Hampton Recent Learning

January 2024


Over the last two weeks we have explored how fossils are formed, the movement of the tectonic plates and the position/significance of the Ring of Fire. There were a lot of interesting questions asked and research undertaken to find the answers.

“How fast do the tectonic plates move?”   “What happens when tectonic plates pull apart?”



This week, Year 2 have been working with money amounts (notes and coins, £ and p).

Year 3 have been multiplying and dividing with 2 digit numbers, with and without exchanging.

“Using partitioning helps me to solve 2 digit multiplication and division.”


Continuing through our class text – Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley – we have been planning our writing of ‘Winston’s tale’ using a grammar focus on time connectives and using role play to re-tell the tale.


“So that evening after work, I crept silently into the Reptile House and grabbed the snapping baby crocodile by its swishing tail before sneaking out of the zoo!”



November 2023


We have started the new term with our Geography themed learning – Rocks, Relics and Rumbles.


We will learn about the features and characteristics of the Earth’s layers, including a detailed exploration of volcanic, tectonic and seismic activity!


“We were looking at rocks through magnifying glasses and trying to figure out what type of rock they were!”


Our class text this term is – Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley – we have read the first 11 chapters already. We have been enjoying listening to the story and describing the characters and setting.

“So far we’ve met Ruskin, Wendy, Winston, Elvis, Sparky, Mr. Lace and Corky Pigeon!”


We are continuing Multiplication and Division in maths. Year 2 are exploring the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, and Year 3 are working with the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

“Using an array can help us find answers to multiplication and division questions!”


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