Monthly Archives: November 2016

Photos of the children making times on clocks

We have had a busy week this week finding out about how to tell the time! We have all made times to show on the clocks, including o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to times.

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… our own versions of the story ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’. We have changed the main character and the character that they meet along with the thing that they can’t do.  These are our first drafts of our own stories, we have tried to include adjectives, similes, 2A sentences and even exclamation sentences.  Enjoy reading them.

The Year 2 Children

Our Story Build – Zebras Can’t Jump

We have read the story Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae.

Giraffes Can't Dance

We decided that it would be a good idea to create our own story based on this one, to do this we used the idea of a story build.  We ‘magpied’ some ideas and changed some ideas too including the characters.  Take a look at our finished boxed up plan.


The photos show the children pretending to be the different characters in our new story along with the scenery found in the jungle (trees).

Knowsley Safari Park

On Wednesday the Year 2 children went to Knowsley Safari Park.  We had a fantastic day, the weather was extremely kind to us and the children were really well behaved, a real credit to our school.

We spent the day with two great guides, Ellie and Sue, who knew loads of interesting facts about wild animals, especially animals that you might find in Africa.  Can you remember any of the interesting facts that you learnt?  You can click on reply to tell us everything that you can remember.  Or click on a photo to tell us a fact about a specific animal and then reply, your fact will be linked to that animal.  Looking forward to reading all your interesting ideas.  Don’t forget your capital letters and full stops.

Sue took us around the Safari Drive and then told us all about Giant Land Snails, Snakes and Hissing Cockroaches, she even let us stroke them. ;)

Ellie took us on an African Safari to meet the Meerkats, we looked for Sunny from Meerkat Mail but couldn’t work out which one he was!  We also went to see the Giraffe and finally the Elephants.

We even managed to squeeze in a Sea-lion show where we met Arthur, Rodger and little Louey, they were very clever.

A truly amazing day had by all, thanks Knowlsely Safari Park.