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******Welcome back to all our children at Hucknall National Primary School***** *****A warm welcome to all our new starters and families in EYFS ******* ***If you are looking at applying for a place at Hucknall National for your child to start in 2022, please look at our Admissions page that can be found under the Key Information tab. -------------------------------- If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact our Headteacher, Sarah Barratt, or our Child and Family Support Worker, Jane Brown --------
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Hucknall National

CofE Primary School

Growing together in learning, love and faith

Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 class page.


Home of Kingfisher Class with Miss Smith and Robin Class with Miss Greenhill.

Our teaching assistant is Mrs Stewart.



Following Government guidelines, we will be keeping windows open at all times in classrooms in order to increase ventilation. Please make sure children have jumpers and coats in school to keep them as comfortable as possible when it gets chilly.


Please message us on ClassDojo if you need anything, we are more than happy to help! 

Useful Information


Please could children come to school in their PE kit on a Thursday so they are ready for their lesson. If your child wears earrings and they cannot take them out themselves, please help take them out at home. 


Children are welcome to bring in water bottles so they can keep hydrated throughout the day however please can they bring water only.

Summer Term Topic


Our topic for this term is The Great Outdoors! 


We are learning about the wonderful world that is around us! In our English lessons we will be writing a legend based on the story 'The Crow's Tale'. We will then move onto writing our own poetry as well as instructions. In Geography we will be learning about the continents and oceans, climate and how suitable land is for different uses. In History we are focusing on Chronology and putting in order the different things we have learned over the year. We will also be looking at our own personal timelines and history. In Science we will be learning about plants and what they need to grow. We will be getting the chance to plant our own seeds and bulbs to create a beautiful garden.


We have an exciting trip to Chatsworth House coming up where we will be able to explore the farmyard, the gardens and become artists in nature.

Spring Term Topic


Our topic for this term is Bright Lights, Big City! 


In our English lessons we will be writing a diary entry from the point of view of a rat during the Great Fire of London as well as an information text about London Landmarks. We will then be moving onto a Narrative Legend based on George and the Dragon.


Our topic for the Spring term is ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ in which we will be learning all about London, Hucknall and the world around us. We are focusing on the Great Fire of London in History so feel free to quiz your child for facts about the Great Fire! In DT we will be making Tudor Houses and in Science we will be learning about animals including humans, In Art we will be creating London landscapes and in Geography we will be learning about landmarks.

Autumn Term Topic 


Our topic for the Autumn term is Sailing the Seven Seas


In our English lessons, we will be writing an adventure story based on the book 'Pirates Love Underpants', a non-chronological report about Pirates, a letter based on the book 'The Pirates Next Door' and an information text about Grace Darling.


In Science, we will be learning about different materials and their uses. As Historians, we will find out all about significant people of the past Christopher Columbus, Grace Darling and Ellen McArthur. In Geography we will be learning about how to use maps, the continents of the world and climate. In DT, we will be making pirate ships and lighthouses based on a design criteria. In Art, we will be doing an artist study of J Turner and we will be creating our own stormy sea pictures.

PSHE Overview

The pdf below is a list of the 'common exception words' that children in year 2 need to be able to spell.  They will be tested on a selection of these words in the new assessment tests in May.