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Class 2

Art skills- Knotting, plaiting and weaving

Maths- Multiplication including using arrays

Science - Fixing a torn umbrella and looking at whether it is absorbent or waterproof

The year 2 children have been sent home with spellings this week. Please can these be practised along side the common exception words in the back of their reading records. I will not be setting a formal test for the new spellings but will be looking to see if the children spell them correctly in their work. Please come and discuss this with me if you need more information.

Mrs Rainbow

Purple Mash log in and next week

I am sending home Purple Mash log ins as a reminder that the children have access this and the activities on it when they are at home. I have set a 2Do task. The children know where to find these but if they have any problems then please write in their reading record what the problem was and I will address it at school.

To access Purple Mash you need to go to

Choose the child button

Then select Temple Guiting school

Then use the individual login details.


The children really enjoy exploring Purple Mash and can access whenever they like.

Next week the Year 1's will start their maths unit on Place value within 20 and the Year 2's are finishing their Shape unit. 

Both year groups are writing stories which have been innovated from the original story of Chinese New Year.  I have attached the original story here for you to look at.

Hope you have a lovely weekend everybody. 

Happy new year everyone!

Welcome to our new term and our new topic 'China'. Please find attached the Termly overview which is for you to share with your children. This document allows you to have an overview of what we are covering at school. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me. 

We have started the term with a splash of colour! Today we have been busy making Chinese lantern and the children have enjoy the new arrival of a Chinese monster called 'Year' who sometimes goes by the name of Nian.  After looking at at images today the children have written descriptions for Nian and it is clear that we need to add more to him decoration to him. Watch this space for more photos!!

We are looking at description and conjunctions this week. I have uploaded an extra activity here for anyone keen to earn extra dojos. 


Since returning to school in September the class has been observing seasonal changes, We would like to now collect data on sunset and sunrise. I will be sending home on Monday a data collection chart. Please encourage your child to write down the times for sunset and sunrise on the chart every day for a week. A copy is also attached here. Thank you for your help. 

We have had a great time practising our nativity this week and are remembering the songs and actions. Please can we ask that children practise their lines at home. These were sent home in their reading packs. The children enjoyed the panto this week and were talking about it all day on Friday.  


In Maths we are finishing our subtraction and addition units. To consolidation this I have added some activities for the children to do at home. The Year 2 children are using their knowledge of 2-digit numbers (tens and ones) to make subtraction and addition easier. Please remind them to add or subtract the ones together first, then the 10's . e.g. 21 + 34 = ?  ( 1 + 4 = 5, then 2 + 3 = 5, add a zero as it's in the tens column = 50, then add the two answers together,    50 + 5 = 55). This technique will help the children as the sums they complete get harder.

Great to see so many of you at parents evening last week. It was really great to have such positive and supportive conversations. We now have the new phonics scheme up and running and the Year 2 have moved onto the Little Wandle spelling scheme. The children are enjoying the lessons and engaging in activities. 

This week in maths both year groups are working on subtraction and our next unit will be shape. Please come take a look at the worksheets and activities loaded here to help pre-teach or consolidation the children's understanding.

In English the Year 1's are concentrating on making sentences with the conjunction 'and'. The Year 2 are being more adventurous with 'and, so, but, or and because.

A highlighted sheet with common exception words will be sent home this week (in the back of your reading record). I will highlight the words your child spells correctly whilst writing. Please take a look at these and support your child to learn to spell them. Just a couple of words at a time. Thank you. 

Activities to support your child's learning. The word problems difficultly level increase from page 1 - 4.

Year 1 common exception game

Y2 Number bonds to 20 - Can the children see the pattern between number bonds to 20 and number bonds to 10?

I  have added worksheets to the website today. These are for any children who would like to consolidate their learning or perhaps need a little confidence boost before starting a new Maths or English sequence of learning. Please let me know what you think of the extra activities and if there is anything else that would be helpful to put on the website. 

Worksheets and games on Number bonds 10 (Y1 &Y2) and 100 (Y2). Capital and full stops (Y1 & Y2)

Wellbeing day- We have enjoyed painting poppies, learning about the power of 5 and creating colourful bunting

Wednesday 8th November 2023

It's been really great seeing the children so engaged in their learning this week. So far with have spent time learning more about the different features of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish and birds. We have discussed the different places they live and which animals we have as pets. We are really  looking forward to our  'Bring a Pet to School' event which we are trying to organise for next week Thank you to those parents who have already contacted me. We are busy assessing children this week for our change of phonics system and have some exciting new books which we will start sending home next week. 

I have up loaded the half term overview for you to look at to see what we are learning in class 2. I have had a lot of requests for ways to support your children with their learning so have made the decision to upload activities onto this page. Theses are not compulsory, but with so many keen beans in class, I thought it would be a good way to pre-teach or to consolidated understanding. These activities do not have to be printed off or returned to school but if you do undertake any of them then please write a message in your child's reading record so we can reward them with some dojos. This week in maths the Year 1's are just finish their addition work and beginning to work on subtraction. The Year 2's are using their number bonds to 10 to make adding easier!

Tuesday 17th October 2023

Today Isla found a letter in the classroom asking us to find out the best place to build a castle. The letter was from William the Conqueror and dated 1066! We will be writing back to William to give him ideas for the best place to put his castle. 

Friday the 13th October 2023

We have had a good week finishing off our place value units in Maths. The Y1 enjoyed the challenge of putting the dragons fire out. They had to get all the numbers in order (see photo below). Y2 worked on sequencing numbers 1-100! Both year groups have worked really hard. Year 2 worked really hard on writing a recount of our trip to Warwick Castle and Year 1 have created great sentences about dragons and castles, making sure they used capital letters. 

Warwick Castle Trip

What a great day we have had at Warwick Castle! We were greeted by knights on horse back and have climbed to the top of Guy's Tower. We have learnt so much about the castle. Here are some photos that I'm sure the children will enjoy telling you all about.

I will be updating the class pages with information and highlights from each week. So please keep checking the page, the children love discussing what they have been doing at school. 

As the children are all in different spelling groups, if for any reason your child doesn't  know what their spellings are, please can you contact me. They are given out on a Monday and should be in their spelling books.

Mrs Rainbow


Welcome back everyone! 


What an amazing first day in our new building. We have spent the day getting to know the new classroom and our new class members. It's  been lovely seeing everyone so happy being back together. I have introduced this terms topic which is Knights and Castles. We are planning to visit Warwick Castle in October and more information will be sent out soon about this trip. Please see attached Termly Overview to give you more information about the work we will be completing this term. Spellings will be sent home in spelling books but I will also post them on this class page.  If you have any questions then please come and talk to me or send me an email. I'm looking forward to a great year with  to lots of laughs and learning with the children.

Mrs Rainbow

Parents evenings - Tuesday 19th 3.30 - 5.50pm and Wednesday 20th 4 -6.30pm March. Please book your slot via the invite you have been emailed.