We have had a very exciting and busy last few weeks in Class 2! The children have written some excellent informative reports about bees and learnt why they are so important for the ecosystem.  The class were brilliant in our Oceans Class Assembly and sports day! We had a brilliant boat trip at the harbourside and discovered old factories and Brunel’s bridge. Goldney Gardens were beautiful. We were amazed by Thomas Goldney’s grotto and created some lovely art using natural materials. Please see some pictures below. Our next trip is to Pizza Express on Tuesday! 

Welcome back to the last term! We have lots of exciting things coming up this term, starting with a boat trip on Thursday 20th June! 

This week in English we created our own potions and wrote a letter with instructions explaining how to make them. We have learnt how to read scales in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s in maths and solve time problems. We started our investigation in science examining how wingspan affects the time a helicopter seed takes to fall.

We had a very fun Arts Week in Class 2, especially getting messy doing some bubble painting! In English, the children wrote some fantastic descriptive stories inspired by an animation called 'Lighthouse'. I hope you all have a lovely half term! 

The last two weeks have been busy and exciting in Class 2! We wrote reports on polar bears and the threat of climate change, practiced javelin and hurdles for sports day, learnt about Brazil in Geography and discussed mental health and compliments for mental health awareness week to name a few! The children are working brilliantly I am so proud of all they have achieved so far and are continuing to achieve. 

Please find the homework and spelling letter below. 

This week the children have written some excellent persuasive letters from the perspective of a polar bear to humans about how to help the world, inspired by the book ‘Leaf’. We have also created poems inspired by the book. In maths, we have continued to consolidate our addition, subtraction and money knowledge and apply it to problems. In PE we learnt how to throw a javelin in preparation for Sports Day! Switch off Thursday provided great insight into the electricity we use every day and some alternatives we can use to save energy. We went outside for art to create some pieces using items from nature inspired by artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Tim Pugh and Richard Shilling. The children created some beautiful art, please see the pictures below! 

Please find the weekly update letter below too. 

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely break. This week we had a lovely walk up to the Suspension Bridge and Observatory and then wrote some great recounts in English. Thank you to those who helped. We also started our new book 'Leaf' by Sandra Dieckmann. In Maths we have been recapping how to add and subtract and learning how many minutes are in an hour. We have then been using this knowledge to work out how many minutes there are in two or three hours. Please practice counting round a clock in fives at home and telling the time to five minutes. We began to learn the poem 'On the Ning Nang Nong' by Spike Milligan and will be practicing it to learn it off by heart, please ask your child to show you their actions! In art we looked at the work of land artists and how they create pictures using nature. We felt very inspired and look forward to creating our own art pieces using nature!

We had an exciting last two weeks in Class 2! We painted our Rainbow Fish, wrote instructions for how to make a Rainbow Fish, practiced our reading comprehension, learnt how to find a fraction of a number and shape in Maths and joined Class 4 for a joint sketching lesson in the garden! In Science, we began an experiment investigating the effect coke has on our teeth by submerging a hard-boiled egg in coke. After 2 days it was turning brown and we are excited to see what has happened after these two weeks! We also made pop-out Easter cards that I hope you have enjoyed. 

I hope you all have a lovely holiday! Please find the homework letter below. 

We had a very exciting week in Class 2! Our first school trip to the zoo was brilliant and the children wrote some lovely recounts about it. Thank you to everyone who helped. The children also finished their stories in English that I hope you liked reading at parent's evening. In Maths, we have started to learn how to add and subtract two 2-digit numbers, please practise this at home. In RE, we learnt about Holi festival and expressed ourselves through colour.  In Art we created our own rainbow fish from clay and are excited to paint them! 

This week in Class 2 we have started writing our own stories about a rainbow animal! We have learnt about division and answered some challenging word problems in Maths. In Science, we learnt how to take our pulse and explored which exercises make our hearts beat faster. The children had some hilarious noses on Friday and we discussed the importance of Comic Relief in helping people in our country and others. 

Parent consultation evenings are next Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st. Our trip to the zoo is on Wednesday! Please see the homework and spelling letter below. 

This week in Class 2 we learnt how to use arrays to help us with multiplication. In English, we learnt how to write speech correctly in preparation for writing our own stories. In Science, we learnt about the importance of exercise and eating a balanced diet. In Art we created some 'blooming' flowers, I hope the children enjoyed trying these at home! 

Please find the homework letter below. 

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely half term. We have had an exciting first week in Class 2 beginning our new book 'The Rainbow Fish' in English, learning about life cycles and how offspring can look very different to their parents in Science, exploring how repeated addition is linked to multiplication in Maths, discovering the oceans in the world in Geography and creating our own Rainbow Fish! Please have a look at the children's beautiful Rainbow Fish below we are very proud of them. 

The homework letter and spelling lists for Term 4 are below. 

Spellings for Term 4

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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Amaal(a couple of months ago)

Can I show the class my powerpoint on Monday.

RYAN(less than a year 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 year ago)

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

Gryff(less than a year 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 year 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 year ago)

I love the game. It was interesting.

Nell(less than a year 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 year ago)

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

Tilda(less than a year ago)

wen houses go up and out it is called jettied.

Alex(less than a year ago)

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

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