Year 2 Blog

KS1’s Victorian Week

Welcome to KS1’s Victorian Week. Teachers is Victorian Times were very serious…. as you can see! This morning in addition to our run, we have completed some ‘drills’. This is what Victorian children would have done for PE. We have learnt all about what Victorian school life was like and are really excited for the […]

Animals and habitats

Year 2 have had a really fun day looking at different animal groups and world habitats. In pairs we chose a habitat that we wanted to learn more about, and have spent the day using laptops, book and fact sheets to research lots of information. Tomorrow we will be creating our own information posters!

Animal Man

Year 2 really enjoyed having the Animal Man (lady) in to visit on Friday. We were all really brave and touched/stroked/cuddled all of the animals.


As you are aware, parking around the school grounds can be problematic for our school community and the local residents.Today we received the attached, with information from the thelocal authority. They shared some details about a strategy that they are using involving an ANPR system. Hopefully this may help to alleviate some of the parking […]


In English, Year 2 have been learning about conjunctions and how to use them appropriately. Today we played a game where we had two short sentences in our groups, we had to decide which conjunction would make sense in them to turn it into a longer, better sentence.

Royal Britannia Launch Afternoon

Year 2 had lots of fun launching our new topic ‘Royal Britannia’! We got dressed in our best party clothes, watched the Queen’s coronation, celebrated with scones and jam, danced to our favourite songs, and even designed our own ‘crown jewels’! We can’t wait to learn more during this topic!

Year 2 Maths Marvels

Well done to our Maths Marvels who have been working really hard in Maths recently!

Presentation King and Queen

Well done to our new King and Queen this week – super neat presentation!  

West Midlands Safari Park

Year Two had a fabulous time on our trip to West Midlands Safari Park – if it wasn’t for the rain we would have thought we were in Africa! All of the animals came out to play and we were able to see them really close.

Healthy fruit kebabs

Year 2 have been learning about healthy eating and all of the different food groups and how they help us to grow. We made fruit kebabs and had lots of fun doing so!

Multiplication arrays with chocolate!

Year 2 have starting looking at multiplication this week, and what better way to start a new maths topic than with chocolate! We had lots of chocolate squares which we used to create lots of different arrays, and then we wrote down the multiplication sentence and the repeated addition.  

Live Marking!

We are seeing a really positive impact of our approach to giving the children feedback. Not only are they improving their ability to identify successful work, they are also developing their reasoning and evaluating skills by identifying mistakes, and why and how they were made. All of this is helping us to provide opportunities for […]

Painting Kenyan sunsets

Subtracting with counters

A great day for our Key Stage 1 gymnasts!

On Thursday afternoon, Mrs O’Neill accompanied 7 keen gymnasts from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 to a KS1 School Games competition held at Tribe Dance, Cheer and Fitness on Cromwell St. Luckily, the girls were well prepared in their gymnastics lessons by Nikki from Flyte gymnastics, who even came back into school on Wednesday […]

Money, money money!!

In out shape, space and measure lessons this week we have been thinking all about money. Year Two have loved having practical lessons and have shown such great knowledge already.

Presentation King and Queen

The crown and tiara have been handed over to a new King and Queen. Well done for super presentation and working really hard!

Spring Clubs!

Today the children will have brought home the letter with information about Spring Term Clubs! We have over 20 clubs on offer next term so get in there and sign up quick!   Please click on the link below for the letter itself (we know some get lost in book bags!) Spring Term Extra-Curricular Activities […]

Practical Maths Stars

We have been working on Place value in Year Two and lots of children have been working outside, we have really enjoyed looking for examples of tens and ones in the environment. Back in the classroom we have started using some new counters to help us expand numbers and support us when we add large […]

Clay pots

This week has been D & T week and we have been thinking about the skills needed to make clay pots. We have rolled, molded, decorated and painted clay. We had to really carefully put the clay pot together and think about a design. Once it was dry we took time to think about the […]

Our trip to the Space Center

Year Two had the most amazing day out at the Space Center. We enjoyed going to the top of the rocket and learning even more about Neil Armstrong. Take a look at our day ….  

Rangoli Patterns

Year Two have been learning all about the story of Diwali this week and we have created some lovely Rangoli patterns using coloured sand.

Cooking Club

It was our second week of cooking club this week and the children have started to really get to know all of the different equipment and how we measure out different things. Last week we made Oaty cookies which were delicious, and this week we had a go at making Cheese Scones! There was lots […]

Presentation King and Queen

We have our new Presentation King and Queen for this week! They have been chosen because of their consistently neat handwriting and presentation of all of their work! Well done guys!

A big thank you to the PTA for organising the KS1 craft event on Friday! It was a sticky, gluey mess and the children loved it! Well done!

Fractions and Pizza

Year 2 have done lots of work on fractions over the past couple of weeks, and what better way to learn about fractions than to do it with pizza!! The pizza toppings were placed in quarters and we had to work out how many slices we would need to feed the whole class! Yum!  

KS1 Fireworks!

KS1 had a lovely time last night watching the fireworks! They enjoyed their yummy hot dogs and juice too. A huge thank you to the PTA too for providing the food for this event.

Bear Grylls Week

In topic this week, Year 2 have been learning about the explorer Bear Grylls and how he survives in the wild. We have made shelters, tried ‘wild’ berries and mushrooms and eaten some bugs.

Feedback and Marking

Dear Parents and carers, The staff at Park Hill are constantly striving to improve teaching and learning for your child. This term, we have reassessed how we give feedback to the children, and after a lot of research, we have adopted a new approach.  We have moved away from mainly written marking and feedback in […]

Make your own playdough!

In Science, Year 2 are learning about different materials, and this week we have been looking at how materials move or can be moved. We knew that some materials cannot change shape, and some materials can. So we made playdough from scratch, and will use this not only for our next science lesson to investigate […]


This week Year 2 have been using different equipment to measure lots of different objects, such as books, chairs, quiet critters and even Maisie-May’s waist! We found out that we have to start on 0 when we are measuring and that we measure in centimetres. We all measured our height on the height charts outside our […]

So Silly!

In Science today, Year 2 were talking about different materials and why they were suitable for different things. Then we got onto talking about silly objects, like why you can’t have a chocolate teapot or a jelly chair. We made some paper wellies and poured water on them….. uhoh, Catherine’s feet got soaked! The children […]

Topic Week

Year 2 have enjoyed begging our topic, Explorers, this week. We have learnt about two very different explorers, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. In Maths, we have been recapping our knowledge of 2D shapes. We were all given a shape picture and we had to explain to our partner how to draw it, using only […]

Wow Writing!

I was so impressed with Tife’s explorer story this week! I love the different ways she begins her sentences and has made it sound super exciting! Well done Tife, a great start to Year 2 🙂

The WOW Bell!

Today Bobby was such a superstar and the first person to make the teacher ring the WOW Bell! This is a very special bell and it only rings when OUTSTANDING work is spotted. Bobby had listened to the example and then quietly completed his work on place value, he could talk to the teacher all […]

Welcome to a new school year!

What a great three days we have had in our first week of the new term. The teachers had some exciting training Monday and Tuesday, and we eagerly awaited Wednesday, when the children came. The term has started brilliantly, and we cannot wait for the year ahead!

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