Hampton Recent Learning


Our text this term is ‘Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age’. We have been building our vocabulary to describe the characters in the story. Year 3 enjoy using the thesauruses to find interesting words. Year 2 are developing their cursive handwriting and using ‘and’ ‘but’ ‘because’ to lengthen their sentences.

“This comic book is fun to read and it is imaginative!” Year 2 pupil.


Year 3 have been practising 3-digit addition and subtraction. They have been using the Base 10 to show exchanging and learning how to record the written columnar method in their books. They have learned how to use ‘Showbie’ to view their maths worksheets.

Year 2 have been working on addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers within 100. They have been applying effective mental strategies such as ‘making 10’ and partitioning numbers as well as using the concrete resources to support their learning – ten frames, Base 10, number-lines and 100 squares.

“I find it easier using the columnar method to add rather than adding in a line!” Year 3 pupil.


Linked to our ‘Through the Ages’ themed learning in History, for Art we are learning about Bell Beaker pottery. We are exploring different clay techniques, which we are using to make and decorate a Bell Beaker-style pot.

“Practise makes perfect and we were practising pottery making before we make our final pots!” Year 2 pupil.

Stone Age visit