Bath Street
Coventry, CV1 5GU
West Midlands


Year 2 Blog

Welcome to the year two blog page, which will be updated regularly so that you can keep updated with what's been happening school side.


Monday 20th November 2017

Year 2 have carried on being Street Detectives this afternoon but this time they have been investigating the properties of different materials. They had a close look at lots of different building materials, thought about the properties and even started to wonder why certain materials are used for particular parts of buildings. 

Friday 17th November 2017 

Year 2 have been supporting Children in Need by wearing something spotty. Thank you to everyone who contributed to a brilliant cause! 

Thursday 16th November 2017 

This week Year 2 have been absolutely fascinated by some photos we found online. A photographer called Nick Stone has merged old photos of Hillfields with new ones and we couldn't believe our eyes. The photographs have been so useful in helping the children on their journey as Street Detectives; they have helped them to imagine what life would have been like in the past. 

Thursday 9th November 2017 

Today Year 2 had a visit from West Midlands Police. The Police Officers came in to talk to the children about how Hillfields has changed over the last 10 years. The children pre-prepared questions to ask and enjoyed finding out the answers.

Thursday 2nd November 2017 

Today Year 2 have been turned into Street Detectives! We went for a walk around the local area and kept our eyes peeled for clues to the past. We saw lots of interesting new and old buildings. 

Thursday 2nd November 2017

We are trying something new! We have set some homework through Education City. You need to log in using your user name and password given out at Progress Day and then have a go at completing the activity we have set called 'Cracking Contractions.' We have focused on contractions this week at school and it will help the children to consolidate their learning! Good luck! 

Miss Ellis and Mr Broomfield 

Tuesday 31st October 2017 

We have started reading a new book in English called 'The Magic Finger.' So far we have found out that the main character has very strong feelings about hunting. We decided to find out more about fox hunting so we used the iPads to research the topic. We looked on the BBC Newsround website and found out arguments for and against fox hunting. Tomorrow we are going to have a class debate to help our understanding further. 

Monday 9th October 2017

Year 2 have had a very busy afternoon! We have been using 'Google Expeditions' to explore different places related to our topic. We had a look round a castle and enjoyed identifying all the different parts. 

Monday 2nd October 2017

This week Year 2 were set a Design and Technology challenge based on their topic 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets!' They had to make a marshmallow and spaghetti bridge that could stand over a 30cm gap. The children had to think about how they could make their bridges more stable. We spent some time looking at famous bridges from around the world and we discussed the different shapes we could see in the bridges. We saw lots of triangles and squares which gave some of the children inspiration for their own bridges!