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Year 2 - Zephaniah and Rosen Class

In Rosen our class teacher is Mr Brisland.

In Zephaniah our class teacher is Miss Brown.

Our team teacher is Mrs Akhtar.

Our teaching assistants are  Miss Gibson, Mr Cole and Mrs Douglas.



There are lots of ways to support your child's learning at home. If you are unsure of your child's login information for any of the websites below then send a message to your child's Teacher through DOJO.


Please read with your child regularly and write in their reading diaries when you have read with them. The children get certificates and prizes for reading in their diaries.


The children can practise their times tables on Times Tables Rock Stars (

There will be competitions, certificates and prizes throughout the year. 


The children can also practise their Maths skills on Mathletics United Kingdom | Empowering Maths Learning Online


A fun website to engage the children in their reading is Teach Your Monster to Read: Free Phonics & Reading Game


You can look at what your children have been learning in Science and complete quizzes with your children on Science for children 4 to 14 years (


The children can practise their number bonds, addition and subtraction on the numbots website.

Numbots Game



In Rosen Class our PE day is Tuesday.

In Zephaniah Class our PE day is Monday.


Children need to come to school in their PE kit on the day that they have PE. They will stay in their kit for the whole day. Please ensure the children wear suitable clothes for outdoor PE (jogging bottoms, jumper and trainers). 

We will communicate a lot through Class DOJO. We will send messages and post pictures and information about what the children are learning. If you need support downloading the app or signing in then please ask your child's class teacher.

Our topic for this half term is Towers, tunnels and turrets. 

 We’ll learn all about the different parts of a castle and describe how they have changed over time. Using a wide range of materials, we’ll build models of castles and test the strength of our structures. We’ll learn the stories of RapunzelThe Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff and create models inspired by them. Maps and photographs will help us learn about the tallest buildings and the longest tunnels in the world. We’ll find out about the amazing Victorian engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and improve our PE skills by playing attacking and defending games.

At the end of our project, we’ll have so much to share! We’ll display our amazing structures and share our knowledge in a special question and answer session.

Help your child prepare for their project
Towers, tunnels and turrets are everywhere! Why not visit a skyscraper, big wheel or tower? Look at the materials the structure is made of to decide why the materials were chosen. You could also use blocks or stones to create tall towers. How high can you go? Alternatively, play Jenga together and see if you can work out how to make the tower stay strong, even when you have removed some of the blocks!

Suggested text

The Tunnel – Anthony Browne; Sir Scallywag and the Battle for Stinky Bottom – Giles Andreae

Memorable experienceVisit a local castle
Innovate challengeMake a fortress for the three little pigs
EnglishRecounts; Reported speech; Narratives; Letters; Posters
D&TMaking models of towers, bridges and tunnels
A&DSculpture using natural materials
ComputingDrawing software
GeographyAmazing structures around the world; Towers and bridges in the local area
HistoryCastles and castle life; Significant individuals – Isambard Kingdom Brunel
PEDefend and attack games; Balance and coordination
ScienceHabitats; Everyday materials; Working scientifically
Science investigationsCan you make a paper bridge? Where do worms like to live?

Towers, tunnels and turrets knowledge organiser

In Maths this half term, we will learn about measure and position and direction. We will recap our previous learning about place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, shape and fractions. 

In Science this half term we will be learning all about living things and their habitats. During this unit, learners will discover more about natural habitats and the organisms that live within them.  By studying various habitats, locally and globally, your learners will be able to consider how the habitat maintains itself through its food chain.  The unit delver further, by exposing learners to some of the dangers that habitats, such as the ocean, face from human impacts.  Opportunities arise within the unit to observe, draw and make miniature habitats, as well as the chance to be responsible by performing a litter picking exercise around your envrionment!