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.

Are we keen to be green?                                      December 2021


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.

We wanted to help the creatures that live in our precious world. So we all did a “green” job at home to earn some money. Then we used our money to adopt a snow leopard.

Here is our newest arrival in Willow class!

We voted to name it – meet “Button”.

We are DEFINITELY keen to be green in Willow Class!



Term 1&2 (September to December 2021)

Are we keen to be green?


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




Year Two

Year Two is the only single year group at Crockerne so the children learn in smaller classes and have lots of opportunities to work as whole year group.



Real Project Overview


Main Project ThemeEnvironmentalFire of London.Plants and habitats
Main Subject FocusScience GeographyHistory DT ArtScience PSHE Music
Example experiencesRaise money to adopt an endangered animalVisit by Samuel PepysVisit to Tyntesfield House
Example final project outcomeBeach CleanBurning our London modelsRecipe book and picnic using food we have grown




Other highlights

At present, many of our usual events are unable to take place, but we are trying to make do as much as possible.  Ordinarily, our other highlights are:


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

In this video, we'll be showing you how to upload external documents on Purple Mash

Year Two Recommended Reading List