St Pius X Catholic Primary School

'Restore all things in Christ'

01229 828406

Schneider Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 4AA

Welcome to Year 2

Autumn 2

This half term we have been very busy! We have been learning all about The Great Fire of London. We created a time line and then wrote our very own newspaper report from 1666. We also researched, designed and made our very own Tudor House. We then turned this into a replica of Pudding Lane. The fire brigade came in and explained to us all about the differences in equipment from 1666 to now, they even let us try some of their hose pipes!! 


While the fire brigade were visiting they burnt down our replica of Puddling Lane! We really enjoyed this and couldn't believe how fast fire could spread! 

Autumn 1

Year 2 have settled in very well this half term! We are enjoying being in our new classroom and are enjoying our new topic. This half term we have spent lots of time looking at Florence Nightingale. We have spent some time looking at where she worked on a map and how she traveled to the hospital she worked in. We also used pastels and wax crayons to create a piece of art work in the style of Bernard Hoyes.

This half term we have also taken part in a sponsored run. Lots of us also attended a whole school welcome mass on Sunday 29th September. 

Summer 2 2019

This was a very busy term! We tried our hand at making clay models and got messy for the afternoon.
We also had some new visitors in our classroom - our caterpillars!. We read the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, wrote our own version and watched our caterpillars go through their lifecycle and turning into beautiful butterflies. When they were ready, we released them on the school field and off they flew to their new lives. We all waved them ‘Bye, Bye!’

For our school trip, we had a visit to Greenlands Farm, which was amazing.We had great fun meeting all the animals.

What a lovely end to the year!

Summer 1 2019

Here we are having fun with pastels. We have been learning about The Great Fire of London in History and we experimented creating the flames by layering and blending the pastels. This term we also had our SATs and did brilliantly. Mr McGoldrick bought us all a treat - a McFlurry, donut or apple pie from McDonalds!

Spring 2 2019

This half term we have been creating Roald Dahl's Enormous Crocodile. He looks amazing! We have been learning about airships with the Sankey Project and showing what good artists we are in Year 2. On Science Day, we learnt about tunnels, liquids and fabulous fruits!

Also, we have been preparing for our SATs and working hard on our Maths and English.

Spring 1 2019

Another really busy half term in Year 2!

We have been reading ‘The Magic Finger’ by Roald Dahl and have found it very funny that the ducks took revenge on the humans and lived in their cosy house, while the humans had to build a nest in a tree to shelter in during a massive storm!

We have enjoyed doing dance in P.E. and also some yoga. We found it very relaxing. Another exciting project for Year 2 and Year 5 has started and we have had workshops with Sue, Christine and Alex to learn all about the history of postcards through ‘The Sankey Project’.

We have been learning about money in Maths and the pictures show us making our big shop and buying and selling things. We had to find the right money and also give change sometimes.

Have a lovely half term break!

Autumn 2018

It's lovely to be back and Year 2 have made a brilliant start and settled in quickly. In Literacy, we have been reading 'The Rainbow Fish' and retelling the story. The children are making their own Rainbow Fish for our reading area - they will look amazing! in Maths we have been practising our addition skills and number formation. In History, we are learning about Florence Nightingale and why we remember her still today. We will be making lamps like Florence's very soon.