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What we’re reading…

We know some traditional tales with a wolf… and we’ve read a story about an enormous turnip… but we’ve never read a story where the two come together!

For our first text, we are reading Mr Wolf and the Enormous Turnip by Jan Fearnley.

We’re exploring statement sentences, making sure we use a capital letter at the beginning and sentence punctuation at the end of each sentence.

We have been using the joining word ‘because’ to give a reason and we have also been exploring the impact of using carefully selected adjectives.

Our spelling work has linked closely as we have been generating adjectives with an -er or -est suffix.

We have been using evidence from the text to support our predictions about character and plot.

Ask your child to tell you what’s happened so far!

Investigating Bonds and Related Facts

We have been exploring bonds to ten and using this knowledge to find related facts to 20.

We have used practical equipment to separate whole numbers into parts.  We are recording our findings in different ways.

Super work, Year 2!

Exploring numbers to 100

We have been using Base Ten equipment to learn about numbers to 100.


Physical Literacy

Today we had a very special PE session – Mr McGregor came with Blackburn Rovers staff to lead a Physical Literacy session!

We had to:

  • run as fast as we could between cones
  • jump as far as we could and land on two feet
  • throw a ball against the wall and catch it when it bounced off

It was really good fun!



Inspiring our Writing

We have been thinking about writing and punctuating statement sentences.

Year 2 discussed their amazing ideas with their new Talk Partners and used a range of atlases, maps and globes to inspire a piece of writing about a place in the world they would like to visit.

Welcome to Year 2!

I’ve heard that Mrs Foster, Mrs Clarkson and Miss Williams have enjoyed a lovely first day with the new Year 2! The children have returned from their summer break full of enthusiasm and ready to learn. I’m really looking forward to seeing them tomorrow morning and beginning a wonderful, exciting and busy year!

Miss Heaton

Sports Day

On Wednesday 12th July, the weather was finally on our side and we took to the field to show off our running, jumping and throwing skills.

We participated in a range of events; some were competitive and some were to achieve personal targets and goals.

We had a brilliant time and worked together to gain points for our House Teams.  Well done to Silver Birch, who collected the most points and were the overall winners.


Football Skills

On Wednesday afternoons, Year 2 have been developing their football skills with a specialist PE coach.

It has been lovely to observe the progress they have made over the course of the sessions.

Next Wednesday will be our Sports Day (weather permitting).  Please make sure your child has a full PE kit in school.

Chinese Cultural Day

Today we rotated round the KS1 classrooms, completing different activities.

In the Year 2 classroom, we learnt about Chinese food.

We decorated chopsticks and noodle boxes. We created noodles from collage materials and used the chopsticks to pick things up!

We tasted prawn crackers, hoisin sauce and sweet chilli sauce.

Active Nation

The PTFA kindly funded a trip for us to Clayton Green Leisure Centre, so that Year 2 could enjoy an Active Nation session.

We had lots of fun, especially on the bouncy castle!

Thank you, PTFA!

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