King's Gate Primary School

Welcome to Year 2 and 3                      Welcome to Year 2 and 3

Hello Everyone and welcome to

Terms 5 and 6!


On this page, you'll find details of our latest topic, the books we'll be reading in class, information about homework and see some of the fantastic things we've done so far. 

Mrs Ullyott


Mrs Lockwood



A Letter from Andy Shepherd ...



What a Wonderful World!


Knowledge Organiser

This term we are using the books 'The Tin Forest' by Helen Ward and 'The Boy who Grew Dragons' by Andy Shepherd, as the drivers for our learning.

We will be learning about living things and their habitats and be practicing our geographical skills and fieldwork.

Don't forget to look at the knowledge organiser linked above for more details.

PE is on Monday and Friday afternoons each week!  




In Year 2 and 3 we set a homework quiz on Carousel every Tuesday, to be completed by the Monday of the following week.  We also set weekly spellings on Spelling Shed and Times Tables on TT Rockstars.


2nd July 2021 - Homework

Big 'well done' to everyone who completed their science homework this week.  Some really excellent presentations, posters and leaflets!  Brilliant effort!

This week, I'd like you to find, make or create some little figures to represent you and your dragon, ready to start creating our Stop Motion Animations!  You could use lego, playmobile or another type of mini action figure, small soft toys, or be really creative, and make your figures from plasticine, or even Fimo modelling clay!

Happy dragon hunting!


25th June 2021 - Homework

This week, I would like you all to research an animal of your choice and find out about the adaptations that make them suited to their environment!

You can choose how you present your findings, you might want to make a powerpoint, an information leaflet or even a video!

Good luck and remember to have fun!


Year 2 click here to practice your latest Carousel Quiz.

Year 3 click here to practice your latest Carousel Quiz.


Click here to practice your spellings for this week.

TT Rockstars

Click here to practice your times tables.




Stop Motion Dragons!

This term, in computing, we have been learning about stop motion animation.  First, we found out what it is.  Then, we used our class text and our ideas from English to help us create our characters.  Finally, we used the Stop Motion App on the school IPads to film a sketch using our characters...



Evie and Theo

Hollie and Joshua

Eddie and Maxwell

Bailey and Max

Levi and Emily

Victor and Ellie

Alice and Harvey

Poppy, Oli and Johnaton

Poppy, Oli and Johnaton

Victor and Elli

Ezandrie and Lily-Rae

Finlay and Emily

For the last three weeks, we have been devouring Andy Shepherd's 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons'.  Inspired, we wondered whether we might be able to grow dragons from other strange and exotic fruits. 

First, we sampled some of the most unusual fruit we could find ... with varying degrees of enthusiasm! Then we researched the trees and vines that they grow on and created an imagined, unusual variety, said to be able to grow dragons. 

Finally, last week, we spent some time looking at wonderful work and used his descriptions to help us write our own ...

Enter text...

After the February half term, when everyone came back after the lockdown, we did some mindfulness work, linked to the wonderful book, The Barnabus Project by the Fan Brothers.  The children made their own failed projects  and thought a lot about friendship, compassion and what it means to work together.

They really worked hard and in the end, I wasn't the only one who thought that their projects were brilliant ... one  of the authors did too!



No Pens Day Wednesday

We all had an absolutely brilliant day on No Pens Day Wednesday! 

First, we followed instructions to make some fudge using condensed milk. 

While some of us waited for our turn, we started to recycle card into some light catcher panels. 

After lunch, we went on a mythical creature hunt around our wildlife area and then made some phenomenal clay sculptures to represent our creatures.

We finished our day by mindfully tasting our delicious fudge!  

Here are some of the pictures from our brilliant day ...

Military Working Brushes


The children have been working so hard for the last three weeks, learning all about real life animal heroes to help inspire them to write their own non-chronological reports.  Can you find yours?

The Spectacular Self-Portraits of The Super-Students of 

Year 2 and 3!