Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!
Teaching Team:
  • Miss Bachewich
  • Mrs Kellock - TA (Monday to Friday mornings) and HLTA (Wednesday afternoons)
  • Mrs Rose - TA (Monday to Friday mornings)
  • Mrs. Dasher - TA (Monday and Friday afternoons)
  • Miss Wesley - TA (Tuesday to Thursday afternoons)
This page will be updated regularly to show what we have been getting up to in class.
Please see below for links to our timetable, topic overview.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Day!
To end our topic we had a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Day where we all dressed up like a character from the story! We made our chocolate bars that we had designed and did some different activities related to the book. 
Forest School
We have been having a lot of fun with Mrs. Clarke doing forest schools. Check out our photos below to see what we have been up to!
Year 2 had a science workshop on how the digestion system works. Through a hands on presentation we performed learned what happens to our food from the moment that we eat food to when it leaves our body.
The Chocolate Lady
The Year 2 class went on a trip to Haverhill to meet The Chocolate Lady. We learned about how chocolate is made and even got to see cacao beans! We decorated our own Christmas trees and made our own marshmallow reindeer to take home. We may have even tasted some chocolate along the way.
Welding with Chocolate
The Year 2 class was fortunate enough to have visitors from The Welding Institute come in and do welding with chocolate. The children first predicted how much weight a chocolate plank bridge could hold and then put weights on it until it broke. Then children created their own chocolate box girder bridge and predicted again which one would hold more weight. We had a competition between each of the table groups and The Everlasting Gobstoppers had the strongest bridge which held 8 kg! We learned that the girder bridges could hold more because the box beam is stiffer. 
Year 2 have been having a lot of fun with our science this term. We went out to the meadow to look for things that are alive, dead and never been alive. We also looked for different micro habitats. Check out some of our findings!
These past few weeks the Year 2 class has been doing a lot of art. During our topic lesson we created lollies, Everlasting Gobstoppers and bonbons. The previous week during our art lesson, we went outside and focused on a small area around the school and created details drawings. Once we finished our drawings we went back inside and added watercolour. 
Science Circuits
Last week we had the pleasure of having Mr. Paduano in our classroom to teach us about circuits in science. We were challenged with using one battery, two wires and a miniature lightbulb, to turn on the lightbulb. We found it tricky at first but with help from Mr. Paduano each of our groups was able to turn on the lightbulb! 
Meet the Teacher Evening
Thank-you to all of those parents who made it out to Meet the Teacher evening. It was great to meet you all. In case you missed it or lost your copy here is the notes from the meeting, timetable and topic plan!
Year 2's have been settling in quite well thus far. This week we learned what our topic would be for the Autumn Term by doing a scavenger hunt to find letters to unveil our topic which is...... CHOCOLATE. We played a fun chocolate game where we had to dress up as Charlie Bucket as fast as we could and we had to use a fork and knife to try to open our chocolate bar! During literacy we are focusing on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for our writing inspiration. 
Autumn Term Project Activities for Home
I invite you to choose one or two of the activities below to compliment your topic work in school. There will be time to share your creations in the last week of term.
  1. Do some research on the Cadbury Family. You could make a poster, design a leaflet or even produce a PowerPoint presentation.
  2. Do some baking with chocolate as the main ingredient! Write out the recipe and the method. You could even make your own Chocolate Cook Book with a variety of chocolate recipes!
  3. Design a sweet shop. Draw the sweets for sale and give them prices. Then create some word problems relating to your sweets, e.g. The Candy Balloons cost 12p each. How much would three Candy Balloons cost?  I buy a Wonka Bar for 35p and pay with a 50p coin. How much change do I get?
Spring Term Project Activities for Home
I invite you to choose one or two of the activities below to compliment your topic work in school. There will be time to share your creations in the last week of term.
  1. News Report Pretend you are a news reporter in 1666. Write a newspaper report. Remember to make your newspaper report look old. 
  2. Poem Write and illustrate a poem inspired by The Great Fire of London.
  3. Fire! Create or produce a picture depicting a scene from London during the great fire. You could draw, paint, collage, use chalks or use a computer paint package to create your picture. 
  4. Buildings Make a model of a church or house in London in 1666. 
  5. New London Make a model or drawing to show how you would have redesigned the city following the Great Fire. 
  6. Diary Samuel Pepys was famous for keeping a diary during the fire. Imagine you lived in London in 1666. Write a diary about the fire, describing what it was like to be caught up in the event. 
  7. The Great Fire of London Walk You can go on a Great Fire of London Walk. See the details of where to go here: Take pictures and show the class. 
  8. Museum of London The museum of London has an exhibition on the Great Fire of London.