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Making a lighthouse. Great team work!

Early morning learning

Science week.

We have learnt about plastic and how hard it can be to get rid of. We have made posters about saving our planet from plastic. 

Book day celebration

In Literacy we will be reading  "A Lighthouse keeper's lunch".


The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch - Give Us A Story!

Mr. Grinling, the lighthouse keeper, finds himself in a titanic battle between good and evil with some ravenous seagulls. See how he comes out on top with a ...

This week in Maths we will be learning about 2D shapes. 


Shapes Song 2

A shapes song for children.If this video corrupts, please try the link below. song was written and performed by...

What are learning this term?

A Journey by the sea. How do lighthouses help?

Term 4. 
No screen day. Friday 12th February 2021.

We have made Columbus' boats

Fun and games

Look at our brilliant hot write! We have made up an insect and have written an explanation how that insect develops.


Adrian's snowman, or is it a duck?

Boats for Columbus and other explorers. Great work! Thank you!

CELEBRATING our success in Y2!



We are great writers!

We have learnt how to write a story from a different character's point of view. What would the story be like if it was told by a seagull or a shark or James' aunts?  We have used this skill to write a page from Columbus' diary in History. 

We are explorers! We have learnt about Christopher Columbus and other explorers. We had a go at creating our own continents and maps.

We are so brainy!

We are creative! we have learnt about different shading techniques and about mixing different media.

Topic Term3.

In History we are learning about the age of discovery and explorers. We've looked at first explorers in the 15th century. 

In Geography we have learnt about maps and atlases. 

Look at the map of the world. Can you find all the continents? Oceans? Can you draw a journey of Columbus? 


Seven Continents Song

A song to help kids learn the 7 continents in order from largest to smallest.Subscribe! ➜ th...

The Ant Life cycle with Diana

NON-FICTION . Explanation text.

"How a caterpillar turns into a butterfly". Please read.

Can you explain these words from the text: larva, transformation, chrysalis ?

If you were a seagull in this story, what would the story be like?

Write the story from the point of view of a seagull. Remember to use adjectives, power of three, similes.

The peach was as round and pink as a full moon on a cold winter night. Simile

The creatures on the peach were small, soft and tasty. Power of three.


In literacy we have read "James and the giant peach" by Roald Dahl.


Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker - James and the Giant Peach (1996)

Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker - James and the giant peach (1996)

James And The Giant Peach Giant Shark Attacks the Peach and got Defeated

Making bar models to solve problems


Subtracting two digits numbers with regrouping:

 34 - 15 =

1. Partition the second number:

34 - 10 - 5 = 

2. solve ten less / 20 less/ ..

24 - 5 =

3. Make multiple of tens:

24 - 4 - what's left? 1 

24 - 4 -1 = 20 -1 = 19


Now you:

45 - 15 =

Subtracting with regrouping

12 - 4 = 

make ten first: 12 - 2 what's left out of 4? 2

12 - 4 = 12 -2 -2 = 10 - 2 = 8

Your turn:

15 - 6 =

25 - 6 =



Add two digit numbers with regrouping:

23 + 18 = 

1. Partition the second number:

23 + 10 + 8 =

2. Add ten:

33 +8 =

3. Find ten:

30 + 3 + 7 + 1 = 40 + 1 = 41

You try:

45 + 17 = 

67 + 15 =

FIND ten strategy

Use your number bonds knowledge to solve:

 2 + 9 = 2 + 8 (to make 10) + 1 = 10 + 1 = 11

 4 + 8 = 4 + 6 + 2 = 12

Now you try: 

 5 + 7  =

 7 + 6 = 


Same strategy works with two digit numbers:

12 + 9 = 10 + 2 + 8 + 1 = 10 + 10 + 1 = 11


15 + 7 = ? 

Hey 20 You've got a lot of friends (The Friends of 20) Album version

A fun song about the addition combinations of 20. Buy Rocking Dan music videos from has ...

Adding and subtracting with regrouping. 

What strategies can you use to solve these:

23 + 15 =             45 + 12 =           45 - 12 =       46 - 13 =

Remember how to do jottings? 

Quiz for fractions

We have learnt about fractions this term.




Fractions! | Mini Math Movies | Scratch Garden

This primary math fractions lesson is all about fractions! Use this video as a great introduction to fractions. Featuring fraction examples in everyday life ...


Term 3 learning

Week 5.

If you are missing school for any reason here is what we will be learning in class. Join in! You can send us a picture of your work or a file to year 2 e-mail address:

Keep reading at home. Use Oxford owls website to access books.

In Literacy we will innovating our text "The owl that was afraid of the dark". Here is the story and the  model text. 


The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark (Read Aloud)


Look through the power point and complete the tasks for each day of the week. 


here is the powerpoint file

In Maths it is revision week. Can you solve these using your own strategy:


3 + 7 + 6 =              

12 + 10 =

27 + 51 =


50 - 25 =

36 - 23 =

100 -75 =

Find 10 more ten 10 less for these numbers:

23   45   50   37   28   18   

Practise 2 times table and other operation using Karate cats 





Put these numbers in increasing order:

76    2   75    27     17

Finish the pattern

112    122   132   142  _____?

75   65   55 _____?

12 23 34 45 ____?

1 3 7 9 ___?

Solve these: 

2 x 6 =       3 x 5 =       3 x 9 =      5 x 9 =      3 x 8 =



Solve these problems: 

The school cook cooked 16 sausages. She shared them between 2 children equally. How many sausages will each child get? (write the equation and show your working).


I have 25 sweets in 5 bags. How many sweets are in one bag? 


If I have 30 sweets and I need to share them between two classes equally, how many sweets eill each class get?


What is the difference between fifty five and thirty three?

I think  that 5 groups of 6 is the same as 6 rows of 5. Am I correct? Prove it.



Write these numbers in words:

15   50   13   32 

Now put them in decreasing order.


Solve these:

25 + 56 =

20 + 30 + 5 =

3 + 8 + 2 =

96 - 54 =

56 - 54 =

12 : 2 =

15 : 3 =


Write all related facts for these equations:

2 x 6 = 12


2 + 6 = 8



5 Times Tables Song - Numberjacks

Start learning your 5 times table. Write it in order.

In History we will be finishing The Gunpowder Plot by interviewing Guy Fawkes. Look through the powerpoint and try to write your own interview.


In Science we will look at other nocturnal animals. Can you gather the information about one of the animals and make your own fact file. You have two days. Make it colourful and interesting!


European Badger - Animal of the Week

This week we're looking at the European Badger, a fascinating carnivoran with many cool adaptations.Join our Discord server:

End of week 5.

If you are missing school for any reason here is what we are learning this week.


In Maths we will be learning how to divide into equal groups. Look through the powerpoint and complete the tasks. 


Literacy. Try to write a tale of fear. Choose a character. Where are they? Where are they going? What are they afraid of? Why? What happens at the end? 

This video might help.

Masha's Spooky Stories - English Episodes Compilation 2017! (Episodes 1-5)

Tremble! Watch all Spooky Stories episodes right now! In this video kids will find almost 30 minutes of Spooky Stories with Masha. Masha decided to try a new...

In History we will be writing a wanted poster for Thomas Percy, one of the Gunpowder plotters. 

Can you write it? Read the description from the King's proclamation (in the powerpoint) and write a better one in your wanted poster. 

Science. We will continue learning about nocturnal animals. 


All About Owls for Kids: Backyard Bird Series - FreeSchool

Watch this video. What can you remember? Write down 3 facts about owls.

2 Times Tables Song - Numberjacks

Learn your two times tables with the Numberjacks crew. FUN FACT! WHAT is Numberjacks? It is all about excitement, fun and learning, thinking skills, problem ...

"Wide Open World of Adjectives" by The Bazillions

Make your writing interesting! Discover the wide open world of adjectives with the Bazillions! Find out more at Wide open world ...

End of week 4

If you are missing school for any reasons here is what we are learning this week!


Remember! Keep reading every day! You can use Oxford owls website to find a book of your level. 

In Maths

we have started to learn about multiplication. Please look through the powerpoint and complete the tasks. You might need some small counters to help yourself. 

Here is a complete powerpoint

In Literacy

we will be writing a discussion text. We have learnt about the structure of discussions and have chosen questions for our writing. The most popular question in Andreae class was "Should we give presents to each other?" We did have a heated debate about it. Remember to record your introduction and then give 3 arguments for and against. Looking forward to share children's work with everyone! What do you think? 




Please read these alien and real words to practise for your test.


In History

we will continue learning about the Gunpoweder plot.

This time we will look at the problems the plotters had. We will imagine that we are the plotters and record questions they might be asking: "How can we get 36 barrels of gunpowder to the Houses of Parliament secretly?" for example. We will also pretend to be a traitor and will write a letter to Lord Monteagle warning him about the plot. 


Term 2 Week 3. End.

Term 2. Week 2



This week we will be learning about representing data.

This week we are continuing to learn about the Gunpowder plot. Who was Guy Fawkes? 


Also we will be celebrating Remembrance on Wednesday. Here are some ideas:

Read about soldiers during WWI. You can make this poppy craft.

END of W2
Keep reading!


Practise saying sounds from this chart

Here are some books of different levels. You can also find them on oxford owls if you have a log in.

Here is what we have learnt this week. Week 1 Term 2. 



In Maths

we have practised solving lengths problems. We have learnt what "difference" means and how to record equations for it. 


here is a full powerpoint we have used in class

In Literacy

we have started on a discussion text. Our question was

Should fireworks be banned? A good discussion has two opposite points of view, so we have collected reasons for liking fireworks and for disliking them. What do you think? can you draw a text map? 

Here is our model text:


In Wider curriculum 

we have started learning about Gunpowder Plot. 


Next week we will learn about Guy Fawkes himself. 

Holidays Half term.

Practise your mental maths using this website. smiley


We have been learning how to measure objects. You can play this measuring game:


The Great Fire of London 1666

On September 2nd, 1666, a tiny spark in a bakery oven ignited the worst fire that London has ever seen. The Great Fire of London burned for four days, and th...

Our next topic is The Great Fire of London 1666.


Horrible Histories Slimy Stuarts How to start the Great Fire of London

Parental consultations:

We will be contacting you shortly to talk about your child's progress. These are some things you could do to help your child at home.

Practise handwriting every day 5-10 mins.


Help with learning to spell these words. Choose 5 a week. 




Here is a handwriting document to print.

In Maths: Help your child to learn number bonds to 10 and 20. 

These songs we use in class to remember counting in steps:

Counting By Twos Song

Count by fives | Skip counting songs | The Singing Walrus

Count 10-100 | Count by 10 Song | The Singing Walrus

Phonics and reading.

We are using Read Write Ink programme to learn our sounds. Please see the video at the bottom of this page about sounds pronunciation.

In December children will be tested in Phonics. They will be reading 'alien' (nonsense) words with diagraphs, so practising sounds every day is important. Here are some examples of those words:

praim  gawn  boand ...

Here is the link to Phonicsplay to practise Year 1 screening:

Here are some resources from Read Write Ink Oxford Owls website:

Home reading: Thank you for looking after the books and returning them on time. You are giving great support to your child by encouraging them read every day. Children have been given two books on Fridays and Tuesdays.

The phonics Read Write Ink books might seem easy but they are given to remind children about the diagraphs before their testing. Please encourage your children to read it and ask your child to pay attention to the diagraphs. The other book is chosen according to their reading level. Please remember to sign the diary when your child reads it. 



This is what we have been learning in Year 2. 

In Maths we have been practising number bonds to 10 and 20. Children are getting very good at deriving the facts from number bonds and explaining their thinking:

"If I know that 3 + 7 = 10 then I know that 13 + 7 is 20 23 + 7 is 30 and 30 + 70 is 100..." 




Hey 20 You've got a lot of friends (The Friends of 20) Album version

In Literacy we have been inventing a portal story. We've looked at examples of portals in literature:


Alice in Wonderland: I'm Late & Down the Rabbit Hole

In History we have learnt about life in London in 17th century. We have looked at the objects from the past and discussed the differences between modern life and olden days.


Horrible Histories - Plague Song


Welcome to Year 2.

We have two classes named after these children's authors. Nick Butterworth and Giles Andreae.

Our timetable includes Writing, Phonics (Read Write Ink), Maths, Reading and wider curriculum. 

We are practising our Handwriting every day:


In Literacy our story is Monstersaurus.

Monstersaurus Childrens Story Book

Parent video: How to say the sounds

In Phonics we are using Read Write Ink to help children learn to read and write.

In Maths

we are learning about place value of numbers to 100.


Big Numbers Song | Count to 100 Song | The Singing Walrus


Children are practising to say:

I have 23. My whole is 23. My parts are two tens and three ones. 2 tens are 20. Can you practise partitioning these numbers? 25  53  18 ?  smiley




Here is a part-whole model to practise partitioning.

This is our Maths picture. What Maths can you see? What can you practise?

Count 10-100 | Count by 10 Song | The Singing Walrus