Welcome to Year 2. The children are in their final year of the Infants School and will be working with more independence as they continue to progress academically.
We follow the letters and sounds approach for phonics and use Oxford Reading Tree Scheme for Reading.
Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you would like more information about the curriculum.
Lots of maths
This week we revisited the learning we did over lockdown about multiplication before moving on to learning about division next week. We used cubes to build arrays before drawing them and writing the multiplication sentences to go with them!
In English we’re reading a fun book called ‘Monsters – an owner’s guide’ and we’ll be writing our own guides (explanations) soon!
Healthy Eating Week
We had so much fun in healthy living week. We made lots of yummy food and practised our chopping skills. We also took part in yoga!
Creating a diary & illustrations
We spent the first part of the week re-telling the story Last Stop on Market Street in the form of a diary entry of the main character, CJ. Then we moved on to creating illustrations in the style of the book for our own journey that we take every day so that we can write about them on Friday. You can see that we really enjoyed this!
Position & direction
We are all enjoying reading the book ‘Last Stop on Market Street’ by Matt de la Peña.
In maths, we’ve been learning about position and direction. We used instructions like ‘half turn clockwise’ and ‘move forwards 3 squares’ to move our objects to a chosen position on a grid. We’ll be practising this more over the weekend for our homework!
This week we practised our sewing skills in preparation for making finger puppets. You can see how hard we had to concentrate! We would love it if you could practise this skill at home as well – it’s a difficult skill to master so the more practice the better! We were using running stitch.
This week in science we went outside and observed some plants and trees. We used magnifying glasses so we could look closely at the different parts.
Back to school
We’ve had a good first week back at school. In maths we’ve been recapping the mental strategies we can use for addition as well as using concrete resources to add two 2-digit numbers together. In English we’re using non-fiction texts to research sharks so that we can write non-chronological reports about them!
Red Nose DayWe had lots of fun on Red Nose Day and enjoyed wearing our red clothes to raise money for charity!
HistoriansThis week we have been learning about the Great Fire of London and how we know about the events. We looked at a range sources such as parts of a diary, paintings and maps. We thought about which sources told us about what happened.
Minibeast huntWe went on a minibeast hunt this week! We looked for micro habitats (under stones, in bushes, amongst leaves etc.) and made a survey of the minibeats we saw there. Then we put this information into a pictogram!