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Mothecombe Class

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Year 2 and 3

 Mrs White and Mrs Eatwell

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.