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Class 2

Welcome to Class 2!


Welcome back everyone! We hope you have had a wonderful Easter break. Our topic for the summer term is All Around The World. We will be looking at a range of animals, plants and their habitats on different continents of the earth, artwork and musical instruments linked to these areas of the world too.


We will be creating our own habitat boxes to show and compare the places that animals live. We will also be making our own miniature habitat hotels for creatures and critters that live in our very own school grounds! Later in the term we will be planting seeds and watching them grow smiley


We are ready for another fun and exciting term of learning. We will be continuing with our Golden Ticket reads, spellings and homework that can be done at home too!


Ready, set .... go!


Miss Whitwell, Mrs Dunsford, Miss Hatley, Mrs Clark & Mrs Reeves

Maths Outdoors - Lesson one - Counting flowers using the shape of our feet as a set square

Outdoor Maths - lesson two - loom band repeated patterns

Habitat Art Projects 24th and 25th May 2018

A HUGE Congratulations To All Of Year 2 On Completeing Their S.ecret T.raining S.essions This Week!


You have worked super hard on these tricky quizzes and I am really proud of you all. Well done Year 2!


Miss Whitwell


Our Royal Wedding Creativity:

Wb 7.5.18 - We've Been Bonkers About Plants Whilst Watching Our Own Seeds Begin To Grow!

We have been planting seeds in Science to help us write instructions in English

Summer Term has arrived!

Week one & two


We have been extremely busy since being back from our Easter break. We have kick started our Around the World topic by sketching different animals and buildings.

We have learnt about how hot air balloons work in order to travel to different places - we even created our own designs for a balloon.


We went on a mini beast hunt around the school grounds in order to study microhabitats. We were successful in finding worms, ants, woodlice and millipedes!

We have also been extra prepared in science this week too - we have planted seeds in our mini allotment in the eco centre to give them plenty of time to grow between now and the summer holidays. This will give us lots of learning opportunities throughout the term.

Monday 5th March - Wax Candles

Tiff from Woodland Warriors volunteered in Class 2 today to show us how we make candles from bee's wax. We had a tremendous amount of fun warming the wax to roll it around the wick. We even got to see Tiff light her candle. It was brilliant fun whilst learning about natural materials like bee's wax and clay, tessellating shapes, and why Florence Nightingale was called The Lady With The Lamp. This activity linked to our maths, history and science topics! Check out some pictures of our creations below.

W/b 26th February - World Book Week!

We had a lovely couple of days expanding our love for reading - before the snow fell!

As a class we read and enjoyed many books with teachers and children across the school, designed our own front covers for Roald Dahl's The Giraffe, The Pelly And Me and wrote our own stories and posters about saving animal habitats.

The highlights of our week was creating our shoebox bedrooms for a character of our choice and creating a book character with a humble potato. We have also recorded ourselves reading a poem we edited as a class called the Sound Collector. Take a look below for photos of our creations.


The Sound Collector By Class 2

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The Sound Collector By Class 2 (Part 2)

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Some Of Our Character Bedrooms

Our Potato Book Characters For World Book Day

Tuesday 20th February 2018


Roger from Cat's Protection paid us a visit today to kick start our Science topic of Amazing Animals. He showed us pictures of various cats that had been rescued - telling us stories of the animal's backgrounds. He also helped us to piece together how to look after a cat. We then used the knowledge from this session to write a set of instructions to help others with how to look after a cat!

29.01.18 We shared our stories with Year 6. They were so impressed with the quality of them and we were proud of our work!

We kick started our Old & New topic this term by looking at toys! We have had a chance to play with a mixture of Victorian era toys and other toys created within the last 100 years.

Look in our photo's above to see what we got up to!

W/c 22.1.18 and 29.1.18


Class 2 have been working on a Story Writing Unit during our English lessons this half term.

We began by learning the story Threadbear off by heart. We mapped, created our own actions and ordered the story so that we knew it inside out! We then brought in toys from home to practice our character description ready to innovate the Threadbear story.

We are now writing our stories a section at a time making our own versions that are rich with vocabulary. We will be sharing these stories with Year 6 - some of us are even publishing them to make our own books! We have spent a lot of time on these stories and plan to share them with parents at our special class assembly later in the term.

Investigating Science With Andy!

On the 16th January, we had a special Science lesson with Andy Markwick (a science specialist!) who had a problem for us to solve. We were asked to find a way for a family of ants to travel across a stream. So we did some problem solving in groups using real leaves and denes blocks to measure how many ants would fit on each type of leaf without sinking. We had lots of fun experimenting with this theory - using scientific enquiry and questioning skills. We even had time to make a boat for the ants using different malleable materials. See our slideshow below for more pictures. 

On Friday 8th December a Big Rig truck came to North Crescent.

Our site manager, Mr Hutson, opened up the gates for the truck to come onto the playground at 9:30am. Each class had the opportunity to see the vehicle up close, to touch the tyres and the grill...the teachers even had the chance to sit in the drivers seat! What an amazing morning of writing we have achieved thanks to the Big Rig and it's owner! Honk Honk!!

This term we are learning about Space and Explorers who have been beyond our world.


Watch the video below to learn more about Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon!

Neil Armstrong interview, BBC 1970.

Neil Armstrong interview, BBC 1970. He claims: -The sky is deep black, -The earth is the only visible object in the sky, other than the sun. Armstrong is either instructed to lie...or he has never been on the moon!

Bed Time Stories


Scroll down to see some of our favourite stories, why not listen to one before bed tonight?

Which one is your favourite?

Shark in the Park - Read by Sherry

'Shark in the Park' - another great book by Nick Sharratt! 'Storytelling with Sherry' - and I hope the music is'nt too scary for the kids! AVAILABLE ON AMAZON: La Fira is not just a children's book market selling affordable English books for children in Barcelona - we also do storytelling at events!

Charlie and Lola - I will not ever never eat a tomato (HQ)

Charlie has to make lunch for Lola, but she's a very picky eater and refuses to eat carrots, peas, mashed potatoes, fish sticks and her least favourite food - tomatoes (although she has never tried these foods before).

CBeebies Bedtime Stories - Tom Hardy - Odd Dog Out by Rob Bidduph 15/05/2017

CBeebies Bedtime Stories - Tom Hardy - Odd Dog Out by Rob Bidduph 15/05/2017 Tom Hardy reads a tale about a sausage dog who is trying to find her place in the world. She finally realises that being who you are is the best way to be.