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Horfield Church Of England Primary School
Bishop Manor Road, Bristol BS10 5BD

0117 9030041 Fax: 0117 9030042

Horfield Church Of England Primary School

Deeply rooted, flourishing together, reaching great heights

Year 2

Welcome to Classes 5 and 6


Start with Singing


We have been enjoying our “Start with Singing” lessons with Miss Cooper on Thursday mornings. We have been learning lots of musical vocabulary – pitch, dynamics, rhythm, pulse to name but a few!

3D Shapes


In Year 2 we have been learning about the properties of shape. We created 3D shapes using mini marshmallows and cocktail sticks. Which 3D shapes can you spot? How many edges does it have? How many vertices? What are 2D shapes are the faces?

Colour Mixing – Secondary Colours


We mixed white powder paint and water to create liquid paint. We painted a dot in the centre of our paper. We then added yellow powder which made a cream colour. We painted a circle around our white dot. We added more yellow paint and this made the paint a darker shade of yellow. Then we added a small amount of blue paint. This turned our yellow paint a shade of green. We painted a circle around the yellow circle. We continued this process until we had created a dark shade of green. We waited for the paint to dry and then we created a display! Pop into our classrooms to see what you think!

New book

We were so excited to open the new book chosen for our class. We enjoyed slowly unwrapping it to reveal it to the class. It was Oi Dog and the class were thrilled with it.

Grandparent Reading Afternoon


Year 2 were delighted to have grandparents visit their classrooms to read a selection of books with the children.

“I didn’t like it. I loved it!” said Flora.


“It was fun.” Martha

Aardman Workshop

Year 2 were thrilled to take part in an Aardman workshop. They created Feathers McGraw out of clay.


We have been having fun making Christmas decorated branches to hang in the school hall.

Great Fire of London


Our topic during Term 2 is The Great Fire of London. We have been learning that the fire was able to spread easily due to a number of factors – the houses were made of wood and straw, they were very close together and there had been many days of hot, dry weather. Today we recreated how the fire spread.

Exploring Spanish


In Year 2 we have weekly Spanish lessons with Ms Collings. Recently we have been learning the words for the continents and oceans. 


Our exciting weekly music lessons with Miss Cooper.

Viviane Schwarz Visit

Year 2 had a wonderful week last week. On Wednesday they visited the Old Vic to see Viviane Schwarz. She demonstrated how to make a book.

“She had a nice voice” Susie

“Viv read to us and I love it!” Jowan

“She explained why she liked being an author” Abigail


We were then thrilled to welcome Viv into our school on Friday. Classes 5 & 6 created their very own book with Viv. Please do visit the library to read them!



Year 2 created stunning Great Fire of London Silhouette pictures using a marbling technique. We sprayed shaving foam into a tray, dropped in 3 different food colourings then we swirled the glorious mixture around. We dipped in our card, pulled it out and scraped off the shaving foam off to reveal a fantastic swirled pattern. Afterwards we created a silhouette using black card and 2D shapes. We stuck this onto marbling.


In our next lesson we created a kenning-style poem about the Great Fire of London which we copied onto the swirling flames on the picture.

Mexican Hat Dance

Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed performing a traditional Mexican Hat Dance to parents!


Autumn Science and Art on Durdham Downs


Year 2 had a glorious morning learning about the Bristol Whitebeam Tree that is unique to our city. They created an amazing natural piece of art & topped the morning off by creating local animals out of clay and other natural resources.




Year 2 have been learning about micro-habitats as part of their science curriculum. They had lots of fun exploring the school grounds looking for mini-beasts and their habitats.


Our new learning metaphor for 2019/2020 is Exploration so very soon you will be able to see our new Class Charters.

Parent Information Evening.

If you were unable to attend please take a look through the PowerPoint that was shown on the evening. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher.