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!

Go to this Sway




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 Mrs Britton and Mrs Allison,

Friday 10th July 2020:

Hello Yorkshire 1! 


As a Primary School Teacher I always find it an incredible privilege to have a part to play in your lives.  I am thrilled to have this opportunity to encourage and inspire all of you in Yorkshire 2 to have the confidence to maximize your own educational potential and personal growth.


I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you. You are all amazingly talented and I can’t wait to find out what motivates each and every one of you.


Get ready for a happy, fun-filled approach to learning that celebrates each and every positive step on our exciting journey.


I love to get creative with painting, carrying out scientific experiments with sourdough and practicing songs on my piano accordion so we can sing and dance our way through the year. I can’t wait!


Love Mrs Britton x


I love being a teacher because the children consistently deliver smiles and laughter through their small triumphs, amazing achievements and hilarious, insightful comments each and every day. The buzz of the whole class discussing a new topic; sharing what they already know and what they want to find out is awesome. However, the best moments come from children’s pride, excitement and increased confidence when they achieve something that they thought they couldn’t do. That is wonderful!


I am really looking forward to getting to know Yorkshire better ( I already know them a little from RWI and teaching the class next door); understanding what interests and inspires them and will help them to grow as learners.


I always expect the children in my class to do the best they can but this will be in an environment of everyone supporting each other; sharing our successes, helping each other when learning is tricky and laughing a lot.


Out of school I have a great family which includes my super husband, two lovely teenage daughters and our cute dog Nula. As a family we love cooking but my personal passion is cakes – making and eating them! To deal with the cake consumption I also spend a lot of time on long dog walks.


Love Mrs Allison x

Story Time with Mrs Britton and Mrs Allison - On the Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan

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