Year 2

Special Agent Training in year 2

In the past week we have endeavoured to refine maths and English skills as part of our ongoing drive to embed understanding and knowledge. Given that assessment season is upon us, it is an opportunity to put this understanding to the test. However, this is one part of the picture […]

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Normans and their chairs.

I was very sorry to miss the trip to Mountfitchet Castle and the Toy Museum but have been most enthusiastically informed about the various features and attractions. What always amazes me is the ability of children to describe in accurate detail the wonders they encounter in life but lose some […]

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Poems, problems and Christ’s passion

Time is flying so very quickly and here we are with the end of term encroaching! Nevertheless, the children are really beginning to show what they are made of. I have been very impressed with their poetic offerings this week and look forward to another week of delving into rich […]

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Poetry and the subtle use of description

This past week year 2, or rather, I should say, Da Vinci class have been engaged in the business of expanding noun phrases and deepening their understanding of nouns, adjectives and verbs. I urge you to challenge them. It can be a lovely game to play as you walk through […]

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Turn the tables !

“There are many things to fill us with horror in today’s society,” said Reverend Doug this morning. He was, of course,  referring to violence and poverty, addiction and despair, war and isolation but my thoughts turned immediately to the fact that year 2 is still coming to grips with the […]

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Fairy bread Friday!

I never imagined as a child attending birthday parties in Australia that the native delicacy of fairy bread would make such a mark on me and my life as a teacher. Due to its simplicity it makes a super introduction to the art of writing instructions. How much simpler can […]

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Snow.

Dear year 2 community , By now you will be aware that we are not going to be performing the Nativity until Tuesday due to the adverse weather conditions. Certainly, in my neck of the woods, the roads are extremely precarious. The children have been working hard both for the […]

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The power of vinegar

Science week is now a memory but the smell lingers in the classroom to remind us of the impact of the power of acid forming liquids, such as intense doses of vinegar applied to just about everything. It was, in the words of one young budding scientist, “like being in […]

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Shepherds in the hood

We are well and truly experiencing the festive fun of Christmas in Year 2! Not only are we fully immersed in our theatrical endeavours but so too, we find ourselves combining the stage with science as we frolic in the world of Christmas science this week. Our first investigation will […]

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