Year 2


Welcome to Year Two! We are a bunch of noisy, kind, playful, wonderful, clever, friendly and thoughtful children. There are 29 of us in Year 2. Our teachers are the best! We have Mrs Guy, Mr Greenhalgh and Miss Pinnington. They plan lots of exciting activities to help us with our learning. We love coming to Hillside! We are brilliant at English, Maths, P.E., Topic, Reading, Art, Science and Phonics.

Our current topic is ‘Why were Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus very brave?’. As part of this topic we have designed and made our own felt flags, used Atlases to plot Columbus’ route to America, written a diary entry as if we were Christopher Columbus and packed a suitcase to take with us on a voyage of discovery! We have also studied the work of Turner and created our own Artwork using both sketching pencils and watercolours. However our favourite part of this topic so far has been visiting Jodrell Bank! We learnt about our solar system, Neil Armstrong, made our own rockets and experienced sitting inside the inflatable planetarium. We had a great time!

We love going on trips! We have lots of exciting trips planned for this year including visiting the cinema to watch Zootropolis as part of our PSHCE lessons and travelling to Llandudno as part of our seaside topic!

At Hillside we have lots of opportunities to attend different clubs. In Year 2 we enjoy attending Taekwando, Multi Skills, Songbirds, Mathletics, Reading Buddies and Cookery Club. Some of us have even undertaken the roles of being Friendship Buddies for children on the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 playgrounds!

We really enjoy being in Year 2 and show many of our Hillside School Values every single day. We always try our best and never give up!