Year 2 Class

Week beginning 13th November 2017
 
It was lovely to meet you all properly at last week's parents' evenings and chat to you about your delightful children. Please remember our door is always open should you need to check in with us again.
 
Maths
The children worked brilliantly on their multiplication unit last week and this week they will be moving on to division of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Please encourage them to discuss this with you and help them to see the link between division and multiplication.  
 
Literacy
This week we will be continuing our work on the book "John Patrick Norman McHennessy, the boy who was always late". The children will be writing letters and thinking of their own imaginative reasons for being late for school. In grammar we will be looking at different sentence types particularly statements and questions. The spelling focus will be 'il' used at the end of words. 
 
Science
Science will be getting messy this week as we will be looking at gloop and slime in our Materials work. The children will be thinking about which materials can change shape when exposed to force, heat, bending and squashing.
Please could we also include a plea for help with future lessons? If you have any empty squirty plastic bottles, such as those used for drinks, washing up liquid and ketchup please can you send them in to us? The more we can collect the better as we are going to test them for effectiveness. We will need these in the next couple of weeks. Many thanks in advance for your help with this.
 
ICT
 The children are continuing their Logo work and are learning how to direct and control an animation.
 
Christmas
As there are only a few weeks before the children take part in their Christmas production "The Christmas Jigsaw" we are making a start on learning the songs and the children will be given their parts in the play. We would be grateful if you could help your child with learning the words of the songs and any speaking parts they are allocated.
 
Homework
Homework will be sent home on Tuesday Friday and will include spellings, Maths, reading and reading comprehension. It would be helpful if homework could be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday at the latest. The children will be tested on their spellings on Tuesday.
 
 
Week beginning 6th November 2017
 
Maths
The children have now moved on to multiplication. They are learning the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Any help to secure this knowledge at home would be really valuable as times tables are a foundation block for many other areas of learning in Maths.
 
Literacy
For the next couple of weeks we will be looking at the book "John Patrick Norman McHennessy, the boy who was always late". The children will be writing letters and thinking of their own imaginative reasons for being late for school.
 
Science
The topic in Science is Materials. The children have been looking at properties of Wood.
 
ICT
The children have been thoroughly enjoying using iPads and QR codes. To date the children have used QR codes across to learn more about the island of St Lucia and to compare it with other islands. A highlight of this topic has been hunting for QR codes outdoors. The children are now moving on to Logo and are learning how to direct and control an animation.
 
Christmas
As there are only a few weeks before the children take part in their Christmas production "The Christmas Jigsaw" we are making a start on learning the songs and the children will be given their parts in the play. We will be sending home their words during the next week and would be grateful if you could help your child with learning the words.
 
Parents Evening
We look forward to meeting you all this week and celebrating your child's work so far this term.
 
Homework
Homework will be sent home on Tuesday Friday and will include spellings, Maths, reading and reading comprehension. It would be helpful if homework could be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday at the latest.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.