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Welcome to Polar bears' class page!

Year 2


 Mrs Smith and Mrs Harrison are the teachers in Polar Bears and Mrs Hawkins and Miss Fox are the teaching assistants.  If you have any questions, pop in and catch one of us! 

Our Topic Question for the Spring Term is...


Did any good come from The Great Fire of London?

In English, we will be reading lots of great stories. Reading is fun, relaxing, inspiring and very important!

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Talk for Writing will help us to produce some fantastic writing this term We are going to be focussing on recounts (letter), setting descriptions of London, suspense narratives and information texts on The Great Fire of London.


We will also be building different sentence types in our 'Rainbow Grammar' work and focusing on letter and number formation in daily handwriting.



In Maths, we will be focusing on multiplication and division. We will also be recapping all four calculations, counting in 2's, 5's and 10's and measurement (height, length, weight and volume)



Our Science topic will focus on Animals (including humans), seasonal changes and working scientifically.





Through our topic work we will be aiming to answer our topic question...


Did any good come from The Great Fire of London?

We will kickstart our learning with a theme day all about

The Plague of 1665. We will be taking part in lots of fun and informative activities to start our topic.



Our learning will then move on to work on The Great Fire of London. We will be finding out about the differences in London now and in the past. This work will link well to support our writing too! We will then research the events of the great fire itself; how it started, spread and came to an end.



Art and D.T


In art, we are focusing on the work of the famous artist,

Antony Van Dyck. Van Dyck was most famous for his portraits and so we will be learning how to create portraits and self portraits. We will use this knowledge to inspire our own portraits of Samuel Pepys in the style of Anytony Van Dyck.



To link to our history work we will also be creating the London skyline using a colour was background and silhouettes.


Our DT work will be based around food - baking bread in our school kitchen ( not in the bakery on Pudding Lane!) and finding out about the process of baking bread.


Finally, at the end of our topic, we will be creating London in box models to burn in our very own great fire!


Before we start the fire we are visiting Mansfield Fire Station to learn about fire safety and the work of our local firefighters!


Our Computing work will, as always, involves work around E-Safety and knowing how to stay safe online. Our main focus will be learning how to use the computer to support our daily work and using Purple Mash (Maze Explorers, Animated Stories, Coding)


We will be using ICT in lots of other lessons to help our research and presentation of work.


Music and R.E

Alongside all of this topic work we will be continuing with our Music; using our w school scheme of work Charanga.


and in RE we are holding two theme days... Friendship and Judaism.



Please remember to have your full PE kit in school!

This half term we will be focussing on multi skills  ( delivered by a coach)




Remember to read as often as you can and get your reading record signed - you will earn a star stamp each time!

We read everyday in school so you will need your reading book and reading record with you.

Also, have a go at reading a book using your BUG CLUB account!




Homework is handed out on Fridays every week and should be handed in the following Friday.

Please focus on learning spelling quiz words and reading regularly!



All Y2 children will have a daily phonics/spelling session in groups.

Please support your child by helping them to learn their Phonics/spelling Quiz words for the weekly 'test' each Friday.




If you would like to have a chat or pass on any information please feel free to come into class; we will be more than happy to see you. For a lengthier chat please arrange an after school appointment.


Mrs Smith, Mrs Harrison, Miss Fox and Mrs Hawkins