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St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

“I have called you by your name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1

Year 2

Tudor Timeline

We have started our History topic, which is the Tudors, and will be specifically looking at Elizabeth I.

We have thought where the Tudors fit into history and then created a Tudor timeline, looking at all the monarchs. It was lots of fun, working out who was who!

Class Assembly

Our assembly this year was about Shark Lady, Eugenie Clark, who was an amazing, inspirational scientist. She loved sharks and followed her dreams of looking after and teaching sharks, but also making people aware that they are beautiful creatures. We had so much fun performing it to the school and our parents.


St Thomas Aquinas Feast Day

We have had a great day celebrating St Thomas Aquinas. The day started with a lovely Mass. We then learnt some facts about him for our work and created a piece of artwork as a class, relating to the quote below. We also enjoyed class games and cake!

“The light of faith makes us see what we believe.” St Thomas Aquinas

Diving Diaries

We have been reading ‘Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary’ by Simon Bartram as part of our learning in English. We have learnt the features of a diary and have written some of our own versions, imagining we were diving with Dougal.

Human and Physical Features

Year 2 have been learning about human and physical features in Geography, in our topic of Oceans and Coasts. After we had learnt what these terms meant, we worked in groups to decide if something was a physical feature or a human feature.


Year 2 re-enacted a Baptism today. We looked at the special objects used such as the candle, oil, holy water and certificate. We also looked at the special people involved, focussing on the Priest and Godparents.


We have been looking at Monet’s paintings, in particular ‘The Bridge in Giverny’. We looked at the detail which went into creating the water and the lily pads. This week we have been creating our own ‘Bridge in Giverny’. We used pointillism to create the water lily background and then added a bridge.

Van Gogh

In Art we have been learning about Van Gogh. We have been looking at the shape of his sunflowers, the petals and colours. We noticed that he used colours which are opposite each other on the colour wheel. This really helps the sunflowers to stand out against the background.  Today we used chalk to create the different styles of sunflowers Van Gogh used with his paintings.