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Hempstalls Primary School

Learning and Laughing Together



 Year 2

Miss Locker, Mrs Hemmings and Mrs Timmis



After writing our class charter we decided to name ourselves:

‘The Wise Elephants’


‘The Lion Pride’

We decided that as a class we must all be responsible for our learning and our actions, we must be kind and considerate to others, we must help each other out and work as a team. But most of all we are ready to ‘Learn and Laugh Together.’

Year 2 is an important year for the children. They will take on more responsibility and learn to work with more independence.

Our learning themes this year are:

Autumn Term - ‘Blast From The Past’

Spring Term - ‘African Adventure’

Summer Term - ‘Seaside Rescue’

This term we will be learning all about World War 1 through our learning lens ‘CONFLICT’

We are Historians…

We are eager to learn about how conflict influenced WW1 and what effects it had on the soldiers, countries and families at home. We are also excited to learn about Armistice Day later on in the term and attend the memorial service in Newcastle town centre.

We are Scientists…

Through our theme, we will be learning about materials in Chemistry and how properties of materials are suitable for their purpose. We will use our knowledge to create suitable items for the soldiers to use in the trench.

We are Artists…

We will be exploring various different Art techniques including printing, stamping and rubbing. We will be using these techniques and skills to create artwork depicting life in the war.

We are Readers…

Our class reading text this term is ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark’ We are currently doing lots of research about fireworks and nocturnal animals to gain a greater understanding of Plop’s adventures.

We are looking forward to a fantastic year full of adventure, experiences, fun and learning!


African Drumming

We had a fantastic day with David from Joliba Drumming. The children loved learning about different African Instruments such as the Balafon and Djembe drums. We even performed a song called May I A for parents at the end of the day complete with dancing, playing and singing.

Barn Owl Visit

Year 2 had a special visitor from Kingsley Bird & Falconry Centre today! Whisper came to meet the class as they are currently reading 'Plop the Owl who was afraid of the dark'.