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Year 2 - Elm

Summer 1  

This term Elm Class will be investigating all things to do with the beach!! We have already been Beachcombers and had a trip to the Beach where we looked carefully at living and non-living things. We looked out for coastal birds and some of us heard skylarks! They had very tuneful songs but were hard to see against the sky!  We collected lots of interesting and unusual

things including a mermaid's purse and bladderwrack. Sadly there was lots and lots of rubbish too.



From this we are find out more about sea animals and plants  have adapted to their habitats. We are hoping to complete experiments to see how long rubbish takes to decompose in sea water.



It would be helpful if the children could practise their handwriting over the next few days. Remember:-

  • capitals are not joined to other letters
  • letters should be of an even size
  • writing on the line
  • finger spaces and punctuation


  All children will have their spellings to practise 


  • In maths children could practise their skip counting of 2, 3, 5 and 10 x tables and some simple divisions.


  • To fit in with our topic of Muck, Mess and Mixtures perhaps the children could try some tasks such as :-


  • Cook something with a grown up and create a picture record of what they have done. 
  • Go shopping and  buy a food they've never eaten before.
  •  In the bath, use a measuring jug to measure different amounts of water. Create a capacity problem and bring them into school for other children to solve.
  • Make a slush drink by freezing a cup of juice. How long does it take to freeze? How about making different coloured drinks by mixing different juices? Record your investigation in a scientific report.
  •  Set up a melting experiment. Take two or three glasses and fill them with the same number of ice cubes. Put them in different places and see which melts first. Do the ice cubes melt faster if you stir them? Present your investigation in a digital format.
  • Write a poem with the title ‘Muck, mess and mixtures’. Include some exciting adjectives and read it aloud to the class.



  Have fun and hopefully see you all next week

                                     Mrs Kruber 


Elm Class 

It is 2018 and we have an exciting start to this term. In Maths we are learning about subtraction and then multiplication. We are using a new method for our literacy that enables the best writing for all children. The first trip this year is to Norwich Castle which links to our topic on Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. I will put topic work pictures in the links below and pictures relevant to each topic in those folders.

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