Learning in Year 2

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Click here to read the Summer Curriculum statement, which gives more details about what children are learning this term

Visit To The Beach

On Tuesday 26th June Year 2 went to Southend beach! It was the most beautiful, sunny day and we loved paddling in the sea!

Year 2 Sports Day 2018!

Easter Egg Competition

This year we had the most amazing number of entries for our Easter Egg competition. The children were incredibly imaginative and creative and took such care with their entries. We were so very proud of all of them but the difficult job of choosing winners was left to Mrs Clifford.

Congratulations to everyone who took part. Happy Easter!

The Great Fire of London

On Thursday 22nd March and Friday 23rd March Year 2 visited London to learn more about The Great Fire of London. We started our journey at the Tower of London, near to where the fire started, and finished our walk at St Paul’s Cathedral, near to where the fire ended. It was hard to imagine that everywhere we walked had been on fire in 1666.

World Book Day

Wilbury’s very own World Book Day was truly magnificent (the best one yet-I might add!) and the Year 2 children had a simply awesome day. All children came to school wearing imaginative costumes and they were very excited to share their favourite book with friends. Throughout the day, children were treated to a Special Guest Reader who came to visit their class and read a special story to them. We absolutely loved listening to stories from other adults who work at Wilbury. Thank you to Ms Chopra, Mrs Zenonos, Mrs Clifford and all the other adults who took time out of their busy day to read with us. Also, we had the most marvellous Book and Tea Parties in our classrooms to celebrate reading. This is was inspired by a recent storytelling trip to Westminister Abbey that some lovely children went on. Our classrooms were decorated and there were some treats to be gobbled up whilst we enjoyed reading our books. We also met up with buddy class in Year 5: 5HB came to visit 2C to share a story together. To round up our wonderful day, KS1 showed off their brilliant costumes in our annual parade with a guest judge. It truly was a spectacular day filled with the joy of reading!

Science Lab

2C investigated the cross section of some fruit and vegetables to determine whether they have seeds or bulbs inside.

Year 2 Christmas Show

2H performed ‘Room on The Broom’ by Juila Donaldson.


This term in Maths lessons we have been learning to add, subtract and multiply and show how we have solved the problem.

For Addition we draw the Ten’s and One’s and then use these pictorial representations to help us find the answer.

For Multiplication we draw how many groups there are and how many are inside each group before counting in 2’s, 5’s or 10’s to find the answer.

For Subtraction we have be learning how to use an empty number line. First we partition the number we are taking away into Ten’s and One’s before jumping backwards on the number line to take away the ones first. We then jump back in Ten’s to find the solution.


Our Science topic this half term has been plants and growing. We have been increasing our scientific vocabulary and using this knowledge to sort plants in different ways. We also carried out an experiment to find out what plants must have in order to grow. We discovered if a plant is going to be healthy it needs sunshine and water.


Design & Technology

To support Black History Month we made dioramas of The British Hotel. This is where Mary Seacole cared for the soldiers hurt during the Crimean War by tending to their wounds and ensuring they had healthy food to eat.

Florence Nightingale

As part of our Autumn History Topic Florence Nightingale came to visit Year 2. She took us back in time and showed us what it was like to be soldiers in the Crimean War and the nurses who cared for them.