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Class Teacher : Miss Pickston

Specailised Reading Teacher: Mrs Maxfield 


​Welcome back to year 2!  A big focus for us this first half term will be assessment and childrens welbeing.  



​Literacy ​
Week 1 (7.9.20)   dont eat the teacher.jpg
This week the children are looking at the story "Dont eat the Teacher" by Nick ward.
The children will use the text to creat rules for Samm shark and out own classroom rules.
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letter "a"
Week 2 (14.9.20) 
This week the children are looking at the text "Back to School Rules" by Laurie Friedman.
the children will continue to discuss the classroom rules created last week focusing on the order of importance and how they should be presented in the classroom.
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Week 3 (21.9.20) 

This week the children will begin to look at the features of instruction texts- children will be leaning about featuers including:


imperative verbs

instruction order

bullet points

things we need

the children will take part in a range of activities to indentify these featuers in different instructional text and to use imperative verbs correctly.

Children will begin to write their own instruction texts based on the glitter bottles we made last week.  


Week 4 (28.9.20)

This week the children will cntinue to create their own instructions for glitter bottles using all the featuers introduced last week.

The children will also be assessed on writing a set of instructions independently for a daily activiy e.g washing their hands.


Week 5 (5.10.20)

This week the children will focus on the difference between fiction and non fiction texts. Children will complete sorting activities and begin to be introduced to the featueres of a nonfiction text including:

contents page





Week 1 (7.9.20)  

One more/less and two more/less- children will complete a range of activities both independenlty and adult led based arund working out number more or less than a given number up to 20.

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Week 2 (14.9.20) 

Counting- this weks activities will encourage orral and phyiscal counting of objects up to 50. Children will be encouraged to count a range of objects up to 50, read and write numbers  up to 50 independently. 

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 Week 3 (21.9.20) 

Place value- this week we will be looking at place value of 2 digit numbers up to 50. the children will be encouraged to red and write a range of 2 digit numbers upto 50 and state the value of each digit using tens and ones.

e.g 24- 2 tens and 4 ones.basketball.jpg

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Week 4 (28.9.20)

Place value- this week children will continue to look at place value and focus on partitioning numbers into tens and ones- most children will continue to work with numbers to 50 some children will be challenged with biffer numbers.


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Week 5 (5.10.20)

This week children will be revisiting all the activities ccovered so far in preperation for assessments next week.



Week 1 (7.9.20)   bag of worries.png

This week the children are looking at the book "The Huge Bag of Worries" by Virginia Ironside.

While reading this text the children will disuss a range of methods the character and ourselves can use if we feel worried. Children will design their own woeey monster and create a worry box to keep any worries they have inside.


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Mindfulness- This week the children will take part in a range of activities linked to mindfulless including yoga, making our own gilliter bottles and creating soom autumn doodle art pictuers.


Week 3 (21.9.20) 

Be yourself- this week the children will start to loook at the topic "be yourself" the children will discuss things that make us special before talking about make others special. The main focus will be for children to understand that its ok to be different.


Week 4 (28.9.20)

This week the children will continue with the topic "Be yourself" but will mve focus to discuss feelings and how they affect us both on the inside and the outside. 


Week 5 (5.10.20)

This week is "Kindness week" in year 2. The children will take part in a range of discussions and activities based around what it means to be kind and how we can show kindness including a kindness poster compertition and looking at synonyms for the word kind. 






Dates to remember:

Wednesday 2nd September 2020- Return to school. ​

Friday 23rd October 2020-School closes for half term.

Monday 2nd November 2020- INSET-school closed.

Tuesday 3rd November 2020-Back to school.

Friday 18th December 2020- School closes for Christmas.

Monday 4th January 2021- INSET-school closed.

Tuesday 5th January 2021- Back to school.

Friday 12th February 2021- School closes for half term.

Monday 22nd February 2021- INSET-school closed.

Tuesday 23rd February 2021- Back to school.

Thursday 1st April 2021- School closes for Spring break.

Monday 19th April 2021- Back to school

Monday 3rd May 2021- School closed for May day.

Tuesday 4th May 2021 -Back to school.

Friday 28th May 2021- School closes for Whit.

Monday 7th June 2021- INSET-school closed.

Tuesday 8th th June 2021- INSET-school closed.

Wednesday 9th June 2021 -Back to school.

Thursday 22nd July 2021- School closes for Summer.



Useful Information

P.E Wednesday Mornings- Children to come to school in thier Full PE kit and their school Jumper. PE this half term is Yoga!

Homework - Reading books will be sent home on a Friday and need to be returned by Tuesday.

Spellings​we are currently in the middle of assessing the children in phonics. Spellings will resume when all assessments have been completed.

After School Clubs - No after school clubs this half term.



​​Don't forget, we also have a class Facebook page (Weston Point Pickston  where you can keep up to date with important information. You can also view photos ​of your child busy enjoying their learning. If you are not yet on the Facebook page feel free to ask for a permission slip.

Home school learning


Here is where you will find any school work to complete if at home isolating or lockdown.



Cursive Letter Formation Powerpoint with Rhymes Alt F.ppt









​​Some useful websites


​Literacy​ ​Numeracy​Other

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Have fun with phonics here

Lots of games to pla​y!




'Guess the number'

using Splat Square


Science games
and activities

Lots of great e-Books to read
for FREE!


Whack-a-mole in steps of 2, 5 and 10





Top Marks Interactive games

BBC Bitesize Maths
games for Key Stage 1
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Click here to play stop the clock! Stop the clock when it's on the correct time.

BBC Bitesize Maths
games for Key Stage 1


BBC Bitesize Maths
games for Key Stage 1





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Making amounts using
the exact coins