Spring week 1

Happy New Year and welcome back!

Here’s a round up of our week in Year 2…

In maths we have been:

Counting money in pence, pounds and notes.

Making totals using different coins

Giving change

In English we have been planning our story which will be titled How To Catch……

We decided who we are going to catch, the best time to catch them, what we would ask them, what we would tell them, what you should NOT do to catch them and what you should do to catch them. This piece of work will primarily focus on using different sentence types (questions, statements, commands) as well as conjunctions, noun phrases and a full range of Year 2 punctuation.

Our new topic this term is Charles Darwin, so far we discussed and recorded what we already know and what we would like to know. This topic has a number of curriculum links including; history, geography, science, english and computing and will also include a school trip to Shrewsbury.

This term we have also started Book Talk. We have started this week and the class have really enjoyed it. A sheet with some more information will be sent home tomorrow and will give you some ideas for questions you could ask your child when reading with them.

Key Days to remember:

Spelling test & Homework – Please ensure homework books are in school every FRIDAY for our spelling test. New spellings and homework will also be given.

PE – PE will be on WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY this term but please make sure PE kits are in school every day in case this changes.

Times table test – This will now be every FRIDAY. Please ensure Times Table books are in school so we can stick the tests in and send them home.

Reading books – Please send your current reading book into school every day so that the children are able to read with an adult or independently.

Born in a Barn

A letter has been sent home today regarding this year’s Christmas Nativity ‘Born in a Barn’.

There will be an afternoon (1:45PM) and evening performance (5:30PM) which will both take place on Tuesday 10th December.

Please see the letter for further details!

Update!

Hello everybody, we hope you enjoyed our Harvest Service today where we performed our own song to the tune of ‘London’s Burning’. Here is an update of what we’ve been up to!

Maths

We have finished our place value unit this week where we have been learning to:

* Represent numbers in different ways (in numbers, words, with base 10, in money, in a part-whole model),

  • Represent numbers using number lines which go up in increments of 1, 2, 5 and 10
  • Compare and order numbers using the < > and = signs
  • Count in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Next week we will be moving onto addition and subtraction where we will be learning to:

  • Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently and use related facts up to 100
  • Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations and mentally.
  • Show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order and subtraction cannot.
  • Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction.

We will also continue our weekly times table tests, where the regular slot is a Tuesday afternoon.

English

Over the past two weeks we have become reporters! We have written newspaper reports from the night the Great Fire of London broke out and this week have been working on writing a script for a news report (some of which we have recorded today – keep an eye out on dojos for these next week!)

Next week we will move onto diary writing with a grammar focus of:

  • Using capital letters for the start of sentences and for proper nouns
  • When and how to use full stops, exclamation marks and question marks
  • Recognising and using conjunctions in sentences

RE

We have been reading the story of creation and created our own story boards to show how Christians believe that God made the world in 7 days.

Science

We’ve been exploring different materials, discussing their properties and also recognising how they are recycled.

Topic

We are experts on the Great Fire of London! Next week we will be learning what happened to London following the Great Fire and will be writing to King Charles II to give him some advice about how to make London bigger, better and safer!