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Year 2 - Blwyddyn 2


Welcome to Year 2!/ Croeso i flwyddyn 2! 


Teachers: Mrs Evans and Miss Court 

Teaching Assistant- Mrs Desmond


Class Information:

Year 2 have P.E every Monday. Please ensure your child brings suitable clothing which can be kept in school. Reading books will be given out on a Monday. Please return to school on a Friday morning. Spellings will be given out on a Monday and will be tested on a Friday.


Autumn Term

'Out and About'


In Year 2, our focus this term is 'Out and About'. The children were asked what they would like to learn about in our 'pupil voice' session and came up with some interesting ideas to focus on throughout the term. Each week we try to have a different focus depending on what the children decided they were interested in learning more about.

We decided to learn about:

  • Our Local area
  • Castles 
  • Bees
  • Comparing where we live to other countries
  • Recycling 
  • Pollution 
  • Protecting our Wildlife 


Learner Voice- In our learner voice session we discussed what we already knew and what we would like to find out more about. We made bubble diagrams for each area of our classroom to help Miss Court and Miss Evans plan our activities. 





Our Local Area- We found out all about where we lived and the places we can visit in our local area. We went and visited the Spar and bought some bread for our honey tasting! 




Bees- We wanted to find out all about why Bees are so important to us and what we can do to help protect them. We had lots of fun learning all about bees by:

  • Printing our own Honeycomb Pattern
  • Making our own Bees
  • Looking at Bees and wasps under a magnifying glass 
  • Reading all about bees in our new 'Reading Garden'
  • Studying a wasp nest
  • Tasting different types of Honey 
  • Photographing Bees collecting pollen
  • Acting out the different jobs in the hive 








Castles- We wanted to find out all about castles and how they are made. We built our own castles and learnt about the different features of a castle as well as the types of people who might have lived in one. 




Recycling- We wanted to find out about why people throw rubbish on the ground and in our rivers and streams. We wanted to know how we could make a difference. We created posters to display in the school and found out more about the different materials that can and cannot be recycled. 












Fantastic trip to Odeon Cinema in Cardiff Bay to see Frozen 2.

We had a wonderful time.


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