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Year 2 Penguins

Welcome to the Penguins




Welcome to the website for Year 2 Penguins.  

Miss O'Toole 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... Summer 1

Summer is a very busy term here in Year 2, please keep your eyes on our class page for lots of SATs preparation resources.

Our Value this half term is ... Forgiveness

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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 Miss O'Toole.


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

English -


This half term we will be looking at:

'Animal Adventure Stories'


'Classic Poems'

Our theme this half term is 'Wind in the Willows'

The text we will be reading is Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. 

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We will be collecting vocabulary, making predictions and inferences about characters and events in the story. 

We also be writing a sequel to Wind in the Willows and we will share some of these with you! 

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


Our topic this half term is THE FARM SHOP


    Our lead subjects within this topic are Geography and Science. 



We will be looking in detail at living things and their habitats. We will do this by:

  • Exploring and comparing the differences between living, dead and never lived. 
  • Identifying living things and their habitats,
  • Different animals living in different habitats
  • Investigating whether seeds can grow in the dark. 
  • Local habitats
  • Finally we will also be looking at the life cycle of a caterpillar by observing and watching our very own caterpillars in class!


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In Summer 1, we will be looking at seasons and how they affect our days. We will be concentrating on the United Kingdom. Finally, we will write our own weather report and record it on the iPads. watch this space!

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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.


Year 2 Curriculum Overview