Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Term 4 Week 6 


Please follow our Sway link to view what we got up to during Science week: 



Year 2 Science week: Can you be the astronaut?

We decided to do some research!

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Our text for the term is ‘The Fox and the Star’ written by Coralie Bickford-Smith. The children have bene using this fantastic book to create list poems and odes. They have been creating rich word lists to support all their writing, including written stories, persuasive letters, riddles and in oral story telling.  The text has also been a stimulus for note taking which has supported children's non-chronological report writing.



The children in Year 2 have begun the term reading and interpreting picture graphs. We have also revised counting up in 2s, 5s or 10s and calculating the difference using subtraction. Throughout the term the children will be solving a range of word problems which will require them to use their written methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division confidently. Please continue to support your child in learning the times tables they are set each week as they need to rapidly recall these to solve mathematical problems throughout the year. They are required to be secure in their 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables to meet the expected standard at the end of Year 2. 


Our key question is - Why are forests an essential part of our eco-system? We have been researching and comparing forests around the world using atlas, information books and laptops. A focus will be exploring the different dangers to rainforests around the world and the impact this will have locally and globally. 


Throughout our history lessons, we have been exploring the life of Florence Nightingale. We have created a timeline of her life and researched the impact she had on the transformation of hospitals and life as a nurse. We have been comparing Florence’s life to that of fellow nursing pioneer Mary Seacole, we have been researching how the two nurses were similar and different.


Year 2 will be deepening their knowledge of animals and their habitats, learning about micro-habitats and food chains. We will be relating our learning to our text and the animals in it. 


The children have been thinking carefully about what happens in computer games and use logical reasoning to make predictions of what
a program will do. They will test these predictions and think critically about computer games and be aware of how to use games safely. 


This term Year 2 continue to learn about Christianity with a focus on the gospels. We will be studying stories from the Bible and recognising what these stories mean to Christians, how Christians show their beliefs and also exploring ways in which Christians use Bible stories and texts to guide their beliefs about prayer both in their church communities and their own lives.


Thank you for all your support with your children's learning, please continue to view the Home Learning Notebook File on Teams with the weekly spellings and Times Tables. Please continue to help your child to complete the weekly maths and English assignments and read with your child every day. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher. 


Our Year 2 Teaching Team

Left to right: Mrs S Allison, Miss A Towler, Mrs C Clements, Miss L Silcott, Mr W Levett, Mrs P Britton

Our Year 2 Teaching Assistant Team

Left to right, back row: Mrs J Boulcott, Miss L Brewin, Mr G Bentley, Mrs V Webb, Miss E Garner

Left to right, front row: Miss M Storey, Miss C Bennett

A little message from Miss Towler, Friday 10th July 2020:

Hello Suffolk 1,

On 22nd April 1999, I decided I wanted to be a teacher. At 7 my teacher was just wonderful, everything I aim to be one day. 16 years later I taught my first class and it was everything I wanted it to be and more.


Children, you are the most pure, kindhearted, forgiving bundles of energy that I could possibly have the privilege to spend my days with.  I strive to teach in a way that children will remember, building their confidence, even if that does mean I sing and dance my way through the day. If you hear Disney music playing loudly down the corridor, or a song involving llamas, it is most likely me!


I cannot wait to begin a new year with you Suffolk! I imagine there are many talents, achievements and successes you will experience, hurdles you will conquer and memories we will share. It won’t always be easy, but that’s half the fun of it!


So pack your voices, dancing shoes and imagination, and welcome to Year 2…


Love Miss Towler x 


Story Time with Miss Towler - The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson

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