Year 2

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Upcoming Dates & Events for Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Spring Term 1 2020

Welcome to our Antarctic Adventure!

The intrepid explorers of Year 2 are being immersed in the Southern Ocean.  Battling giant waves as they cross from the English Channel to the Weddell Sea! Fending off killer whales and leopard seals, they’ll sail onwards towards the freezing desert of ANTARCTICA!

We are learning about the geography of Antarctica, all about the wildlife – particularly the different types of penguins.

We begin our Antarctic topic by learning about a man called Tom Crean, who first sailed to the Antarctic with Scott before joining Shackleton’s crew.  Through him and a book called Tom Crean’s Rabbit, we learn all about life on the ocean waves and what it must have felt like to be at sea in a wooden ship for months on end.  We learn lots of nautical vocabulary and how to write an informal letter in reply to one we receive from Tom’s brother.

In DT we will be making our very own Protective Penguin Egg Transporter! We’ll have to work out which materials will best insulate and protect it, then design and make our own with certain criteria, such as a lid that fastens.

In Science we will be learning about insulating materials, waterproof materials and materials that can protect the penguin eggs from the elements.

James Caird and Cutty Sark

We will be visiting the James Caird in Dulwich College and the Cutty Sark / Maritime Museum in Greenwich to explore the ship and immerse ourselves in a seafarer’s life.


Autumn Term 1 2019

Follow us, follow us Into The Woods … ( where we will be developing our science skills, exploring the world and going nose-to-nose with woodland animals!

Who lives near me?

First we will be looking at our local environment to see what wildlife is hiding away amongst the different types of trees. Where do they all fit in the food chain? Who is predator and who is prey? More importantly – what is a tree?

Check out this game game to test your knowledge so far…

If you go down to the woods today, why not…

  • see how many indigenous trees you can name and identify by looking at their leaves, bark patterns, seeds or flowers.
  • talk about the sorts of animals that make woods and forests their habitats and why they live there…
  • look for signs of Autumn and made a collection of natural objects.

There are some great alternative stories out there about wolves – you could read…

Try this link for a story time treat:


Number and Place Value


:Addition and Subtraction


Remember you can always have fun with maths at this site.


Our PE days are as follows and children will need their PE kits from week beginning 9th September:

Elis:   Outdoor – Tuesday, Indoor – Thursday
Heidi:  Outdoor – Thursday, Indoor – Friday
Naomi: Outdoor – Monday, Indoor – Wednesday (dance)

Bug Club

Please click on the link below to access The Bug Club website.

This is the online reading scheme which allows your child access to hundreds of books at the click of a button. Your child can read them with you or when older & more confident, independently. Each book contains comprehension questions to boost reading skills. Points collected for completing the questions correctly can be used to play games. All of the books can be read to your child by the computer too.

Logins & passwords are held by your child’s teacher and have been sent home in a letter. Please encourage your child to access the website as often as possible.

If you have any problems with access at home, there is a trouble shooting guide held at the school Reception desk.


Elis, Heidi and Naomi


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