Monthly Archives: January 2017


Next week in Maths we will be learning more about money and how to find the correct change from amounts up to £2.


The children need to be able to recognise all the coins to £2 and know how many of each small coin (1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p & 50p) are needed to make £1.  They also need to be able to say which coins they would use to make different amounts of money.  Which coins would you need to make: 31p, 54p, £1.78, £2.82, £3.15, £4.93?

Shape Buildings

Take a look at the shape buildings that we created during our Maths session on Monday.  Choose one of the pictures and reply telling us the name of the 3D shape.

We have also explored which 2D shapes are used to make up a 3D shape.  Can you work out which shapes we are describing?  Reply with the number of the question and the 3D shape you think is the answer.

What am I?

  1. I am a 3D shape made up from 2 circles and 1 rectangle.
  2. I am a 3D shape made up from 4 rectangles and 2 squares.
  3. I am a 3D shape made up from 6 squares.
  4. I am a 3D shape made up from 1 continuous face.
  5. I am a 3D shape made up from 1 square and 4 triangles.
  6. I am a 3D shape made up from 4 triangles.
  7. I am a 3D shape made up from 3 rectangles and 2 triangles.

Capacity Problems

We have been really busy this week comparing capacities in school.  The children know that:

1 litre = 1000ml and 1/2 litre =500ml.

Take a look below at some of the practical activities that the children took part in, including:

- finding out how many 1/2 litre bottles it takes to fill a 1 litre bottle or a 2 litre bottle;

- showing 1/2 litre, 1 litre and 2 litres on a measuring jug;

- choosing 3 containers and ordering them according to the measurement that was written on the container.

Take a look at some of the problems that are attached that they had to solve, ask them to solve them with you.  If they find them tricky, talk through how to go about solving them.

Y2 Problems – Spring 1 – capacity


Designing our own magical characters…

Yesterday Y2C used their fantastic art skills to create a magical character that they will write a story about. I think you will agree that they are all fantastic artists! I’m really looking forward to reading what these characters get up to in the children’s stories!


Winnie the witch stories

Following our fantastic visit from Pippa Goodhart the children have written stories about Winnie the Witch that they created with Pippa! Here are different sections of the children’s stories which tell the story of Winnie’s New Cat.

Hope you enjoy them,

Miss Cartwright


Next week we will be exploring:

shape 2dshape 3d

Can you find any of these shapes around your home?  Reply to this post with some of the shapes that you found and what everyday item you found them as.  Think about why the shapes are used to make different things in your home.

Winnie the Witch character descriptions

On Monday and Tuesday this week the children have been using their fantastic description skills to write exciting, imaginative descriptions of Winnie the Witch! The Year 2 area is decorated beautifully with their amazing writing, take a look below and see if you can spot yours!

Miss Cartwright :)

Winnie the Witch WOW Day!

Wow! What an amazing day we have had today meeting Pippa Goodhart and Korky Paul. The children all looked fantastic in their magical costumes and they have produced some brilliant pieces of work.

Take a look at the websites below to find out more:


Next week we will be exploring capacity.


Capacity is the measure of how much a container can hold.  We might measure the capacity of a bottle, cup or carton or anything that can hold something else.  We can use different equipment to measure capacity including jugs and spoons – take a look at home and see what you have.

The children need to know:

-       1000 ml = 1 litre;

-       500ml = ½ litre.

Reply to this post with a list of liquids that you can by in a shop that you have in your cupboards.  Check out the labels, how many ml or litres do each of the containers hold?

Choose 3 of your containers look at the labels and order them from smallest to largest.

Try filling a measuring jug with ½ a litre of water.  Can you fill it with a litre?  What about 2 litres?

Have fun.

Comparing Problems

This week we have been comparing and ordering numbers to 100.  We have also used the symbols for greater than, less than and equal to.

greater than less than equal to

Take a look at the following problems, have a go at solving them.

Problem 1

In a family there is mum (30), dad (32), great grandad (70), Uncle Tom (28), baby Ellen (1) and an older brother, Billy (7). Create a table to show them in order of age starting with the oldest.

Problem 2

6 children were given a maths problem where the answer was 61.

Ariana wrote 55 as her answer; George wrote 43; Jemma wrote 68; Hamid wrote 72; Harry wrote 64 and Mustafa wrote 56.

Who was closest to the answer?