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Year 2

Week three!


We are already half way through the first half term! We have been working hard this week in our new topic on Explanations using a monster guide book and finishing measures in Maths. 


Next week we will be continuing our Explanations topic but moving on to statistics in Maths.



Maths: pages: 45 and 47 to finish our unit on measure.


English: Next two reading comprehensions in your book.









Have a lovely weekend!


Week 2!


We are back into our routine properly this week with the children continuing all the topics started last week and our new times for the day beginning. We wrote some lovely poems this week in English and have just finished our comparison topic in maths.


Next week

Next week we will be starting a measurement unit in maths where we will look at what things are measured in and how to read different scales. This would be useful to practice at home. In English we will be starting a unit on explanations. '



Maths - page 49 on comparing measure


English - as we have written lovely poems this week, I would like the children to write a poem as if they are floating up above their favourite place with a balloon, such as a funfair, park or beach. They have written a similar one in class this week so just need to remember:

- To use adjectives to describe what they can see

- Sound words out when spelling

- Start each line with a capital letter

- Use some exciting vocabulary


It can rhyme but doesn't need to and can be in a shape if they want. I would just like the children to be creative and see what comes out but please ask any questions if you are unsure. 









Have a lovely weekend!

Happy New Year!


We have made it to 2020! The children have had a busy first week back with a few changes to their normal routine, but have coped very well. We have done a lot of Maths this week, focusing particularly on money problems and finding change. It would be useful to reinforce this at home using some coins as the homework this week will focus on that.


We have also started our new topics - Our Wonderful World in Geography, Animals including humans in Science, Hand puppets in DT, Creation in RE and Getting creative in Computing. As you can see, we have achieved a lot! Alongside this we completed a practice reading paper to get the children used to completing questions independently. This weeks homework will be two reading comprehensions that I would like the children to try and complete as independently as possible.


Next week we will be having a vocabulary building week in English and Comparisons of amounts in Maths. 



Maths - p. 51 and 53.

English - the next two reading comprehensions independently.









Have a lovely weekend!

Week 13


I would like to say well done to the children for completing a very busy week of rehearsals and preparations for the show next week alongside some learning. It is going to very busy again next week so please could the children rest as much as possible in preparation for our shows next week and ensure they are confident with all of their lines!


As requested at the parent forum, no other homework will be set. Please continue to read!


Remember next Thursday is a polling day so it is not open to the children and Friday is Christmas Jumper day/lunch/party!


Have a lovely weekend!

Week 12


I can't believe how quickly these weeks are going! Only a few weeks left before Christmas but lots to fit in! We have one more week before our nativity week, so our homework this weekend is to rehearse and learn lines as much as possible (narrators can have their scripts). 


We will be starting our poetry unit properly next week and will be moving on to finding the parts and whole when working out problems.










Have a lovely weekend!

Week 11


Another busy week in Year 2! We unfortunately didn't get to see the firemen on Tuesday as they were called away on a job. Hopefully we will see them again soon!


We have been looking at finding the nearest multiple of ten and using that to re balance sums mentally. We will be continuing with mental addition and subtraction next week. In English we will be finishing off with a recount as if we are Guy Fawkes and then we will be moving on to a unit on poetry.



Maths - p. 9


English - the next reading comprehension









Have a lovely weekend!



Week ten!


Another great week in Year 2, finished off with a lovely PJ day for Children in Need! The children took home their Tudor houses this week. They are welcome to keep them, however I have said  if they would like to bring them in next week for the firemen to burn, that is absolutely fine. 


Next week:

In Maths we will be looking at re balancing sums mentally for addition and subtraction. We will continue with our traditional tales unit in English and we will beginning to rehearse our nativity properly!



Maths: page 11 on counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s

English: I would like the children to read over their lines for the nativity and ensure they are confident with them. They can start to learn them but I'm not expecting them to be completely learnt, especially those who have a few.








Have a lovely weekend!




Autumn 2


Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely half term break. I hope parents evening this week was helpful!


This week we have gone straight back into learning! In English we started our topic of traditional tales through comparing two versions of Rapunzel. In Maths we have looked at number bonds to 10, 100 and subtraction on a number line. We have also started our topic on Guy Fawkes in History and Living things and their habitats in Science. 


Next week we will be continuing with traditional tales in English but will be moving on to subtracting mentally. 


Maths homework: p. 21 on number bonds.


English: the next reading comprehension in their book.









Have a lovely weekend!


Week 8


Wow, the first half term is complete! We have had a fantastic term getting to know Year 2 and learning all about the Great Fire of London! Thank you for all of your hard work with your children, I hope you have a rest over half term!


After half term our topic will be looking at Guy Fawkes. We will be working on traditional tales and poetry in English, continuing with a range of topics in Maths and we will be working towards our nativity too... 


Have a lovely half term break, no homework to complete but please continue to read as much as you can :)


Thank you!



Our trip to London

Our trip to London 1
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Our trip to London 3
Our trip to London 4
Our trip to London 5
Our trip to London 6
Our trip to London 7
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Our trip to London 9
Our trip to London 10
Our trip to London 11
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Our trip to London 13
Our trip to London 14
Our trip to London 15
Our trip to London 16
Our trip to London 17
Our trip to London 18
Our trip to London 19
Our trip to London 20
Our trip to London 21
Our trip to London 22
Our trip to London 23
Our trip to London 24

Week 7


This week has been full of lots of learning, planning and building Tudor houses and a fantastic trip! Pictures will be uploaded soon!


Next week we will be continuing mental addition and subtraction up to 20 and we will be finishing our unit on instructions. 



For homework this weekend, I would like to children to write a recount for their trip to London.

They need to include adverbs of time (first, secondly, etc.), adjectives and edit their work for key spellings we have learnt so far this year.









Have a fantastic weekend!


Week 6


Another week complete and lots of learning has taken place! We started our instruction unit and started to recognise the difference between questions, commands and statements. We will continue with this unit next week. In maths we worked a lot on estimating and placing numbers on a number line. Next week we will be focusing on mental addition and subtraction with numbers up to 20.



Maths: page 13 on number lines


English: the next reading comprehension









Please continue reading your books and ensure reading records and books are with your child every day should anyone want to read with them.


Thank you very much for your shoe boxes this week. please keep them coming, we hope to begin our houses next week and need as many as we can!


Thank you and have a lovely weekend :) 

Week 5


Wow I can't believe how far into Year 2 we already are! We have worked very hard this week on counting forwards and backwards on a hundred square and comparing/ordering numbers. We have also finished our recount topic.


Next week we will be continuing to compare and order different amounts. We will also be starting our topic on instructions.



Maths: page 17.


English: I would like the children to write a short recount of day in their weekend. They should use adverbs of time (first, next, then etc.), conjunctions (and, but, because etc) and commas if they are writing a list. The challenge can be to use some adjectives (fluffy dog).









Have a great weekend!

Week 4


Another busy week in Year 2! We have worked very hard this week on place value, thinking about tens and ones and how we can represent them in different ways. We have also started our recount topic using the book 'Toby and the Great Fire of London'.


Next week we will be moving on counting on and back in ones and tens from any 2 digit number. This can be practiced on a hundred square if you would like. We will continue with our recount writing too.



Maths: page 15 - encourage children to draw the tens and ones like in class if they're stuck.


English: the next reading comprehension.









Have a lovely weekend!

Week 3

Well what a week we have had! It has been busy and a little bit crazy but we managed to keep things as normal as possible for the children. They have done very well even with everything going on. I also wanted to say thank you so much for the flowers given to me after my fall last weekend, it was very kind.


Next week

Next week we will be looking more at place value with tens and ones. In English, we will be starting our topic on recounts linked to the Great Fire of London. 



We will also be voting for councils next week so if the children want to be part of any of the below, they can come in next week prepared to say why.

- Sports council

- School council

- Ethos council



Maths links to place value - page 7.


English - we have written poems this week around a picture of London in the fire. Please could the children use a picture either from the internet or a book to write a descriptive poem about in their green books.









Please make sure you're reading too!


Have a fantastic weekend!

Week Two


This week we have been working on our writing skills. We have begun cursive handwriting practice and focusing on what is included in a sentence. We have also worked on predicting events and retelling stories. In Maths we have continued work on Fluency to 20. Next week we will be working on vocabulary for poetry about the Great Fire of London in English and will continue looking at numbers to 20 and place value in Maths.


Homework this week

Maths - please could your child complete the Year 1 test that is on pages 2-5 of the green CGP book. 


English - please could your child complete the first reading comprehension in the CGP book.


Spellings -






Reading - most children have taken home 2 new reading books, those who haven't may not have read twice yet or at all or did not bring their books into school today.


As requested at the meet the teacher meeting, I have uploaded a timetable that states what we will be doing each week. This may alter depending on events in the school calendar or work that needs to be completed.


Have a lovely weekend!

Timetable for Year 2

Welcome to Year Two!


It has been an exciting and busy first three days but the children have settled in very well 


We have been looking at the illustrator author Oliver Jeffers in the first few days but will begin our writing skills and topics next week. In maths we have started looking at fluency to 20, which we will continue into next week. We will begin our normal timetable next week so the only homework being set this week is reading (5 times a week and read twice - unless reading level purple and above) and spellings. 









Next week will be our meet the teacher meeting at 9am Friday morning. Key information will be shared with you about Year Two.


Have a lovely weekend!