Week beginning 11th January

This week we have finished our work on ‘Alice in Wonderland’. The children have used the story as inspiration for their moving pictures in DT , they are very creative. In Maths we have been continuing our work on multiplication. The children have been focussing on understanding the ‘x’ symbol and making and drawing arrays. In English we have published our setting descriptions and the children have made great use of a wide range of features such as alliteration, similes and expanded noun phrases.

Next term our topic will be ‘Ready, Steady, Grow’. We will be learning about the different parts of plants, what plants need to grow and thrive and writing instructions on how to make a salad sandwich.

Have a lovely half term.

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This week

This week in Year Two we have been finishing up our work on subtraction and are ready to begin multiplication. We will be looking at recognising and creating equal groups and then representing this as a number sentence.

In English the children have been working hard to create effective similes using the word ‘like’. We have some very imaginative children!

We have had lots of fun in Geography identifying different map symbols and making up some of our own! If you are off out and about this weekend you could try asking your child to read the map on the way!

As the cold weather continues please ensure that you child had a full outdoor PE kit at school and that they come to school in appropriate outdoor winter clothing. Many thanks.

Week beginning 21st January

What an exciting start to the week we had with our visit from The Oxford Story Museum! Hannah came and really brought the story of Alice in Wonderland alive. The children participated in a wide range of creative activities which included flamingo croquet, measuring their height against that of story characters and lots of drama activities. Great fun was had by all.

In Maths we continue to work on our number skills, focussing on subtraction and methods of recording. Next week we will also begin to look at exchanging when subtracting.

As part of our DT project we continued to looking at moving parts, creating flaps and wheels. Next week we will begin to design our moving pictures.

IMPORTANT

PE

Some children are still coming to school without their full PE kit. Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit, including trainers, in school on a Monday morning and then they can take it home on the Friday. Despite the weather being cold the children will still be doing their outdoor PE sessions so please ensure they have the appropriate outdoor PE kit.

RECORDERS

For those children playing the recorder please ensure that it is in school with them on Monday.

SPELLINGS

New spellings were given out on Wednesday and your child will be tested on these next Wednesday.

Thank you for your support.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The year 2 Team

Week beginning: 14th January

This week in English we have continued using the story of Alice in Wonderland to inspire our writing. We have focussed on using descriptive language which will help us to write engaging story settings.

In Maths we are continuing to focus on subtraction and taking away 2-digit numbers. We will continue with this next week.

During our DT lessons we experimented with making moving parts in preparation for creating a moving picture.

Spellings were given out on Wednesday and will be tested next Wednesday.

IMPORTANT

IF you haven’t returned your Alice in Wonderland letter please do so as soon as possible. The Alice in Wonderland experience is happening on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 2 Team

Week beginning: 7th January 2019

Happy New Year!

It was an exciting start to the week with our ‘Mad’ day! There were lots of fabulous costumes and some delicious jam tarts at the end of the day.

In English we read then story of Alice and Wonderland, which will be the inspiration for our writing this term. We will set new spellings on Wednesday 16th January.

In Maths we are looking at subtraction and consolidating methods taught so far. We will be continuing with this next week.

As part of our DT work we explored moving pictures in preparation for making our own.

IMPORTANT

Please remember to make sure that your child has their full outdoor and indoor PE kit in school all week.

Please return the Alison in Wonderland slips as soon as possible.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 2 Team

Week beginning: 24.09.18

This week we started to write our non-chronological report about bears. We have gathered our information and are beginning to put this together, making sure we are using the correct punctuation.

In Maths we have been exploring two digit numbers to ensure we understand the value of each digit. To demonstrate this we have used dienes, part-whole and bar models. We will be continuing with this next week.

As part of our art focus we are looking at animals from around the world, focussing on line, pattern, shape and colour. This week we visited Asia and looked at elephants as our inspiration.

IMPORTANT

From next week new spellings will be given on a Wednesday and children will be tested on these the following Wednesday.

Please remember to make sure that your child’s belongings are clearly labelled and that their drinks bottles for the classroom contain just water.

We hope that you have an enjoyable weekend.

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