Year 2 had a culinary adventure in RE today. We followed the recipe for Charoset- a traditional Jewish food that is eaten during the Seder meal as part of Passover celebrations. We mixed chopped apples, sultanas, cinnamon and apple juice to create a kind of apple paste. This paste reminds Jewish people of their ancestors […]Read More Year 2 RE: Making Charoset
Year 2 continue to develop and reflect upon their problem solving skills. This morning we talked about what it takes to solve problems- the children were full of ideas including thinking about different ways they can find a solution, trying out different solutions, making mistakes (trial and error) and working in a team. We then […]Read More Systematic problem solving in Year 2.
Year two took on a maths challenge this morning and had to apply their multiplication and addition skills to solve a problem. They were given 30 ‘legs’ (wooden sticks) and 12 heads (round counters) and had to investigate how many dogs and children were playing in the park. Year 2 were very motivated and used […]Read More Year 2 are problem solvers⭐️
Year 2 worked so hard and finished making their gift boxes today. It wasn’t easy to manipulate and stick the card but they showed determination and perseverance. We also discussed why the wise men travelled with precious gifts to give baby Jesus. All the children understand that the giving of gold, frankincense and myrrh symbolised […]Read More Y2 RE: The Gift of Giving
This week year 2 have been learning about money. On Wednesday morning they “sold” items in their pencil cases for different amounts of money to their partners and had to give them the correct change. For some children this was the first time they have used coins and notes in this way as shopping in […]Read More Year 2 maths: Money Money Money
Today the children discussed how we know about events that have happened in the past. We remembered that we have access to primary sources which are an excellent way for those of us in the present day to accurately study the past. We remembered that Samuel Pepys’ diary is an incredible primary source for people […]Read More Year 2 history: Thank you Mr Pepys.
On Monday, before our trip to see where the Fire of London started and spread, year 2’s history lesson focused on the chronology of the fire in 1666. We also learned about primary sources and why they are vital to historical research. The children made a human time-line of the unfolding events of the fire […]Read More Y2 History: understanding chronological order and primary sources.
Year 2 had an amazing day in the City of London walking the streets and seeing remains of churches that were destroyed by the Great Fire of London. We were taken back in time to 1666 by our amazing blue badge guide, Laura, who gave us all an insight into what life was like in […]Read More Year 2 Travel Back to Pudding Lane in 1666
Today year 2 reflected upon why we give gifts. Then they listened to the story of Jesus’ birth and we discussed that for Christians, God gave his blessings to the world through his son Jesus. The children remembered that the wise men brought gifts for baby Jesus to show that they cared and that they […]Read More Year 2 RE: Giving shows we care.
Today we looked at another aspect of life in 17th century London- the Great Plague of 1665 which the people of the city suffered in the year before the fire. Year 2 were brilliant at recalling what they had learned about life in the 1600s last week and applying it to the context of the […]Read More Year 2 history: Life in 17th Century London- the plague and the fire.