Ballymoney Model Integrated Primary School

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North Road, Ballymoney , County Antrim, BT53 6BW

Nature Colour Hunt!

Our first day back to school was so much fun. We went on a nature walk to look for signs of spring around our school. As we walked around the pond we spotted so many frogs! 

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go” - Dr. Seuss.

World Book Day in Year 2 was so much fun! We created our own book cover and blurb. We also designed a jumper and hat for Rupert in the story ‘The Hueys in the New Jumper’. We love reading in Year 2. Have a look at some of our favourite books. 

Bear had an itch and it was no ordinary itch! The story of Itchy Bear tickled all of Year 2’s imaginations this week as we made bark rubbings, measured the area of the characters and investigated what happens to Gummy Bears in water, salt water and sugar. We had so much fun!

If you go down to the woods today you will see Year 2, exploring all things to do with nature. We have been really enjoying our new WAU topic. Check out some of our highlights in the photo below. 

Aha! Oho! Tracks in the snow. I wonder where they go?

This week Year 2 have been enjoying investigating the book ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’. Between making shadow puppets, designing a meal fit for a Gruffalo and finding lots of facts about rabbits, we have been very busy. Click on the link below to see what we have been getting up to.

Year 2 have had a fun week building bird feeders and using their hand made binoculars to join in with the RSPB Big School Birdwatching Week. Click on the link below to see what all we have been getting up to. 

Year 2 took a stroll down the deep dark wood to see if there is such a thing as a Gruffalo!
This week we have been learning all about who the Gruffalo met on his journey through the woods. We made Gruffalo characters, found interesting facts about foxes and acted out the story in P.E. Click on the link below to see our amazing work.

I’m stick man, I’m stick man, I’m stick man, that’s me! 

Year 2 have loved learning all about the story ‘Stick Man’ this week. We made our very own stick men and thought about different ways that we could use them. 

Over the past two weeks, Year 2 have been exploring the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ as part of their new term topic. Watch the video below to see what all we have been getting up to. 

We have been learning all about toys in term 1B. We even shared our favourite toy with our friends. Have a look at some of our amazing toys and how they work. 

On Friday 10th December 2020, Ballymoney CIPS raised money for Save the Children by joining in with their Christmas Jumper Day. Have a look at some of the fabulous Christmas jumpers our year 2 pupils wore. 

We have really enjoying Term 1B in Year 2, learning all about toys. We explored how toys move, old and new toys and even how toys are made.

We are certainly getting into the Christmas spirit in Year 2. Doesn’t our class Christmas tree look amazing? 

In Term 1A we went on an Autumn walk and observed all of the seasonal changes. Take a look at our amazing collage, showcasing what we saw on our walk.

Have a look at the video below of our first term in Year 2. We cannot wait for lots more fun in Term 1B.


Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning. Here, at Ballymoney Model CIPS, our Primary 2 children engage in practical but meaningful activities to allow them to explore mathematical concepts. Here is what we have been learning throughout term 1A.


Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. During term 1A Primary 2 have been engaging in a variety of literacy tasks. We loved writing instructions about how to make a paper dog, Supertato and a rainbow plate.

Outdoor Play

Nature is a tool to get children to experience not just the wider world, but themselves. In Primary 2 we have been learning all about our 5 senses through outdoor play. We drew self-portraits, went on listening walks, made our own music and much more! Have a look at the video to see what we’ve been up to!

Play Based Learning 

Playtime in P2 is precious. Play builds brain pathways for thinking, creativity, flexibility, empathy and many other lifelong skills. We have been exploring our 5 senses during PBL. Have a look at some of the things we got up to.