A B C D E F G….

In Year 2 the children have one lesson of French each week. This is delivered by a teacher from St Thomas More. This half term the children have enjoyed learning the alphabet in French.


Florence Nightingale visits Year 2

This half term Year 2 have been learning about the life of Florence Nightingale. We borrowed artefacts from a local museum and the children enjoyed guessing what each object was and what it was used for.  We then had a great workshop with a local historian – That History Bloke.  He explained what life was…Continue Reading

Year 2 Beat the Lake!

Yesterday all of the children in Year 2 took part in a sponsored run at Saltwell Park. They were raising money for those less fortunate and donating the money received to charity.  All of the children persevered and completed the challenging 5 laps around the large lake! There was a large group of parents watching…Continue Reading

Florence Nightingale

This week, Year 2 had a visit from the fantastic ‘History Bloke’ – formally known as Richard Stevenson.  He provides history workshops to schools.  Our workshop was all about Florence Nightingale.  When he arrived, he was very surprised how much the children in Year 2 already knew about Florence – especially the fascinating facts we…Continue Reading

Exciting Science!

Our new science topic in Year 2 is ‘Living things’. Mrs Clarke was given a humongous tarantula skin, so they started their new topic off in style!  The skin came from a large tarantula called Hera. Initially the children were afraid, but after seeing Mrs Clarke and Mrs Jones being brave and handling the skin…Continue Reading

Writing letters

Last week the children in Year 2 were very excited because we were visited by one of Santa’s elves!  Mrs Gunby caught the elf on the school cameras and found a letter that it had left behind addressed to Year 2! The children wanted to interview Mrs Gunby to see what she knew about the…Continue Reading

Delicious Smoothies

As part of our literacy topic we have been looking at recipes and writing some of our own.  In our writing we have tried to include: numbered steps, bossy verbs, time connectives and adverbs.  To help the children understand the importance of these features we made our own smoothie.  This practical experience helped the children to…Continue Reading

How are we going to melt our Freddo?

As part of our science lessons, the children needed to explore how things change when they are heated. What better way to do this than to melt a chocolate Freddo?  They were asked to think of a place to put their Freddo, where it would melt quickly.  They split up into groups and discussed where…Continue Reading

Congratulations to our fabulous artists!

Congratulations Year 2 on receiving your Arts Award Discover certificates from Trinity College in London. The children worked on this award in the summer term of Year 1 and received the credit for taking part in art activities, finding out about artists and their work, and sharing personal experiences with others. Some wonderful work was…Continue Reading