Orienteering and Sculpture making at Saltwell Park

Year 2 visited Saltwell Park to develop their mapping and orienteering skills. The children worked in groups to follow a route – it was timed and the children had great fun competing against each other.

Whilst at the park, we took the opportunity to create sculptures using natural materials in the style of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist we have been studying in class.


Our Visit to Chiquitos

As part of our international learning, we had an  “international food tasting week” in school.  Year 2 were lucky enough to visit Chiquitos in the Metrocentre.  Jack and his team were very welcoming and made our visit to the Mexican restaurant an unforgettable experience!  They talked to the children about Mexican foods and the ingredients. …Continue Reading


Last week, Liz from Skipping School visited Year 2 to help us develop our skipping skills.  The children have been invited to take part in a Skipping Festival on July 10th.  Liz came to see us to help us practice and prepare. The children practiced a variety of challenges, such as:  Double Bounce, Speed Bounce,…Continue Reading

Rainbow Pizzas

As part of our science topic on keeping healthy, Year 2 used a range of healthy ingredients to make rainbow pizzas.  The pizzas turned out to be delicious and we all got to eat them – unfortunately there are no photos of us eating them because they didn’t last that long!Continue Reading

Bicycle Skills

Year 2 have been very lucky today, because Marcus, from Sustrans, visited us to help us develop our cycling skills.  The participating children were split into two groups and practiced their cycling skills.  Some children were extremely proud of themselves because in a 45 minute session they learned how to ride their bikes without stabilisers…Continue Reading

Money week in Year 2

Last week in Year 2 we enjoyed money week.  All of our maths lessons were money based, calculating pounds and pence.  We talked about notes and why we have them, rather than lots of small coins.  The children couldn’t believe how heavy £5 in small coins weighed.  We found it really interesting that the Bank…Continue Reading

Multi-skills at St. Thomas More

Eight lucky children got to visit St Thomas More for an after-school multi-skills event.  They competed against five other schools, whilst participating in a range of events.                                                              Continue Reading

Chinese New Year celebrations in Year 2

Year 2 enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig.  We watched videos of the celebrations taking place around the world. We also made lanterns so we could have our own celebration, as well as cooking and tasting a traditional Chinese dish – hot coconut milk with banana.                  …Continue Reading

Fairtrade Chocolate Stall

Last Friday, to celebrate the end of Fairtrade Fortnight, Corpus Christi had a chocolate stall! This year Fairtrade Fortnight focused on cocoa.  Farmers of this much loved product have seen prices fall to crisis levels in the last few years, making life incredibly difficult for cocoa farmers, There was a range of products on offer,…Continue Reading