Victorian Inventions

Year 2 has been continuing with their topic The Victorians. In English we have been writing expanded noun sentences and learning how to use a comma correctly. We used these skills to write poems collaboratively about famous Victorian inventions.We performed our poems in groups and hope to show it to the rest of the school on National Poetry day. We also took part in a toy workshop delivered by Kingston University. We thought carefully about what skills you need to be an inventor and made 3D toys out of everyday objects.

The Victorians

Year 2 has been learning about the Victorian workhouse. Last week, we made gruel and delicious modern porridge and then wrote instructions on how to make them. We have been learning about Oliver Twist who dared to ask for more food!! In case you want to make it at home, here is the recipe!

We have also been learning about Victorian schools. They were pretty cruel places to be. Here are some of the things we have been learning about, see if you know what they are used for.

Christmas Show Preparation!

The class have been very busy learning their lines for the Christmas pantomime. They have to learn 7 songs by heart and their own lines too. The rehearsals are going very well. We look forward to showing you the play in a few weeks! Here is a sneak preview of our costumes.

African Posters

Year 2 have been using the computers to do research about an African country of their choice. They formulated questions and then used the internet to find the answers. Later they used copy and paste to make their posters. Check these out:

Amazing African artwork!

Year 2 have been creating artwork based on the Kenyan artist Martin Bulinya. They are so good we have put them in the entrance to the school. Check them out next time you are walking by!

African setting descriptions

Year 2 have been learning about African markets. They tasted plantain crisps and thought about what they might see, hear, smell, taste and touch. Later they wrote setting descriptions. Have a look at some below, do they make you feel like you are in an African market?  

Welcome back!

Year 2 have had a great first couple of weeks back and have been getting busy with their new topics. The children have been learning about Africa and making African necklaces using different media. 

Check out our pictures below.


In Science, the children have been learning about plants. The children can now label the different parts of a plant and can think about where seeds come from and find ways of classifying them.