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Giraffe Class 2021-2022

Welcome to Giraffe Class.

 Welcome to our class page!

On this page you will be able to see some of the exciting things we are learning about at school. smiley

This term we are learning about the “Great Fire of London”.

Key days

Monday afternoon - library 

Tuesday afternoon - Forest School

Friday afternoon - PE

Please bring your named PE kit to school every Monday, it will stay in school for the week and be returned to you on Friday.

If you have any questions, Mrs Shaw is available at the class door, on Seesaw, or leave a note in your child's reading diary. 


Year Two Curriculum Evening

This video is about what your child will be learning now they are in Year 2 and how you can help them at home.

Last day before Christmas


We had an exciting end to our first term in Year 2, full of some wonderful treats. In our playground, we met some of the animals from Miller's Ark farm in Hook. We enjoyed learning about how to look after the different animals and we were lucky enough to stroke them. 

We went on a tinsel trail around school and found a special surprise waiting for us in the hall, Santa! He met us virtually and checked whether we (including Mrs Shaw and Mrs Fuller!) were on the nice list, luckily we all were! 

We had a very happy end to our first term in Year 2. smiley

Diva Lamps 


In our RE lessons, we have focused on the concept of 'light', exploring why it is important to Christians and Hindu. When exploring the Christian faith, we learnt about an Advent Wreath and the meaning of the different candles. When learning about Hindus, we listened to the story of Diwali and why this is an important celebration for Hindus. We used our creative skills to make our own Diva lamps. 

Children in Need 


We had a fun day in our pyjamas today, learning about the importance of Children in Need. We listened to stories from people this charity helps and reflected on why it is kind to help other people. 

Arts Week

This week, we had an exciting week focusing on the arts (PE, music and art). The focus of our week was fireworks and we enjoyed exploring this through different ares. We used paint and oil pastels, sung in rounds and danced to different music. At the end of the week, we all created outstanding firework pictures; what a fantastic week it was!

Science Investigation 


We completed an investigation in Science to find out which materials would be best for RINT to keep himself waterproof. We made predictions, completed the investigation and then evaluated what we found out. 


We retold the story of Billy and the Dragon outside to get us ready for writing the story next week. We had to think about how Billy and Fatcat were feeling at different points of the story. Can you tell which emotions we are showing in the pictures?



This week for PE week we become dancers. We thought about different ways we could use ribbons and movements to represent the fire at the Great Fire of London. 

Forest School


In our forest school session this week, we completed a range of activities in our woodlands area at school. We climbed trees, built dens using different items from nature and completed an obstacle course.

Special Visitor 


Samuel Pepys visited us this week to help introduce our topic 'The Great Fire of London'. 


This week, we deepened our understanding of partitioning. We partitioned numbers into tens/ones and then thought about different ways we could partition the same number. 

First week in Year 2

What a wonderful first week we have had in Giraffe class! The children were very reflective during our 'Belonging Week' and thought carefully about the role of School Council at Marnel.