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Sycamore - Year 2

Welcome to Sycamore Class 

Year 2

The teacher in Sycamore Class is Mr.Webster

We have Mr Marriot and Mrs Llewellyn supporting our class. 

A Few Reminders for 2019-20

  • Home reading books

    Children must bring their book bags to school every day.  Every week all children will be heard read, at least once individually, by the teacher, during guided reading and possibly with another adult.  When you listen to your child read at home please write in their diary so that we know their book needs changing.  Remember to read at least 5 times a week to be in with a chance of winning the Reading Challenge!



    Our PE day is on a Wednesday. Please ensure that the children have an appropriate PE kit in school on these days.  The children need a white T-shirt, black shorts and pumps or trainers. 


    Forest Schools

    We will be going to forest schools on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure that you have the correct clothing. During the winter months you will need warm cloths, a scarf and a woolly hat. In the warmer months you will need a sunhat and sun cream. 



    We will be giving out spellings each week for you to practise at home. These will be tested on a Friday.


    Library Visits

    We will be visiting the Library every other Friday afternoon. This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to explore new story books and share stories with friends. If you have a Library card, bring it along, then you can take some new books home with you!

Dinosaur Discovery

Spring 2


Watch out everyone - the dinosaurs are on the prowl. They're rampaging across the  dusty earth, thrashing their powerful tails and baring their fearsome teeth. Which is your favourite dinosaur? The Tyrannosaurus? The Brachiosaurus? The Micropachycephalosaurus? This half-term we will be discovering the dinosaurs that roamed the Planet 150 million years ago!  We will be imagining we're  palaeologists (that's a scientist who studies bones an fossils) on our visit to Wollerton Park. We will be digging deep and learning about Mary Anning and different living species. We will also be considering how animals are at threat of extinction. Doyouthinkhesawus? Yes, Run!


Great Adventures

Spring 1


This half term we will be exploring the oceans and continents of the world. We will be contrasting the climates of continents located on the equator and the poles. We will be learning about the perilous journey of Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition to the south pole. We will be commemorating the adventures of Amy Johnson and comparing her journey with recent achievements of the British adventurer Ellen MacArthur.



Great Fire Of London 

Autumn 2


During our Great Fire of London Topic, we will be participating in a fantastic immersive history experience on the 14th November.


Please read the curriculum overview to discover more about our learning this half term.

Our Learning 2018-2019

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Sycamore Class visited Cadbury World as part of our topic 'Chocolate'. We had a fantastic day learning about the history of Cadbury, how chocolate is made, tasted some yummy chocolate and even went on some rides!

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Wow, what a busy half term we've had in Sycamore Class!  We are so proud of the progress that the children have made and we can't wait to see what else they will achieve over the next half of the year.  In Autumn 2, our topic was Land Ahoy! The children have loved learning about pesky pirates and their precious treasure! We have focused on a story called 'Kassim and the Greedy Pirate's treasure'.  We have learnt this story fantastically through Talk for Writing, which involved doing lots of retelling of the story with actions and story maps before writing our own versions of the story!

In other areas, we got creative by making a pirate collage using different materials, did science investigations based on materials and were even pirates for the day!


We would be extremely grateful if you could read with your child 3 times per week.  This extra reading at home really does help children to progress at a quicker rate. 

Our new topic is dinosaurs and the children are extremely excited to find out as much information as they possibly can!  In literacy, we are focusing on writing a non-chronological report about a dinosaur.  Firstly, the children will learn the report about the Tyrannosaurus Rex using Talk for Writing and will then innovate it and write their own non-chronological report about a dinosaur of their choice.  Following on from that, the children are going to invent their own dinosaur and produce a non-chronological report about it!  In other areas, we are going to use our artistic skills to design and paint our own dinosaur, measure dinosaur footprints and are also hoping to visit a museum with a dinosaur exhibition!  How exciting!

Autumn Term 2 -

This Half Term our Topic is 'Explode!' 

Please see our Topic Overview below.

Autumn 2 Topic Overview

Great Fire of London History Day 


We had an amazing Great Fire of London History day in Year 2. We visited lots of London shops. We made our own bread in a bakery and made our own ink to write with using a quill. We even visited the doctors - it was very different to our doctors today! We learnt lots about the fire and even pretended to pull houses down and set off explosives! 

Our fantastic Christmas Craft Afternoon!

Our Fire Engine Visit!

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This Term our Topic is 'Jack and Beanstalk' 

Please see the Topic Overview below. 




Ogre Spotted at School!!!


Today we received a newspaper article telling us a Strange Creature had been spotted at school last Friday! We went on a hunt outside to look for evidence! We saw broken branches.... flowers that had been disturbed... strange footprints... and some bones! Don't worry though... we are writing instructions to make an Ogre trap. We'll catch him and keep everyone safe!

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Grandparents Afternoon


We had some special visitors to our classroom! Our Grandparents came in to see us at school. We performed a special Grandparents poem to them, and made special cards for them. We also did some painting together. We had a lovely afternoon. Thank you to all our Grandparents who came in! 

Forest Schools!

We have been having great fun on Fridays at Forest School! We enjoyed exploring nature and the outside area. We have also enjoyed building dens! 

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Maths activities to help prepare for SATs.


Here are a few websites containing games for children to play to practise their Maths skills. We have tried some at school and everyone really enjoyed using them.