Year 2 - St Gerard's

St Gerard's

Spring 2024

Religious Education

We learnt about Lent and why we observe the Lenten season as Christians. We also had a discussion about the three important things we must do during Lent - fast, give alms and pray.  We listened to each other share our ideas on what we will do during this season.  Some of our Lenten promises are:

  • To give up watching Netflix for 40 days.
  • To help my mum and dad more at home.
  • To give my old clothes to charity.
  • To give my old toys to charity.
  • To listen to my adults more.
  • To make the right choices all the time.
  • To pray for my aunty who is poorly so God makes her better
  • To give up screen time and playing on the computer
  • To pray for my grandma who is sick
  • To pray for my country.

We made a lovely display out of our Lenten promises.

Samples of Work - Lenten Promise


Year 2 this term has been learning about writing instructions. We read the text -"What grows best?" First, we analysed the main features of instructions. Next, we learnt about Imperative Verbs (Bossy Verbs) and used them in command sentences. We then learnt how to use coordinating conjunctions 'and' and 'but' to join our simple sentences together. We enjoyed baking our condensed milk cookies before we finally wrote our set of instructions using all the things we learnt. Enjoy reading them! 

Samples of Work


In English we have been reading 'One Snowy Night' by Nick Butterfield.  After reading the story, we explored the difference characters and how thy might have felt in different situations.  We then worked on using adjectives to describe the different animals.

St Gerard sample of work

In Science, we have been learning about 'Everyday Materials'. We carried out an investigation to explore and test the strechiness of materials. We also researched about Charles Macintosh and designed our own waterproof jacket!

We have used lots of scientific skills such as observing, identifying and classifying.

Please click on the link below to view the samples of work: