This week we have had a very busy week in year 2! We have been learning all about the origins of chocolate. We enjoyed learning all about the Aztecs in topic. I wonder whether anyone could blog a fact about the Aztecs and chocolate?

What a fantastic display Year 2 made at our project showcase! We had lots of Tudor houses from our Great Fire of London topic to show off as well as some fabulous writing about the journey of chocolate. Miss Lambert’s favourite part was tasting all the delicious chocolates we made when we pretended to be Willy Wonka!

What was your favourite part of our project showcase?

In maths we have been learning about different types of measurement. What can you remember about your maths learning? Maybe you could set a challenge for your friends to solve.

e.g. Miss Lambert ate 37g of chocolate. Miss May ate 42g of chocolate. How many grams did they eat all together? Show your working! (partitioning method!)


Happy Half Term!

Wow, what a busy half term we have had!

In literacy, we have learned how to write instructions and explanation texts. Can anyone remind us what we need to include when writing either of these texts?

In maths, we have done lots of work on fractions, counting in 50s and of course our learn its. This term we have learned that…

4 + 5 = 9                                          1 x 5 = 5

5 + 6 = 11                                        2 x 5 = 10

6 + 7 = 13                                        3 x 5 = 15

7 + 8 = 15                                        4 x 5 = 20

8 + 9 = 17                                        5 x 5 = 25

I wonder whether anyone could set us some challenges using our learn its? Maybe you could write a word problem? Change them to include units of measurement (e.g. 4ml + 5ml = ?)? Or maybe you could change the addition ones into tens numbers (e.g. 40 + 50 = ?)?


As a recap for everyone, here is a copy of the Y2 homework project list. I am really looking forward to seeing them all in Spring 2!

Spring term homework project – Y2

You can choose to do as many or as few as you wish, but to gain the rewards, please complete at least 3 of the tasks below:

  •  Create a London scene of the Fire – either drawn on paper, collaged or 3D using card etc. (Link to Knowledge Organiser)
  • Write and illustrate an information page all about the Great Fire of London. Don’t forget to use the key facts and vocabulary from your knowledge organiser! (Link to Knowledge Organiser)
  • Design (and create if you wish) a box that you would bury something special to you in (like Samuel Pepys did with his cheese!) See Miss Lambert for a box template if you need one.
  • Design a new chocolate bar – design the new wrapper for it (maybe you could create a poster to go with it that would encourage people to buy it!). Maybe you could research your ingredients and make sure they can all be bought fair trade? (Link to Knowledge Organiser)
  • Graph work – Keep a note of the different types of chocolate bars that you and/or your family eat over a week or two weeks and show them in a graph.
  • Create a way to show your understanding of the journey chocolate takes from bean to packet. (Link to Knowledge Organiser)


I look forward to seeing some of your literacy reminders and mathematical problems!

Have a lovely holiday!

London’s burning!

This week we have been learning about why the fire spread so quickly in London 1666. Can you remember any of the reasons we discussed?

We have created some artwork this week using collage materials to show a Tudor house on fire. We developed our scissor skills for making the straw roofs.

Next week we will be writing our own explanation texts about the life cycle of a butterfly. What technical vocabulary could you use? Maybe you could create a glossary for us to use?

Changing Shapes

This week we learned that the shape of different materials could be changed using our hands. There were four ways we could change them. They were:

  • stretching
  • bending
  • twisting
  • squashing

Can you find some different materials around your home which you can change their shape? Are there any materials you can’t change using only your hands?


In literacy, we started writing our own instruction book this week. So far we only have 3 recipes inside. As a challenge, can you write a set of 5 instructions to make something tasty? If you would like to make them as well, Miss Lambert and Miss May would be happy to taste them for you!


Our Big Maths learn-its this week are:






The Great Fire of London!

This week we have been looking at London before the fire happened, and what London looks like now.  We discussed the differences in clothes, buildings, technology and toys.

Challenge; See if you can spot any differences in this picture.

In our maths this week we have been working hard using fractions.

As a Challenge can you find a half and a quarter of 16, 20, 4 and 12.


Jam sandwich anyone?

This week we started to learn all about how to write instructions. Can anybody tell me what went wrong and why we ended up with such a mess when we tried to make a jam sandwich?

Yesterday we enjoyed inviting our parents into school to launch our new topic and homework projects.

Our new topic this half term is…

The Great Fire of London.

Some of the questions we asked are written below, who can use their knowledge organiser to help them answer them?

  1. When did the fire start?
  2. How long did it last?
  3. Why was the fire so big?


Our Big Maths learn-its this week are…

5 + 4 = 9

5 + 6 = 11

6 + 7 = 13

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

After three successful nativity plays, which Miss Lambert and Miss May are very proud of! We are now ready to settle into Christmas!

Daisy-Mae’s Challenge is… Can you name everyone in the nativity story?

Joshua’s Challenge is… can you draw a picture of the nativity scene?

Marley’s Challenge is…. to name the place that Mary and Joseph travelled to.

We hope you all have a lovely Christmas at home with your families, and come back in the new year ready to work hard again!

Shapes, Shapes everywhere!

This week in year two we have been looking at lots of different shapes. Some of them were 2D and some of them were 3D, we have also played four corners using the properties of shapes.

Here is a shape, can you tell us; How many sides it has? How many corners it has? If it is a 2D or 3D shape? If it belongs to any families of shapes?

Our learn-its this week are; 7+4=11   8+4=12    9+4=13

What does camouflaged mean?

Today in Year 2 we have carried out an investigation. Using M&M’s and Skittles to decide which coloured sweets had the best camouflage.  Marley was our predator.

We discovered in our orange skittle habitat, orange M&M’s had the best camouflage because they were the same or similar colours.

As a challenge can you think of any animals that are a similar or the same colour as their habitat.

In our literacy learning this week, we have been writing our class version of Tom’s sausage Lion, with our character called Freddie and the unusual creature being an alien.

Our Learn-Its this week are; 3+8=11 and 3+9=12