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Maths: we are moving on to complex partitioning. 


English: we are writing a setting description based on ' The Bee Movie '. 


Topic: we are investigating a bee life cycle !



Maths: We will be learning about position and direction - focusing on 1/4, 1/2/ 3/4 and full turns. We will also be finding out the difference between clockwise and anti-clockwise.


English: In English, we'll start a two week narrative based on the story 'Never tickle a tarantula'.


Topic: We will be finding out how different mini beasts survive! 


Sports Day : Wednesday 12th June



Maths: We are continuing with measurements, looking at weight, length and capacity.


English: We will be writing flower fact files.


Topic: We will be creating some flower art and completing a flower hunt!



Maths- we will be moving on to our measurements unit.


English: we are writing a persuasive letter about the importance of having flowers around Pleasley.


Topic: we'll be investigating how plants pollinate and will also be creating some flower art!



Maths - we will continue using formal subtraction methods and using these methods to solve word problems and inverse calculations.


English - we're continuing our 2 week Jack and the beanstalk narrative.


Topic - we'll be finding out about the different parts of a plant and also checking up on our seeds from week 1!



Maths: We will start to use a formal method for subtracting 2 two-digit numbers.


English: We are starting a 2 week unit on Jack and the beanstalk!


Topic: we are comparing plants from around the world and going on a flower hunt!



Maths: We'll be moving on to 2D and 3D shapes.


English: In English, we are writing instructions for planting seeds


Topic: We'll be setting up our science investigation : can seeds grow anywhere?



Maths: We will be looking at the value of different coins and start adding coins up. 


English: In English, we'll be writing our perfect polished pieces and writing a postcard to a famous pirate!


Topic: We'll be exploring the oceans and investigating how ice melts to reveal some secret treasure...



Maths: We'll be solving problems involving multiplication. 


English: We are going to be writing a poem about a storm at sea!


Topic: As well as an e-safety refresher, children will be finding out how people stay safe at sea and also learning how to give directions using compass point... 



Maths: Following on from repeated addition, we'll be looking at working out multiplication sentences using mental methods.


English: We will continue our original narratives based on The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch.


Topic: We'll be making block work art of pirate ships and learning about a famous lighthouse keeper!



Maths: We will start looking at the link between repeated addition and multiplication. 


2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 8

4 groups of 2 = 8

4 x 2 = 8


English: In English, we'll be reading The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch and start writing our own narrative!


Topic: We will be making our own lighthouses . We will also be looking at similarities and differences between UK and other countries around the world!




Maths: We will begin to look at the relationship between multiplication and repeated addition.


English: We are reading 'The Pirates Next Door' and will be writing a description on a character from the book.


Topic: We'll be using our observational skills to draw a detailed pirate boat and we'll be going on a real pirate adventure with PartTake Theatre company!


Tuesday PM - PartTake theatre company visit for Y2



Maths: We'll be telling the time with analogue clocks. In Year 2, children are expected to tell the time at: o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour.


English: To help some pirate friends, we'll be creating a potion and writing a recipe!


Topic: We'll be making moving ship mechanisms and exploring the oceans of the world


Pirate party: Wednesday 9th January. Children are invited to come in to school in costume or own red/white or black clothes!


** Thursday 6th December - Our Christmas Nativity**

** 2pm and 4pm **


Maths: We'll be moving on to subtraction through concrete and pictorial representations.


English: We will be writing an advert to sell a house!


Topic: In topic, we'll be looking at ways to help keep our community clean and we'll also be taking a walk and observing the amount of traffic in our local area.



Maths: We are solving addition problems using column method.


English: In English, Year 2 will continue to make up their 'A Walk In Pleasley' narratives. We'll also be writing a letter to the council...!


Topic: In topic, we'll be creating some artwork based around Pleasley Pit. 



Maths: We are moving on to adding two two-digit numbers using a formal method. Children are expected to exchange ones for tens through exchanging.


English: As well as writing a perfect polished piece for the Jolly Postman, we'll be moving on to 'A Walk In London' book and adapting it to write our very own 'A Walk In Pleasley' narrative !


Topic: In topic we'll be visiting our local area (Monday 19th) to look at the features and making a tally chart. With the data that we collect, we will make graphs on Excel. 



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


English: In English, we're writing instructions for a Jolly Postman!


Topic: We'll be looking at the difference between human and physical features in our local area.



Maths: We are continuing with our number bond recall!


English: We'll be writing our perfect polished pieces


Topic: In topic we're making helmets, completing our model castles and hosting a class museum!


We hope to see you there :)


Tuesday 23rd October - 2.30-3.00



Maths: We're going to start a unit on number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. 


English: We are continuing writing information pages .


Topic: We'll finish our castle models ready for our museum! 



Maths: We'll be ordering numbers to 100 and representing numbers on a number line.


English: We're going to write an information page on the features of a castle...look out for our information pages at our class museum! 


Topic: In topic, we're going to start painting our model castles and we'll be learning about an important person from the past that created some famous structures.



Maths: we will be continuing our unit on comparing numbers up to 100.


English: We're reading Billy Goat Gruff and writing a letter of complaint to the goats!


Topic: In topic, we will be going on a local walk around Pleasley, researching the different jobs in a castle and carrying on making our 3D model castles.



Maths: We will be moving on to comparing and ordering numbers. We'll be looking at using greater than and less than signs    >     <


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


Topic: As well as our local walk around Pleasley, we'll be researching about tunneling animals. 



Maths: We're continuing with place value and partitioning two digit numbers.


English: We will be writing our recount about Bolsover Castle.


Topic: We're going on a visit to BOLSOVER CASTLE! We'll be exploring traditional features of a castle...



Maths: We will be starting with looking at the place value of numbers up to 100. 


English: In English, we are going to retell the traditional tale, Rapunzel!


Topic: We will research the protective features of castles, look back at castles through time and start to design our own castle models!