Monthly Archives: January 2017


Next week in Maths we will be learning more about money and how to find the correct change from amounts up to £2.


The children need to be able to recognise all the coins to £2 and know how many of each small coin (1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p & 50p) are needed to make £1.  They also need to be able to say which coins they would use to make different amounts of money.  Which coins would you need to make: 31p, 54p, £1.78, £2.82, £3.15, £4.93?

We’ve been on a shape hunt!

Today the children had a shape hunt around school, they looked for any everyday objects they could spot that are 3D shapes, we pointed them out and named them. We talked about why the shapes have been used to make the different items, e.g. why bricks are cuboids, why footballs are spherical etc.

Shape Buildings

Take a look at the shape buildings that we created during our Maths session on Monday.  Choose one of the pictures and reply telling us the name of the 3D shape.

We have also explored which 2D shapes are used to make up a 3D shape.  Can you work out which shapes we are describing?  Reply with the number of the question and the 3D shape you think is the answer.

What am I?

  1. I am a 3D shape made up from 2 circles and 1 rectangle.
  2. I am a 3D shape made up from 4 rectangles and 2 squares.
  3. I am a 3D shape made up from 6 squares.
  4. I am a 3D shape made up from 1 continuous face.
  5. I am a 3D shape made up from 1 square and 4 triangles.
  6. I am a 3D shape made up from 4 triangles.
  7. I am a 3D shape made up from 3 rectangles and 2 triangles.

Comparing Capacities

We have been really busy this week comparing capacities in school.  The children know that:

1 litre = 1000ml and 1/2 litre =500ml.

Take a look below at some of the practical activities that the children took part in, including:

- finding out how many 1/2 litre bottles it takes to fill a 1 litre bottle or a 2 litre bottle;

- showing 1/2 litre, 1 litre and 2 litres on a measuring jug;

- choosing 3 containers and ordering them according to the measurement that was written on the container.

Take a look at some of the problems that are attached that they had to solve, ask them to solve them with you.  If they find them tricky, talk through how to go about solving them.

Y2 Problems – Spring 1 – capacity

Exciting Character Descriptions!

Today the children have written some descriptions of the magical characters that they have invented themselves.  They started off by discussing and writing sentences in pairs before independently writing their own character descriptions in their Red Writing Books.

The children have been working hard to include all elements of their Writer’s Toolkits, you can see this in the parts that are underlined in colour in their work. We have also used purple pen to correct full stops, capital letters and commas.

Have a read of the amazing writing and please let us know what you think!

Well done Year 2! Mrs Grimes & Mrs Johns.

Magical Characters!

Take a look at the beautiful sketches that the children have been working on to show their own magical characters. There are some wild witches, wicked wizards and some perfect pets! :-)


Next week we will be exploring:

shape 2d shape 3d

Can you find any of these shapes around your home?  Reply to this post with some of the shapes that you found and what everyday item you found them as.  Think about why the shapes are used to make different things in your home.


Winnie’s Hero!

The children have been very busy this morning doing some fantastic writing. Yesterday we had a story planning session with Pippa Goodhart and today the children have used their plans to write their stories. Have a read! Well done Year 2!

Winnie the Witch WOW Day!

Wow! What an amazing day we have had today meeting Pippa Goodhart and Korky Paul. The children all looked fantastic in their magical costumes and they have produced some brilliant work.

Take a look at the websites below to find out more:


Winnie Character Descriptions

Here are our amazing character descriptions, the children included lots of great SPAG in their writing.  Lookout for 2A sentences, similes, alliteration and use of adverbs to start sentences. They look fab on display in our classroom. ;)