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Year 2 - Chaffinch


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.