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Autumn 1 - Brilliant Bolton

Week ending 15th September 2017


Our first full week in year 2 has been very very busy. We have been doing some lovely learning and have settled in to how year 2 works. 


In Maths we have been looking at using the <, > and = signs. We have been using our reasoning to say why one number is bigger or smaller than another. Thinks links with our learning from the week before looking at tens and ones. We have been comparing numbers using these signs but because we were so good at it our teachers let us compare different objects on their height and weight. We used our imaginations to think of lots of different items, some people even used a T-rex!


In English we have been looking at expanded noun phrases. We have already learnt what a verb is and what an adjective is and this week we learnt what a noun is. An expanded noun phrase is where you describe the noun in the sentence using adjectives. We found this a little but tricky but our teachers were very impressed with how hard we tried. We are going to continue to look at this next week, linking it to the story of the three little pigs.


In topic we have started looking at different materials and what some materials are used to make. 

We have also started our computing module which is looking at photographing. We have looked all at the different devices we can take a photo on as well as what makes a good photo. We are going to take pictures of  all the super things at our school to help the reception children settle in.


Learning challenge: Could you ask your child to describe everyday objects using adjectives? eg. The juicy, red apple. 

Week ending 8th September 2017


Welcome back to school! We have had a wonderful first week in year 2 and we have already been doing some super learning.


In Maths we started the week by practising our counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. We practised counting forwards and backwards! This is something that we are going to keep pactising over the year and see just how good we can get at it! :)

We then ended the week by partitioning 2 digit numbers into tens and ones. We are already really good at this which has made our teachers smile! It will help us with our learning throughout year 2!


In English this week we have been writing about our favourite day from the holidays. We started off by creating a plan and writing some past tense verbs and adjectives around our drawings to help us with our sentences. We then started the writing of our story in our best handwriting. The teachers were super impressed with our work and then we had a look together at how we could make it even better!


We have started our topic work on Bolton by looking at what a famous person is. We then had a look at some famous people from Bolton and what they are famous for.


Next week the children will be bringing home reading books for you to read with them and also spellings.