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Look at us learning

On this page you will find all the exciting learning experiences we have had so far this year...

Autumn 1


In English, we have been reading Katie Morag Delivers the Mail. They children are able to re tell the story using pictures as well as in written form. They have been in role as Katie Morag and answers questions as well as asking Katie Morag questions.


They have created new ideas for problems that Katie may encounter.


We have also been looking at non-chronological reports. This children have been learning about the Isle of Coll which the is island that the Isle of Struay is based on.  The children will then write a non-chronological report all about Clayton Brook. Watch this space for more...

Letters and Sounds

The children are all doing amazing in letters and sounds. They are learning lots of new sounds and are able to apply them into their reading and writing. This week, we have be looking at split diagraphs and using playdough to help up identify sounds.


In Maths, we have been looking at place value. We have been able to show the amount of ten and ones using resources and using bubbles. We have also been looking at sequences. We can now add 3 more and 5 more. We can also take away 3 and 5. The children have used base ten and hundred squares to help them.

We have also been adding numbers together. First, without renaming and then with renaming. The children have amazed me and they have picked up the column method really quickly! I am so proud of them.

Our topic this half term in 'The Place Where We Live'.

Brilliant Beginning

To immerse the children into our topic, we went on a walk to Cuerden Country Park.


In art, we will be looking at landscapes. The children took the iPads with them and took pictures of different landscapes. We also collected mark marking resources to help us to create a landscape.


In geography, we are looking at the local areas so the children were able to talk about the place where they live and the directions to get to the park.


In PSHE, we are looking at home to keep ourselves safe. On the walk, we talked lots about road safety.


In science, we are looking and living and not living things. The children found lots of living and not living things on our walk.


They did so well and walked a HUGE 3.5 miles!! Well done Year 2.


See below for some of the pictures that the children took.


In Geography, we have been looking at the place where we live. This children have looked at different maps including aerial views of Clayton Brook.  They have be able to identify the human and physical features are them through the use of maps and walking in the local area.

Whole School Rugby Day

  Monday 4th October was whole school rugby day. The children got to experience tag rugby. They absolutely loved it - especially scoring a tri. They learnt how to run with the ball; how to pass; how to tag and how to score a tri. Here are some action shots.


In art, we have been looking at landscapes. We have taken our own pictures of landscapes and we are learning all the skills to be able to create our own landscape picture. The children have explored lots of different materials to mark make and to create repetitive patterns. We have looked at 'Fine Wind, Clear Morning', also known as Red Fuji. This was produced  by Japanese artist Hokusai dating from c. 1830 to 1832. The work has been described as "one of the simplest and at the same time one of the most outstanding of all Japanese prints." The children have recreated this using pastels to blend.



In PE, we have been doing gymnastics and dance. In dance, our theme is the seaside. We have learnt actions related to activities at the seaside. These include: picking up shells; building sandcastles and digging. The children have been created their own sequences with all the new dance moves that they have learnt.



In computing, we have been looking at the unit iAnimate. We have looked at different mini animated films and created our own flip books. We then created another flip book to show different animals lifecycles.


The children have also been using Stop Motion to help create their own animation. This week, they have used playdough to create characters and made their own Stop Motion movies.