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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:

Mrs Michelle Wright – Teacher

Miss Demi Allen – Teaching Assistant

Curriculum Newsletter

Homework Project

Week beginning 15th October 2018

English

In English this week, we have been summarising our learning and thinking about how to present it. We decided to write a non-chronological report all about London. We used our prior knowledge from what we have learned over the last 7 weeks and researched more about London. We then wrote about 3 things which we had learned about London including its history, famous toys such as Paddington and popular landmarks.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been looking at shape. We started the week looking at the properties of 2D shapes and we sorted shapes based on their properties. We then moved onto 3D shapes and how their properties differ. We thought about which 2D shapes we could see on the faces on 3D shapes.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have focussed on Science. We thought about the Great Fire of London and the effects of heat. We carried out an investigation which showed heat and melting. The children really enjoyed this practical session. They loved predicting and carrying out the investigation to see if their predictions were right.

Class Attendance:

Our class attendance this week was 99%

Certificates and Awards:

English Award: Oliver for working hard to write sentences independently.

Maths Award: Lucy for trying hard with her shape work this week.

Head Teacher Award: Christian for always being so enthusiastic about our learning and showing this attitude in class time.

Golden Table Awards: Emily and Robyn

Reminders

Have a lovely week off and please remember to bring the reply slip from the farm letters in as soon as possible.

Week beginning 8th October 2018

English

In English this week, we have finished our Paddington bear text and we discussed how much we had learned about him over the half term. The children decided that it would be a good idea to write some information about ourselves and send it to Paddington. The children thought about themselves, their school and their city.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been looking at subtracting. The children have thought about what subtracting means. We started this week by subtracting a single digit number from a two-digit number then progressed and practised subtracting where we need to use exchanging. The children managed well with this and are continuing to develop within their maths skills.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have continued to focus on art. At the start of the week, we looked at landmarks in London and the children chose their favourite one. After this, we sketched our own London landmarks using different pencils. The children did a great job! We also thought about emotions in PSHE and how to calm down when emotions become too much. We discussed many different calming strategies such as counting back from 10 and even took part in some calming yoga!

Class Attendance:

Our class attendance this week was 94%

Certificates and Awards:

English Award: Scarlett for working so hard independently and trying to use her sounds carefully.

Maths Award: Madi for thinking carefully about using our strategies for adding and subtracting.

Head Teacher Award: Charlie for always trying her best and for listening carefully on the carpet.

Golden Table Awards: Freddie and

Reminders
Please ensure you child comes to school with a PE kit every Wednesday.

Week beginning 1st October 2018

English

In English this week, we have continued to read ‘Paddington at St Paul’s.’ While reading this text, the children have thought about what Paddington does using verbs, how he feels using emotive language and what kind of bear Paddington is using questions. We have done some hot seating in order to transform ourselves into Paddington and use the 1st person in our writing. The children thoroughly enjoyed this and are ready to write a diary entry as Paddington on Monday.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been looking at adding one and two digit numbers. The children have thought about partitioning numbers in order to add them. They have then gone on to adding the tens, using their ten times tables and add the ones, using their one times table. The children have also been practicing counting forwards and backwards to 100.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have focussed on art. Within art, we have used water colours and silhouettes to create images from The Great Fire of London. We have also started to explore colour. Within this, the children have had the opportunity to mix colours in order to create new ones and add black and white to colours in order to create shades and tones.

We have also been involved in a hoopstar day, this involved practising our hula-hooping skills. The children had a great time and have continued this all week at play times and lunchtimes.

Class Attendance:

Our class attendance this week was 99%

Certificates and Awards:

English Award: Maddison for always trying to include more detail in her work!

Maths Award: Marshall for really challenging himself with reasoning problems this week!

Head Teacher Award: Poppy for coming into school with an excellent attitude this week!

Golden Table Awards: Scarlett and Poppy

Reminder

Please ensure children are bringing their reading books into school every day!

Week beginning 24th September 2018

English

In English this week, we have started a new text called ‘Paddington at St Paul’s’. We have used some of our previous knowledge of Paddington to think about what might happen in the story. We have also thought carefully about how to include more detail in our work, focussing on expanded noun phrases and comparative and superlative adjectives. The children are managing well with including more detail and I can’t wait to see their story openings this week!

Maths

In Maths this week we have been looking at adding and subtracting within 20. The children have recapped on what they did in year 1 and have refreshed their memory about how to add, subtract and count carefully. We have moved the children’s learning on this week and they have started to think about how to find missing numbers in calculations. We have also thought about how to use our knowledge of number bonds in order to use it to work out bigger calculation e.g. if we know 3+2 = 5, we know 30+20=50.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have focussed more on the details of The Great Fire of London. The children have remembered the story well and are able to recall facts about what happened. This week, year 2 have thought about what it would be like if we were there. We used our senses to help us describe what Samuel Pepys might have seen, smelled, heard and felt. In PE, we have been thinking about throwing and catching, the children have been practicing how to use underarm throws, overarm throws and chest passing.

Class Attendance:Our class attendance last week was 96%

Certificates and Awards:

English Award: Ava-June for really focussing on her spelling in her writing this week

Maths Award: Ella for having a really positive attitude in maths and for always trying the challenges she is set.

Head Teacher Award: Elliot for really asserting himself this week and trying his best to improve in every lesson.

Golden Table Awards: Tia and Lucy

Reminders

We are really looking forward to seeing some homework projects in our class so please ensure the children are bringing them in once they are finished!

Week beginning 17th September 2018

English

In English this week we have continued to look at our Paddington text. We read some more of the story and the children wrote instructions to help Paddington with his bath time routine. We then moved onto sequencing the story and using time adverbs to move our story forward. The children have enjoyed reading our Paddington book and are looking forward to writing the whole story themselves.

Maths

In Maths this week we have started to look at measuring including length and weight. We thought about how we might measure length and weight and when we would need to use these measurements. The children enjoyed the practical lessons in which they got to measure classroom objects themselves. Finally, we moved onto comparing measures using the less than <, greater than > and equal to = symbols.

Topic

In this week’s topic lessons, we have started to think about the Great Fire of London. We have compared objects from the past and present and explained why they have changed over time. We have also thought about why the fire spread so quickly in 1666. Finally, we created a timeline of events and retold it to our friends to help us remember what happened. The children in our class wanted to create a fire effect on our display so used paint and sponges to make the fire background.

Class Attendance:

Our class attendance last week was   %

Certificates and Awards:

English Award: Freddie for some fantastic choices of vocabulary in his writing this week!

Maths Award: Nicholas for always being ready for a challenge in his maths work.

Head Teacher Award: Ava. W for always trying her very best in every lesson.

Golden Table Awards: Nicholas and Elliott

Reminders

Please ensure any cardigans and jumpers are returned to school if they are not your child’s.

Week beginning 10th September 2018

English

In English this week we have started to look at a Paddington bear text. The children have described Paddington using some interesting adjectives. They have also used inference when thinking about the character. The children predicted what might be in Paddington’s case and gave reasons as to why they thought he had the objects. They also thought about some of Paddington’s actions and what they could tell us about the characters. Finally, the children wrote a fact file to teach other children about Paddington.

Maths

In Maths this week we have started to look at place value. The children have looked carefully at how many tens and ones are in each number. They have used this to help the think of some sums e.g. 40+5= 45 and 45=40+5. From this the children also thought about writing numbers in words and numerals. After working on our tens and ones, the children managed this job easily. Finally, we moved onto comparing numbers using the less than <, greater than > and equal to = symbols.

Topic

Last week, we had a mini topic about fire safety. Within this, the children retold a story about the dangers of matches, wrote instructions about how to escape from a house fire and even got to talk to real firemen who let them go into a fire engine and squirt water from a hose. This week, we have started to think about our new ‘Bright Lights, Big City’- which focusses on London. The children have discussed what they would like to learn about in the next few weeks.

Certificates and Awards:

English Award: Erin for some super extended sentences in her writing this week!

Maths Award: Frankie for being super helpful to his friends in our maths lessons.

Head Teacher Award: Jayden for always coming to school with a brilliant attitude to learning.

Golden Table Awards: Robyn and Elexis.

Reminders

Please remember that children should bring their reading book into school every day, even if they have not read it at home.

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