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Barnes Farm Infant School

Barnes Farm Infant School

Building Futures, Inspiring Success

Barn Owl - Year 2


Our wonderful children have really shown us their understanding this week in their SATS tests.  We are incredibly proud of all our Year 2's who have shown determination, a 'can-do' attitude and a willingness to do their best.  Our last paper is on Thursday so keep it up children.


This week we have been learning about unit and non-unit fractions in maths.  Our maths lessons are buzzing with enthusiastic children wanting to CONVINCE, PLAY, PERSUADE AND NOTICE as they explore fractions of number, shapes and amounts.  Our 'Mastery' mathematical language is really proving successful as our children are able to explain their thought processes to their friends and investigate number more thoroughly.  

We are enjoying our Traction Man stories especially when our superhero rescues Scrubbing Brush from a disaster.  Our artwork has been interesting as we look into the technique of Pointilism.

Welcome back after Half term

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This half term our topic is Traction Man.  We will follow the adventures of this mini superhero as he encounters epic challenges to test his resilience and determination.  Our science work is based on Living and Non-Living things and our art work will see us study the works of Roy Lichtenstein who draws and paints using the techniques of small dots of colour to create effect (Pointilism). 

Our art work will lead us into our Mantle of the Expert project in which we will set up a small art gallery for our friends.  Decisions will have to made as to what artwork we display, how we will advertise the gallery around the school and different teams will produce information leaflets and maps to help guide our visitors.

We will find out about the continents and oceans around the world in our Geography topic as we follow Traction Man's travels around the globe.

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Home learning

  1. Spelling - page 13
  2. Maths - page 21
  3. Read every night and practise spellings

Welcome to Barn Owl's class Page.

We are excited to start the year of by diving into our topic "The Victorians". We are going to spend some time looking at Queen Victoria herself, what it was like to be a child in Victorian times and the many exciting things that happened during Victoria's reign. 

Reading at home

Please ensure you are reading at home every night with your child this term and remember to write in the reading diary.

Home learning

Each week children will be asked to complete a Maths and English/Spelling homework in their new activity books.  Please make sure your child only completes the given pages each week.

December 2018

Wow what a fantastic term Barn owls have had. 

They enjoyed diving into history and learning all about the Victorians and one stand out day was when the children had the chance to be Victorian school children at Braintree Museum.

We have had a fantastic lead up to Christmas learning lots of different songs for our concert around the Christmas tree which was just so magical.

 Next term we will be starting a new topic “The Iron Man” and I cant wait to see what fabulous learning it will bring.

I would just like to say thank you to all the parents for your continued support with reading at home and homework.

Miss Hook 

January 2019 

Welcome back to all of Barn Owl class. 

What a fantastic term we have ahead of us. Our new topic of "The Iron man" is underway and the children can't wait to start learning the story and finding out all about the Irons Mans adventures. 



Spelling page 31
Problem Solving page 24