Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis.

This half term we will be reading The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis.

We will be retelling the narrative, writing instructions, a diary entry and a lost poster based on this book.

During this term, we will be using different objects and clues from the front cover and the text to make predictions about the story. We will describe the Bog Baby and develop our use of adjectives to write a character description. We will look at using different conjunctions to extend and link our sentences, as well as noun phrases to describe.

Following this we will be looking at the features of instructions. We will practise following instructions to create a Bog Baby habitat outside!  We will then write our own instructions for making a habitat suitable for a Bog Baby. 

We will then be making our own Bog Baby which might go missing! We will have to write a lost poster using our noun phrases that we have come up with. We can also write a diary entry of the Bog Baby for what they did when they went missing. This will practise our use of first person tense. 

In our writing we will always try to remember our:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Finger spaces
  • Pre-cursive writing
  • Phonics to sound out our words.



In Year 2, we will be exploring 2D and 3D shapes. We will be looking at squares, rectangles, triangles, pentagons, hexagons, octagons and others. We will also be looking at cubes, cuboids, triangular prisms, prymaids and many more.

We will be describing 2D and 3D shapes using accurate mathematical vocabulary and by counting sides and vertices. We will also learn to find 2D shapes in 3D shapes, to arrange shapes into patterns, and to talk about rotation. 


We will be moving on to look at money in Year 2. We will be exploring different coins and identifying their worth. We will be adding money together to find the total. Then we will have a look at how we can make different amounts using coins. Finally, we will move on to exploring 1 and 2 step problems and applying our knowledge to real life everyday problems. 




Science - Living things and their habitats


This unit will start by exploring things that are alive, dead and never been alive. We will then be exploring different habitats and seeing how animals are suited to these. We will be looking at the forest, desert, arctic and ocean. Children will complete a hunt for microhabitats to identify different creatures that live there. 

We will be exploring life processes of living things.


Contact the School

Beechwood Primary School

Mrs. S. Harper - Headteacher
Meredith Street

Main Contact: Miss Taylor

Tel: 01270 214490
Fax: 01270 251529

SEN Contact: Miss Geary

SEN Email: gearyr@beechwood.cheshire.sch.uk