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2C - Mrs Cartwright

Welcome to 2C

Welcome to our class page! We have an exciting learning journey planned for the children in our class in Year 2. We will be keeping our page updated about the learning that is taking place in our classroom and our new topics. We appreciate your support and are happy to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have.  


Mrs Cartwright, Mrs Fowkes and Mrs Smith smiley

All creatures great and small

In our new topic, we have been learning about the continent of Africa. We have listened to these songs to help us to learn the names of the continents and the oceans. 


Continents song


Oceans song



We have been learning about the animals that live there and have been reading the book The Lion Inside. We wrote instructions to help the timid, little mouse to roar loudly like the courageous lion.

We learnt that no matter how small you are, everyone has a road inside of them! laugh



In the second half term, we will be learning more about different animals and their habitats and how they adapt to survive.


To find out more about our learning this term, read our learning leaflets.

Our revolting recipe on world book day


Are you brave enough to try the most revolting recipe you’ve ever tasted? If you are, then follow the instructions below.

1. First, warm up squelchy brown mud but be careful not to burn yourself.

2. Next, pour in 4 cupfuls of old, crunchy bogies and stir slowly.

3. Then sprinkle on tiny toenail clippings from Mrs Fowkes' feet.

4. After add some gooey, squishy eyeballs.

5. Finally, squeeze on some dripping blood and some radioactive slime.

Experimenting with primary colours and different methods of applying paint

                   The Jolly Christmas Postman

We have been reading the story of the Jolly Christmas Postman and have been sequencing the events to find out which fairytale character he meets. 

We acted out the story using talk for writing and then rewrote part of the story ourselves. We have been trying to use adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions and commas in a list.

DT sewing christmas decorations

Our final art piece in the style of Niamh Sharkey

We have been learning the running stitch

                        Who's that Guy?


Our next topic is all about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot. We have learnt all about why we celebrate bonfire night. There is even a local link to our topic. Surprisingly, some of the plotters were related to the Throckmorton family who live at Coughton Court! We have been learning about the 13 men behind the plot and why the plot failed. Then we have used that information to write a non-chronological report using all the correct features. Take a look at our learning leaflet to find out more about our learning this half term...

Remembering the heroes on Forces Friday

Our Forces Friday artwork


Celebrating Harvest

On the last week of term, the children presented their Harvest production to their parents and carers. It was absolutely fantastic and all of the staff were so impressed with their loud, voices, acting and their beautiful singing. Well done year 2!


A very big thank you for all you harvest donations too!





Marvellous Monsters

Our first topic is all about monsters and we are looking forward to writing some exciting descriptions all about them. Find out more in our learning leaflet below. 

No Pens Wednesday

At the Monster Zoo, we thought about our feelings, thoughts and what we could see. We have been trying to find synonyms to improve our vocabulary. We will be writing diaries about our adventure.



Today we went to a Monster zoo...

Today we celebrated National Heritage Day

One miserable day, we came back from assembly and all of our precious books had gone missing! There were tipped over chairs and ripped up pages in our book corner. We couldn't believe our eyes! We wrote letters to Miss Halion to ask for her help. Finally, we found the culprit...



It was Nibbles, the book monster!


We came back from assembly and our books had gone ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Important information about 2C

Home learning

All children in the school are rewarded for reading and for learning at home. They will receive a merit every time they read and complete some homework and it is recorded in their log.


15 merits = Bronze

20 merits = Silver

25 merits = Gold



At the end of the half term the children's merits will be converted into learning loot to spend in the homework hut. Please support the children with their learning at home. 


Children are also rewarded within our classroom for reading 50 times and they will receive a bookmark and a prize.


50 merits = Purple




The children will receive new spellings each week and will be tested the following Monday. They will be attached into the children's home learning diaries.  Practising their spellings can be written in their home learning diary to gain even more merits. If your child has lost their spellings, please don't hesitate to ask for a spare copy.



We have Indoor PE on a Thursday afternoon and Outdoor PE on a Monday afternoon.

Please ensure that your child has correct PE kit on those days and that it is named.


Welcome to our school website!