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Week Beginning 16th September 2019

Another week filled with learning and fun in our exciting new year 2 classes! 


In Maths we have been looking at addition, we have been learning how to add 3 1 digit numbers together as well as solve missing number problems. The children have been super at doing this using a tens frame to count out the right number of objects.

Can you complete these addition equations at home?

4 + 3 + 5 = ____

6 + 2 + 3 = ____

5 + ____ + 3 = 10

7 + 5 + ____ = 15


In English we have been reading the story 'The Three Little Pigs' which links to our topic learning about materials. We have been learning how to use a range of punctuation such as question marks, exclamation marks and commas. We also used masks to act out the story, using speech from the pigs and the wolf. 


In topic we have started our new IPC science topic called 'What's it made of?'

This topic is all about materials and we have been looking at why certain materials are used for particular jobs such as using glass to make windows. We also carried out an investigation looking at whether a paper, fabric or plastic apron would be best to use in school. The children recorded their findings in a table.


Our spellings this week are:

1. sledge

2. fudge

3. edge

4. judge

5. bridge

6. fridge

7. badge

8. hedge

9. splodge


Please can you work hard to learn these spellings with your child and read as much as possible.

Thank you for your continued support!

Week Beginning 3rd and 9th September 2019

Wow! What an amazing and busy first two weeks back! We wasted no time getting to know each of the children and beginning our super learning.


In Maths, we have been learning about place value. We have looked at the amount of tens and ones in numbers by partitioning them. We then used our knowledge of numbers and their value to compare them using the greater than, less than and equals signs < > =. The children have been fantastic and this and have learned that the greater than and less than sign is like a crocodile that always wants to eat the biggest number! We then used this knowledge and applied it to other areas in Maths. For example, we used < > and = signs to compare weights, money, size and capacity. The children have been super at this.


In English, we have been writing all about the things we have done over Summer. We then began reading The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl and started learning all about adjectives and nouns. The children have then used these to create their own expanded noun phrases. At the end of the week, we made our own Wanted posters to catch the enormous crocodile! We used lots of adjectives to describe the crocodile and used commas when we listed them. 


In topic we have begun our IPC (International Primary Curriculum) topic called 'Brainwave.' This has been fun to learn all about the brain, how it works and things that we do every day to exercise it and keep it healthy. We looked at lots of optical illusions, completed jigsaw puzzles and made a brain diary!


Each week your child will be asked to practice and learn 10 spellings which we will test every Friday in school. Your child has brought home their spellings book where they can practice on the next page. This week the spellings are:

1. page

2. cage

3. age

4. strange

5. change

6. large

7. cottage

8. orange

9. message

10. stage


We hope that your child has had a fun filled first two weeks in year 2! Have a lovely weekend.