Home Learning Showcase
Our Home Learning showcase will take place this Thursday 25th May at 3.15pm. Parents and carers are invited to celebrate Year 2's home learning in Year 2 classrooms. Hoping to see you there!
The Year 2 Team
As part of our work on creating moving dinosaur heads, we will need cereal boxes. Please pass any cereal boxes you may have to your class teacher.
Year Two staff have noticed an increase in the amount of children with head lice. Please check your child's head, and apply treatment if necessary.
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.
It's been a busy week in year 2, we have begun writing our dinosaur factfiles, using all of our knowledge from the National History Museum and what we're learning in Science. Some children have been writing about their dinosaur's habitats, appearance and diet. Others are including interesting facts about their dinosaurs including the meaning of some very tricky and difficult to spell names like the argentinosaurus!
For Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum, we have been applying our maths skills of Venn diagrams to identify the similarities and differences between South Africa and the United Kingdom, focusing on wildlife, school and climate. We're still debating which one is the better place to live in!
For Maths this week, we have been investigating the link between multiplication and repeated addition, for example
3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 3 x 4. We have also been exploring finding fractions of amounts of money.
Next week in English, we will use some of the facts we found at the National History Museum to write an information text about dinosaurs.
In Maths, we will revisit shape, measure and space, looking at temperature, sorting data in Carroll Diagrams and comparing 2D and 3D shapes.
In FLCC, we will continue to compare life in South Africa with life in the UK, focusing animals you could find in South Africa.