Caterpillars Class – Week 2


What a great second week in Caterpillars class we have had!


We’ve been really getting to terms with Place Value in Maths and using our new classroom resources to visualise different values. Across the class we have been using Base 10, Numicon and counters to solve lots of different place value problems and really working well in our trios.


In English, we have had lots of fun thinking of new uses for Bernard’s bottom from our story! We have also been discussing what a verb is and how suffixes can be added (such as –ing and –ed) to change the meaning/tense of verbs. We then made our own silly examples using verbs in different tenses. I am very proud of just how much we have learnt and been able to achieve in only week 2 of term! Well done Caterpillars I can’t wait to see what you achieve next!


In PE we have enjoyed using the apparatus in our Gymnastics and ‘Our Bodies’ themes. Lots of excellent support and sensible balances, movements and actions here from all involved.





In Science, we have enjoyed learning more about how food keeps us healthy and why nutrients are so important for animals of all types and in Computing we have started thinking about what a computer actually is and how we can explain what it is to a friend. Lots of trial and error in deciding what defines a computer over other electronic devices through debate this week and all in a supportive manner with our friends.

Finally in art we have had a great time trying to imitate the portraiture work of Julian Opie (the man behind the famous Blur: Best of album cover!) and using the same broad lines and simplistic style to represent our friends on paper! Lots of laughter along the way (mostly at my efforts I should point out!) and a great way to explore the features of the human face as part of our topic.

Next week we are looking forward to a visit from Chantelle for our Gardening lessons, continuing with our PE and gymnastics, exploring our topic further and writing our own class version of No Bot and what might happen if Bernard the robot were to lose an arm instead!

Finally I would like to say thank you to those parents who have volunteered to help out in school as parent helpers. We are working out a timetable based on the times you have given us and will get back to you as soon as we can.

As another note to parents, homework has been sent out this weekend and is expected back on Thursday each week please. As always, we truly appreciate all that you do at home with your children to help their learning and really do see a difference in class.


Have a great weekend everyone!

Best wishes,


Joe Skinner and the Year 2/3 team.