Year 2 News
Friday 8th November | 1 comment
Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing half term break; it was lovely to hear about the children’s adventures whilst at home. The children have come back to school ready to learn and have impressed us with their hard work and attitude to learning.
You should have received some letters and information this week about forthcoming topics and events. Please see class teachers if you have not seen the Year 2 Newsletter or letter about Gym Magic.
This week in Science we have been learning about evergreen and deciduous trees. We went on an Autumn walk to find leaves from deciduous trees. We also spotted some evergreen trees on our walk. When we got back to the classroom we used a leaf identifying sheet to work out which trees the leaves were from. Although the weather wasn’t kind to us, both classes enjoyed collecting and identifying the leaves.
In maths this week, we have been learning strategies for adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers.
We have used base 10 (tens and ones) to partition each number into tens and ones then recombine to find the total.
We have learned that sometimes when adding ones, we need to exchange 10 ones for 1 ten:
Sometimes when we are subtracting ones, we need to exchange 1 ten for 10 ones.
Try with some similar examples at home to earn some extra dojos. You can draw tens and ones to support.
In English this week, we have been exploring right choice words in fireworks poems. We have looked at how we can use alliteration and rhyme. Children have read, performed and written their own poetry. We were so impressed with the children’s ideas and they worked hard to edit their poems before making their final drafts.
Reminders for next week:
On Monday 2LO need to come to school in their PE kit ready for their visit to Gymmagic. Children in 2LA will need to come in PE kits on Tuesday.
Next Friday 15th November is Children in Need. Please see letter sent home or ask class teachers for further details. We look forward to seeing your ‘adjective’ outfits!
Cold/ wet weather request:
Please make sure that children have appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoors in the changing weather. We still like to use the grassy areas so having a pair of wellies in school saves children getting wet/muddy shoes! Thank you.
New Learning Log this week:
Year 2 Learning Log Homework – 8th November 2019
We would like you to find out how animals get ready for winter. You can choose to focus on one animal or a few.
To be handed in on Wednesday 20th November
We look forward to seeing your work!