Year 2 - Foxes
Welcome to Foxes
Foxes have many qualities the children in Fox Class strive to be. Foxes are kind, caring, resilient and intelligent. They care deeply for their family and friends. They adapt to new situations and always remember to stay positive when solving tricky problems.
Throughout the year, we are hoping to see all of these qualities from the children in Fox Class. Not only will this make our classroom and school harmonious, it will also help the children to grow up as amazing citizens of our world.
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!”
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