Brentry Primary School

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Year 2 – Brunel Class

Welcome back!


I am very happy to be returning 'home' back to Year 2.  I hope you've had a lovely Easter break - I look forward to welcoming all of the children tomorrow morning.


Mrs Ford and I will be resuming back to our normal routine where I teach for the first half of the week - Mon and Tues, Laura teaches on Thurs and Fri and we take it in turns to teach on the Wednesday.  Just to confuse everyone..... For this week only, we will be slightly out of sync and I will teach on Mon, Wed and Thurs and Laura will be teaching on Tues and Fri.  From next week onwards we will be back to normal!


This term we have a new set of wonderful topics - please see our attached curriculum overview to get a better understanding of what we will be covering.  Our main history topic will focus on nursing and the children will be exploring the lives of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.  I was wondering if we had any connections to any current/retired nurses/doctors?  If you do know anyone who wouldn't mind paying us a visit to talk about what is like to work in that profession please do get in touch.


Finally, a few reminders for dates to help with organisation.  For the rest of the year, PE will be on Monday and Wednesday.  Spelling tests will be on a Wednesday (new spellings to be given out this week).  Friday, the children will complete the 30 Club test.



Please do feel free to contact us with any questions.  See you tomorrow.


Claire Moore & Laura Ford


African art! We made African necklaces and used pastels to create an African scene.

Science day - designing a marble run

World Book Day! What amazing costumes!

Forest school - Year 2 had to make the stinkiest drink ever! They then made habitats for toads.

Term 4

A busy start to this term already! We have introduced Traction Man to the class! He is an action hero who is always ready for adeventures. We will be writing our own adventure stories for Traction Man to go on.


We will learning about Kenya in Africa and finding out about safari trips and animals you might find there.


We made Pudding Lane and lined up the houses we had made.

Paddington Bear tea party!

Fire brigade vist to Year 2! We learnt a lot about fire safety.

Fire of London paintings

Money work in maths this week

Making our own Paddington Bear!

Term 3


We have been busy already this term! We have all written a New Year's Resolution! We will see if we can keep them.

We have had a class visitor all the way from Peru! His name is Paddington and he will be joining the class this term. We have enjoyed reading stories about him and writing letters to Aunt Lucy in Peru.


In History we have started learning about the Great Fire of London. We will be having a visit from the fire brigade this term to teach us all about fire safety.


DT Project - Moving pictures of the nativity story

Christmas Nativity Performance 2024

Spooky spiders! We made pretend spiders. We were learning about things that were living, dead or had never been alive. Luckily, we didn't have a real living spider in class!

Term 2


Welcome back! After a wet start to the term let's hope the Spooktacular event can go ahead this week!

This term will be based around our geography unit 'What a wonderful world'. We will be learning about hot and cold places in the world. We will be finding out about animals that live at the North and South Pole.

In literacy we will be writing information texts about these animals.


We will be starting to practice for the Nativity play and year 2 children will have parts with many having a speaking role. We will also be learning some songs.


Mrs Ford



Our trip to SS Great Britain 17th October

Snail crazy in Year 2! We made snails and held the annual snail race!

Materials hunt! We went on a materials hunt around our school to find things made from different materials.

Snail and the whale art

Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson


Brunel class have enjoyed reading this book and are writing our own stories based on the book. We also created some snail and whale art work.


Welcome to Year 2

2023 - 2024

Please read our welcome letter to find out about life in Year 2 as well as find out what we are learning this term in our curriculum overview.

Mrs Moore & Mrs Ford

Please keep checking this class page as we will keep updated with everything which is going on in Monet class.  Remember to pop in to say hello/ask questions and you're more than welcome to take a look at the children's work anytime.


Claire Moore & Laura Ford