Friday, 19 May 2017

Another really busy week in year 2. Although it has been science week, I have tried to include maths and writing and other topics in with the science.

At the start of the week the children started to work on information texts, using the book ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs.’ The children looked at the dinosaur names and the grapheme ‘or’ looking for all the different phonemes in lots of other words. The children also started to investigate dinosaurs using a great website ‘Kids Dinos’ ( This is the topic for the rest of the term and into the beginning of the next.

Our maths was a slight change from what I had said last week. This week, as part of an investigation, we used metre rules to measure how far a toy vehicle travels over different surfaces. The children collected data from 5 surfaces and are going to put the data onto a bar graph.

Lots of science this week. We had a science assembly from professor Bubbleworks, who showed the children lots of brilliant scientific reactions. The children made rockets and created ‘Rocket Books’ looking at the history of rockets and how they work, they learnt a ‘trick’ with a balloon and  barbeque skewers, had a visit from the GeoBus from UCL who worked with the children on geology and carried out their own experiment looking at endothermic reactions. So, all in all a very busy week. I have lots of pictures which I will have running as a slide show at next Wednesdays open afternoon, hope to see you there. The children have also designed a drone as part of a national competition, the children have details in their bags.
Next Fridays shoe ‘n’ tell is a ‘catch-up’ so any children who forgot or missed their slot can show next week
Also next week I will be giving the children their Y2 maths task, I would be grateful if you didn’t  let the children know, they don’t need the stress.

Have a good weekend.

Mr Spring

Friday, 12 May 2017

Our Week

In English this week the children have been working and finishing their quest stories. The children have been working on sentence structure and writing questions, statements, commands and exclamations. Next week we will start working on information texts.
In maths, the children have been working on various mathematical operations including division. The children have also been working on word problems.
The children have been finding out about forces in science and how forces are all around us.

Next week the school is holding a 'Science Week.' There will be a larger than usual focus on science and there are visits from outside organisations who will run workshops for the children.

Next week is also the official 'Walk To School Week.' This is to encourage more children to, as it says, walk to school.

The show 'n' tell table next week is the YELLOW table.

Have a nice weekend.

Mr Spring  

Friday, 5 May 2017

This Week

Not much to say as I put most on the blog earlier this week.
As part of our 'Quest' story work, the children have been learning about using the possessive apostrophe.  The children will start writing their stories next week.
Next week in maths the children will double multiples of 10 and 5; double 2-digit numbers ending in 1, 2, 3 or 4; find a quarter of numbers up to 40 by halving twice; begin to find 3/4 of numbers; find 1/2 1/4 and 1/3 of amounts (sharing); spot patterns and make predictions when finding a third of numbers.

We will also be continuing with all our other subjects.

The show 'n' tell table will be the BLUE table.

Have a good weekend.

Mr Spring


Thursday, 4 May 2017

Last week.

Hi all
Last week at the school the children started work on 'Quest Stories' reading from 2 book, by Oliver Jeffers, Lost and Found and The Way Back Home. The children have worked on sequencing, story maps and using past and present tense. This week the children have carried on and have also been working on adjectives and the 4 sentence types: Question, command, statement and exclamation. Next week the children will write their stories.

In maths last week, the children were looking at adding 2 digit numbers to bigger numbers to create a number with 0 in the 1s column. this is recapping the children's number bonds to 10 and 20.
This week the children have been learning about standard units of weight g and kg.
our science topic for the half term is Forces while I  history we have started looking at famous people and what makes them famous, leading onto Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole,
We are continuing coding in ICT but at the moment looking at programming little BeeBot robots.

This weeks spellings are:
Group 1 - Endings d/ed
exploited          obtained
remained          repaired
bounced           cemented
complained       damaged
danced             decided

Group 2 - 'le' words
bundle             dazzle
candle             puzzle
handle             needle
bottle              battle
kettle              little

Mr Spring

Friday, 28 April 2017


Really sorry, I've been working on something for school and completely forgot the blog.
I will write one for you after the Bank Holiday, I hope you enjoy the long weekend.

Mr Spring

Friday, 21 April 2017

We're back...

We’ve only been back 3 days and the children have settled back into school life really quickly.
We have done some learning on sense poems and in maths adding amounts of money. In science this half term the children will be learning about ‘Forces’ while our history topic will be about 2 famous people who lived at the same period of time, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.

On Monday we are having the class photos so can you please make sure your child is in WINTER uniform.

The children will be given their spelling on Monday, which will include any Y2 exception words they do not yet know.

WE still have PE on Monday, Tuesday and Friday so please ensure PE kits are in school.

Show ‘n’ tell table next week is the ORANGE table.

Have a good weekend.

Mr Spring

Monday, 27 March 2017


The spellings for this week.

Group 1.    'ier' words.

angrier          busier
chiller           clumsier
cosier           crazier
dirtier           dustier
funnier         happier

Group 2. Y2 exception words.

many          clothes
busy           people
water          again
Mr              half
parents       Mrs