Sheerness West Federation

Year Two Owls

Week Beginning 19/11/18

This week will be all about the Polar Express. On Tuesday it will be our hook day where we will learn all about the story and carry out lots of lovely art and craft activities based on the story. In the afternoon we will even get to drink some delicious hot chocolate!

Following on from that we will be writing letters to father Christmas, telling him all the reasons why we should get the first present at Christmas.

In maths we will be adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers and solving problems based on these skills.

In science we will be investigating which surface will be best to make a snowmobiles runners from.

Don’t forget P.E. is on Wednesday and all earrings should now be removed. Thank you.

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Week beginning 12/11/18

In literacy this week we will be continuing our work on the book Penguin on Holiday. We will be writing our own versions of the story by changing the setting and characters.

In maths we will continue our work on addition and subtraction by learning to add and subtract from 2 digit numbers.

Our science investigations will continue as we try and find out which material will be best to put in Penguin’s goggles while he is skiing!

In topic we will complete our Penguin art.  

We will also start learning our Nativity play scripts and songs. I’m sure the children will look forward to performing this to you near Christmas.

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Week beginning 5/11/18

In literacy this week we will be reading Penguin On Holiday by Selina Yoon.

We will be learning all about the story and the things Penguin gets up to before writing thank you letters to Crab for a fantastic holiday.

In maths we will be adding and subtracting tens to 2 digit numbers, using the resources in class to help us.

Our science investigation this week is to see which material is best to help Penguin mend the hole in his bucket!

In topic we will create icy backgrounds for our penguin art and also use the laptops to research the continents of the world.



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Hogwarts week

We have had a brilliant week being at Hogwarts. Congratulations to Hufflepuffs who were the house point team winners. Here are a few photos of the week.

Our fantastic costumes.

Spooky maths measuring



Spooky biscuit making



Maps and witch making




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Week Beginning 29/10/11

Welcome to Hogwarts!  This week the school is being transformed  into Hogwarts from The Harry Potter set of books by JK Rowling.

Our work this week will all be based on spookiness!

In literacy we will read part of the Witches’ Spell from Macbeth. We will talk about the language used and perform the poem in groups. Then we will describe some spooky ingredients before wring our own spell poems.

Maths this week will be all about measures. We will measure how long some wands and broomsticks are, Weigh out ingredients to make some spooky biscuits and measure some liquids to make some magical potions.

The class will receive a letter form Harry to tell them that Dobby has got into the ingredients cupboard and taken all the labels off the containers. They will need to investigate how all the different powders react with water so they can help sort out the mess!

We will also be making magical wands, maps of Hogwarts and using shapes to make pictures of witches. It should be a really fun week. We are really looking forward to it!

Don’t forget Friday will be dressing up day as your favourite character.

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Great Fire Of London

Today we used the Tudor houses we made last week to make a Tudor Street in the time of the Great Fire Of London. We set fire to one of the houses and watched to see what would happen and learn why the fire spread so quickly.










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Fire Station Visit

On Thursday 20th September Year 2 visited Sheerness Fire Station. The children learnt all about fire safety and had lots of fun trying on uniforms, sitting in the fire engine and squirting the hose.

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Week Beginning 17/9/18

On Thursday we will be visiting the fire station. Peacock class will visit in the morning and Owl Class in the afternoon. Please look at the weather forecast and ensure your child is appropriately dressed for the weather as we will be going even if it rains!

In English we will be completing our reports about the Great Fire Of London, writing questions to ask the firemen and then writing a recount about what we did at the firestation.

In maths we will continue our work on place value by learning to compare numbers to 100 using the < = > symbols, and learning to order numbers in different ways.

In science we will be walking around the school to identify the different ways materials are used in school.

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Week Beginning 10/9/18

On Thursday this week it is Roald Dahl Day. The children are invited to come dressed as a Roald Dahl character or to wear something yellow. We will be reading the Enormous Crocodile, making wanted posters about the crocodile and completing some fun craft activities.


In English we are going to become reporters. We will be asking some questions about the Great Fire; Where and when did it start, How long did it last etc, Then carrying out some research to find out the answers before writing our reports. We will also learn how to change verbs into the past tense.


We will continue our work on place value in numbers by learning how to partition numbers in different ways.

Topic We will complete our Great Fire Of London pictures by adding the sky line of London to our fiery backgrounds.

Reading Books

We hope to complete our accelerated reader star reader quizzes this week. This will enable us to send reading books home at the appropriate level for your child. Look out for a letter explaining the scheme in greater detail.

Thank you

Year Two Team


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Week Beginning 4/9/18

English For our first week back we are looking forward to hearing all the fantastic things the children got up to over the summer holiday. Please could you send in any of the packs we sent home before the holiday to help the children remember.

Maths we will be learning how to recognise numbers that are represented in different ways.  It would be really beneficial if your child was confident in counting in tens so any practise you could do would be amazing.

In topic we will be starting to learn about the Great Fire Of London, We will learn about how London has changed from 1666 to now.

Our value for this month is responsibility and this week the children will think about ways in which they can be responsible.

In our art lesson we will be mixing colours to create a colourful, fiery background.

On Fridays we will be sending home a spelling sheet with some words for your child to practise. These do not need to be returned as we will not have a weekly spelling test. Instead your child will have opportunities to practise these words in school. At the end of the term we will carry out assessment of the term’s words to check on your child’s progress.

PE is on Wednesday, can you please ensure PE kit is in school.

Thank you Year 2 team


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Welcome Back

Welcome back to school year 2. We hope you had a fantastic summer holiday. We certainly enjoyed ours!

Our topic for the first term will be fire! we will be learning all about the Great Fire Of London and Samuel Pepys . We have lots of art activities planned to link with the topic too.

In English we will be doing lots of non fiction writing: reports, recounts, instructions and diary entries, most linked to our fire topic. 

Maths will be all about place value in numbers to 100. We will learn all about how many tens and ones there are in each number and use this to help us order, compare add and subtract numbers to 100.

Our science topic is Materials and their uses. we will learn to identify different materials and then think about why they are suitable for different jobs. 

P.E. for both classes will be on a Wednesday so could you please ensure full kits are in school every week.

We are really looking forward to working with you this year and seeing how much progress the children make. If you have any questions or concerns please ask us.

Mrs Guilder Peacock Class Teacher

Mrs Wouldham Owl Class Teacher.


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Welcome Back – Term 6

Welcome back Year 2 to your final term with us! We hope you have had a lovely and enjoyable break and are ready to come back.

This term our topic will be called ‘Mad Scientists’ and you will be conducting a lot of experiments in Science. You will be investigating different changes, writing predictions and using scientific language to explain what has happened.

In Literacy we are going to be doing lots of writing! We will be using a story called Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones. We will be using this story as a model and you will be changing key parts before you write your own version. You will be having a go at writing a poem, a recount of sports day and a re-write of a Science experiment. 

Maths will be a mixture this term of different topics. We will be finishing measurement before we re-cap addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children will be re-capping money and answer one or two step word problems. 

In Topic the children will continue to learn about the Isle of Sheppey. They will be using maps and mapping out a local walk to the beach. This will give the children an opportunity to re-cap compass directions.

We look forward to having a fun and enjoyable term with you!

Year 2 team 🙂 

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Lights, camera, action!

The children have been using drama to edit the story of the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. They had to think about what animal will be stealing the lunch, how, who they will be stealing from and how they will stop them. The children used drama to portray the story in their pairs or groups. 

Both classes came up with some fantastic ideas! They will be using these ideas to help them write a story in the next few days. 

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Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch Art

Here is the final piece of art work the children have made. Owl class have their pictures hanging in the classroom and Peacock class will be having theirs on display too. 

The children are very proud of all their hard work! 

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WB 23.4.2018

Literacy – The children will be adapting the story of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch and creating a new version. What is your character going to take? How are you going to stop them?

Maths – The children will be starting time. We will be recapping half past and o’clock before progressing onto quarter past and quarter to. If the children are up to the challenge we will tackling telling the time to the nearest five minutes!

Science – In Science, we will be investigating different types of seeds. Do all seeds look the same? If no, why?

Please ensure the children have a hat and a water bottle in school if the weather continues. 

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In Maths we completed our learning of fractions by counting in halves and quarters. The child practiced this by heading outside in their pairs to play a game of tiddlywinks! They had great fun and it really helped to consolidate their understanding of counting in halves. 

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Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch Art

We have had a fantastic first week back! The children have absolutely loved the sunshine and enjoyed the opportunity to take their learning outside.

In Art, we have been on a bit of journey this week! We are creating a piece of art work that shows all the key points in our story. This is to help us explain the setting for our story that we will be writing next week. 

First, the children needed to created the sea and the sky. They had to mix the paints to get the perfect colour. 

Next, they had to design, cut and stick their own sun. This will give them the opportunity to use adjectives to describe what kind of day it is in their stories.

Unfortunately, for the next two parts I was unable to take pictures. They looked at different types of lighthouses to see how they were designed (they were shocked to see they were not all red and white!) and created a boat. Once the children have stuck all of the parts together I will take a picture of their completed art work.

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Observational Drawing

Here are some of the fantastic drawings that the children have drawn and labelled. 

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Hook Day: Plant investigation

We had a fantastic Hook Day today! We used magnify glasses to go and investigate flowers and trees. The children were able to identify the main features of each plant. 

They completed the lesson by drawing pictures of the trees and flowers and labelling the features. 

I will upload pictures of their fantastic drawings tomorrow

Year 2 team 🙂 

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Week Beginning 17/4/2018

We hope you and your children have had an enjoyable break having lots of fun and making memories! 

The children return back to school on Tuesday 17th April. 

Hook day/Science – On Tuesday we will having our Hook day! The children will be planting their seeds, going on a plant hunt and investigating and grouping the different types of seeds.

Literacy – We will start by reading the story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ and looking at the characters in the stories. We will be focusing on the use of language learning the spelling rule of ‘ly’. 

Maths – The children will be recapping fractions and consolidating their learning of half, quarter and thirds. They will be learning how to count in fractions and finding fractions of amounts.

We look forward to seeing you.

Year 2 team 🙂 

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School Contact Details

Head of School Miss H Brewer

Contact Person Mrs N Austin

Telephone 01795 663012

School Address
Rose Street Primary School
Rose Street
Kent, ME12 1AW

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.50am – 3.20pm

Infants:  8.50am – 3.15pm

Nursery  8.30am – 11.30,     12.00pm – 3.00pm