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Sycamore - Year 2

Welcome to Sycamore class with Miss Burton




  • Continue reading for at least 20 min daily. This is your opportunity to read even more and improve rapidly. Read to yourself. Read to your siblings. Read to your parents. Read to your pets.
  • Do your WOW book three times a week – use tasks in your WOW book.
  • Read different eBooks on Oxford Owl website ( Go through ‘My class login’ (username: syca  password: syca)
  • More eBooks to read:  (sign up for free for 30 days!)


  • Start a diary. Write a few sentences about your day every other day. What did you do? What film did you watch? What did you cook? Which toy did you play with? How did you feel about different activities you did? etc.
  • Make a comic book with your favourite characters. Use paper or this online tool:
  • Use this  as a daily stimulus for talking and writing.  Activities under the photo - a new photo every day. This is great!
  • More writing ideas can be found here:


  • Use these websites to practise basic maths skills:

  • Play maths games on Oxford Owl website ( Go through ‘My class login’ (username: syca  password: syca)
  • Year 2 Home Learning Pack (see below)
  • Great maths games for all levels at (You can sign up for free!)



  • ‘5 MINUTE MOVE’ and ‘Cosmic Yoga’ on YouTube


Punctuation, spelling & grammar


  • Look at SATs papers from previous years and practise arithmetic, reasoning and reading.


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Polar Lands

Our topic for the Spring Term is Polar Lands.

We will be focusing on Antarctica and great Polar Explorers, such as Tom Crean and Ernest Shackleton!

Please ensure your child explores this interesting topic more at home by completing their project homework. 

Maybe you could watch nature shows about the Polar Lands with your child at home...

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Amazing Africa

Our topic for Autumn 2 is, Amazing Africa.

We will be focusing on Kenya. The children will be comparing their life in London, to life in a tribe in a Kenyan village.

Please ensure your child explores this fantastic topic more at home by completing their project homework.

Amazing Africa Project Homework

Many children produced fantastic pieces of homework about Africa. Masai tribe necklaces and musical instruments were popular homework choices.

African Masks

In Art, we designed and then created our very own African masks. It was really fun!

Today (08.10.19), we went on a trip to Greenwich Ecology Park. It was busy day and we had an eventful journey but we behaved very sensibly. At the ecology park, we looked at different habitats, plants and animals (mostly minibeasts). Some of us were brave enough to touch them!

Thank-you to all the adults that came with us J

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We've got the Whole World in our Hands

Our topic for this half-term is, We've got the Whole World in our Hands.

We will introduce the children to the ecological challenges that face the modern world. The children will undertake a range of activities that challenge them to engage with environmental issues and to understand the simple changes we can make to live more sustainable lives.

Try to get involved in caring for our world at home by:

  • Recycling
  • Make sure rubbish goes in the bin (don't be a litter bug)
  • Look for ways to save water & electricity at home
  • Try to walk to school everyday (if possible)
  • Can you think of anymore.....

Summer Homework

In connection with our, We've got the Whole World in our Hands topic, the Summer homework was to research an endangered animal. Well done to those who completed this yes

There have been some lovely shoe box habitats!

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Welcome to Sycamore

Welcome to Year 2 and our Sycamore class page! We are really looking forward to getting to know you and teaching you lots of interesting and fun things this year! Let's make this the best year yet smiley