"I like school because I like learning new things and seeing my friends and teachers." Elsie, Primrose Class | "I feel safe in school and I know I can talk to the teachers if I have any worries." James T, Daisy Class | "I like being outside on the obstacle course." Teddy, Bluebell Class | "I like the kitchen in the role play area." Ruby, Snowdrop Class | "I like being with my friends." Jason, Poppy Class | "I like it when we make things... It's creative!" William, Daisy Class | "I like doing work with numbers." Charlie D, Bluebell Class | "I like playing on the wobbly bridge." Elliott, Snowdrop Class | "I like swimming." Jennifer, Poppy Class
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Ghost Hill Infant & Nursery School

Welcome toGhost Hill Infant & Nursery School


Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!


Our Year 2 classes are called Poppy and Daisy.


Our topics this year are:  ‘Our History Heroes’, ‘All Around the World’ and ‘Our Planet, Our Future’. We have lots of fun activities included throughout all of our topics. 


In Year 2 at Ghost Hill you will have the opportunity to go on a residential trip to Holt Hall at Christmas time and a summer trip to Easton College Farm. You will also create some Celtic jewellery; learn about catapults (!) and the Great Fire of London 1666.


We explore the famous nurse Edith Cavell and the 7 continents of the world. In the summer, we spend lots of time thinking about our environment and the future of our planet. We will also learn lots of songs, read many many books, have dress up days and even go on an aeroplane! If you would like more information about our curriculum, please get in touch with a member of staff.




Great Fire of London




What do our children think about Year 2?





Ninja Training


The hook for our Talk for Writing text was to meet and train with a Ninja! We also watched 'Make a Man Out of You' from Mulan:


"We must be swift as the coursing river, With all the force of a great typhoon,
With all the strength of a raging fire, Mysterious as the dark side of the moon!"





What do our children think about Year 2?





We love science!


Poppy and Daisy Class discovered...

  • "The wax from the candle is waterproof"
  • "The candle felt like wellies and wellies are waterproof"
  • "It felt like a raincoat too"
  • "If you put too much watery paint on it then the paper soaks it up and makes it soggy"
  • "The water went over the wax and didn't stick to it"
  • "You need to push down hard and put lots of wax on then it works better"
  • "The white wax crayons worked better than the wax candle"


We made 'telephones' to explore how sound travels. We also investigated micro-habitats in our outdoor area, looked at what lives there, and why it is a good habitat for that animal/plant. Each group made their own micro-habitat using natural objects.








Edith Cavell visits Ghost Hill




Year 2 P.E.








Children In Need


We all dressed up to support Pudsey Bear and to raise money for children who are not as lucky as we are. We posted lots of pennies in the boxes that our School Council representatives made. We raised a fantastic £282.04, so well done to everyone involved!






Maths Day


We held a Maths Day across the whole school to explore number, shapes and measures in a variety of ways and across all the curriculum subjects. One of our favourite activities was using spaghetti and marshmallows to make 3D shapes!





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