Year Two Oak

Hello and welcome to Oak class page

In Oak class PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday, so 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 plimsols or trainers to run around in.

Forest School happens fortnightly on a Monday for Oak class. This term this will be on Tuesday 26th April, 9th and 16th May, 13th and 27th June and 9th July . Your child will need a warm change of clothing that you don't mind getting muddy, a pair of wellies or old trainers, a waterproof coat and a spare bag for muddy boots.

We visit the school library on a Tuesday lunchtime. Please encourage your child to share their book with you at home and return it to school each week to be changed. They can choose either a fiction or non-fiction book.

Homework is given out on a Friday in a named folder and needs to be returned to school the following Thursday at the latest.

Show and tell is on Thursday, we would like to encourage children to bring in things to show which are about our topic.

If you have any questions please feel free to speak to Miss Wills, Miss Burtenshaw or Mrs Dutton.

We enjoyed afternoon tea with our friends and families.

We made some delicious food for the whole school afternoon tea.

Watching the recording of Hoodwinked. What brilliant actors we have in year 2!

Sports day

Forest school with Willow class

Our trip to Shepreth wildlife park

Prairie dogs
Scottish wild cat
Meerkat manor
Red panda having his lunch
Eating our picnic
Even Mr Holbrook held the snake
Manned wolf
The bat cave

Plant hunting and jumping in puddles

We hunted for plants in forest school
We found a fungi
We splashed in deep puddles

The Queen's birthday picnic

Preparing for the Queen's birthday celebration.

A finished kite
Designing a cake
Birthday puzzles
Making the kite

Sports celebration at Letchworth tennis club

Angles at Wilshere Dacre

In forest school this week we..

Played 1, 2, 3 where are you?
We're here!
We hunted for places around our school.
Some were very tricky.
Some were easier than others.

We explored multiplication by planning the layout of windows on a building.

We measured capacity.

We used metre sticks and rulers to measure length.

We went on a spring scavenger hunt

Hunting for signs of spring.
Items we needed to find.
We spotted a squirrel enjoying his lunch
Empty nut shell, is this from the squirrels lunch?

We cooked food for our healthy picnic with Willow class.

We did some street dance it was very tricky- but very fun!!

We made smoothies. Some of us liked it, others weren't so sure.

We went to Waitrose to shop for our smoothie ingredients.

We painted pictures with feeling good colours.

We took part in and watched the pancake race.

In forest school we made potions, bracelets, caterpillar kebabs and found stick man! We also jumped in lots of puddles.

We made dairy and egg free pancakes.

In yoga we had a trip to the zoo.


We measured water using measuring jugs.
We investigated what held more than a litre.
We investigated what held less than a litre.

We made dragon traps in forest school.

We worked as a team.
We hung our traps from trees.
We tempted the dragon with delicious food.
We tied some knots.
We used string to try and trap the dragon.
We never caught that pesky dragon.
Keep an eye out for him on the playground.

Burn up night

London before the fire.
The fire starts in the bakery.
The fire spreads.
London's burning.
The fire starts to die down.
The embers.
Pour on water.

Make Samuel Peyps' delicious fire cakes with this recipe. 

Samuel Pepys’ Fire Cakes


333g of self raising flour

166g caster sugar

333g of currants

166g butter

2 tbsp milk

2 egg yolks

a pinch of nutmeg

2 tbsp water

icing sugar to sprinkle on top



  1. Preheat an oven to 200˚c
  2. Mix the flour and sugar together in a large bowl.
  3. Add the currants and mix.
  4. Melt the butter, pour it into the bowl and stir.
  5. Then add the milk, egg yolks and nutmeg and beat.
  6. Finally add the water and mix well to a paste.
  7. Put a spoonful of the mixture onto a baking tray or into cake cases.
  8. Cook for 15 minutes, then sprinkle with icing sugar and leave to cool on a wire rack.
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