Welcome to St Peter's Year 2 class page.
Our names are Miss Lightfoot (Y2 teacher) and Mrs Eaton (our class teaching assistant). We work together as a team to make sure every day in school is as enjoyable for the Year 2 children as we can possibly make it. We will also be doing lots of fun sports lessons with Mr Lord and music with Mrs Reynolds.
We are looking forward to getting to know your children and watching their development this year. You can see below our end of year expectations for your children. Please keep a close watch on this page for new photographs and snap-shots of your children's wonderful work and learning!
Thank you for your continued support,
Miss Lightfoot and Mrs Eaton.
Year 2 and Year 6 Shared Reading
The children in Year 2 and Year 6 have been pairing up as reading buddies to share their favourite books. This has been a huge success for both the KS1 and the KS2 children. Year 2 children have enjoyed learning new things from Year 6 and hearing them read a story. Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed being a reading buddy role model. Many Year 6 children have blossomed in confidence as a result of being trusted with such an important role.
ART INSPIRED BY PABLO PICASSO
We have been looking at the work of Pablo Picasso. We have taken his inspiration and created our own pencil portraits, magazine face collages and even clay faces. We really enjoyed shaping the clay to make strange, cubist style portraits! Take a look at some of our 'work in progress' so far!
WRITING OUR OWN MUSIC!
We have been using mini beasts and knowledge of syllables to write our own music! We have learned the value of different notes and how to write them down. We then played them using a range of percussion instruments.
WORLD BOOK DAY 2018
At St Peter's, we know it's important to encourage a love of reading from a young age. We celebrated World Book Day this year by dressing as our favourite book characters and holding a 'Book in a Jar' competition. Year 2 had a fabulous day designing book tokens for a national competition, designing our own characters and doing lots of painting and writing linking to our current text: Little Red Riding Hood.
In music, we have been learning all about how to make different sounds with a variety of percussion and vocals. We have been creating music for our theme: 'The Hairy, Scary Castle'! Here are some photographs of us enjoying making music!
WORLD POETRY MONTH.....VISIT FROM A FAMOUS POET!
October is world poetry month. To celebrate, we invited a published poet - Andy Tooze - to visit our school. We spent the day learning lots of fun poems. Our KS2 children even wrote their own poems! At the end of the day, we had an assembly to celebrate and share all of the amazing work that we had created. This day has also inspired us to learn some class poems to recite as a whole class after the half term.
IN NOVEMBER, WE REMEMBER
The children in Year 2 and Year 6 visited the Middleton Cenotaph on Friday 10th November. We wrote bidding prayers and a short service together, then walked to the cenotaph to pay our respects and share our prayers with the public. We handed out booklets with our prayers to visitors and sang hymns to remember the solders who died. We wrote prayers and made our own poppy wreath to leave at the cenotaph, so that others could share our prayers too.
We came into school dressed as what we aspire to be when we get older. Father Kieran came into school to talk to us about his calling as a Priest. We were also lucky enough to have a visit from the organist from Salford diocese! He spoke to us about how he became an organist and why it is so important to him. He even brought some organ pipes with him and taught us the difference between low and high notes! We had a brilliant day!
Special Roles in Church
A member of our parish community (John Kirby) kindly came in to talk to us about his special roles in the church. He was so helpful. He brought lots of artifacts and photographs in to help us fully understand the importance of his role, and how many people are needed to help our church run so smoothly.