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Term 1

Term 1

In PE this week we were set a challenge. We used different balls to practice our catching skills. Most of the class agreed that the larger balls were easier to catch because they were bigger. Theo and Penelope showed fantastic throwing and catching skills.

We have worked really hard this week looking at sentences in the present and past tense.

Mia- I am eating my lunch.

I ate my lunch.

Poppy- I am walking to school.

I walked to school.

Oscar was able to tell the class that "swimming" was the present tense and "swam" was the past tense.


In Maths we have looked at number families and we have also added 3 digits together. Our top tip was to look for the number bond in the number sentence as this would make it easier to find the correct answer. 

Rio, found the number bond 8 and 2 and then added another 2.


In music this week we used Charanga to look at rhythm. We used the musical instruments to help keep the beat. 

In Maths this week we have used the bead strings to help us with our number bond families to 100.

Here is Charlie looking very proud with his crown. Charlie is our Handwriting King for the day.


Team Rubicon gave us a visit today. They showed us many skateboarding skills and we all got to have a try. The children had so much fun and some are very keen to take up skateboarding as a hobby.

What an exciting day we all had at Bristol Zoo. We were very lucky to have all of the African animals out wandering around their habitats. The Lions gave us a cheeky stare and the grumpy Gorilla was sitting with his arms folded looking closely at all of us. Bradley and Mrs Palfrey was certain they saw the grumpy Gorilla give them a wink. Seeing all of these animals have given us a greater understanding of the big 5 and helped us with our topic.




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We played a fun game in Maths this morning counting on and back in our 2's, 5's and 10's


We're going on a bug hunt


Today we used our sense of smell in our Mind Up activity. Concentrating on a single sense to identify detail, helps children gather lots of information from their environment that they may not have otherwise noticed. 

Year 2 having fun with parents creating amazing African Art.



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In Maths today we have looked at greater than and less than. The children remembered the rule " the crocodile always eats the larger number"




Today is Shape,Space and Measure day.

We have had so much fun with lots of different activities. 

Miss Pring hid lots of different shapes hidden around the classroom and in our groups we had to discover them.

We were puzzled as to why Miss Pring gave us spaghetti and marshmallows but it soon became clear. In our groups we had to use the items to make different shapes. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to eat the marshmallows but, we all agreed that they were a bit grubby at the end of the activity.



We are reading the story "The Lazy Lion." Each group have thought of a range of adjectives to describe the Lion and also to describe how he might be feeling. Year 2 have also written sentences about what the animals in the story might be thinking.

We have generated words like ungrateful, gloomy, angry, sneaky, cheeky and damp.

In mental maths today we worked in teams and put the correct numbers in the correct numbers.


Today, we discovered that Year 2 are amazing at knowing different types of habitats and which animals best suit each habitat. We challenged them with a variety of different places and they were able to put the pictures of the animals in the correct place. They even added their own ideas and placed them onto the habitats.



Today in science we looked at items that were alive, non living and dead.

We sorted them into different categories and the children gave fantastic sentences to prove their findings.


In Maths we investigated different ways to partition 2 digit numbers. Charlie and Rio blew our socks off as they found so many different ways and shared them with their group.



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In Maths we have looked at place value and used the Diennes to show the value of a number.


This week we have been introduced and sang along to super movers. The children had lots of fun and this will help them to learn their number bonds.


We had so much fun carefully sketching the fruit from the book Handa's Surprise. Miss Pring was very impressed with our artistic ability. 

Yesterday we kicked off our enquiry with our "WOW"

We read Handa's surprise and got to taste some delicious fruits including passion fruit and mango. 

The children generated some amazing adjectives while tasting the fruits. 


What an exciting start to Year 2. We started off by all thinking of a worry that we might have. We discussed our worries and found out ways we can solve them. Miss Pring gave everyone a ball and we imagined they were our worries. In small groups, we chucked our worries away. The children said they felt better after completing this activity. 


We are super excited about our new reading initiative in Year 2. 

Everyday a different child will be chosen to be the 

"Random Reader"

That child will choose a book and collect the bell from the desk. 

At any point in the day the child can ring the bell and we all have to STOP!. an adult in the class will then read the book to the class.

How cool is that!

the word in the corridors is that other classes have heard and are introducing this into their classes. 

We have had our first "Reading Rainbow session this morning. The children worked well in a small group and answered questions fantastically. 




In English this morning, we have looked at a book called


Miss Pring asked us to look at the front cover and try to imagine what the book is about. The children's ideas were fantastic. We then had to write simple sentences in our books about pictures we were given. The challenge was to add adjectives in our sentences.

We have had a fabulous "mind up" session today.

We recapped over the different parts of the brain and tried to share examples of when we would use the different parts.

Alphonso said that his pre- frontal cortex would help him with his writing.

Bradley said that he would use his hippocampus to remember the past and his memories when he was little.

Mia  said her amygdala would help her to calm down if she was angry.