Maths, maths, everywhere!

Just because it is our KS1 SATs week, it doesn’t mean that we can’t make our learning fun. Today we played a maths game that challenged our understanding of maths problems in numerals and words.

All around the classroom were different maths clues that we had to solve with a partner. It was fun working with a partner to solve the clues!

Sometimes we could do the problem mentally or sometimes we had to use a whiteboard to help us to show our working out.

It was a race to see who finished first! Here are our winners! Well done everyone!



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Next week is our KS1 SATs Week.

The children have been working incredibly hard over the last few months. All of the adults in Year 2 would like to acknowledge all of the determination, perseverance and effort that the children have shown.

Thank you to all of the parents and carers that have supported their child with their reading at home, weekly homework and extra work to help each child to reach their potential.

We wish all of the children the very best of luck. Have a lovely weekend and come to school on Monday with a smile on your face!

The Year 2 team xx

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Living, Non-Living or Once Living…?

Our Science topic is all about animals and their habitats so we went to explore the secret garden to see if we could find different objects that we could sort.


Once we had collected our objects, we came back into the classroom to sort the objects into living, non-living and once living objects.


We know that all living things can:


Respire (Breathe)

Sensitivity (Using senses – taste, touch, see, hear and smell) 


Reproduce (Having babies)

Excretion (Go to the toilet) 

Nutrition (Eat and drink)

Look at the first letters of each of those words above. What do they spell out? 

We also found some interesting plants in the secret garden. Do you know the names of any of these plants? How can you find out the names of these plants?


PE in Pearl Class

This half term, we have been learning how to play rounders in PE. This is a game that has lots of rules so we started off practising our throwing and catching. The following week, we used bats to try and hit the ball. This week, we got a chance to set up mini games. Miss Varley was so impressed with the super team work we did and we loved playing the game. We can’t wait to play again next week!



As a school, we are working towards achieving the Silver PSQM (Primary Science Quality Mark) award. Miss Varley came in the classroom with a large blue box on wheels and this made us very excited. We had no idea what was going to be inside.

When we opened the box, we found that there were a set of microscopes for us to use.

  • What is a microscope?
  • What do we use them for?
  • How do we use them? 

We talked about how to use them carefully, making sure that our fingers weren’t covering the lens. We looked at how to move the lens up and down to be able to see the tiny details on objects.