Year 2 Oak

Hello and welcome to the Oak class web page.

Our sessions start with Stevenage Football Club have finished now, so PE will be on a Monday and Wednesday.  Your child will need their PE kit in a named bag hanging on their peg.  We try to go outside when the weather is dry, so as well as a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, your child will also need a pair of jogging bottoms or leggings; they will need plimsolls or trainers to run around in.

Show and Tell has been replaced by individual talks (Easter holiday homework.)  There will be three or four each week and there are dated sign up sheets in the classroom.

Forest School happens fortnightly in KS1, usually on a Wednesday afternoon (this does change sometimes.)     Our sessions this term are on the 2nd and 16th of May, the 6th  of June, the 4th and 16th of July (this is a Monday.)  Your child will need a warm change of clothes (layers are good) that you don't mind getting muddy, a pair of wellies or old trainers, a waterproof coat and a spare bag for dirty boots, all of which needs to be in a bag on your child's peg.  Look out for the Forest School poster in the classroom window.   DUE TO A VERY BUSY SCIENCE WEEK INCLUDING OUR TRIP TO SHEPRETH WILDLIFE PARK, THERE WILL BE NO FOREST SCHOOL ON JUNE 20th.

Your child should be reading daily to an adult, which can then be recorded in their green reading record book.  This needs to be in school everyday and placed in the green reading box as you come into the classroom in the morning. If your child reads their library book, a book of their own, listens to a story tape/CD or any kind of reading related activity, please also note it in their green reading record book. 

We go to the school library on a Friday.  Your child can choose either a fiction or non-fiction book to take home.

Homework is given out on a Friday in a folder, it needs to be completed by the following Thursday at the latest, returned in the folder and placed in the yellow tray.

If you have any questions, please feel free to come in and speak to Mrs Bassett, Miss Burtenshaw or Mrs Murphy.


Year 2 Trip to Shepreth Wildlife Park

Our Healing World

Monday - we began ripping newspaper and magazines
into thin strips.
Chip told us a story about a killer whale
and some villagers.
The eagle god helped the people.
A tsunami came
and a volcano erupted.
Tuesday - we shredded more paper
and added water.
We squeezed out the water.
The finished result.
Friday - Our bricks are drying.
The beginnings of our Y2 plastic mountain.

Olympic Morning

Colour Catchers

Making Gardens

Tick Tock Tick Tock

All The Seasons At Forest School

How much rain can you collect?
boat making
cloud watching
May blossom


Sticks and Stones

We assigned a stick and a stone a value each
then used them in addition, subtraction,
multiplication and division number

Investigating Temperature

We used different thermometers
to measure temperatures
in different situations.

Easter Egg Hunt Winners

Sports Relief 2018

Oak class walked 43 miles altogether!

Motte and Bailey Castles

Playmobil people defended our castles.

Traffic Survey

We counted the cars that passed us on
Old Hale Way.
We made a tally chart
and used the information to make a pictogram.

Castles Day

We listened to Brother Craig, as he told us of
the seige.
He tested our strength to close the drawbridge.
We tried different trades.
We cooked soup.
We practised sword fighting,
defending the castle walls
and working in formation.
We had a banquet
with servants
and enterntainment.

Dragon Machines

Gruffalo Deterrents


We showed our knowledge of fractions.

World Book Day

We wrote mini books
and read them to Ash and Elm class.
How many Julia Donaldson characters can you name?

Marvellous Me Week

Monday: Strathmore Kindness Rocks - we painted
our own kindness rocks for others to find.
We talked to a partner about what is
good about being us, then wrote our ideas on
positive footsteps.
Tuesday: pancake making
Put flour and salt in a bowl and make a hollow.
Crack in the eggs and
add half the milk.  Stir to make a batter.
Add the rest of the milk and beat well.
Heat some oil or butter in a pan.
Pour in a ladle of batter and cook
on both sides.
Eat with lemon and sugar or syrup,
Wednesday: Marvellous Me boxes
Sports Hall Activities with Jay
Thursday: making shortbread dough
ready to bake