Ireland Wood Primary School
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Pupils  »  Year 2  »  Autumn

Design Technology

Year 2 have made moving Christmas cards. They carefully designed a Christmas scene and a separate moving part. They were very proud of their creative talents.

Spellings in year 2!
Music - Singing

Every week KS1 sing together with Mrs Tilley. We sing as a group and learn lyrics to familiar songs. We also learn about the different elements of music including, pitch, rhythm and texture. We also incorporate makaton into songs making it inclusive to all.


Today we learnt about the physical and human features of Geography. We sorted different features. Some of us found "farm" tricky. We decided that because humans had changed the land to grow and harvest plants it must be a human feature.

Maths - Money

We have been learning all about money. We know the value of coins and notes and today we used money to buy various objects. We had a fun!

Dragon Art

Today, we used repeating patterns to collage a dragon. We thought carefully about our pattern and what the scales on a dragon might look like.

Dragon Disturbance! CCTV Footage
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Dragon Disturbance!

Year 2 came in from lunchtime today to a bit of a shock. The whole classroom had been turned upside down and there was rubble and ash everywhere! What had happened? Luckily, Mr Rushfirth and Mr Rawsthorne had some CCTV footage of the dragon flying around and breathing fire everywhere. We found three clues on burnt pieces of paper: 'castle', 'Victoria' and 'sorry for the mess'. We have lots of questions to ask the dragon and we're now plotting to go on a dragon hunt to find it!!

Column Addition

Today we used Base 10 to add. We enjoyed exploring how column addition works.

What did a Page do in a Medieval Castle?

On Wednesday our classroom was transformed into a castle and we discovered just what role a Page had in a medieval castle. As you can see, we enjoyed ourselves.


Today we investigated the properties of materials and decided which material was the best to build a castle with and which material would make the most effective armour.

Sentence Types

Today Year 2 learnt about four different sentence types. They sorted a variety of sentences into statements, commands, question and exclamation sentences.


We are fortunate in Year 2 to have weekly singing lessons with Mrs Smith. We are taught about pitch, rhythm and how to accompany songs with instruments.

Once upon a Time . . .

We have been learning all about Castles. We know about the parts of a castle. We had an exciting time using Google Earth and an Atlas to find the location of Skipton Castle. Did you know that in medieval times children learning to be Knight were taught to write? We hope you like our writing.

Roald Dahl Day

We had an exciting day dressing up as Roald Dahl characters. We invented our own creatures for a new book. We used conjunctions and exciting adjectives to describe our character.

Place Value

Maths is fun!

Welcome to Year 2!.

We are looking forward to an exciting year. This term our topic is "Once upon a Time". We are learning all about Castles and we have already visited Skipton Castle.

In Maths we are developing our Place Value skills as well as addition and subtraction. In English we will be writing all about what a Page's responsibilities were before he/she can become a Knight.

In Geography we will be using maps to find the best defensive sites for a castle and in History we will be exploring the  features of a castle.
Skipton Castle

We had a wonderful time exploring Skipton Castle. Did you know that Lady Anne Clifford planted the Yew tree in the Courtyard. We also visited the dungeon!