Purple 2021 - 2022

Mrs Hornby

Mrs Buckley

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We are a year 2 class taught by Mrs Hornby (Monday,Tuesday) and Mrs Buckley (Wednesday-Friday)

We strive to 'Be the Best we can be" whilst having fun


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What are we learning in the SpringTerm?



Multiplication and Division-We will recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers, calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×), division (÷) and equals (=) signs, solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.

Statistics-interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables, ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity.

Length and Height-solve problems with addition and subtraction: choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels, compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =.

Properties of Shape-identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line, identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces, compare and sort common 2-D and 3-D shapes and everyday objects, order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences.

Fractions - find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity, find, name and write fractions 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity, write simple fractions for example, 1/2 of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2


NumBotsis a self-paced educational platform combined with an interactive, robot-immersed game. The aim of NumBots is to ensure children develop a core understanding of maths from an early age, establishing a strong mathematical foundation which they can build upon as they progress through their education. Numbots will form part of the children’s maths homework, but it is intended that the children access the platform a little but often.




We will develop our English skills across a range of  genres and text types. This term, our learning will centre around one particular high quality text; The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward. Our writing purpose will be to narrate and to instruct (instructions on how to build a habitat).

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History will be our focus for the first half of the Spring Term. Our focus of study will be Kings and Queens. This unit will teach your child about the significant British monarchs in history since 1066.

After the half term holiday we will be switching to our geography unit called Wonderful World. We will explore the position of the seven continents and five oceans of the world.


We will be re-capping on how to use and create algorithms and will be using the computer programmes Turtle Logo and Scratch to create pictures and follow routes using and creating commands.


Spring B - Dips and Dippers. Using a range of tools and ingredients, the children will learn to create a healthy dip.


Spring A – Let’s Sculpt! In this unit, children will be introduced to three sculptors: Michelle Reader, Jill Townsley and Eva Rothschild. The children will make their own sculptures using a range of unusual materials: recycled materials, boxes, plastic spoons and marshmallows. The children will learn about figurative and abstract sculptures, and think about shapes and materials.


'Scientists and Inventors’ This unit will teach your child about famous scientists and inventors. We will learn about the invention of the waterproof coat, and will explore other waterproof materials by carrying out simple tests. The children will find out about the work of doctors, and will learn about Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first woman doctor in Britain. They will learn about how germs are spread, looking at the work of Louis Pasteur and carrying out a fun experiment to prove how far germs can spread in a few minutes. We will learn about Rachel Carson and her research on ocean habitats. Finally, the children will learn about the development of wind turbines and how this invention is used to generate power.


Christianity is the focus for the Spring Term in RE. We will be looking at The Church building, worship and The Church as a community of people. Key Questions we will consider are: What is worship? What can we find out about Christianity by visiting a local church? Why is the church important? After half term, we will think about Easter and ask: How & why do Christians celebrate Easter? Why are some symbols / objects special for Christians?


We will explore sound, pitch and beat in a variety of pieces of music this term.


PE: Indoor sessions on a Wednesday afternoon will dance and will be delivered by Sports Coaching Group coaches. Outdoor sessions will be on a Friday afternoon and delivered by Mrs Buckley. These sessions will centre around Health Related Exercise. On these days, please send your child to school in their full PE kit. Please ensure children have adequate PE kit: navy shorts and light blue t-shirt. A navy tracksuit on colder days. For both lessons it is essential that children with pierced ears have either plasters to cover their earrings or earrings be taken out.


Maths: If we feel your child needs to consolidate or finish their work, we will send a copy for you to complete with your child at home. In addition to any homework given,  children can access maths games(NumBots, TTRockstars) to hep improve mathematical fluency and to engage and improve times table knowledge. We will post Talk Maths homework activities on Class Dojo. This is a great way for your child to share  the skills and strategies they are using in school. We would also encourage you to practise the 2,5 and 10 X tables at home with your child. 5 minutes at breakfast or in the car is a great way to add it in to your day without it becoming too onerous. If they become confident with these, try the 3,4 X tables too (Including related division facts).

English: Homework will focus on reading and comprehension this term. We will post a short text with questions to accompany the text each week.

Children are expected to complete their homework using the same standard of presentation as would be expected in class.

Reading: Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays. Please send your child in with their books each day as they could be heard reading any day of the week.

Please continue to support the use the ‘Bug Club’ at home. This is a valuable resource in helping develop your child's reading and comprehension skills. We have found that children who regularly access ‘Bug Club’ books at home progress more quickly than those who don’t. Reading is fundamental to the wider academic and personal development of children and the need for children to read widely from a broad and challenging range of texts is even more crucial this term, due to the protracted absence from school during the past year. We will also be using these books during guided reading.

spelling shed.jpgSpelling Shed:

Spelling Shed logins will be in the diaries. The expectation will be that your child works on a weekly spelling list of 10 spellings. There are activities and games on the website to support the learning of these spellings. A spelling test will take place each Friday morning. There are activities and games on the website to support the learning of these spellings. The spelling lists for Autumn will  be sent to you via Class Dojo. The lists will also be available to view on this class page. 


Secrets of Success:

In Purple Class we work hard to achieve the Secrets of Success. Throughout this year, we will be looking for ways to encourage the children to achieve success.

Try new things - If you never try, you’ll never know.
Work hard – Its not luck or looks that make you successful, its all about the effort. 
Concentrate – Learn to focus, tune out distractions and be mindful.
Push yourself – Fight your fears and learn to push past doubts.
Imagine – Have ideas and don’t be scared of being wrong.
Improve – Keep advancing, bit by bit. Success never comes in one giant step.
Understand others – Learn to listen, listen to learn about others.
Don’t give up – Sir Winston Churchill said ‘Success isn’t final, failure isn’t fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.’



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