Year 2

Week Commencing – 9th March

This week:

  • In Maths we have been learning about different shapes. We have been learning about their properties and have learnt the word vertices.
  • In English, we have written a shared version of an adventure story based on the Nutcracker. We have used a story mountain plan to write 5 different parts of the story. Then we planned our own story using a story mountain.
  • In Topic, we have been designing our own sock puppets. We are creating characters that link to the Nutcracker.

On Monday, the children were all brilliant in the Year 2 class assembly. They spoke clearly and confidently and showed just how much they had learnt. I was extremely proud of them all!

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 – 2nd March

This week:

  • In Maths we have finished learning about statistics. The children have worked really hard to create tally charts, pictograms and block graphs. They have learned to interpret these and answer questions about them.
  • In English, we have begun planning and writing an adventure story based on the Nutcracker. The children have shared their ideas and written collaboratively and independently.
  • In RE, we have been learning about different Christian symbols. We have focused on the symbol of the cross and have begun to discuss the Easter Story.

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.
  4. Learning the class assembly lines.

Week Commencing – 24th February

This week:

  • In Maths we have begun a unit about statistics. The children have worked really hard to use tally charts, interpret data and then turn tally charts into pictograms.
  • In English, we have been writing letters to a character from the Nutcracker/ a character we created for the story. The children have been enthusiastically sharing their writing and reading aloud in class.
  • In Science, we have been experimenting with plants. We are testing 3 basil plants. The first plan is our control and is having plenty of sunlight and water. The second plant is having sunlight and no water and the third plant is having water and no sunlight. The children have made brilliant predictions about what they think will happen.

This week, the children have written their own parts for our class assembly. They were really keen to tell me what they wanted to say and I was really impressed at their ownership of the assembly and their enthusiasm.

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.

4. Learning the class assembly lines.

Week Commencing – 10th February

This week:

  • In Maths we have completed our learning on division. The children have worked really hard to link multiplication facts to division.
  • In English, we have been creating our own setting descriptions. We have drawn and painted our settings and then written some fabulous descriptions.
  • In RE, we have completed our learning about different New Year Celebrations. This week, we have planned our own New Year celebrations in small groups.

After the holidays, we will be learning about statistics and graphs in Maths and story writing in English.

To continue helping your child at home:

  • Reading at home as much as you can.
  • Practicing and playing with money – adding coins, adding amounts mentally or discussing change from purchases.

Practicing counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and grouping objects into groups of the same.

Week Commencing – 3rd February

This week:

  • In Maths we have begun learning about division. We have been learning to share and sort numbers into equal groups using number lines and practical equipment.
  • In English, we have been editing and improving our independent character description. We have been looking at improving our adjective choices, correcting missing words and adding interesting sentence starters.
  • In Topic, we have been discussing our favourite toys and have created an advertisement poster for them.

To continue helping your child at home:

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

Week Commencing – 27th January

This week:

  • In Maths we have been using our knowledge of the 2s, 5s and 10 times table to solve multiplication problems. We have been using arrays to help us visualise the problems.
  • In English, we have been using lots of adjectives to describe different characters from the Nutcracker. We have also created our own character and have begun describing it.
  • In PE, we have been working on a unit of toy based dance. We have been pretending to be playdough and have created short sequences of movements as if we were playdough.

This week, the children have tried really hard to expand their vocabulary and use different words. They have really risen to the challenge and I am very impressed.

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.
    

 


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