St Philips Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 3SL

0113 2716763

St Philip's Catholic Primary and Nursery School

"In the light of Christ, where everyone is valued and learning is celebrated"

Welcome to our Year 2 Class Page!
This year will be full of excitement, opportunity and fun! All of our hard work and exciting adventures will be shared with you here, so make sure you keep checking back to hear more about our important news and our class journey through Year 2.

Florence Nightingale (History)

During this half term, Year 2 have been learning about the significant people in the history of nursing. The children learnt about Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell and how they both changed nursing and healthcare for the better! We were able to attend a Florence Nightingale workshop at Thackray Museum of Medicine. The children thoroughly enjoyed journeying back in time with our very own Florence Nightingale to Scutari Hospital and relived the hospital conditions from the Crimean War. The children were able to fully get into character by themselves becoming nurses and porters.

Year 2 enjoyed celebrating World Cup Day in school. Each class was given a group to focus on. We were given Group D which included the countries Denmark, Tunisia, France and Australia. We chose France as our main focus for the day and looked at where France is on a world map, their flag, major cities and examples of physical and human features such as the Eiffel Tower. Children were able to design a kit for France as well as using tissue paper and cardboard to create the flag for all of the Group D countries. Children were then able to watch the England game together in the afternoon, in the hall!

For Wear It Yellow Day children were involved in a variety of activities to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health. The children created bunting. This involved everyone in the school writing messages, quotes or drawing how they look after themselves at home or at school. The children took advantage of some of our yellow photo booth props to get a class photo of themselves in all things yellow! The children were also able to use the hall to find the hidden printed out yellow items for a treasure hunt. They worked in groups to see who was able to find them all!

The children enjoyed a visit from Dave from d:side. We looked at internet safety and the children talked about what they use the internet for, what is and might not be safe to share online and what to do if they are not sure about something they see on the internet.

Oceans and Continents (Geography)
During this half term, Year 2 have been learning about the world's continents and oceans. The children created paper plate globes showing the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world. We have put them onto our display and hope to add our continent fact files to it too! We created a large earth using coloured paper and cardboard to put on our display as a central focal point.
Djembe Drums 20.09.22
In Year 2 this week, we had our first lesson learning how to play the djembe drum. We have started learning about different rhythms we can play, and the children used their concentration and listening skills to play in a ‘call and response’ style where the teacher plays a rhythm which they play back. The children had lots of fun!