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*** Thank you for all your support helping children learn their Christmas Nativity lines! ***


Maths: We'll be moving on to adding two two-digit numbers using a more formal method.


English: In English we will be writing adverts as an estate agent to sell a property!


Topic: We'll be looking at homes in the past and present and comparing. We'll also be investigating man made and natural resources that are used to build homes.



Maths: we'll be moving on to adding and subtracting multiples of ten

80 + 10

60 - 10

40 + 30

50 - 20


English: We are going to write a poem about baking a cake. 


Topic: We are having a special visitor in to school to talk about Pleasley in the past! We'll also be using some old recipes to make delicious cakes. 




Maths: We will continue with our number bonds work and start to solve problems using our number bonds.


English: We're going to be reading the story 'The Jolly Postman' and writing a letter to a very important person!


Topic: We're going to be finding out about Pleasley in the past and how homes have changed.





Maths: We'll be starting our unit on number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. Please check out our 'useful websites' page to support your child at home with this learning.


English: We are jumping in to an old photograph taken in Mansfield and will be writing a description.


Topic: To start out new topic, Street Detectives, we're going on a hunt around Pleasley! We'll be spotting different features in our local area and making tally charts. From the data we collect, we'll make a graph on a computer.



Maths: we will be identifying and sorting 2D shapes. 


English: we will be writing our 'perfect polished pieces' information pages for our museum.


Don't forget to come visit our museum Thursday afternoon!! 



Maths: We are comparing and ordering numbers to 100.


English: We are going to write a non-fiction information page about how castles were protected. This will be used for our museum next week!


Topic:We will be finishing our castles and armour! 



Maths: We will be comparing and ordering numbers to 100.


English: In English we're reading the story 'Billy Goat Gruff' and writing a letter.


Topic: We will finish our castles and find out about jobs in a castle.



Maths: We will be continuing our place value work - including counting forwards and backwards in tens. 


English: We will be reading 'The Tunnel' and writing a setting description.


Topic: We will be creating life size armour with Mrs Winterton! We will also be finding out about tunneling animals.


*** Huge thank you to all who donated boxes and newspaper, our castle models are well under way! ***


Maths: We will continue with place value, partitioning numbers into tens and ones and also ordering and comparing numbers.


English: We'll be retelling the traditional tale, Rapunzel.


Topic: Y2 will continue building their castles in DT. In science, we'll be testing which material is the strongest to knock down an enemies castle walls!



*** Newspaper and cardboard boxes needed for DT project***


Maths: We will begin by looking at the value of two digit numbers.  Check our 'useful websites' link for some games that we'll be playing this week.


English: We are revising how to use capital letters and full stops. At the end of the week, we'll write a recount of our trip to Bolsover Castle.


Topic: We are going to find out how castles were protected and begin making 3D castle models. On Thursday we are visiting Bolsover Castle.