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08/05/2015 at 3:21 PM


This week in numeracy, we have been recapping division and multiplication. The children have been  answering questions using number lines with the knowledge that multiplication is repeated addition and division is repeated subtraction.

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The children have been practising the strategies they have been taught and have been applying them to worded problems.


In literacy, we have continued the work on report writing. The children have been researching Zoo animals and have planned and written a report. I have been very impressed with the children’s writing. They are explaining the information, organising sections of writing into paragraphs and really thinking about the audience they are writing too.
In science, we have been classifying animals. The five groups we have been learning about are mammals, reptiles, fish, amphibians and birds. The children had to classify Nocturnal animals and some children were able to explain why they belonged to each group.
Next week, the children are going  to be learning lots of facts about Nocturnal animals. There are some useful websites below.
Enjoy the weekend!
Miss Hutchinson


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Becoming Nocturnal Animal experts!

08/05/2015 at 6:06 AM


With another exciting Sleep Over planned for June 20th, we are all very excited about the range of activities we will be hosting at our North Nature Centre. I’m hoping that as the children are becoming such experts they will be able to help me run the activities during the day….. and for the evening we are even planning a NOCTURNAL event!

Next week we are going to become experts on ‘Nocturnal Animals!’ They have the task set for their Learning Log and we will also be learning about nocturnal animals in class. Each day, I shall post more links to different animals.

Look out for our ‘Mastermind’ quizzes which we will post at the end of the week! Here are some links to help you find lots of facts, as well as links to a couple of songs we have been learning ( The last picture link is to the Night animal song).

Can you add the facts you learn as comments on this post?

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Another busy week in 2F.

02/05/2015 at 7:18 AM


In Literacy this week we have been continuing our learning about writing information reports. Excited by the school Camp Over in June, we have been creating information leaflets about mini-beasts which we will be using as part of the range of activities in our North Nature Centre.
Madame Dragon has again helped by producing a useful sheet with tips to super report writing.
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The children have saved their work on Purple Mash, so they may like to show you their work and possibly even add another paragraph of information. I let the children choose what they would like to write a report about next week; most of the class have chosen to write a report on pets and a smaller group are writing about dinosaurs. We will also be starting our new topic- Nocturnal Animals and we will be creating some quizzes and Top Trump Cards about these. Here are some links to sites about nocturnal animals, so that you can begin to find some facts!

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In Maths we have been revisiting addition and subtraction and applying our learning to solving problems. Next week, we will be revisiting multiplication and division.

Well done to everyone for really challenging themselves this week. Enjoy your three day weekend, and I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday. 🙂

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2H News!

01/05/2015 at 3:59 PM


What a busy couple of weeks we have had back at school. There has been so much going on.

Firstly, you may have been intrigued as to why there are pictures of the children outside the classroom holding strange looking models!  They are bug rooms which the children  made in DT. All of the rooms were put together to make a hotel (pictured below) which is in the Conservation Area attracting lots of bugs!

The children completed some excellent planning for this project and were able to develop and build on original plans to make their end product more sustainable to the weather! They explored the school grounds for bug hotels that we currently have and also used ideas from bug hotels seen at Rodley Nature Reserve and Skelton Grange. It was a very messy but enjoyable project!



This week in literacy, the children have been learning how to write a ‘Non-chronological Report’ based on Minibeasts. Next week, they are going to be planning and writing their own report on zoo animals ensuring they include an introduction, three sections of information and a conclusion. We are also going to be learning about Nocturnal animals. We are going to classify Nocturnal animals and begin to look at their features as well as discussing how these animals have adapted to their environment.

In numeracy, we have been developing and applying addition and subtraction strategies. Most children are now partitioning and recombining numbers to add and subtract and some children have also progressed to more formal methods (column addition and subtraction).

Partitioning and recombining example:

23 + 13 = 36

20 + 10 = 30

3 + 3 = 6

30 + 6 = 36

Some children use pictures and equipment to support this.

As well as this, the children were sent on a hunt around school to find some dragon eggs! Each egg had a number on which was a part of a number sequence. The children had to find their eggs and then put the numbers in the correct sequence. Examples of sequences included going up in steps of 2, 5, 10 and 3. Some children’s sequences included minus numbers and some children had more complex sequences that came from different directions.

Here are the egg finders:

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Today was ‘The S Factor’ final. Paige bravely presented her experiment in front of the whole school and won a prize for the best experiment in Year 2! Paige spoke really well in front of her audience and performed her experiment superbly. Well done to  Paige and to everyone else that auditioned. 2H had the most entries out of the whole school!


Enjoy the long weekend and I will see you on Tuesday!

Miss Hutchinson

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Miles experiments and the ‘S’ factor in 2F

01/05/2015 at 12:43 PM


photo 2 (2)Today we watched the brilliant ‘S’ Final! It was amazing to see the wonderful experiments and scientists, chosen by each class.

Miles represented 2F and we were all very proud of him. He showed his experiment and explained it with such confidence. Well done! It was great to see that his sister, Evie, was also representing her class and they exchanged glances and smiles to encourage each other.

Miles preformed his experiment back in class for us all. Here is the video.

We are hoping that he will create a leaflet to tell us all more about his experiment too.

Well done also to all our 2F scientists, who each received a special certificate back in class.


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S Factor Mania!

28/04/2015 at 7:04 PM


What an exciting afternoon we have had in 2F. We had ten contestants battling it out in the heats of S Factor, each desperately hoping to be put through to Friday’s final:
Jasroop and Hafsah wowed us with their lava lamps made with vinegar, oil and alka- selter.
Phoebe (via video link) made an amazing exploding volcano.
Amelia performed a brilliant colour magic investigation using cabbage juice and different household products.
Charlie’s ‘How to Make a Rainbow’ was very well presented and included video and a power-point presentation!
Macey amazed us by making static electricity using just a comb and her hair. She then used the static electricity from the comb to make running water from the tap bend!
Nina’s floating and sinking investigation was very informative and clear.
Rosemary made a brilliant ‘Fizz Inflator’ using vinegar and baking powder.
Evie’s glitter tornado really impressed everyone!

All these entries and presentations were brilliant and we are very proud of everyone who took part. After the children performed their investigations, the children had a private vote to decide the overall winner….

And the overall winner voted for by the children was Miles with his Flying Electric Disk!

Well done Miles and good luck in Friday’s final.

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