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Towers, Tunnel and Turrets

See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls. Shoot a projectile with an archer’s aim. Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower. Meet Rapunzel who lives in a tall, tall tower. Let’s build a brand new one. Whose is the tallest? Can you measure it? Then dig deep, deep down, making burrows and tunnels, just like the animals who live underground. What’s that sound? I hear little hooves going trip, trap, trip, trap, over the rickety bridge. Watch out for the angry troll underneath. He likes to gobble up little girls and boys. Make sure your bridge is sturdy enough to take our weight and get us safely to the other side. And finally, meet three little pigs who need your help to build a strong fortress. Inside its strong walls, they’ll be safe from the big, bad wolf. No huffing and puffing will blow your fortress down.

Postcard from Dover Castle, Kent | England Drone Footage - YouTube



We are using the following texts to help us develop our reading and writing skills:

We have been reading lots of traditional tales.

Which is your favourite?

Storyteller videos: Traditional Tales | Oxford Owl



We are learning to understand place value in 2 digit numbers.

To help us understand place value, we use base 10, coins and place value tables.

Play these games to help you develop your understanding of place value:

Monster Phonics


In Phonics we will be consolidating our learning from Year 1 of digraphs (two letters, 1 sound).  We will also continue to practise our segmenting to spell and blending to read.  

We will revise Year 1 Common Exception Words, those words which we learn to read on sight.  When we are confident reading these words, we will begin to learn Year 2 CEW.