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Year 2: 2014-2015

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Welcome to the Year 2 Page!


Mrs Alcock and Miss Kerr will be filling this page with exciting class news,

pictures of things we’ve done and more.


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For ideas and links to help your child at home with Maths, English and Science,

have a look at the Curriculum section of the website.


We are reading Tinga Tinga stories

and retelling them using actions.


We are continuing to learn about the similarities and differences between Kenya and Hucknall.

We have also been writing our self reports.


We have been learning about school life in Kenya, particularly the similarities and differences between Kenyan schools and Hucknall schools. We wrote letters to a Kenyan child.

We have been doing weight and capacity in maths.


This week we have been learning about African food – we made Kenyan chapatis. We have also made African villages.

3.6.15 Africa WOW day!

We have been learning about Tinga Tinga art.

We are having an Africa WOW day on Thursday!


We are learning about how to be safe with medicines.


This week we have continued to learn about African animals.

We have been practising how to use adjectives in our writing.

30.4.15 Africa

We have been reading 'Quiet!'

Also, we have been writing descriptions of the character of the lion.

22.4.15 Summer Term

On Tuesday we went on an exciting adventure to Yorkshire Wildlife Park to learn about African animals.

Click here to go to the website


This week we have been writing riddles about nocturnal animals.

25.3.15 Nocturnal Animals

This week we are still learning about nocturnal animals and we are going to write riddles about them.



We are writing reports about pets,

what they eat and how they behave.


This week we are starting to learn about pets.

Today we are having a pet WOW afternoon!

26.2.15 Living

This week we are looking at how to be healthy.

We will be trying some delicious healthy snacks.


5.1.15 Spring Term

This half term our topic is all about

'Castles, Knights and dragons'!


This week we have also been learning about symmetry

and reviewing what we've learned in this topic.



This year we will be looking at ‘Smartie the Penguin’ and learning rules for staying safe on the internet. We will then all make a penguin to take home to help us remember the rules.


We are reading George and the Dragon and writing our own descriptions of dragons.


This week we are looking at the story 'The Paper Bag Princess'.

We are also having a yummy breakfast week!

22.1.15 The Knights of the Round Table

We are learning about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and imagining what it would have been like to be a knight.


Last week we started our new topic of Castles, Dragons and Knights. We designed and started to make castles out of boxes.


We are writing Lost and Found stories and finding out about Scott and Amundsen the explorers.


We are learning about Antarctica and reading the story of Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.

Our Lost and Found Photostory

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This week we are learning about North America, the deserts there and Native Americans. We made head dresses and dream catchers.


This week we have been making poppies and talking about anti-bullying.


We have been learning about Christopher Columbus.

In French we have learnt how to count to 10.

Click on the image to hear the numbers spoken.




We are learning about the rainforest and will be going on an adventure to find out what rainforests are like.

We have also made a lovely Harvest display.

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We are learning about the continent of South America

and the rainforest.

We will be making Henri Rousseau pictures of tigers.


We are finding out about what divers see in a coral reef

and doing Australian Aboriginal artwork.


We are learning about Mount Everest and the continent of Asia.


We have been looking at our local area

and have had a fun outdoor day.

Next week we will be looking at what life is like on a mountain.


This week we are making papier mache hot air balloons and starting to write instructions.


Our Topic for this term is 'Around the World' and we will be learning all about the different continents and oceans!


This week, we are learning about our classroom

and our rules and routines.