We have been very busy in lots of areas of the curriculum this week, in our first full week back. here’s a quick round up of what we have been up to. Firstly Class 2 started their dance unit in PE, based on Thriller by Michael Jackson. They have really enjoyed creating their monster moves!

In English, the children have been highly engaged in retelling the story of the Dragon Machine and have been amazing in their ability to recall the key events of the story (plus they are still looking for dragons everywhere!)

In maths we have continued with developing our multiplication skills and it has been great to see so many of you accessing TT Rockstars. We also held our school maths open morning this week. Thank-you to all that attended, please do contact us if you have any queries about any aspects of the year 2 maths curriculum.

In computing, we have started using the program 2Paint a Picture. This week we have focused on creating the Impressionist style of painting. The children loved creating their artwork and you can see some of their work below.

In science the children have been investigating what materials are suited to different purposes including looking at why some objects can be made form different types of materials but not all materials are suitable for all objects. For example, a spoon might be made of plastic, metal or wood but not chocolate! see below for this week’s homework relating to science.

This week, we saw an improvement in our home-reading scores. 74% of us read 3 times or more at home this week! This was lovely to see. We have got lots of lovely reading books going home at the moment and those children reading regularly are really enjoying choosing from our every changing class library. Please make sure you read 3 times this week, to keep our upwards momentum going!


This week our spellings focus on homophones and near homophones. Our daily practice as soon as the children come in at 8.45 is really helping with consolidating learning in spelling. The spelling quiz and practice template can be accessed on the Purple Mash class 2dos.

To consolidate our science work for this week and to practise your writing skills, can you complete this diary about the wrong materials. This will be available on Seesaw as a template that you can write on or you can use a paper copy that will be sent home on Monday. Please return your science homework by Monday 27th January. We look forward to letting you share your work with the rest of the class and we will add some of your work to our science wall in the classroom.

Friday round up 19.01.24

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