Please see your LAtC Homework in the link below

  1. Read the guidance pages
  2. Think about how you feel: Very confident? Confident? Not so confident?
    1. Not so confident: Complete only the pages that have 1 star at the bottom of them
    2. Confident: Complete only the pages that have 2 stars at the bottom of them
    3. Very confident: Complete only the pages that have 3 stars at the bottom of them

Regular and Irregular Verbs

Remember: if for any reason you are unable to complete your homework this weekend, then a letter from your adult at home needs to be brought in on Monday explaining why.


Our topic for this half term is Changes. We have been learning about the changing colours of Autumn and hope to be going on a leaf hunt in the near future (weather permitting!)

This week we have been learning about animals that hibernate during the Winter months, such as hedgehogs and bats.

In Maths, we are continuing to focus on numbers up to 10 and we have been learning how to use ten frames to find one more and one less than any given number. Please continue to support your child in achieving their maths targets. Here is a link to a counting song below;

Please remember to read with your child everyday, practise the sounds of the week in phonics and complete the weekly homework.

Just a reminder of some key dates and events happening between now and the Christmas holidays;

Thursday 17th November – Photographs (Individual and siblings)

Tuesday 13th December – EYFS/KS1 Nativity

Friday 16th December – End of Autumn term (2pm finish)

Thank you for your continued support!

Ms Begum and Mr Crick


Year 2 are learning all about shapes in Maths! We used concrete materials and even used playdoh to make shapes. We have been learning how to characterise the shapes, looking at sides and vertices. Have a look!



Please see this week’s homework below in the link. Please copy and complete the questions in your LAtC book. This homework is due in Monday 14th November.

Full stops and capital letters

Best presentation please.

Have a great weekend,

Miss M

Today, in Challenger, we continued to learn about the Blitz and analysed Hitler’s Blitzkrieg tactic. Could you write a non-chronological report about the Blitz? Could you practise writing a newspaper report in advance of us writing one in class?

Tomorrow, in maths, we will continue to learn about negative numbers and then we will move on to column addition and subtraction. Please do use the websites/other resources that you have at home to get a head start with these areas before we learn them further in class.


One of the most important skills that your child needs to master is learning to read.

Reading to and with your child every day for just 10 minutes will have an enormous impact on their learning.

Our school uses Little Wandle Letters and Sounds phonics programme to teach early reading.

Click on the links below to access some useful guides

LS-PowerPoint-for-parents-presentation-notes (1)

Pronunciation_guide_Autumn_1 (1)

Pronunciation_guide_Autumn_2-1 (1)


Dear Challenger,

It was great to see so many of you at Parents’ Meetings this week, and it’s great to hear that all of you are keen to do extra learning at home to help improve your progress. Please see some great websites below that will provide you with materials across the key subjects: English Grammar, Spelling, Maths and Reading.

  1. Oak Academy This website is great for all subjects. Be sure to click on the necessary subject links to access the materials.
  2. BBC Bitesize : BBC is another great resource to learn in all of the key subjects.
  3. Khan Academy on YouTube: Khan Academy is a great YouTube channel to help teach you the different concepts that we learn in maths. You will just need to type the area of maths into YouTube alongside Khan Academy, and find the video e.g. rounding Khan Academy.

Lastly, I am pleased to share that Invicta Academy are offering FREE online classes over the October Half Term. Please click on the link below to book your place if you wish to attend (remember, we are Upper Key Stage 2).

FREE Half Term Online Classes

Be sure to get a good balance between some hours of study and downtime a day.

I look forward to seeing you on Monday 31st October. Please remember to bring in your homework!

Happy holidays,

Miss Maitland