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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

 

Our teachers:

Cyan Class:          Geraldine

Turquoise Class: Tanika and Laura

Helen (Cover Supervisor)

 

Our Class:

Year 2 is when children blossom and grow as independent learners. Through our  topics of Heroes and Heroines, An Eye on London and Rainforests the children explore all areas of the curriculum.

 

There are a number of class trips throughout the year to support and inspire our learning outside of the classroom. During the summer term the children have the opportunity to go on a mini school journey to Arethusa. This is a fabulous time for everyone involved as the children experience different activities and get to showcase their talents.

 

PE – Wednesday and Friday

 

 

This week we have been working on:

 

15th September 2017

Maths: Place Value - 1 more/1 less, 10 more/10 less,  a number that comes between two numbers and ordering two-digit numbers.

 

English: Yeti and the Bird - identifying rules (commands), writing a letter and postcard in role, using 'but', 'however' and 'although' to link ideas and making adjectives using the suffix 'est'.

 

 

22nd September 2017

 

Maths: In Maths we have been partitioning 2-digit numbers into tens and ones using dienes and recording as a number sentence, for example 45 = 40 + 5. We have been developing our strategies for addition, using a 100 square and a numbered number line. We are beginning to explore the use of an empty number line. We also consolidated our understanding that addition is commutative so can be done in any order (4 + 35 = 39, 35 + 4 = 39).

 

English: In English we have used possessive apostrophes to show that something belongs to someone and placed commas between adjectives in a list.

We have used  the conjunction 'because' in a sentence when describing how our perception of a character in a story changed, looked at interesting sentence openers and used a story  mountain to help us sequence the story of Yeti and the Bird.

 

29th September 2017

Maths: In Maths we have been developing our strategies for subtraction, using a 100 square and a numbered number line. We are beginning to explore the use of an empty number line. We have also started to use bar modelling to help us understand word problems.

 

English: This week we have used the story of Yeti and the Bird to help us plan our own longer piece of writing. We have enjoyed choosing new characters and adjectives to describe them and have started to write. Look out for our fantastic stories!  

 

6th October 2017

 

Maths: In Maths this week we have been developing our mental strategies when adding 3 one digit numbers. We have also used our understanding of addition and subtraction facts to recognise inverse and then used this to solve missing number problems. 

 

English: This week we finished writing our own stories based on Yeti and the Bird. We edited our stories to make sure that our writing was clear and made sense.

 

13th October 2017

Spellings

Prefix – a group of letters that go at the beginning of a word and change the meaning. un/dis- makes the original word mean its opposite.

Write a sentence for each word and then write the sentence again adding the prefix un to change the meaning.

aware, fair, lucky, true, grateful

Write a sentence for each word and then write the sentence again adding the prefix dis to change the meaning.

appear, approve, like, obey, respect

Maths: In maths this week we have been looking at the properties of 2D shapes and have sorted them using Venn diagrams. We have also used our knowledge of inverse to solve missing number addition and subtraction  missing number problems to 20. 

 

English: In English we have used Goldilocks and the Three Bears to inspire our writing. We have used adjectives to describe a character and created posters to warn others about this mischievous girl.

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