Year 2

Eureka moments

They say a week is a long time in politics. They have obviously not considered the school time continuum. For in a school day, an hour can change the whole landscape. Friendships are made and lost and made again. Worlds are discovered. Hopes are raised and dreams are made. In […]

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My teacher ate my homework!

I never cease to be amazed at the wonderful creations brought in by children for topic based homework. It is a delight to catch a glimpse of what will be in the future, the designers, engineers, artists, ‘Bake Off’ contestants, explorers, journalists and poets. I also never cease to be […]

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Happy Harold and the soft ‘C’

Year 2 will be moving back into their home on Monday after having spent time in temporary accommodation in the hall. We will be glad to return to our cosy burrow but will miss the space and the piano! It has been a busy week indeed. The Life Bus experience […]

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Finding our sea legs.

And thus we arrive at the end of Week 2 in Year 2. I think it appropriate to use nautical references as we have been immersing ourselves in the life on the ocean blue as told by pirates. There have been some stormy seas as we have become aware of […]

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Slip,slop, slap

Growing up in Australia one is always acutely aware of the sun and the damage it can do. So much so that I grew to hate the sun and longed for colder climes in which to live. An ever present image for Australian children of a certain era is the […]

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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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