Week beginning Monday 24th September 2018
Welcome to Year 2!
Please remember to bring in a coat each day as the weather continues to be changeable.
We have PPA sport on Tuesday afternoons so please remember to bring in your PE kit, trainers and a bottle of water.
Learning Logs have now been sent home and we are enjoying seeing all of the wonderful learning you have continued to do at home.
In P.S.H.E we will continue to look at our school value of Unity, creating the best learning and how to manage our emotions and feelings.
Our new topic is Master Makers. We will be researching materials and their properties, zooming in on which materials would be good to use when creating a sculpture.
This week we will continue to look at the text ‘Tin Forest’. The children will be looking at the images of a forest and creating poems using adjectives and nouns to describe how the animals and birds move and sound.
Our phonic focus will be:
a-e, e-e , i-e ,o-e ,u-e
some, come, were, there
We will be exploring place value and using equipment and pictorial representation to show our understanding. Also exploring subtraction as the inverse of addition and using diagrams to show our understanding.
Things to do at home
Read regularly and record this in your Communication Diary.
Practise partitioning 2 digit numbers into tens and ones.
Practise subtraction to 20.
Look at and research forest animal books and facts.
Look at and read favourite poems.
A typical day in Year 2
Start of the day
At 8.45am we arrive at school, find our name card or peg in. Hang up our book bags and have the chance to go to the book corner and change our reading book. We find the table where our group are working, sit down and quietly begin our task.
An important part of our learning takes place outside and all children have the opportunity to work in the outside classroom during the morning session.
We all spend some time learning together on the carpet.
Reading & Handwriting
We love to read and we practise our handwriting every day. We are also are thinking hard about leaving finger spaces between words and about capital letters and full stops.
After lunch we return to the classroom and sit quietly on the carpet ready for the afternoon. We begin the afternoon with guided reading, handwriting and phonics. We follow this by the final session of the day which may consist of Art, History, Science or PE.
Ready steady go time
At 9.15am we tidy away our morning activity and go to the carpet area to reflect on the previous day, share news and think about the day ahead.
We begin our first session, which will usually be English or Maths. We begin our lesson with a whole class session on the carpet area, then work in small groups or independently.
Half way through the morning session, we meet together on the carpet for milk and fruit. During milk and fruit we share our learning, then listen to a story or play a game.
We stop for lunch at 12 noon. We either have packed lunches or hot school dinners.
At around 2.40pm we tidy away and gather together on the carpet for a story and celebrate our stars of the day. At 3pm we gather up our jumpers, cardigans, our coats, book bags and any letters, then we line up to go home.