Welcome to Year 2!
This week in Year 2
In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing to explore the story of The Lonely Beast by Chris Judge. We have created arguments on why The Beast should stay in the city or go back home. We have also created our own endings for the story as well as letters and diary entries as The Beast.
In Numeracy we have been focusing on weight and missing number problems. We began the week by reading different weighing scales where some or all of the numbers were shown. We then used this knowledge to help us solve word problems involving weight. Towards the end of the week we have been solving missing number problems by rearranging the calculation and using inverse operations.
In R.E. this week, we been learning about why the Earth is a special gift from God.
We have continued learning on our new topic this week ‘How can we be the next masterchef?’ which has a science focus. We have found out why Earthworms are useful and in groups created our own wormeries to find out what they do.
Next Week in Year 2
|Subject||We will be learning…|
|Literacy||· We will be exploring the changes in characters in different texts.|
|Numeracy||· We will be partitioning two digit numbers in different ways.
· We will be reading time to the nearest 5 minutes.
|RE||· We will be celebrating the feast day of Saints Constantine and Helen which takes place on the 21st May.|
|Phonics||Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – ee/ea and oy/oi
Miss Light’s group will be focusing on ew and ire
Mrs Yiannourkou and Miss Kyri’s group will be focusing on their initial sounds and sh, th, ch, ng and nk.
Homework and Home Learning Project
Your Home Learning Project is due in on Monday 15th May 2017.
Your username and password for Mathletics is stuck inside the cover of your yellow reading record.
Weekend Writing Challenge
This week in literacy we have continued to read and explore the story of the Lonely Beast by Chris Judge.
For your writing task I would like you to create a character profile for one of the beasts living in a different country. You need to include in your writing:-
- A description of what they look like.
- A description of what they enjoy doing.
- A description of their personality (what type of person are they?)
- Sentences that make sense.
- Punctuation in the correct places e.g. full stops and capital letters.
I would like you to write at least a page for your character profile and I look forward to reading them!
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. Children will need their P.E. kits in school on a Wednesday for Crete Class and a Thursday for Santorini Class as these are our PE days. 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 – boneless, hopeless, endless, homeless, painless, restless, sleepless, spotless, timeless, useless.
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 look forward to another fun filled week.
Miss MacKinnon and Miss Kyri
Miss Light and Mrs Yiannourkou