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Year 2 Penguins

Welcome to the Penguins




Welcome to the website for Year 2 Penguins.  

Mrs Freeman is the Penguins class teacher, alongside Mrs Stirzaker and Mrs Valley. In the Penguins class we will work hard together as a team, helping each other to grow and become 'Proud Penguins'.



The exciting time of... Autumn 2

Our Value this half term is ... Courage

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Maths -

Please see the document below to view our Maths objectives. They are broken down into daily small steps and have activity suggestions for guidance. If you would like any support with understanding this document please come and see Mrs Freeman.


Watch this space to view our most recent work in Maths!

English -

his half term we will be looking at:

  • Traditional stories with a twist 
  • Poems on a theme 
  • A range of non-fiction texts 


The first text we are looking at is: 

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We will be looking at the features of traditional tales, specific text type vocabulary and we will be writing our own traditional tale with a twist! We will also be orally retelling our own stories to our peers. We are very excited. The Penguins have really enjoyed reading these new traditional stories that have a interesting twist. 



Our topic this half term is Fighting Fit! 


    Our lead subjects within this topic are science and art.



We will be learning about: 

  • the basic things humans need to survive 
  • the importance of exercise
  • medicines to help us when we are poorly 
  • how humans grow 

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We will be learning to draw bodies using different art resources. We will be using charcoal to create a 3D effect. We will also be using paint, oil pastels and chalk in different ways to create different effects.

We are very excited to use clay to create our own models of the human body! 

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What have we been doing so far?

Have a look at our photos.


Art 1 We drew the different lines on the buildings.
Art 2 We spotted a mosque!
Art 3 All the artists at work.
Art 4 We created our backgrounds using rubbings.
Art 5 The floor was a great place to rub!
Art 6 The tyres had an interesting pattern.
Art 7 The bench was tricky to do!
Art 8 The brick wall was great for rubbing.
Art 9 We found lots outside to help with our art.

SATS Documentation -

If you want to support your child with the end of year assessments below are some documents to help.