Year 2 - Little Peppers

Welcome to Little Peppers!

A new year stretches out before us with enquiring minds ready to go on an exciting learning journey!  Our goal this year is to work alongside each child to maximise their potential in Year 2.  We have a busy year from the very start but want to have fun along the way to maximize the learning…who or what will join us in the classroom this year?

Our first topic this term is The Great Fire of London.  This will primarily be a history topic, which will include making bread, modelling 17th century houses as well as writing diaries and letters.  We will also use this opportunity to learn about keeping ourselves safe from fire in today’s world and how this differs from the events in 1666.  These ideas complement our Science work investigating everyday materials and their properties.

In the spring term, the Lords, Ladies, Knights and musicians of Little Peppers will embark on a medieval journey, exploring why Britain has so many castles, where they are located and why.  We will visit a castle in March to develop our learning of this era. Our science learning will focus on life cycles and we hope to be able to watch a complete life cycle of one or two animals within our own classroom!

In the summer time, Little Peppers will be taking a trip ‘Around the World’; dropping in on a different country on each continent, exploring their features, people and landmarks.  Our science focus will be plants; we will try out growing our own fruit and vegetables as well as learning about how wild plants and trees provide habitats. As part of this topic we will visit College Lake in Tring to take part in their varied habitats workshop.

We love to welcome visitors into our class and hope to see you regularly on Friday mornings for our weekly read-in. 

Mrs White and Mr Harris