Infant School

Aiming High, Achieving Together

Wise Owls Y2


Welcome to Wise Owls!





                              Mrs M Eglin                                                             Miss J Mead

                                Teacher                                                                       LSA



Information for parents

PE days: Monday and Wednesday

All items in PE kits should be clearly named.

Please make sure jewellery is removed before coming to school. Long hair needs to be tied up.



Daily Tasks

Reading and keywords

Spelling practise

Times Tables

Counting forwards and backwards to 100 and in steps of 2, 5, 10


Spelling Shed

Bug Club


Please also check Google Classroom regularly for more learning opportunities.




Summer 1 - Race to space


This half term we will be learning about Neil Armstrong and the race to space. We will be finding out what countries were involved in the space race and find where these are located on the map using our knowledge of continents and oceans. 


In literacy we will be using our book focus of the half term, field trip to the moon to write a recount from a different characters point of view using all of the skills that we have learnt so far in year two. Additionally we will also be creating a fact file about Neil Armstrong and other astronauts using our narrative approach. 


For science this half term we will be learning the name of the plants to go alongside our space theme and we will be exploring different materials and their properties. 


For all of our learning this half term we are going to be applying all of the skills that we have learnt throughout year two to become independent learners.


At the end of the half term the children will be designing and making their own space buggy as part of their DT project, parents will be invited in to help their child make these. 


Merton Mission - Please choose from below.  It can be done at any time during the half term. This should be a fun and enjoyable time with your child to embed their learning skills. 

Due in: Friday 19th May

Read it:  Read about the moon landing

Make it: Make a junk model rocket ready for blast off!

Do it:     Learn the planet song uploaded to Google Classroom.




The Planet Song - 8 Planets of the Solar System Song

Plant song to learn

Field Trip to the Moon - John Hare

Neil Armstrong - First Moon Landing 1969

Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon

Spring 2 - The Titanic.


This half term we will be investigating the maritime disaster that was the Titanic. We'll be exploring the different classes on the Titanic and what it was like to be in 1st, 2nd and 3rd class. We'll be looking at where the Titanic was made and the events leading up to her sinking. The children will be deciding which factor was the most important for the reason that she sank and who was to blame. We'll be using Geographical language to understand her voyage across the Atlantic and why it was important that she set sail from Southampton Port. 


In  literacy we'll be looking at the story of Grandad's Island by Benji Davies. Through using this text we'll be exploring the best language to use to describe a scene and developing our own writing style. We'll be writing a diary entry from the point of view of either main character Syd or Grandad. Through this we'll be developing our own understanding of past tense and contractions. At the end of the half term we'll be writing a recount on our own experiences at being passengers on the Titanic.  


In Science we are going to understand what is involved with setting up an experiment. We'll use the language prediction and fair test to find out what a plant needs to grow. In the classroom we'll be Scientists in planting cress seeds and measuring whether they grow if their conditions change.  We'll be using our learning on collecting data in our maths lessons too when we investigate the temperature between Merton Infant School, Southampton Port and New York.

Benji Davies reads Grandad's Island

Spring 1 - The Lady and the Lamp


This half term the children will be travelling back in time and learning about the ‘Lady with the lamp’ Florence Nightingale and why she is one of the most famous women in British history. The children will explore and understand how hospitals and our lives have changed since the 1800’s. 


We will be looking at the traditional fairy tale - Little Red Riding Hood creating wanted and missing posters and writing letters of thanks to someone from the story in addition to someone in the NHS or who has helped them. 


In Maths we are looking at multiplication, division, fractions and time. We will be exploring our times tables and will continue with our weekly spellings. Our weekly spelling reflect the spelling rules that we are currently learning in class. 


Art we are going to be exploring Pablo Picasso, using different mediums and shapes that can be used to create a final piece using cubism. 


During our science and PE lessons we are going to be learning how to keep our bodies healthy. This will be linked with all areas of their learning in these and other lessons. 

Autumn 2 - Let's Explore: The Rainforest. 


In this half term the children will be continuing their investigation into the different climates and reaches of our Planet. Using inspirational speeches from; Greta Thunberg, David Attenborough and key note speakers at this year’s COP27, the children will be writing persuasive letters to other children and adults to change the way we look after our planet. 

The children will be looking at fictional stories of "A Rang-Tan in my bedroom" and "Greta and the Giants" in addition to non-fiction texts around the Rainforest and our planet to build their knowledge for their writing. 





Iceland Advert - There's a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom

There's a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom

World Book Day's offering sees a book in partnership with Greenpeace and Iceland (the supermarket not the country). It sees an orangutan come and stay with a little girl and cause chaos but why did she come to stay with her in the first place? Narrated by Anne James.

Greta and the Giants [Children's story | Read Aloud]

Greta Thunberg to world leaders: 'How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood'

Watch Greta Thunberg speak to an audience of adults over how we're not looking after our planet.

Autumn 1 

Frozen Planet



This term we'll be exploring the most Southern Part of our Planet - Antarctica. We'll be looking at Ernest Shackleton's Journey to the Antarctic and how he used our school values of 'Never give up' and 'Teamwork' to survive. Using our Geography skills we'll explore the Oceans and the Continents and to look at how the climates change.  We'll explore the lives of penguins understanding how the survive in these conditions. 


Launching our topic will be a message from David Attenborough asking us to think of ways we can spread a message about looking after our planet.