Year 2 - Autumn 1

Welcome to Year 2!

A recipe for a good friend! 

At the start of Autumn 1 we used On Sudden Hill as our text driver. 

This gave us a fabulous reason to do some deconstructed role play with some cardboard boxes Miss Selby had in her junk modelling cupboard! 


We then wrote some recipes for a good friend! We thought about what skills a person needs to be a good friend, and how we could create some instructions! 

Friendship and Dinosaurs! 

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Autumn 1 Maths

The children have worked incredibly hard in Maths already this year! It is fairly safe to say that one of their favourite discoveries in Year 2 is that they are allowed to use their tables as whiteboard!!! 


They have thought about: 

  • Number bonds to 10 and 20
  • partitioning numbers into tens and ones
  • finding 1 more and 1 less 
  • finding 10 more and 10 less
  • finding multiples of 10 more
  • using the <,> and  = signs 
  • using money to find different combinations of coins to create the same amount. 
  • Using money in a real life context in our curiosity shop. 

The children have finished the half term by thinking about measurement of length. We began by measuring objects in the classroom in cm, the children have then been investigating just how long some of those dinosaurs were. so far we have particularly astounded by the Brachiosaurus which was 26m long. The children have had a fabulous using a meter wheel to measure these really long lengths! 

Is this your dinosaur? 

We had a prehistoric visitor arrive in class later in the half term! We named him Callum after the class made name suggestions and also voted on their favorite name. It has been very confusing for some of us! 


Callum explained to our phonics dinosaur, Tom, that he had lost his family in The Forest of Bere so we decided to do some lost and found posters to help him find his family!