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Year 2 and 3

 Mrs White and Mrs Eatwell

31st March 2021

This week we have been finishing off our brilliant writing about The Girl and the Fox as well as cooking delicious chocolate Easter nests. We have been making reading identities- thinking about our favourite books and which characters we like. In ICT the year 3s finished making their shark games and the year 2s wrote up their egg drop experiment. We also made Easter placemats for our Easter meal.

Week Ending 26th March 2021

This week in Mothecombe, we have been super busy! In Science, the year 2s conducted a nerve-wracking egg drop experiment to see which materials would protect the egg from breaking! It was very eggciting!
The year 3s created classification keys to sort vertebrates and invertebrates according to their features. We have also been comparing old Ivybridge (pre-19th century) with how it is now.


Week Ending 19th March 2021

This week we have been starting our maths topic all about fractions so we have been busy working out halves and quarters of quantities and objects. In English we are reading the book ‘ Little Evie and the Wild Wood’ and we have been exploring the language in the book and thinking about how it makes us feel.
We had fun making balloon cars in Science and having a go at getting the wheels to turn using the pressure of the air in the balloon.
In RE we are learning about Islam and this week we explored how Muslims pray.
Another busy week for us in Mothecombe but we had time for a game of dodgeball in P.E!

Week Ending 12th March 2021

It has been lovely welcoming back everyone to Mothecombe this week and the children have been so happy being altogether again. We have enjoyed sharing news, listening to music and creating artwork based on film soundtracks. We have also thought about what we like about Ivybridge and what we would change. In maths we enjoyed measuring the perimeter of shapes and objects.
 A fun week all together again!

Week Ending 5th March 2021

Mothecombe have been working super hard this week. We have been reading letters to and from Dr K Fisher (the animal agony aunt who solves problems) and composing our own letters from various animals and their, often funny, problems.
We were really excited to dress up for World Book Day and have had fun doing book quizzes, sharing stories and creating book character puppets

Week Ending 26th February 2021

Our first week back after half term has been another busy one.
We have been collecting information in maths using tally charts, pictograms and block charts and practising interpreting the data.
We have been writing letters in English and learning about using subordinate clauses in our work. As part of the preparations for Book Day next week we got creative and made toilet roll book characters!

Week Ending 12th February 2021

Another busy week here in Mothecombe in the final week before half term.
In English we have been writing letters to Dr K.Fisher from different animals with various problems and worries and in maths we are reaching the final week of multiplication and division.
The year 3 children have been making branching databases in Science to sort animals in different ways and the year 2s have been thinking about how animals have adapted to live in a certain habitat.
We are so proud of the all the work our home learners have been doing this half term and it has been wonderful catching up with everyone on our weekly zoom assembly

Week Ending 5th February 2021

This week we have been super busy in Mothecombe. We enjoyed doing some baking and made some delicious flapjacks in class which were yummy!
We looked at maps and found out where we lived in Geography and in Science we learnt about micro habitats and what we might discover in our environment. We have been planning our King of the Birds stories and look forward to starting our writing tomorrow.

Week Ending 29th January 2021

Another busy week for us in Mothecombe.
We have been learning about map skills and having a go at spotting both physical and human features on a map. We enjoyed learning about the seven life processes in Science and making information posters about them.
In English we have been doing lots of work on using adjectives and using them to make expanded noun phrases. We are looking forward to catching up with our friends on our weekly zoom assembly this Friday.


Week Ending 22nd January 2021

This week in Mothecombe the children have really enjoyed using Google Earth to look at the street where they live. They also looked at some of the different features in Ivybridge, such as the paper mill, the library, the leisure centre and the school.
The children also wrote letters to our home learners to share their news from school.
In ICT they started to explore the use of variables in games created in Scratch.

What are we learning this term?

Week Ending 15th January 2021

This week in Mothecombe we enjoyed investigating where different cities are in the Uk and using maps to locate them. In RE we have been thinking about Noah and the promises that he made to God as well as thinking about promises that we might make to each other in school.
In Science the year 3s learnt all about the digestive process and the year 2s started to learn the seven life processes.



Week Ending 8th January 2021

This week we have been solving division and multiplication problems using arrays. The children have been counting in 2’s, 3’s and 4’s and thinking about links between times tables.
In Science, the year 3’s have been learning about different types of teeth. Did you know that sharks lose a tooth every day and in their lifetime they can lose up to 20, 000 teeth!

In RE the children thought about the story of Noah and why God chose him to build a huge ark.

Week Ending 18th December 2020

What a busy week we have had in Mothecombe!
It was great to have the children back after last week. They have been busy practising our Christmas song,‘ Twelve days of Christmas’ as well as as our Christmas dance which we had a lot of fun doing.
We have made cards, lanterns, and loved meeting Father Christmas! The secret Santa room was fantastic and we all enjoyed choosing gifts and wrapping them up for our families.
A super, Christmassy week! Happy Christmas from everyone in Mothecombe class!

Week Ending 11th December 2020

Well done to all the children in Mothecombe who are isolating at home until next week.

We have been really impressed with how well they are managing their home-learning. The children have been doing some English work on the story of 'Coming Home' by Michael Morpurgo as well as practising their multiplication skills and counting in 2's, 3's and 4's. 

Some of the children have sent us pictures of the work they have been doing at home. Keep it coming and we look forward to seeing you next week!


It was wonderful to hear Ava B singing her own version of the 12 days of Christmas and she Ava B wrote a beautiful acrostic poem about robins.

Harry Merriman wrote instructions for us all on how to make a snowman and Ava Bees spent Wednesday cooking with mummy.

Ava D has been busy writing facts about robins after watching a Michael Morpurgo clip called Coming Home.

Did you know that robins fly to the UK from Scandinavia each Christmas to find a mate?


Harry T lost his first tooth and created his own snowman after watching The Snowman.

Dougie has been making cheese scones and started the week by making his own secret hideaway snug which we all want to hide in!


Everyone has been super helpful in showing their mums how to get into google classrooms and we are super proud of them all. 

Week Ending 4th December 2020

This week the children in Mothecombe really enjoyed doing some cooking with Mrs Readey. They made cheese scones which tasted delicious!

In Science, the year two’s tested which was the most suitable material to keep Santa’s hot chocolate warm for the longest time. The children had to use their prediction skills to guess which would be the best. 

We have also been busy practising our Christmas songs and dance ready to share with you next week!

Week Ending 27th November 2020

This week, in history, the class have been looking at what made the Greeks so powerful, looking at the design of the Trireme ships and labelling them.
In R.E. the children have been learning about the Jewish festival, Rosh Hashanah and thinking about why festivals are important to family life.
We have enjoyed designing healthy menus and thinking about the sorts of food that would count towards our five a day.

Week Ending 20th November 2020

This week in Mothecombe we have enjoyed using money to make totals and find change. In English we are still learning about chronological reports ~ we wrote a newspaper article about the Great Fire of London and have started finding out about the Greek myth, Theseus and the Minotaur. We did some role-play and enjoyed acting out some of the story.
In Science the year 3s enjoyed thinking about our skeletons and made skeleton puppets. We had an enjoyable morning watching a performance by Theatre Alibi. What a busy week!

Week Ending 13th November

This week Mothecombe class really enjoyed a multi skills session with Mr Gibbs and worked really well in groups to complete a range of activities.
In science this week, year two have been busy sorting objects according to the materials they are made from. The year three’s finished off an investigation we did recently about the strength of our muscles and we analysed the data we had collected.
We also talked about Anti-bullying week and thought about how someone might feel if they were being bullied.

Week Ending 6th November 2020

Week ending 6th November 2020

A busy start to the second half of term here in Mothecombe. It was lovely to see all the children coming back to school happily with all their news from our week off!

In English we have started our unit on the Great Fire of London. We have been looking at evidence in the text to see if the fire was inevitable with the conditions of London at the time. We have been exploring the varied vocabulary in the book and finding synonyms in our thesauruses. We pretended we were newspaper reporters and wrote about the fire.

In Maths we have been adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers using different methods as well as practising odds and even numbers.

Our Harvest Song

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This week in Mothecombe we have recorded our Harvest song ‘Let’s Harvest’.

Week Ending 16th October

This week in Mothecombe class we enjoyed using our story telling chair to share our adventure stories with each other. We talked about all the things we need to include in order to make a really exciting story!

We have been thinking about our muscles and what they are for and started to plan a test to see who has the strongest arms. We have also been learning a song in music all about Harvest time.