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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. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

For more information please read our curriculum newsletter bellow:

Curriculum Newsletter Year 2

Our Year 2 Staff:

Mrs J Owen – Teacher

Miss S Grotz – Teaching Assistant

Friday 14th September 2018

Welcome back!

It has been lovely to hear about all the fun each child had over the holidays and of course it was great to see everybody back safe and well and ready to start year2!

As you are aware the children have a busy year ahead of them preparing them for the juniors but after only one and a half week’s back I can already see that every child is going to do fab this year!

Last week we completed lots of settling in tasks and the children were able to explore our newly renovated outdoor space. The children really enjoyed learning through play with the new activities outside and have even been out this week to complete some of their maths and English tasks. In the afternoon’s last week we learnt all about water safety and how to keep safe near different types of water.

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This week we have started our new topic which is called ‘Bright Lights Big City’ We are going to be learning all about our capital city London over the next few weeks.

In English we have been learning a range of Narrative skills. We started the week by reading the story ‘Katie in London’ We have sequenced the story, looked at Key vocabulary, identified co-ordinating conjunctions and ensured we have use correct sentence punctuation. Ask your child about the story they should be able to retell it to you in lots of detail. Today we wrote the opening of the story using the skills we have learned this week and the children produced some fabulous work!

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In Maths this week we have been learning about number and place value. We started the work ensuring the children understand how the value of the digits in a 2d number and we partitioned 2d numbers into tens and ones. Also this week we have been counting forwards and back in tens and fives. We have used lots of concrete resources to help us work out 10 more/less and we used 100 squares to support our learning too.

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On Wednesday we had our first PE lesson. We are really lucky this term as we have a sports coach in teaching us throwing, catching and agility skills. We went out on the MUGA and had lots of fun trying to throw the ball to our partner in a straight line. Our PE lessons will always be on a Wednesday, if it is dry we will be outside so please ensure that your child has appropriate outdoor clothing and a change of shoes to wear on the MUGA.

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In Geography this week we have been learning about the two countries that make up the British Isles. We have also been looking in detail about the four nations that make up the UK.

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In RE we have been thinking about beliefs and how people believe in different things. Each child wrote three things they believed in and shared it with the class. We discussed having respect for each other’s beliefs however different they may be.

In ART we looked at different drawings of London created by various artists. We discussed how each drawing made us feel and how each artist had different effects in their work.

Finally we have put up a new ‘Selfie show off’ display. Throughout the week children have the opportunity of getting their selfie up on the wall to show off work which they/we are really proud of. Huge congratulations to Erin, Scarlett who have made it onto the wall this week!

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This week Olivia received the celebration certificate for working her socks off and being an excellent role model during our first week back. Leighton was added to the golden book for trying hard in all lessons and Kiara was added for reading her reading book every day this week.

Attendance: 100% fantastic effort, keep it up!

Minutes late: 15

Reminders:

PE is on Wednesday’s – appropriate clothing and outdoor shoes should be provided

Homework is handed out on a Friday – It should be completed and returned by Wednesday so it can be marked and handed back out the following week. Each week children will receive a Maths and Literacy homework linked to the previous week’s learning.

Spellings are handed out with homework on a Friday and will be tested the following Thursday

Children are encouraged to read their book as often as possible. Please send your child’s reading book in daily (even if it hasn’t been read) as they may be heard read in school.