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Gentle Giraffes - Year 2

Welcome to the Gentle Giraffes

Mrs Simpson & Mrs Wilson would like to

welcome you to our class page. 

Explore some of Year 2 more

Please use the pages below to gain more insight into what we do in Year 2.

These pages will be updated periodically.

Reading for Pleasure


If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

–Oscar Wilde


Mrs Simpson & Mrs Wilson have set our class up to use the fantastic eBook resources on Oxford Owl. There is a range of books that you are able to choose from. You can pick different themes and book series and even search for some too. 


Remember that when you log onto Oxford Owl your login information is in your diary and that there are no spaces or capital letters in your username or password. 



Check our our class bookshelf! 


Reading Challenge Games

Why not try some of the games linked to the Reading Challenge. 

Picture 1 Try the Maze Race
Picture 2 Try the Bat Catcher
Picture 3 Try the Creepy House Hunt
Picture 4 Try Stopping Aesop

Click above to be taken to the website. 


We hope you enjoy your Reading Challenge.

We cannot wait to hear all about the stories that you have read over the year. 


Some Fun and Exciting Practical Activities


Build a Rocket Jet Pack with The Let's Go Club

Find out how to make your own rocket jet pack with Kirsten and Abe. 

You will need:

  • 2 large plastic bottles (remove tops)
  • 2 disposable drinking cups
  • 1 piece of cardboard
  • Red or orange crepe paper
  • 2 long pieces of ribbon
  • Scissors (grown-up use only)
  • Sticky tape or glue
  • Tin foil or silver paint
  • Some decorations. 

Make a water xylophone with The Let's Go Club

Find out how to make your own colourful water xylophone with Kirsten and Joanna.

You will need:

  • 8 identical glass bottles, jars or glasses
  • 1 wooden or metal spoon
  • Different coloured paint or food colouring
  • Water jug 

Useful Websites and Learning Resources.

Check out some of the resources below to help you to link your learning. 

Useful Information for Parents

Below you will be able to find class specific up to date information!

Homework Information for Parents

Below you will be able to find homework menus for each half term. 

The Scented Garden Learning Log