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Lion Class 2021-2022

Welcome to Lion Class.

 This term we are learning about the “Great Fire of London”. We will have the library on a Friday, P.E. on a Thursday afternoon and Forest School on a Tuesday afternoon. Please bring your named PE kit to school every Monday, it will stay in school for the week and returned to you on Friday.

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.

List of chapter books

Last Day in Year 2


What a lovely last day we had! We enjoyed performing our leavers assembly to our parents before releasing our balloons. It has been an amazing year and I have loved teaching you all. Thank you! I hope you all have a lovely summer and I wish you all the best for the future.

Our trip to the Titanic exhibition at the SeaCity museum.

What a lovely day we had for the Queen’s jubilee!

Creating delicious mud masterpieces in the mud kitchen!

Easter Egg Hunt

Forest school 

This week Lion class went to the woods and we were able to see the tadpoles in the pond. We had a discussion about the different stages of life of a frog.

St Lucia Day

Lion class had a brilliant day! They loved making rainmakers and colourful, festival masks. Our favourite part of the day was getting to play music and the steel drums! 

World Book Day

Lion class arrived on World Book Day to a really messy classroom! They helped to discover that Winnie’s dragon friend was lost and that it was him who turned our classroom into a mess. We created a recount and informed everyone about what had happened. We then created our own colourful dragons which we loved! In the afternoon we spent some time reading our favourite book in a comfy position before playing ‘roll a story’. We came up with lots of different and fun stories. We had a lovely day and really enjoyed dressing up from our favourite books. 

Den building this afternoon in Basing Woods.

On Tuesday it was E-safety day. We read a story about how to keep safe online and talked about what to do if something made us sad online. We even came up with some E-safety rules.

Number Day


On the 4th of February we dressed up for number day! We raised lots of money to help other children. We had a great day completing lots of maths challenges. We looked at Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man and played lots of fun maths games which got us thinking about number. 

Forest School

Today in Forest school we were learning to be resilient just like Tigger. With Miss Stemp, we used strikers to make a spark. We had to be just like Tigger and we bounced back when we found it difficult. We also played the floor is lava using the planks and pallets. 

Today we practised our chest and bounce passes.

We have loved researching and creating non-chronological reports about Rainforest animals.

This week in Forest School we made Winter Bird Seed Balls. It was very messy but we loved it!

We loved watching the pantomime this week!

Burning down Pudding Lane


On Friday afternoon, we re-enacted The Great Fire of London by burning down Pudding Lane. We went back in time and saw how quickly the fire spread, we were able to then use our knowledge to help put the fire out. Samuel Pepys was there writing his diary! We tried to use water squirters and buckets of water to put the fire out, but this did not stop the fire from spreading. Mrs Giles-Cox then used a fire hook to create a fire break. We have a great afternoon applying what we had learned this term in a real life situation.  

Great Fire of London Day 

We had a brilliant time on Friday for our Great Fire of London Day. We applied what we have learned this term by completing a Kahoot quiz which was lots of fun! We used Shelton's code to decipher words from Samuel Pepys' diary and even had a go at writing our name in Shelton's code! In the afternoon we created our own fire artwork with our London silhouette. We recalled where the fire started and where it spread within the city whilst creating our artwork. 

Children in Need Day


Today we came dressed in our pyjamas to school for Children in Need Day. We had a great day helping Pudsey read scales and learn about Children in Need. We also made our own ears, decorated our own Pudseys and enjoyed joining in with a Joe Wicks Dance. 

Arts Week 


This week was Arts Week where we we completed lots of different music, art and PE activities all about fireworks. In music we learned a bonfire song to the tune of 'London's burning' and then created our own songs about fireworks to the same tune. In art we practised using different art resources such as oil pastels and paints to create our own fireworks. We also learned colour mixing and used this skill to create our own background for our firework display. We used lots of different techniques to create these amazing pictures. 

What a fun week we had! We hope you enjoy looking at our photos. 

Billy and the Dragon


Over the last few weeks we have been studying the story Billy and the Dragon. We have retold the story using actions, described Fatcat (one of the main characters) and this week we have been focusing on writing the beginning of the story. We have added our own introductions and our own character descriptions to our stories. Here are a few of our super stories. 



The Fire Service


Marnel Infant School were very lucky this week to have the fire service in to teach us all about fire safety. They taught us what we should do if we hear an alarm or see a fire. They also taught us handy little rhymes which will help us remember key things about fire safety.

Gymnastic fun

Today we had a brilliant afternoon because we used the gymnastic equipment in the hall! We practised our 5 different shapes that we have been learning this term and used these with the equipment. Ask your child if they can show you the five different shapes. 


What a fabulous week!

It was our turn to go to the woods this week and we were very excited! We had a lovely, wet walk through the woods and found our class tree which we will observe through the different seasons. In literacy this week, we heard that the Queen had lost hat in a big gust of wind and needed our help! We learned the story of The Queen’s hat and retold the story using key language. Then we wrote questions we would like to ask the Queen. We took it in turns to pretend to be the Queen and we had a fantastic time acting like her and putting on her high pitched voice. 

Forest School Fun

This week in our Forest School session we were down in the woodlands. We had a lovely time bug hunting, whittling and using mallets. We also thought carefully about habitats and where different animals might live. 

We have had another great week at school! This week we started our new topic, The Great Fire of London. On Monday we had a visit from Tempus Fugit, the drama company who taught us all about Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London. In PE this week we used coloured ribbons to create the Great Fire and put our dance moves to fire themed music. 


What a wonderful first week we had in Lion Class! We have been busy getting to know our new friends, teachers and classroom as well as taking part in lots of fun activities. We even wrote our own manifestos telling everyone why we wanted to be in the school council! Well done everyone :-)