Year 2KW: Blog items

City Coach fun!

Date: 10th Oct 2021 @ 4:05pm

Hello year 2 !

This week in year 2 the children have worked really hard alongside the city coach to develop their  passing, aiming and kicking skills. They have also tried hard to find a space and carefully move around a space without bumping into each other, which was tricky to do!

The children like to play the Mr Men game and have to move their bodies like different characters in the story. They particuarly liked being Mr Slow and Mr Bump!


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In maths this week we have started the mastering number programme. The children have been working hard to make number pairs to 5 and 10. They were introduced to number block 10 who helped them to generate number sentences. E.g. 2 needs 8 to make 10       6 needs 4 to make 10.

If you want to find out more about the number block characters then follow the link and watch this clips with your child.


Miss Wolfenden



homework heroes

Date: 3rd Oct 2021 @ 2:29pm

It is lovely to see 2KW taking their learning seriously both at home and at school. Homework is given out on school spider every Friday and needs to be completed by Thursday of the following week. The adults will mark it and a sticker will be placed on the homework sticker chart. Children who complete homework each week will receive a homework reward at the end of each half term! Each child in the class has been given a home learning book to complete their homework in. Now we are back in school there is no need to uplaod it, just bring it in the school bag for the adults to mark. 

Have a look at some of the completed work. We have been blown away by all the learning that has been completed! The presentation is amazing.

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We are  so pleased that the children all practiced how to; partition a 2 digit number, write their spellings and used past tense ed verbs.

Keep working hard

Miss Wolfenden and Mrs Murton


We have been Rodger the Resilent Rhino Beetle this week!

Date: 26th Sep 2021 @ 6:11am


This week we have been working really hard  be Resilient! Resilience is one of the schools learning powers and the children having been trying hard to ' bounce back' and ' keep trying' when their learning gets hard like Rodger the Resilient Rhino Beetle. 

In maths, we have been trying hard to build and then drawing representations of numbrs within 100. Some of the childrenn find it really tricky to group amounts in to 10's and became confused between 10 and 1 when drawing the different amounts. They used a range of mathematical resources to help them and then had a go at drawing the amounts as neatly as possible.


As part of the topic work 'Why can't we just eat chocolate?' the children worked with Mrs Mccaffer the art teacher to produce some food art vegetable prints. They worked collaboratively to produce a class print and worked alone to produce their own patterns. The children's work was amazing! Why don't you ask the children which vegetables they used? Mrs McCaffer went to a special shop to buy the vegetables and some of them were new to us!


We can't wait to see what learning they do next week!


Miss Wolfenden and Mrs Murton



Welcome back!

Date: 13th Sep 2021 @ 8:55pm

Welcome Back! 

It has been so lovely to see all the children back in school this week. They have loved their new classroom and have worked hard to create work to make the classroom look amazing. They sketched self portraits and made a shop for the classroom, which they all enjoyed. They have liked playing in the new areas and have particularly liked playing outside under out new canopy. The children are so lucky to have an all weather canopy so that they can play outside even when it rains!

The children have enjoyed playing in the listening area. They liked singing along to the Julia Donaldson Collection


They liked buying food from the shop


They used the canopy to build and act out stories using the small world toys

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What a fantastic start to the Autumn term! We can't wait to see what they do next!


Rubbish Monsters

Date: 3rd Jul 2021 @ 8:26pm

This week in Year 2KW we have been learning about the importance of recycling. Miss Wolfenden kindly delved into her recycling bins and brought in cardboard, plastic and paper objects. We looked at the rubbish and sorted according to the material it was made from. We found out about what happens to recyclable materials after they have put in the bin and were surprised to find out that some toys were made from plastic that had been recycled!

We then used the rubbish to create rubbish monsters to play with at home. We realised how fun it is to use resources again and it costs nothing! Look at the monsters that we made!

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We all had so much fun! 

Recount Writing

Date: 26th Jun 2021 @ 1:32pm

Well it as been a busy week for Class 2KW thiis week. We have been so busy trying our very hardest to use Our park visit to Philips Park to help us write recounts.

Take a look at the photos! Can you predict what we have written about?

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The children used photographs to sequence the events. They then retold the events using Pie Corbett actions for support! When they were able to sequence the events in chronological order they had a go at writing some of the events in sequence, using picture cues for support!

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They have all worked so hard!

Well done, Year 2!


Shape Superstars!

Date: 11th Jun 2021 @ 3:07pm

This week we have been learning about the properties of 2d shapes. We have explored shapes in the environment and in the class to help us match, name and describe them. Some of the children have used geoboards, lollysticks, artstraws and sand to create and draw shapes too!

Have a look at our learning, we have had lots of fun!

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We have created and we have explored!

Date: 20th May 2021 @ 6:56pm

Well Year 2 have really lived up to the school moto we create, we explore, we care, we soar this week. Mrs Murton, Miss Smith, Miss Harris and I have really enjoyed teaching this week and we know that the children have really enjoyed their learning.

This week the children have been creating in their music lesson with Miss Kent. They have composed music and played it on a range of instruments. Look at the fun that they have had. Well done to Robert for getting 'Star musician of the week'.

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We have also made the best of the nice, sunny weather and have been learning outdoors this week. We have been learning about capacity and have explored the maximum capacity of water a container will hold and have compared the volume of water in different containers, which has been fun! It did get messy and there was water all over but the children's clothes soon dried off . The children have asked if they can do each week because they had so much fun.

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Another successful week. Well done year 2!






The Victorians

Date: 20th May 2021 @ 6:30pm


Year 2 have really worked really hard over the past weeks. They have enjoyed learning about the 'Victorians' and have become completely immersed in learning about them.

They particularly enjoyed looking at sculptures from the victorian era and as part of this looked at work by Giacometti. They researched his work and then used it as an inspiration to create their own work.


They manipulated tin foil to create a sculpture of a person.

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We think they did an amazing job!!!!!!


Math Magicians

The children have been trying to work out and solve problems using their knowledge of inverse operations. Have a look at their fantastic work!

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Keep Working hard, Year 2

Miss Wolfenden

Hot Choclate Time!

Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 2:57pm

The children have worked really hard this week so we thought they deserved a nice treat to end the week. Mrs Murton and I went shopping and we bought hot chocolate, marshmallows, twirls, chocolate biscuits, sprinkles and whippped cream. The children spent some of the afternoon drawing, reading and drinking hot chocolate. They absolutely loved it! Thank you Mrs Murton for making the hot chocolate, we loved it! 


Science Fun!

Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 2:17pm

This week the children have enjoyed using their investigation skills to explore the properties of different materials. They have investigated  which materials are absorbent or waterproof and have been using scientific vocabulary to  compare them. The children have learnt new scientific vocabulary and now know that absorbent materials are porous and that waterproof materials repel water. Look at the fun we had!

The children can't wait for the new science lesson next week!

The great Fire of london

Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 5:43pm

The children have enjoyed learning important facts about The Great Fire of London. They have been sketching Tudor houses and have been creating Timelines to explain what happened from when the fire started to when it ended. Have a look at their amazing work!

Well done Year 2!

Football Skills

Date: 15th Nov 2020 @ 7:59pm

The children were pleased to have Georgia, the City Coach back this week. They enjoyed learning how to pass and control the ball. They had the opportunity to work in pairs and kick the ball to each other. They found it difficult to learn tackling skills and had a go at the Johan Cruijff move to help them keep their balls away from their friends .    

They are really excited to try and improve their skills next week.

Platground Tubs

Date: 15th Nov 2020 @ 7:48pm

The children have enjoyed using the new playground equipment. They have really liked playing with the new skipping ropes and parachutes.

Practical Maths

Date: 15th Nov 2020 @ 7:44pm

The children have enjoyed exploring how to add and subtract using number lines and by drawing pictures for support. It was really nice to see the children confidently add and subtract 2 digit numbers and  a 1 digit number. They enjoyed working out the answers using whitebaords. Look at their fantastic work!

The Great Fire of London re-enactment

Date: 15th Nov 2020 @ 7:37pm

The children have been reading the story 'Vlad'. The children were introduced to the character ' Boxton the rat' who was living in the bakery on Pudding Lane when the fire started. The children worked in small groups to act out the different events to help them remember and summarise the different events in the beginning of the story. Some of the children were narrators and retold the story using story book language and some of the children acted the events out. They worked really hard as a team and their performances were amazing.


Some of the children particularly enjoyed being Boxton the rat and hiding in the corner of the room.

Building Tudor Houses

Date: 15th Nov 2020 @ 7:27pm

The children have been enjoying learning about The Great Fire of London. As part of their learning they have been independently reading and following instructions to make a Tudor House. Have a look at some of their creations!

Homework Superstars

Date: 1st Nov 2020 @ 8:50pm

Well done to all the children who have completed their homework over the past few weeks. I am starting to see some improvements in the spelling and in the presentation of the work that is completed in class. Keep working hard!

Look at some of the work so far. Do you recognise your work?



Miss Wolfenden

Math Superstars

Date: 18th Oct 2020 @ 12:26am

We have all worked hard during our fluent in 5 and mental math sessions. We have been trying to use our knowledge of doubles, number pairs and multiplication facts to answer addition problems, quickly.

Have a look at our maths superstars this week!



Well done to our spelling champions who got all of their spellings correct this week.

Well done to Ridhwan, Kaya, Harris and William.

Well done to Alexis for achieving level 4 and Aaron for getting level 8 on Lexia!

You have all worked so hard this week and you should all be so proud of your achievements!

Well done

Miss Wolfenden

We have all worked so hard this week!

Date: 18th Oct 2020 @ 12:12am

Our Behaviour Star this week is Jenson! Well done Jenson for always making the right choices and following the school rules.

In maths this week we have been learning how to add near doubles. So that we could understand how to double a number we explored how to make doubles using cubes, numicon and diennes. We had so much fun using practical resources to solve problems. Some of the children felt so confident with adding 2 digit numbers they challenged themselves and had a go at adding 3 digit numbers. 

We also worked hard on the presentation in the maths book . We practised how to write numerals correctly too! Some of us also used numicon to work out number pairs to 10.

It was lovely to see the children happy and excited to learn . It has been an absolute pleasure teaching all of the children this week. One week to go, keep working hard!


Miss Wolfenden

Following instructions to bath a baby!

Date: 11th Oct 2020 @ 1:52pm

Some of the children practised how to say and follow instructions this week. They made sure that they used......

Time connectives

Bossy Verbs


Said each instruction in order

They enjoyed going into role as the 'teacher' and instructing each other on how to bath a baby. It was lovely to see the children helping each other  and supporting each other to remember what to do . They found making actions helped them to remember the next steps.

Working this way really helped the children to write instructions later on in the week!

Odd and Even Numbers

Date: 11th Oct 2020 @ 1:44pm

The children have been learning about odd and even numbers. They have enjoyed exploring what makes a number odd or even. They have been listening to and dancing along to the odd and even song. Why don't you have a listen for yourself and play it at home!

They enjoyed playing the odd and even sit down, pull a funny face game.

They enjoyed counting the sides of 2d shapes and sorting them into shapes with odd and even sides.


They enjoyed exploring if quantities could be shared equally by 2 and finding out which amounts were odd and even.

They even added 2 odd numbers together, 2 even numbers together and an odd and an even number,. They found out that.......

2 even numbers make an even answer

2 odd numbers make an even answer

An odd and even number when added together make an odd answer

They had so much fun!

Making Garden Stew!

Date: 11th Oct 2020 @ 12:57pm

The children have been working very hard and trying their very best to get used to working as a Year 2 child. The children learn English in a different way to year 1 and now have whole class guided reading sessions, no nonsense spelling lessons ,SPAG and writing lessons which are taught within an English block of teaching. This is to create a blended approach to learning, allowing  all the English skills to flow. The children have coped with the change really well and are now seeing the connections between their learning, which they like.

We have enjoyed learning about instructional texts and have enjoyed reading and writing instructions to make a Garden Stew like Whiffy Wilson. The children carefully read the you will need box to collect all the ingredients from the school garden


The children then followed the instructions to make the stew.

The children enjoyed using bossy verbs and adjectives to instruct each other on how to make the stew. They  really enjoyed working practically which had an excellent impact on the writing they produced!  Some of the children enjoyed it so much they made their own stews at home.

Congratulations Year 2!

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 6:28pm

Another week down and it is finally the summer holidays! Thank you to everyone who sent their learning in this week.

Congratulations on finishing Year 2, you are all wonderful.

We cannot wait to welcome you back to school in September.

Have a fun summer holiday, have a great time and stay safe!

See you soon, Miss Woodnett :)

Padlet link week beginning 13.07.20

Date: 13th Jul 2020 @ 8:41am

Good Morning Year 2!

Here is your final padlet link for this week beginning 13.07.20.

I hope you enjoy your last week of learning :)

Miss Woodnett :)

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