Welcome to Year 2!
Friday 11th September | 4 comments
What a fantastic start we have had in Year 2!
Children have adjusted to their new classrooms and forward facing desks. They have been very good at keeping their own equipment and working from their desks rather than in groups or on the carpet. The adults are still getting used to this!
We have been so impressed with how well the children have settled into their new classes and how quickly they have got used to their new routines.
We have enjoyed finding out about our class animals. We are all excited about being Year 2 foxes and squirrels!
This week we have been thinking about class rules, the learning hives and how we learn. We have also talked about our new rules for keeping safe in school.
We have set ourselves some targets for the year linked to our learning hive. We created some wonderful personal art work.
In maths this week we have started to learn more about the place value of numbers. We have shown what we know about numbers by drawing them in tens and ones, using a part whole model, writing the number one more and one less and also writing any interesting facts. We have practised writing numbers using both numerals and words. Today we looked at some different ways of representing 2-digit numbers using tens frames, base 10, straws and place value counters. Can your child show you how to represent a 2-digit number using these?
In topic this week, we shared our holiday stories and used maps to find the places we have been to.
In English we wrote letters to Farsley Fox and Farsley Squirrel telling them about where we have been in the world and where we would like to go. We did a great job! We learned about using capital letters for proper nouns and using question words and question marks. The children used the question words on the wall.
We have done some amazing reading already too. We have used the reading dogs to help us answer different types of questions.
Can your child remember any of the characters?
Thank you for your support so far. We are looking forward to a really great year!
The Year 2 Team.