Churchill CofE Primary School

Churchill CofE Primary School

Term 2

In Term 2, we are continuing with the topic of 'Fire! Fire!', but our focus this term will be on The Gunpowder Plot.

Suggested recommended reads for Year 2

Please click on the link below.

Books for Year 2. Great Reads for 6-Year-Olds (

EdShed Spelling

Please find your child's username and password in the back

of the yellow reading record book.


The spellings for your child are set specifically for him/her. Paper copies of the words to learn for the week will be sent home in the weekly homework folder.

Please come in and see us if you have any problems.

Merry Christmas 

and a 

Happy New Year


Stay safe and keep well

See you all in 2024

Thank you so much for all the thoughtful messages, cards and gifts that you have given the Year 2 team this Christmas.



Monday 18th December 2023

Drawing Unit


We have been experimenting with mark making using different tools or mark makers (paintbrush, cardboard, cotton bud, pencil) Using black paint, we created some amazing effects. See if you agree!

We are amazing artists!


We have been learning how to draw objects using our knowledge of mark making. We used a pencil to practise and experiment creating different effects. We had to look really closely at the Christmas objects that we were drawing.

In the afternoon, we then coloured our Christmas observational drawings, which included shapes and lines. Look how well we have used different textures within our work.

Finally, at the end of the afternoon, we created a class gallery of amazing art work. We looked at the Reception and Year 1 Art galleries too and evaluated their work.

Our creative Christmas cards

Christingle making on Tuesday 28th November.

Christingle Service in the church.

First 500 Reading Points Achieved


At the end of October, Year 2 achieved their first 500 points for reading regularly at home. Great reading everyone! 


The children have voted for their special treat............a pyjama day!

Talking, describing and sorting 3D shapes.

Abstract Artist

Anthony Frost


At the end of term 1, we started looking at the work of Anthony Frost and identified shapes and colours that he used. We then selected different objects and materials to create a textured surface in the style of this abstract artist.


All our artwork then had a coat of emulsion applied so that the poster paint would stick to the textured surface. Just like Anthony Frost, we used primary colours and did not mix the paints.


We also learned that Anthony Frost would never use black and white on their own. He would however only use white to lighten a colour (tint)


Vocabulary...... surface, shape, building up, layering, collage, prime, emulsion, tints