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Year 2 – Crimson & Scarlet

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This week in maths we have revisited our knowledge about addition and subtraction. We have practised using column addition and subtraction and applied this knowledge to trickier word problems. Towards the end of the week we worked in pairs and really challenged ourselves to find the answer to two step problems that required us to …

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A creative week!

This week in English we started reading the book ‘Snail and the Whale’. We began by generating vocabulary based on pages from the book and shared these as a class. We also spotted a few similes in the story so we learnt how to use them to compare something to something else. We noticed in …

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A creative week…

This week, we wrote a detailed setting description about the Tin Forest. We started off the week by creating  our own version of a tin forest using water colours then based our writing on our settings. We wrote using noun phrases, adverbs and varied sentence starters about what they could see and what they could …

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Welcome back!

This week in Maths we have been learning how to estimate where numbers would be on a number line. We started off focusing on 20 and have worked our way up to 100. We have really focused on using our knowledge of numbers to identify benchmarks within the number line in order to help us …

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Busy, busy week!

What a wonderful week it’s been! In Maths, we have been learning about money. We have been learning about how to make different amounts of money using the least and the most coins, making change and began challenging ourselves with some problem solving. We have used cherry models and bar models to help us add …

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A few updates…

In English this week we have been looking at writing instructions and what features we need to build an instructional piece of writing. We used bossy verbs and adverbs and found time connectives so we can write our instructions on how to make bread next week! In Art this week we practised our sketching and …

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This week in Maths, we have been using our times table knowledge to help us solve multiplication and division problems. We used arrays to help us visualise the number problem. We also began dividing numbers with remainders. The children found this quite tricky to begin with but with a growth mindset they were up for …

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Welcome to the Year 2 Bakery!

This week we have started our new topic based on Meerkat Mail. It is a lovely story based on a Meerkat who decided to leave home and writes a series of letters to his family during his adventures. This week we learnt about proper nouns. We could spot lots in the book and then used …

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Crazy hair to end a crazy busy week!

This week in English, the children have worked so hard to write a persuasive leaflet. We started off the week by researching a country of their choice. As a class, we decided to research landmarks, famous foods and animals. The children then began writing their leaflet focusing on persuasive language and using facts.  The children …

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Another Busy Week!

This week in English, we have continued with our topic based on the book ‘Atlas of Adventure’. We researched using computers and the Atlas a festival from around the world. We learnt about persuasive language and why it is used. We practised trying to convince people to attend our chosen festival using persuasive phrases. In …

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