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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... Spring 1

Our Value this half term is ... Perseverance


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 -

This half term we will be looking at 'Stories by the same author'. The author that we will be studying is Jonny Duddle.


Here are some of his books:




We will be looking at the features of Jonny Duddle's books, specific text type vocabulary and we will be writing our own story based on his writing style. We will also be orally retelling our own stories to our peers.

Keep checking the website as we will upload some of the children's writing!


Our topic this half term is EXPLORERS!


    Our lead subjects within this topic are history, geography and design technology.



We will be learning about: 

  • famous explorers from the past (Neil Armstrong & Christopher Columbus)
  • Significant events from the past
  • Chronology and timelines



We will be learning about:

  • A contrasting locality (Pakistan)
  • Map skills
  • Physical and human geography
  • Similarities and differences of the features



Design technology

We will be learning about:

  • Moving vehicles
  • Wheels and axles
  • Planning and designing
  • Making
  • Evaluating products


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.


Year 2 Curriculum Overview