Monthly Archives: January, 2015

Home Learning 30.1.15

We have been very busy this week learning all about division, speech punctuation and parables!

Literacy: I could practice using speech punctuation in my own story. Don’t forget to check the blog to see the rhyme!

Numeracy: I could practice solving division problems like 21÷7=   (How many groups of 7 are there in 21?)

RE: I could think about the message of forgiveness and find some parables which teach me about this.


Miss Smillie’s Phonics Group – Collect different suffixes (word endings) when looking at present and past tense verbs e.g. cry – cried, humming – hummed, running – ran

Miss Hele and Mrs Wickes’ Phonics Group– Investigate words with different spellings of the /ar/ sound e.g. calm, heart, are, bizarre, car, dancing. Practice spelling the tricky words: saw, through, some, was.

Miss Stinton’s Phonics Group– Find words where the letter ‘c’ is pronounced differently like ‘cylinder’ or ‘crow’. Practice spelling the tricky words ‘one’ and ‘out’.

Bug Club, Abacus


This week we have been learning all about using speech in narrative.

We have learnt a rhyme to help us to remember how to punctuate our speech correctly.

Inverted comma

Capital letter  A

Actual spoken words  abc

Punctuation  ,   ?   !

End the speech marks

Finish with a speech verb.

Ideas for creative speech verbs:










NOT ‘said’!

Home Learning 22.1.15

Literacy: I could paint/ draw/ collage a new fairy-tale setting. I could then write a description about it in my home learning book.

Numeracy: I could practice my 2x, 5x and 10x tables. I could use an array to show what some of these multiplications look like.

RE: I could read the story of the Lost Sheep and think about how it teaches me about forgiveness.


Miss Simllie’s Phonics Group – Change these words from past into present, to future tense: ate, ran, went, saw, sat, looked, visited, changed, shopped, said, called, shouted

Miss Hele’s Phonics Group– Open your home reading books and find words with the sounds ‘ou’, ‘ll’, ‘ue’, ‘a_e’, ‘ew’.

Mrs Wickes’ Phonics Group– Open your home reading books and find words with the sounds ‘ou’, ‘ll’, ‘ue’, ‘a_e’, ‘ew’.

Miss Stinton’s Phonics Group– Find words where the letter ‘g’ is pronounced differently like ‘ground’ or ‘ginger’.

Bug Club, Abacus

Our history lesson at Oaklands…

Year Two loved our visit to Oaklands to learn about Kings and Queens.

Here are some of the Oaklands children teaching us about Queen Elizabeth I’s  great victory of the Spanish Armada.


web pic 3

We were even in the paper! Hopefully you will have read the photocopy of the article which came home in book bags this week.

Home Learning WB: 12th January 2015

Literacy: I could write a character description of my favourite story character. Remember to use adjectives, noun phrases and a simile!

Numeracy: I could practice paying and giving change using 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p and 20p coins. What coins could I use to make 39p?

RE: I could find out more about Baptism and what happens when people are baptised.



Miss Simllie’s Phonics Group – Write some sentences that change past tense verbs to present tense e.g. Yesterday I ate an egg sandwich and today I am eating an egg sandwich.

Miss Hele’s Phonics Group- Practice using words with the ‘ow’ sound in sentences – ‘ow’. ‘ough’, ‘ou’.

Mrs Wickes’ Phonics Group- Practice using words with the ‘ai’ sound in sentences – ‘ai’, ‘ay’, ‘eigh’, ‘a_e’, ‘a’.

Miss Stinton’s Phonics Group- Find words where the letter ‘i’ is pronounced differently like ‘tin’ or ‘blind’.

Bug Club, Abacus

Bloom’s Taxonomy for the Royal Family topic

HL Bloom's Taxonomy for Royal Family topic

Home Learning WB 5th Jan 2015


Literacy: I could write my own letter to the Queen and send it to Buckingham Palace.

Numeracy: I could write and work out some of my own word problems e.g. The Queen had 32 corgis but 3 of them ran away. How many corgis did she have left?

RE: I could retell the story of the Magi (Three Kings) in a creative way.



Practice spelling some of the topic words for the Royal Family e.g.

Buckingham Palace, Queen, King, Prince, Royal, Corgi, Princess, fairytale, castle…maybe you could find some of your own in the fairytales you read or online.


Bug Club, Abacus




Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you! We are excited to be back at school and start our new topic about the Royal Family. Here is an overview of our learning context this term:

In RE we will be learning about Revelations, Lent and Easter. Please look at the RE pages in the yellow home learning log. These will give you ideas on how you can support home learning in RE at home.

In maths we will be focusing on number, looking at money, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as ordering number and thinking about how much a number is worth e.g. 12 = 10 + 2.

In literacy we will be learning about fairytales and comparing common themes beteen different stories. We will be describing villains and innovating our own version of a well know fairytale.

In science we are focusing on what humans need to stay healthy and grow. We will be using our topic of the Royal Family to compare the lifestyles of people in different times and understand how lifestyles affect life expectancy.

In PE we are excitedly going to be learning a traditional court dance linked to our topic. We will be performing this dance at the ‘Queen’s birthday party’ at the end of term.

In ICT we are practising our typing and mouse skills. The more you are able to practice at home, the better! We know children are very confident at using tablets and Ipads, however they seem to lack confidence and skill at using a keyboard to type with and being able to use a mouse to navigate successfully on a computer.

French and music will be continued to be taught by subject specialists alongside ‘Listen to me’ where Hampshire County Council have provided a music teacher to teach tuned percussion to Year 2 over the Spring term.

In history and geography we will be focusing on our Royal Family topic, looking at Royalty in Britain throughout history as well as looking at where they lived and their castles and palaces. We will be comparing ways of life at different times, of different Monarchs, and what changed over time. We will look at the people of those times and find out about their quality of life. We will be celebrating British values through watching the Queen’s speeches and learning how she promotes justice and freedom.

During art lessons, we will be exploring a variety of techniques and materials to create different portraits of Monarchs.

PDL will include learning about how to play an active role as citizens and living in a democracy and having the right to vote.

As usual, the children will have a Bloom’s Taxonomy from which they can select different home learning activities to steer their own project. We would like to remind you that it is not necessary to complete all tasks and you are able to be creative and imaginative by thinking up tasks of your own.