Dahl Class Year 2

Welcome to Dahl Class!


You can use this page of the website to find out about Year 2's weekly timetable, what topics we will be studying during the current term and throughout the year, and find out what each week's homework is.


Homework is due in on a Friday. Reading books will be changed on a Wednesday and a Friday when possible, but please ensure that your child brings their reading book in to school every day. Friday will also be PE days so please ensure that your child's trainers or plimsolls are in school, their hair is tied up and if possible earrings are removed. 


We will also add details of the fun activities we have been taking part in.


We hope the children will have a fantastic year with us in Year 2. 

If you have any questions please do come and see us.

Miss Orpin and Ms Leadbeater.


This is your homework for the week. If you need any of the sheets again please come and ask!

Look at some of our fantastic homework!

This term in English we are reading:


  • "Lila and the Secret Rain" by David Conway and Jude Daly.
  • "One Day, On Our Blue Planet... In The Savannah" by Ella Bayley. 


Please DO NOT read these books with your children as it will ruin the slow build up and surprise we use in our English lessons. 


If you would like to read a similar book to your child then this term I would recommend:

  • "Furaha Means Happy: a book of Swahili Words" by Ken Wilson-Max.
  • "Mama Panya's Pancakes" by Mary and Rich Chamberlin.
  • "The Day the Rains Fell" by Anne Faundez.
  • "Handa's Surprise" and "Handa's Hen" by Eileen Browne.
  • "Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain" by Verna Ardeena.
  • "Mara Serengeti: A Photographer's Paradise" by Jonathon and Angela Scott.
  • "The Most Important Gift of All" by David Conway.
  • "One Night, Far From Here" by Julia Wauters.
  • " We All Went on Safari" by Laurie Krebs.
  • "African Animal Tales collection" by Mwende Hadithi.
  • "A is for Africa" by Ifeoma Onyefulu. 
Resources to help your children in their home learning.

Check out some of our favourite Maths games to play!


Funky Mummy

Shark Numbers

Hickory Dickory

Coin Calculator

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Term 1

We worked in groups to match the baby animals to their adults. We then talked about what they were all called.

In Computing we played a Scratch fishing game and tried to figure out how it worked.

This week in Geography we had an atlas scavenger hunt to try and find different places in the UK.

This week in Maths we have been using cubes and counters to help us check calculations.

In Art we have been designing a postage stamp for the Wicked Witch from the fairytale Hansel and Gretel. We also used cubes and lego to make the Wicked Witch and her Gingerbread cottage.

In Science we sorted different items of food and drink into "I should eat this lots", "I should eat this sometimes" and "I should only eat this as a treat".

We were set a challenge to make a carriage for Cinderella using Lego. We then had to try to make her horses out of Lego to pull the carriage.

We worked in pairs to explore a Scratch tennis game. We then thought about the rules behind the game that made it work.

We tried to apply our logical reasoning skills that we have been developing in Computing this term to try and work out the rules behind Angry Birds.

Term 2

We had great fun creating freeze frames of Bob and the moon tourists from our new English book 'Man on the Moon'.

We are loving listening to stories read to us by real astronauts up in space!

We are loving listening to stories read to us by real astronauts up in space! 1
We are loving listening to stories read to us by real astronauts up in space! 2

We headed out to the playground to become Playground Astronauts. We had to write an algorithm to get us from 'Earth' to the 'Moon'.

We have been using different manipulatives in Maths to help us with our number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.

For Science this week we went on a materials hunt around the school playground. We were looking for different materials and what they were used for.

This week in Computing we worked together to create an algorithm to move the Beebot to different places around the Space Map. If our algorithms didn't work we then had to work together to debug the algorithm.

We used our fingers to make poppy flowers before cutting them out and sticking them together to make wreaths.

We made our own boats like Christopher Columbus. We then predicted whether it would float or not.

We love practicing our reading in Reading Buddies!

We have started using our purple pens to edit and improve our English work, just like real Authors do.

We acted out the Christmas story of Jesus' birth. Can you guess what scene we are showing?

In Science we sorted out how we could recycle each everyday object.

The school elves have been up to lots of mischief today!

The school elves have been up to lots of mischief today! 1
The school elves have been up to lots of mischief today! 2
The school elves have been up to lots of mischief today! 3
Term 3

We have enjoyed playing Follow the Leader during our Daily Mile this week.

We had Miss Grace from Wright Dance come and teach us some Street Dance. We loved it!

We practiced using different lines and pressures to sketch African animals. We focused on small parts of each animal before we then picked one animal to draw in more detail.

We used the iPads to help us come up with a checklist for what makes a good photograph.

We have begun to make Sunset Safari pictures. This week we used watercolour paintings to create our sunset backdrops.