Category Archives: Year 2

School Games Mark

Congratulations to everyone who has taken part in after-school clubs, PE lessons, Sports Day and competitions this year. You have all helped us achieve the Bronze School Games mark for the first time ever!

We were really close to achieving silver so make sure you keep it up next year.

Mr Platt 🙂

Year 2 visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park

As part of our topic on Africa Year 2 went to learn about and visit the wild animals at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. First, we had a lesson with Lucy, who was very knowledgable and informative. Did you know that an ostrich egg is the same as 26 chicken eggs? Or can you find out the difference between “poisonous” and “venomous”? After the lesson, we went to look at the animals. The weather was fine so we had our picnic outside and then on to see some more creatures. What a memorable day!







At St. Pauls’s we celebrated World Book Day by everyone coming to school in their pyjamas or onesies. You also needed your favourite bedtime book and a cuddly toy. The response was brilliant. At the end of the day, which had focussed on reading and reading skills, we had a whole school assembly. Mrs. Smith read us a story and everyone had a part to play, from Reception class up to Year 6. Thank you to everyone for sharing your “love of reading”.

Year 2 ICT – Algorithms

In ICT we have been finding out about algorithms. That is a set of rules or instructions that a computer has to follow. Then we had to debug the algorithms, which means we had to find and repair any errors. We did this on the Ipads and then we wrote and tested our own algorithms in the playground. One child was the programmer and the other the computer. Sometimes the computer said “No!”.

Art Day In Year 2

We had an “Art Day” in Year 2. It was linked with our topic “Blooming Plants”. Mr Bullock showed us how to paint and draw in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe. She is best known for her large scale flower paintings. We used different mediums including paint, coloured pencil and modelling clay. We had to look really carefully and concentrate.

The results were amazing. Well done Year 2.




Warburtons visit Year 2

In Science and Design and Technology, we have been learning about eating healthily. We had a lady from Warburtons come and visit us. She told us about the history of Warburtons and then explained how to make a “rainbow sandwich”. Did you know that the more colours you have in your sandwich , the healthier the sandwich is? For example, yellow, red or green peppers, red tomatoes, green cucumber, yellow sweetcorn and pink tuna.


They look good enough to eat!


The Great Fire of London!

In Year 2 we have been learning about the “Great Fire of London” which happened in September 1666. The fire started in a bakers’ shop on Pudding Lane. At that time, the houses were made of wood and straw, and built very close together, so the fire spread very quickly. We built some houses and created our own “London”. Then we set fire to them so that we could imagine what it would have been like.

Cricket Sign Up

Thank you to all the children who took part in the cricket sessions last Friday and performed so well. Steve was really impressed with the attitude and behaviour of the children. If any of you would like to sign up to the programme that will run at Buttershaw St Paul’s Cricket Club, then please follow the link before…

Mr Platt 🙂


KS1 All Stars Cricket

KS1 and Reception Christmas Dinner