Take a look at our newsletters to find out what we’ll be learning about this half term.
In Year 2 we cover a range of interesting and exciting topics which are:
Where We Live
The Great Fire of London
The children in Year 2 were invited to a multi-skills athletics morning at Whitehaven Academy. All of the children in year 2 took part and had a lovely morning. It was a nice way to end to the half term.
Florence Nightingale – Tullie House
The children in Year 2 visited the Tullie House Museum and met Florence Nightingale. They looked at a range of different artifacts and asked Florence lots of questions about her time in the Crimea and the changes that she made.
The Salvation Army
The children enjoyed their visit to the Salvation Army. They found out that it is a church and a charity. It was amazing how many similarities there was to the catholic faith.
The children in Year 1, 2 and 3 all worked together on a rosary day. They made rosary beads to help them pray and even made a rosary cake to help them remember each of the different parts.
The Great Fire of London
To start our ‘Great Fire of London’ topic the children have made bread. They thought about the different units of measurements that they used when weighing and measuring their ingredients. They found out lots of facts about the fire. We were very impressed with how good the bread tasted!
Position and Direction
The children have been learning all about position and direction. They have been practicing their left, right, quarter turn, half turn, full turn, anti-clockwise and clockwise. They had to guide each other around the grid, avoiding the road blocks and getting to the golden cone.
Our Class Pets – Stick Insects
The children in Year 2 found out in science what we need to live. This included air, shelter, food and water. We got our stick insect eggs and placed them in an appropriate shelter. After a couple of weeks the eggs had hatched! How excited we were! We have watched them grow and grow as part of our life cycle work.
Healthy Eating – Science
The children have been learning about what makes a healthy diet. As part of this they made vegetable soup and really enjoyed it!
Rudolph Salad – Design and Technology
In design and technology the children have been finding out about different salads. They have tried a range of different salads and evaluated which one they liked best and why. They then decided to make a salad that Rudolph would enjoy.
As part of our Whitehaven topic the Year 2 children went for a local walk. They looked at the physical and human features in Whitehaven and then compared them to Whitehaven beach in Australia.
Children across the school enjoyed the puppet show based on ‘The Good Samaritan.’
E Safety Day
The children in Year 2 found out how to be safe when using the internet. They wrote an acrostic poem and learned a song to help them remember the rules.
Even if the game looks amazing don’t download it without a grown up.
Some videos are not appropriate for children- always check the age.
Ask a grown up if you are not sure what you are playing.
Failure to follow the rules could lead to danger.
The internet is useful if you use it correctly.
You should never talk to strangers online!
By Year 2
Whitehaven Fire Station
The children in Year 2 visited Whitehaven Fire Station. They looked at modern day firefighting equipment compared to what was used in 1666, in the Great Fire of London. The girls were so happy when they found out that they could also be a fire fighter when they grew up!
The Road to Emmaus
The children in Year 2 journeyed around the local area thinking about the events of Holy Week. They listened to the story of Palm Sunday, The Last Supper, Good Friday, Easter, Doubting Thomas and the Miraculous Catch of Fish. They finished in the church where they had exposition of the sacred host.
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