Last week, when I couldn’t blog…
Saturday 14th November | No comments yet
Here is the email that was sent home last week.
While you are able to view our Year 2 blog, the administration part of it is down. It will be sorted very soon, but in the meanwhile, here is a brief update of last week’s learning and this week’s events.
Thank you to everyone who attended parents evening on Tuesday or Wednesday. Miss Cuthbert and myself really enjoyed the evenings. It was good to be able to share all your child’s learning with you.
In Literacy we learned about Guy Fawkes and the events of the Gun Powder plot on November 5th 1605. We then used fireworks as the inspiration for some more poetry writing. When the blog is up again, I will post some of the children’s poems; they are fabulous. We learned how to use onomatopoeia and alliteration. We also used our knowledge of creating noun phrase by using adjectives to describe the fireworks and we remembered to use comma to separate the adjectives. Next week, we will continue to be poets but our theme is based around Remembrance Day and the 1st World War.
In Maths we have started to learn our tables. We used a book called ‘2×2 =BOO!’ and discovered the secrets of the ‘0’ and ‘1’ times table.
(Ask your child!) We then learned about drawing arrays to help us visualise multiplication and we worked on our 2x and 5x table. The children were assigned games on Mathletics to help them to pracitse their learning.
Learning Logs have been sent home and the new task is to choose a country and find out about it. This will be shared with the class, when we start our next topic, ‘Wonderful World.’
Spelling books are now going to go home every week, with 4 or 5 words from the New Curriculum Spelling List for Year 2. Please encourage your child to learn these words and also to write them out neatly, thinking about the size and shape of the letters and how they will join together. They are presented in a cursive font in the spelling books, to help your child see where the flicks go.
All the children in KS1 have been introduced to the songs we will be learning for this years Christmas performance. It is a nativity with a mathematical theme, so the children will also sing the songs at the beginning or end of their Maths lessons! Soon they will be bringing home the words for the songs; please encourage them to learn them.
We have also set them a special challenge – to learn the ‘Strictly.’ This is quite a tricky dance; it will help them to see what they can achieve with practise and determination. Here is the link, so that they can practise at home too – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p034sj7n
Next week –
Wednesday – Remembrance Day. Year 2 Poppy Sculpture, inspired by our trip to the Poppy:Wave at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, will be on display on the grassy bank near the conservation area. Also our wreaths and some of our poetry.
Thursday – Walk to the War Memorial. Please return the slip, if you would like to walk with your child’s class to the War Memorial in Farsley. We will be laying our wreathes and reading our some of poetry.
Friday – Children in Need. Home clothes, Champions of Change and the Farsley Farfield Bake Off!
In the meantime, have a great Sunday. I hope to see some of you at the Table Top Sale in the North Building, this morning.
Well done to everyone for a brilliant start to the new half term.