Autumn Term 2017

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 Week commencing 11th December 2017

What a Festive week!

The children have been working extremely hard on their Nativity performance.

We are so proud of all of the children for taking part and the singing was amazing! We hope you all enjoyed the performances and that it got you in the Christmas spirit!

Week commencing 4th December 2017



We have used our knowledge of letter features to plan and write our own this week. We wrote a reply to the Wicked Hair Witch who lived in the Black Tower! She invited us to go for tea, however, some of use weren’t sure as to whether to accept her invite or not! After all, you cannot take a witch with bad hair seriously! 


In maths this week we have been working our socks off (even in this cold weather!) by amazing the adults in class with our amazing knowledge on subtraction. We have used the dienes to support our learning and to help us to progress onto using/ drawing pictures to help us solve calculations and word problems.

We have focused on subtraction 10s and how to use this knowledge to subtract bigger 10s from 2-digit numbers.


Wow, what a busy week we have had in Science this week! This week we carried out an investigation to find out what would happen if we mixed certain materials/ ingredients together and baked them. We had to find out if the action was reversible or irreversible! We discovered that these combined ingredients made some delicious gingerbreads! We couldn’t believe it- yummy! We learnt pretty quickly that this new material was irreversible. We tried to reverse the action, but we ended up with crumbs. With the remaining gingerbreads, we decided to decorate them and sell them at our Christmas Fayre. Thank you to everyone who bought one- we have none leftover :)


Week commencing 27th November 2017.

A super week continuing our work on traditional tales with this weeks focus being on letters. We have explored different types of letters and the features needed in order to write our own letters. A surprising letter arrived in class this week from the Bad Hair Witch (ask your children about her!!!) and are now preparing our ideas to write a response letter.

In maths we are consolidating our understanding and strategies in order to add numbers effectively. We’ve been exploring partitioning and spotting number bonds to help us when calculating number problems.

Try these:


Week commencing 20th November 2017.

We’ve really enjoyed exploring more traditional tales this week. We have been enjoying the story of Shampoozel – a rather funny version of Rapunzel! Ask your children to tell you about it. We’ve been using the story to focus on our reading skills and being able to use the text to find and answer questions.


In maths we are continuing our work on addition. Practicing number bonds to 10, 20 and 50 at home would be a huge support to your children. It really helps them to make connections between numbers and patterns of numbers when calculating and problem solving.


In science we are exploring materials and investigating how certain materials can change shape.  Using plasticine, elastic bands and stones, we looked at whether these materials could bend, stretch, twist or squash it and recorded our results in a table. A fun way to investigate and learn!


Week commencing 13th November 2017.

Another busy week in Year 2.

Our work on Traditional Tales has continued with the rather funny story of Shampoozel. Please ask your children about it, it really has had us giggling this week. It is based on the story of Rapunzel but with a few twists!

In maths we are continuing to look at addition and subtraction, using a variety of methods to enable the children to have a sound understanding of numbers and how we can add them effectively.

 Try these:

 8 + 5 =  5 + 6 =  4 + 5 =  3 + 7 =  10 + 4 =  

 3+ 4 =  12 + 5 =  16 + 4 =   6 + 6 =  7 + 5 =

 8 + 5 =  13 + 4 =

In Science, we are continuing to look at materials. This week we were exploring materials to see what they were made of. We investigated a range of materials and identified whether they were natural or man made. We even checked what Mr Clay’s socks were made of!

Have a look at home and see what you can find!


Week commencing 6th November 2017

A super return to school by everyone after 2 weeks of half term and such WONDERFUL castle projects. A HUGE thank you to all of you for working so hard and creating such wonderful castles, they really are very impressive and currently on display for the whole school to see.



We have started our topic on traditional tales which the children have really enjoyed. Firstly, we looked at Cinderella in preparation of this years panto and then compared the story to ‘Cinderboy’. Ask the children to tell you about this version!

In maths, we have been focussing on addition and subtraction. We are exploring number bonds to 10 and 20, times tables: 2,5 and 10 and using number lines to add numbers together.

In Science, our materials topic started with sorting and talking about different types of materials. This will also link to our topic on the Traditional Tales.


Week commencing 16th October 2017.

What a super week!

We’ve been continuing our work in maths on addition and subtraction and in English, we have been exploring sentence structure and using description.

The highlight of our work has definitely been our trip to Belton House. We had the perfect weather, made leaf angels, explored the gardens, the maze and the signs of autumn. It was a wonderful learning opportunity as well as lots of fun!


Week commencing 9th October 2017

This week we have started to focus on addition and subtraction in maths. As well as using a variety of techniques to add and subtract numbers, it is also important to be able to use these skills in real life word problems.

Try these:

  1. There are 32 children in Year 4 and 33 in Year 5. 
How many children are there in Years 4 and 5?
  2. There were 56 children in the music lesson, but 5 went to the toilet and 3 were sent home because they were ill. How many children were left in the lesson? 

You could even try making up your own word problems!

In English we are reading the story ‘Grandad’s Island’. A lovely story about a boy and his grandfather. We have started to explore the character and generated adjectives and descriptive sentences.


Week commencing 2nd October 2017

We’re continuing with our work on the Great Barrier Reef and have been finding out lots of fascinating facts. Please ask your children to share some of the information they have found out.

We have used this information to write in descriptive sentences and paragraphs, ensuring that the basic skills of writing are all secure.

In maths, we are completing our current work on place value, securing the children’s knowledge and understanding of  number and the value of each number depending on its place.

Try these:


1. What does 3 stand for in 63?         5. What does 7 stand for in 67?

2. What does 5  stand for in 54?        6. What does 1 stand for in 15?

3. What does 8 stand for in 18?         7. What does 4 stand for in 24?

4. What does 3 stand for in 39?         8. What does 6 stand for in 62?


Write what these make.  40  +  2.  These make 42.

1.      50  +  8                       4.      20  +  7              7.      40  +  1

2.      30  +  3                       5.      90  +  1              8.      80  +  4

3.      10  +  5                       6.      70  +  6              9.      40  +  4


Break up each number into tens and units.

Example: 54 = 50  +  4

1.  26                 3.  69                 5.  58                 7.  36                 9.  75

2.  53                 4.  41                 6.  92                 8.  17              10.  38


Write these numbers using digits.

1. twenty four                      5. fifty nine                         9. sixteen

2. thirty seven                      6. forty two                        10. seventy four

3. ninety three                     7. sixty one                         11. thirty eight

4. eighty seven                     8. fifty five                         12. seventy


Write these numbers using words.

1.  36                 3.  79                 5.  52                 7.  32                 9.  79

2.  13                 4.  31                 6.  96                 8.  18              10.  30



Week commencing 25th September 2017

This week we are continuing our English focus on writing in clear sentences using capital letters and full stops. To ensure that our sentences are becoming more detailed and make sense. Our theme this week is the Great barrier Reef which links brilliantly to our topic on Australia.

We are  continuing our work on continents and oceans – ask your children if they can name any of them on a world map.

In maths, we are coming to the end of our work on place value for now. We will revisit this again later, however in the meantime, please continue to support your child on this at home by looking at 2 digit numbers and what the value of those numbers are.  Also exploring how to make 10 and 20 in different ways plus the 2,5,and 10 times tables.


Week commencing 18th September 2017.

Another busy week in Year 2!

The majority of children are now able to log on to their computer and either go onto maths whizz or Lexia – this has a great impact on their learning.

Keep it up everyone!



We have been finding out about turtles this week – please ask your children to tell you about them. The information we have found out has been used in our writing where we are paying particular attention to sentences that make sense, have a capital letter and a full stop.

In maths we have been focusing on greater than, less than and the same as using the symbols <  >  =

Try these:

15     24

52     37

12      26

Were also continuing our learning on number bonds to 10 and 20 as well as our 10, 5 and 2 times tables.


Week commencing 11th September 2017

Another very busy week, the children are settling in and adapting well to Year 2 life! The children have been learning about Kookaburra's. They have learnt about the lifecycle of a Kookaburra, from a small egg to a fully grown bird. They have also been learning about it's habitat, diet and of course its famous laugh! The children have done some great writing linking to our topic and are all working hard to ensure every sentence has a capital letter and a full stop. 

In maths the children have been continuing with their place value work, counting forwards and backwards in 10's as well as their number bonds to 10.

Have a go at some of these word problems at home:

1. Freddie has 45 sweets, he gives 10 to Anna and 10 to Josh. How many does he have left?

2. There were 31 children sat on the carpet, 10 went out to play. How many are left on the carpet?

3. Amie has got £25 in her purse. She did some jobs for her Mum, who gave her £10, she then did some jobs for her Dad who gave her another £10. How much money does she have now?

4. Can you add the next three numbers in this sequence? 









Week commencing 5th September 2017

First of all welcome back everybody, we have had a great first week in Year 2, the children have been working really hard. 

In English the children have been looking at a traditional Australian tale, 'How the birds got their colours', to link in with our topic of Australia. They have done some fantastic writing, re-telling the story and even did some drama to act out the story. 

The children also started to learn about the seven continents of the world, to help with this they all learnt this catchy song!