Shanklin (Year 2)

Ms Lingard-Lane welcomes you to Shanklin Class

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Bulpitt, Miss Darcy, Miss Crossley, Miss Ward & Mrs Backshall.

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PE Reception and Key Stage 1

PE is on a Tuesday & Thursday.

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Exciting news for home reading!

To support your child with reading at home, we have subscribed to the Oxford Owl eBook Library giving access to more than 500 ebooks for use across the age range from Reception to Year 6.

Over the next week or so, your child’s teacher will be in touch with details of how to log in to the library and what your child will be expected to do to ensure that they continue to develop their reading skills whilst learning at home.

Please see the leaflet for more information. If you have any further questions, please contact the class teacher in the usual way.

Oxford Owl information leaflet


What have Shanklin class been doing so far?

The children have produced some beautiful art work.

Year 1 and 2

On Wednesday KS1 had a visit from the fire service. The officer explored fire safety and what to do in an emergency. He also set homework for the grown-ups at home – please test your smoke alarms! If you don’t have one, or they’re not working, please contact the school and the fire service can support you with making your homes safer. This was linked to the learning around the Great Fire of London in history.

The children enjoyed having a visitor in school and sitting socially distanced together in the hall – the first time in over a year!

The children of Barton have been invited, by Vectis Rotary Club, to take part in a competition to grow the tallest sunflower.

Pauline Martin and Big Ted, from Vectis Rotary Club, visited Shanklin Class last week to set the challenge and to donate some sunflower seeds and gardening books to help with ideas for the horticulture area.  The tallest sunflower in last year’s competition grew to an amazing 14ft.  Lots of classes have already planted their seeds and the challenge is now on.

Shanklin class have created some Spring blossom artwork by using bubble wrap to print the flowers on their branches.

Shanklin class have started their science topic about plants in the school’s horticulture area. We began by preparing the beds ready for planting.  We also made tiny greenhouses to grow our beans so we can see the roots and shoots begin to grow.

Shanklin class have started their science topic on plants by closely observing seeds and categorising them. We are really looking forward to using our outdoor learning area every Friday.

Shanklin Class have been making sliders and pivots in Design Technology.  Here are some more of the outcomes shared.

Tilly has created a flower on a slider, Alexis has created a cat slider on a rainbow, Calvin has used a pivot to make his character play the guitar and Aidy and Vicky have created a dolphin jumping out of the sea.  Freddie and Christopher have made some great boats that slide along the sea and Leo has made a hopping bunny on grass. Well done everyone!

In Shanklin Class, we are learning how to make simple mechanisms. This week, we learnt how to make a slider and a pivot. Watch this space for the finished products.

Shanklin Class have carried out a scientific investigation to explore the effects of global warming.  

We made a small world of polar ice caps land and sea and observed what would happen in the warm environment of the classroom.

The children decided that they would take pictures of the small world over time and measure the sea levels at set items in the day.

We found that the ice melted and the sea level rose and swamped the land.

The children are learning about why this is happening through exploration of environmental issues, such as waste and pollution.

In geography, Shanklin Class have been learning about the continents and the oceans of the world. 

We used paper mache to cover balloons and then painted them blue to make our own globes.  Next, we used maps to locate the 7 continents and stuck them on to our globes, and labelled them.  We then labelled the 5 oceans of the world.  Finally, we used wool to represent the equator to separate the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and talked about differences in climate throughout the world.

KS1 have been exploring ideas that have come from sharing the book Here We Are. It encourages us to think about how to keep healthy and how we need to look after the world around us. Here are a few posters that the children have made which we hope to share with the island’s new Beach Ambassadors!


We brought the story of Egg Box Dragon to life by making our very own Egg Box Dragons.



Year 2 Common Exception Words

kind         gold          any            move

find          told           many         prove

mind        plant        door           door

behind      Mr             poor          again

wild           Mrs            floor         sugar

child          most           our            who

last           both             hour          climb

past        children        only          clothes

fast           water          money       improve

path         because       even           break

bath          people         half             great

Here are some websites with some fun Maths activities to help your child learn.

Place Value Basketball
Helicopter Rescue
Hit the Button
A great speed game to practise times tables and number bonds.
Snowboard Slalom