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Year 2 - Foxes


Welcome to Foxes

Miss Cotsell
Mrs Cartledge
Mrs Quinn

July 2020 - Transition Booklet


The Fox is known as an animal infamous for its brain and cunning. However, one of the most interesting facts about a fox is that they are incredibly thoughtful creatures who are able to overcome any challenges life throws at them and are noted for being an animal that has made the whole world it’s home. These are some of the skills we possess as pupils at St Michael’s! We can do anything we put our mind to, even when it’s a challenge and we have the ability to go as far as our imagination and drive takes us!


Books we are currently reading in school

This books helps us to immerse ourselves in our topic The Great Fire of London. We are able to write stories and information texts using this book, and others. 


This book allows us to create stories, settings and characters that are based on fairytale characters we have already learnt about.


This book helps us write an exciting piece on how to make disgusting sandwiches and allows us to have fun finding the most dreadful and disgusting language we can think of.  

Peter Rabbit and Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter

These books help us think about traditional tales. We are able to develop interesting language choices and we are beginning to use a thesaurus to further develop our language skills.


These books develop our stamina as readers. We begin to understand how characters actions, thoughts and feelings change throughout the chapters and we can start to think about how we can develop our characters in our writing.


These books are incredible and will help us continue to develop our stamina as a reader. We are also excited to imagine we are pirates sailing on the high seas!


In our topic we will be looking at seaside destinations from the past and present. We will be looking at how these places have changed. We will also be comparing and contrasting living in Cardea and living beside the sea! This is a lovely link to our end of term trip to Hunstanton, because “Oh we do like to be beside the sea side!”


Recommended Reads

Books for children to share or read by themselves

Salty Dogs by Matty Long

Gorilla by Anthony Browne

The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers

Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs

Mrs Wobble the Waitress  (Happy Families series) by Janet and Allen Ahlberg

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl

The Twits by Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl

Mog Time by Judith Kerr

Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed by Michael Rosen

The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton

Clarice Bean, That’s Me by Lauren Child

Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr

Traction Man by Mini Grey

Meerkat Mail by Emily Grant

Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book? By Lauren Child

Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets by Tony Ross

Emily Brown and The Thing by Cressida Cowell

Frog and Toad Together           by Arnold Lobel

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson

The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

Willa and old Miss Annie by Berlie Doherty