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Year 2 – September 2021 Archive

Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome to our Year 2 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Our Year 2 staff:

Miss Kiera Horn – Teacher

Week beginning 5th July 2021

English

In English this week we have structured a persuasive letter and paid carefully attention to the features for example; address and paragraphs. We have learnt how to use rhetorical questions and used some when we wrote our final letters on Friday. We were very persuasive and I am sure that the seagulls won’t be bothering Mr Grinling anymore!

Maths

In Maths this week we have been dividing by 2, 5 and 10 by grouping and sharing amounts. We have learnt and practised different methods to help us calculate the answer efficiently. We have also deepened our understanding of odd and even numbers and linked this to our knowledge of multiple of two.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have made our seaside snack for Mr Grinling. We were very creative and used our cutting and chopping skills to prepare the fresh fruit and vegetables.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Brody

Maths Award: Samuel

Head Teacher Award: Faith

Homework Award: Thomas

We enjoyed our sports day on Thursday. More photos from the day have been uploaded to Showbie.

Week beginning 28th June 2021

English

In English this week we have begun our persuasion unit. We are planning a persuasive letter to give to the seagulls to persuade them to stop eating Mr Grinling’s lunch! We have developed our reasons for why they shouldn’t eat the food. We have also practiced using a strong voice and using conjunctions to expand our reasons . We will write our letters next week.

Maths

In Maths this week we have begun learning about division. We learnt that the divide sign means ‘to share’. We enjoyed sharing amounts between different groups to find the answers.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have begun our D.T. unit. We have been learning about food groups and designed our own seaside snack for Mr Grinling! We followed the design criteria and used our knowledge of sweet and savory foods.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Faith

Maths Award: Anna

Head Teacher Award: Darcie

Homework Award: Leah M

We enjoyed wearing Rainbow clothing for the Cash for Kids Fundraising Event!

Week beginning 28th June 2021

This week the children in Year 2 have worked their socks off! We have been completing our end of year reading, writing and maths assessments. We are all ready for Year 3!

This week we also retold the story of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ using all of the knowledge and skills we have learnt this year. All of the children put in an amazing effort and I was extremely proud when reading all of their stories. In fact, our stories were that good that we have decided to turn them into books. We designed our own front covers and enjoyed reading our stories to our peers.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Brody

Maths Award: Darcie

Head Teacher Award: Leah M

Homework Award: Anya

Week beginning 14th June 2021

English

In English this week we have been developing our writing skills ready for when we write the retell the story ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’. We have learnt to use capital letters for name, places, days of the week and months of the year and focused on making sure that these letters are clearly larger than our lower case letters. We have learnt to join sentences using coordinating conjunctions and have explored speech marks.

Maths

In Maths this week we have begun our new multiplication and division block of learning. We have been able to identify equal and unequal groups and used these pictorial representations to write repeated addition calculations. We then learnt how to represent these repeated additions in multiplication form using the ‘x’ sign. Finally, we have been able to solve multiplications involving multiples of two. We solved the calculations using a range of methods.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning about why Grace Darling is famous. We learnt about the night when she saved the survivors at Longstone Lighthouse. We recalled the events of that night and then wrote about them in the style of a newspaper report.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Thomas

Maths Award: Phoebe

Head Teacher Award: Samuel

Homework Award: Leah C

We love to learn!

Week beginning 7th June 2021

English

In English this week we enjoyed reading our new class text ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s lunch. We used adjectives to describe the Mr Grinling and the seaside setting. We expanded our noun phrases. We drew our own story map using our knowledge of the text and then thought about the time adverbs used within the story.

Maths

In Maths this week we have continued adding and subtracting two digit numbers by partitioning and adding the tens and then adding the ones. We were also able to do this when having to exchange.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have enjoyed our History lessons about Grace Darling. We looked at photographs from the past and asked questions about what we could see. We compared everyday life in the past to the present. We then learnt about the events that made Grace Darling famous. We were able to plot these events in chronological order to create our own timelines.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Ellie

Maths Award: Trang

Head Teacher Award: Anya

Homework Award: Faith

Week beginning 24th May 2021

English

In English this week we have been writing our very own four part stories. We spent time using all of our skills to write the introduction, build up, problem and resolution. We included some amazing adjectives and vocabulary which made our stories very exciting to read. Once we were finished we read our stories to the Year 1 children. They loved them!

Maths

In Maths this week we have been adding and subtracting two digit numbers by partitioning the tens and ones. This helped us to work mentally. For example when completing 54 – 23 we partitioned and solved 50-20=30 and 4-3=1. We knew from this that the answer was 31.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been practicing painting different tones. We were able to add black to colours to make darker tones and added white to colours to make lighter tones. We learnt about primary and secondary colours and practiced mixing primary colours together to create secondary colours.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Anna

Maths Award: Leah M

Head Teacher Award: Leah C

Take a look at us reading our very own stories to Year 1!

Week beginning 17th May 2021

English

In English this week we have been learning skills to help us when we write our own stories! We have practiced using coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or) to join our sentences. We have been learning how to use apostrophes for contractions (don’t, won’t) and used similes!

Maths

In Maths this week we have been adding and subtracting multiples of ten. We begun the week by adding multiples of tens together using a range of methods to help us. We then practiced subtracting two multiples of ten and used our knowledge of number bonds to 10 to help us work out the answers efficiently and mentally. We will begin to look at adding and subtracting multiples of ten from two digit numbers.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been artists! We created a beautiful collage of a sea and sky landscape using colourful tissue paper. We had to tear off small sections and stick them onto our paper. We then draw our very own pirate ships. We used our knowledge of pirate ships from our topic lessons to make sure we had the important parts of the ship like the crows nest, portholes and anchor. Then we carefully painted our drawings. They are all incredible!

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Anya

Maths Award: Brody

Head Teacher Award: Phoebe

Check out some of our amazing artwork!

Week beginning 10th May 2021

English

In English this week we have begun our new narrative unit. We have been planning our own four part stories. We have designed and described our very own characters and drawn a story map with a focus on an introduction, build up, problem and resolution.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been adding and subtracting ones and tens. We have practiced solving these calculations using our concrete and pictorial resources and begun thinking about how we can solve these calculations mentally.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been making our own treasure maps! We recapped some of the geography skills we have previously learnt to help us learn about the purpose of a key on a map. We made our own symbols for different geographical features. We then places these symbols on a map and decorated it!

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Samuel

Maths Award: Thomas

Head Teacher Award: Trang

Reminders

Please return all reading books and reading records each Friday.

Week beginning 3rd May 2021

English

In English this week we have enjoyed writing our pirate reports! We use our fantastic reading skills to read and sort facts according to the sub-headings. We learnt how to use commas in a list and then wrote our reports using all of the skills we have practiced.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been solving missing number problems. We were able to use the inverse to help us work out the missing numbers using dienes and pictorial methods to help us. We also practiced solving questions where we had to find the difference between two amounts.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning about keeping healthy in Science. We learnt about the eatwell plate and know how to ensure that our meals are balanced. We also learnt about teeth hygiene. In PSHE we have been continuing our learning about online safety. We have learnt about sharing personal information online. We discussed which information we would be happy to share online and which information we should keep safe.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Darcie

Maths Award: Leah C

Head Teacher Award: Emily

Reminders

Please return all reading books and reading records each Friday.

Week beginning 26th April 2021

English

In English this week we have begun our new unit on Non-Chronological Reports. We are going to use all of the amazing facts and information we have learnt over the last few weeks about pirates to help us write an informative report. This week we looked at the features in a non-chronological report. We were able to identify and talk about features such as; heading, sub-headings, pictures and captions. We then learnt about the purpose of an introductory paragraph. We conducted our own research using different sources of information to find facts relating to four sub-headings.

Maths

In Maths this week we have begun learning about addition and subtraction. We have been able to add three numbers in different representations. We have been adding using 10 and subtracting through 10 on a numberline and by partitioning numbers.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning about the basic needs of animals and humans. We know animals and humans need water, air and food to grown and be healthy. In PSHE we have been continuing our learning about online safety. This week we have learnt how to stay safe when we are online. We are enjoying practicing our ball skills in PE! This week we have been throwing and catching.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Phoebe for writing a fantastic story of Jack and the Beanstalk!

Maths Award: Ellie for adding and subtracting numbers independently.

Head Teacher Award: Anna for being kind and sharing with others.

Reminders

Year 2’s PE day is changing from Thursday to Tuesday. Please make sure your child is dressed in a full PE kit on Tuesday.

Week beginning 19th April 2021

English

In English we have continued reading ‘The Pirates Next Door’. This week we have been learning how to use similes in our writing. We came up with some great examples such as; ‘Mrs Bevan marched like a soldier to the town hall’. We have learnt to use a range of subordinating conjunctions (because, since, when, if) to develop our sentences. We were able to identify different sentence types and then wrote the story ourselves using the skills that we have been practicing over the last two weeks.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been developing our understanding of the number line. We looked at number lines 0-100 and were able to place and order numbers along the number line. We developed our ability to estimate a numbers position on an unmarked number line.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have continued our learning about pirates! We have learnt about the different parts of a pirate ship and how these parts were used by the pirates! We learnt about the most terrifying pirate of all… Blackbeard! We learnt and sorted many facts which we then used to write our own report all about him!

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Leah M for using a lovely range of subordinating conjunction in her writing.

Maths Award: Faith for applying her reasoning skills to solve challenging questions involving place value.

Head Teacher Award:  Brody for putting 100% effort into all lessons this week. You have worked exceptionally hard this week!

Reminders

Please ensure that your child’s reading book in returned to school on a Friday so it can be changed and ready to go back out on a Monday.

Week beginning 12th April 2021

English

In English we have been reading our new class text ‘The Pirates Next Door’ by Jonny Duddle. We have loved looking at the illustrations and meeting all of the exciting characters. We spent some time at the beginning of the week describing the characters and setting using adjectives in expanded noun phrases. We used some fantastic new vocabulary! We have sequenced the story and thought carefully about time adverbs.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been securing our knowledge of Place Value. We have been representing numbers to 100 in various different ways in order to show the tens and ones within a given number. We have been partitioning numbers into tens and ones and then explored different ways that we could do this.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have begun our learning about pirates! We have learnt about what a pirate is and the types of jobs on a pirate ship. We enjoyed learning lots of new facts! In PSHE we have been learning how to access the internet on different devices. We will continue this in the coming weeks and will complete more tasks linked to online safety.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Trang for using lovely language to write sentences about pirates.

Maths Award: Anya for using cubes to help her to partition numbers efficiently and accurately.


Head Teacher Award:  Thomas for excellent behaviour all week and completing all of his work to a high standard!

Reminders

Please ensure that your child’s reading book in returned to school on a Friday so it can be changed and ready to go back out on a Monday. If you haven’t got a reading book please let me know so I can sort one for you.

Week beginning 14th December 2020

What a wonderful week we have had at Burnside! The children enjoyed watching the pantomime on Tuesday morning and had fun at their Christmas party on Tuesday afternoon. We played lots of Christmas party games and enjoyed our delicious party food. We had a great time watching Christmas films and completing Christmas activities on PJ day. The children have all worked incredibly hard this term and continue to make me proud every single day. I hope that you all have a safe and merry Christmas and I will see you all when we return to school in the new year. Thank you for all of your support this term.

Week beginning 7th December 2020

English

In English this week we have been writing a postcard from London. We have learnt how to use first person accurately to recount our pretend trip to London. We have been able to use subordinating conjunctions (if, that, when, because) in our writing and learnt how to use exclamation sentences using an exclamation mark.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about money. We have compared amounts of money using inequality symbols. We have made amounts in different ways and been able to select the right amount of money needed.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been drawing London landmarks. We have used different grades of pencils to draw thin and thick lines. We practiced drawing different shapes and lines and using drawing techniques such as shading and cross hatching to show patterns and textures. We then choose a landmark to draw. I was really impressed with our drawing skills. We thought really carefully about the shapes we could see.

We enjoyed Christmas jumper day and our Christmas lunch on Thursday!

Certificates and Awards:


English Award: Phoebe for accurate finger spaces in her sentences.

Maths Award: Working hard to count and compare amounts of money.


Head Teacher Award:  Anna for always being polite to others.

Reminders

Please ensure that your child’s reading book in returned to school on a Friday so it can be changed and ready to go back out on a Monday.

Week beginning 30th November 2020

English

In English this week we wrote the story of Paddington at St Paul’s. The children know the story very well and I was impressed by all of our writing! We have begun learning about postcards. We have identified the features of a postcard, changed a text from third person to first person and learnt how to use time adverbs effectively in our writing.

Maths

In Maths this week we have begun our money block. We have been able to recognize coins and notes and are beginning to understand the value of each. We have learnt how to count pounds and pence using our knowledge of tens and ones to help us.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning geographical knowledge and skills in geography. We have been able to label the four countries of the UK and the surrounding seas. We have located on a map where we live, used simple compass directions and use directional language when looking at a map of London.

Certificates and Awards:


English Award: Leah M for writing a fantastic story about Paddington.

Maths Award: Leah C for counting pounds and pence confidently and accurately.


Head Teacher Award: Samuel for always working hard and being a lovely friend.

Reminders

Please ensure that your child’s reading book in returned to school on a Friday so it can be changed and ready to go back out on a Monday.

Week beginning 23rd November 2020

English

In English we have been reading Paddington at St Paul’s. We used expanded noun phrases to describe St Paul’s cathedral and looked closely at photographs from inside and outside of the building. We have learnt how to use comparative (-er) and superlative (-est) adjectives in our writing and have practiced using a wider range of conjunctions and past tense verbs.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been using the inverse to solve missing number problems. We solved missing number problems involving addition and subtraction. We used our knowledge of parts and wholes to help us work out the answer.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have continued our learning about the Great Fire of London. We have used tissue paper to make a collage of the fire and added silhouettes of the buildings. We have thought carefully about where we find information from the past from. We sorted through helpful and unhelpful sources. We also wrote a diary entry as an eyewitness of the Great Fire. We thought carefully about what we could have smelt, saw and felt if we were there.

Certificates and Awards:


English Award: Anya for making excellent contributions in class and fantastic use of conjunctions and adjectives in her writing.

Maths Award: Darcie for using the inverse the solve missing number problems.


Head Teacher Award:  Trang for excellent behaviour in school.

Reminders

Please ensure that your child’s reading book in returned to school on a Friday so it can be changed and ready to go back out on a Monday.

Week beginning 16th November 2020

English

In English this week we have been using our reading skills to complete comprehension questions. We worked on our ability to use inference, sequence events that we have read and understanding new vocabulary.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been applying our learning about place value and addition and subtraction to solve arithmetic and reasoning maths questions.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have continued our learning about the Great Fire of London. We learnt about the events during the Great Fire of London and placed the events on a timeline. We then learnt about Samuel Pepys and made a fact file about his life. We loved making our 1666 inspired houses using boxes, paint and card.

Certificates and Awards:


English Award: Ellie for fantastic reading this week and writing some super sentences!

Maths Award: Thomas for an excellent effort with your arithmetic an d reasoning questions.


Head Teacher Award:  Faith for demonstrating a fantastic effort within all subjects and showing great perseverance.

Reminders

Please ensure that your child’s reading book in returned to school on a Friday so it can be changed and ready to go back out on a Monday.

Week beginning 9th November 2020

English

In English this week, we have continued to read our new text ’Paddington’ by Michael Bond. We have thought carefully about the sequence of events in the story. We have practised using time adverbs to sequence the story and describing the characters actions using verbs and adverbs. We could retell the story and wrote our own version. We are remembering to use capital letters for names and places as well as adding more description into our narratives.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been subtracting two 2-digit numbers. We used dienes and drawings of sticks and dots to help us. We then practiced exchanging one ten for ten ones to help us when crossing the tens barrier.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have begun our learning on the Great Fire of London! We have compared life in 1666 to the present thinking carefully about transport, clothing, streets, houses and the jobs that people have.

On Friday we came to school in non-uniform to raise awareness for Children in Need. Thank you all for your kind donations. We had a lovely day in school.

Certificates and Awards:


English Award: Trang for beginning to sound out words independently to write sentences.

Maths Award: Anna for using her fantastic understanding of addition and subtraction to solve problems and reasoning questions.


Head Teacher Award: Emily for being a good friend.

Reminders

Please ensure that your child’s reading book in returned to school on a Friday so it can be changed and ready to go back out on a Monday.

Week beginning 2nd November 2020

Welcome to Autumn 2 I hope you all had a lovely half term and are continuing to keep safe. This half term our topic is all about London.

English

In English this week, we have been reading out new text ’Paddington’ by Michael Bond. We have enjoyed listening to the story and have been working on developing our inference skills. We have described Paddington using adjectives and created a fact file all about him!

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been adding two 2-digit numbers! We have used a range of methods to help us solve the calculations. We have thought about how we can exchange ten ones for one ten to help us count how many there are altogether.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot.  We compared 1605 to now and discussed how many objects, transport and clothing has changed. We learnt about what happened during The Gunpowder Plot and wrote some questions and answers about the events.

Certificates and Awards:


English Award: Samuel for much improved pencil control and writing independent sentences.

Maths Award: Leah for adding two digit numbers with an exchange!


Head Teacher Award: Brody for being helpful and working hard.

Reminders

Please ensure that your child’s reading book in returned to school on a Friday so it can be changed and ready to go back out on a Monday.

Week beginning 19th October 2020

English

In English this week, we have been writing a letter to the King. We transformed our writing from the third person to the first person using ‘I’. We then looked at the features of a letter and learnt about the audience, form and purpose. We decided we wanted to apologise, as the dragons, for destroying the kings castle.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been subtracting a one digit number from a two digit number. We began by using our tens and ones to subtract and learnt how to use pictorial representations to help us. We then learnt how to solve subtractions when bridging across the ten. We learnt how to exchange.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been designing and making our own goblet for a king or queen. We designed our goblet thinking carefully about the shape and colour. We then made our goblets and once they had dried we carefully painted them.

We all enjoyed our Halloween day in class on Friday. It was fantastic to see you all dressed up. You looked amazingly spooky!!

Certificates and Awards:


English Award: Faith for writing a fantastic letter and improving her spelling.

Maths Award: Anya for subtracting one digit and two digit numbers using exchanging.


Head Teacher Award: Phoebe for having a positive attitude to her work this week.

Reminders

Please ensure that your child’s reading book in returned to school on a Friday so it can be changed and ready to go back out on a Monday.

Week beginning 12th October 2020

English

In English this week, we have been reading our new class text ’The Paper Bag Princess’. We enjoyed reading the story and discussing the setting and characters. We have been thinking carefully about how the dragon destroyed the princesses castle. We thought of some lovely verbs and adverbs to add detail to our sentences. We then rewrote that part of the story ourselves.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued our learning about addition and subtraction. We have been adding and subtracting tens and ones using dienes and drawing the dienes to help us. We have used our knowledge of number bonds to help us add to 10 to make our calculations easier to solve. We have added 2 digit numbers with 1 digit numbers.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning how to draw a castle. We practiced drawing shapes using a ruler. We drew triangles, rectangles, ovals and many more! We then used these shapes to build a castle. We added some shading and lots of detail. Our castle drawings were incredible.

Certificates and Awards:


English Award: Thomas for trying hard to improve his handwriting this week.

Maths Award: Ellie for solving her number bonds independently.


Head Teacher Award: Leah C for working hard all week and asking for help if she needed it.

Reminders

Please ensure that your child’s reading book in returned to school on a Friday so it can be changed and ready to go back out on a Monday.

Week beginning 5th October 2020

English

In English this week, we have been writing our non-chronological report about castles. I was blown away by all of the amazing facts we knew about the castle! The pupils wrote their reports in sub-headings and paid careful attention to include all of the features needed to make our reports AMAZING! We then chose a paragraph of our report to edit and improve. We learnt how to use expanded noun phrases and a range of coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. We then included these into our new paragraph.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued our learning about addition and subtraction. We have identified related facts for example is 2 + 4 = 6 then we know that 20 + 40 = 60. We have used our knowledge of number bonds to 10 to help us work with number bonds to 100. Then we used dienes and number lines to help us add and subtract ones.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning about materials in Science. We built on the knowledge we learnt in Year 1 about different types of materials. We were able to say what materials objects in our classroom are made from. We discussed the suitability of materials and thought carefully about the properties of materials. We have enjoyed bending, twisting, stretching and squashing different objects/materials to see if we could change them. Finally, we investigated which material would be best to make a castle.

Certificates and Awards:


English Award: Anna for writing a excellent recount about Newcastle Castle.

Maths Award: Trang for working hard to improve her number knowledge.


Head Teacher Award: Darcie for always trying her best and helping her peers.

Reminders

Please ensure that your child’s reading book in returned to school on a Friday so it can be changed and ready to go back out on a Monday.

Week beginning 28th September 2020

English

In English this week, we have been planning our non-chronological report about Newcastle Castle. We have identified common features of reports e.g. title, introduction, sub-headings and pictures. We have used the iPads to conduct our own research about the castle and wrote our introduction.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have begun our addition and subtraction block. We have used our knowledge of number to create fact families using the addition and subtraction sign. We have also been checking if calculations are right by using the inverse.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have completed our D.T block. We designed our own dragon eye by drawing and colouring. We then practiced techniques to help us make our own model using clay. We then painted our model using our design to help us. We then evaluated what we thought worked well and what we could improve. All of our models looked amazing and I know all of the children were so happy with how they turned out!

Certificates and Awards:

English Award: Brody for amazing independent sentences this week.

Maths Award: Faith for excellent explaining and reasoning when working with addition.


Head Teacher Award: Leah M for having a positive attitude. You are our very own little Miss Sunshine!

Attendance:

Our class attendance for this week was: 100%!!!!!!!! Well done!

Reminders

Please ensure that your child’s reading book in returned to school on a Friday so it can be changed and ready to go back out on a Monday.

Week beginning 21st September 2020

English

In English this week, we wrote the story of the Three Little Pigs. I was blown away by the standard of our stories. We all worked incredibly hard! We then began to change the story into our own version. We changed the three pigs to the three princesses. We changed the big bad wolf into the big bad dragon and we changed the straw, stick and brick houses into straw, stick and brick castles!

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been partitioning numbers into tens and ones using part-whole models, place value charts and in number sentences. We have been counting in tens to help us.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning about the history of castles. We have labelled parts of a castle and learnt about the drawbridge, battlements, moat and towers. We know how these parts keep the castle safe. We have also learnt about the different jobs people had in a castle and wrote a diary entry as a servant.

Certificates and Awards:


English Award: Darcie for writing a wonderful story of the Three Little Pigs.

Maths Award: Samuel for excellent counting and number recognition this week.


Head Teacher Award: Anya for being a caring friend and always trying her best.

Look at some of our amazing writing!

Week beginning 14th September 2020

Welcome back to the new school year. We have had a brilliant start to the Year in Year 2. Last week we enjoyed our Wellbeing Week. We enjoyed mindful colouring, yoga and learning new skills. I am so proud of all of the children for having such a positive attitude coming back to school. I am glad to see that we are all happy and settled in school again.

English

In English this week, we started to look at a new text. Our new story is one that I know we were familiar with ‘The Three Little Pigs’. This week we used adjectives to describe the pig and the wolf. We have used time adverbs to help us structure the story and have worked on extending our sentences using ‘and’ and commas.

Maths

In Maths this week, we started to look at Place Value and working with numbers to 100. We have been able to count to 100 and on from a given number. We have been able to read and spell numbers in word form and have practised using tens and ones to represent numbers.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have started our new topic ‘Castles’. The children have all wrote a question about castles that they would like to learn about over the next couple of weeks. We have started off by locating some castles in the UK on a map and ordering castles on a timeline. We have also completed our PSHE unit about positive thinking.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Leah C for amazing sentences all week and trying her very best.

Maths Award: Phoebe for excellent number work this week.


Head Teacher Award: Thomas for an excellent attitude and behaviour in school.

Reminders

Please remember to return home reading books on a Friday only. Homework books should also be returned on Monday. There will be a box at the door on these mornings to put any returned books.

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