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Year Two

Fantastic Foxes and Brilliant Badgers


Welcome to the Year 2 class page! Miss Gee, Mrs Stretton-Clarke and the rest of the team are excited to share with you the learning journey that happens each term in Year 2. 


For more information about the Year 2 Curriculum please visit the Curriculum section of the website. 


Autumn 1 - Ferocious Fire!

Our first topic in Year 2 was The Great Fire of London and many curriculum subjects linked to this in order to make learning memorable and connected. The topic began with an exciting visit from the Partake Theatre Company. Through drama the children learnt how and where the fire started, why it spread so quickly and how it was eventually put out. We finished the topic with a bread making and bread tasting session that parents/carers were invited too. 






Autumn 2 - Wonderful World

In our second topic 'Wonderful World' the children found out the names of the 7 continents and 5 oceans and located them on a world map. They learnt the vocabulary 'Equator, North & South Poles' and thought about why some countries are hot and some are cold. In science we studied the ocean as a habitat and found out which plants and animals live there. We ended our topic with a wonderful trip to the Sea Life Centre!





Spring 1 - Ingenious Engineers

Through this topic the children really had chance to experience what it is like to be an engineer. They learnt a lot about perseverance and team work when learning how to fix their wheels to an axle to make a moving vehicle. They loved the Egg Drop Challenge where they had to design a structure to protect an egg when dropped from height.






In history the children learnt about Amelia Earhart and why she is a significant person from the past. They also found out who Sir Henry Rolls was.




Spring 2 - Perishing Poles

We started this topic by celebrating 'International Polar Bear Day'. As polar bear's are at risk of becoming endangered we raised money by guessing the toy polar bear's name and used this money to adopt our very own Year 2 Polar Bear! Well done to our winners. In the Brilliant Badger class Ada correctly guessed the polar bear's name was Hamish and in Fantastic Foxes Ginny correctly guessed Starlight.





We used our Atlas skills to find out where cold countries are, then studied a small town called Ilulissat which is in Greenland. We then posed the question 'Would you rather live in Ilkeston or Ilulissat?'


We were lucky enough to have a gymnastics instructor into our PE lessons. The children gained so much confidence over the course of the half term and were able to make gymnastics shapes such as pike, tuck, straddle, arabesque etc on and off the apparatus.


Our favourite day of the half term was 'World Book Day'.  We were honoured to welcome Kerry Dilks, a local illustrator and author, into our school. She read us one of her books and challenged us to be an illustrator. Many of us also took part in the 'Great Book Bake Off' where children and parents wowed us with their creativity and baking skills.



Summer 1 & 2 - Brill Borneo



We communicate with parents and families through Class Dojo so please sign up if you haven't already as there will be key information and updates about our learning posted regularly. 


Our PE days are Monday and Thursday and we ask that all children come to school wearing their active uniform on these days (black trainers, grey joggers, sport shorts, skort or leggings, white t-shirt, royal blue jumper/sweatshirt). 






Book bags and a named water bottle need to be in school every day.


Don't forget to read at least 5 times at home to receive a stamp on your chart.  You can easily earn lots of free, new books if you keep this up. blush



Don't forget that we have an Awards Assembly every Friday morning.  We choose a bucket filler of the week, celebrate home achievements and reward our regular readers.  A special bag goes home with each child who wins the bucket filler award. This year, one of our pupils said "I really enjoyed achieving the headteacher's award, the special bag and teddy makes you feel very proud of yourself". (Thea King).