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Year 2 - Chaffinch

Rocktopus : March 2024

We had a great morning with Rocktopus! We created our own song for the 2 times table. You will be able to watch the video online later this week as the children will be bringing home an access code. In the meantime look at the pictures so far.




Year 2 enjoyed learning a new skill this week, fencing. We learnt that fencing is a sport and the coach taught us how to hold the foil (sword) and how to position our feet and body. We also learnt the French words to start a fencing match, en garde, prets and allez.

Year 2 RSPCA hedgehog workshop

Year 2 have been lucky enough to have a visitor from the RSPCA. We learnt about what this stands for and the kind of things they do. 

We enjoyed the hedgehog workshop and learnt all about how to care for wildlife, including hedgehogs. 

Did you know that hedgehogs can get stuck in tin cans if they are left lying about?

We learnt about how we can help by asking an adult to clean them and squash the tops so the hedgehogs can't crawl into them.

We made our own hedgehog model to help us remember everything we have learnt.

Year 2 Community link with The Salvation Army

Today some of us visited The Salvation Army CAMEO (Come And Meet Each Other) group. We shared books and made new friends. We all enjoyed meeting each other. We will look forward to going again soon.


Year 2 Children in Need Day

Thank you for your donations and spotty accessories today to help support Children in Need. The children looked great!


Great Fire of London WOW start!

We were visited by Jethro, Samuel Pepys servant. We had fun dressing as people from 1666. We learnt about how the fire started and how different things were then and how hard the fire was to put out. Did you know there were no fire engines in 1666 so the people had to fetch water from the River Thames.

The fire was so fierce because the houses were too close together, there had been a hot summer and the houses were made of wood and straw. We pretended we were the wind blowing the flames and King Charles ll had to order the houses to be pulled down. We learnt that the fire started in a bakery in Pudding Lane and there is a monument that stands near there today.

We had a great morning and now we know a lot more about this part of our British history.


Year 2 trip to Nettlecombe Court

Today Year 2 had a lovely trip to Nettlecombe Court. Luckily the weather was good so we enjoyed lots of outdoor activities. The children learnt about water and woodland habitats. 


International Languages Day!


Year 2 have been very lucky today to have Major Jaques and Major Yvonne visit us in class for International Languages Day. We have been learning about France and the French language. Major Jaques played his guitar and Major Yvonne taught us some songs and told us a story. They also told us lots of things about French food and all things French!

We had a lovely afternoon!


Sports and Health Week - Circus Skills


Maths Outdoor Learning - Pictograms

The children started by considering examples of data where symbols representing one item are not appropriate, as they would take a long time to draw and take up too much space. 

Key questions: 

What is a key? Why is it important? What does the key show?  

What does each symbol represent? How do you know?  

Why should you use the same symbol for each category?  

Will each symbol in your key represent 1, 2, 5 or 10 items? How will you decide?  

If the key shows that 1 symbol stands for 2/10 people, how will you show 1 person/5 people? 



World Maths Day 2023 

World Maths Day – The JoJo Gnome Maths Challenge!  March 2023

This morning, the children took part in the JoJo Gnome Maths Challenge to celebrate World Maths Day.

We began by counting the pieces of ‘treasure’ in the PlayPod.  Some were large and some were small.  We put them in order of size but then asked “Is the largest always the heaviest?”

We then worked in small teams to make an obstacle course. They were encouraged to discuss how to position the items and to explain why they chose this way.

Finally, we used the objects to investigate shape.  What properties does each shape have?  How are they similar? How are they different?  What can we make from one pile?


A Day Out at Puxton Park! March 2023 

Today Year 2 travelled to Weston-Super-Mare to visit Puxton Park. Whilst we were there we got to feed the Meerkats, make toys for the Marmosets and also have a tractor ride around the farm. The children were fascinated with all of the different animals and learnt lots of facts that they were excited to tell their families about when arriving back at school. We also spent time on the various play areas, tried out the climbing wall and got to pet some new-born lambs! The children behaved brilliantly and we are proud of how they represented our school. 



Year 2 Cad Character Morning February 2023

What an exciting morning Year 2 had today! We had a special Cad Characters visit to kick off our new History topic- Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. The children participated fantastically and learnt lots of new facts that they then eagerly shared once we had returned to the classroom. We are very thankful to Harry for coming in and performing for us.

 DT Hand Puppets : 6th February 2023

Look at our hand puppets! Chaffinch Class Puppets

Year 2 have been learning how to research, design and make an animal hand puppet. The children learnt about their features as well as different sewing stiches. They then learnt how to evaluate against their designs and final product.