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Year 2 Learning

Miss Halliwell

2.1 Penguin Class

Mrs Qureshi

2.2 Polar Bear Class
KS1 Phase Leader

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Mrs Peet – Synergise Assembly

Please see below Mrs Peet’s latest assembly…


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An Assembly for Year 6 and Key Worker Children

Please see below Mrs Peet’s assembly for Year 6 and key worker children…


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VE Day Assembly!

Please watch Mrs Peet’s VE Day Assembly!


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Quiz Number 4!

This weeks quiz is hosted by Mrs Stubbs! Please click on the videos and files below to take part.

Round 1 – Letters and Numbers

Round 2 – Picture Quiz (& answers)

Round 3 – The Missing Link


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BBC Bitesize

Access the new BBC Bitesize resources by clicking on the following link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize.

Regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects are available for children across the UK.

Specially made videos, quizzes, podcasts and worksheets will bring many subjects to life for children in Years 1 to 6.


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Camp Crafts

Are you a budding artist? The attached booklet contains 10 arts and craft activities which you might like to try at home this week.


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If you are looking for further worksheets or work booklets for your child to complete, then access Twinkl’s Home Learning

Packs by clicking on the following linkhttps://www.twinkl.co.uk/ . You can access these resources for free by creating an

account and using the offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS.


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Science Day

Queen Emma had a fantastic Science Day based upon the British Science Week theme of ‘Our Diverse Planet.’ Each year group’s learning was based upon a continent and the children had a day filled with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) based activities.
Year 1- Asia- First the children discussed how people around the world are diverse and how that makes them special. They then went into the hall and drew around each other, thinking about their diverse qualities and also what similarities they all share.
Year 2- Australasia- Year 2 pupils learnt about the importance of forests in Australia and the devastating affect that the recent bush fires had on the environment and animals that make the forests their habitat. They had to use their engineering skills to build a tree, in pairs, using 4 pieces of recycled paper. Plus they weren’t allowed to use any glue, paper clips, blue tac or sellotape! The children really had to use Habit 2, Begin with the end in mind and Habit 6, synergize.
Year 3- Europe- Pupils had to work really hard using the ipads to research animals native to Europe and design a hotel for them to stay in. They had to think about the features of their habitat and why the animals would want to stay in their hotel.
Year 4- North America- We all know that parts of America can have a hot climate, so Year 4 used their scientific knowledge to create the best insulated pot for a plant. They planted their seed and had a variety of materials in order to insulate their pot. Let’s hope some of them grow!
Year 5- Africa- Year 5 used their Maths skills to look closely at the mathematical properties of a variety of African flags. They also made habitat hotels for African insects, thinking about what they would like. Plus there are a lot of African insects to build a home for!
Year 6- Antarctica- The pupils in Year 6 had a full day of learning, looking closely at the polar regions. First they explored and experimented with iron fillings and magnets, relating to the magnetic poles of Earth. Then they carried out an experiment of how to insulate water in a bottle. They took the temperature of the water and decided which materials would be best to insulate the bottle. Then they created their insulated bottle and kept recording the temperature.
All the pupils had a fantastic day during British Science Week and some of the children’s costumes were amazing. Thank you ever so much for everyone’s hard work in order to make the day so successful.


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Fairy Tale Maps

We had a brilliant time making 3D fairy tale maps using all our knowledge that we had learnt. We had to make sure we included physical and human features along with a compass and a key. We think they look brilliant.

Our English unit is fantasy stories and we’ve used the story ‘Bubbles’ as a guide. You can find the video here;
To immerse ourselves in the story we went onto the playground with our own bubbles and went on our own fantasy adventure. We ended up in Pokemon land, sweetie world and met unicorns and fairies. Where would you go on your own fantasy adventure?


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Polar Bears have started off the New Year by going shopping! We have practised adding coins and notes to make a certain amount and also found different combinations to make the amount. We also synergized to solve reasoning questions about Money. We used Habit 3 and put First things First when sketching in Art. We first explored how to use the sketching pencils, before deciding which type to use to sketch the fire.


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A Christmouse Tale

On Wednesday, Year 2 and Year 6 were treated to a performance of A Christmouse Tale by Pendle Productions to support their work in their fairytale topics. Children enjoyed the cheery Christmas musical following the adventures of a lonely white mouse as he escapes the pet shop and tries to find his own way to the house where he was meant to have been a special gift.


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Year 2 had a great morning making healthy sandwiches, which linked into our English instruction writing unit and ‘Ready, Steady, Be Healthy’ topic. First we made our delicious, healthy sandwich, using our design to help us. They tasted delicious! Then we looked at different sandwich packaging and evaluated them. We designed our own packaging for our sandwich and made it from a 3D net. Finally we evaluated our product, thinking about what went well and what could’ve been even better.


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Journey Stories

In English Penguin class are learning all about journey stories and specifically ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers. To help the children with writing their own journey story they hot seated both the boy and the alien characters understanding what it may feel like to be stuck on the moon.


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The 7 Habits

Penguin Class have been learning how to use the 7 Habits in their daily life and learning at school. In Habit 3 ‘Put First Things First’ the class learnt about how you have your ‘big rocks’ in life (reading at home, doing homework, brushing your teeth) and then once they are completed you will have time for all the activities in life that you may want to do like playing on your iPad or going to a friend’s birthday party. To remind the children of Habit 3 they painted rocks to take home.


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Leader in Me

For the first 8 days of the Autumn term we have been introducing all the children to the 7 habits and our new whole school project: The Leader in Me.
Please see the link to our daily newsletters which introduced parents to each habit and our celebration day on Friday.
We are seeking to teach children that they are the leader of themselves and with the 7 habits they can become leaders of others.



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We were so excited to see the fire brigade coming to help up fill up our pond! Some of us even got to wear the fire fighter’s helmet and jacket! A great big thank you to the Cambridge fire service.


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Arts Festival

On Tuesday 2nd July, Queen Emma enjoyed an Arts Festival where all classes enjoyed a mix of art, English and musical activities. We had a great day (as you can see by the pictures below).

Nursery enjoyed a musical sessions with Rat-a-Tat and lots of outdoors activities. Reception and KS1 listened to local group Shake, Rattle and Roll who brought  a range of exciting musical instruments in. Year 1 also had an amazing morning working together to paint outside. Year 2 created some weird and wonderful magical potions and investigated ‘The Air we Breathe.’

KS2 enjoyed a musical performance from members of St John’s Choir. Year 3 also loved a recorder workshop and made beautiful natural clay faces. Year 4 decorated tiles with stunning Islamic patterns and Year 5 made origami to hang in school. Year 6 enjoyed a performance from The King’s Men at Queen Edith before making dreamcatchers.

Special thanks must go to volunteers from the community who came in to run some of the activities. It was greatly appreciated and the whole day was thoroughly enjoyed by all.


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KS1 Well-being Morning

As part of Well-being Wednesday in KS1, we have had a fantastic morning taking part in a variety of different sporting activities in order to look after our physical well-being. There were 6 different activities:


Obstacle course


Parachute games

Balancing a ball on a racquet

Right on target! Throwing bean bags to a target

Water relay


Well done KS1 on a fantastic morning. You worked really well as a team
Thank you to the Year 6 Sports Leaders and the staff who helped make the morning run smoothly.


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Penguin class got very messy exploring seeds during their science lesson. We learnt that all plants that have seeds are a fruit. Some fruits have internal seeds and others like strawberries have their seeds externally. We then planted some of these seeds. I wonder if any of them will grow in our country?


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Multiplication and Division

We have been learning about groups to help us to understand multiplication and division. First we made groups using objects like pasta and lollypop sticks, then we went to make the groups using house point counters in rows and columns to create arrays.

For example, 3 groups of 2 are 6. 2 groups of 3 are 6.
10 divided by 2, how many groups of 2 in 10?


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The year 2’s were busy mixing colours to create different values; lighter colours were tints and darker ones were hues. We then shared our work and discussed it using our new art vocabulary! Fabulous work year 2’s!


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Year 2 have spent a chilly lesson exploring ice. Things that we discovered and wanted answering were;

  • Ice can melt and turns slippery when handled. The warmth from our hands make the ice melt which turns the ice into water. This is a reversible change.
  • Ice shrinks when it melts.
  • Some of the ice was opaque and other pieces were transparent. Why is this?
  • Salt speeds up the melting process if put onto ice.
  • Some ice is bumpy and rough but it can also be smooth.


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Fire Dance

Penguin class have been busy creating a dance based upon fire. We came up with a variety of movements that represented a burning ember, to a roaring fire and then slowly the fire dying out. We have also listened to the classical piece of music titled ‘Ritual Fire Dance’by Manuel da Falla basing our movements upon the dynamics of the music. Finally we used paper flames to help us with our movements. We can’t wait to perform it to another class!


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Fairy Tale Maps

Penguin class have been exploring maps and will eventually make their own fairy tale map, relating to their topic of ‘Traditional Tales.’ The children looked at a variety of maps and discussed their similarities and differences. They also went on an epic journey on google maps, travelling all over the world and exploring far flung cities.


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Story Telling Afternoon

Year 2 invited parents and carers to come in for a story telling afternoon. There were lots of fun activities enjoyed.