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A big hello to next year's Perfect Penguins!

Have a look at the little introduction video below from Miss Asquith. 

13th July

The final week has a pirate theme. There are lots of activities so it will take you into the summer holidays too. (We don't expect you to complete it all this week!) Have fun and be creative. You can share pirate stories and read fact files about real pirates. There are pirate science investigations, craft and lots of problem solving to find out who stole the treasure!

There is also a transition learning project and resources to work through with your child.

Transition resources

6th July-Home Learning

This week we are continuing with the Africa topic. You will learn about a significant person called Nelson Mandela. You will also learn about the Maasai nomads in rural Kenya. You can read some African folktales and continue with the African art activities. In Science you will continue learning about plants and their life cycle. To keep you active there are some 8 minute work outs from Joe Wickes.

Monday 29th June-Home Learning.

This week would have been 'cultural week' in school. There are stories from around the world to share at reading time.

Year Two look at Africa at this time of year. There is lots of information about Africa and activities to complete. There is some amazing African art to have a go at and some African dances to try! smiley

Monday 22nd June-Home learning. This week would have been sports week in school so there are some activities / information about healthy eating and the importance of exercise. There are some fitness challenge cards to have a go at and a P.E. lesson with Marcus Rashford!

It is Armed Forces Day on the 27th June. There is a power point to share and a link to the Armed Forces Day website. One of the comprehensions this week is about Armed Forces Day.

Monday 15th June-The home learning for this week is below. Please look at the overview and choose an activity. The resources you need are in the folders. Some worksheets have different levels, for example, the comprehension sheets. Please choose the level that you think is right for your child. One star is the easiest and three stars is the hardest level. (The stars are at the bottom of the sheets).

It is Father's day on the 21st June. There is a folder with lots of activities for children to do for fathers and grandfathers.

Monday 8th June 2020 ~ Click on the overview for the Year 2 Home Learning for this week. The maths, literacy and topic resources are in the files below.

Here are some extra activities and worksheets for you to try if you have completed the activities above.

Monday 1st June 2020 ~ Click on the overview for the Year 2 Home Learning for this week. The maths and literacy resources are in the files below.

Tuesday 21st April 2020


Hi everyone, Miss Asquith here!

I just wanted to leave you all a little message to say hello and that I am missing you all very much. I hope that you and your families are all well and coping with the strange situation we find ourselves in.  From speaking to many of your grown ups, I know that you are all trying really hard and being superstars at home. blush  I also know that many of you saw and enjoyed our little video message last week.  Now, I can let you into a secret - keep your eyes peeled as another little surprise is on its way soon!  laugh  We have uploaded some new activities which include English and Maths, topic based tasks and some well being activities to keep you busy over the next few weeks (see under heading Summer Term 1 2020 below). Some trickier maths can also be found under 'Maths Challenges'.  enlightened  

Keep being brilliant Class 8 - I will continue to check in with your grown ups with a little phone call every so often and hope to see you all very soon. Take care and enjoy the sunshine! 


heart Lots of love heart

    Miss Asquith


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Welcome to Class 8 - Perfect Penguins


We are the Perfect Penguins and we are very excited to be in Year 2.  Our teacher is Miss Asquith and we have help each week from Miss Mee, Mrs Elks and Mrs Palmer.  


We do P.E on a Tuesday afternoon and a Wednesday morning, we go to the library to change our books on a Wednesday afternoon and our homework and spellings are due in on a Friday each week.

Autumn 1 2019


This term our topic is 'Me, Myself and I'.  We are learning all about being healthy and how to look after our bodies. Did you know that we should eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day, do 1 hour of exercise and get 10 hours of sleep each night?

In Science we did some food tasting. We got to taste foods from all of the different food groups - protein, carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables, dairy and fatty or sugary foods. It was a lot of fun! Some of the foods were delicious but some we weren't too sure about!

Amazing Maths!


We have done some super maths this half term.


First, we learned all about the tens and ones in 2 digit numbers.  We practised making 2 digit numbers in lots of different ways.  

Next, we used our knowledge of place value to help us add 2 digit numbers with diennes apparatus.  We had to get the right number of tens and ones, add them together and count how many it made.  
Finally, we did some work with 2D shapes.  We played a game where we had to describe their properties using the correct maths vocabulary, including how many sides, corners and lines of symmetry they have.  Did you know that a rectangle has 4 straight sides, 2 lines of symmetry and 4 vertices?  

Year 2 Spa Day

At the end of the half term, we had a spa day in school to put into practise all the things we had learned about keeping healthy.  We came in our comfortable clothes and brought a dressing gown and slippers to relax in.  During the day we had lots of lovely activities to do including making and eating healthy fruit kebabs, yoga, face masks, foot spas and there was even a nail bar where we could have our nails painted! We had an amazing and relaxing day!

Autumn 2 2019


We have a new topic this term and we're very excited about this one!! It is.....



On the first day back after the holidays, Miss Asquith asked us this question...


'What maths can you do with a tube of Smarties?'


We were amazed to find that Smarties are great for helping with our maths! We worked in teams to show off some of the brilliant maths we could do with our tubes of Smarties.  We sorted them, counted them, used them for adding and taking away, made graphs, measured with them and created different 2D shapes. 

Remembrance Day 2019


We made special boats for an exhibition at the National Memorial Arboretum to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.  Our painted boats will make up part of a special tribute to the almost 7000 vessels and 156,000 troops who sailed to the beaches of Normandy on 6th June 1944.  We decorated our boats with poppies and camouflage designs.  At the Arboretum they will be added to the other boats in the exhibition to make a total of 6939 wooden vessels - 1 for each of the ships which sailed that day. 

3D shapes


We learned to name and describe 3D shapes using the correct maths vocabulary.  We practised using words like cube, sphere, cylinder, pyramid, faces, edges and vertices. We also practised building 3D shapes using construction, paper and straws.



In Science this half term we have been learning about materials.  We named them, described them using some super science words and decided why objects are made from certain materials.  Did you know that glass is rigid and transparent but paper is flexible and flammable? 

Cadbury World


In November we went on a school trip to Cadbury World.  We had a lovely day learning all about how chocolate bars are made, tasting delicious melted chocolate and going in the 4D cinema! We even got some free chocolate to bring home!



It's nearly Christmas so we decided to put a tree up in the classroom.  For homework we all made a Christmas decoration and hung them on our tree. Doesn't it look beautiful? 

Spring 1 2020


Happy New Year!


Our new topic is 'London's Burning!' We will be learning all about the Great Fire of London including what Tudor London was like and how it was different from London now, where and how the fire started and why it spread so quickly.



In science we learned about things that are living, things that once lived and things that have never lived.  We went outside to find things for each category and took photos of them using the ipads. Can you work out which things are living, dead or have never been alive from our pictures?

Maths Open Morning


In January we held our annual Maths Problem Solving Breakfast and Open Morning. It was lovely to see so many of you enjoy the problem solving activities in the hall and to have the grown ups with us in the classroom, helping us to make treasure maps and write a set of instructions (or an algorithm!) using our brilliant maths vocabulary.  We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and maybe learned something new! :-) 



In PE this term we have been doing fencing and archery with Christian. We have had lots of fun and learnt some new skills! 



In March we had eggs and an incubator delivered from Living Eggs.  We only had 3 chicks hatch this year, but they were very cute and we loved stroking them and watching them run around. Introducing... Egg Sheeran, David Peckham and Chicky Minaj! :-)

World of Work Week


Our World of Work Week in March was really interesting and informative.  We were very lucky to have lots of visitors, mostly mummies and daddies of children in our school, who came to talk to us about their job.  We asked lots of questions and found out about a range of different jobs including nursing, accountancy and sales.  A big thank you to all the grown up who came in to speak to us!