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15th October

English
This week we will be learning and re-telling a non-chronological report about the jaguar. The children will be learning to use ‘the voice of the expert’ and they will be planning and writing their own non-chronologial report about the rainforest.
 
Maths
Our focus will be on 2D shape this week. The children will be naming 2D shapes and identifying their properties.
 
Phonics
Mrs Spiller’s group will be looking at spelling the Year 2 common exception words.
Mrs Bellman’s and Mrs Atkins’ groups will be practising the alternative spellings for the ow and ng sounds. 
 
Topic – We Are Explorers
The children will apply what they have learnt about the rainforest. They will be tasting fruits that can be found in the rainforest and then looking at the work of environmental artist, Andy Goldsworthy.  Using natural materials found on our school grounds, the children will create some natural art.

Thank you,

The Year 2 Team ~ Mrs Bellman, Mrs Spiller, Mrs Atkins, Mrs Robbins

Click here to view the presentation from the Parent Meeting about Year 2 SATs

We have also included the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, a grammar glossary and the teacher assessment framework for Year 2 which outlines the end of year expectations.

To see what we are learning this term click here

We have two classes called Amber and Sunset. The teachers are Mrs Bellman and Mrs Spiller.  Also working in the classes as Learning Support Assistants are Mrs Atkins and Mrs Robbins.

Click below for the link to our curriculum map.  We will be teaching six main topics this year.  Each will start with a ‘Big Bang’ to excite the children for the learning to come and will end with a celebration of their achievements.  This may be sharing work with another year group, a celebration class assembly or a special event.

Notices

We aim to change your child’s reading book three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  We rely on the kindness of our parent volunteers to do this job for us, so there may be occasions when the books are not changed. If this happens here are some ideas of what you could do at home instead:

  • re-read the book that they have been given
  • write a book review about the text
  • write about one of the characters (if it is a story) encouraging them to use adjectives
  • respond in writing to comprehension questions that you have asked e.g. Why do you think Goldilocks broke into the Three Bears house?
  • Read a book from your home library or on the computer

Each class will have two PE sessions a week which will be on Wednesdays and Fridays. One of these sessions will be outside so your child will need trainers and warm clothing such as a track suit.

Homework will be given on a Friday each week and should be returned the following Thursday, unless there is a change to the timetable.  Your child will receive a spelling sheet where they will explore a given spelling pattern.  We do not test the children on these spellings but would like them to write sentences in their homework book.  To help the children practise their maths skills they will take part in the ‘Buzz Time’ challenge every Friday.  They will be challenged on number bonds and times tables.

Here are some pictures of Year 2 recreating the Great Fire of London.

 

Our topic, science and space

 

Some of our class activities.

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