Year 2 2017 - 2018

Miss Abbot

Miss Tomlinson

Visit our Y2 blog at the bottom of the page for up to date information about our lessons!

Welcome back!
I hope you have had a lovely half term break.
In English we will be looking at persuasive writing, lists and poetry.
In Art we will be focusing on the work of Kurt Schwitters. He creates collages using everyday materials such as plastic, paper, metal, wood etc. This fits in with our new science topic of 'Uses of everyday materials'. I would be grateful if you could keep any bottle tops/sweet wrappers as the children will be creating their own collages towards the end of the term. 
Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit every Monday and Thursday. We still have some children unable to participate because of lack of/incorrect PE kit.
Thank you

Kind Regards,

Miss Hanrahan 

12th May

Today we have been practicing some comrehension questions and writing on big sheets of cloth!



10th May

Children in Y2 have been very enthusiastic about our new topic of ‘Communication: Then and Now”. A child has brought in an old telephone with a dial and another child brought in an old and a new mobile phone!



Today in Y2 we have been acting out our adventure stories which we wrote last week! The children loved re-enacting their own stories!



Welcome back!

I hope you enjoyed your Easter break!

During this half term, our new topic is ‘Communication: Then and now’.
We will be learning all about different types of communication and how technology has changed the way we communicate with people today.

In English we will be focusing on story writing and instructions.

During maths lessons, we are going to be revising and consolidating what we have already learnt throughout the year. I will be sending home some worksheets for your child to complete.





3rd March 2017

Today we celebrated World Book Day! In EYFS and KS1 our theme was Julia Donaldson. Every child in Y2 made a huge effort and looked fantastic. Well done to our Y2 costume winner Deenraj who is dressed as Zog!



We have been doing activities during the afternoon including making bookmarks, creating storybooks and creating our very own wanted posters!



10th February 2017
Today we looked at a new story by Julia Donaldson called 'The Room on the Broom'. We were practicing using expression when we are reading and when a character is speaking. The children really enjoyed it and they did incredibly well. 


8th February 2017

Today in year 2 we have been learning all about how to care for plants. We have been planting cress and runnerbeans. We are going to take care of them everyday and see which plant grows the quickest! Look at the pictures on our Y2 blog! 

31st January 2017

Today we have been painting our butterflies inspired by Damian Hirst. They will be ready to go up onto our Art display soon!


Make sure you scroll to the bottom of the class page to view our class blog and galleries! They will be updated regularly.

Miss Hanrahan


January 2016

This term our science topic is 'Animals, Plants and Humans'. 
We have been looking at what animals and humans need to survive. We will be looking at what plants need to stay alive. We will also be having a go at planting our own seeds!

In Art, we have been looking at the work of Damian Hirst. He creates paintings through the use of lines. The children have been practicing their mark making techniques and will be having a go at creating their own painting of a butterfly using the primary colours. 


November 2016

Welcome back!

This term we will be doing Geography and we will be looking at the world. We will be learning all about the continents of the world and the geographical features of the UK and various countries around the world.

In English, we will be focusing on different types of poetry and recounts.

In Art we are looking at the work of JMW Turner. The children will design and make their own working boats.

In RE we will be looking at the different celebrations in each religion.​


September 2016

Dear Parents,

                     Mrs. Bowker and I would like to welcome your child into our Year 2 class.  I would like to take this opportunity to give you some information about our school day. 

Children will come into school via the main playground and are able to enter the building from 8.45am and doors will shut at 8.55am.  If children arrive after this time then they will have to come into school via the main reception.  Home time is at 3.30pm and children will leave the building via the Reception/Early-years entrance.  (If you are unsure of where this is then please ask a member of staff).

Year 2 will be doing PE every Monday and Thursday morning and some Friday afternoons so can you please ensure that they always have their labelled PE kits in school.   Your child’s PE kit should consist of a pair of black shorts, a white t-shirt and a pair of black pumps.  These are available to buy at the office if you wish.

Children will be coming home with their own reading books and these must be brought into school each day and placed in their personal trays.  Children will read to a member of staff at least twice a week.  Books should leave school and be returned in book bags to keep them safe.  Your child should be reading materials of their choice at home as well as the books that we provide.

We will be sending regular homework home with your child which should be completed and returned to school by the date stated.

Children will begin to bring home their research logs soon which will need to be brought back into school every Monday to be checked. Children will be able to continue work relating to our class topic at home and carry out their own research. 

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact myself or Mrs Bowker.

Thank you

Miss Hanrahan


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St Paul's C.E. Primary School

Nevile Road, Salford, M7 3PT

Tel: 0161 792 9474

Executive Headteacher: Mrs J Tyers

Contact: Mrs T Kehoe or Mrs D Johnstone