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St. James' CE Primary School

Welcome to Year 2

Hello and Welcome to Our Year 2 Page. Here you will find out about the topic we are learning about this half term. You can find all your spellings for the half term at the bottom of this page, as well as extra project ideas that you can complete at home and other stories to read about The Dark. Please bring them in as we would be delighted to see them all.


Key Dates: 

Parents Evening - 14/11/17


Autumn 2

Our topic this half term is all about 'The Dark'. We will be investigating 'What is darkness?' through Science and through our Literacy novels. 

The key topic books that we will be focusing on are

The Dark

Owl Babies


The Owl who was afraid of the Dark. 

These novels will prompt a number of different types of writing such as diary entries, letters, poetry and even non-ficiton writing on nocturnal animals. It is a very exciting topic and we are very keen to learn all about the dark. 


Some Home Project Ideas:

Creating 3D Sources of Light

Creating Story Boxes of our Topic Books: 


Exploring the Sun and how we have light and day: 


Science Experiments:

Making Nocturnal Animals and Creating Fact Files:


Website and Songs 

Nocturnal Animals:

The Dark:

Owl Babies:

The Owl who was afraid of the Dark:

Learning about Light:


Extra stories to read with your child:

Can’t you sleep little bear?

Mika Bear is afraid of the dark


The Darkest Dark