Cowley Hill Primary School

Learning for tomorrow everyday

Winstre Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5DP

020 8953 2218

Year 2

This term the children have been busy learning and discovering lots of new things!

In English the children have identified the features of a non-chronological report and then applied these when they have written their own ones about Roald Dahl.  They have also read the story of The Great Kapoc Tree and following this, wrote a persuasive letter to the woodcutter.  One of the things they have been working on is using different sentence openers to interest the reader.


In Maths we have been developing our understanding of how to balance an equation.  The children have used a variety of methods to solve a given calculation.  They have also learnt how to add and subtract two 2 digit numbers by regrouping.  Another focus was to order lengths of time with different units, as well telling the time to 5 minutes.


In Science we have been learning about plants and how they grow.  We have investigated the different conditions needed for plants to grow healthily. The children have also learnt how to make their experiment a fair test.


In Computing the children have learnt how to log on to the laptops, using their new usernames and passwords.  They know how to assess the internet and to research a variety of topics using key words and phrases.