Welcome to Dove Bank

Year 2

Our topic this half term is…

 Would you rather meet David Attenborough or Steve Irwin?

History – Lives of significant individuals in the past and present who have contributed to national and international developments.

Science – Animals including humans

 Think about:

Who would you like to meet? Why?

Why are these two people so important? What did they do/are they doing in their life that is so important?

If you could work with animals, what type of animals would you like to work with?

Can you find out any interesting facts about Steve Irwin or David Attenborough?

Our class texts

The three little wolves and the big bad pig, Eugene Trivizas – The three little wolves first build a solid brick house. The big bad pig comes along and when huffing and puffing fails to work, he uses a sledgehammer to bring the house down. Next they build a home of concrete. The pig demolishes it with his drill. The three little wolves choose an even stronger design next time round. They build a house made of steel, barbed wire and armour plates with a video entry system, but the pig finds a way to demolish it too. It is only when the wolves construct a rather fragile house made of cherry blossoms, daffodils, pink roses, and marigolds that the pig has a change of heart.

What would you do if you were in the Wolves’ situation? Explain how they might feel at different parts of the story.

Author focus/study – Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox: Amazon.co.uk: Dahl, Roald, Blake, Quentin: 9780141346441:  Books

Supporting texts: Wolves, Emily Gravett

Times table Rockstars: http://play.ttrockstars.com/

Purple Mash: http://www.purplemash.com/sch/dove-st7

Reading Eggs: http://readingeggs.co.uk/gaw/branded?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqLHy-u3K7AIVBbDtCh3UHAo8EAAYASAAEgIV2_D_BwE

Showbie: https://www.showbie.com/

To see a suggested reading list for Year 2 children,  click here: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-year-2-pupils-ks1-age-6-7/

To see our Autumn 2 homework menu, click here: Autumn 2 Homework menu

To see information about Year 2 SATs that take place in the Summer Term, please click here:

Year 2 SATs Video                                              Information for parents document

To see a suggested reading list for Year 2 children,  click here: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-year-2-pupils-ks1-age-6-7/

Key information for parents:

  • PE kits should be in school and kept on pegs. These will be sent home half termly to be washed and returned
  • Homework menus will be uploaded to Showbie. Please complete the starter section daily, and chose one task from the main or desert column.  Work should be submitted/handed in on a Thursday for marking on Showbie.
  • Weekly spelling tests will take place on a Friday, and new spellings will be uploaded to Showbie for the following week. Please practice daily (ensuring that your child understands the meaning of the word, too).
  • Reading should be happening at home daily, and this should be recorded on Showbie. Reading books will only be changed when it has been recorded that books have been read twice. Reading books should be in school every day. Books will be changed on a Tuesday & Thursday.
  • Water bottles should be in school and will be washed  daily. They will be sent home each half term for washing.
  • Times tables should be practised at home daily – 2, 3, 5 and 10 times table

If you have any questions, please email me on v.hibberd@dovebank.staffs.sch.uk

To see our Year 2 Topic webs, click below:

Autumn 1 – Why was the fire of London so great? Autumn 2 – Where in the world are we? Spring 1 – Would you rather meet David Attenborough or Steve Irwin?
Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

View our Year 2 Long Term Plan here: 2020 & 21 New LTP – website

Thanks for visiting our page!

Year 2, Miss Hibberd, Mrs Mason & Miss Emma