St Anne's

Year 2

Curriculum Sways

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Autumn 1: Click here Autumn 2: Click here
Spring 1: Click here Spring 2: Coming soon
Summer 1: Coming soon Summer 2: Coming soon

Week Beginning 5.2.24

This week, we've spent a lot of time on our Art unit, sculpting. In our Taking In, we were comparing Tudor houses to our own.  We then took this to our 'Testing Out' where we designed our own Tudor buildings and then began to sculpt parts of the patterns and buildings out of clay. We learnt that clay is not the same as play-doh and that we need to handle it carefully before it beigins to dry! 

Week Beginning 29.1.24

It's been another busy, action-packed week in Year 2!  We worked very hard on researching, writing poems and creating posters about our focus bird, from the RSPB Bird Watch, the Red Grouse. We have also been immersing ourselves in our writing unit.  We spent time acting out the Great Fire of London to help gather our emotions and vocabulary for our diary writing next week.  

Week Beginning 22.1.24

WOW!  What a week we've had in Year 2! We began our week with a trip to Firegound.  There, we had a talk about our History unit, the Great Fire of London, and leant all about the history of our local fire service. It was a brilliant experience and the children impressed us all with their prior knowledge.  On Wednesday, we trialled St Anne's first Knowledge Day, which was a great day of activities dedicated to recapping our Autumn term sticky knowledge.  Finally, on Friday, we went Bird Watching on our school grounds.  A great and busy week! 

Week Beginning 15.1.24

We are well into our Spring units.  In maths this week, Year 2 have enjoyed learning about, and calculating with money. We used concrete resources to help us identify the different coins and notes, as well as making different amounts with the coins. We have also enjoyed reading a range of Katie Morag books to help us with our writing unit. 

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Week Beginning 6.11.23

What an exciting week we have had!  On Tuesday, we experienced an African Drumming Workshop. On Thursday, we had our rememberance worship assembly.  The children made poppies that have been displayed around school, as well as poppies for the 100th anniversary of the Pots and Pans Memorial. On Friday, we planted trees across school grounds, which gave us the opportunity to recap our knowledge of habitats and plants - as well as getting very, very muddy! 

Week Beginning 9.10.2023

We have been working hard this week to use the techniques we've learnt in Art (sketching, shading and hatching) to draw our local mills. We've also been using concrete resources in maths to help us recap our number bonds to 20 and 100! In Science, we were testing the suitability of different materials by building rafts.  The children were very good at explaining the reasons why some materials were more suitable then others. 

Week Beginning 25.9.2023

This week, Year 2 have been working hard on: number patterns in maths; building ideas for their character descriptions in English; as well as some exciting music and drama! We were great at acting out our characters' personality and favorite things to do! 


Week Beginning 25.9.2023

What an amazing week we have had!  We began our week by conducting a science investigation into which materials would be the most suitable for raft-building!  We found that some materials were absorbent whilst others were waterproof.  The children were brilliant at using the vocabulary from our knowledge organiser to describe and choose their materials. 


On Wednesday, we went to the Museum of Science and Industry, where we took part in several science experiments and learnt all about industrial Manchester.  We saw a working Spinning Mule, which could allow someone to operate 1000 spindles at once!  We also learnt about the lives of workers in the cotton mills. 


Our week ended with a visit to St Anne's church for Harvest.  Thank you to everyone for your generosity with this Year's collection. 

St Anne's C of E Lydgate Primary School, Cedar Lane, Grasscroft, Saddleworth, OL4 4DS

0161 770 7300