Wavendon Gate School






Class Teachers

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: Mrs Mills

Thursday and Friday: Mrs Wilson



Teaching Assistants

Mrs Sidat, Mrs Shardlow and Mrs Haigh



Long Term Plan: Here is a plan of our activities for the year.

Timetable: Please note Indoor P.E is on Monday, outdoor P.E is on Wednesday and our Library slot is on Tuesday.

Our Subject Stars

Alyssa 13/3/20 PE - Dance

Chloe HOMEWORK 28/2/20

Zak 6/3/20 ART






English Subject Star - Madison (13.9.19)

Maths Subject Star - Nusaib (20.9.19)

Science Subject Star - Emily (27.9.19)

Topic Subject Star- Finley (4.10.19)

P.E Subject Star - Greyson (11.10.19)

Homework Star - Paige (8.11.19)

Art Subject Start - Zak (15,11,19)

English Subject Star- Madison (25.11.19)

Maths Subject Star - Lincoln

RE Subject Star - Caitlin (29.11.19

Homework Subject Star - Riley D (7.1.20)

Science Subject Star - Laitham (24.1.20)

ICT Subject Star - Olvier ( 14.1.20

Humanities  Subject Star - Zac )27.1.20)

Reading Subject Star - Lainie-Rose (7.2.20)


Design Technology: The children enjoyed designing and making their Christmas Stockings

Our trip to Holdenby House

Vera Lynn - We'll Meet Again (Lyrics)

Please practise this song, ready to sing at Holdenby house.

Christmas Carol Concert Lyrics

A sample of the songs can be found at the following websites.Click on the green listen to songs button to access a free sample of the tunes.


Recent events

) In computing we have been using the new chrome books to learn how to login to TT Rockstars and My Maths. We have also been learning how to code using Lightbot and Bee bots.

 In English we have just started looking at instruction texts. Here we are reading recipes to each other helping each other to decode and explain any new words.

 In History we have been studying the 1940's era and looking at how they way of life was different then. We have also been talking about WW2 and the effects of rationing and we are looking forward to our role play Evacuation Day at Holdenby House. Please ask if you need help to make a gas box.


In Maths we have been working hard and learning how to add and subtract using a tens frame to help us. We have also discussed other ways of showing our calculations using a part whole model or a bead string.

Here is the music if you wish to do a show at home!

Charleston Dance

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In PE we have been working with a dance specialist Miss Wendy to learn all about dances from the 1940s and we made up our own modern day Charleston. We hope you enjoy it.

Maths Activities and resources

Here are some maths games to try at home to help with various maths skills. Why not try one a day? - Measuring Scales games - Telling the time game Times table sheet generator Times table game. More times tables games!




Comparing numbers: Greater than/Less than please help your child practice this by downloading this useful visual aid. Collect two sets of objects, count them and use the symbol to compare them.

Time Tables Rock Stars


Let's Rock! Ok rock stars, show us how good you are at your timestables!


Each child should have their own personal login details in their home school diary or given out at parents evening. Follow this link to login and have fun!





Keep trying to learn those all important common exception words!


You could:

-  Write them in different colour pens (Rainbow spellings)

-  Put them on post-its and hide them around the house. When you find a word, spell it and win it!

-  Use magnetic letters to spell 5 of the words on the fridge each week

-  Use foam letters in the bath or shower to spell the words, or just use your finger and the bubbles!

-  'Paint' spellings onto pavements or fences in the garden with an old paintbrush and water

-  Paint your spellings onto big sheets of paper

- For those of you who like getting messy, fill a baking tray with shaving foam or a little cornflour and water, and        write your spellings in the mixture.

- Find your spellings in a newspaper or magazine, cut them out and collect them


For a list of the words visit:


Or try this online game:

Please keep reading everyday, remember if you read at least 3 times a week you will get a golden ticket!

Homework update


Well done on such amazing homework this half term, many golden tickets have been awarded. Thank you for all the yummy biscuits, they were all delicous!



My Maths Update


Thank you for your enthusiasm with My Maths keep up the good work!


If you have any problems with My Maths or do not have facilities to log in please let a Year 2 teacher know, we will be happy to help.



Supporting your child in Year 2 Presentation

Other useful websites - Useful for Science discussions What is the difference between living and non living things? The Frog and The Scorpion Fable used in English. Why not take a trip to ZSL to Whipsnade Zoo to learn more about living creatures. Or a visit to the Natural History Museum will help to talk about things that were once living. The Family Maths Toolkit is full of ideas to help parents, families and children aged 13 and under enjoy everyday maths activities together. Give your child a head start in Maths: everything parents need to know about Numeracy development from 0-6 with fun activities you can build into everyday life and play Find out what you can do to help develop your child's maths skills, from the early years to KS2 SATs.