Year 2 – Blue

Welcome to Our Class

Our class teacher for the 2023/24 academic year is Mrs Snape.  Our teaching assistant is Mrs Williams

In Blue Class, we cover many exciting topics to enhance children’s knowledge and understanding in-line with The National Curriculum 2014.  British Values also underpin our curriculum.

Our key topic areas this year are:

Which plants  and animals would I see in  the local woods?

Core Texts:

Big Bad Owl, Mouse Fairy, Look what I Found in the Woods and a poetry book about animals

This is a Science topic based on plants and animals.  We will learn how to observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants and how a habitat provides the basic needs of things living there and how they are suited to their habitat.

What was The Titanic and why was it so important?

Core Texts:

Polar The Titanic Bear, National Geographic Kids The Titanic, If you were a kid aboard The Titanic, Rescuing Titanic and The Snowflake

This is a History based topic.  We will be learning about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.


What was so important about Neil Armstrong’s and Christopher Columbus’ journeys?

Core Texts:

The Man on the Moon – a Day in the Life of Bob, Space Poems, The Story of Neil Armstrong and Counting on Katherine.

This is a History based topic.  We will learn about the lives of significant individuals in Britain’s past who have contributed to our nation’s achievements.


What is our school made of?

Core Text:

Traction Man – Mini Grey

This is a Science topic based on the uses of everyday materials.  We will identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials.  We will also look at the history of our school and how the local area has changed since the school was built.


Why do we love to be beside the seaside?   

Core Texts:

Look what I found at the seaside, The Owl and The Pussy Cat, Harry and the Jaggedy Daggers, Stella and the Seagull and The Not Bad Animals book.

This is a geography based topic.  We will identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and identify the human and physical features of a small area of the United Kingdom.


Would you rather live in Kenya or the UK?   

Core Texts:

Lila and the Secret of Rain, Planting the Trees of Kenya, Wangari Maathai and the Tree of Kenya, The Ugly Five and The Not Bad Animals book

This is a Geography based topic.  We will be learning about the geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a contrasting non-European country


Blue Class will have their PE lessons on a Friday morning.  It is essential that children have the correct PE kit in school.


Indoor sessions:

  • Black shorts
  • Red t-shirt
  • Black pumps

Homework: Homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be returned to school by the following Thursday. Children are encouraged to read and change their reading book at least twice a week

Our Learning Line

The Learning Line helps the children to evaluate their own progress in lessons. Our line shows the  journey of  The Minions, the children helped to design our learning line and use it in all areas of the curriculum. It follows the process of: Plan, Understand, Passion, Act, Evaluate, Embed.

Our Golden Promises:

More detailed information about class activities will be shared with parents on our half-termly class newsletters.


If you would like any more information about our class, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.


Mrs Snape & Mrs Williams