Here you will find all of the termly homework and newsletters for Foxes and Badgers classes, as well as information about some of the exciting activities that we have been doing in school. Children will be given spelling and maths homework on a weekly basis and we ask that parents hear their children read at least 4 times a week, as we see the best progress in those children who read regularly at home with an adult. Many thanks for your support in helping your child improve.
Keep up to date with what we’re up to by regularly visiting our class page!
A senses scavenger hunt - July 2019
Playing games in spelling - July 2019
This week we are learning about the plurals.
We are learning all the different rules.
Today we played a game to help us remember a rule.
Today’s rule was... swap the y for an i and add es
The big bad wolf is on the loose - June 2019
Today we investigated something suspicious.
We went into the wildlife area to search for clues
There was a WANTED poster for the big bad wolf...
...lots of half eaten apples...
...scraps of lacy fabric...
... and an empty keg of ginger beer.
We think the clues are linked to our class book.
Our class book is “Little Red”.
Reciting poetry in year 2 - June 2019
We’ve learnt a famous poem by Jacqueline Wilson. We even put actions with the words to help us remember. Here is a video of Badgers class reciting the beginning of the poem and Foxes class Reciting the end. It’s a lovely thoughtful poem. We all loved learning it! 🤴👸
Reciting poetry in year 2 - June 2019
Shape hunt - June 2019
We went on a shape hunt today.
We found lots of different 3D shapes in the hall.
We recorded them in a booklet.
Then we talked about the properties in class.
We had so much fun!
Little Red Big Bang! June 2019
We started the term with an exciting morning! We went on to the playground and found a basket that had been left for us containing lots of juicy, red apples and a keg of ginger beer. There was a letter with it from Tom Red, the character in our new story "Little Red". We tasted the apples and ginger beer, then we wrote adjectives to describe them. We finished our lesson by hearing the story.
Bristol Aquarium trip - May 2019
Place value game - May 2019
We played a place value game in Maths today.
We had to roll the dice and add it to our number.
The winner was the first one to 100. 😃
Reenacting the Great Fire of London 🔥 🔥 🔥 - April 2019
These are all of our Tudor houses that we built.
The roofs are thatched so the fire spread quickly!
We lined them up so it looked like Pudding Lane.
We stayed behind the line so we where safe.
The fire started in Mr Farriner’s bakery.
We watched as the fire spread from house to house.
After the teachers put out the fire safely.
Building our Tudor houses - March 2019
Today we started building our houses.
First we covered our boxes in white paper.
Then we added black strips to look like the beams.
We had to measure the length of the black strips.
A package from Samuel Pepys - March 2019
Today we found a parcel with 3 items in it.
It had wine, cheese and papers inside it.
The papers were written in code.
The cheese was Parmesan and it was stinky!
We used a code breaker to work out what it said.
It said “My cheese, wine and papers were saved.”
Stay and Science “Thank you to everyone who came!” - March 2019
Explosion or eruption? - March 2019
We had a visiting Scientist join us today. 👩🔬
We had so much fun and learned so much!
We mixed vinegar and bicarbonate of soda together.
The water turned pink after adding vitamin c tab.
Then we put a lid on it to create an explosion! 💥
Look at our reactions! 😮😯🤭
This Balloon Rockets - March 2019
As it's British Science Week and the theme is 'Journeys', today we investigated forces by making balloons out of rockets. Working in pairs, we attached a piece of string to two chairs and threaded a straw through it. Then we blew up a balloon and taped it to the straw. When we let them go, we were amazed to see how quickly and how far they travelled!
Our World Book day story night in Year 2 - March 2019
Exchanging ten ones for a tens diene - March 2019
We used our place value charts to help us add.
We swapped ten ones for a ten diene.
Ten ones are the same as one tens diene.
This really helped us understand exchanging!
Our winter welly walk - February 2019
Year 1 and 2 went on their winter weekly walk.
It was a cold winters day so we wrapped up warm.
We loved stomping through the squelchy mud!
We saw the autumn leaves on our last welly walk.
This time the trees were bare. 🌳
Practical fun in maths! - February 2019
Today we used the balancing scales to weigh items.
We used 1gram, 5gram and 10gram weights.
We had to make sure the scales balanced.
R.E. Shabbat meal - February 2019
This week we re-enacted a Jewish celebration in RE
The occasion was a Shabbat evening meal. 🍞
We all had fun dressing up and trying the food.
Capacity Investigation - February 2019
Today we were learning all about the capacity of different containers. We estimated which container would hold the least amount of liquid and which would hold the most, then we used water and measuring jugs to check our answers.
Oscar’s amazing Space home learning! - January 2019
Oscar made this fabulous rocket at home. 🚀
We all thought it was amazing! Good work Oscar! 😎
Fact Hunt - January 2019
We went on a fact hunt today to find out facts all about Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. We are learning about his life in our topic lessons this term. Did you know that he was only 15 when he got his first pilot's license?
Badminton - December 2018
This term we have Badminton every Friday.
The sports coaches taught us the Badminton skills.
Here we are using these skills to play a game.
We used a racket and a shuttlecock to play.
Repeating Patterns - December 2018
We have been busy learning about repeating patterns in our maths lessons this week. We used lots of different objects to create our own patterns, thinking about colours and shapes.
I chose 3D shapes to make a pattern! I made mine from 2D shapes!
My patterns repeat through colours!
Practising counting in 2s - November 2018
We have been counting forwards and backwards in 2s
We counted in 2s from 0 - 24
A soldier came to visit - November 2018
Art week - November 2018
This week we have created art work inspired by ww1
Here is some of our perspective art work.
We drew the poppies that were further away smaller
Maths in Topic this afternoon - October 2018
We made our own snakes and ladders games in topic.
We changed the snakes🐍 and ladders to weather.
“You go down the lightning and up the sunbeams”☀️⚡
We practiced counting backwards from 100. 💯
In this game you go up the rain drops. 🌧 ☔️ 🌧 ☔️
Then we played our games and we had so much fun!👍
Fantastic, thoughtful home learning! Weather Experts ~ October 2018
Oliver created some amazing home learning.
There are pictures of his families bad weather.
Cloud Binoculars - October 2018
As part of our weather topic, today we made some cloud binoculars to help us to spot different types of clouds in the sky. We painted them blue, decorated them with cotton wool clouds and tied a piece of string through each hole. We had a great time cloud watching on the playground and we saw all sorts of different shapes!
Friday Editing time! October 2018
On a Friday we edit our writing. ✏️
We use our editing glasses to help us improve. 👓
Our glasses help us spot the mistakes.
Look how cool we look! 😃
“I found all the missing capital letters!”
“We found all the missing full stops!”
Programming Beebots 🐝🐝🐝 September 2018
We programmed the bee bots by inputting commands.
We programmed them to move from A to B.
We also practiced our programming using an app.
A treasure hunt in English! September 2018
Today in English we went on a hunt for clues about a mystery visitor. We found blue fur, cakes and... a letter! When we got back to class we found out that the letter was from the character in our book, the Weather Monster.
Having fun in Maths! September 2018
We have been using dienes to help us
Dienes help us understand the value of each digit
We love Maths!
We've worked out how many tens and ones 72 has.
We have also used Top Trumps card to order numbers
We've ordered ours from smallest to largest.
Below is what Year 2 got up to last year! (2017-2018)
Arrrrr Pirate writing!
We are writing a letter to our Captain.
His name is Captain Purplebeard and he is mean!
We are one of his crew and we are scared.
A monster is trying to eat us!
Can we persuade him to turn the ship around?
We made animals out of 10 unifix cubes!
It was hard todo with only 10 cubes.
When we had made our animals, we then used a key.
The key told us how much each cube was worth.
The orange was worth 5 and the white was worth 8.
We had to add up the total of all of our 10 cubes.
We had so much fun and we practiced adding up!
British Values week
Throughout the week we learnt about each value
Today we were focusing on the Rule of Law.
We played lots of games including Snap and Hangman
We talked about the importance of rules.
To play fair we must follow the rules.
Here is our class display of the British Values.
On the KS1 playground we found many caterpillars.
We had to be careful not to squash them. 🐛
We wonder when they’ll turn into butterflies! 🦋
The Sound Collector
Today we learnt the poem “The Sound Collector” by heart. We were all given a verse to learn and some of us even put actions with it to help us remember. Above is a video of us performing without any words to help us. 😀👌
Our trip to the S.S. Great Britain 🇬🇧
Today we were inventors in our topic lesson! First we designed our inventions, thinking about how they could be useful and what materials we could use to build them with. Then we made our inventions using scrap materials such as cardboard boxes, tubes and plastic bottles.
This is the 'Pump-a-nator"! It can be used to suck up ghosts and baddies.
These are cameras! Can you see the lenses and the flash?
In our P.E lessons this term we have been learning how to balance with our partners and ‘mirror’ our partners. We have learnt to use our bodies to create strong and creative balances. Here are some pictures of us practicing our balances on a tightrope to circus music.
Today in our topic lesson we went on a hunt in the wildlife garden for minibeasts. Before we set off, we learned that minibeasts are invertebrates and we talked about their habitats and where we would be likely to find them. We found worms under logs, woodlice under stones and even a caterpillar hiding in the leaves. When we got back to class we wrote a recount about all of the creatures that we had found.
The Gigantic Turnip
Today year 2 performed their assembly based on The Gigantic Turnip, the book that they have been reading and writing about in their English lessons, to the school and to parents. They acted, sang, showed their artwork and read some of their brilliant writing. Well done Foxes and Badgers!
George's Marvellous Medicine
In maths we have been learning about capacity and how we measure liquids in litres and millilitres. Linked to the book we have been reading in English - George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl - we had lots of fun making our own potions using recipes we had written in ml to help us.
Teddy Bear's Picnic
As part of our term 3 topic, Food Glorious Food, we designed and made our own healthy fruit skewers and cheese sandwiches to take to a teddy bear's picnic. We thought about healthy options for our picnic and why they help to keep our bodies strong.
In R.E. we have been learning about celebrations in different religions. We recreated a Shabbat evening meal, beginning with a blessing called kiddush and another blessing over a loaf of challah bread. We even made our own bread too!