Friday 17th September
In English this week we have continued to read The Hedgehog by Dick King Smith.
We thought about Max the Hedgehogs personality, what he looked like, his likes and dislikes and what other people knew about him. We then wrote a character description remembering to include capital letters, full stops, adjectives and interesting sentence starters.
This week in Maths we have been partitioning numbers into tens and ones.
We have used the stem sentences:
My whole is 17.
One part is 10.
One part is 7.
Together I have 17.
Repeating these sentences for each number that we partition has really helped the children focus on the process that they are completing.
Key Vocabulary this week: part, whole, tens, ones, partition.
This week in RE we have continued to read and consider beginnings . We have listened to Psalm 139 and practised responding to it. We then wrote a beginning prayer as a class and on our own.
In science, we continued looking at materials by comparing plastic, metal and wooden spoons. We decided which was the best type of spoon by thinking, looking and testing carefully.
In ICT we began looking at and reviewing photographs. We are going to learn to take and edit them in the next few weeks using the iPads. Look out for this week's homework about photographs.
Friday 10th September
This week we have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. The children have particularly enjoyed doing this as body counting. We have also recapped on the names of 3D shapes (cube, cuboid, cylinder, sphere, cone, pyramid) , values of coins and telling the time to o clock and half past.
This week we have started reading ‘The Hodgeheg’ by Dick King Smith. We have enjoyed writing a setting description about the park and imagined what it would have been like to be a hedgehog trying to cross a busy road. We reminded ourselves to use our Kung Fu Punctuation in all of our writing.
This week we began to look at the story of the creation in the Bible. We have talked and written about our beginnings at the start of our day and how we feel when we have to do something new.
In Science we began our topic on Materials. We sorted out lots of objects into groups e.g. metal and wood. The children worked well in small groups using scientific vocabulary and sorting carefully.
We all read the book The Colour Monster to discuss a range of emotions and how they make us feel.
P.E lessons will be on Friday afternoon for all year 2 classes. Weather permitting, it will also be on: Class 7 - Monday and Thursday Class 8 - Tuesday and Wednesday Class 9 - Monday and Wednesday.
All earrings will need to be removed before children enter school, hair tied back and please ensure that P.E kits are always in school.
Homework and spellings will be handed out on Friday and should be returned on the following Thursday. A letter has been sent home with your child's homework this week. Bug Club and Mathletics log ins will be in your child's reading diaries.
Please ensure that all clothing is clearly labelled.
Monday 6th September
Welcome back Year 2 . You came into school beautifully this morning and showed us you are ready to be in Year 2. We are all really looking forward to the hard work and fun ahead of us this year.
This week, we will be starting our new book The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith. He has written lots of books, have a look and see if you recognise any of them by doing an internet search with your parents. The teachers will hear you all read this week. You will receive a new guided reading book and find out your reading day. We will continue to send you home with three supplementary books each week. On Thursday you will be given your first homework of the year and spellings too.
In Maths, we will be revising number orders, basic addition and subtraction. We will start to practise counting in twos and fives. Everyday we will be revising our mathematical skills using songs, mental and written methods.
We will start our science topic of materials and we will begin our PE lessons too, so parents please make sure that all P. E kits are in school.