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Success for All within a Christ Centred Community

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Year Two

Reading Time - Year 2

Year Two had great fun at the Spring disco this week! We enjoyed hot dogs, sweets and danced until our feet hurt. What a great time we had!

Science week in year 2! 


We enjoyed investigating bulbs and seeds.

Year Two had great fun on World Book Day!

Toys, Toys Toys, 


As part of our English Topic, year 2 had great fun bringing in their favourite toys. We thought of lovely describing sentences and we wrote all about why we love it so much. Our writing is coming on beautifully and we are brilliant at using different connectives. 



Today, in PSHE lesson, we worked cooperatively in groups to create imaginary birds for our 'Dreams and Goals Garden'. 



Year 2 were exploring if materials can change shape. We tried to twist, squash, bend and stretch different materials such as plasticine, rubber bands, metal and stone.



Today in PSHE we worked as a team to build the tallest tower out of bricks. We only had a few minutes to do this and we found that working together is not always easy. You need patience and resilience. 

English - Dragon Visit 


Today we could not believe our eyes. There were huge, white footprints on the classroom floor and a strange nest with a massive egg. How exciting! We were so shocked that we decided to inform Mrs Evans nd Mr Gouldbourne. They were amazed when they saw what had happened.

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Year 2  Design Technology


Year 2 have been studying puppets in their design technology lessons. We have practised  cutting skills, designing skills and sewing skills. We created our very own owl finger puppet. 



Wow, what a show! KS1 did 2 amazing performances today for our parents. Well done to all the children, we are very proud of you! Thank you to all the adults who came to watch, we hope you enjoyed it. We are all now feeling very festive.



Santa Dash 


Year 2 had great fun raising money for charity  by completing our yearly 'Santa Dash'. 

Science - Food Chains 


Year 2 worked hard in their science lessons this week. We looked at food chains within different habitats. 

Recycling Assembly


A big thank you to Rachel for coming in and talking to us about recycling and global warming. We know that, in order to keep our planet healthy, we need to recycle plastic, paper and glass.

Anti-bullying Week 


We celebrated anti-bullying week in year 2. We discussed what bullying is, how it makes you feel and what to do about it. We wore odd socks, had a special assembly, created posters and role played situations which could be classed as bullying, in our PSHE lessons. 





Cutting Skills 


During our DT topic, we have been practicing our cuting skills. We know how to stay safe with scissors and worked really hard to stay on the lines, look at that concentration.

Animal Visit


As part of our science topic 'Living Things and their Habitats', and our literacy topic 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark' we had a special visit from an animal expert. We learnt lots of important information about a range of animals. 



Today year 2 presented their poems in assembly and around school. Mr Gouldbourne was very impressed with our poetry writing skills. 



Year 2 have been reenacting the sacrament of Baptism. We know that there are many signs and symbols used in this special celebration.


Careers Day Visitors


A big thank you to some of pur parents for talking to us about their jobs, a Lawyer and a midwife. The children were very eagar to find out more, it definitely made them think about their future careers. 

Careers Day


What a great start to careers day! Mr Gouldbourne lead an assembly talking about all different professions. We even had a personalised message from an astronaut who knows one of our students. It was very inspiring! 

Reading for Pleasure


Today our year 6 reading champions took some year 2 children to the library to read and share books. The year 6 reading champions helped us to choose different books to read. 

Year 2 Art Lessons 


Year 2 have been studying Mondrian and Kandinsky in their art lessons this week. We had great fun recreating their art work using different mediums.

Mission Day 2023


What a fabulous Mission Day Year 2 had! Our special word was 'Solidarity'. We know this means that everyone shold work together and care for one another. We completed different activitie all day related to solidarity.

We were so pround to represent our school in the foootbal tournament!

Today we celebrated the World Book Day. What a day we had! We listened to the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and we planted our own magic beans. Let’s see how tall they will grow. Swapping books with other children was very exciting, too. We also chose the best wooden spoon characters that we had made at home. At the end of the day, Mrs Evans came and read an interesting story to us. We cannot wait to find out what happens next.

In computing this week we had lots of fun editing our photos using the PIXLR app.

In our Geography lesson, we explored Australia and we found out where it is in the world. We cannot wait to find out more interesting facts about this country and compare it to the United Kingdom.

We asked Mr Cooney to check the cameras to find out who has laid an egg in our classroom. You would not believe what we found!

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Today we could not believe our eyes. There were huge, white footprints on the classroom floor and a strange nest with a massive egg. How exciting! We were so shocked that we decided to inform Mrs Evans. She was amazed when she saw what had happened.

Today we completed an egg drop experiment. At first, we made a prediction to investigate which material would be most suitable to protect the egg when dropped. We worked in teams to create the best egg case. After that, we tested the cases, dropping them from the same height each time. Our results showed that the fabric was the best material. It was soft and thick so protected the egg perfectly. We talked about why some materials didn’t protect the egg and what we would do to improve our cases next time.

We really enjoyed our Christmas party!

Christmas is a very special time to remember that God gave us Jesus because he loves us. We re-enacted the story of nativity.

Father Ged came to visit us. We were thinking about some special symbols and their importance in celebration of Baptism. The open door of the church is a symbol of welcome for the baby. The priest says some words of welcome and makes the Sign of the Cross on the baby. He asks the parents what name they give their invites the parents and godparents to do the same. Godparents support the parents, as they bring up their child in the way of Jesus.

Year 2 went to Kingsley and Co book shop in Bootle Strand, where they had a magical morning. They met Cindy Loo 2, who read a story ‘How Grinch stole Christmas’. They met Grinch himself and even convinced him to love Christmas.

How wonderful it was watching the Aladdin panto! We all feel very festive now. 

In our computing lesson we were learning how to type with ‘Dance Mat Typing’.

The Party Central Wildlife Experience visited our school.

On Friday the 18 of November, we came together with BBC Children in Need and joined The Great SPOTacular!

We had a special assembly and the police told us how to be safe

when using the internet.

Taking part in a one-minute silence on Remembrance Day was very important. We joined in a special prayer to remember all those people who have lost their lives in wars.

Our Fire Safety Assembly.

Learning the place value of numbers in our Maths lesson.

We can recognise the tens and ones in 2-digit numbers. We are very clever!

In our PHSE lesson, we talked about the rewards and consequences. We looked at Jigsaw Joe’s bag of rewards and contributed our own ideas about consequences and rewards. We shared our ideas about how we can help to make our class a safe and fair place.

Learning about healthy living with James from Active Sefton was very exciting. The healthy fruit smoothies we made were very delicious.

Today we’ve had lots of fun recognising physical and human features in our school area and   its surroundings. These are the physical features we have recognised: fields, hills, grass, trees, bushes and other vegetation. These are the human features we have recognised: school, playground, houses, docks, factories, roads, car park and railings.

Year 2 children experimented making the secondary colours using counters and paints. We looked closely at the colour wheel, how it worked, and using paints and colouring pencils, made secondary colours. We had so much fun mixing paints together with our hands.

On Mission day, we explored what the words ‘For All’ meant. We know that God created the world for all of us. Therefore, we painted a picture of the world and of ourselves to show that we care about others and we follow God’s special message, ‘Love God, love one another.’ We learned a beautiful song which we sang during our Mission Day assembly to the rest of the school.

Exploring micro-habitats in our school outside area was a lot of fun! We found out that habitat doesn’t always have to be something big like a rainforest, a desert, a field or a pond. A habitat can also be a very small area, such as underneath a log or between two rocks.

What a surprise to find a picture and a letter from Timothy Limpet in our classroom!

We made predictions about the characters of Timothy and Tabitha

and we wrote our ideas on post it notes.