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Class 2

Summer Term Learning in Class 2

Castle knowledge organiser

RE Knowledge organiser

RSHE lessons to be covered in Summer term

Y1 spellings for test on 07/06/22

Y2 spellings for test 07/06/22

Spring 2022 - Class 2

This term we will be starting our cross-curricular topic,’ Arctic Adventures’. I have uploaded a plan to show you all of the different objectives we will be covering and some of the texts we will use.

Spellings will continue to be sent home with children on a Monday with the test being held the Monday after. Tests are marked and sent home in book bags the same day as the test. An electronic copy of the weekly spellings is kept updated on this webpage should you need another copy.

Children will be bringing home a ‘knowledge organiser’ to share with you shortly. Please read through the facts with them and encourage them to share their learning with you. There will be a test based on these facts held at the end of the topic to see how much the children have learnt and retained.

Please continue to send children with a book bag on Monday and Thursday ready for their book change.

We will have an extra focus on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables this term so please help children in their learning of these facts. I will put links to useful games on this webpage too.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on;

[email protected] or through the school office.

Many thanks

Miss Curtis


Arctic Adventures Knowledge organisers Geography, History and Science.

Arctic Adventures topic plan Spring 2022

RE Knowledge organiser- Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?

Cursive handwriting PowerPoint

5 Pillars of Islam - part 1 | Cartoon by Discover Islam UK

This is the first part in the series of cartoon animations created and produced by Discover Islam UK with the aim of assisting Primary Schools in educating c...

Class 2 propagating Rosemary cuttings from a Rosemary bush- Science experiment.

Practice reading our Harvest Poem

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Today we considered what plants need to grow and mature.We looked at seeds, bulbs and plants and children investigated a root system.

We are conducting a simple comparative test to determine how light levels affect plant growth and have planned a ‘fair test’.

RSHE - Same or different?

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Class 2 discussed human beings and their traits. We discussed what makes us similar and what differences there are. Children were able to identify the differences and similarities between people. (We started with this ‘I like bananas’ activity).
Class 2 were able to empathise with those who are different from them and began to appreciate the positive aspects of these differences.

RSHE information for parents- what your child will be learning this term.

Peer reading in class 2

Reading lesson new phonics books

Place value maths

Class 2

Welcome back September 2021


I hope you all had a lovely summer break and are looking forward to the term ahead.

This term our topic is,’Our Amazing World’ and we will be learning all about explorers and their travels.

I have attached our curriculum for this term and also a brief letter detailing some basic housekeeping matters. Please send children in with their book and reading records every day. Books will continue to be changed on a Monday and Thursday but we will be reading during the school day and will need these handy.

I am having a welcome meeting after school on Wednesday for new parents and am looking forward to meeting you all and answering any questions.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns or grab me after school in the playground.

Best wishes

Miss Curtis

[email protected]


Welcome Back Class 2!


Mrs Stephens and I are so looking forward to welcoming all children back on Monday 8th March.

You have all done such a super job home schooling and thank you once again for working so hard.

A few reminders about kit etc;

  • Children to wear Woodland school kit on Monday and PE kits on Thursdays. We will have yoga on Tuesdays so girls may want to wear shorts under their dresses or bring in a spare pair for that session.

         Uniform to be worn on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

  • Please send children in with book bags on Mondays and Thursdays. This is the day we will change the reading books.
  • Please drop off at 9am and collect at 3pm from the side gate.
  • Children may bring in their own bottles of sanitiser to have at their desks and a class bottle will be available for regular use too.



We will commence spellings on Monday 8th when children will bring home words for a test on the 15th March.

We will quarantine and clean all reading books in the first week before starting to send them out on Monday 15th March.

Please return all home learning, especially Abacus workbooks. They will be quarantined for a week also.


Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me on;

[email protected]


Finally, I would like to say a massive thank you to Mrs Stephens who has been in school every day throughout lockdown delivering lessons and caring for the children of key workers. She has been incredible, as always and I am so grateful for all her hard work, dedication and support.


See you all on Monday.


Miss Curtis


Spellings Year 1

Spellings Year 2

✍🏻 New Handwriting Section. ✍🏻

Class Remote Learning in event of teacher absence due to COVID 19

A visit from Father Christmas

Our class visit from , ‘ The History Man’. All about our topic, ‘The Great Fire of London’.


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Learning about wheels, axels and chassis in DT

October Half- Term Home Learning Project- Design a fire engine

What goes on in Phonics?

Room on the Broom Day

Preparing for September 2020

Molly’s 5 x table

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Amie’s VE Day tea party

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Johnson rehearsing his 5 x table facts!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Amie keeping up her reading!

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Joseph’s plant investigations

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Freddie’s Ingredients for soup

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Amie’s Spring Poem

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Amber’s Spring poem

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Elliot’s Spring poem

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Noah’s Spring Poem

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Connor’ Spring poem

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Parsnip and potato curried soup

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Megan’s Spring poem

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30 Day Lego Challenge

Arctic Explorers Topic- January 2020


In Geography children will explore the Arctic Circle using a map and will be investigating the countries within the circle. They will be discovering the Arctic climate by describing the difference between summer and winter in the Arctic using weather icons.

Children will be identifying the physical features found in the Arctic and will be  finding out which animals live in the Arctic and where they are found by using and reading maps. Children will be exploring different Arctic cities and the countries they are found in as well as comparing an Arctic town to a city in the UK.


In Science children will be grouping and identifying characteristics of Arctic animals. We will be exploring the habitat of the Arctic and how animals have adapted to their surroundings. We will conduct a scientific experiment looking at the purpose of blubber and children will also be investigating ice and its properties by making observations and recording ideas.

Children will be experimenting with an ‘iceberg’ to see how it floats and behaves in different conditions.


In History children discover the way the traditional Inuit lived over 1000 years ago and will be challenged to think about how the Inuit culture has changed over the years. They will then use key words to describe the Inuit culture and compare the past and present lifestyles.


In art we will be investigating the colours in Arctic landscapes. We will learn about the Aurora Borealis formations and using different art materials to recreate it. Finally we will be exploring Inuit sculptures and prints and describing the shapes and colours used in them.


During DT we will design, make, test and evaluate a model Inuit boat.


In PE we will be exploring Inuit dances and dance sequences and creating

dance moves for the Arctic animals studied.

Music In music we will be listening to Inuit throat singing and music and having a go ourselves!


Arctic Adventure Day 10th March 2020- Today we designed and made innuit boats, constructed an igloo from cake, created an Arctic dance and learnt Innuit throat singing!

Designing, building and testing Inuit boats- kayak and umiaks.

Arctic Dance- We were the sunrise, leaping polar bears, innuit in their kayaks and snow storms.

Arctic dance sequences

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Arctic dance 3.MOV

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Arctic Dance Sequence

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Class 2 - Reading our new book, 'The Way Home for Wolf' (part one).

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All of the children recorded their pages on iMovie and this is the final result!

Class 2 - Reading our new book, 'The Way Home for Wolf' (part two).

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Class 2 - reading our new book, 'The Way Home for Wolf' (part three).

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Class 2 World Book Day

Class 2 have been learning about the features of instruction texts this week

Weaving snowmen for Academy Day in class 2

Arctic Animals and their characteristics

The Snowman Writing

Topic trip to Think Tank and Planetarium 5th November 2019

Callow Construction Ltd

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Dylan,Jacob and David cooking up a storm!

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Class 2 groovers

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Experimenting with cause and effect.

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Water water everywhere....

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Jaguar robots.

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Clay pigs

Clay Faces in Woodland School

Autumn Equinox

The way the sun, Earth and Moon move around in relation to each other gives us our day and night, our spring, summer, autumn and winter.

The Earth itself is tilted as it moves around the sun. The tilt is very important because it means at certain times of the year more of one part of the Earth is facing the sun than at other times. This tilt gives us our seasons.

In June the northern part of Earth is tilted towards the sun meaning we get the most hours of sunshine giving us short nights and the longest day of the year.

In September, the Earth has moved further around the sun and now the tilt means the sun is facing the middle of the Earth. The rays of sun are shining on the Northern and Southern parts of the Earth equally. This means we get about the same hours of day time and night time.

We call this time of year autumn, and the day of the year when we have the most equal day and night is September 23rd and is called the Autumnal Equinox.

After the Autumnal Equinox the tilt of the Earth means we get fewer of the sun’s rays shining on our part of the world each day. The days get shorter and the nights get longer all the way through to the shortest day of the year at the Winter Solstice in December.

Happy Autumn Equinox! Class 2 raise a toast to the first day of Autumn with a glass of freshly squeezed apple juice.

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Lucky Lions

Year 1 Maths.. number bond investigations

Look up, look down, look all around.... come and see what we discovered on our nature treasure trail at Woodland school.

Weaving stars

Excellent websites for children.

Mega sites for maths

Maths zone

Maths frame

Top marks

Mind your decisions

Primary games

Smashing sites for science

The children's university of Manchester

Science kids

Love my science

Excellent sites for English

Teach your monster to read

Phonics play

Inspirational sites for internet safety

UK Safer internet centre

Think u know

Terrific sites for topics

National geographic - kids

BBC bitesize

Fantastic sites for French

Light bulb languages

Cool sites for computing


Barclays code playground

Class 2 webpage for year September 2018- July 2019

Big Blue Sky Day. Class 2’s wonderful art work.

The beautiful Sensory Garden

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Quiet reading in the Sensory garden.

Year 2 time telling challenge. Wednesday 19th June.

Zog 6th June 2019

Book reviews

The Smartest Giant in Town .... literacy this term.

Camouflage Hands- going wild in Woodland School