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Finding out about the 1960s in Year 2

Friday 18th January | 6 comments

This week we have been finding out all about the 1960s.

We looked at some objects and tried to work out what they were used for and what we use now instead. We then wrote some fact sentences to explain what we had learned.

We also found out lots of information about televisions in the 1960s. The children were amazed that there were only 2 channels and no remote controls!

This morning, we welcomed our visitors Pam and Martin (Mrs Loveridge’s mum and dad), who came to talk about their experiences of the 1960s. The children listened really well and asked some excellent questions.

We found out that in the 1960s many children walked to school on their own and that there were punishments if you were late or naughty! We also found out that school dinners were disgusting! We looked at some pictures of the desks and blackboards that were used.

The children really enjoyed listening to The Beatles on the record player and we all joined in with The Twist. Martin told us all about holidays to the seaside and Pam told us about the fashions and hairstyles she wore.

In maths this week, we have been continuing our work on division. Children have used maths stories to help them to understand division as sharing and grouping. For example:

Holly has 20 sweets. 

She shares them equally between 5 plates.

How many are there on each plate?


Harry has 10 counters.

He puts them into groups of 2.

How many groups are there?


Have a go at some at home…

We have also been looking at multiplication and division fact families.

You could use this activity to help create the 4 number sentences:

Choose either 2, 3, 5 or 10 in the Times by box:


We have been investigating materials in our science lessons and thinking about their suitability. We have carried out two practical investigations to help us select the best material for a specific purpose.

2LO were finding out which was the best material to make curtains for a bedroom. They needed to block out as much light as possible. They tested four different fabrics and all found that felt was the best.

2LA were testing which material would be the best to patch up an umbrella. They used pipettes and made the test fair by only changing the fabric each time. They found that plastic was the best material as it didn’t let any water through.

Reminders for next week:

Please come along to our evening meeting for parents on Wednesday 23rd January at 5:30pm. We will be explaining end of Year 2 assessment and SATs.

On Thursday 24th January, the children are taking part in an all day drama, poetry and performance workshop. You are invited to attend our final performance at 2:40pm in the Infant Hall.

6 responses to “Finding out about the 1960s in Year 2”

  1. Christine says:

    Isla was super excited about meeting Mrs Loveridge’s parents who, “were alive in the 60’s and are still ALIVE NOW!!!”

  2. Lisa says:

    James really liked this week as history is his favourite subject right now.

  3. Mairi Beaton says:

    So Finnan was telling me he was doing ‘the floss’ in class, I’m thinking he meant the twist!

  4. Sally Lightfoot says:

    The boys were so excited about the visit from mrs loveridges mum and dad. They loved learining about the 1960s.

  5. Davina-Jenna’s Mum says:

    What another great week you’ve all had Year 2! Well done for the super learning and interest!! Note to Mr. Harris- you’re only as old as you feel! Have a lovely weekend all!

  6. Netti Cairns says:

    What an exciting week! Having great fun chatting about the 60’s with Molly.

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