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Year 2 - Great Gables

Welcome to the Great Gables  page!

Your class teacher is Mrs. Bayliss with an amazing Teaching Assistant Mrs. Tye.

We have had a very productive first half term with our initial focus being The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl with a focus on reptiles. We had a very exciting start to the topic with a visit by Ange's Animal Antics whereby the children got to meet a range of different reptiles and small creatures. This then led into fact finding research about reptiles with geographical links, reporting and alternative story writing. 

Our current topic is Wicked Winter which started just after October half term. Our rich text focus has been Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. This has been a springboard for scientific investigation, researching explorers in history and learning about compass points, locational and directional language. This topic will continue until February half term.

The children are currently working very hard on a non-chronological report about penguins. They have independently researched facts and divided the information into different sections.  They will include diagrams, labels and captions. We cannot wait to see the finished pieces. The purpose of this topic is not only to refine our non-fiction writing and research skills but also for us to go and teach Reception all we have learned about penguins. We will have to think about our audience and  how we present to younger children but we will make sure they know exactly what to do if a penguin knocks on their door!

Our Topics

Autumn / Spring 2019 - Wicked Winter

Topic Plan - Autumn 18 / Spring 19


We expect the children to be reading at least three times per week at home and for it to be recorded in their reading diary. We already have lots of names in the raffle prize box. Please keep  up the good work and keep loving those books!

It can include any genre of book, comics,newspapers, fiction, non-fiction or whatever takes their fancy.  We just want it to be a pleasurable time for them and to develop a love of reading.  We really enjoy listening to the children's conversations about the  books they are enjoying at home.


Homework is set on a Tuesday and is to be brought back into school the following Monday in the yellow folder, along with their spelling book and reading diary. Everything on the same day to keep it nice and simple. The homework is to support and extend what they have been learning about in class.