Cyan Class: Geraldine
Turquoise Class: Kelly
Helen (Cover Supervisor)
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. This is a fabulous time for everyone involved as the children experience different activities and get to showcase their talents.
Cyan Class - Tuesday and Friday
Turquoise Class - Tuesday and Friday
30th November 2018
This week we have been learning to:
This week we have been continuing to use part whole models to help us with addition and subtraction. We have been improving our reasoning skills by looking at problems which require an explanation.
Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to one of our Mathematics coffee mornings; we hope you enjoyed the session. For any parent who was unable to attend but would like a copy of the resources please see Kelly or Geraldine.
We have been retelling the story of the Snow Queen and are now planning our own quest stories. We have had lots of fun using drama to act out our story plans and made freeze frames of our hero facing obstacles. Next week we are looking forward to writing our own stories.
English booklet page 16
23rd November 2018
This week we have been learning to:
In mathematics this week we have been working on addition and subtraction, we have been using part - part - whole models and bar modelling to help us see fact families for addition and subtraction. Please try and come to our coffee morning on Tuesday to learn more about our new mathematics approach and try it for yourself.
In English we have been reading the exciting story of the Snow Queen. We have retold the story using expanded noun phrases and have learnt to use similes and synonyms to make our writing more descriptive and exciting. Next week we will be writing our own Quest stories.
Spelling test Monday 26/11/18
Contractions – the apostrophe is placed where letters are missing
can not can’t
did not didn’t
has not hasn’t
could not couldn’t
would not wouldn’t
should not shouldn’t
it is it’s
I will I’ll
Maths work book pages 4 and 5
English work book pages 2 and 3
9th November 2018
This week we have been learning:
In Mathematics we have been using practical resources to help us with our learning. We have also been learning to explain our understanding of the math's we are learning.
In English we have been writing information texts and have focused on the life of Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist who was famous for her self portraits. We were lucky to have the opportunity to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum where there is an exhibition celebrating her life.
Spelling Words 9.11.18
The spelling rule for this week is when a makes the ar sound.
9th November 2018
English page 8 & 9
Maths pages 8 & 9
Year 2 attended the Bright Sparks Concert at the Royal Festival Hall on Monday 8th October. We had a great time singing songs from the Highway Rat and enjoyed hearing the orchestra play. We were especially lucky to have the opportunity to watch the premier of film 'The Highway Rat' written by Julia Donaldson.
12th October 2018
Year 2 have been extremely busy again this week. We have been to the Royal Festival Hall and have also been busy in class.
In English we have continued to retell the story of Jim and the Beanstalk using drama and actions to help us. We have learnt to use adverbs in our writing and have begun to plan our own sequel which we are all very excited about.
we have been exploring multiplication and have used arrays and empty number lines to help us. Please refer to the calculation policy on the Year 2 page.
Spelling & Homework (Tested on Monday)
English booklet,pages 32& 33 to be completed
Mathematics booklet, pages 6 & 7 to be completed
5th October 2018
This week we have been working on:
This week we have been looking at 2 dimensional shapes in class. We have been naming and sorting shapes according to their properties. Please practice naming 2d shapes with your child such as; triangle,circle, square, rectangle and hexagon so that they are confident when using this vocabulary. We have also begun to learn about multiplication and have been using arrays to help us multiply. We have discovered that there are arrays all around us in everyday life such as egg cartons and Lego bricks; maybe you can spot some more in interesting places and share them with us next week.
In English we have been reading the story of Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs. In class we have shared our thoughts and ideas about the story and have enjoyed using drama to retell parts of the story. Next week we will be writing a retell so that we can then begin to write a sequel of our own.
Homework can be found in your child's book bag and should be brought into school on Monday. The Maths and English homework books should be completed by Wednesday, this week children should work on pages 10 & 11 in the English book and pages 2 & 3 in the Maths booklet.
Spelling rule g before e, i, and y (Tested on Monday)
We have been busy in Science investigating materials and planning experiments to find out which type of plastic bottle is the most flexible. We have planned and carried out experiments to find out.