Mount Pleasant Primary School

Our Learning Journey


Welcome to Year 2 2019-20!


'The Egg'

We received a letter from a mother telling us that she'd left a special egg for us to look after. We had to solve clues which were scattered around school to find it. We carefully carried it back to class and thought of lots of super vocabulary. We will wait to see if it hatches and wonder what is inside...

Gemma Lees, a local author, visited our school. She read us her stories and we did actions.

We also had some of the Year 6 pupils visit us to read a book to us on World Book Day.


We dressed up as our favourite character. We also completed book reviews, character descriptions, postcards and book covers.

Our new library is open and we have really enjoyed spending time there looking at and reading different books. We are also lucky because Mrs Pennington reads us a fantastic story each time we visit!

We even had a visit to the library on World Book Day!

In Design Technology we researched different types of vehicles and their uses. Then we  used the computers to create our own net to make a vehicle of our own. Finally we added a chassis and wheels and checked that our vehicle worked.

Happy New Year! We have already begun our exciting work this term including a dance class with Miss Estelle, winter poetry, learning about 2D shapes and learning about Disney music and composers.

In English we have been learning poetry by heart. We thought of actions too. Then we performed them to the rest of the Year 2 children.


Here we are on our first day in Year 2.

In P.E. 2Z have been participating in gymnastics with Mrs Harwood and 2X have enjoyed working with Mr Sweeney whilst learning how to play different games.

In English we have been reading 'Jim and the Beanstalk' as we learn about alternative traditional tales. We found giant footprints and a message in our classroom along with a beanstalk growing towards the ceiling. We have predicting, making up our own rhymes and acting out parts of the story.

This term we performed Mermaids vs Pirates for both the school and for our parents. We had so much fun learning the different songs, words and actions. All of the children were fantastic and all enjoyed stepping into the world full of mermaids and pirates! ARRR

This week in school it has been Spanish Week! We have completed lots of different activities such as learning the names of animals in Spanish, singing different songs in Spanish and our favourite activity, dancing with Miss Estelle! We learnt lots of new moves like shaking our hips and moving our feet. Even Mr Cooper and Mrs Elliott joined it!

In English we have been looking at the non-fiction book 'A walk in London'. We are going to be writing our own 'A walk in Clayton-le-Moors' so went on a long walk around Clayton-le-Moors. We then thought of questions to further our understanding of our local area and researched the answers. This will also help us with our Geography topic 'A local study'. 


We have been busy getting ready for Christmas. We've made calendars, cards and decorations, watched Cinderella at King George's Hall, enjoyed our Christmas lunch whilst wearing our festive Christmas jumpers, made christingles, had a visit from Father Christmas and enjoyed a well-deserved party!

Earl Street, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 5NH

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