English and Maths books will come home the weekend of the 27th and 28th of January. Please look through and discuss with your child and return them on Monday.
The children will bring a copy of the Year 2 100 words list home this week. The words highlighted in yellow are the words the children need to practice. Please choose a few each week to practice. Thanks for your support.
As part of our D and T this term, "Will you shake, pluck or hit your instrument?", we would like each child to bring in one piece of recycling each to make their instrument. For example, they could bring in an egg carton to make a maracas, a cereal box and cut out a guitar.
In Year 2, we are using Read Write Inc to help us with our spellings. The children will learn and complete activities based on sounds each week in class. These spelling words match up with our weekly spellings tested on a Friday in dictation. As an optional extra, children can practise and learn the spellings we complete each week in their log books which are sent home daily. Please keep returning log books daily in blue bags.
Rhyme to remember:
Spell ‘o’ with an ‘a’ after ‘w’ as in wash
Spell ‘o’ with an ‘a’ after ‘qu’ as in squash
We would really appreciate it if any parents are able to volunteer to read with Year 2 children on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons. Please see your child's class teacher if you are interested.
To help your child practise their handwriting, visit https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/letter-joins.html
Year 2 pupils will be having PE on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit. Thank you!
Year 2 pupils are tested each term on the Year 2 common exception words. Your child will bring home a list of the 100 words with the spellings they need to focus on highlighted. Please go through and practice these spellings with you child.
Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:
Purple home learning books will no longer being used as practice can be done at home. You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home once during every half-term.
This week we are beginning to read and write about Rosa Parks. We will be reading the book "I am Rosa Parks" and the children will retell the story of Rosa's life. Our grammar focus will be using apostrophes for contraction, for example did not - didn't, could not - couldn't. In addition to this, the children will be expected to write in the third person and past tense.
This week we are beginning to learn all about money. The children will need to identify coins and their value. We will look at different ways of making the same amount of coins, for example;
10p + 10p + 2p = 22p
10p + 5p + 5p + 2p = 22p
5p + 5p + 5p + 5p + 1p + 1p = 22p
We will also be adding money and finding change using subtractions. The children will be revisiting partitioning to add and subtract.
We will learn about Rosa Parks and retell the story of her life.
Continue to work on money.