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Year Two's Blog - 8th April

Welcome to Year Two's blog


It's been a busy old week in Year Two, but we have made to the Easter holidays. The children have been so resilient with so many of them being ill and the many staff changes over the past half term.


What we have been doing this week


The children have had an exciting time coming up with ideas for the 'Mini Apprentice'. They have come up with great business ideas, carried out market research, produced adverts, posters and jingles. After school, they set up their stalls in the playground and excitedly sold their goodies to the rest of the school. We were so delighted with how they did, each class earning lots of money for them to spend on improving their book corners.


Also today, we had our sponsored Bunny Hop. We had to have a last minute change of plan due to the weather, and we changed to an indoor Bunny Assault Course.


In maths this week we have revisited work on addition and subtraction, consolidating previous work using strategies including the number line, Dienes cubes and column method for adding and subtracting two 2-digit numbers. You can read the knowledge organiser here.


In their writing the children explored the poem 'The Owl and the Pussycat', using the poem as inspiration for writing their own narratives, describing the setting of the poem. Here's the information sheet for this topic.


What we are learning after the Easter break


There will be a bit of a change to how we teach our topics after Easter. Currently we focus on one topic for two weeks or so. After Easter, the children will have a lesson of science, geography and art each week up until half term. Our science topic will be 'Brilliant Plants', our art topic will be 'Super Sculpture' and our geography topic will be 'Incredible India'. You can read the science knowledge organiser here. The geography and art ones will follow after Easter. 


In maths the children will be learning about time. Initially we will be focus on revisiting telling the time to the hour and half hour intervals, moving on to telling time to quarter hour and then to 5 minute intervals. Time is a topic that some children find a but tricky, so any support and practice at home will be fabulous! You can read our knowledge organiser here.


In writing, we will be reading the story 'The Dark'. The children will be writing their own descriptions of the Dark using ideas from the book as inspiration. We will be focusing on the use of expanded noun phrases, suffixes and possessive apostrophes. You can the topic sheet here.




Next week's spellings

Set A

(for children doing RWI)

Set B

(for children not doing RWI)

We are focusing on these

tricky words:








We will be focusing on adding

'est' and 'er' suffixes to

words ending with 'e'










Wow Work


It's been a bit of slow week of reading this week, but the Woodpeckers and the Foxes have drawn with 13 children in each class having read the expected number of times. The Woodpeckers are in their usual position at the top of the Doodle chart too. Lucas is our top Doodler this week with Zerren not too far behind! 


Doodle Maths Stars

(total number of Doodle stars earned per class)


Extra playtime












Weekly Reads

(How many children in the class have read 3 times)


 Extra playtime   


Extra playtime









Take a look at the photos below to see what the children have been up to this week.