Term 2

Weeks 1 and 2


Mr Jefferies has been on paternity leave for weeks 1 and 2. Thank you for your kind comments and wishes for Mrs Jefferies and baby Charlie. 


Draco class have been really busy with Ms Nichols and Mrs Hughes keeping a keen eye on the class with the teachers that have been covering Mr Jefferies.  


The children have been learning all about space! In History we have found out about both people and animals who have been to space and loved learning about the space race between NASA and ROSCOSMOS. We also talked about the feelings of Michael Colins who went all the way to the moon but stayed in the rocket! What a good friend!


Week two was FAB week. The children made friendship bracelets in cross phases and had a lovely time. Emily F was voted for by a landslide to be friend of the week. 


In maths we have been leaning about addition. Ask your child to show you our strategy for adding two 2 digit numbers.


In English we have been looking at the story 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers ( Not Mr Jefferies!) We have used the playpod to build and fix spaceships!


Term 1

Term 1 highlights 


  • Great Fire of St Stephens 
  • Building gingerbread man traps
  • Baking bread with Warburton's bakery. 


We have has a super first term in year 2. In maths we have been learning all about place value and understanding the tens and ones of a two digit number. These super skills will really help us in our adding and subtraction next term. We have also used our skills to order numbers and use < > and = signs when talking about numbers.


In English we have used the story of the Gingerbread Man to help us with our learning and wrote our own versions with a new delicious character. We have also used our word magic skills to understand what non chronological means. When we knew this we could write non chronological reports about foxes and owls. We have learned lots of facts! 


We have been super scientist finding out all about materials and testing which ones would be best to keep a gingerbread man dry. We liked learning new words like waterproof.


 Waburton's Bakery and will getting a new student teacher, Ms Nicholls. 

Recognising brilliance! 


This year at St Stephen's we are taking part in the better behavior project with lots of schools in South Glos. Mr Jefferies is leading the project in our school so luckily Draco class get to be the first children to get a sneak peek at some new ideas!


One of those new ideas is to have a recognition board in the classroom. This is so all of the adults can reognise the children for a specific thing.  


We have already completed our first one for 'Quiet independent learning' Take a look! Next up is 'Being ready to learn.' 


Also from next week (23.9.19) Check out our whole school recognition board for 'Fantastic Walking'