Year 2

Week Commencing – 11th November

This week:

  • In Maths we have been learning to exchange ones to tens when subtracting. We have used dienes to do this.
  • In English, we have been thinking about the past tense and when we use it. We have been looking at how the the suffixes – word endings – change when we use the past tense.
  • In RE we have learning about different Jewish symbols. We have been drawing the symbols and creating our own Hamsah hands.

This week, the children have been working really hard to design, build and test their own nappies! The children were creative, resilient and did not give up!

Reading and practicing the 2, 5 and 10 times tables will really help support your children’s learning this year.

Week Commencing – 4th November

This week:

  • In Maths we have been learning to exchange ones to tens when adding. We have used dienes to do this.
  • In English, we have been learning about verbs and what they do. We have also been changing the present tense into past tense.
  • In Topic we have been thinking about the different jobs that people used to do in castles.

This week, the children have been working really hard to learn alternative spellings for the r sound (spelt wr), the n sound (spelt kn) and the m sound (spelt mb).

Reading and practicing the 2, 5 and 10 times tables will really help support your children’s learning this year.

Week Commencing – 21st October

This week:

  • In Maths we have been working on creating number sentences. We have been focusing on understanding = as either “equals” or “is the same as”.
  • In English, we have been learning compound sentences and using different conjunctions such as and, but and or to join sentences. We have also written our poems up neatly and they are now on display in the classroom.
  • In RE we have finished our learning about leaders. We created an advert for a new leader and discussed what qualities a good leader should have.

This week, the children have had a fabulous trip to Warwick Castle. Their behaviour was brilliant and they all really enjoyed themselves. A huge thank you to all parents and adults who helped us!

Reading and practicing the 2, 5 and 10 times tables will really help support your children’s learning this year.

Week Commencing – 14th October

This week:

  • In Maths we have been learning related facts such as 1 + 9 = 10 and 10 + 90 = 10. We have also been learning different number bonds to 100.
  • In English, we have been learning about poems. The children have been learning a poem called “Anyone seen my dragon?” by Roger Stevens. They have also been writing their own animal poems based on this poem.
  • In Science, we have been testing the absorbency of different materials. We tested how many pieces of different materials it took to soak up a spoonful of water.

This week, the children have had lots of fun learning Anyone seen my dragon? This has inspired them to write some extremely funny poems about a variety of different animals.

Reading and practicing the 2, 5 and 10 times tables will really help support your children’s learning this year.

Week Commencing – 7th October

This week:

  • In Maths we have begun addition and subtraction. We have been adding using practical equipment and looked at using the inverse to check our answers.
  • In English, we have begun reading a new book about dragons. It is called “Tell me a dragon” by Jackie Morris. So far, we have been answering inference and comprehension questions when looking at the beautiful pictures of dragons.
  • In Topic, we have been learning about attacking and defending castles. The children have worked brilliantly in groups to match different features of castles and castle warfare.

This week, the children have been making the most of the Year 6 play-leaders. At lunchtimes, the children have played games with children in other year groups which have been led by our Year 6s. They have really enjoyed interacting with other year groups!

Reading and practicing the 2, 5 and 10 times tables will really help support your children’s learning this year.

Week Commencing – 30th Sept

This week:

  • In Maths we have been comparing objects and numbers as well as counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • In English, we have written a retelling of George and the Dragon and planned and written our own stories.
  • In RE, we have been continuing our work on our Big Question – Who Should You Follow? We have looked at the stories of Moses and Joshua from the Old Testament and discussed how they were leaders to their people.

This week, the children have shown great determination in their maths lessons. They have worked really hard on tricky reasoning and problem solving activities. Well Done Year 2!

Reading and practicing the 2, 5 and 10 times tables will really help support your children’s learning this year.

Week Commencing – 23rd Sept

This week:

  • In Maths we have been learning to use place value charts to work out the value of 2 digit numbers.
  • In English, we have been planning and writing a shared version of George and the Dragon.
  • In Science, we have been investigating the properties of different materials.

This week, the children have all worked extremely hard on their writing. They have shown creativity, perseverance and an extremely positive attitude towards their learning.

Reading and practicing the 2, 5 and 10 times tables will really help support your children’s learning this year.

Week Commencing – 16th Sept

This week:

  • In Maths we have been using number lines to represent and estimate 2 digit numbers.
  • In English, we have been learning about nouns and adjectives and using this to describe different characters from our story.
  • In Topic, we have learnt about motte and bailey castles. We also drew and labelled them.

This week the children have worked really well together in group activities. They have all been considerate when working together and have shown that they really care about the classroom environment when tidying up.

Reading and practicing the 2, 5 and 10 times tables will really help support your children’s learning this year.

Week Commencing – 9th Sept

This week:

  • In Maths we have been representing 2 and 3 digit numbers using a variety of equipment. We have also been practicing counting in tens.
  • In English, we have been retelling the story of George and Dragon by Chris Wormell. We have also been answering different styles of questions about the story to help us remember it.
  • In Art, we have continued creating dragon art. This week, we chose a silhouette of a dragon and then drew flames and a background using pastels.

This week the children have played together beautifully at break times and they have settled into Year 2 wonderfully.

Reading and practicing the 2, 5 and 10 times tables will really help support your children’s learning this year.

 


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