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Year 2 - Seal Class

Welcome to Seal Class.

Our class teacher is Mr Chappell and our class teaching assistant is Mrs Cooper

Our class focus in Term 2 is around our geography enquiry question:

'Why don't penguins need to fly?'

Antarctica | History, Map, Climate, & Facts | Britannica

We will be looking, in particular, at Antarctica, it's environment and animals that are able to survive there and how they have adapted to their environment. We will also have a special visitor, Darcey Holmes, join us to share her experiences of when she went on an expedition, exploring and conducting research in Antarctica. We will also be working on writing a diary entry based on the expedition of Robert Falcon Scott and his team of explorers.

 Tired, frozen, beaten: image of Captain Scott's expedition that foretold a  tragedy | Scott of the Antarctic | The Guardian

During Term 2, our P.E days will be on Thursdays and Fridays.  Please make sure your child has their kit in school on these days.  They will require a pair of shorts, a P.E t-shirt and plimsolls or trainers. As the weather gets colder, your child might prefer jogging bottoms for our outside PE lessons on Thursday afternoons.

Specials - PE | Education clipart, Physical education, Physical education  teacher

Our Forest School days will be on alternate Tuesdays. This is run by our forest school lead Mr Walsh. The dates this term are:

Tuesday 8th November

Tuesday 22nd November

Tuesday 6th December

Cathedral - Forest School

Please make sure your child brings their Forest School kit in with them on these days to avoid disappointment. Please be prepared for the British weather and have the appropriate clothing for the day (wellies, coats, jumpers, trousers).

Helping your child with literacy and numeracy at home - Brooke Avenue  Public School

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. Your child should also know their spelling shed and TTRockstars usernames and password, so they can access these at home. If you are unsure, please let me know and I can recover these for you.

If you ever have any concerns or questions please don't hesitate to contact me.  I am at the classroom door before and after school or, alternatively, you can email me on the Class Dojos. We use the Class Dojo page every day to provide an update of all our class learning.

ClassDojo - YouTube

Mr Chappell and Mrs Cooper


The Term 2 document below provides an overview of the planning. 

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