Mrs Sandhu

2 Partridge

Welcome to Life at KPS for Year 2

Mrs Sandhu and Mrs Morgan warmly welcome you to Year 2.

The aim of this page is to highlight some of the fantastic learning that has been happening in Year 2, this page will be updated monthly, with photographs and information about the learning we have completed during the month.

We hope you enjoy looking through these updates and do discuss your child’s learning with them to celebrate their success. We look forward to any suggestions you may have to make your child’s learning a pleasant experience.

Mrs Morgan

2 Sparrow

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May 2021


Our DT topic is Sculpture. We are looking at the work of an American artist called Chris Gryder who uses clay to make tiles. We discussed his work wondering how he may have created it. We then spent some time exploring clay and developing Chris Gryder’s clay techniques. It fun getting our hands dirty as we rolled clay using our hands and rolling pins. We made pinch pots and created our own slip which we used to add on some reliefs on our clay. We even used clay tools to score designs and made impressions. We can’t wait for the next DT lesson.


This term we have begun to read the book Dear Greenpeace which is related to the Khalsa Cares topic. They have had the chance to predict what could be happening in the story aswell as make inferences by using the pictures as a guide. We have looked at Greenpeace as an organisation and discussed what they stand for in the world. The children have written command sentences using imperial verbs (bossy verbs) in preparation for writing instructions later in the term. This will help them to write about how we as a  community should help the environment, for e.g. reducing waste.


The children have been using concrete resources to solve addition and subtraction problems. They are beginning to apply the ‘Make ten’ strategy to add or take away ones to 2-digit numbers. The children have had to draw on their previous knowledge of number bonds to help solve the equations. Resources such as the Numicon, dienes and ones have helped to visualise the partitioning of a 2-digit number. They have even had the opportunity to further apply the ‘make ten’ strategy when regrouping is required to add a 2-digit number to a 2-digit number.


I have been very proud of the attitude of the students this term as some music restrictions are still in place.

Year 2 children have been learning about pitch and how to follow a simple step by step graphic score, related to pitch, using chime bars.

They are beginning to understand that the smaller the musical instrument, the higher the pitch.

Each child has two or three chimebars so they have to select when it’s their turn to play a particular note. This helps them to internalise rhythms and pulse.


This month in PE we have been practicing a range of athletics events.  Children have learnt various sports such as the Javelin, Short distance sprint and the Relay race.

Children have learnt the importance of pacing themselves when running longer distances and the correct technique to throwing a javelin.

We plan to continue practicing more athletics events such as the Long jump and Standing high jump after the May half term.


This month in PSHE we have been exploring relationships within our families and friends. We shared our thoughts on the kinds of touches we like such as hugs and those we dislike such as pulls or pushes. We also learned that conflicts or fall outs do take place within relationships. To help us learn about mending relationships, we discussed what it means to be in someone else’s shoe. This helped us to generate words we may use to mend our friendships. National Mental health awareness week was fun as we enjoyed connecting with new friends, nature, being active and talking about our feelings.


This month we looked at the topic Community and belonging. We discussed how it feels like to belong to something such as a football team, dance group or a school. We explored this question; Do you feel like you belong to your class? How do you know? We had interesting responses where children gave heart-warming reasons about how they know they belong to our respective classes. We also looked at the power of belonging within the Muslims community and how we think it feels like to pray together at the Mosque.