Maths and English books will be coming home for children to show their fantastic learning at school. They will be sent home Friday 1st December. Please ensure they are back to school on Monday 4th December. Happy reading!
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. This week we are learning what happens to some root words when we add the suffix -ly.
When the root word ends in 'y', we swap the 'y' for an 'i'.
loud - loudly
brave - bravely
kind - kindly
easy - easily
happy - happily
merry - merrily
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.
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 write our poetry about London. We are using the following poem as a WAGOLL
The London Eye
The wonderful London Eye
Is a slowly turning wheel
All white and bright
And made of steel
What an amazing sight it is!
It is slowly turning
Round and round
Offering delightful views of London
Above the endless ground
How high up it goes!
Famous colourful landmarks and
Sights strangely gleaming
The nation’s history
What a lot of things to find out!
But finally we all agree
It’s worth the fee
To wisely ride the wheel
The cheerful sights to see.
How we love lovely London!
We will be writing and performing poetry which has to include, suffixes ly, less and ful, exclamations and include rhyming words.
We are focusing on length this week, the children must be able to recognise which unit of measurement they must use and compare and order length.
We will start to read "The Magic Finger". Our focus will be retelling this narrative.
We will begin to look at multiplication and division in Maths.