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We are a wonderful Year 2 class and our teacher is Miss Hardaker.


Alongside the 30 lovely children in our class, there is our 'class pet' who we named Charlie!

The lucky 'Star of the Day' who has particularly impressed Miss Hardaker gets to look after him for the night at home.




Our topic question this half term is:



We have reached our final topic of Year 2 and there are lots of exciting activities and events planned to round off the year, including our trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park!

The children will be learning about a range of countries within Geography and Literacy, as well as some events that have affected countries in the past, such as the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii.

We will be concentrating a lot on Russia to tie in with the World Cup and will be creating some pieces of art that we are hoping to sell for our class enterprise in a few weeks.


We have also done a World Cup sweep stake in Buckingham Palace class which the class are really excited about. Although, as you can see, some are more happy with their team than others!








P.E - Our Outdoor P.E is on a Friday and our Indoor P.E is on a Thursday.

P.E bags will be sent home at the end of every half term for a wash!4


Homework - MyMaths and SPaG homework will be set fortnightly, alternating between the two each Friday. Children have two weeks to complete each and will receive a merit for each completed.


In addition, please read at home with your child as often as you can and support them with practicing their spellings and times tables charts.


Spellings - Spelling test will take place every Wednesday. This year, 10 spellings are chosen at random from the half-termly given list. Spring 1 spellings can be found below:


Tuesday 19th June - Dovedale's Got Talent auditions (Year 2)


Thursday 21st June- Walk to Wilsthorpe for multi-sports event


Wednesday 27th June - *Trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park* (returning at 4pm)


Monday 2nd  July- Dovedale's Got Talent!


Tuesday 3rd July - School art day


Wednesday 4th July - School picnic dinner


Friday 6th July - Sports day (morning for us) and Summer Fair after school


Friday 20th July - Break up for the 6 weeks holiday!





We had a super end to the first half of spring term with our Chinese events to celebrate Chinese New Year. The children have loved creating Chinese themed artwork and learning a song (in Chinese!) with the help of Ling.
Thank you to all that helped on our walk to the ReVive shop to view our art work, and those that brought their children to the showcase on Thursday evening.














This week Buckingham Palace class have been on a magical 'trip' to

10 famous castles!

We independently researched facts about our given castle using the internet and then stopped to pose for pictures outside of it!

Lewis, Lucie and Isaac visited Kenilworth castle.


Ben and Harry visited Tintagel castle.


Alfie, Harriet and Amelia at Bolsover castle.


Esme, Giulia and Alfie at Portchester castle.


Isobel, Tamara and Aanya at Warkworth castle.


Theo, Katie and George at Dunstanburgh castle.


Harley, Connor and Madison visited Carisbrooke castle.


Freddie, Olli and Megan at Middleham castle.


Sophie, Evie and Adam at Beeston castle.


Harry, Sasha and Harry at Dover castle.



I have loved seeing the children’s responses to the castle based homework for our new topic. There have been lots of different outcomes and the children have enjoyed sharing their creations, stories, facts and outings with the rest of Buckingham Palace class. Thank you to all parents for all of your help!


Freddie's story.

Sasha's story.





During the first half of the Autumn term, Buckingham Palace class took part in ‘Forest School’ led by Miss Barratt. As you can see, we really enjoyed it, despite some rain!



Forest school is an inspirational process that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem. They are also entitled to initiate and drive their own learning and development. This is achieved through hands-on learning experiences in an environment or woodland with trees and allows them to experience appropriate risk and challenge.


We loved sharing our Time Machines with our friends. We have had some great ideas and have made models, drawn pictures and written about our machines. Thank you to mums and dads for all of your help!