16/02/2016 at 4:43 PM
Wow! What a busy final week of half term we have had!
We have really enjoyed reading the children’s space diary adventures. The children remembered to use lots interesting adjectives and sentence starters to make their writing lively and fun to read. They also remembered to use lots of conjunctions to explain their ideas. Some children even included adverbs to help describe verbs! Nearly everyone used full stops, capital letters, question marks, exclamation marks and commas correctly – well done guys!
In maths we have been continuing our work on time and money. The children have been learning how to read an analogue clock in increments of five minutes. They have also been looking at how to convert analogue time into digital time and vice versa. To help your child at home try to get them to tell the time as much as possible. They could also work out simple time problems like how long is a journey going to take, what time should you arrive, what time will a TV show end if it is 30 minutes long etc.
We have also been practising giving change from £1.
Over the next half term we are going to be practising the 5x and 3x tables. Again the more practise the children have of this the better.
On Tuesday morning, 2L enjoyed performing their Time Machine dance for 2F. 2C were a brilliant audience and the feedback was brilliant!
On Thursday afternoon, the children in 2L really enjoyed meeting up with the Y4s for Reading Buddies. The Y4s had made their own pop-up books and it was great that they could share and inspire the younger children.
The ‘Step Back in Time’ party on Friday was a brilliant way to finish our topic on the 1960s and 1970s. The children had a wonderful time experiencing what a 1960s/70s birthday party was like.
Just a few reminders: Please can you make sure your child has their PE kit in school on PE days. PE will be outside next half term so please can you provide your child with jogging bottoms/ leggings and a sweatshirt. If you have some trainers your child could bring to school that would be great.
As always we thank you for your continued support.
Have a lovely half term,
The Year 2 team.
12/02/2016 at 11:04 AM
Last Friday, KS1 were very lucky to have a visit from the author Saviour Pirotta. The children loved listening to his amusing stories and were thoroughly entertained throughout the session. We were very proud of the children’s reaction to Saviour.
05/02/2016 at 9:45 AM
It’s been a crazy week in Year 2! We have been sooo busy! Monday morning kick started with a drama trip to the moon where the children met a friendly alien whose spaceship had broken down. Together the children solved the problem and returned the alien back home. I have attached some photos at the end of this blog for you to look at 🙂
Later in the week we looked at the book ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers. The children deepened their understanding of the story’s character through drama and interview questions.
The children continued to use this book to help them write space settings. They had to remember to use exciting adjectives, interesting sentence starters and conjunctions to extend their sentences.
In History, the children have learnt all about Neil Armstrong and the lunar landings. The time machine delivered an extract from Neil Armstrong’s diary and the children then thought about the other ways we could find out about the first man on the moon. Funnily enough, my mum and dad were tidying up their loft this week and came across some old newspaper articles of the lunar landings. They emailed them to school for the children to see!
In Maths this week we have been learning about money. We have been adding amounts together, working out how much we can buy with a certain amount and we also learnt how to give change from a certain amount. Here is a game you can play at home to help support your child.
We were very impressed with the quality of the Learning Log homework. The children have obviously spent a lot of time researching the 1960s. Well done everyone!
Spellings for this coming week are: ‘o’ sounding like ‘u’ e.g. mother, brother etc. and the long ea grapheme e.g. cream, steam
Tricky words this week are: saw, there, their and busy
Many thanks for your continued support with your child’s learning.
The Year 2 Team.