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Year 2 - Penguin Class

Welcome to Penguin Class. 

Our class teachers are Mrs Read and Mrs Usher.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Anderson, Miss Walsh and Miss Curtis.


Our Term 5 history enquiry is 'What is a monarch?'. During this enquiry, we will identify who the most recent monarchs were in our history, the current monarch in the UK and some of the roles and responsibilities they hold. We will look at the main steps in the coronation and the use of the special objects they use in the ceremony. We will travel back in time, and learn about one of the most famous monarchs, William the Conqueror, studying different sources of how he became King of England, ruling the country and keeping order. We will also look at the development of castles across the country, comparing similarities and differences between types of castles. We will then finish the enquiry by comparing the current monarchy to that of the past and how it has changed.

Forest School

During Term 5 we will go to Forest School for a three week block every Wednesday afternoon.  The dates for these sessions are:

Wednesday 17th April

Wednesday 24th April

Wednesday 1st May

Your child will need to bring in their Forest School kit for these sessions. Please provide them with old clothes (they will get muddy!) and some Wellington boots. If the weather is cold or wet, please make sure your child has their coat.


Our P.E days are Thursdays and Fridays. Please make sure your child has their kit in school at all times. They can leave it safely in their lockers during term time. Their kit should be in a named bag and should include shorts, a t-shirt and plimsolls/trainers. You might also want to include some jogging bottoms for days when the weather is cooler.


Home Learning and Reading

Home learning is sent home every week on Fridays and should be returned by the following Thursday.  You will find six activities in the homework book.  Your child can select one of these to complete each week.  Children are also encouraged to read every day at home and receive Dojo points when they do this.


If you ever have any concerns or questions please don't hesitate to contact us.  We are at the classroom door before and after school or, alternatively, you can email us on the Class Dojos.

Mrs Read and Mrs Usher



The Term 5 knowledge organiser below provides information on our learning enquiry for this term. 

Please click here to access extra phonics, reading and spelling resources.

Please click here to access links to other useful home learning resources published online.

If you are unsure of any log in details please contact the teacher through Class Dojo or email