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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

"In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work like you are working for the Lord, not for the people"

Colossians 3:23

Mrs Connell and Mrs Bonner would like to welcome you to our Year 2 class page for 2019-2020. Our aim is to keep you informed of things that are happening in our class.

Dates for your Summer diary

Summer 1


  • Tuesday 26th April: Planetarium
  • Thursday 28th April: Visitor from Al-Ghazali centre
  • Tuesday 3rd May: Mosque visit
  • Friday 13th May: Deaf awareness day at SRB, Hands Assembly
  • Wednesday 25th May: Non uniform day  
  • Wednesday 25th May: Break up for half term 3pm


Summer 2


  • Monday 6th June: Return to school
  • Monday 20th June: Healthy and Active Week  
  • Friday 24th June: Fun Run
  • Monday 27th June: Healthy and Active Week 
  • Friday 1st July: Sports Day
  • Friday 8th July: Summer Fair
  • Tuesday 19th July: Finish for summer 1.30pm

RE - Islam


We were lucky enough to have Layla visit us from AL-Ghazali Multi-cultural Centre. She told us all about the religion that she follows and explained what it means to be Muslim. She told us about the four pillars of Islam and what you have to do for each.


RE - Islam


We were lucky enough to visit the Al-Rahma Mosque in Liverpool. The Imam was kind enough to show us around and tell us all what happens in a Mosque. We live in a very diverse city, we are all different and we should celebrate and learn from that. Thank you so much for having us.

Science - Planetarium 


The children had the opportunity to learn about the Sun, Earth and Moon in the planetarium which came to visit our school today. We were able to see the other planets in our Solar System, we learnt that Earth is spherical and what is was like to travel to and land on the moon. The images were beautiful and and we all found the experience 'out of this world!'  

Spring Term Updates


Dates for Your Spring Diary


Spring 1


  • Wednesday 5th January: Return to school
  • Tuesday 1st February: Safer Internet Day  
  • Thursday 3rd February: Inside Outside Day, mental health awareness.
  • Friday 4th February: National Red Day  
  • Friday 11th February: Break up for half term.

Easter Fun!

Thank you so much for the 'eggcellent' creations. The hats and Easter Gardens are amazing. Congratulations to the winners of the Easter competition and our Chocolate Hamper raffle winners. Have a 'cracking' holiday!

Recycling Plastic Challenge - Windchimes


We had a whole school challenge to recycle plastic to create windchimes. We were overwhelmed at the response from you all, we had so many beautiful creations. Recycling plastic is very important because plastics make up a huge amount of our waste and take centuries to break down in landfill sites or the ocean. In Britain we throw around 8 billion bottles a year! As you can imagine there are lots of risks to our environment because of this so we need to think about the importance of recycling to prevent these.

English - World Book Day


For World Book Day St Robert Bellarmine Primary School turned green! We had a variety of books to work on that had a theme of saving the planet. Nursery and Reception thought about recycling when they read Tidy, Year 1 and Year 2 learnt about Greta Thunberg when they read Greta and the Giants and Key Stage Two read the Little People, Big Dreams Greta Thunberg alongside a number of other books.


We also held a book swap to recycle some of our unused books.


As World Book Day fell close to International Women's Day two of our class brought in their favourite books about influential women to share with the class. We learnt all about Great Women who Changed the World, Coco Chanel and Marie Curie. Thank you for sharing!

Art - Ken Done


We have been studying the Australian artist Ken Done in our art lessons. We learnt that he is well known for his simple, brightly coloured images of Australian landmarks, he is also a famous designer who uses his paintings as patterns on clothes and homeware. We used oil pastels to recreate his famous image of The Sydney Opera House and create our own self portraits in the style of Me.

Autumn Term

Dates for Your Autumn Diary



Autumn 1

 Friday 10th September: Mission Day

 Friday 17th September: St Robert Bellarmine Feast Day

 Friday 1st October : Non – uniform day (unwanted gifts)

 Wednesday 6th October: Play in a Day –

      Liverpool The Pool Of Life

  Monday 18th October: Pupil progress meeting

  Wednesday 20th October: Y2 DT

 Friday 22nd October: Harvest Festival,

    wear red/blue for racism, school closes for half term 3pm



Autumn 2

Tuesday 2nd November: School reopens

Wednesday 3rd November: Y2 DT

Friday 12th November:  Friendship Assembly

Friday 19th  November: Children in Need Day

Monday 22nd November: DT Textiles week

Friday 26th November: Non uniform Day (chocolate)

Wednesday 1st  December: Trashion Show

 Friday 3rd  December: Non Uniform Day ( bottles)

Wednesday 8th December: Christmas Play pm

Friday 10th December: Christmas Jumper Day

Friday 17th December: Christmas Fair 1pm

Tuesday 21st December: Christmas party

Tuesday 21st December: School closes for Christmas (1:30pm)






We have been very busy getting into the Christmas spirit in Year Two. Look below to see what we have been getting up to.

RE - Christmas Story


We retold the story of Christmas to remind us of the real story of Christmas.

RE - Advent Wreath


We learnt about the Advent wreath as part of our RE topic all about preparations. We learnt what some things on the wreath represent for example the wreath is circular it represents God's love that is never ending and the candles represent Jesus being the light of the World.

PE - Santa Dash

Today we completed our daily mile in a very festive way!

Party Day 

We enjoyed a Christmas party with all of our friends on the last day. Merry Christmas everyone!

DT - Textiles


We started our DT topic by reading The Rainbow Fish and looking at our design brief. We discovered that we had to make a fish character to go with the book. We evaluated other existing products and discovered that they were mainly made using fabric and that the fabric was joined using stitching. After evaluating existing products the first thing we needed to do was to learn how to do a running stitch. We used the running stitch that we had learnt to attach the two sides of the fish together. Next step decorating using our plan and evaluating our product.

English - An Author Visit


We loved meeting Paula Fletcher the author of Doughnut's Adventure today. We enjoyed the story and were very interested in discovering where she got her inspiration from and what the writing process was like. We even gave her some suggestions for her next book!

Design & Technology - Textiles 'Trashion Show'


Well done to everyone who took part in this years 'trashion show' - your designs were fantastic. The children have been working hard to design and make a new stylish product from an old T. shirt. Some people made new creations, cushions, bags and hats.. The project made us think about the importance of recycling, so that we can cut down on the waste we produce and look after our world better. 

PSHE - Children in Need


We had a pyjama day today to support Children in need, we all appreciate how lucky we are and very generously donated money to help those less fortunate. So far our school has raised over £500! Thank you so much.

History - Liverpool Landmarks


When we worked with Altru we found out the names of some famous Liverpool Buildings and we identified some more when we produced Liverpool skylines in art. We were all really interested so we carried on our learning at home. Thank you so much for supporting us with our learning.

Odd Socks Day 2021 - Anti-Bullying Week


Today the whole school wore odd socks as part of an initiative run by the Anti-bullying Alliance. The purpose is to spread the message that we should encourage people to express themselves, celebrate individuality and be unique! #oddsocks #antibullying week.

Remembrance Day Collective Worship


Today we took part in a Remembrance Day Collective Worship to remember those who have suffered and those who have lost their lives in wars. We observed a minutes silence at 11 O'clock.


History - Chronology

 We revisited the concept of chronology and examining a source. We began by looking carefully at 8 pictures and identifying something that they had in common, year two decided they were all linked by Liverpool.

We sorted the photographs into two piles, one of pictures that we knew something about and one of the pictures we did not recognise. We carried out a brain dump of all the facts we knew then researched the ones that we did not,  a picture of the old docks and a portrait of King John. We researched these and were happy that we had knowledge about them. Once we had done this we revisited the term chronological order and tried to put the images in chronological order discussing why we made those choices. We thought this was difficult so we added years and captions to our images. We tried to re-order the pictures using this information and were much more successful than before.

DT - 4 wheeled Vehicles


We worked with Steph to design and make a 4 wheeled vehicle. Steph gave us all a design criteria for our vehicles. They had to fit a toy driver in, carry the driver when moving without the driver falling out and the bearings must hold the axle in the correct place securely. We made the chassis then used cardboard to make the body because we knew that the properties of cardboard meant it could be cut, bent and folded. We all learnt some new vocabulary  like axle, bearing, chassis, boot, bonnet and body. Thank you so much Steph.

PSHE - Say No To Racism


Today we all came together to wear red and blue to support the 'Say No to Racism' campaign. We thought carefully about how we all deserve to be treated fairly and are welcome in our school.

Our school supports everyone and does not accept any forms of racism. 

Book Character Fun Run


Today we took part in a book character fun run. We all thought carefully about the characters in our favourite books and dressed up as these to complete a fun run. The sponsor money that we raised will be used to buy more books for our reading graduate scheme. Thank you for your generosity!

Science - Materials


We were set a challenge to sort objects into groups, we then discussed what criteria we had used to do this. When we talked about materials we resorted the objects into groups according to the material that it had been made from. We could then label the groups. We can identify an object and the material that it has been made out of.

DT - Desk Tidies


We worked with Steph to design and make desk organisers today. We thought about the shapes that we wanted to make the containers and selected a template to divide the cardboard into the correct number of sections. Then we folded the sections and stuck the tab down to make the outside of the container. We used pegs to hold the tab in place until the glue had dried. We did this for three different sections. When we had finished we attached the containers to a base board so that we can use them. 

Hello Yellow! - PSHE


We raised awareness of mental health by wearing yellow and discussing ways in which we can have positive mental health. We reminded ourselves that we have got lots of things that make us happy and that we should treat everyone with kindness.

History and English - Learn and Present


Today we worked with a drama company called Altru to produce a play called The Pool of Life. This documented the local history of Liverpool from the ice age, King John, The Beatles, football and  history of important buildings! We loved having fun while learning historical facts and improving our speaking and listening skills. At the end of the day we performed our play to another class. Thank you AD!

Macmillan Coffee Morning and Collective Worship


Today we celebrated the Macmillan Coffee Morning a little bit differently. We started off by thinking about all of those people who help us when we are sick especially those people who work with Macmillan. Then we took part in a Collective Worship where we prayed for those people who help us when we are sick and those who are sick. At playtime we bought cakes to raise money for the charity. Thank you so much for your generous donations!

Maths - Finding All Possibilities


In our maths lessons we have been solving problems. This week we have been looking at how we can solve problems by finding all possibilities. We learnt that to do this we needed to work systematically so that we knew that we had them all and could identify any repeats. We also looked for any patterns that we found.

PE/PSHE - National Fitness Day


We supported National Fitness Day by taking part in the 'in it for a minute' challenge from Get Set 4 PE. Throughout the day we carried out challenges off the card for a minute at a time. We found that the more activity we did the faster our hearts beat and we became warm! We took the cards home to carry on there.

RE - St Robert Bellarmine's Feast Day

We held a collective worship today to learn all about the saint who our school is named after. We asked for his help at the start of this new school year to make it a happy and successful one.

PSHE - Zones of Regulation


We started the year by reminding ourselves what the zones of regulation are and how we can use them to help us take control of our own feelings. We decided that we should aim to be in the green zone as this is where we feel happy, proud, thoughtful and are interested in what we are doing. 

British Values - Democracy


This week we went to the polls to vote for our new year two school councillors. All of the children who wanted to be considered for the job had to complete an application form saying why they would make a good school councillor and what they would like to do. These application forms were submitted and then shortlisted. Those children on the shortlist presented their ideas to the class before voting. Well done to our two new councillors!

Mission Statement - Art and PSHE


At the beginning of every school year we think about our Mission Statement and how we can carry it out in our daily life so that our school is a safe and happy place to be.


We linked it to a book called We're All Works of Art by Mark Sperring, this book made us think about how dull the world would be if we were all the same! It used works of art to celebrate how each and every one of us is a work of art.


Our artwork was inspired by the contemporary artist Anthony Gormley who is mentioned in the book. We thought his artwork was relevant as his Another Place exhibit is close to our school! 


We used paint with sponges to create different shades of blue for the sea and added glue to give texture. We also used tie dye techniques to create the sand and we decorated our own statues to make them individual to remind us that we are all God's work of art. 


Every child thought carefully about how they can follow our Mission Statement this year and wrote this down.