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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 Wednesday.

In Zephaniah Class our PE day is Tuesday.


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 Land Ahoy!

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Get ready to take to the high seas and set sail in search of treasure!

This half term, we'll read information books, investigate amazing sea rescues and write postcards and poetry influenced by the sea. Our science skills will help us to understand how boats float and we’ll design and make model ships using a variety of materials. We’ll study paintings of boats and draw detailed pictures of our own. Our map reading skills will help us to identify different seas and oceans, and we’ll learn about famous sea explorers. Stories of pirates will inspire us to make pirate flags, treasure maps and fact files. We’ll even find out how to talk and sing like a pirate!

Help your child prepare for their project
The sea is fascinating! Why not take a trip to the coast? Visit the harbour, lifeboat station and beach and take plenty of interesting photographs. You could also make boats from plastic cartons, cardboard boxes and polystyrene trays. Add sails and cargo then see which boats sail around the bath successfully! Alternatively, sing along to some lively sea shanties performed by The Fisherman’s Friends from Port Isaac in Cornwall. Visit their website to access free sample tracks.


Land ahoy knowledge organiser

Help your child to enjoy our new Topic by completing activities with them at home. There is a list of home learning ideas below. The children can bring these into school to show their teacher and earn DOJO points. 

Home learning ideas

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

In Science this half term we will be learning about plants - growth and care.

This unit is all about understanding plants in more depth.  It builds upon Year 1 units by encouraging children to think more scientifically about how and why plants grow as they do, as well as recognising the journey from seed to flowering plant. Learners discover for themselves by observing plant growth, and setting fair tests with variables to understand best conditions for growth.  Added to this, children are encouraged to appreciate the importance of plants and how they are vital in our lives.

Science knowledge organiser