Year 2

Week Commencing – 20th January

This week:

  • In Maths we have been working hard to understand how multiplication works. We have looked at grouping numbers, using repeated addition and the X multiplication symbol.
  • In English, we have been learning about informative posters. We have written two lost toys posters, one in a group and the other independently.
  • In RE, we have been exploring different New Year celebrations and focusing on Rosh Hashana – the Jewish New Year. The children have learnt about the different foods and how the festival is celebrated.

This week, the children are really focussing on improving their handwriting. They are really passionate about using the cursive style and presenting their work as neatly as possible.

To continue helping your child at home:

  1. Reading at home as much as you can.
  2. Practicing and playing with money – adding coins, adding amounts mentally or discussing change from purchases.
  3. Practicing counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and grouping objects into groups of the same.

Week Commencing – 13th January

This week:

  • In Maths we have finished learning about money and have begun learning about multiplication. We have been learning how to recognise equal and unequal groups of numbers.
  • In English, we have written two sets of instructions. The first set we wrote in small groups about how to eat a banana and the second set was an independent task explaining how to make a paper aeroplane. We had lots of fun making the aeroplanes and then testing our instructions to make sure they worked.
  • In Art, we have been learning about colour mixing when using water colours. We have created colour wheels using watercolour paints and they do look very pretty.

This week, the children have worked and played together really well. They have been kind and considerate when using equipment and have looked after and supported each other when needed.

To continue helping your child at home:

  1. Reading at home as much as you can.
  2. Practicing and playing with money – adding coins, adding amounts mentally or discussing change from purchases.
  3. Practicing counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and grouping objects into groups of the same.

Week Commencing – 6th January

This week:

  • In Maths we have been working really hard creating different amounts of money in a variety of ways. The children have been using their mental skills to add together different coins to create totals.
  • In English, we have written a fabulous recount of our Christmas holidays. The children planned and wrote their own recounts and tried really hard to join all of their handwriting.
  • In Science, we have been learning about different animal life cycles and how animals, plants and humans change as they grow.

Playing, counting and adding different coins at home would really help to support your child’s mental addition skills and their understanding of different coins.

Week Commencing – 9th December

This week:

  • In Maths we have begun learning about money. We have been making different amount using a range of coins. We have been using our adding skills to add different coins.
  • In English, we have written a set of instructions about how to make a Christmas Tree Decoration. We have discussed the types of words we need to use such as bossy verbs (imperative commands) and words that show us the order somethings happens in like first, second, finally (adverbial phrases).
  • In RE, we have been learnt what different Christmas symbols really mean. The children were really interested about how symbols are actually Christian symbols e.g. a candy cane symbolises the shepherd’s crook.
  • This week, the children have successfully completed the dress rehearsal of the KS1 Nativity Play. It has been lovely to see the older Year 2 children helping and guiding the younger children in Year 1 and Reception.

There will be no homework over Christmas. It would be brilliant if you could keep reading with your child over the Christmas break.

Week Commencing – 2nd December

This week:

  • In Maths we have completed our topic on addition and subtraction. We have practiced some problem solving and thought about different ways to solve problems.
  • In English, we have written our own newspaper report and began learning about instructions.
  • In RE, we have been thinking about symbols that are important to us. We have also been thinking about different religious symbols and why they are important to different people.

This week, the children have been rehearsing the different scenes for the KS1 nativity performances. They are working well as a team with their KS1 peers and trying really hard to say their lines clearly.

Please keep practicing the lines for the nativity! Thank you.

Week Commencing – 25th November

This week:

  • In Maths we have continued to focus on addition and subtraction. The children are working really hard to use different methods to support them when they add and take away.
  • In English, we have been using different conjunctions in our writing and we have written our newspaper report on a template in our best handwriting.
  • In Topic, we have been learning about the different countries of the United Kingdom and 5 different castles in capital cities. We have looked at Cardiff Castle, Edinburgh Castle, The Tower of London, Belfast Castle and Dublin Castle.

This week, the children have been heartily practicing the songs and their roles for the nativity performance. They are singing beautifully and trying really hard to read clearly and loudly.

Please keep practicing the lines for the nativity! Thank you!

Week Commencing – 18th November

This week:

  • In Maths we have been learning to add and subtract using number lines and different pieces of equipment. We are focusing on accuracy when crossing the ten boundary when we add and exchanging a ten for ones when we subtract.
  • In English, we have been planning and writing our own newspaper reports. We have planned and written a report in groups and then planned our own independent report.
  • In Science, we have been learning about Living Things. We have compared objects that were never alive, dead and living. We have also compared babies and dolls and discussed what qualities living things need to be alive.

This week, the children have been heartily practicing the songs for the Nativity performance. They are working really hard to learn all the songs and we are really impressed with their enthusiasm and positivity.

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

 


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