Cross Gates

Primary School

Aspire, Learn, Succeed

Cross Gates

Primary School

Aspire, Learn, Succeed

Year 2

Welcome to our Year 2 class page!


We are known as 'Browne class' after our class author, Anthony Browne. We will enjoy many of his stories this year.


Calling all Year 2 Scientists! Have a go at at least one of these fun Science activities as part of our Science Week. Rewards will be given to all who take part!

Homework in Year 2

Try these links to fun educational games to support your child's learning at home...

Helpful reminders:

 - Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on these days.


- We ask that book bags are brought to school daily. Reading books and spellings will be handed out each Friday. 


- Your child will choose one library book each week to encourage reading for pleasure. The other book is carefully matched to their learning in phonics.


- Please sign your child's reading record after each book read. After your child has read ten books, they will receive a special reading certificate and their name will be entered into a prize draw!


You can find out what we are learning about below...

Summer 2

Mexican Day - Arriba Arriba !

Summer Term

Coronation Crafts

The Great Fire of London workshop with Northern Arts Factory 😊

Learning about Eid by making Ramadan lanterns.

Spring 2 

Science Week challenge!

Science Week outdoor learning - finding shapes in nature

Outdoor Learning - measuring using a meter stick

Door Display on World Book Day - The Tunnel by Anthony Browne.

World Book Day Fun - reading with our friends in Year 4.

Roar !

Still image for this video
Year 2 enjoyed learning the poem Roar! We used volume and expression to perform our poem aloud.

Year 2 enjoyed a Science Day to start our new unit on 'Living things and their habitats'. We went on a living things walk and planted a range of seeds and bulbs in our outdoor planters. We can't wait to see how tall our sunflowers grow!

Spring 1

Year 2 are enjoying using Atlases and Digimaps during their Geography lessons. We have recapped the names of the countries and capital cities of the UK, aswell as the seas which surround the UK. We are now working on naming and locating the seven continents!

Year 2 Pedestrian Training

We enjoyed our visit to Cross Gates Methodist Church to experience a pretend christening for baby Rebecca ! 

Visit to Crossgates Methodist Church.

We welcomed representatives from HSBC for a financial education workshop based on making good spending choices and how to save money.

We kicked off our topic with a bang by holding a fun Pirate Day! We worked on key Geography facts (naming and locating continents) as well as enjoying some Pirate stories and activities.

Autumn 2


Year 2 History trip to the National Railway Museum, York.

The children enjoyed travelling by train from Cross Gates to York! We took part in a workshop about Stephenson's Rocket and enjoyed exploring the museum.

Counting in 2s and recognising patterns in Maths. We explored odd and even numbers using a range of manipulatives.

We have enjoyed learning basketball skills to support our agility unit with Premier Sports.

We enjoyed working together as part of our RE topic, 'How can we make good choices?' We have learnt about rules followed by Christians and Muslims.

Pumpkin investigation - making links in Maths!

Autumn 1

Our current English unit is based on the book 'Willy the wimp' by Anthony Browne. You can see the story again by clicking on the link below!

We are enjoying practical work in Maths to secure our knowledge of place value. How many tens are there? How many ones are there?

Welcome to Year 2! During our first week, we have focused on the story of 'Silly Billy' by our class author, Anthony Browne. We made our own worry dolls and discussed what we are excited or nervous about at the beginning of our new school year.

The children have also enjoyed exploring our brand new outdoor provision - we are so lucky to be able to take our learning outside every day!


Here is some of the work we have done using tablets and laptops