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Year 2 - Maple Class 2020-2021

Good Morning!


How lovely to see lots of your lovely faces via the Zoom meeting, it has cheered me up!


Some of you have asked for some extra work to complete this week so I am attaching a few links here for you to have a look at. has some fantastic maths games for you all to explore.  Also, supermovers website is fun to reinforce learning.


I mentioned during the zoom meeting a few extra bits that the children can do if they would like to, but here they are again;


  • Find out what you can about division before we learn about it next week
  • Read/ watch Stickman by Julia Donaldson film on BBC I player ready for next week's English lessons
  • Practice the Common Exception words ( see list attached ) 
  • Rehearse the 2,5 and 10 times tables (forwards, backwards, upside down!!)
  • Write me a story or diary about your week in lockdown
  • Achieve a list of 10 home chores to be signed off by parents when done, to earn a raffle ticket next week!


This is such a crazy time for us all and we all just do what we can, so please be reassured that anything you can do is helpful. Keep looking after each other and please contact me if there is anything I can do to help as I am happy to contact you at any time.



Many Thanks,


Mrs. Rich



Mental Maths Train - A Four Operations Game

Mental Maths Train is a maths game which focuses on the vital vocabulary of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It helps children understand what type of calculation they have to do when faced with word problems.

Home Learning - Autumn Week 10 (week beginning 16th November 2020)

As we cannot be together at school this week I have put together a timetable of activities that you should attempt at home. These activities match closely what we would have been doing in school this week. If you have any problems at all, please email us at and we will get back to you as quickly as we can. Remember to keep reading every day at home and we look forward to being back together soon.

Stay safe!

Mrs Mann 

A Visit From Pete The Poet

Today we had a wonderful visit from Pete the Poet. He helped the children travel to magic lands thinking about equality and diversity whilst thinking about rhymes and rhythms. The children had a great time. 


Community Art

This year, sadly like many things, Remembrance Day has not looked the same. With such an important event being a simple affair this year, the people of Sherborne have made an extra effort to decorate their high street and are holding a shop window decorating competition. Megan from Maple Class’ mum works in one of the shops in Sherborne and asked the children in Year 2 if we could help her to decorate her window. The children all made a tissue paper and card poppy and could choose either a red poppy to remember the human effort, or a purple poppy in recognition of the animals that died in the wars. The children did a brilliant job as the display looks wonderful and we hope it wins the competition!

Black History Month


October is Black History Month and we have been researching important figures of our time. We learned all about Rosa Parks and the impact of her bravery, and we have been studying the poetry of British poet Benjamin Zephaniah. In our science lesson this week we have found out lots of facts about Dr Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. After doing our research, we created factfiles about her.

Remembrance Day

Year Two were asked to make some poppies to decorate a shop window display in Sherborne for a competition. We talked about the significance of the poppy and we also discussed why some poppies are purple to remember the animals that have lost their life in battle. We look forward to seeing pictures of the finished shop window.

Arts Week

This week we have been celebrating Arts week by exploring the use of oil pastels. We began by collaborating with our partners on a joint artwork, reproducing 'Le Moisson' by Vincent Van Gogh by each doing half of the picture. We also thought about our Christian values of creation and thankfulness, and considered the changing seasons and the produce that harvest time brings. We used only two oil pastels to do a still life picture of vegetables, concentrating on shadow and tone to represent different shades of colour. 

Welcome to Maple Class


What a fantastic first week we have had in Maple class! Everyone has settled back in beautifully (including us!) and the children have been showing us just how brilliant they are by working really hard to show us what they already know. We have been learning about place value and representing numbers in our maths lessons, using the drawing of 'chips and peas' to represent tens and ones. 

In our English lessons, we have also been thinking about how we can work well together as Maple Class, and the children have come up with an agreed set of class rules which will help to keep everyone safe, happy and learning successfully. In our RE we discussed the idea of 'Good News' and thought about times when we have experienced receiving good news. I think we can all safely say that seeing the brilliant work that the children have done so far, is certainly good news to us all!