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Zebra Class 2022-2023

Welcome to the Zebra Class Page


On this page you will be able to find out what we have been learning in school. This term our driver for learning is “World War II”.


Our P.E. day is Wednesday and Forest School is on a Thursday afternoon. Please remember to bring in named clothing and footwear for these activities.

Our library visit will be on a Friday.


Year 2 Curriculum Evening 2022

Below is a recorded copy of the Year Two Curriculum presentation.

Curriculum evening presentation

Fire fire!

This week in Forest School we were being resilient like Tigger. We had the dragon's breath fire strikers and were persevering to make sparks...look at how well we did! 


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World War II

Our topic this term is going to be World War II, so we started the term with a special visitor. He told us about life during World War II, including being evacuated, and some of us joined in and became different people who lived during this time.


What a wonderful last day of term we had! We had to follow a trail of tinsel which led us to some very special visitors... In the playground we found Comet and Cupid and learnt lots about them from the elves. Then we continued on the trail to find Father Christmas!! Luckily our wonderful singing woke him up and he gave us all a special treat. We finished the day with a special Christmas picnic altogether. Merry Christmas Zebra class...see you in the New Year!

Christmas poems

This week we have been learning about different types of poetry and having a go at writing our own. Have a look at some of the poems we wrote!

Coronation Day

To celebrate the end of our Monarchy topic we enjoyed a 'Coronation Day'. We learnt about what happened at the Queen's coronation and considered what might be the same or different when King Charles III is coronated next year. We enjoyed some formal dancing, which many guests of the coronation would have enjoyed, and Mr Williams even pretended to be King Charles III and was crowned by Mrs Giles-Cox!!


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Building mini dens!

This week in Forest School we were building mini dens for mini people! We thought carefully about where to build the dens, how we could make the people comfortable and what else they might need to survive. We were very resourceful like Eeyore when making them. 

Arts Week

What a great week to start the new half term! This week we enjoyed Arts week focused around the festival of Diwali. We learnt about the story of Diwali and then enjoyed Art, Music and Dance linked to the festival. We finished the week by inviting our parents into class to enjoy our learning with us. It was a great week!

Exploring in the woods!

We enjoyed our first trip to Basing Woods this week. We went deep into the woods and had a great time exploring the environment - we spotted bugs, birds, mushrooms and lots of different plants. We had a great time!


In PE this term we are doing gymnastics and have been learning the 5 main gymnastics shapes - straight, star, tuck, pike and straddle. This week we got the apparatus out and used these to perform our fantastic gymnastic shapes.

Money, money, money!

This week in Maths we have been learning about money. We were thinking about the value of coins and using the coins to make an amount, moving on to make an amount in more than one way.

Portchester Castle

We were all very excited to go on a trip to Portchester Castle this week and it didn't disappoint! We had a great time exploring the outer bailey and thinking about all of the features of the castle (including the gardrobes - ask your children!). After lunch we were then all brave like Piglet and climbed the steep spiral steps to the top of the keep. It was very windy but the view was amazing! 

Billy and the Dragon

Last week we had quite a shock when we came back into the classroom to find that someone had been in to have a party! However, they had disappeared...leaving cake, drinks and un-popped party poppers behind. We aren't sure who it was, but it is very similar to the events of the story 'Billy and the Dragon'. This week we have been looking at the story in more depth, including thinking about the language used by the author and considering ways we could improve this.

Forest School fun!

We had a lovely afternoon for our first Forest School session of the year. We enjoyed exploring the different areas and the activities on offer, including mud kitchen recipes, music and bird watching.

Belonging week

Welcome back! We had a great first week in Zebra class and have spent the week getting settled in! We have been busy finding out about some of our British Values and thinking about how these apply to our classroom. We also set out our class charter, with rules that we will all agree to follow to make our class a safe, fair and happy place to be! We also held an election to vote for our school council members - well done to the 2 children who were elected.