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 will be bringing home their maths and English exercise books. Please use this as an opportunity to peak into what your child has been learning about at school! There will be a sheet stuck into the front and back cover which outlines how to positively look at books and comment if you wish to. The books will be coming home Friday 13th October, please return them by Monday 15th October!
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 in English, we have reminded ourselves about what we need to include in an information text. Our information texts will be all about London, focusing on famous landmarks. The children will need to include capital letters, full stops and conjunctions in their writing.
This week in Maths we have been looking at place value. We have used Diennes to help count out the tens and units of numbers, write numbers in words, compare numbers using greater than and less than. We have also been reasoning about different numbers looking at place value and even and odd numbers. For example; which number is the odd one out? 45 42 37?
The answer could be 37 because it only has 3 units. However, the answer could also be 42 because it's an even number.
We will begin our first draft of our information text about London.
We will continue to focus on place value of numbers.