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W.C 06/01/20

Well, what a wonderful first week back we have had in Owls' Class! I hope you are all feeling refreshed and enjoyed your first week back after Christmas. 


We have been very busy this week...


In Maths, we have started our new topic: Multiplication and Division. This week we have been exploring and sorting concrete and pictorial objects into equal groups. We have also introduced the multiplication symbol (x) for the first time! We know that x means 'lots of'. For example 2 x 4 is the same as 2 lots of 4. We have also been exploring the commutativity of multiplication (e.g. 2 x 4 = 4 x 2). We have been sorting counters into equal groups and working out the multiplication sum.


Can you write the multiplication sentence to describe the equal groups below...



There are ___ equal groups. 

There are ___ counters in each group.

There are ____ lots of ___

__ + ___ + ___ = ____

___ x ____ = ____


A huge well done to those children who completed their maths homework over the Christmas holidays, you all did a fantastic job! 


In English, we have been learning our new Talk 4 Writing story, Kassim and the Dragon. Can you tell someone at home what the story is about? Within our SPAG lessons this week, we have been looking at the use of speech marks. Where would I put the speech marks in this sentence: I would love a slice of cake, said Tom. 

We have also bee looking at contracted words this week. Contracted words, also known as contractions, are short words made by putting two words together. The letters in the contraction are replaced by an apostrophe. The apostrophe shows where the letters would be if the words were written in full.

Can you write the full words for the following contractions:


don't = do not

we've =

it's = 

she's =


In Topic, we have started our new topic, Knights and Castles. This week, we have been looking at the key features of a castle. In teams, we created our own castles made out of Lego, clay and cardboard. We then labelled our castles. Can you tell someone at home what the key features of a castle are and what they were used for? (drawbridge, portcullis, moat, the bailey, battlements, arrow loops and turrets).  


Year 2 Reminders 


  • Our Spring topic is ‘Knights and Castles’. As part of our topic we would like each child showcase a practical piece of work. These pieces of work will be displayed proudly within the classroom and will be showcased at the end of the first half-term. The options have been sent out for the children to choose. If you need another copy of the options please don't hesitate to ask. Alternatively, the options have been uploaded to the 'Topic Projects' section of our class page. We would like these projects to be completed by Monday 10th February. We will then invite parents in to look at our fantastic pieces of work on Tuesday 11th February. We are super excited to see your creations!


  • Last term, we dedicated time on Friday afternoon for show and tell, which worked on a rotatory system. This term, rather than the children bringing in objects to show and tell, we would like the children to bring in a book that they are reading at home. They will then have the opportunity to either read a section of their book to the class or tell the other children what their book is about.
    We will continue to use the rotatory system of houses as this worked well in ensuring children had an equal opportunity to share to the class. This is still an optional activity.
    We are going to produce a class display showcasing these books. It is a great opportunity for the children share their love of reading.
    Next week, it will be Haddon’s turn to bring in a book of their choice. Following that, it then be Chatsworth, Peveril and Hardwick.