Y2: Gallery

Sean Perkins visits Lyme!

Date: 19th Apr 2023 @ 3:30pm

This afternoon author Sean Perkins visited Lyme to share his latest book with us 'Oscar and Ben - The Birthday Party'. 

Sean introduced the children to the main characters Oscar and Ben but first they had to wake them up from their sleeping bag. Once the cats Oscar and Ben were awake they sat in our classroom and listened to the story too!  Oscar and Ben ventured into the forest to celebrate the birthday of their good friend Mrs Hen.  

The story was exciting and entertaining and Sean even added special sound effects.  At the end of the session Sean played his guitar and we sang a song about the story. 

The children's faces lit up during the story telling session showing us that our children really do share a love of reading.  Thank you to Sean for providing our youngest children with such a memorable learning experience. 


Y2 visit to Chester Zoo

Date: 31st Mar 2023 @ 8:18am

Year 2 had an amazing time at Chester Zoo yesterday.  They saw lots of animals and had a guided tour with one of the zookeepers to find out more about animal habitats. 

Y2 Healthy Wraps

Date: 14th Mar 2023 @ 3:29pm

Year 2 designed and made their own healthy wraps in Design Technology.  

They used the bridge hold and claw grip to hold the knife safely when cutting fruit and vegetables.  

The children really enjoyed preparing a healthy snack and said that they tasted delicious! 

World Book Day in Year 2

Date: 2nd Mar 2023 @ 4:04pm

We celebrated World Book Day today by dressing up as a word and all of the children took part! 

The children found out about how World Book Day started and why we celebrate it in school, they shared their ideas about why reading is important and enjoyed sharing stories with their friends and showing off their imaginative costumes in a whole school assembly. 

Y2 Cake Sale

Date: 23rd Feb 2023 @ 8:33am

As part of their current PSHRE topic Year 2 wanted to raise money for a charity. After a class ballot the results showed that the children wanted to raise money for a national charity that helps animals. 

They sold cakes to raise money for the RSPCA and raised just over £50.

Well done Year 2! 

Y2 Mental Health Week

Date: 23rd Feb 2023 @ 8:29am

As part of Children's Mental Health Week Year 2 took part in lots of activities following the 5 ways to wellbeing. They enjoyed learning in the outdoors and taking notice of the things around them and stayed active in aerobics and yoga sessions. 

They listened to the story of 'The Invisible String' and talked about who they were connected to and why.  The children gave thankful hearts and invitations to their adults to encourage wellbeing activities at home. 



Reading Ambassador Meeting

Date: 18th Jan 2023 @ 10:55am

In our reading ambassador meeting today we made plans for National Storytelling Week which will be held on the week beginning Monday 30th January. The children shared why stories and storytelling is important.  They came up with ideas of events that we could do to promote a love of reading and storytelling.  The ambassadors are planning to hold a whole school assembly, will be visiting classes to tell stories and they will even be telling stories on the playground at playtimes! 

Y2 Art

Date: 13th Jan 2023 @ 2:10pm

In Year 2 today the children explored texture by creating rubbings. They used their rubbings to create a 'frottage' collage in the style of the artist Max Ernst. They created beautiful animal pieces of art. 

Y2 Christmas Party

Date: 21st Dec 2022 @ 3:25pm

Year 2 had great fun at their Christmas party today.  They enjoyed dancing, playing party games and eating party food. A great time was had by all! 

KS1 Nativity

Date: 21st Dec 2022 @ 2:33pm

Our fabulous KS1 performed 'A Midwife Crisis' - super acting, singing and dancing!

Y2 - A visit from Santa

Date: 20th Dec 2022 @ 11:04am

Today, Y2 were very excited - they had a very special visitor ... it was Santa.

Santa had taken time out of his busy schedule to visit the children - it was super fun.

They all received a present - that Santa's elves had wrapped for them.

It was fun!

Story time

Date: 22nd Nov 2022 @ 3:28pm

Our Year 6 reading ambassador enjoyed sharing one of his favourite childhood stories in Year 2 today.  The children enjoyed the way that the story was read to them with expression and actions. 


Date: 18th Nov 2022 @ 2:05pm

Year 2 have been learning all about the Great Fire of London. Take a look at their amazing work from the past 8 weeks.  They even got to be bakers like Thomas Farriner!


Is it waterproof?

Date: 21st Oct 2022 @ 2:12pm

In science this week Year 2 explored different materials to find out which one would be the best for making a waterproof coat.  They enjoyed using the equipment to carry out a fair test, made sensible predictions and recorded their findings like real scientists! 

Roller coaster ride!

Date: 21st Oct 2022 @ 2:09pm

Year 2 looked at images of roller coaster rides to gain inspiration for their art this week. They used flowing brush strokes to create their paintings. 

Clarice Cliff Plates

Date: 14th Oct 2022 @ 2:25pm

Year 2 created their own plate designs in the syle of Clarice Cliff today.  They used different paint brushes to create concentric circles and a tree design.  Take a look at their colourful pieces. 

The Great Fire of London

Date: 12th Oct 2022 @ 4:44pm

Today, Year 2 sorted through the belongings of King Charles II and Samuel Pepys.  They had to decide which person could have had the objects and explained their inferences. 

Tongan Player Visit

Date: 11th Oct 2022 @ 4:37pm

Tongan Rugby Team Visit


Some of our students had the fantastic oppurtunity today to meet some professional Tongan rugby league players. These players will be representing Tonga in the rugby league world cup. Their first match is on Tuesday 18th October so we are very lucky that they have taken time out of their busy schedule to come and visit us. 

The children were very excited and got to ask the players lots of questions. At the end of the session, the players signed posters for the children and got photographs taken with them!

We'd like to thank the players once again. The children loved it!

Apostrophe Action!

Date: 11th Oct 2022 @ 12:51pm

In Year 2 today we played an apostrophe game.  We had to read our sentences and decide if the apostrophe had been used for contraction or possession.  We had to move to the correct places in our classroom. It was a fun way of showing that we understood how the apostrophe had been used in the sentences. 


Date: 29th Sep 2022 @ 8:22am

Year 2 are learning to play the recorder.  They can play the notes A and B and can now play some simple songs. 

The Creation Story

Date: 20th Sep 2022 @ 8:19pm

In RE this half term Year 2 are learning about Christianity and the Creation Story.  The children worked in groups to sequence and orally retell the story.  After that they created their own Creation Story collages. 


Date: 15th Jul 2022 @ 12:57pm

This morning, Year 1 and Year 2 have visited St Helens Town Hall to take part in 'Songfest 2022'.

Songfest is a celebration of music and this year's theme was 'Music Matters'.

Before the trip, all the children made their own musical instrument.

At the event, children participated in a range of activities - singing / playing musical instruments and playing music related games.

The teachers from the Music Service said that we were one of the best groups they had heard!

It was a wonderful event. 


Date: 5th Jul 2022 @ 2:09pm

Year 2 have been learning about plants in science.  They have planted and been looking after their own broad bean plants.  The children can say what plants need to stay healthy and can say why plants are unhealthy. 

Y2 residential to Colomendy

Date: 2nd Jul 2022 @ 7:26pm

We had a fantastic night away at Kingswood Colomendy with some of our Year 2 children. They took part in lots of exciting activities: the 3G Giant Swing, Aeroball, Orienteering, Crate Stack and the Scrapheap Challenge- some of the children's rockets travelled over 400 metres! We also used materials in the environment to create animal art work- there were some very imaginative ideas! All of the children were fabulous and such excellent ambassadors for our school. 


Date: 30th Jun 2022 @ 12:15pm

In Year 2 we researched the French artist Henri Matisse.  We explored colour and shape to create our own pieces of art work in his style.  Our colourful work is on display in our classroom. 

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