.Welcome to Year 2

Our Class Saint is St. Peter

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Autumn Term

Computing

Linked to our English text, we have been using our computing skills to write the story of Samson's journey on the Titanic. We have been learning how to insert pages, type text and how to draw or insert animations. Great work year 2

KS1 Remembrance and Saint Liturgy

Key Stage 1 shared a beautiful thought-provoking liturgy based around Saints and Remembrance. We thought about the people who lived their lives following Jesus and serving others. We thought about the words of Pope Benedict when he said 'What kind of person would you like to be?'. We ended our liturgy by respectfully laying down a poppy and thinking about those who are no longer with us and those who died in conflict. We sung about how, through our thoughts, words and actions we can help to bring peace to the world. Well done Key Stage 1 and thank you Father George for sharing the liturgy with us! 

Assembly

We ended the term with a wonderful assembly about Noah's Ark. We acted, sung and re-told the story superbly. We spoke about God's promise and shared our own promises about how we will take care of God's creation. Mrs Hellawell is very proud! 

R.E

 In our R.E. lessons were learnt all about the rosary and how we use beads to help us to pray. We made our own mini rosary beads to help us to pray the rosary at home. We also looked at the different mysteries and worked as a team to sort the pictures into the correct mystery category. 

Science and Fantastic Five Texts

As part of the Fantastic Five texts for this term, we have been reading The Gingerbread Man and The Ninjabread Man. In Science, we had to find the most suitable materials to make a boat that could take the Gingerbread or Ninjabread Man across the river. We tested the suitability of the materials and discovered that although some materials floated, they didn't last long in the water. Some groups tried to create a waterproof layer around their boat base using bubble wrap and discovered that the pockets of air helped their boat to float too. Great super science skills once again Year 2.

Art - Wedgewood

We have been learning about a significant individual from our local area called Josiah Wedgewood. After studying Wedgewood's designs, we have been busy sculpting pots in a similar style. We are looking forward to seeing the finished products.  Great work Year 2! 

Science - World Space Week

To celebrate World Space Week, we designed and made a capsule to protect their eggonaut from breaking upon impact. We tried our best to work together as a team, to find the most suitable materials and we reasoned why we thought they would be most suitable for the purpose! We used many Year 2 super scientist skills!  

KS1 Liturgy 

 Key Stage 1 shared a wonderful liturgy together based around the theme of new beginnings. KS1 spoke about the Old testament stories of Creation and Noah's Ark and how God is always with us at the start of each new beginning.  KS1 thought about and shared ways they can care for God's creation and they made promises to make the world a better place. KS1 wowed Father George with their spirituality and also with their fantanstic singing and actions. Thank you Father George for sharing the liturgy with us and a special thank you for our treats!  

Computing

We have begun our coding journey in Year 2, by programming aeroplanes to move and by turning a frog into a prince, and a princess into a chimp! We are becoming more confident and creating algorithms. 

Music 

We have been enjoying our music lessons, where we have been creating our own soundscapes based on sounds from 'The Rainforest'. 

Collective Worship 

On Thursday 8th September, Key Stage 1 celebrated the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We gathered together and listened to the Gospel of The Annunciation read by one of our Year 2 pupils. We wrote thank you prayers or said 'Thank you to God!'. We went forth by creating Mary statues to create our own dedication and prayer area at home.