17 September 2020
Year 2 Sapphires have begun investigating materials in Science. This week we have been out on a walk to explore the roads close to Dolphin School, and to observe and record which materials have been used to make different things. We found plastic, wood, glass, brick, concrete and several types of metal. We discussed why…
18 June 2020
Year 2 Sapphires have been learning about the seaside in Geography this half the term. As part of this, we have done some work on lighthouses and the famous heroine Grace Darling. She rescued a group of people by boat in 1838 when she had spotted a problem with their ship from her home –…
11 June 2020
Year 2 have been working hard on learning their times tables. This week, they were asked to chose a times table that they find difficult and create a poster to help them learn it. Miss Malcolm and Miss Valori were very impressed by their creations!
11 June 2020
In Science last week, Year 2 went on a tree hunt. They were investigating deciduous and evergreen trees, they collected leaves to help them identify different types of tree!
7 May 2020
As part of their Science topic, Year 2 have been doing a hands-on experiment with celery and flowers this week. They made predictions about what would happen if they placed the celery in coloured water and then carried out the experiment over a number of days. Take a look at some of these exotic and…
12 March 2020
Great excitement has been flowing through the corridors of the Lower School. Ten chicken eggs were dispatched for hatching into Year 2’s welcoming hands. Within 48 hours four chicks had successfully pecked their way through their shells followed closely by the rest. Year 2 have learnt how to care for a chick through feeding, watering,…
27 February 2020
Year 2 Sapphires have begun their geography unit ‘Magical Mapping’. We ventured out to explore the local area and complete our own map. We used compasses to work out how to describe the locations of different landmarks – Wandsworth Common and Clapham Junction.
13 February 2020
This week Year 2 were visited by Florence Nightingale. Miss Nightingale was very impressed by the children’s courteous manners. Year 2 now know about the symptoms of cholera, tuberculosis and typhoid. They went back in time and recreated Scutari Hospital which was in quite a state! The nurses did a fantastic job of caring for…
21 November 2019
Earlier this week, Year 2 became the UK’s scientists of the future to determine how we could use both existing and new materials in tomorrow’s world. Led by Vivien, from the world renowned National Physical Laboratory, the children learnt the many different properties of materials and what they could be used for in everyday life….
14 November 2019
Diwrnod da!” Who knew Mr Hinton could speak some Welsh? Certainly not Year 2! Mr Hinton went on to explain some interesting facts about his home country and heritage. Following Wales’ great success in this year’s World Cup, Mr Hinton shared the country’s passion for its national sport. The children became nearly as excited as…