Welcome to Year 2!
This week in Year 2
In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing our learning about Traditional Tales and our exploration of ‘Cinderella’. We have compared the story of Cinderella to ‘The True Story of Cinderella’ and ‘Seriously Cinderella is so annoying’ as well as the film version. In addition to this we have created character profiles on the different characters found within the story.
In Numeracy we have been focusing on knowing our multiples of 5 and 10. We have identified our multiples of 5 and 10 on a 100 square as well as using this knowledge to times (x) and divide (÷) by 5 and 10.
In R.E. this week, we learnt that families are a gift from God and have identified what makes our family special.
We have continued our learning on our topic ‘What was London like in 1666?’ which has a history focus on the Great Fire of London. We have looked at how the fire started and why it lasted for so long.
Next Week in Year 2
|Subject||We will be learning…|
|Literacy||· We will be continuing our learning on Traditional Tales and this week we will be focusing on the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
· Identifying the features of traditional tales.
· Planning and writing our own version of Jack and the Beanstalk where the hero and villain have changed characters.
|Numeracy||· We will be learning how to multiply different numbers by using arrays.
· We will be solving word problems involving multiplication.
· We will also be learning about temperature by reading a thermometer correctly and ordering the different temperatures recorded.
|RE||· We will be learning about what happens during a Greek Orthodox baptism.|
|Phonics||Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – ay/a-e and igh/i-e
Miss Light’s group will be focusing on oo, oo and ar
Mrs Yiannourkou and Miss Kyri’s group will be focusing on their initial sounds and sh, th, ch, ng and nk.
Homework and Homelearning Project
Your username and password for Mathletics is stuck inside the cover of your yellow reading record.
Your homelearning project is due in on Monday 6th February 2017.
Weekend Writing Challenge
This week we have been exploring dialogue that fits our characters from the two stories of Cinderella. For your writing challenge this week I would like you to write a conversation of your choice between The Step-mother and Cinderella from either the ‘True story of Cinderella’ or the original version (e.g. Cinderella/Step-mother apologising for their behaviour). You need to include in your writing:-
- Use inverted commas (speech marks) in the correct places – e.g. “Why are you so mean to me?” asked Cinderella.
- Some extended sentences with conjunctions (and, because etc.) to give more detail (e.g. “I would have invited you to the ball Cinderella but you are just too young!” Explained the step-mother.
- Different ways of saying ‘said’ (e.g. explained, replied, shouted etc.)
- Full stops, question and exclamation marks and capital letters used correctly.
I would like you to be as imaginative as possible and write at least a page for your conversation. 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 as this is our PE day. 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 – cry, fly, dry, try, reply, July.
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