This week has been our STEM week. The children have participated in lots of activities that involve Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. These have involved constructing a marble maze, a phone made from string and plastic cups, making slime, playing ‘bubble tennis’ and designing and making their own Tudor houses. It’s been an exciting week!

In English, we have finished and edited our newspaper reports. I hope you enjoy reading these at parent’s evening next term.

 In Maths, we have been completing lots of challenges about everything we have learnt this term and improving our explanation skills.   

 The children are making excellent progress with their learning. We are feeling very proud of them! Each day they are growing into resilient learners and they always try their best to work to a high standard.

I hope you all have a lovely half term! Please find pictures from this week and the homework below. 

We have achieved a lot this week in Class 2. The children performed their 'Rumble in the Jungle' dance at Ashton Park, we finished our maths unit on interpreting and creating graphs and wrote a newspaper report in English. The children also created bridges out of paper in science and used their fingers to create some lovely textures in art. 

The homework letter is below the dance photos. 

Class 2 were brilliant performing their 'Rumble in the Jungle' dance at Ashton Park School on Tuesday, I am very proud of them. Please find pictures from their dance below! 

We have had two fantastic weeks in Class 2. We finished our money unit in maths and have begun learning how to make estimates and record data. The children wrote some brilliant diary entries in English and painted some lovely flame pictures by making different shades of yellow, orange and red. The children also designed their own planets and thought about what the conditions would be like on them. In history, we discussed how we would rebuild London after the Great Fire. We also had an unexpected snow day that was very exciting! Please see some pictures below from the last two weeks. 

The homework and spelling letter is also below. 

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. The children have started the New Year with a brilliant attitude towards their learning. 

We have had an exciting week beginning our new topic The Great Fire of London! We found out what London was like in the 17th century and where the fire began. In English we began our new book 'Firecat' and learnt about the past progressive tense. In maths we are learning how to make the same value using different coins. 

In art we created our own versions of The Great Fire of London using pastels and cutting out the skyline of London as a silhouette. Please have a look at the children's fantastic artwork below! 

The homework and spelling letter is also below. 

We have had a fun, festive week in Class 2! The children worked in teams to solve Maths problems at the start of the week and then created their own worksheets and word-searches to challenge each other. The children did brilliantly in their 5 times table tests, please don't stop practising them so they aren't forgotten! Some children have some specific sums they need to practice. 

We also thought about what the greatest gift anyone could receive at Christmas would be and the children came up with some lovely answers: love, spending time with your family, giving shelter to the homeless and kindness. The children then wrote letters to someone important to them to say thank you. 

In history, we compared Victorian and modern hospitals and finished our Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole unit. 

Finally, we have been busy making decorations that I hope will look lovely in your houses. 

Thank you very much for my cards and gifts, I have thoroughly enjoyed my first term and I look forward to seeing you all again after the holidays! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year. 

Please find the homework letter and some pictures from this week below. 

A huge well done to everyone for their brilliant performances in the The Little Fir Tree! Thank you to all the friends and family who came. 

We have been busy in Class 2 over the last two weeks. The children have written fantastic reports about the life of Mary Seacole. In Maths, we have been noticing patterns in calculations to help us with addition and subtraction. For example, if we know 1 + 9 = 10, we can use this to help us work out 11 + 9 = 20 and 21 + 9 = 30 or that 20 - 11 = 9. We enjoyed playing a board game this week to help us practice addition and subtraction facts to 20. We have also learnt how to give simple programming instructions to make a character move and speak in Scratch. 

Please find the homework and spelling letter below. 

We had a short but busy week in Class 2! The children wrote some fantastic stories about an animal that has lost something, please ask them to tell you their story. The children all did brilliantly in their spelling test. In Maths, we have been learning quarter to and quarter past the hour and the homework this week is to practice this. Please find the homework letters below. 

This week in Class 2 we have been creating a story together about a lion called Leo who loses his roar and goes off to find it. The children wrote some fantastic stories, I am very impressed with their description and imagination. Please ask them to tell you their story! Next week the children will be creating their own stories. In Maths, we have been learning how to compare number and measure. To practice this at home, see if the children can tell you which sign (<, >. =) would go between two measures (e.g. 8cm and 22cm). In Science, we went outside to explore microhabitats and why animals choose to live in certain places. In computing we explored programming more and how to solve a problem in a code.

Rosa made a fantastic banner campaigning against using plastic and appeared on TV, brilliant job Rosa!

Please see a picture of Rosa's banner below and the children exploring microhabitats. The homework letter is below (some of the owls received a different letter). 

We have had a lovely first week back in Year 2. We have begun our new text in English 'Augustus and his Smile', see if you can retell the story to your parents using the actions! In computing we are now looking at programming and have been learning how to successfully give specific instructions. We are also very excited to begin learning the songs for our Christmas performance! More information to follow! Please see the homework letter below. 

The children wrote some fantastic persuasive reports this week about recycling and saving water! They also learnt about Rosa Parks and why what she did what was so important. I hope you all have a lovely half term! Please see the homework letter below. 

It was lovely to meet you all at parents' evening! Please find this weeks homework and spelling letter attached as a PDF, it is due in Wednesday.

We have had a fun week in Class 2 including creating posters persuading people to help the planet, learning how to subtract ones and creating some 3D drawings in Art! 

We have been very busy in Class 2 over the last few weeks! The children wrote their own Claude adventure stories that were fantastic and have now started a new book exploring how we can help the world. Please ask them to share with you what we have learnt so far about helping our planet! We have also been creating some wonderful artwork, some of this has been displayed in the school for the Bristol Art Trail. I hope you enjoyed seeing it!

This week in Class 2 we have completed our first Big Write and the children rewrote ‘The Lion Inside’. You all did brilliantly and I really enjoyed reading them! In History we learnt about Mary Seacole and the children created some dramatic role plays of her journey from Jamaica to England and then to the Crimea. We used watercolours to paint some more realistic sunflowers this week, have a look below!

We have had a super first full week together in Class 2! As a class you thought of some brilliant ideas for how Florence Nightingale could improve the conditions in Scutari hospital for the soldiers in the Crimean War. The letters you wrote to the government were very persuasive!

We used our place value knowledge to tackle some problem solving maths games. In Art, we began learning about Vincent Van Gogh and you all created beautiful sunflower pictures using oil pastels. See if you can spot yours below!

Welcome to Year 2! I’m very excited to be starting at Hotwells and getting to know you and your families over the coming term. Thank you for the lovely welcome I have received. On this page I will share our learning and upload weekly spellings for you to practice.

We had a lovely first week together and had some fun using spiral stamps to make funky snail paintings!

Miss Miller

Things to help you learn...

Click on the small picture of the game to play or view the website.

Phonics game Rock and Roll Hit the button game  

Great Phonics Game

(Beware annoying sound!)

Science game about forces

(Beware annoying sound!)

Hit the button

(No sound)

2D Shape Lab 

(Beware annoying sound!)

DJ Cow Phonics Game


 Forest Phonics Forest Phonics 

DJ Cow Phonics game

(Sound not needed but fun!)  

Shark Place value game 

(Sound not needed but fun!)

Forest Phonics

(Sound needed and a lot of fun) 

Walk The Plank

(Sound needed and a lot of fun) 


Base 10 game 




Number Pieces

(No Sound)  

Speed Sounds Set 1 video 

Games to help learn English 

Games to help you tell the time

(Some need sound)



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RYAN(about a week ago)

Miss miller why didn't you send a photo of Ashton park school so then I could show my mum the photo of my my friends friend

Sophia(less than a month ago)

I really liked the game. i learned that people received silver tankards to remember about the fire.

Gryff(less than a month ago)

I found out that Samuel Pepys buried his cheese and wine in the garden. They used gun powder to blow up houses

Joshua Tattitch(less than a month ago)

They used fire hooks to pull down houses during the great fire of London to stop the fire spreading! The game was fun because it was about how people escaped!

Kacper(less than a month ago)

I love the game. It was interesting.

Nell(less than a month ago)

Hi miss miller I enjoyed the game and when you have to put the fire out it was my favourite part

Rylan(less than a month ago)

The game was great and I learnt loads of things about the Great Fire of London.

Tilda(less than a month ago)

wen houses go up and out it is called jettied.

Alex(less than a month ago)

I didn't know people crossed the river and slept in tents to escape the fire.

Zack(less than a month ago)

I enjoyed playing the game. My favourite bit was when you had to try and put the fire out.

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