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Highlees Primary School

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Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 page for Oliver Jeffers and Mini Grey class.

This page will be updated with details of our learning journey throughout the school year. Please read our Year 2 blog to find out about all the exciting things we've been doing!



Street Detectives

Land Ahoy!


Towers, Tunnels and Turrets


Paddington Goes to Town – Michael Bond; The Elves and the Shoemaker – Vera Southgate and Robert Lumley

The Troll – Julia Donaldson; The Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor – Katie Daynes; Grace Darling – Anita Ganeri

The Snail and the Whale – Julia Donaldson; Tiddler – Julia Donaldson; Sally and the Limpet – Simon James; A House for a Hermit Crab – Eric Carle

The Tunnel – Anthony Browne; Sir Scallywag and the Battle for Stinky Bottom – Giles Andreae

Memorable Experience

Walk around the local community

Visit a marina, boat yard, RNLI station or boating lake

Beach visit

Visit a local castle

Innovate Challenge

Improve the local area

Find pirate treasure

Create a sea creature

Make a fortress for the three little pigs

English genres

Recounts and captions; Nursery rhymes; Instructions; Adverts; Diaries

Narratives; Information texts; Descriptions; Poetry; Postcards

Labels, lists and captions; Tongue twisters; Narratives; Letters; Non-fiction texts

Recounts; Reported speech; Narratives; Letters; Posters


Fieldwork in the local area; Human and physical features; Using and making maps; Aerial images

Using and making maps; Locational knowledge; Directions

Coastal features

Amazing structures around the world; Towers and bridges in the local area


Photo stories; Algorithms

Programming; Using presentation software

Web searches; Common uses of ICT; Digital presentations

Drawing Software


Famous local artists; Creating views from the local area

Observational drawing; Printing

Sketchbooks; 3-D modelling; Sand art; Seascapes

Sculpture using natural materials


Making models; Baking; Making signs; Designing buildings

Mechanisms; Structures

Finger puppets

Making models of towers, bridges and tunnels


Changes within living memory; Significant people; Places and events in the local area

Significant historical people – Captain James Cook, Grace Darling; Famous pirates


Castles and castle life; Significant individuals – Isambard Kingdom Brunel



Sea Shanties



Everyday materials; Plants

Everyday materials; Working scientifically

Habitats; Living and non-living things; Food chains; Basic needs of animals; Working scientifically

Habitats; Everyday materials; Working scientifically