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Crockerne Church of England Primary School

To be the best me that I can be

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!


The children are now entering the next stage of their learning.  They widen their learning experiences, developing their stamina to concentrate for longer.  They have a lot of fun while they are doing it.


Year Two Project Term 3 and 4

Did they fetch the engine?

In Year Two we will have a big history focus as we learn about the Great Fire of London. We will go back in time to meet Samuel Pepys and find out all about it and what happened next! We might even write a letter to King Charles II!

We will start the term looking at traditional tales, re-telling and innovating stories and creating moving pictures using different mechanisms.

We will also learn about the benefits of healthy eating and exercise and we hope to make some bread with a healthy twist – hopefully more safely than on Pudding Lane in 1666!



Term 1 and 2 (September to December 2020)


Are we keen to be green?



In Year Two we learn about coasts, beaches and the oceans. We immersed ourselves in the “Sally and the limpet” story by Simon James and came up with some exciting innovated versions. We learnt about Grace Darling and discovered why she is famous. We made some beautiful ocean art using music, weather and colour as our stimuli, and considered how our actions in our community might impact on our oceans and our world … what could WE do to help?


Are we keen to be green?                                    November 2020

We have been learning about our world - the continents and the oceans, the beauty and the problems.

We have learned different ways that we can help look after our village and our planet. Simple things like turning the tap off while you rub in the soap, walking to school instead of driving or re-using things instead of throwing them away.

When we learned about the problem of global warming and melting sea ice we decided we needed to help. So we all did a “green” job at home to earn some money. Then we used our money to adopt a polar bear.

Here is our newest arrival in Willow class!

We are going to vote for it’s name next week

We are now learning SO much about polar bears … did you know that they actually have black skin? This helps to keep them warm by absorbing the heat from the sun.

We are DEFINITELY keen to be green in Willow Class!

We've adopted a Polar Bear and a Penguin as part of our project.


Project Overview


  Autumn Spring Summer
Main Project Theme Environmental Fire of London. Plants and habitats
Subject Focus Science Geography History DT Art Science PSHE Music
Example experiences Boat Trip Visit by Samuel Pepys Tyntesfield
Example final project outcome Beach Clean Burning our London models Recipe book and picnic using food we have grown


Other highlights

Nativity – Year Two lead the annual Christmas Nativity.

Singing Festival – we learn fabulous new songs and perform them together with other local schools.

Sports – we have our own sports club after school, go on a daily run and attend sporting festivals at St Katherine’s.


We send home Knowledge Organisers and regular quizzes.

We start TT Rock Stars and have log-ins for Spelling Shed, Purple Mash and Oxford Owl.

We read at least 4 times a week to get in our famous reading raffle!

Purple Mash


The link below will help you access Purple Mash

Sharing External Files | Home Learning with Purple Mash | 2SimpleTV

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Year Two Recommended Reading List