Baptism Signs and Symbols

Today we visited our parish church St. Mary’s.  We have been learning about the signs and symbols of Baptism.  In church we took part in a role play. We were able to recall the five signs and symbols of Baptism.  Today we found out about the significance of the oil of Chrism and its importance.…

Religious Education Year 2

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A colourful gymnastics lesson

During the final gymnastics lesson of the term, the Year 2 children were working towards a certificate. One of the criteria was to be able to use a dancing ribbon to create shapes. The children had great fun exploring the shapes they could create with them. What a fun lesson it was!

Physical Education Year 2

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Fire, fire!

What a wonderful afternoon Year 2 had visiting Whitehaven Fire Station for a Great Fire of London session! The children amazed the firefighters with their knowledge of how the fire started and why it spread so quickly. They found out how there was no fire service at the time and how that led to…

Year 2 History

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Anti-Bullying Week 2021 in Year 2

Year 2 have been learning about how we communicate with people online and offline in their computing lessons. As part of their work on the Anti-Bullying Week theme ‘One Kind Word’ the children discussed how it was important to use the words to be kind to others and make them feel good rather than…

Computing Year 2 HRSE

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Poppy artwork in Year 2 2021

Year 2 have spent the afternoon looking at the poppy artwork by the artist Georgia O’Keeffe. They learned how to use chalk pastels to create poppy artwork in her style. They learned how to blend the pastels for a greater effect. They were very pleased with the final result.


the arts Year 2

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Remembrance at the War Memorial 2021

This morning our Year 2 children represented the school at the Remembrance service at Egremont War Memorial. They observed the event with reverence and respect. The class Beacons presented and laid a wreath at the War Memorial that the whole class made. We are very proud of them all.

Year 2 History

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Living things investigation in Year 2

This term Year 2 have been learning about living things and their habitats. Today they went to investigate the living things that are in our school grounds. They used an app to help identify plants they did not know the name of. The children were very surprised by some of their findings.


Science Year 2

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Year 2 fun at Walby Farm Park

After months of waiting, Year 2 finally got to go on a trip to Walby Farm Park. This was the first time many of the children had been on a bus. The children had a wonderful time playing on Milecastle62 and in the indoor play barn.  They also visited the animal barn and met animals such as llamas,…

Year 2 Curriculum enrichment

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Printmaking in Year 2

This half term in art the Year 2 children have been learning how to use objects to print patterns. In this lesson the children created their own stamps for printing. They drew a motif on kitchen sponge then cut it out. The children used their stamps to create repeating patterns where shapes…

Year 2 Art

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Owl Encounter in Year 2

Year 2 were very excited to meet Fidget the Northern Owl and Marmite the Barn Owl. The lady from Pet Encounters told the children all about each type of owl including their prey. They handled skeletons of the prey and looked at an owl pellet. The children were all brave enough to hold the micro…

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TT Rockstars Launch in Year 2

Today is World Multiplication Tables Day. Year 2 celebrated with the launch of TT Rockstars. The children created their rockstar avatar then enjoyed playing the game to work on their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. They are using their knowledge of counting in twos, fives and tens to do this. They…


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Research in Geography

In Year 2 the children are beginning to learn about the features in their local area. In today’s lesson the children used iPads to access a non-fiction text to research what human features are. They found a range of features including some that they would find locally.



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