In Year 2 the class teachers are Mrs Davidson and Mrs Murphy. The HLTA is Mrs O’Neill and our STA is Mrs Newall. Year 2 are a super team and always try to help each other following our school mission statement ‘We grow and learn in the footsteps of Jesus’!
In Year 2 we cover a range of interesting and exciting topics which are:
Where We Live
The Great Fire of London
Science – Observational Drawings
The Year 2 children has a wonderful time doing some observational drawings in science. They really looked carefully at the different parts of the plants.
Jesus on the Seashore
We read the Bible story of Jesus visiting the disciples on the seashore. Then we acted it out in small groups. The children really understood how the disciples would have felt when they saw Jesus and cam up with some great questions for them.
In history we have been learning about Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell. We researched these nurses in books and the internet to see if we could find any similarities and differences between a modern day nurse and a nurse from the past. We were quite shocked that in Victorian times nurses were believed to be lazy and dirty.
Science – Healthy Eating
The children have been learning all about keeping healthy through science and ‘One Decision’. They decided to make a healthy option – fruit kebabs (although some did sneak on a few marshmallows too!). They did look delicious!
In maths we have been doing LOTS of counting. Counting in 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. We have been using concrete equipment to help us. We are getting really good at knowing how many tens and how many ones are in a number.
The children in Year 2 have been learning about the faith of Judaism. We found out about shabbat. The children designed a challah cover and then we had challah bread and grape juice. We talked about the blessings that happen during shabbat.
The children in Year 2 have been learning about Reggae music. They have been finding out about tempo. Great fun was had by all when we got out the glockenspiels.
The Feast of St Joseph
The children made a white lily as part of the feast day of St Joseph. The lilies symbolize integrity and indicate that Saint Joseph was the earthly spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose purity is represented by the white lily. Three flowers are used to represent the Blessed Trinity.
We have been learning all about plants in Year 2. The children have found out about bulbs and seeds. We planted fresia bulbs and made grass heads. We have also completed 2 experiments. One to see which are the best conditions for seeds to grow and one to see if temperature has an impact on growth. We hope our mini green houses help!