Welcome to Year 2's class page! Here you can find information about our classes, topics and curriculum.
Teacher: Miss Howes
TA: Mrs Salthouse
Teacher: Mr Harding
TA: Miss Stephenson & Miss Lee
In Year 2, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum to prepare our children for a life in modern Britain.
If you would like to view the curriculum map for the whole year, or for previous half term topics, click on the links below:
The Great Fire of London
During Spring 1, we have been learning all about the events that happened during The Great Fire of London in 1666. We have ordered the events in on a timeline, looked at different sources to find out information and developed our own enquiry questions we wanted to find out the answers to. We loved looking at different pieces of evidence and accounts of what happened that day.
Year 2 had a lovely visit from Mel from Dogs Trust this week. This was a great workshop about what Dogs Trust do at their centers and how they re-home dogs. It was also great to hear about what we should do to take care of dogs and what we should do if we see a dog we want to go near in public areas. We mostly enjoyed looking at real dead fleas and worms in test tubes as well as practicing how to pick up dog poo using plastic bags!
Last week we designed our own animal puppet linking to our topic this half term 'Pets'. We decided what animal we wanted to make and wrote down how we were going to make them. We then learnt a new skill- sewing! We found it quite tricky but tried our best. We then decorated our hand puppet with lots of materials like googly eyes, pipe cleaners, felt and feathers.
Year 2 have been on a trip to St Johns in Moston to look at how the church was decorated for Remembrance Day. The children noticed lots of poppy wreaths and cards displayed around the church and even noticed a Remembrance memorial plaque for all the soldiers from Moston who died in the war. The children learnt about the different coloured poppies and what happens during the playing of the Last Post. Miss Rowland brought her trumpet to church and played the Last Post whilst we pretended we were veterans putting the flag up and down.
Back in the classroom, Year 2 have been making clay poppies as part of our Remembrance topic. We looked at the 3D sculpture artist Paul Cummins and his work. We were very impressed with his ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ sculpture he created around the Tower of London. We rolled out clay and used cutters to help create our poppies. We wanted to make clay poppies just like his!