Fox Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 6TH

01246 823324

Scarcliffe Primary School

Strive to Shine



Class 2

Our class is year 2 and 3 pupils with Miss Bannister as Class Teacher and Mrs Ward as Teaching Assistant.

This class page is designed to give readers a brief overview of what we are covering in class.  We share more detailed information about what we get up to using the Class Dojo app.  Parents can request login details via their child's class teacher.  


Parents, for more information on Class 2 and their learning please log in to Class Dojo.

 Welcome to a brand new school year. Welcome back to the year 3 children and a BIG hello to the year 2 children. 

Autumn 1:

This term our topic is AMAZING PEOPLE: MARY SEACOLE. 

We will be learning:

  • Place value.
  • How to draw portraits with charcoal. 
  • Comparing hospitals then and now. 
  • Comparing medicines. 
  • Learning about light and investigating shadows. 
  • Understanding Muslims and their beliefs. 

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 Summer 2:

Our topic this term is 'Our Body!' 

We will be learning about:

  • Money 
  • Animals including humans
  • Guiseppe Arcimboldo 
  • Comparing different countries
  • Healthy meals and the skills we need to prepare them.


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Summer 1:


This term, we are learning about 'Children from the Past!' 

We will be looking at:


  • self portraits
  • Measurement
  • inference questions 
  • what school was like for children
  • human bodies and how we change as we grow

We will also be visiting Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet on Thursday 9th May. 

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Spring 2:

This term, our topic is 'Animals of the world!'

We will be looking at: 

  • animals and their young
  • asking and answering questions we want to find out
  • writing recounts 
  • designing and creating a hedgehog house 
  • understanding the Easter story
  • multiplication and division
  • real-life animals from Zoolab


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Spring 1 :

Happy New Year! 

Our topic this term is 'Colours around the world!' 

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We will be learning:

  • All about plants. 
  • To design a Chinese puppet, make it and evaluate it.  
  • About Hinduism and the festival of light. 
  • How to create our own music, which will be suited to the Chinese New Year. 
  • To look after our world.
  • About the world and understanding 4 different countries. 




Autumn 2:

This term our topic is The Polar Express! We will be:

  • Learning about George Stephenson.
  • Reading and writing information texts about trains.
  • Understanding compass directions.
  • Using our computer skills to research. 
  • Finding out about everyday materials.  

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Autumn 1:

Welcome back to a new school year! This term our topic is CAPTAIN CAVEMAN! We will be learning: 

  • place value 
  • seasonal changes and observing the weather 
  • living things and their habitats
  • to use clay and carve cave paintings 
  • pre-historic Britain. 

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 Summer 2: 


This term our topic is WHERE DO WE LIVE?. We will also be looking at:

 - Making our vehicles and using junior saws. 

 - Researching Scarcliffe and the surrounding areas. 

 - Visiting Bolsover castle. 

 - Producing a leaflet all about Scarcliffe. 

 -  Looking at different animals and classifying them. 

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 Summer 1:


This term our topic is JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. We will also be looking at:

  • writing letters
  • measurement in maths 
  • trees/ plants and flowers 
  • Van Gogh's sunflowers
  • identifying hot/ cold countries

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Spring 2:

 This term we are learning about ' Toys and Technology.' We will also be: 

  • listening to different toy music and using the Ipads to create our own music
  • exploring and testing out different materials
  • designing our own toy car models
  • comparing past and present toys


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Spring 1:

This term our topic is ' Mary Seacole.' We will be using the laptops and Ipads to research as well as:

  • Retelling the story of Mary Seacole.
  • Listening and making Jamaican style music.
  • Understanding a balanced diet and why it is important to eat healthily.
  • Multiplication and division.


Don't forget you can also visit our ClassDojo where you can see what the children have been learning!

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Autumn 2:

This term we are learning about 'The Gunpowder Plot!' We will be looking at Who King James I and Guy Fawkes were. 

We will also be looking at:

  • Diaries- we will be writing a diary pretending we are Guy Fawkes.
  • Fireworks and creating our own fabulous firework displays.
  • Evaluating our work.
  • Researching Guy Fawkes and where he was born. 
  • Making predictions and taking part in experiments. 


We will also be practicing parts and songs for the Christmas Nativity and I'm sure the children are looking forward to rehearsing the songs and their words at home. 

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Autumn 1:

Welcome back to a new school year! 

This term our topic is 'The Plague!' We will be looking at how the plague happened and how people believed it could have been prevented. 

We will also be looking at:

  • Who Samuel Pepys is and why he was so important.
  • The Great Fire of London. 
  • Designing and making GFOL houses.
  • Locating London on a map.
  • Learning the song related to The Plague. 


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Summer 1 


 This term our topic is 'Life in the past!' We will be focusing on Walter Tull and how life is different in the past and present. We will also be looking at:

  • writing a letter to Walter
  • learning about how we change and grow
  • understand how people are special
  • comparing school life in the past and present
  • drawing self portraits


The year two's will also be visiting Whirlow farm this term. 


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Spring 2

This term our wonderful topic is called ' Animals around the world!' We are looking at all different animals and we will show this through:

  • researching animals and their habitats
  • reading Handa's Surprise and creating writing from the story
  • creating a mini-beast hotel using our designs
  • understanding our own feelings and animals feelings
  • experiencing a visit from Zoolab


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Spring 1 

I hope you have all had a brilliant Christmas and New Year!

Our Spring term topic is called ' Colours around the world'. 

We will be looking at:

  • Different cultures and how they celebrate.
  • Chinese New Year.
  • Different colourful patterns and creating our own.
  • How the world has changed. 

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Autumn 2

This term our topic is called 'The Polar Express'. 

We will be looking at: 

  • George Stephenson and the different trains.
  • Everyday materials and how we use them.
  • Planning and writing our own stories based on the story ' Where is home Little Pip?' 

Class 1 and 2 will also be practising our fantastic drama skills for our school play called The Nativity. 

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Autumn term 1

We hope you have had a brilliant holiday and ready to do lots of learning this term. Our topic this term is called...'Captain Caveman' 

You will be: 

  • Researching prehistoric animals and people and producing information about them.
  • Making caveman drawings in clay.
  • Reading fictional books and using those in our writing.


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Our Topics this year 2019-2020 are:

Autumn 1- Amazing People: Mary Seacole.

Autumn 2 - The Gunpowder Plot.

Spring 1 - Where do we live?

Spring 2 - Amazing Africa.

Summer 1 - The Plague.

Summer 2 - Toys and Technology. 



Our Topics this year 2018-2019 are:

Autumn 1- Captain Cavemen

Autumn 2 - Polar Express

Spring 1 - The Colours of the World

Spring 2 - Animals around the World

Summer 1 - Children from the Past

Summer 2 - Our Body. 

Websites that will help your child at home: 

  • Topmarks 
  • Crickweb
  • ICT games 
  • Hit the Button
  • Phonics Play 


 Don't forget to keep reading and challenging yourselves with your phonics and spelling rules.

Here is a fun website we use to help us: 

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You could also have fun on: 

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