The children have worked well in maths on developing their understanding of arrays/ multiplication/ division. This will continue to be our maths focus next week. In English we finished a unit of work on information texts and had a go at answering questions on a reading test. Rehearsals have begun and the children have been given a copy of the script to read and learn their lines. They also have a songbook which they are to keep in their bookbags but can practise at home. The songs can be found on youtube if your child feels they need the music. Please remember angel costumes can be in sent into school in a named bag whenever you have managed to source.
Next week in Year 2 we will be continuing to work on multiplication and division in maths. The children have started to look this week at arrays and will develop this further next week (preview work for next week). In English we will continue to read and write information texts and have a go at a reading comprehension based on our topic. Nativity rehearsals will start next week and the children will have a book of song words to learn in their book bags. Please make sure these come into school daily. Please can you also think about sourcing an angel costume for your child. You can send your costume in (named bag) as soon as you can.
What a great week we have had this week! The children have come back refreshed and ready to work hard. We have begun Information writing in English and Multiplication and Division in maths. In topic work we have begun to talk about deforestation and in preparation for next weeks lesson the preview work will be on this theme. Mrs Stevens will be teaching the next unit of science on Thursday afternoons and this term she will teach the unit on plants to run alongside our rainforest topic.
When we come back after half term we will be without Mrs Holt, our student teacher until January as she has to teach for 7 weeks in an alternative setting. Well done to all the children who have settled into Y2 this half term and worked really hard. It has been a really positive start! Thank you to all the parents who came to parents evening this week, it was nice to meet some new faces. Have a good half term rest as there will be lots to do when we get back!
Next week the children will continue their rainforest topic and science work looking at food chains. This will run alongside their PSHE work on fairtrade. In maths the children will continue to work on learning their 5 times table and will look specifically at methods of subtraction. In English we will have a week of poetry and be writing our own poems based on the theme of rainforest animals (using Monkey Puzzle and We're Roaming the Rainforest as stimuli). Please remember to place your school photograph orders by next Friday if you wish to do so and check you have made your appointment for parents evening.
We are pleased to be able to go ahead and welcome our rainforest visitor next Monday. This promises to be a memorable and enjoyable way to learn more (first hand!) about creatures that roam the worlds rainforests.
Next week we will continue to learn about place value and counting in ones and tens. The children have been exploring the place of two-digit numbers on a 100 square. One of their favourite games played this week has been copied and pasted into their preview books so as they can play it again at home, explaining the rules to an adult! The sounds taught in daily phonics sessions this week can be found on the spelling and phonics page. Please spend some time looking for words containing these sounds when sharing story books and writing.
There will be no set preview work for next week to allow me to collect in the preview books and have a good look at all the lovely work in them. At home you can continue to learn 0, 1, 5, 10 times tables and read stories. Perhaps you can look for words in books that contain the phonics taught this week?
On Tuesday morning you are invited to our Harvest Festival in the church.
The preview work handed in so far has been very impressive and on Friday the children will get the opportunity to teach their game/ song/ rhyme/ poster to their classmates when we have a maths morning to launch our tackling tables scheme. In science and topic this week the children have been learning about habitats and we are very grateful to Mr Donnelly who spent the afternoon taking groups of children into the school pond area to look for creatures that live there. Next week is Fairy tale week which will be launch across the school on Monday morning with fun activities planned by the teachers. Next Friday is dressing up day and in class we will be using our preview work for a guess who activity. Please take the opportunity next week to enjoy reading as many fairy tales as you can!
Next week in year 2 we will continue to learn facts about animals that live in rainforests. We will be continuing to write our stories and starting grouped phonics work. We will also begin learning our tables, starting with 1, 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Please see attached preview work which will help your child with this.