Week beginning Monday 11th February
The children will need warm coats, hats and scarves at school every day for our outside learning and also warm tracksuit bottoms for our sports afternoons.
We will be starting our recorder sessions – please make sure children bring in their named recorders and books.
This week is our annual Book Week.
11th Feb – dress up as favourite book character
12th Feb – bring a named book to school to share with your class
13th Feb – Bedtime stories – 5.00-5.30
14th Feb – Staff will read favourite stories to children
15th Feb – Parents drop-in at 8.55 to share a favourite book
We will be basing our learning around the theatre production of ‘The Big Enormous Present’, exploring the themes of sharing, kindness and friendship. We will continue to observe our Science investigation and draw conclusions about what has rotted. Some items have rotted a lot more quickly than others! Ask your child about what they have spotted.
In Art, we will be finishing our clay sculptures and our pop-up designs; completing our backgrounds based on the artwork of John Dyer.
We will be sharing the text ‘The Big Enormous Present’ and describing the appearance and behaviours of the three main characters. Also using objects that we find in a mysterious parcel to create our own exciting stories.
Spelling focus – adding –ed, -er, -est, -y to root words
many, clothes, busy, people
big, oh, here, is, went, when
We will be revising 3D shape names and properties, creating nets and searching for shapes uin our environment. Also sorting the shapes according to their properties and asking questions eg
‘ Does it roll?’
Things to do at home
Log in to Purple Mash and continue your ‘My Story’ creation.
Look for 3D shapes in your environment and play ‘ Guess my shape’ by describing properties eg My shape has 6 square faces, 12 edges and 8 vertices. What am I ?
Talk about and enjoy favourite books and authors!
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.