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Term 2

Another busy week in Year 2!!  Term 2, Week 6

Super proud of all of Year 2 for a fantastic performance this week – Well done to you all!

Thank you to parents and carers for all your support!

This week:

We have been making birds out of clay.  The clay models were based on Hannah Turner, a ceramicist from Bristol – Melina

We have been using scratch and slip technique with the clay – Hannah

In Maths, we have used number lines to find out change.  

We have learnt about persevering – we made Origami Butterflies and persevered to complete it independently – Luc

In RE we have been finishing our prayer mat designs – Joshua

We also made Christmas bauble decorations!  - Sofia

Term 2: Week 5


We have been practising our Christmas play and had the dress rehearsal today to the school – Tiarra


In Science we have been learning about habitats.  Ask us what key vocabulary we have learnt in science! – Mohammed


We finished designing our own prayer mats in RE – Hannah

And we used the school library too! - Josh


We watched our class friends perform - ROCK STEADY! Watch the video below!

They were FANTASTIC!

Term 2: Week 4



Our main focus this week has been on creating the best nativity play anyone has ever seen!


We have been rehearsing our Christmas play, we are using loud voices and making sure to be clear in what we say. We didn’t even use our scripts! - Ralph.  


We were drawing prayer mats in our RE lesson, they have shapes and symmetrical patterns. -  Aisha


We learned how to use clay in our Art lesson, by using our thumbs to make pots.  - Tiarra


In Maths, we looked at money.  We pretended to buy items from a 'shop' and added up the total.  


In English, we innovated our story - 'The Storm Whale'.  My story was all about 'The Wild Jaguar'.  Luc

Term 2 - Week 3


Another busy week with lots of learning:


Jude/Zahra: "In Maths, we have used symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combining amounts to make a particular value using the BARMODEL AND PART PART WHOLE MODEL". 


Luc/Huseyin: "In Art, we have learnt all about an Artist Hannah Turner; to help me label my plan in DT."


Aisha/Grace: "In Geography, we have used a map of our school and surrounding area."


Molly/Myla - "In English, we have been learning about our new story focusing on story language - 'The Storm Whale'.  Ask us to retell the story using actions.  


***** The children will be receiving a spelling sheet to take home on Friday (see below).  Please help your child to spell the words for Term 1 and Term 2. Thank You. 


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Term 2, Week 1 : What a busy week it has been!!

We had a very exciting day on Tuesday where we launched our new reading scheme.  We dressed up as our favourite character/word.  Children will be receiving their usernames and passwords on Monday.


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We have been doing lots of fantastic learning this week, few highlights that children mentioned this week: In Maths, we have been learning to add three 1-digit numbers using concrete, pictorial and abstract methods.   In English and Science, we went on a habitat hunt around the school and identified different habitats for different animals. What other habitats can you find for different animals on your way home today? In RE, we have been learning about Islam and what Muslims believe.  We sorted out statements that were either true or false! Ask the children a question about Islam!

Lastly, In PE children had a session of gymnastics.  They focused on balancing, breathing and their heart rates. 



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Welcome back to Term 2!!


We hope you have had a nice break and are ready for another fantastic term! This term the children will continue to develop new skills and understanding across the curriculum. 


We are already excited to get our second term started with our topic ‘Explore and Discover – Habitats.’  Through this topic, we will be exploring and identifying plants and animals in a range of habitats, describing how a specific habitat provides for the basic needs as well as testing and building shelters for hedgehogs!

If the children wish to learn more about habitats at home:



  • Visit the library and look for books about habitats
  • Explore the park as a habitat. What animals can you find? What plants are growing here?
  • Go on a mini-beast hunt in the local area: look under stones, logs, around trees and around ponds.




The children have worked really hard and have had amazing term learning about place value, addition and subtraction!


In Term 2, children will learn to recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p).  They will begin to find different combinations of coins that equal the same amount of money as well as to solve simple problems involving addition and subtraction of money.  We will continue to use concrete, pictorial and abstract representations. The children will continue to explore the Bar Model when assisting them to solve addition and subtraction calculations. Please see the link below if you would like more information on the Bar Model.


To help your child at home please work with your child to help them to explore all the different ways they can make 100. Please hit the button below!

We will also begin to practice 2’s, 5’s and 10’s times table.  Practice makes perfect! Hit the link below!



We look forward to seeing the children on Tuesday 5th November, dressed up and ready for our exciting Reading Scheme Launch!

We will begin this term with a celebration of books! We will be marking the launch of our exciting and extensive reading scheme by dedicating a whole week to discovering new books and recommending great reads to our friends. We will begin the week in fancy dress and hopefully end the week with several new books on our reading list and a renewed love of reading.

The core of our work this term will be inspired by the book Storm Whale by Benji Davies. We will use this lovely picture book to adapt and innovate our stories. In doing so we will focus on using adventurous story vocabulary and ensuring that we write in the correct tense.

As the term nears and end we will finish our English work with poetry. We will be both writing and performing winter poems to help the children improve their ability to read their writing aloud with clear intonation.

If you would like to help your child at home then please ask them to write a letter to their teacher telling them about what they enjoying learning at school or what they did on the weekend. We will be displaying the letters on our letters wall in the classroom!

Our PE days will be:

Thursday Indoor: Gym

Wednesday Outdoor: Invasion Games


Please ensure that your child brings appropriate clothing for the activity and the weather!


PPA:  On Thursday afternoon, the class will be taught by Mr Germain (Computing) and Mrs H (Art).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see me at the end of the school day or make an appointment to talk to me at another time.


Miss Ali