East Grinstead, West Sussex

Class 2

        Welcome to Year 2


End of Year

Thank You!

The whole team wanted to pass on a huge thank you for all of your kind messages, wishes and presents.  It has truly been a pleasure to teach your children this year and watch them grow and develop in confidence and maturity, as well as see the progress they have made with their academic learning.  We are immensely proud of them!

Have a fantastic Summer and we look forward to seeing them wave at the door of the year 4 classroom on their way out to play next term.

In our work on habitats we have been looking at what type of habitat woodlice like.

Do plants eat? We set up an experiment to see if the flowers could absorb colour as 'food'.

Sports Day!

Salt Crystals

If you would like to carry on growing your salt crystals at home, then follow these instructions written by class 2.


1 Pour some hot water into a beaker.

2 Add some salt into the water.

3 Stir the salt solution slowly and carefully.

4 Keep adding salt and stirring until you see salt at the bottom.  This means you have a saturated salt solution.

5 Take your pipe cleaner with a shape at one end and a hook at the other.

6 Hang the pipe cleaner on a pencil balanced across the top of the beaker.

7 Wait, watch and enjoy!

Nest Cam Update

A quick update on the nest cam.  Our great tit has been back a lot.  She's now concentrating on lining the nest with feathers.  It's looking pretty cosy in there.  I don't think it will be long...

Nest cam 2

Inspired by our class book, The Snail and the Whale, we decided to look at some polar adaptions and make volcanoes.

How do penguins keep their feathers dry?

We even learnt to walk like a penguin

After some discussion we thought that they shouldn't put the coat on the snowman because that would make him warm and melt him. We thought this because we know our coats keep us warm.

But after doing the experiment, we now know that the coat kept the ice cold. It is an insulator that stops the heat from moving.

We all enjoyed making volcanoes. After some discussion we thought we could make them go higher by making the hole smaller. It worked!

The tadpoles have arrived and we are following their metamorphosis in our Tadpole Diaries

Examples of home-schooling work!

Today was the paperchain challenge! We had a lot of fun and did a lot of learning buying everything we needed and working as a team to make the longest paperchain.

We have been learning all about our hearts including what they do and how to look after them. Thank you to Mr Stone for providing us with the real thing.

Gold and Values 11.12.20

Congratulations to our Gold winners, Phoebe and Daisy, and also Aimee as our values champion this week. Great job everyone!

Gold and Values 04.12.20

Congratulations to our Gold winners, Lily and Daniel. Also well done to Rory for being our values champion by showing love during the paper chain challenge.

Gold and Values 27.11.20

Well done to our Gold winners Mia G and Inayah- certificates below. Also when done to our Values winner Poppy for showing service!

Gold and Values 20.11.20

Congratulations to our Gold winners who are shown below and Phoebe for being our values champion this week. Phoebe has been showing lots of service by always helping to tidy up!

Gold and Values 13.11.20

Congratulations to our values award winner,Lailah, for showing service by being kind and helpful this week and Jack and Mia for their Gold awards.

We enjoyed making our poppies this week and thinking about how important it is that we are all kind to each other and get along together.

Gold and Values Awards

Congratulations to our Gold winners below and Luisa, our values champion, who was a very kind friend this week!

We enjoyed making our harvest crumbles. The whole school smelt delicious!

Gold and Values Champions 9.10.20

Congratulations to Darcey for gaining the values award by showing service in class. Well done also to Rory and James whose Gold awards are below.

Does washing our hands really get rid of germs?

Yes it does.

Gold and Values 2.10.20

Congratulations to Oscar and Minerva on achieving Gold this week- certificates below. Also well done to Mia for achieving the values award for being kind and patient with her peers.

Gold 2.10.20

What does a coronavirus look like?

To play this game you need two dice and a different coloured pencil for each player.

To have your turn you roll the two dice and make a two digit number.  You can choose which way round the digits go. For example if you roll a 2 and a 5 you could make 25 or 52.  Once you have decided on your number you mark it on the number line and write the number next to it.

The next person takes their turn and does the same.

The aim of the game is to get three marks in a row without someone else writing a number inbetween yours.

When talking about the numbers you can use the stem sentence we use in class. Eg I have 2 tens and 5 ones my number is 25.  

This is a great little game for helping the children become more familiar with where the numbers are on the number line and how they relate to each other.

Gold and Values 18.09.20

Congratulations to Jack G for his values award for showing a great depth of understanding and taking responsibility for his learning. Also well done to Emerald-May and Jack H for their Gold awards.

Gold and Values

Congratulations to Mia G for getting the values award. Mia has been kind and helpful all week.

Congratulations Harry and Jessica for your Gold awards!

We had a lot of fun describing our potions

Look at how much Maths we've remembered

Class 2 Meet the Teacher

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