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Monkshouse Primary School

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Miss Moscatiello Year 2 - Skylarks

Welcome to Skylarks


Teacher- Miss H Moscatiello


Teaching Assistants- Mrs L Smith, Mrs A Webster and Mrs A Fisher


Welcome to Year 2 Skylarks!

In our classroom we share our smiles, respect each other and always try our best.



Year 2 Term 1 - Raise the drawbridge!



See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Shoot a projectile with an archer’s aim! Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower… Then meet the lord and lady in the Great Hall of the keep! And finally…meet knights and unconventional princesses who rescue princes and fight dragons! Maps and photographs will help us learn about our local area and also show us where we could still find a castle in our home county of Lincolnshire. This topic will develop the children’s understanding of castles through the ages, different features of medieval castles and the people who lived and worked in the castles. Would you have wanted to be a gong farmer?

English – We’ll learn the stories of The Egg, The Paper Bag Princess and The Boy Who Grew Dragons. We will write poetry about dragons, recounts of our visit to Lincoln Castle and write alternative endings to well-known stories.


Maths – Children will start the term by reading, writing and ordering numbers and partitioning 2 digit numbers. They will be developing their addition and subtraction skills and understanding the difference between the 2 operations, as well as learning about inverse operations. The children will be practising their times tables, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s

What have we been up to?

Lincoln Castle Visit

Year 2 had a superb day at Lincoln Castle! Our first activity of the day was exploring the castle walls and we enjoyed walking the whole way around the battlements and spotting lots of castle features on our walk. We then went inside and got to make our own shields and selecting our own coat of arms. We then got to experience a banquet, with our very own King and Queen, Lord and Lady, servants, jesters and even a hound! We then learned about the armour and weapons that were used in the past and had a go at using a bow and arrow to ‘attack’ a castle. It was then time to have our lunch! After lunch, we went and tried on replica piece of armour! Finally, we met Lucy the Dragon and her friend Norman before we left and we took a fantastic group shot!


This week in our Art lesson, we have explored and experimented with sketching pencils. We have used line and tone to draw.