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Week Commencing 5th July 2021

2JV have been enjoying the stories about Katie Morag and the Isle of Struay.  They have designed an island of their own and next week will bring it to life.


Fantastic work Year 2.

Week Commencing 21st June 2021

This week in DT, 2JV have been designing their winding toy mechanisms ready to start building them next week.  I am so impressed with the designs and cannot wait to see the finished creations.


Great work Year 2.

Week Commencing 14th June 2021

Year 2 have been extending their knowledge of measure and data collection outdoors this week.  We measured time, length and added scores from a target game.  We then collected the scores and recorded the data in different ways – Venn diagrams and block graphs. Finally we answered questions about the data.

Week Commencing 23rd May 2021

2JV have had a fantastic half term and have finished with a wonderful enrichment day.  They have learnt about significant people through history and in class we have focused on Neil Armstrong and Florence Nightingale.  There were lots of fantastic costumes celebrating  how these historical figures have changed our lives.


Great work year 2.  Enjoy the half term break and the sunshine. 

Week Commencing 17th May 2021

In RE this week 2JV have been comparing celebrations in two different religions this week.  They used a Venn Diagram to sort key words for Eid and Easter. I am impressed by the fantastic class discussion that we had about the celebrations.

Week Commencing 10th May 2021

This week 2JV have been busy on the playground exploring in science for their topic of living things.  They were recording the amounts of minibeasts that they found and then they have made fantastic pictograms.


Fantastic work year 2.

Week Commencing 3rd May 2021

Year 2 have had a fantastic science week investigating the disappearance of Quarry Hill Academy’s mascot.  They had lots of suspects in mind but found fingerprints, analysed handwriting and used microscopes to explore evidence and eliminate many of them.


Finally this afternoon the culprit was revealed and 2JV were so excited to see OfsTed back where he belongs!!!!

Week Commencing 26th April 2021

2JV have had a busy week in science.  They have been matching animals to their habitats.  They have also been looking at how some habitats have been damaged and how they can help to stop any more animal homes being destroyed. 

Week Commencing 19th April 2021

2JV have had another great week of learning.  In history we have started to look at our significant people topic.  We have been learning about Neil Armstrong and have made a time line of the important events of his life.


Well done year 2.

Week Commencing 12th April 2021

2JV have had a great week back at school after the Easter break.  To continue our ‘Living Things’ topic they have been looking at classifying animals in science and had remembered lots of facts from previous lessons.  Everyone successfully classified the animal pictures.


Well done 2JV!

Week Commencing 15th March 2021

In Geography this week 2JV have been planning a town.  They have been learning map symbols and have used these in their designs.  They have made sure that there are good transports links for their towns, places of worship and lots of restaurants and shops.  Great work Year 2!

Week Commencing 8th March 2021

It has been wonderful welcoming 2JV back into the class this week.  They have all settled straight into the routine of school.  Everyone has worked very hard and this week in RE year 2 have made some great posters describing what happens in a church.  Have a fantastic weekend.

Week Commencing 1st March 2021

2JV didn’t let the pandemic get in the way of World Book Day!  They enthusiastically dressed as their favourite characters and joined in the activities.

Well done to everyone for their great work and positive attitudes to home learning and the support from families.  I cannot wait to be back in the classroom together next week.

Week Commencing 22nd February 2021

2JV have had another busy week.  In science they have been learning about the 7 life processes.  They made actions to help remember them.  Finally they collected pictures and wrote about each one. 

Great work year 2.

Week Commencing 8th February 2021

In PSHE this week, Year 2 have listened to a story about how a girl stopped her worries getting bigger by talking about them.  Then everyone made worry monsters to help us at home. I am so impressed with the amazing imagination that 2JV have used in their creations.


I hope that everyone has a great half term.  Stay safe!

Week Commencing 1st February 2021

2JV have had another busy week of online learning.  They have drawn fantastic story maps for The Magic Brush ready to innovate next week.  For Children’s Mental Health Week, everyone has been getting very creative expressing themselves, especially in the kitchen! Thank you to everyone for having a positive attitude while we are learning online and for the amazing support from our families.

Week Commencing 25th January 2021

This week’s home learning has included making a Tudor house as part of our history project about the Great Fire of London. The creations are amazing and I am so proud!

Week Commencing 14th December 2020

2JV have had a busy last week of term.  They have been making some fantastic festive artwork.

Wishing everyone in 2JV and their families a relaxing break and a happy and healthy 2021!

Week Commencing 7th December 2020

This week, 2JV have finished their printing in art. They have created some fantastic patterned wrapping paper.

Week Commencing 30th November 2020

Year 2 have started to learn about fractions this week and can confidently identify half and one quarter of a shape and of a set of objects.

Week Commencing 23rd November 2020

In Art this week, 2JV explored the work of Georges Seurat and his Pointillism style of painting.  With this new knowledge, we painted flags of Brazil to link to our Geography topic.

Week Commencing 16th November 2020

In Art this week,  2JV have been exploring patterns, following a repeated pattern and creating their own. Great work 2JV! 

Week Commencing 9th November 2020

In Geography this week, 2JV have been researching information about Brazil ready to write a fact file using their new knowledge.

Week Commencing 2nd November 2020

This term 2JV are continuing their materials topic in Science.  This week we have been exploring how the shape of objects can be changed by twisting, stretching, bending and squashing.  We sorted everyday objects into group of how their shapes changed when we bent and squashed them.

Week Commencing 19th October

2JV have been learning about Mary Seacole for Black History Month.  We started by researching information about her in ICT.  Then in history we made fact files and finally designed medals for her brave work.


Week Commencing 12th October 2020

We have been light detectives in science in 2JV this week. We searched for transparent, translucent and opaque objects in our class. We found a transparent ruler, a translucent piece of fabric and an opaque cupboard. We also tested different fabrics to find out which lets the least light through.

Week Commencing 5th October 2020

In 2JV this week, we have been talking about friendships and sorted behaviour pictures into friendly and unfriendly.  Then the children wrote friendship potions including what you need to be a good friend. They have been reminding each other about being kind.

Week Commencing 28th September 2020

2JV have been testing materials in science this week to find the most hardwearing fabric to make dungarees.  First they made a prediction, then they rubbed the materials on a brick to see how long it would take to make a hole and finally they recorded their results. They found that denim was the most suitable.

Week commencing 21st September 2020

This week 2 JV have been designers.  They have shared ideas and started planning their glove puppets in DT.  They all look amazing and I am looking forward to seeing the puppets when they are finished.

Week commencing 14th September 2020

This week 2JV have been making hand puppets as they start to explore therr new DT topic.