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Year 2 Staff

Ms Clifford

2.1 Teacher
KS1 Phase Leader

Miss Cooper

2.2 Teacher

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Some websites and activities to try….

https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/actions – lots of activities to do outdoors or in the garden

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/ – lots if simple science experiments here that can be done with household object

Oxford Owl – free but requires registration. The books follow the same book banding system as Queens’ Federation.


Audible (from Amazon) – free stories to listen to while schools are closed. These books are classified into sections for Littlest Listeners, all the way up to Teens. Please open in Chrome browser.



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Queens Federation Quiz!

This weeks quiz is hosted by Ms Simmons. Please click the videos below to take part. Good luck!


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Ernest Shackleton

Year 2 really enjoyed finding out about Ernest Shackleton’s expeditions to Antarctica. The details of the crew’s hardship and persistence were well discussed in class. Before writing a diary entry as a crew member stranded on Elephant Island, the year 2 children experienced a taste of their lives, as we reconstructed pulling lifeboats onto the rocky shore and then used upturned boats (tables) as a make-shift shelter, whilst never leaving the playground! They also munched on stale crackers and tried to drink weak cocoa. Don’t worry, penguin stew was not on the menu that day.


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George’s Marvellous Medicine

We have been reading some Roald Dhal books in Year 2 and one of our favourites was George’s Marvellous Medicine. The children loved thinking about the incredible characters, but they also made their own magic medicine!


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Still Life Drawing – Art

The children in Year 2 have enjoyed our still life Art project. They took time to observe the plants and flowers to ensure they captured the shape and form accurately. Some children really took notice of the light and shade too and reflected this by creating areas of shadow. The calm and concentration was impressive, as were the final art pieces.


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Teddy Bear Hospital at Addenbrooke’s

Year 2 visited Addenbrooke’s Teddy Bear Hospital. They learned about healthy eating and exercise. They tried to identify mystery fruits wearing a blindfold and discovered that this is harder than you might think. They also tried many different exercises and scored a few points along the way! An important part of the day was finding out why and how we call the emergency services and they even helped their teddies into the ambulance. They were intrigued to see different hospital tests and treatments including taking temperatures, listening to the heart beating, x-rays and operations. Some children had to put their injured teddies in plaster! (You’ll be glad to know they all made a full recovery). They had lots of fun but did some serious learning about the human body and how it works. They were also amazed to find out some of the ways doctors and nurses look after us.


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Sharing Stories

Last week was National Storytelling Week and to mark it, classes around school celebrated the magic of storytelling.  Early Years classes continued to learn and practice their stories together while Later Years classes read our class books aloud at the end of each day.  Year 6 leaders also visited other classes to share their love of reading with other students!



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Pupil’s Eye View

Pupil’s Eye View




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A Christmouse Tale

On Wednesday, Year 2 and Year 6 were treated to a performance of A Christmouse Tale by Pendle Productions to support their work in their fairytale topics. Children enjoyed the cheery Christmas musical following the adventures of a lonely white mouse as he escapes the pet shop and tries to find his own way to the house where he was to have been a special gift.



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Fairy Tale Boxes

In year 2, the children have been enjoying their DT project. They have designed their own Lauren Child inspired fairy tale room and are busy constructing their furniture, characters and décor using her collage style.

The children have been able to explore their artistic and creative skills.


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Year 2 have been busy measuring length, height and mass this term. They have enjoyed getting to grips with all sorts of measuring tools and have noticed all the different units of measure. They have made estimates before measuring and have tried to be as careful and as accurate as possible!


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Year 2 have really enjoyed their High Street topic.

We visited the bakery on our visit to Cherry Hinton High Street and then we made our own bread, adding our own chosen extra ingredients.

Mums and Dads visited us at the end of the day for a special tasting session – it was just like The Great British Bake Off!.

They enjoyed our loaves too – it was “fresh, tasty and crunchy” they said. Well done Year 2 bakers!


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Leader in Me

For the first 8 days of the Autumn term we have been introducing all the children to the 7 habits and our new whole school project: The Leader in Me.

Please see the link to our daily newsletters which introduced parents to each habit and our celebration day on Friday.

We are seeking to teach children that they are the leader of themselves and with the 7 habits they can become leaders of others.



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Fairytale Boxes

As part of our Fairy Tale topic, we planned designed and created Lauren Child inspired fairy tale rooms. We used Child’s mixed media collage style, which was so varied and exciting to do. We worked well in our groups and were pleased with the final products.



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Maths Measuring

In our Maths lessons, we have been getting to grips with all sorts of measuring. We have been finding out about different units of measure as well as which tools are best for which measuring jobs. We also found out that you have to be very accurate and careful and always start from zero!


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A mystery suitcase arrived for us in school one day. When we looked inside, we saw lots of warm clothes, a compass, a very old camera and some tinned food. Bit by bit and with some careful questions and deductions, we found out that it belonged to Ernest Shackleton. We learned about his expeditions to Antarctica and his great survival and rescue story.


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Ice Science

In our Science lessons on Materials, as part of our Fire and Ice topic, we investigated the properties of ice and then designed and planned our own fair tests, depending on our interests. Some groups compared how quickly ice would melt in hands or in water, while others were interested to see if ice with food colouring would melt faster than normal ice.



Year 2

Fairytale Boxes

As part of our Fairy Tale topic, we planned designed and created Lauren Child inspired fairy tale rooms. We used Child’s mixed media collage style, which was so varied and exciting to do. We worked well in our groups and were pleased with the final products.



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Bread Making

As part of our High Street topic, we visited Cherry Hinton High Street and popped into the baker’s shop. Did you know that our bread is baked at night while we are fast asleep? We also made our own bread and added a range of different ingredients. It tasted delicious! We wrote instruction so that others could also see how to make the perfect loaf.