Ash Class Updates

Ash Class

Welcome to Year 2!

Our Teachers are Mrs Parsons on a Monday and Mrs Bolton for the rest of the week. Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Palmer.

   Notices & Reminders

We are going to Framlingham castle on Friday 27th March as we are learning about ‘Kings and Queens’ after half term!

PE is on a Tuesday morning with Tom Bigg and a Wednesday afternoon with me.

Spring 1 Newsletter 2020

Week commencing:

Have a great half term!

We are learning to…




Week commencing – 10th February 2020

We have had a brilliant and busy week. The highlight has been we designed and made our own vehicles.

We have written some brilliant stories based on Jack and the Beanstalk. We used our writer’s toolkit and used some amazing language!

We had a brilliant Bird Enrichment Day. We made different bird feeders, enjoyed bird watching, made bird masks and Stonham Barns visited us and brought an owl called Darwin.

This week in maths, we have been looking at sharing  numbers into equal groups.

In RE, we have been looking at the importance of ‘compassion’ within some Muslim stories – we thought about how we could be compassionate to living things and made animals in a variety of ways!

On Monday, we continued with our ‘Sensory Shop’ workshop. It is delivered by a company called ‘Fine, Not Fine’ encouraging the children to speak up and share their views whilst exploring how to do this through the senses. This week was a big step in creating a sensory box of our choice. Lots of busy, messy hands! 4 more sessions on a Monday afternoon to go.

We wrote some brilliant stories linked to ‘The Queen’s Hat’ in English. We have been very busy using arrays this week in maths.

 We set up a comparative test in Science to see how seeds will grow in different conditions. 

We have been learning about the weather and seasons through Geography and dance.

We had a lovely first week. We have been investigating plurals in English, identifying plants and trees in Science.

We have been thinking about the four seasons and weather in Geography and starting to thinking about equal groups in maths.

Useful Links

Here you will find a useful website, should you be interested in finding more interesting texts for your children to read. You can browse by age so that you know they’re appropriate, as well as finding some above or beneath. Sharing stories with your children is such a powerful tool and can accelerate their reading, vocabulary, writing and general outlook.


Additional Home Resources

Common Exception Words – Year 2

Two or more syllable words

Common Suffix Endings

As part of Year 2 expectations, children should (by the end of the year) be able to read and write these words. Please find attached a copy for you to use at your leisure at home. We will be working towards these in our spelling sessions too.

Ash Class Presentation 2018

For any of you who weren’t able to make our session about Ash Class, please see the presentation available in a PDF above.