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W/C 14.11.22


We have had a super busy week of swimming, hot writes, and anti-bullying activities, alongside our usual maths, English and topic work! 


In maths, we have been learning to subract a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number, crossing ten. We used our tens and ones to help us:


We then applied this knowledge to our column method. Can you show someone at home how to use the column method to help us solve these problems?


In English, we have been busy planning our very own conquering the monster tales. Tell someone at home about each section of your story:


Introduction - Who are your main characters? Where are they? What special item did they have?

Build up - What monster appears? How do they take the item?

Problem - Why is your monster difficult to defeat?

Resolution - How do your main characters get their special item back?

Ending - How do your main characters celebrate?


Once we planned our story, we then wrote these up. These were some of the features we included: 


- Expanded noun phrases

-  Adverbs 

- Question

- Exclamation sentence

- Co-ordinating conjunctions


I was blown away by the quality of these stories. All the children worked super hard and they should be very proud of themselves! 


In topic, we have been exploring how men and women were treated during the Victorian era. We found out that women and men were not treated equally. Women were not able to do a lot of things that men could do such as voting. We learnt about Millicent Fawcett and the Suffragist movement. In groups, we travelled back in time and created a posters to help campaign for women's rights. Explain to someone at home why you think men and women should be treated equally. 


Key Messages 


  • Our 'Big Swim' on Monday went swimmingly (excuse the pun!). The children were really respectful and represented our school and class proudly. They all had a fantastic time!


  • We are still looking for parent volunteers to walk to and from the Repton 400 Hall on Thursday 15th December. If you are available, please let me know via email. Thank you in advance! 




Just a reminder to please ensure your child practises both sets of spellings from time to time. The spelling rules will help with those trickier Year 2 spellings and the high-frequency words (HFW) are important to support with your child's reading and writing stamina.