Barum Autumn Term 2022


Barum class have enjoyed learning about Harvest this week; we have thought about the meaning of Harvest and what we are thankful for. We have written some fantastic acrostic poems about Harvest and practiced singing our Harvest songs. We will be sharing some of the children’s learning about Harvest in the church service on Tuesday afternoon.

In English, we have explored the structure of our new text and have been learning about verbs and nouns. We have been practising using conjunctions in our writing to join our sentences and add more information.

In Maths, we have been learning to represent numbers using different mathematical equipment, ordering numbers and estimating numbers on a number line.



This week in English we started our new text ‘Cars and Trucks’ by Neil Clark. In this sequence the children will produce a page for a fact book about plants. They will be learning about how to layout a non-fiction text using correct punctuation, compound sentences, questions and statements and write in the correct tense.

In maths this week we have been partitioning two-digit numbers into tens and ones and understanding what each digit in a two-digit number represents.

We started to talk about our topic Discovering Britain. The children thought about places in the UK that they have visited and we looked at the flags and flowers that represent England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


We have had a lovely week getting to know each other and learning the new routines for Year 2. The children have been really enthusiastic and enjoyed catching up with their friends.  We worked together to create our class rules and the children have found resources around the classroom.  

Our focus author this half term is Catherine Rayner; the children have enjoyed hearing many of her stories and looking at her beautiful illustrations.

In maths, we have been practising our counting in 2’s and 10’s, we have been finding missing numbers on number lines and 100 sqaures.

In English, we have read the story After the Fall by Dan Santat. This is the story of how Humpty Dumpty got back up again after falling off the wall! We have used the text to discuss our learning powers. Humpty Dumpty had to be very resilient and use perseverance to overcome his fear of heights. We will refer to this to help us overcome problems in our own learning. We have written some great predictions about what we thought would happen in the story, discussed at different points how Humpty Dumpty is feeling and written what we think will happen next, now he has hatched into a bird.