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We offer Nursery Provision to Year 6

This Week's Learning

Week Beginning 18th October


Literacy: In writing this week we will be writing the story, the day the classroom quit, persuading the children to treat the objects nicely.  


Maths: This week we will be continuing our addition and subtraction work and will be adding 1's and 10's to 2 digit numbers. 


Reading: We be finishing reading 'Katie's picture show' and will be using our inference skills as well as sequencing the story and writing a book review about our likes and dislikes. 


Topic: This week in topic we will be learning more about Renoir and having a go at doing some impressionism art work in the style of him. 


Reminder: Your child should be reading everyday at home and this should be recorded in their reading records. The spelling homework is set on purple mash. Please find below the links to the dictation and LCSWC. 




Look Cover Say Write Check

Week Beginning 11th October


Literacy: In literacy this week we will be using all we have learnt to do some short burst writing try to persuade. We will also beginning innovating our text.


Maths: In maths we are continuing our addition and subtraction topic and will be learning to add 1, add 10 and subtract 1 and subtract 10 from numbers to 100. 


Reading: Next week we will be continuing to read the book 'Katie's picture show' and will be using our retrieval skills, answering inference questions and sequencing events. 


Topic: This week we will all be learning about the artist Renior with a focus on how he uses colour in his work. 


School Photos: Year 2 will be having their school photo's taken next Thursday 14th October. Please send your child to school in full school uniform this day and not their PE kit. 


Look Say Cover Write Check





Week Beginning 4th October


Literacy: This week we will be learning the actions to our new story 'The Day the Crayons Quit' and will begin to learn about how to use a rule of 3 and rhetorical questions in their writing. We will be putting this into practise. 


Maths: In maths we will be moving forward onto our next topic of addition and subtraction and will begin by revisiting fact families to 20. It is vital knows their number bonds to 10 and beyond to support them with their addition and subtraction.


Reading: We will be moving onto a new text in reading called 'Katie's Picture Show' this week we will be reading the story and using our retrieval, inference and prediction skills to answer questions about the text.



Week Beginning 27th September


Literacy: This week we will be writing our very own magic paintbrush story based in a new setting. The children will be given an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learnt this cycle to complete this story. We will then be hooking our children in our next writing text called 'The Day the Crayon Quit'.


Maths: This week in Maths we will be counting forwards and backwards in 2's, 5's and 10's. It is very important that your children can do this so please practise at home with your children.


Reading: In reading we will be reading another version of 'The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse' and we will be comparing the two versions. We will be sharing our likes and dislikes about each of the books as well as finding similarities and differences between them. 


Reminder: Just a reminder that our P.E. days have changed to Wednesday and Thursday. Can your children please be sent to school in their P.E. kit on these days. 


Homework: Children have a spelling test set on Purple Mash weekly. See below dictation and Look, Cover, Write, Check sheets to help your child practise these words at home. 




Look Cover Write Check

Week Beginning 20th September


Literacy This week we will be writing finishing innovating our stories about 'The Magic Paintbrush' and will begin planning and our hot task and will write our own fantasy tale.


Reading: This week in reading we will be diving deeper into the story 'The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse' and will be explore the vocabulary used as well as using our retrieval skills to answer questions. 


Maths: In Maths we will be continuing our unit on place value and will be learning to partition numbers into tens and ones. 


Week Beginning 13th September


Literacy: This week we will be continuing to work on our story 'The Magic Paintbrush and will be doing some short burst writing using adjectives and similes to describe. We will be starting to innovate our stories towards the end of the week. 


Maths: We are continuing to focus on place value and will be learning to recognise, name and build numbers to 100. We will be focussing on identifying how many tens and ones are in each number i.e. 37 is made up of 3 tens and 7 ones. 


Reading: This week we will be reading a story called 'Town Mouse Country Mouse' and will be learning to use our prediction skills as well as sequencing stories. 


Let's Get Messy: Over the next few weeks the children will be rotating around different activities These will include


A science investigation where we will be finding waterproof materials to protect an animal from the rain.

Looking at colour theory, how we can use colour and can make shades of colour by adding light/dark to it. 

A D.T. project where the children will design and make and evaluate a backpack for their reading ted.

A science investigation which the children will design all about sticky materials. 





Week Beginning 3.9.21


Literacy: Our first T4W cycle this year is all about the Magic Paintbrush and we will be learning the story using actions to help us. We will be learning about using our senses to help us describe using adjectives. 


Maths: In Maths we will be looking at place value and identifying one more and one less and consolidating our knowledge of numbers to 20 and then to 100. 


Reading: In reading we will start to learn about Rex Retriever and how he helps us to retrieve information from a text. We will begin reading the letters from 'The Day the Crayons Quit' and be using these to help apply this skill. 


Science: Our first topic will be all about materials and we will be expanding our vocabulary to help describe properties of materials, we will be thinking about categorising materials based on their properties. 


Topic: Our first topic is called Let's get Messy! In this topic we will be doing lot's of science investigations, art and D.T. 


Welcome to Year 2


A big welcome from the Year 2 team and we look forward to seeing you all this week! We hope you had a wonderful summer break.


Our first topic will be called Let's get Messy and we will be kicking it off this week with lots of fun messy activities. We will also be doing some writing about the summer and getting to know the new people in our classes. 


In Year 2 our P.E. days are Tuesday and Thursday and children should come to school in their P.E. kit on these days. 


We will be visiting the junior school and woodlands on a Friday, starting in a few weeks, and your child should bring into school a pair of wellies in which they can wear when we do this. These can be left at school. 


We will have Music with Mr Scullin on a Friday. 


Any questions please feel free to ask your child's teacher. 


Year 2 Team