Year 2 - The Dolphins

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Jambo Bwana!

Autumn 1

The half term we are going to be learning all about...



We will be finding out about:

  • The seven continents and 5 oceans
  • Locating the UK and Kenya and making some comparisons based on culture and climate 
  • Classifying animals - mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, insects, invertebrates 
  • Life cycles
  • Food chains
  • Tinga Tinga tales

and lots more! Keep checking the website for photographs of all the fun we are having learning about our exciting topic!



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Click on the link below to see the letter about the visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and the African Drumming Workshop.


Spellings Autumn Term

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Class Information - Autumn 1

I am in class all week apart from Monday afternoons when Miss Brooks will be covering my planning and assessment time.

Book bags and homework to come into school on a Monday please. 

 Outdoor PE is on Wednesdays and Indoor PE is on Thursdays.

Please make sure your child has a white T-shirt, a black sweatshirt and black joggers / shorts, (a spare pair of socks is a good idea if your child wears tights to school). Please make sure all kit is clearly named.

Water bottles will be sent home at the end of the school day to be washed and refilled ready for the next day please.

As always, any questions please don’t hesitate to ask! 

Thank you so much for your support,

Mrs Barnes



What have we been up to?

On Friday 5th October we visited Graves Leisure Centre for a morning practising lots of different skills. We took part in relay games which involved travelling in different ways, balancing beanbags and running as fast as we could; we played a game called Shooting Stars where we had some people at the side with balls who were rockets and the rest of us had to run between them, trying to get to Mars without being caught by the ball! Then we did some gymnastics and dancing - we did forward rolls, balancing on a beam and walking on our hands and feet through hoops. Finally we played a game called Sticky Toffee which focused on teamwork! What a fantastic time we had! Well done Delightful Dolphins!

(The photos are also in the gallery so you don't have to view all 100 of them as a slideshow!)

We are having lots of fun learning about Africa - have a look at some of art work! We also worked together to match riddles of different African animals to the correct picture...

On Tuesday 25th September we visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park and what an amazing day we had! We saw a variety of animals including: lions, giraffes, tigers, antelopes, and many more! The children thoroughly enjoyed seeing the animals close up and asked lots of interesting questions. We had a workshop where we learnt how to group animals and even got to touch a snake's skin, camel fur and an ostrich egg!

The children represented the school amazingly and I was so proud of their wonderful attitudes especially when respecting the animals. Well done Dolphins!

We had a fantastic day learning all about African drumming. We learnt how to hold it comfortably, how to play different rhythms and play in sync with another group. What fantastic musicians! Can you remember how to play the rhythms? "tickly fish" "don't forget your raincoat!" 

We used different actions to help us remember the story Handa's Surprise! Fantastic teamwork everyone!

For extra maths activities to try at home copy and paste the web address below into the address bar...

Useful KS1 Weblinks