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Year 2 Weekly Updates on Learning 2022-2023

Friday 23rd September



This week in maths we have continued our learning on place value and partitioning into tens and ones. We have also been creating an addition number sentence to go with our part part whole model.






We have also learnt about the place value of each digit in a 2 digit number, using the dienes to help us.



We finally read the ending of our Power of Reading book ‘The Hodgeheg’ by Dick King Smith.

We wrote a character description about the main character Max, using adjectives. We also learnt to ask and answer questions in role. For this we were in groups of three: a reporter, an interviewee and a cameraman. We had lots of fun taking it in turns to interview the ‘lollypop lady’ and the ‘driver’ on what they saw crossing the road. We did an excellent job asking the right sort of questions.

We are beginning to think about retelling part of the story next week so we have story-boarded our ideas (drawing a picture for each section) ready to write them down.

We are learning the spelling rule of adding ing to words and what to do if a word ends in e.

Friday 16th September


We have continued to think about new beginnings, thought about how we start each new day and remembered that we need to greet God at the beginning of each new day by writing our very own morning prayers.



This week in maths we have been partitioning 2 digit numbers into tens and ones.

We have been repeating the stem sentences for each number that we are looking at.


My whole is 15.

One part is 10.

One part is 5.

Together I have 15.

The children have learnt to draw their own part part whole models and have used jottings or numbers to fill them in.



We have continued to read our Power of Reading book The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith.

We have written expanded noun phrases to describe the setting (the inclusion of a noun described by an adjective), we have described how Max the hedgehog would feel trying to cross the road to get the park and had great fun writing muddled sentences reflecting how Max was speaking once he’d had a bang on the head!

We have continued to learn the rules of how to spell plurals including changing f to a v and adding es.

Friday 9th September


What a good first week we have had! We were all really happy to see the children back and ready for all the new learning and challenges that come from being in Year 2!


This week in English we have begun our first Power of Reading book for Year 2! So far we have discovered it is about a hedgehog. We have thought what we know about hedgehogs already and have spent time thinking what we would like to find out. Some of the questions we have are; can hedgehogs swim? What do they eat? Do they run? What noises do they make?


During Maths we have been learning about teen numbers and how to recognise them. We have used part-part whole models and dienes to find the ten and ones for example 18 has 1 ten and 8 ones. We have also begun the Mastering Number programme using the Rekenreks and have been counting in lots of fun ways!


Our first topic for R.E. in year 2 is Beginnings. We have thought about our new starts and how sometimes they can make us feel anxious, brave or excited. We also looked at the Creation Story from the Book of Genesis and ‘Saw that is was good’. Finally in response to the Creation Story and music by John Burland – God created you and me – we performed a Liturgical dance.


P.E. was especially exciting with our new routine of P.E. kit for the day. This has been an excellent change enabling us to gain extra learning time and less lost socks! We began our gymnastics unit of work by travelling in different ways using apparatus and Mr Peace returned for our specialist games session.


The week ended with a very special service for the whole school at the cathedral, marking the beginning of a new school year and reflecting on the death of Queen Elizabeth II.