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9.5.18 Our Snail Investigation - What food do snails prefer?

We have been making Food Chains in Science.

Look at our lovely Easter Bonnets!

Professor Brainstorm

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On Tuesday 6th March, we were very lucky to have Professor Brainstorm (Scientist) come into our school to perform a 'Fantastic Forces Science Show'. He showed us some exciting experiments to do with forces and magnets, some of our Year 2 children were lucky enough to assist him with his experiments!

Making Slime

For Science week Year 2 carried out an experiment looking at solids and liquids. We added water and food colouring to cornflour and noticed the change in its state when being rough or gentle with it.


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The magic slime was solid to touch if we poked it hard or dropped something on it but if we were gentle and slow the slime turned into a liquid.


Linking to our class story 'Grace and Family' we have been researching Gambian crocodiles and creating fact files using purple mash.  

3D shapes.


We have been naming different 3D shapes, as well as identifying their properties.  We carried out investigations to find out which 3D shapes roll and stack on top of one another.  We found that shapes with corners did not roll and shapes with flat edges can be stacked. 

BIG Maths 

Every Friday we enjoy doing our "Big Maths: Beat that" challenges.

Spring Term Science

In Science this term our Topic is 'Healthy Me!'. We are learning about how we keep healthy. We have started our topic by thinking about what we do to keep healthy and the effect different exercise activities have on our bodies.

Spring Term PE

This term in PE Year 2 will continue to focus on Fundamental skills in Games which will be outside on Wednesday afternoons.

Gymnastics will continue to be in the hall on Friday afternoons. Our Gymnastics topic is Ball Tall Wall. We are focusing on body shape for rolls, travelling movements and jumps and putting these together into sequences.



We are practising our log rolls.

Jumping and travelling

Cliff McNish Visit


Cumwhinton School were very lucky to welcome, author of the Doomspell trilogy, Cliff McNish.


Some of our children bought some of his books and had them signed by the author himself!

Year Two Class Assembly


On Wednesday 15th November we held our first Year Two class assembly. The children were FANTASTIC!

Thank you to all parents who attended and here are some photos and a video of our wonderful performance.

Senses Search

To link with our "Made in Cumbria" topic, the children searched the school garden to think of ideas to inspire their writing. They looked for what they may see, hear, smell, touch and taste. 

Key Stage 1 Harvest Festival 

Year 2 were fantastic this year for our Harvest Festival. They performed a brilliant version of the Enormous Turnip!

Measuring Right Angles


We have been looking at right angles and then using our "Right Angle Finders" to investigate where we may find them in the classroom. 

The Enormous Turnip!


In year 2 we have been learning the story 'The enormous turnip' linking to our Harvest festival and focusing on the importance of sharing.  


We have created some fantastic acrostic poems about the enormous turnip as well as creating some turnip art and our own 'schoolmade' vegetable and turnip soup! 

Thank you for all of the money raised for Lepra, we loved our dance workshop with Year 1!

'Exciting Writing'


In year 2 we love our 'Exciting Writing' on a Thursday morning.  We work in groups to discuss and share ideas linking to our talk homework, this helps us to plan our writing.  We then start our 'Exciting Writing' with peaceful music and a candle to help get our creative juices flowing! 


In the Autumn Term in our Thursday outdoor PE lessons the children will be developing their throwing, catching,  hitting and dribbling skills through a range of different games activities. They will begin with learning to control a ball using a Unihoc Stick and learn rules to play simple games.  

In the hall (on Fridays) the children have begun our first Year 2 Gymnastics Unit - Points of Contact where they will be learning to balance on a number of points and develop sequences.

Sports Champions

Welcome to our Year 2 class page.


I hope you have had a lovely summer and are ready for an exciting year in Year 2 with Miss Collins, Miss Tarbit and Miss Mooney!



Our Autumn topic is 'Made in Cumbria'.

P.E - Wednesdays and Fridays 

Home work - Talk homework and Spellings, Monday for Thursday please,

                  - Maths homework, Thursday for Monday please,

                  - Reading every night.



We are a 'Nut Free' school, please can you ensure no nuts come into school through either snacks or packed lunches!