Year 2 Class

Week beginning 9th October 2017
 
Maths
This week the children will be starting subtraction, progressing to subtraction with renaming.
 
Literacy
Year 2 will be looking at j and g sounds eg. giraffe and jungle. We will also be looking at a new book "The Lion in the Meadow".
 
Geography
Following the fruit tasting the children will be devising, making and evaluating their own Caribbean fruit smoothies.
 
Science
The children will be testing everyday materials to test for their absorbency.
 
ICT
Year 2 will be using search engines to investigate facts about islands that can then be compared with their facts about St Lucia.
 
Homework
Homework will be sent home on Friday and will include spellings, Maths and reading. It would be helpful if homework could be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday at the latest.
 
 
 
Week Beginning 2nd October 2017
 
Last week we were lucky enough to enjoy the school harvest festival which was led by the Year 3 children. It was interesting to follow this up with some class based harvest activities in which we were encouraged to think about those people who do not have as much to eat as we do.
 
Maths
This week we will continue with addition and subtraction. We will be setting out sums in columns and learning to 'rename' the ones.
 
Literacy
Year 2 will be using their plans to begin the writing of their own fables. In spelling they will be looking at words ending 'dge' and 'ge' (pronounced 'j'). This will be reflected in their homework this week.
 
Science
The children will be working on materials to sort out which are waterproof and which are not. They will be devising ways in which to test these out, and explain which are fit for purpose.
 
Geography
The children will continue their exciting St Lucia topic. They have proved most enthusiastic geographers so far!
 
Homework
Homework will be sent home on Friday and will include spellings, Maths and reading. It would be helpful if homework could be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday at the latest.
 
Week beginning 25th September 2017
 
It was lovely to meet so many of you at the Learning Links Meeting. We have sent home a copy of the handout for those who were unable to attend, please let us know if these haven't made it home.
 
Maths
This week the children will be moving on to addition and subtraction.
 
Literacy
Year 2 will be looking at more fables and starting to plan their own fables. In spelling they will be looking at gn and kn words. In grammar they will be continuing to develop expanded noun phrases.
 
Science
The children will be asking their own questions about materials and exploring ways in which these can be answered.
 
Geography
This week the children will be identifying physical and human features of St Lucia.
 
The children will be reflecting on Harvest Festival and writing their own prayers.
 
Homework
Homework will be sent home on Friday and will include spellings, Maths and reading. It would be helpful if homework could be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday at the latest.
 
 
 
 
Welcome to our new
Year 2
 
Welcome back to school after the summer holidays, we hope you are all well rested and looking forward to a new term and a new year.
As you know the new staff in Year 2 are Mrs McNee, Mrs Hosker and Mrs Cutts with Mr Greenop teaching ICT.
The children have settled really well and we are looking forward to a happy and successful year.
To help you to know what your children are learning in school we will let you know the subjects and content of the lessons on a regular basis.
 
Homework Homework will be sent home on Friday and will include spellings, Maths and reading. It would be helpful if homework could be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday at the latest.
 
Week beginning 18th September 2017
 
Maths
We are looking at place value and understanding of number.
 
Literacy
Year 2 have been listening to traditional stories (fables) with a focus on character traits and a moral. The children will be writing their own stories focusing on animal characteristics.
 
Science
The first topic is Materials, looking at their properties and uses.
 
Geography
The children will be learning about characteristics of an island and doing a study of St Lucia.
 
Homework
Homework will be sent home on Friday and will include spellings, Maths and reading. It would be helpful if homework could be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday at the latest.