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Pine (Y2)

Term 6 – Week 6

It has been a great week in Pine Class. We had a great time on Tuesday for our seaside theme day. We got crafty and made our own sunshine using plates and issue paper, we coloured fish and made a lovely collage. We loved having vanilla ice cream with sprinkles! We spent time thinking about how to stay safe in the sun and ways to keep ourselves cool. In Maths we have been reading different temperatures on thermometers and making comparisons between what is hot and cold.   

Term 6 – Week 5

It has been another busy week in Pine Class. In Maths we have been thinking about the difference between capacity and volume – ask your child if they can tell you about this. We had a great time making predictions and then finding out how many cups of water would fit into various containers. In English we have started our new book, The Secret of Black Rock. We have enjoyed exploring the characters and retelling the story to each other. We loved spending two afternoons with our new classes. As a treat on Friday afternoon we made our own England flags. Come on England!

Term 6 - Week 4 

We have had a great week in Pine Class. We have loved taking part in Commando Joe’s. At the start of the week our missions were all based on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We had to help Goldilocks find her way out of the forest and negotiate her way over the river. At the end of week the missions were based on Little Red Riding Hood and we had a great time collecting apples for grandma. We had to make it safety across the bridge and then had to creep through the wood without waking the wolf. Ask your child to tell you which part they enjoyed best!

Term 6 - Week 3

This week in Pine class we have enjoyed writing adventure stories based on the story of Flotsam. We focused on adding lots of description to our setting and thinking about the dilemmas we could include in our stories, to make it exciting for the reader.


In Science, we were thinking about the weather, we watched a clip of the weather and spoke about what the different symbols means. We created our own weather charts – the children were really creative and made them look fab. 


We have been learning words that have the /l/ or /ul/ sound spelled ‘-le’ at the end of the words, for example, table and apple. Ask your child if they can remember any of them!  


Have a wonderful weekend! 

Term 6 - Week 2


This week in English we’ve been continuing reading Flotsam. We are working towards writing our own adventure story, we have created our own characters and setting. It’s been great hearing all of the lovely adjectives to describe the settings. Our settings include; candy lands, under the sea, the beach, towns, houses and much more. We are very much looking forward to starting our stories.


In science we went outside to observe the different signs of summer, we have been lucky to have such sunny lovely weather early on this week. The children noted the insects they saw as well as colourful flowers and green leaves. Have a wonderful weekend!

Term 6 Week 1

Hello everyone and welcome back to Term 6! Towards the bottom of our Class page you will find the 50 Point Project for Term 6. 


This week we started a new book in English called Flotsam. At the start of the week we began making predictions about what might happen next in the book. We have

been using lots of descriptive words and sentences.


In Geography we have begun learning about the seaside, using maps to help us identify seaside locations! It's been lovely sharing all the different seasides we have visited. 


For Maths we have continued learning about the time. We have been talking about how many seconds are in a minute, how many minutes are in an hour and how many hours are in a day. We have also been learning about the difference between AM and PM.


Next week, on Friday 18th we are hoping to have a trip to the secondary school for the Year 2 Cricket Skills Festival. More details will follow next week but the children will be asked to wear their PE kit into school on Friday (as well as Wednesday).


Have a great weekend!

Term 5 Week 6 

This week in Geography we did a fun quiz to round up this term's learning. The quiz covered capital cities, house types, food in the UK, London landmarks and name the flag - we had lots of high scores! 


In Maths we have been looking at word problems. We have been developing our skills by using a number line technique to support our addition and subtraction. 


This is our last week of looking at the story 'Wolf Won't Bite'. We have looked at coordinating conjunctions, matching contracted words with their extended form and have built up to writing our own story from the wolf's perspective. Have a lovely half term!

Term 5 - Week 5 

This week in English we began a new book called ‘Wolf Won’t Bite’. The children took part in a clue trail on Monday to help them make a prediction about the story. We have listened to different versions of the three little pigs to gain a better understanding of why the pigs might be treating the wolf a certain way in the story. 


In Science we have been learning about the different plants we can eat. We looked at root vegetables, stem vegetables, flowers and fruit.


For Geography we decided on a place we would like to live and discussed why we would like to live there. We also talked about what type of house we would like to live in, such as; a cottage, a detached house, a terraced house or a flat. We drew pictures to support our writing


Term 5 – Week 4

This week in Geography we used our prior knowledge to create a comparison between Carterton and London. In groups we wrote facts about Carterton and London, we were able to understand that Carterton has a population of thousands of people, whereas, London has millions of people living there!  This week has been our final week of reading Tidy in English. We have been looking at letters of apology, building up to writing our own letter of apology for Pete the badger to his animal friends in the forest. We have focused on questions suitable for an apology and what makes a good question. We have all really enjoyed the story!



Term 5 – Week 3

We have had a busy week with lots of lovely learning taking place. In Maths, we spent the start of the week thinking about number facts and using the part-whole model to help us. Towards the end of the week, we started to think about Position and Direction – we had great fun using the words: left, right, up, down, forwards and backwards to give directions to each other. In Science we checked in on our plant experiment, we couldn’t believe it when we saw that the seed that had been given no sunlight but water had grown the most! We then enjoyed a walk around the school grounds to see what trees and plants we could find. We found lots and had to use an app to find out the names of some of them. Ask your child if they can remember any of the plants/trees they saw.

Classroom pictures

Welcome to Pine Class!


Hello everyone, I am Mrs Dunn and I teach in Pine Class on a Wednesday afternoon, a Thursday and a Friday. This is my 5th year working at CPS, I have loved meeting all the wonderful children and helping them learn during this time. I am looking forward to returning to school after being on maternity leave, I have a baby girl called Penny who keeps me very busy!


Hello, I'm Mrs Lewis and I teach Pine Class on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. I've worked at Carterton Primary School for many happy years and I've taught lots of wonderful children. I live with my husband, my daughter, our dog, Buddy and our house rabbit, Twinkle.


We are looking forward to welcoming you back and have been planning lots of exciting things. In Pine Class we will be working extremely hard but having great fun while we do it. It is important that we try our best. We will be continuing to make sure we use our phonics to help us read and to help with our spelling. We will develop all the skills needed so that we can write in full sentences and make them exciting!  Place value knowledge will be important during Year 2, being able to spilt numbers into 100s, 10s and 1s will help with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division so it is very important!


You will find our class timetable below. It is important to drink plenty of water so please make sure you have a water bottle in school every day.


Parents, please keep an eye on our class page as this is where you will find lots of information about what Pine class have been doing and dates/information to remember. Please do not hesitate to contact to us if you have anything you would like to discuss about our class and your child’s learning.



Summer 2 50 Point Challenge

Useful Information

For Term 6 there will be no PE on Tuesday. Outdoor PE will be on a Thursday until further notice. Please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in outdoor weather appropriate PE kit.

Thank you.

Below you will find a list of words that Year 2 children are expected to be able to read and write by the end of Year 2