Hi everyone,

The children have had a really busy week and have worked so hard. I am super proud of them and so today we have had our movie treat and some free play this afternoon.

There is also NO HOMEWORK or SPELLINGS for the half term. I would like the children to enjoy the holidays and have a good break, ready for the last part of the term.

Thanks for all your support,
Miss Clough.


Hi everyone,

There will be no homework menu going home this half term. Instead children will be getting weekly spellings, reading and/or Maths tasks to do. These will be given out on Friday and the children will have the following week to complete them.

I shall be taking homework books in every Thursday to mark and then sending them home again on the Friday with the next weeks tasks.

I hope this is all okay,

Many Thanks,

Miss Clough.

Happy New Year

Welcome back!

I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. It was great to see all the children back and in such good form this week.


We have started work on multiplication this week. Our focus has been on making equal groups and writing corresponding number sentences using addition. Eg. I have 3 groups of 5.

5 + 5 + 5 = 15.


Children have been continuing on with their read, write, inc. We will also be preparing for a visit later this term from Steve Antony. He is the Author and illustrator of the books ‘The Queen’s handbag and I’ll wait, Mr Panda’. Our afternoon work will be focused around these books and I shall keep you all updated with the work the children produce.

Art & Design

I introduced the topic of ‘puppets’ this week. The children were delighted and very eager to get to work. We will not actually be making puppets for a few weeks as we will need to focus on joining materials, planning and designing first but I am excited to see the children so engaged.

Spellings will go out today. Children can complete these on the spelling hub website or in their books. A new homework menu has also been given out so they can set about completing some tasks of it before the end of this term.

Times table test will be Monday next week due to Mrs Crowe being in with Year 2 that day. Hope that is all okay.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Clough.

School Trip

Just a reminder to get your trip letters back in as soon as possible so that your child is able to come on our trip on 7th December. I have had quite a few parents ask about coming, which is hugely appreciated. As it stands we have got enough adults but thank you for all the offers. I shall keep that in mind as next terms trip approaches.

Also in class this week we have started practicing the Christmas play. If children could be learning their lines as much as possible that would be brilliant. They can do this instead of their school reading book as long as it is noted down in their reading record. Don’t panic about costumes. A letter will be going out towards the end of this week.

Have a good week,

Miss Clough.

Maths practice


This might help children to navigate around a number square. Working on adding ones and tens would be really beneficial, as well as starting to build on their mental recall of facts. Thanks, Miss Clough.

This week in Year 2

Just an update on what we have been learning in Year 2 this week.


We have been adding 2 two digit numbers this week in Maths. Children have been introduced to using the number line method to support this. It would be really useful if you could work on mental addition with the children. Number bonds to ten and addition and subtraction of ten numbers so that children can become more fluent with their number facts to support their work. We will be moving on to subtraction next week as well as solving word problems using our new skills.


Our topic this half term has been materials. Children have already carried out an investigation which involved finding the best paper towel to absorb water. The made predications about what would happen and recorded their results using a chart. They could then evaluate what they found out.

We have also looked at natural and man made materials, where they could be found and what objects we have around school that are made from natural and man made materials.


Our class text text is The Christmasaurus. It has been so lovely to see so many children with their own copy. This is not essential but nice for the children to participate in Class Reading. The only rule is they must not read ahead of where we are at in Class.

Enjoy the rest of your week,

Miss Clough.

Design a school competition…

A competition sheet to design a school has been sent home with the children this week. All entries will be entered into a nation wide competition to win the opportunity to have their design made into a real Lego model! We will be also have a few small prizes for a chosen winner from each class. We hope you enjoy this task and ask if completed entries can be returned to no later than Friday 30th November, happy designing everyone! 👍

Homework and spellings.

Due to reading practice and the church service this afternoon we have not done a spelling test today. However, children have still got new spellings and a new homework menu in their homework books.
Can I also remind children to log on to spelling shed as well if possible.

Miss Clough.

Homework update

Due to several questions and a lot of information being given out at irregular intervals I have put together an overview of homework and home tasks to try and help.


Reading weekly – recorded in reading records.
Times table practice – either in times table books or using TTRockstars (App login details in blue times table book).

Homework Menu – Children should select at least 2 pieces of this to complete before each half term holiday and put in homework books, bring in as a 3D piece or upload via purple mash (purple mash log in details in back of homework book).

Spellings – Spelling tasks will be given out each Friday and expected to be completed before the following Friday, when children will have their test. We are using an app called Spelling Shed and I will set the most up to date spelling rule using the app so children can also log in and practice at home. I will be able to see how many spellings children are getting right and be kept up to date with their progress – this does not have to be done on the app and can just be done using the paper worksheet sent home but I would recommend it where possible as I think children will find it more engaging and it is brilliant spelling practice each week (log in details in the back of homework books).

Additional/optional tasks:

Reading journal tasks – these can be completed as and when children wish and are not expected but just additional activities to go alongside their own personal reading (not school reading books).

IDL – Another online spelling programme we are using in Class to promote and extend children’s spelling knowledge, it is really good to link reading and spellings and the children enjoy using it (log in details in the back of homework books).

I hope this clarifies and clears up any confusion.
Many Thanks, Miss Clough.

Year 2 Spellings and Reading Activities.

Hi everyone, I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Just two quick notices from last week.

Due to Mrs Wickes and myself swapping between the two groups we have given them both new names so that the children know what spellings they should be practicing each week. The groups are the Wildflowers and the Tigers. I shall try and post a picture of the spellings each week but they should always be stuck in the front of the homework books ready for children to practice and children will know what group they are in.

Reading records:
In the front of the reading records I have put in some reading journal activities. These can be done as and when the children wish and can be put in their homework books along with any other work they complete at home. Some will be selected and photocopied to go into our class reading journal so that everyone can see the children interacting with their reading books.

Thanks, Miss Clough.