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Year 2 Trashion Show Is Stylish Success

31st March 2022

Year two put on an amazing Callover themed around saving the planet. Both Y2 classes came together to share some useful info on recycling and why it’s important for all of us to take a look and see what we can do to make a difference. There were amazing poems written in the shape of…

Solving Problems With Y2 Waste Hunt

27th January 2022

Year 2 students have been working on their observation and problem solving skills this week by going on a ‘Waste Hunt’. The toured the school looking at areas where there were problems including the staff room and KASBucks coffee shop and identified what the problems were. They then spent time thinking about how they could…

Footballs & Frisbees Teaching Students Responsibility

24th January 2022

Last week the playground shop arrived in Lower School. Conceptualised by Pupil Council, the idea of running a shop was created to address two issues -wanting more things to play with and finding a way to help children look after the resources they are given. Pupil Council designed their own bank notes (KAS Bucks) and…

Hatching Plans With Year 2

12th January 2022

Year 2 had some new names on the register last term; Brian and Wilder two newly hatched Frizzle Chicks. Students hatched the chicks in school, and they spent their first couple of months living in the Year 2 classroom. Teacher Natalie said: “The chicks joined us for circle time on the carpet where we made…

Head’s Blog – Considering What Matters in Lower School

16th November 2021

Now, more than ever before, it feels like time to pause and consider both what and how we teach in our schools. We have the responsibility and the privilege to ensure that each child’s school experience goes much deeper than their acquisition of facts and figures; to foster a real joy and understanding of the learning process and to equip them with the tools and strategies that will help…

Shaping words and communities with Year 2

28th January 2021

Our Year 2 students have been very busy working on their handwriting, vocabulary and playing with words as part of their topic of Communities. Teacher Kim said: “We have been talking about communities in Year 2 and having tremendous fun exploring our own communities and designing and making an ‘ideal’ community. This has manifested in Lego…

Getting brains buzzing with cross-curricular learning in Year 2

7th October 2020

Y2 students in Ilona’s class have been busy bees in this first half term. A project which started out with students looking at masks has led them all the way to our beehives. Students first looked at different sorts of mask and talked about the pros and cons of masks in different areas of life….

Top Trump Triumph for Year 2

5th May 2020

For their non-fiction inquiry writing task, the children in Year 2 are learning about natural habitats and the organisms that live within them. They used their non-fiction reading and writing skills to create Top Trumps cards all about living organisms.

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