Year 2

Autumn 2 Week 2
This week we have been finishing our work on Addition and Subtraction for this term.
We are getting very quick with our number bonds and using this to help us with our calculations. We have used Base 10, 100 squares and counters to help with some tricky subtraction problems. 
Who has been trying some questions on their Mathletics?
In English, we have focused on Traditional Tales, looking at The Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We have worked hard on our descriptive writing using lots of adjectives, we look forward to writing our own version of the story tomorrow! 
In RE, we continue to look at the sacrament Baptism and we focused on the different symbols used. We have created some wonderful Baptismal garment designs and explained which symbols we have used and what they represent. 
This week, we have chosen our Nativity! We will begin handing out parts and practicing our lines for 'Angel Express' ready for our performance in a few weeks...we are all very excited! 
Have a lovely weekend, well done for all working so hard!
Mrs Hague 

Autumn 1 Week 6


We have started our instructions focus in English, looking at the features of them and understanding why we use them. Maybe you could follow some instructions at home like following a recipe or helping with some DIY. Next week we are going to be writing our own instructions.


We have been using addition and subtraction facts within 20 to help us write number sentences and looking at patterns such as if we know 12 + 8 = 20 then we know 8 + 12 = 20, we will also know that 20 – 8 = 12 and 20 – 12 = 8. We can even write it like 20 = 12 + 8 or 12 = 20 – 8.  We were so good at these that we started to look at number bonds within 100! 


Today and tomorrow are our Take One Picture art days. We have been looking at this year's chosen picture from the National Gallery and learning about the artist - Claude-Joseph Vernet and his painting “Shipwreck”. We have started to learn a sea shanty and tomorrow we will be making our final piece which we are excited to share with you at parents evening.


Have a lovely weekend.


Mrs Hague and Miss Salter

Autum 1 Week 5 


Year 2 have had a fantastic week in English continuing with the text Flat Stanley, writing letters! We have pretended to be Stanley and written to our friend in California asking him to come to England to visit, listing all the fun things Stanley can do now that he is flat. Keep a look out for our Space Day letters tomorrow which we think will be out of this world!


Our maths unit on place value has finished so we are now going to be focusing on addition and subtraction. Our last few days on place value were learning to count in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s. We were great at this but found counting in 3s a little challenging but Year 2 love a challenge so it did not stop us being resilient and trying! Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s is very useful and something you may want to practise at home.


We have been discussing what we want our school to be like which is a happy and safe space for everyone. We talked about what we should do if we see something we don’t like – say no, move away and go tell an adult. The children were asking about the difference between accidents, incidents that happen on purpose and bullying so we have had a whole class discussion on these and the difference between them. Year 2 know how to be lovely friends so I am sure they will continue to make school a happy and safe space.


We worked on our performance skills in Music and are really excited to share a video of our class performance singing a song called Hey Friends. The video is proving tricky to share so I will upload it when I can. 


Have a lovely week


Miss Salter

Curriculum Evening Information
Please see below the PowerPoint shared with parents/carers during the curriculum evening.
Autumn 1 Week 4 
Year 2 have had another super week! 
In English we started our new text - Flat Stanley. We made some super predictions and thought of positives and negatives to being flat. We are going to be looking at letter writing next week so we have been looking at the features of letters. 
In Maths we have been amazing at comparing numbers. We have been focusing on explaining how we know using language to help us such as greater than, less than, equal to, more and fewer. We were fantastic at using the symbols too! Greater than > Less than < Equal to = 
In Music we learnt to sing a whole song called Hey Friends. We are going to be focusing on our performance skills next week so we may be able to share some videos of our wonderful singing!
Our RE this week was our class liturgy as we have finished our Beginnings focus. We enjoyed being able to share a hug around the focal point. 

Autumn Term Week 3

Year 2 have had a fantastic start to the academic year.

Over the past few weeks we have been revisiting place value in Maths and building upon our knowledge using a range of manipulatives.

In English we have been focusing on the text ‘The Pirates Next Door’ and using this as a stimulus to write our own Pirate adventure story.

This week in PE we have been practising our balancing skills. We found jumping from two feet to one foot quite tricky!

We join with Bishop Robert and the whole of BBCET, to mourn the loss of our beloved Queen. We pray for the repose of her soul and for her family. We are very grateful for her years of service. We give thanks to God for everything she has done. May she rest in peace.