Welcome to Year 2!
Inclusion Week in Year 2
In our Literacy lessons we have been writing friendship letters to the children in our classes. We have also made a class book about ourselves ‘All About Me’. We have enjoyed our discussions about friendship and writing friendship recipes.
In Numeracy we have been learning how to collect and record data using a tally chart and a pictogram.
In R.E. this week, we discussed the topic ‘God Cares How We Feel’ and Diwali, a Hindu Festival of Light.
After Half Term in Year 2
|We will be learning…
|· We will be focusing on giving verbal instructions, writing a set of instructions and sequencing instructions in the right order.
|· The children will be learning subtraction rules and subtracting two-digit numbers from two-digit numbers.
|· We will be learning about the feast ‘Mary’s Entry Into The Temple.’
|· We will start our new topic ‘What Is Our School Made Of?’
|Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – oo, ar, or
Ms Young’s group will be focusing on o-e, u-e, aw
Miss Beaton and Miss Howden’s group will be focusing on their initial sounds and sh, th, ch, ng and nk.
Your username and password for Mathletics is stuck inside the cover of your yellow reading record.
Weekend Writing Task
We will continue with our weekend writing tasks after half-term.
Book Bags: Please ensure that the children bring their book bag to school every day, as in addition to being a means of transporting reading materials it is a valuable method of communication. We encourage the children to give important notes from their parents direct to their class teacher.
Uniform: Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Please encourage children to be independent dressers at home, as these skills will be helpful at school.
Reading: We change the children’s reading books daily, so if they have finished their books please ensure that the children put their home reading record and reading book in the basket every morning to be changed. Please support your child with reading at home and record a comment in their reading record.
Phonics: The phonics scheme we follow is Read, Write Inc. Please read and practise your sounds and spellings with your child at home.
Spellings: This week’s spellings are – middle, table, apple, little, bottle
Times Tables: Please continue to practise your 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables at home as we will be completing weekly challenges on these. They will be given in a random order so please do not just focus on the answers!
Thank you for your continued support and we hope you have an enjoyable and restful half term break.
Miss MacKinnon and Miss Howden
Ms Young and Miss Beaton