Squirrels Class - Year 2 



Mr. A. Mackie (Squirrels Class Teacher Y2)

Mrs. N. Dunstone (PPA Teacher)

Mrs S Ely (LSA)

Miss L Hart (LSA)

Miss S Mills (LSA)

Year Two is the final year in Key Stage One;  we use cross-curricular projects in which subjects overlap to reinforce and compliment each other.  Each project is planned carefully to meet the needs and capabilities of the child.  We aim to develop the knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes necessary for your child's whole development. We embrace 'Learning Without Limits' where children are not put into boxes but are given the space to grow and to surprise themselves (and us) about what they can achieve.  


Start of the day: 8.45am                  End of the day: 3.15pm


Term One (for children) starts: Wednesday 6th September 2023

WOW DAY: Trip to the woods Term 5 Week 6 (date to be confirmed). 




Term One  and Two Curriculum Information

Term Three and Four Curriculum Information

Term Five and Six Curriculum Information


Squirrels Class Information Sheet 


Term 1/2 Optional Home Learning Grid

Term 3/4 Optional Home Learning  Grid


Y2 children should also know how to spell:

First 100 High Frequency Words>

Next 200 High Frequency Words>

Year 2 Common Exception Words>


USEFUL WEBSITES (click to visit):

                                                                      EdShed Web Game - Spelling Shed and MathShed




Term 3 and 4 Brilliant Brunel

The children enjoyed learning about Brunel's brilliant engineering prowess and understanding how he helped advance many technologies during the Victorian Era. 

Term 4

This term, we visited the SS Great Britain. The children had fun exploring the different parts of the ship, learning how it was built, who would have voyaged on the ship and how it was powered. 


Term 3

This term, we studied Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge alongside other designs of bridges. The children tested why these bridges were strong. Then, they worked in groups to design and build bridges. We tested them at the end of the day by placing weights on them and replicating an earthquake. 







Christmas  in Squirrels Class

The children had fantastic fun over the Christmas period. We had fun making Christmas crafts, having a Christmas lunch, and inviting special visitors into our classroom (Father Christmas and a bear that can read the book, 'The Night Before Christmas'. 


Term 2 2023 Arctic Explorers 

This term, the children explored what the polar regions are geographically like and what animals live there. They drafted reports on polar bears and how they can survive in cold Arctic conditions. Below, is some pictures of the children's home learning. 


WOW DAY September 2023

As part of our topic, 'Grow with Love' the children took part in a fun learning day where they made seed bombs, and grass heads, painted pots and thought about how they could help nature thrive. 

Here are some pictures of the day. 


Welcome to our Squirrels Class page and a brand new school year! The children return on Wednesday, September 6th and we are all really looking forward to seeing them again after the holidays!

The first few days back at school will be our induction where we will create class contracts and revisit expectations of learning and behaviour. The week will end with the sharing of our learning with the rest of the school. The following week we will begin our learning project, 'Grow With Love' The information pack for learning can be accessed on Class Dojo as well as on the website.

All messages and displays of work will be sent through our ClassDojo system. This is where you can get in contact to ask questions, see children's learning and stay up-to-date with everything that is happening in Squirrels class and in the school. For external enquiries, please contact the school office via the email on the contact page of this website.


 Term 5: Wild and Free

Our topic for Term 5 is 'Wild and Free'

The children will be exploring different animal habitats and will be thinking about how they can support animals within our school and local area. 

Term 3 and 4: 'Brilliant Brunel'

Brunel Inspired Bridges

The children designed, built, and decorated bridges that were inspired by Brunel. 




The children visited the SS Great Britain. They had great fun pretending to run the engine and explore the ship. 



Year Two 2022-23

Welcome to Year Two! All messages and displays of work will be sent through our ClassDojo system. This is where you can get in contact to ask questions, see the children's learning and stay up-to-date with everything that is happening in Year 2 and in the school.  


Our topic for Term 1 is 'Grow with Love'. The children have been exploring different ways to make the environment around us more beautiful and how we can show love throw growing and making things for others. During our 'Grow with Love' WOW day the children made grass heads, seed bombs and painted flower pots. Here are some photos from the day.