St Barnabas C of E Primary School

St Barnabas C of E Primary School

Aspire, Believe - Together Achieve

Inspired by Great Britain's Tim Peake and his successful space mission, we've decided to name our classes after space rockets and launchers.  In the words of Buzz Lightyear, 'to infinity and beyond' - at St Barnabas this is where we take our learning!

We are GENESIS class, welcome to our class page.

In Genesis class we fuel our imaginations by investigating exciting new topics which will help us create inquisitive learners.  We look forward to exploring, as a team, new and exhilarating places where we can compare the similarities and difference to our own environment.  Our hands on approach to learning enables us to use practical resources and in depth questioning, to solve a variety of different problems.  We continue to build on our resilience, helping us to face challenges, which come our way and our eager and enthusiastic approach ensures we grab every challenge with both hands.  Remembering our positive attitudes helps us to ignite our learning and reach our full potential.  Our welcoming environment will enable every individual to feel safe to express their ideas and will enable them to shine their very brightest!  By the end of the year, we will be ready to blast off into Year 3, armed with the skills which are required to have another successful year!

Please read the three documents below. They outline the curriculum for Reading, Writing and Maths in Year 2. At St.Barnabas we use these documents to assess your children's depth of understanding throughout the academic year.

Our Class Photo

Class fun and games

Genesis class had a fantastic couple of days getting to know each other and completing a series of challenges.



The children wrote their aims and aspirations for the year onto post it notes and then attached them to balloons.  We set the balloons off which soared up to the sky to remind us to always aim high in whatever we do.  I wonder if our balloons have reached the stars yet?


We had an exciting afternoon learning about Tewkesbury as part of our UK topic!  Our year 2 balloons made it all the way to Tewkesbury Abbey!

Term 2

In Maths year two have been focusing on place value.  They have been able to use their new skills to complete challenging place value questions!

Look at all the rich vocabulary maths words we have been using!

We have been trying hard to be independent learners.  Here are some of the resources the super learners have been using to improve their writing!


The girls have been busy at lunchtime drawing the things they have been learning about in class!  Can you guess what they are?



 Taking Responsibility for our Outdoor Learning Area

We have been busy taking responsibility for our outdoor learning area.  I'm sure you'd agree Genesis class have done a fantastic job planting flowers!








Genesis completing a challenge set by Mrs Hill

Genesis class thoroughly enjoyed completing their independent challenge set by Mrs Hill.  Their task was to work together as a team to plan and build the tallest spaghetti challenge!  It's tricky than it looks as we discovered!


We had an exciting visit from the Fire Service to help us with our new topic The Great Fire of London!


 Genesis Class enjoying Book Week & the Party!


 The Great Fire of London came to St Barnabas

Year 2 recreated the Great Fire of London on the school field.  We watched as the fire spread from roof top to roof top and thought about why the fire spread so quickly and destroyed so many houses.  We loved singing London's Burning too!


Genesis Class have thoroughly enjoyed lunch times since the Play Pod has arrived making swings, dens and much much more!


Bread Making!

After learning about The Great Fire of London starting in Thomas Farrniner's bakery on Pudding Lane, Year Two designed and made their own bread.  Kneading was hard work but the end results were delicious!


 Year 2 Christmas Activities!



Pick 'n' Mix Homework Year 2 - Term 3 and 4

We have been building dens our shelters and working on our teamwork for our explorers topic.


 Genesis Science Experiments

Year 2 have been investigating which materials are waterproof!  They were brilliant at recording their results into a table!


Genesis class thoroughly enjoyed book day working in their meerkat families to find out more information about their new topic!


 Some Fishy Fun!




Look What fun we all had at Bristol Zoo!


Genesis Class made the most of the lovely sunshine last week and moved our learning outside.

Scooter Training

Our church performance for the end of Term 5

 Having fun during Healthy Living Week!

We had caterpillars delivered to Year 2 this week.  It is our job to look after them and help them transform into butterflies.  Watch the photo updates as they grow and change.

Just a few days old and the caterpillars are growing quickly.  They are already double the size!


Introducing our butterflies Bert, Betty and Bob

And finally Bertha has emerged!

Today's Maths lesson we learnt about measuring our body parts accurately!