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update 12.1.18


In Writing, Year 2 have been writing letters to people from the Inuit community. We have been learning all about the Arctic, but we know there is still so much to find out. Watch this space to see some of the letters we have written, and to see if we receive a reply. 


In Maths, we have been learning about capacity. We discussed the items in our home that are measures in litres and millilitres. We then found out the different measurements in different containers. Year 2 beat Mr Mennell in the capacity quiz to win an extra break time!



In P.E, Year 2 are focussing on gymnastic skills and routines. The children are working extremely hard with the teacher and a professional coach from Premier Sports. 

Update 5.1.18

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and Happy New Year. This half term, Class 2 will learning all about The Arctic. This fits in with the school theme of 'Extreme Environments'. 


We will be learning all about the environment, animals and the Inuit community. Watch this space for all of the wonderful work, which the pupils will be producing. 




Please find below the homework grid for Spring 1. It is essential that your child completes as many tasks as possible in order for them to continue their academic development. 



Update 5.12.17


This week in Maths, Class 2 have been learning about time. We now know how to tell the time at o'clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to. We have been solving time problems and using our Active Learning lessons to develop our fluency and problem solving ability. Take a look at some of our photos below:



In English, we have been studying the traditional tale of 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We did some drama based on the story, but we realised that Jack is going to need some help as the Giant's house numbers fell into Jack's bag. How do you think we are going to help him? 




In Science, we continue to look at how to keep fit and healthy. We have looked at the correct types of foods to eat and other ways we can keep healthy!

To access the nativity instrumentals, please download the .zip file below. You may need to select 'Extract all Files' in order to fully access each track. If prompted to choose a program to play each file through, select Windows Media Player (or mac equivalent). Enjoy!

Nativity Music

Spellings (Week commencing 13.11.17)

Spellings (Week commencing 13.11.17) 1

Update 11.11.17

Active Learning

Rowan Class have been extremely active this week. They take part in daily active learning session and thoroughly enjoy them. On a Tuesday, we also have the pleasure of Year 6 leading an active session. Please take a look at the photos below!


Rowan Class have been learning how to multiply and divide using the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. They have learnt how to solve sums and word problems, and enjoyed various games on the Ipads!


Spelling Board (Week commencing 6.11.17)

Spelling Board (Week commencing 6.11.17) 1

Autumn 2

Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed your week off. This half term, our topic is, 'Let's be curious!'

Keep checking our class page for updates. If for any reason you need to contact me, please book an appointment or e-mail me at 

Our spelling rule for this week is the phoneme 'l' spelt 'le' at the end of words.

 Autumn 2's Homework Pyramid

To give your child every chance of reaching their full potential, it is really important that you help out as much as possible at home. Please take a moment to help your child climb the homework ladder. Thank you in advance!

Autumn 1

How have Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela helped to make the world a better place?

For our topic this half term, the children have been learning all about the lives of Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela. They have written poems, newspaper reports and instructions on how to make... wait for it... Ginerbread Mandela's.                     


PSHE- Friendship

In PSHE, Rowan Class have been learning all about what it means to be a good friend. Throughout the topic, the children have written storyboards and poems to identify all of the qualities of being a good friend. 



In Maths, the children have focused on place value, units of measurement, multiplication, addition and subtraction. They have been on number hunts around the school and taken part in problem solving activities.


P.E and Active Learning 

Rowan class have two P.E slots a week, both on a Friday. Please ensure that your child has their P.E kit every day of the week as they will also be taking part in active learning sessions every day. 



In Rowan Class, your child will have weekly spellings. Please look in their homework book and do as much practice as possible. Keep checking back at the website for uploads of our class spelling board. 

Spellings Week Commencing 16.10.17

Spellings Week Commencing 16.10.17 1
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