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Week beginning – 23/11/2020


Learning Targets – TBAT

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

2Rx2 Read and follow simple instructions

2R06 Read aloud with increased accuracy, fluency and expression

2Wo2 Practise handwriting patterns and the joining of letters

2Ws1 Learn the different common spellings of long vowel phonemes and other sounds


-Spelling –Dolch Words – List 7 (the first ten words)

-Instructions – The children got to choose which recipe they would like to write the instructions for. They got to write up instructions on how to make someone special happy.

-Handwriting Without Tears – Letter ‘y’

-Phonics and Spelling – We  read and wrote words with /ow/ such as ‘cow’.

-New Wave Spelling book pgs 62-63, Unit 16


Learning Targets – TBAT

2Gs1 Sort, name , describe, visualise and draw 2D shapes referring to their properties; recognise common 2D shapes in different positions and orientations

2Gs2Sort, name, describe and make 3D shapes referring to their properties, recognise 2D drawings of 3D shapes

2Pt9 Identify simple relationships between shapes

2G3 Identify reflective symmetry in patterns and 2D shapes; draw lines of symmetry

2Nc11 To add and subtract a single digit to and from a two digit number


– 2D and 3D shapes -We reviewed the names of the shapes and identified their properties in terms of number of faces, edges and corners (vertices). The children had to find objects which represent a 3D shape in their home. We learned some new names of 2D shapes such as pentagon, hexagon, octagon and how some shapes are irregular.

-The children created their own symmetrical patterns on a grid.

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



The children drew a picture of what they think electricity looks like. We sorted their pictures into groups: Energy devices, Electricity in Nature, Electric Power, Symbols. The children what they would like to learn more about.


Learning Targets

1.04 Be able, with help, to conduct simple investigations

1.25 Know about the uses of different materials

1.27 Be able to describe similarities and differences between materials

1.28 Be able to sort materials into groups according to their properties


We used  a balloon and rubbed it in the hair. We experimented with a variety of materials and observed to see which objects would stick to the balloon. We did the same with a plastic object, a metal spoon and a wooden pencil. The recorded their observations in their IPC book


Learning Targets

2Pm1 Recognise the components of simple circuits involving cells (batteries) 

2Pm2 Know how a switch can be used to break a circuit

1.02 Be able to pose simple scientific questions


We did a Show and Tell of battery operated toys. Each child got to explain how their toy works and what it can do. They drew it in their IPC books and wrote a few sentences explaining how it works.

We discussed the following: When the battery is connected to the toy, the energy in the battery is released. We discussed the positive and negative symbols on the battery and show how they must match up the symbols in the toy to the battery. Why do some toys have one battery and others have two or more batteries?



-Shared reading time. Reading and comprehension using ‘Swim’ Short vowel word families and  ‘At the dentist’ – Reading comprehension and fluency passages


-Growth Mindset – Gratitude Challenge – My gratitude list . The children wrote down things they are grateful for next to each word.


Literacy Planet Tasks to complete.