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Week beginning – 21/09/2020


Learning Targets

2Ws3 Secure the spelling of high frequency words and common irregular words

2Wo5 To use the structures of familiar stories in developing own writing

2Wa4 Begin to use dialogue in stories

2Wa3 To build and use collection of interesting and significant words

2Wo2 Practise handwriting patterns and the joining of letters

2Ws1 Learn the different common spellings of long vowel phonemes

2Ws2 Apply knowledge of phonemes and spelling patterns in writing independently


-Spelling – Dolch Words – List 3

-Story: ‘The Gift of the Sun’ – Each child wrote a paragraph recalling the beginning, middle and ending of the story using their own words.

-Handwriting Without Tears – Letter ‘h’

-We completed page 4 in the New  Wave Spelling book B- Unit 1. Reviewed long vowel sounds and double consonant sounds


Learning Targets

2Nc1 Find and learn by heart all number pairs to 10 and pairs with a total of 20

2Pt7 Check a subtraction by adding the answer to the smaller number in the original subtraction

2Nc2 To partition all numbers to 20 into pairs and record the related addition and subtraction facts

2Pt3 To explore number problems and puzzles


– Number pairs – What number pairs total 10? We also challenged ourselves and look at number pairs to 20. Using the 100 square, how many tens need to be added to get to 100.

– Partition – How do we make 24? How many tens and units do we need? 20 and 4. We practiced with other numbers and challenged ourselves with larger number to 100.

-‘Timed test’ – differentiated test. The children had to find the answer to the addition sentences within a time limit of 5 minutes



1.01 Know about some of the forms used by artists in their work

1.02 Be able to use a variety of materials and processes

-We looked at a series of paintings, and discussed the way that the artists have handled light and dark in their scenes

-The children got to create a night-time scene using their knowledge of light and dark in paintings. They used black card and oil pastels.


2Pl1 Identify different light sources including the sun

2Ep2 Use first-hand experiences

-We talked about festivals that include lights. Do you have a festival experience you would like to share?


1.02 Know about similarities and differences between different localities

1.14 Be able to communicate their geographical knowledge and understanding in a variety of ways

Using a globe we illustrated night and day by using a torch as the sun. Starting with our current location facing the light. The children were asked if they think it is day or night for them. What about the other country that has been selected? Is it in the light or is it in the dark? We watched some videos about the Earth’s rotation and Day / Night. We learned about some facts. 


1.05 Know that the world extends beyond their own locality and that the places they study exist within a broader geographical context

1.14 Be able to communicate their geographical knowledge and understanding in a variety of ways

-We used pictures as well as videos and descriptions of life in a country that experiences 24-hour winter darkness (polar night) and summer daylight. For example: Iceland, northern Scandinavia, northern Canada and Alaska.



-Shared reading time. Reading and comprehension using ‘The hot van’ Short vowel word families and  ‘My Teddy Bear’ – Reading comprehension and fluency passages


-Growth Mindset -Self – love challenge: Rays of Sun

You are as bright as the SUN! Affirmations remind us of who we are and help us feel happy and confident.


-Read the story, ‘Just because I am’  on Get Epic

Literacy Planet Tasks to complete.