Beside the Seaside


Our topic this term is Beside the Seaside. We be using texts such as Flotsam and The Storm Whale to write stories and develop our use of language. We will also be looking at Non-Fiction texts about pirates to find out about them.

In History, we will learn about seaside holidays in the past and how they were different to holidays today.  In Geography we will look at aerial photographs of the seaside and islands and identify human and physical features.  

In Science we are looking at animals and their habitats, finding out what a habitat is and exploring different habitats, especially in our wildlife area.  We will also look at how animals get their food by exploring food chains.   

To see the Long Term Plan for Year 2 click here.


Damson Class - Year 2

Our Superstar this week is Lewis. The Headteacher Superstar is Erin.

Look at what we have been learning in Damson class.

We visited Tiptree Library and looked at all the different books.  We also had great fun at Layer Marney Tower learning about the Great Fire of London.


Our Learning Behaviours 

We have been talking about what makes us a successful learner.  We have looked at different learning behaviours that show how we are challenging ourselves, such as working together with others, staying focused and never giving up.   This helps us when we are challenging ourselves!



 In Maths lessons we are working on  multiplication and division for the 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables. we have been using pictures, objects and making arrays to help us.  We will also be applying this knowledge to help us solve problems. 

Fast Maths

We have been practising adding two one digit numbers so we can become fluent.  We have been trying to beat our own score to show that we have improved and then we try to beat our own time to achieve a personal best.


Reading - Please read at least 3 times at home each week.  We are also counting how many times we read at home to get our Bronze (50 reads), Silver (100 reads) and Gold (200 reads) awards. 

Don't forget to log on to Bug Club too so you can practising reading and answering questions with these books. Bug Club Link

Spelling - New spellings will be sent home every Friday.  Practise these ready for the spelling test next Friday. Try and practise writing spelling words in a sentence too as this will help you learn them.  Spellings are also displayed on our class notice board in the playground.  Keep practising these spellings and spelling patterns so they can be used confidently when you are writing. 

Maths - Play your Maths game at home and record how you did in your Maths diary. Remember to bring your game back to school on a Thursday. Don't forget to use Mathletics at home too, your log-in details are in your Reading Diary.    Mathletics link