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Sycamore - Year 2

Welcome to Sycamore's class pagelaugh

Your teacher is: Ms Burton


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22.04.22 - At Forest School, we have enjoyed finding and identifying different minibeasts.

15.3.22 We have been reasoning using money

2.2.22 - We have been working on our drama skills

19.1.22 - We have been doing dance sequences in PE

7.1.22 - We have been mirroring each other in drama

On Friday 3rd December, 20 children from Year 2 had their first forest school session.yes

We had so much fun exploring the muddy forest, climbing trees and jumping from the treehouse.laugh We are looking forward to doing more outdoor learning at forest school in the future.smiley

We have been having so much fun in PE on Thursdays! We have been doing gymnastics. Today we were doing tuck jumps, forward rolls on benches, handstands and we practised our balancing.

Today in Literacy we went to the ‘Matrix’ – the Museum of Advanced Technological Realisation and Interactive Exchange. 

At the museum we tried out a new virtual reality exhibition about the Great Fire of London. We put on virtual reality helmets and was transported back to the sights and sounds of

First, we had to escape from our home, which was in danger of catching fire.

To escape we:

- Jumped out of bed because we heard people shouting "Fire! Fire!"

-Then we opened the window and climbed out.

- We balanced and walked sideways on the roof.

-Bravely, we looked ahead and jumped to the next roof.

-Carefully, we then climbed down the timbers to the street.

Once on the ground we decided to travel towards the River Thames in the hope of getting across.  On our way we were stopped in the street and and had to tackle the fire, using a human chain of buckets.

Later we tried to persuade the ferryman to take us across the river – but with no joy. nosad

Before returning to Matrix and the modern day we decided to head to higher ground to the north of the city boundary.

05.11.21 - Diwa Lamps

In Year 2, we had been learning about Hinduism. On 04.11.21, it was Diwali - 'The festival of lights' which is traditionally celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs. We enjoyed making and decorating diwa lamps this week to recognise this celebration. enlightened

Here's our Display for our Inferno topic

In Literacy, we have enjoyed reading the book Once Upon a Dragon's Fire by Beatrice Blue. For our topic display we created the cold, scared, lonely dragon and wrote sentences about how the dragon felt.

01.11.21 - Boxing Maths

Diversity Awareness Story - What a Wonderful World

October was Diversity Awareness Month at Elfrida.
In Sycamore class, we learned that we represent so many different cultures and countries. It was hard to choose 1 culture/country for our story so we chose a story that celebrates our differences and wonderful world instead. 🌍
We hope you enjoy! ☺️

20.10.21 - Tallying

15.10.21 - Traditional Dress Day

In the afternoon we enjoyed trying to learn dances from around the world.

10.10.21 - Boxing Maths

PE - Forward Roll (30.09.21)

In PE we have been doing gymnastics with Coach Charles. We have been travelling around the room in different ways and learning how to do log rolls and forward rolls. smiley

RE - Hindu gods and goddesses (26.09.21)

In RE we have been learning about Hindusim.

We have learnt that followers of Hinduism are called Hindus and that Hinduism was founded in India.

Hindus believe in 1 God/supreme spirit, Brahman, but have many gods and goddesses to represent his different characteristics. We know that the difference between gods and goddesses is that gods are male and goddesses are female.

We enjoyed playing a matching game in partners, matching the Hindu gods and goddesses to their name.

We've been learning about materials in Science

Science - Materials - Making Rubbings (22.09.21)

In Science, our topic has been Materials. We have been recapping the different types of materials, identifying what materials objects are made from and we have been learning about the properties of materials.

The words that we use to describe materials is called its properties.

Some properties of materials are:











We went outside to find objects of different textures so that we could make rubbings.

It was so much fun! laugh

In Miss B's Maths group, we had a great time working in partners playing a doubling game. We all worked together really well. yes

Making Numbers using Dienes (15.09.21)

This week in Sycamore class we enjoyed learning about place value and making 2 digit numbers using the dienes. We learnt about 10s and 1s and some us were able to partition the numbers into its 10s and 1s. laugh

Our topic this term will be Inferno! 🔥

In Autumn 1, we will be focusing on fire-breathing dragons through the text Once Upon a Dragon's Fire, by Beatrice Blue.

Welcome to Year 2 and our Sycamore class page! We are really looking forward to getting to know you and teaching you lots of interesting and fun things this year! Let's make this the best year yet 

Important information for children returning in September:


On Thursday 2nd September children will be returning to school.



The gates on Elfrida crescent  will open at 8.45am and your child can come to school anytime between 8.45 and 9am using the yr 2/3/4 gate.  We are asking parents to stay outside school each morning.

Gates will be locked at 9am and you will need to bring your child to the main office to have them booked in.


Parents and carers of Yr  2:

parents will be allowed in at 3.10pm. The children will be ready for collection at 3.15pm.

Parents will be allowed onto the school site to collect their children from the yr 1/2 playground.

Parents will be allowed to walk through the playgrounds to collect children from other year groups once on site.


Staff and sign posts will be present to navigate you to the correct playgrounds.


See you in September!