience

We have enjoyed learning all about the High Street and to celebrate finishing our topic, we opened a 2.1 and 2.2 High Street. First, children got into small groups and decided what their shop would be and which items they would sell. After, they designed their items and decided how much they were going to cost. The best part was when the High Street opened and children got to visit each other’s shops. They loved playing the roles of shopper and shopkeeper!


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Science – Fruit Dissection – Year 2

Year 2 loved dissecting different fruit to learn about seeds. We carefully used tweezers to remove the seeds and then used a magnifying class for a closer inspection. It was so much fun!


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Science – Bean Plant Measuring – Year 2

We have been amazed to see how much our bean plants have grown over the past two weeks. We are using rulers to accurately measure the stem and making sure that we position our plants in the sunlight during the day. We also know it’s important to give our plants water as this helps them to grow too!


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Science – Parts of a Tree – Year 2

This week, children learnt about the different parts of a tree (including trunk, branches, twigs, leaves and crown). We discussed the similarities and differences between plants and trees and then had a go at making a collage of a tree. We loved combining Science with Art!


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Art – Still Life Drawing – Year 2

In Art, we have been learning how to draw plants in a realistic way and have done some observational drawings. So far, we have used sketching pencils and thought carefully about our pencil technique to ensure accurate lines and shapes. We are looking forward to using charcoal and watercolours in the coming weeks to add more life to our drawings.