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Burrsville Infant Academy

Create a Joy in Learning For Every Child

 Welcome back to the Year 2 page.

Please find below our curriculum map, this is so you can see what we are learning about through the year.


Pro Strike - sponsored event 

This term Pro Strike held a sponsored event which resulted in some of us getting some exciting goodies! On Thursday 21st March Pro Strike came in to see who could kick the ball the hardest. It was measured using a special camera and we got to take a certificate home with our score. We had a great afternoon.

World Book Day

What a fantastic day we have had! The children had a fantastic day dressed up as their favourite book character and showing them off during our whole school assembly. One child from each class was chosen for 'best dressed' and won a book! We then started our fun filled reading day, which included a visit from an author called Henrietta Edwards. We had a great time!

Skipping Day

We had our annual visit from Dan the skipping man and had a great time. Both Hazel and Elder (as well as the rest of the school) went to the hall to spend some time with Dan. During this time, we learnt how to skip forwards, backwards and a variety of tempos. At the end of the day we had a whole school assembly where we showed off our newly learnt skills to one another.


Some children were selected to attend a sports event at Kirby Primary Academy. The event consisted of different activities, such as using an inflatable dart board! The children had a great time trying all of the activities and developing their sports skills.

Planetarium Visit 

 We were so lucky in Year 2 to have a visit from a special company who set up our very own Planetarium. As we stepped foot inside the dome we were greeted by a large space and a projector. When the projector was turned on, we were amazed to see the beautiful dome filled with stars. We spent some time looking at the stars and identifying the Milky Way. We then moved onto looking at the planets, we learnt all about the giant planets and looked at how close they were to the moon and sun. Finally, we looked at what NASA have predicted some planets will be like in the future and discussed the impact future space travel will have and what it might look like. It was such a fun experience and celebrated our learning for ‘To Infinity and Beyond’.

Autumn term 2

This term, Year 2 have got into character for our version of the Christmas Story, and have done a fantastic job at learning all their lines as the narrators, as well as learning lots of new songs! We hope you enjoyed watching us all.

We also enjoyed our Christmas dinner and jumper day with all our friends. All the teachers served us lunch as we chatted to our friends and had Christmas crackers full of funny jokes. And plenty of Christmas songs!

Pantomime trip! We had a great Christmassy trip to the Princes' Theatre to watch Aladdin. We got to stay behind and ask the cast questions and hear all about their performance. What a great start to the Christmas festivities!

Year 2 also had lots of fun completing one of our Reach2 7B47 promises; Flash Mob! We went to Clacton Shopping Village and broke into some Christmas songs. We had a great time and hopefully made lots of people happy!

This term the children have been working hard to consolidate their knowledge. In Maths, we have been looking at the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We have had lots of fun grouping them and understanding all the differences between them. 

In English we have learnt how to write instructions on how to train a dragon. We spent some time learning about instruction writing before putting our spin on it. We acted out how we would train a dragon to help us fully understand. After this unit, we moved onto diary writing. We have learnt all about the features of a diary, why we need to include particular parts as well as writing in role. This was very tricky but our end result in our hot tasks were brilliant!

In Autumn 2 we celebrated our learning with a trip to Colchester Castle. We have been learning about the features of a castle in history and have discussed who would've lived here and the jobs they have, so this trip enabled us to explore this further. We enjoyed walking around the castle and spotting the different features as well as having a guided tour from a Knight in action! 

Autumn term 1

We started our English learning with character and setting descriptions. We used the book 'Zog' to help us with this, which is written by our Author of the Term, Julia Donaldson. This linked to our 'Troublesome Dragons' topic. We then moved on to learning about poems focused on Harvest Festival. After that, we learnt about narrative using the 'George and the Dragon' text to help us learn how to write a story. We changed the main character in the story to create our own version. 


We started the year with an exciting Sparkling Start, a dragon egg hunt in the forest! We had to find clues which then spelt out 'sweet treat' and we had a reward for completing the hunt. 


This half term our Maths learning has been on place value and addition and subtraction. We have been learning to order numbers and talk about the number of tens and ones in a number and how they can be represented in different ways. We used the part-whole model to partition numbers into tens and ones. We moved on to counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s and then used practical resources to help us add and subtract. 


Below are some photos from Elder class enjoying their sparkling start. 

Exciting events this half term have included some of us starting swimming lessons and the Harvest Festival service at the church. Below are some photos from our Harvest Festival at St Johns Church.