Year 2 | Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School

Year 2

Trip to Coventry Transport Museum

We went on a fantastic trip to Coventry Transport Museum as part of our ‘Transport Timelines’ topic. We had a fantastic day learning about Victorian Cycles and exploring the museum. 

Living out the Gospel Values - Donating to the food bank

Today we walked to Tesco to meet Hugh from the Trussel Trust. We asked him some questions about the work the charity does and gave in our donations for the food bank. We hope our donations can help others and we loved finding out about how we can help the people in our community.

Class 2 Assembly - Gospel Values - Generous and Grateful

This week was our class assembly. We have been thinking about how we can live out the Gospel Values and be Generous and Grateful. We came up with a lovely idea for our assembly. We all brought in donations for our local foodbank and showed the Reception and Year 1 children. We read a Gospel reading about helping the poor and showed the children a video about the Trussel Trust. Next week we will bring our donations to the food bank at Tesco. 

Bring your wheels to school day

Today we brought our wheels in to school as part of our transport timelines topic. In the morning we solved maths problems linked to transport and learned new art skills. When the rain finally stopped, we went outside to explore how we move our wheels with push and pull forces and had great fun whizzing around the playground. Finally, we compared our wheels to James Starley’s penny farthing. Did you know he is a famous inventor who was born in Coventry? We cant wait to see a real penny farthing at the transport museum next week! 

Class 2 Reading Day

On Monday we had a special reading day to celebrate our love of reading. We all brought in our favourite book and even made the classroom cosy with cushions and blankets. We really enjoyed sharing our favourite books and stories with our friends and finished the day with a  story time and a hot chocolate treat! 

Below is a link to the Curriculum Summary for the Spring Term in Year 2:

Spring Term Curriculum Summary

Our Trip to London

On Friday class 2 went on an amazing trip to London. We sailed down the River Thames admiring the sights of the capital city and explored the magnificent Saint Paul’s cathedral. We learned lots and some people told us we were the best school they had seen! It was a brilliant day.

 

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Class 2 Assembly for the feast of Saint Elizabeth

This week was our class assembly. We planned the assembly with Miss McGinty and each had a reading or a part to play in our assembly. We looked on the calendar and saw that the day of our assembly was the feast day of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary so we decided to plan an assembly all about her.  We learned about her in our morning class assembles and decided we would use readings, songs, videos, and drama in our assembly. In our special basket we put a crucicfix, a picture of St. Elizabeth and some bread as clues for the children. Some of use acted out the miracles of the roses. At the end of our assembly we gave every child a red rose to remind them of Saint Elizabeth.

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Class 2 visit Selly Manor

On Monday year 2 went on a fantastic trip to Selly manor in Birmingham. We learned so much about the great fire of London and had great fun dressing up, exploring the Tudor house and playing games from the past.

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Our Key Stage One Assembly

This week was our turn to lead the Key Stage 1 assembly. We planned the assembly with Miss McGinty and each had a reading or a part to play in our assembly. We decided our assembly would be about Saint Francis of Assisi. We picked videos, songs and read the story of saint Francis of Assisi to the year 1 and Reception children.

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Habitats!

Today we set up our science observation over time. We worked together to ask questions about habitats and find answers to them. We learned about different animals that may live around our school. Finally, we built our own animal habitats on the field. We will observe our habitats to find out how they are affected by the seasons and what living things we can find in them. We hope they will make good homes for lots of creatures!

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Roald Dahl Week

This week we have had a special week in school to celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. We have done lots of fantastic work around the book; ‘The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me’.

We painted pictures of characters from the story.

We watched a live webcast in the hall of Roald Dahl’s birthday party.

We worked in groups to review our favourite parts of the story and create huge giraffes for our cloakroom display!

In music, we learned a giraffe song and on Friday the whole school performed their party pieces at our birthday party in the Hall.

What a great week!

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One Fold, One Family, walking with Christ

Today we learned about our school mission statement. We read it together and talked about its meaning.

Next we made sheep with photos of our faces on and wrote our special mission on the back. We know that Jesus is our Shepherd and he looks after us all.

We talked about why our school is special and how we close to God at Good Shepherd School.

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Year 2 Autumn Term Curriculum Summary

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The Queen's 90th Birthday Picnic

Today we celebrated the Queen’s 90th Birthday by having a picnic as a whole school. We made sandwiches in our classroom with either ham, cheese or jam. What delicious sandwiches we made!

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Mission morning Wednesday 27th April

On Wednesday we had a special mission morning. We worked together as a class to read our school Mission statement and think about a special message that we could use to describe our school.

We talked about why our school is special and how we are close to God at Good Shepherd School. We made sheep with photos of our faces on and wrote our special mission on the back.

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Year 2 Summer Term Curriculum Summary

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Passover meal

Today we learnt about the Jewish feast of Passover and sampled the food that Jesus may have shared with his Disciples at the Last Supper. We learned all about the symbolism of the Seder meal and sampled the food while listening to traditional music and joining in prayer.

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Morning of music

We had a fantastic time at Saint Laurence’s school for a ‘morning of music’. The theme this year was Rio. We especially loved performing our party piece ‘GB funk’!

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Year 2 visit London!

On Friday 13th of November class 2 went on an amazing trip to London. When we arrived in London, we got off the coach at the houses of Parliament and waited for a boat to pick us up.

Then we went on a fantastic boat ride down the River Thames and saw lots of amazing landmarks like Tower Bridge, the Shard, the Gherkin and the Tower of London. In the afternoon we went to Saint Paul’s Cathedral. We learned lots about the Great Fire of London and got to lie on the floor and admire the amazing dome roof. We had a fantastic day, learned lots and were all on our best behaviour!

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Year 2 Remembrance Prayers

For remembrance day, Year 2 wrote some prayers remembering those who died in the world wars. We created artwork using paints, oil pastels and watercolours to make a poppy wreath.

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Class 2 Bakery

On Wednesday afternoon Class 2 became a bakery! We followed recipes to make rock cakes and King’s biscuits. We learned to measure our ingredients and safely use mixing bowls, spoons, and shape cutters. We made sure it was more hygienic and safe than a bakery in 1666! We also designed and made pomanders just like those used to mask bad smells in the mucky streets and homes of London in 1666.

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Class 2's Selly Manor Visit

On Monday 28th September year 2 went to Selly Manor Museum in Birmingham to learn all about the Great Fire of London. We had a fantastic day dressing up, acting, playing games and exploring the Tudor house. We learned lots and  have done some fantastic work in our topic books all about our trip..