The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Strive for Excellence, Promote Harmony and Value Achievement

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The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Strive for Excellence, Promote Harmony and Value Achievement




Welcome to the Falcons!

Summer Term 2022 


This term our theme is Our Powerful Oceans and we will be asking and answering the question "how predictable are the oceans?"

We will be learning about seaside towns and coastlines all over the world- understanding how they are formed and constantly evolve due to erosion. We will also be learning about animals including humans, understanding our muscles, skeletal and digestive systems. From here we will move onto the basic needs for survival in animals, identifying and clasifying animals into the different groups such as birds, reptiles, fish and mammals etc. We will research and discover the different habitats, food chains and how plastic in the ocean affects us on land too! We will also learn about the incredible story of Grace Darling and the work of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution).

Some of the key questions are:


  • How and why are our coastlines changing?
  • How do animals survive?
  • How can we make a difference to protect our coastlines?



Reading : Children should read daily at home. Please log the pages read and add a comment. If a book needs changing, the children need to put their reading record and book in the reading tray in the classroom just before registration.

Spellings: Each Friday, children will be tested on their spellings. New spellings will be discussed and a list posted on Class Dojo. They can also be practised daily using Spelling Shed.

Times Tables: Children should practise their times tables for 5 minutes each day. They can use TTRockstars to do this.

Homework: Each week the children will receive two pieces of homework, one piece of Maths and one reading comprehension text.


If you are unsure about anything, please do get in touch either by class dojo or email.



Summer Term 2022 Powerful Oceans Curriculum Letter

Year 2 Powerful Oceans Knowledge Organiser

Science- The last two days we have been testing the strength of different magnets with some spectacular results!

Religious Education- Islam. The children learnt about one of the 5 pillars of Islam- Zakah. This is where Muslims donate money each month. Each group was given £10 and had to choose how much to give and who to- the poor, animal rescue, schools or the ill. This generated great teamwork and some insightful opinions!

Using Querns- As we are currently learning how Paleolithic Hunter Gatherers changed into Neolithic Farmers we explored one of the tools that they used- the quern. The children chose their own rubbing stone and experimented with different techniques to grind cornflakes as the farmers would have ground wheat into flour

Flint Knapping- The Falcons learnt how Stone Age people would make their spear heads out of flint in a process called knapping, so we did the same with soap!

Useful Websites


  • The Claypole Church of England Primary School, School
  • Lane, Claypole, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5BQ
  • Email:
  • Phone: 01636 626268