In Year 1 this week, we have been looking at rhymes about animals. We have thought of actions to help us recite these rhymes. Some of us participated very eagerly in this task! We have also written our own rhyming sentences to add to a verse.

In Maths, we have been learning vocabulary related to position and direction. We worked with a partner to give them directions to check they know their left from their right! We also did lots of turning to practice making whole and half turns.

In Science we have been learning about which animals are nocturnal and the difference between carnivores, omnivores and herbivores.

In Topic, we have looked at how birthdays are celebrated around the world and we made birthday cards. Then we learned all about the celebration of Hanukkah and made wax colour menorahs.


It has been a strange week for Year 2 – some days in the classroom, some days at home and some days without their teacher in person. However, our resilience shines through and we more than manage!

This week, as part of our ‘Celebrations’ theme in Topic; we have been looking at Diwali and the Hindu story of Rama and Sita. Some of us also tackled comprehension activities based on the theme.

In English, we learnt about verbs – what they are, how and when to use them. In addition, we learnt about ‘ir’ & ‘ur’ and ‘er’ words in Phonics. We also wrote about our weekends and had some focused handwriting practice.

In Maths, we have learnt about position and direction, for example, quarter, half and whole turns; left, right forward and backwards; clockwise and anti-clockwise, as well as briefly touching on cardinal points.

In Science, we studied human habitats and watched a video about an off-grid home in Tasmania – the birthplace of Mr Utting. We understand what human habitats need and that every home needs to meet these requirements in order to make it an adequate dwelling. Year 2 designed their own homes making sure they had food, water, heat, shelter, security and more!