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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

 

Our teachers:

Cyan Class:          Geraldine

Turquoise Class: Kelly

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. This is a fabulous time for everyone involved as the children experience different activities and get to showcase their talents.

 

PE

Cyan Class - Tuesday and Friday

Turquoise Class - Tuesday and Thursday

 

 

 

12th July 2019

The children had a wonderful time at London Zoo today and enjoyed the workshop on life cycles. They also had the opportunity to step inside the Rainforest enclosure and experience what it feels like to be in a real rainforest and see up close some of the animals that live there.

Friday 28th June 2019

Spelling test Monday 1/7/19
 

fascinating

amazingly

interestingly

unfortunately

strangely

incredible

canopy

equator

confuse

prey

 

 

Homework – English page 22 Maths pages 13 and 14

Friday 7th June 2019

Welcome back, we hope you had a relaxing half term. The children have returned full of energy and have been enjoying our new topic which focuses on the environment and the Rainforest. Thank you for caring for your mystery seed over the break, it was exciting to see what has grown! Don't worry if you haven't brought your plant in yet as there is plenty of time to show us what you have grown.

 

Spellings for this week are listed below and will be tested on Monday.

 

 

rainforest

dense

busy

nocturnal

animal

ready

asleep

called

fascinating

mammal

 

 Please complete pages  32 and 33 in the Maths Homework Booklet

 

Handwriting Practise

 

Turquoise class notice

 

We have our class assembly on Friday 14th June 2019. The children have been sent home with their lines to practice over the weeked. Please help your children to learn thes by Monday. We are also learning a song about the rainforest, click the link below to get access to the song.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMZ7S5Y1yXU

 

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29/3/19

Spelling test Monday 1/4/19

 

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

tie

pack

 

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

 

Homework – Arithmetic sheet attached 

8/3/19

Spelling test Monday 11/3/19

The apostrophe is placed where a letter or letters have been removed.

 

we are                   we’re

should not             shouldn’t

could not               couldn’t

should have           should’ve

could have             could’ve

that will                that’ll

I will                     I’ll

I have                   I’ve

will not                  won’t

might have            might’ve

he is                     he’s

here is                  here’s

they are               they’re

Mathematics homework book page 36

1st March 2019

  

The children started their topic about the Great Fire of London this week and are enjoying learning about the events that took place in 1666. In English we have been hearing the story of the Great Fire and have written warnings to Thomas Farriner, the baker where the fire started.

In Mathematics we have been looking at statistics and have collected, presented and examined data to understand what it is telling us. Next week we will be moving on to shape and taking a closer look at 2d and 3d shapes.

In RE we have started learning about Easter and the stories told in the Bible about Easter. In class we looked at some of the symbols associated with the festival and Turquoise class enjoyed discovering the origins of the Hot Cross bun and shared some in class together. 

                                        

 

 

 

1/3/19

Spelling test Monday 4/3/19

 

Suffixes

 

-ful (full of) and less (without) add description

 

Can you make pairs of opposite words by adding ful and less?

 

care

harm

help

fear

rest

hope

use
Maths Homework Book Statistics pages 34-35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th February 2019

 

We have had a very busy couple of weeks in year 2. The children have worked very hard and Geraldine and Kelly are extremely proud of everyone.  We have finished writing our information texts about London's famous landmarks and also written our own Paddington adventure stories. Last Friday, as a reward for all our hard work, we enjoyed watching the film of Paddington whilst eating toast and marmalade. In Mathematics we have been learning to divide and multiple using a range of techniques and have been learning lots of multiplication facts. We have finished our unit in Science called 'Living things' where we enjoyed looking for mini-beasts and learnt how food chains work. When we come back from half term we will be starting a new topic called 'Animals including humans' and will be learning more about healthy eating.

 

It has been a busy term so far and Both Geraldine and I wish you a restful break.

 

Home work

15/2/19

Spelling test Monday 25/2/19

 

Words ending in tion

 

Words that end in tion make a ‘shun’ sound

 

fraction

direction

station

attention

nation

mention

section

motion

collection

action

 

Please practice the spelling words with your children and read with them for at least 15 minutes everyday.

 

18th January 2019

 

We have had an extremely busy week in Year 2. We have been out and about, learning about the famous landmarks that you can see on the Southbank of the River Thames and also out looking for mini-beasts in the woodlands.

English

 

We have started a new topic this term which is all about London. We have been out on a very interesting walk along  he river to see all the interesting sights our city has to offer. We are in the process of making information texts about the famous landmarks we have seen. We will be making our information books in class next week.

 

Spellings                    (spelling test on Monday)

 

 

Plural spelling rule

Add es if the singular word ends in a hissing or shushing sound (x, s, ch or sh).

If a word ends in a consonant then y, change the i to a y and add es.

All other words add s.

 

Please learn and use the spelling rule for these words.

 

match

fairy

bean

cross

boy

trick

sound

baby

dress

name

 

Mathematics

We have been learning about money this week in Maths. We have learnt which coins and notes we use in England. Please encourage your child to count in 2, 5, 10 & 20 over the weekend as this is a useful skill when counting money.

14th December 2018

 

This week we have been very busy preparing for our KS1 Christmas performance. Please practice the songs at home and if your child has a speaking part please help them to practice over the weekend. Children will need a plain white top and plain black bottoms for the play, these should be brought to school on Monday in a clearly labelled bag.

 

English

In English we are writing instructions and have had fun making a gift for our parents and carers. Next week we will write instructions which explain how we made our gifts.

 

Spellings (tested on Monday 17/12/18)

 

al, -il, -le, and -el often have the same sound. The only ways to learn which ending to use are by studying the word, picturing it in your mind, trying to write the word and looking in the dictionary.

le or el

el comes after m, n, r, s, v and w

le after an ascender or descender

 

stable

bubble

cuddle

pebble

bottle

table

tunnel

camel

squirrel

quarrel

 

 

30th November 2018

This week we have been learning to:

Mathematics

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.

 

English

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.

 

Homework

English booklet page 16

Spellings

went

when

then

what

after                                                            

come                                               

some

something

someone

asked

 

 

 

 

 

Turquoise class enjoying their drama session. They fought off dragons and vampires and outsmarted gangs of robbers.

23rd November 2018 

This week we have been learning to:

Mathematics

 

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.

 

English

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:

 

Mathematics

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.

 

English

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.

 

fast

class

grass

pass

plant

path

there

where

again

house

Homework Books

9th November 2018

English page 8 & 9

                                                       Maths pages 8 & 9

 

Frida Kahlo Exhibition

Year 2 had a fantastic time at the Tower of London where we learnt about the 'Great Fire of London.'

Year 2 had a fantastic time at the Tower of London where we learnt about the 'Great Fire of London.' 1
Year 2 had a fantastic time at the Tower of London where we learnt about the 'Great Fire of London.' 2
Year 2 had a fantastic time at the Tower of London where we learnt about the 'Great Fire of London.' 3
Year 2 had a fantastic time at the Tower of London where we learnt about the 'Great Fire of London.' 4
Year 2 had a fantastic time at the Tower of London where we learnt about the 'Great Fire of London.' 5
Year 2 had a fantastic time at the Tower of London where we learnt about the 'Great Fire of London.' 6
Year 2 had a fantastic time at the Tower of London where we learnt about the 'Great Fire of London.' 7
Year 2 had a fantastic time at the Tower of London where we learnt about the 'Great Fire of London.' 8
Year 2 had a fantastic time at the Tower of London where we learnt about the 'Great Fire of London.' 9
Year 2 had a fantastic time at the Tower of London where we learnt about the 'Great Fire of London.' 10

 

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.

 

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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.

 

English

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.

 

Mathematics

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)

 

said

were

when

what

some

looked

called

asked

could

 

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:

Mathematics

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.

 

 

English

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

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.

 

Spellings

Spelling rule g before e, i, and y       (Tested on Monday)

energy

gem

magic

giant

ginormous

gigantic

just

jumping

juggle

Science

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.

 

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As part of Design and Technology we visited Pizza Expres to learn how to make our very own pizzas. We had a fun time and got to take the finished pizzas home to share with our families.

Year 2 went to visit the Florence Nightingale Museum this week, take a look at what a wonderful day we had.

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