School Road, Charing, Ashford, Kent. TN27 0JN
01233 712277


Living and Learning with Faith, Friendship and Fun

Welcome to Otters Class


The Year 2 class are called Otters. The class teacher is Miss Bone-Knell, with Mrs Young (Monday-Wednesday) and Mrs Alexander (Thursday-Friday) as our teaching assistants.

We would love to meet and get to know all the parents so please feel free to approach us in the playground at home time! My email address is if you ever need to contact me.

We have PE on Monday and Friday, so please could children come to school wearing their PE kits. Please remember to take earrings out.

Reading books will be sent home every Monday and Thursday. Please could all children read every night – this will improve their fluency and love of reading! ‘Read Write Inc’ (RWI) books will be sent home on. Please make sure these are returned to school.

Homework will be set weekly on a Friday and is due back on the following Wednesday. Please support your children with this as it reinforces their learning for the week! 

We are looking forward to this year and have no doubt it will be amazing! 

Our topics for this year are:

Otters Y2Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5Term 6
TextThe Whale Who wanted moreMr Fawkes, The king and the gunpowder PlotThe Rainbow BearJim and The BeanstalkThe Magic FingerPirates
ScienceUses of everyday Materials 2.6-2.9Investigation:MaterialsLiving things and their habitats2.11-2.13Animals incl. Humans2.1-2.5Plants2.10Investigation:Plants2.14
History Gunpowder plot Mary Seacole & Florence Nightingale Pirates
Geography Continents and Oceans Hot and Cold places Mugumareno Village, Zambia 
Art and DT Art/CraftSculpture and 3D“Clay houses” Art & DesignDrawing“Life in Colour” Design & TechnologyMechanismsMoving Monster 
ICT  2:1 Coding2:3 Spreadsheets2:5 Effective Searching2:2 Online Safety2:7 Making Music2:6 Creating Pictures2:4 Questioning2:8 Presenting ideas
PEBall SkillsFundamentalsGymnasticsInvasionDanceTargetNet & WallSending & ReceivingStriking & FieldingAthleticsYoga/FitnessOAA and Team Building
PSHE Introduction lesson Family and relationships Family/ relationships Health/wellbeing Health/wellbeingCitizenshipCitizenship Safety and the changing bodyEconomic wellbeing Transition lesson
MusicRhythmHarvestPitch/melodyGlockenspielChristmasMusical Instruments and the orchestraThe PlanetsRecorderComposers through timeChanting/RomanticStompCompositionForm/graphic scorePerformance