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The Y2 team includes:

  • Miss Woodhams
  • Mrs. Chandler
  • Miss Needham (TA)
  • Mrs. Burgess (TA)
  • Miss Fowler (TA)


This half term's topic: Wriggle and Crawl


This half term we will be investigating minibeasts and their natural habitats. We will be learning about the life-cycles of butterflies, bees and frogs. We will find out about insect habitats and food chains. We will have real caterpillars in the classroom so that we can see the caterpillars grow and change before our eyes. We will be comparing some of the insects found in the UK with Australian insects and creating a factfile. 


In Literacy we will be reading; Tadpole's Promise by Jeanne Willis, The Invincibles The Beast of Bramble Woods by Caryl Hart and Moth An Evolution Story by Isabel Thomas. We will be writing our own minibeast fiction stories and Non-fiction information sheets about minibeasts. 


We are looking forward to taking part in the Y2 Reading Festival, where the children will have the opportunity to meet and talk to an author. The author will be Caryl Hart who wrote The Invincibles The Beast of Bramble Woods. We will be reading this book in class. We will also have the chance to visit Norfolk Park and go on a minibeast hunt to explore the trees, bushes and grass and see what is living in the park. 


Finally we are really excited about the Y2 trip to Wheelgate Park. There we will be able to visit a huge tropical butterfly house and insect and reptile house and see the creatures that we will have been learning about up close and in detail.