Gardening & Cooking:
We are very proud to provide a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to attend class cooking sessions during school hours. Sessions commenced in September and an annual voluntary contribution of £12.00 to cover the cost of ingredients has been uploaded to your Laser school cashbook. Your prompt payment is really appreciated.
This half term our Gardening and Cooking lessons will start the week beginning 3rd February.
2H - 3rd February
2F - 5th February
2P - 6th February
2S - 7th February
We have updated our newsletter as Year 2 Christingle dates have been changed. Please read for further information.
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:
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 at least once during every term as well as at parent consultation meetings.
- Write a review of the book; include what you liked and didn't like about it
- Write a description of your favourite character; what they look like and what their personality is like
- Draw a scene from the book and describe it using adjectives and verbs
- Write 5 facts from the book
- Retell the story in order
- Design your own quiz; write questions (with answers) about the book
- List 10 words from the book that you found interesting, write the meanings of these words
Children are to come on their G&C day in comfortable and appropriate clothing for the kitchen and allotments. Please ensure children also wear safe and comfortable footwear which covers their feet (i.e. trainers) and any long hair is tied back. Children do not need to bring an apron as these will be provided. In addition, children must also bring a container on the day where they can store their cooking to bring home, these can be a standard small sized container.
Information about any termly £4 donations you would like to contribute which goes towards their G&C lessons can be found on the 'Welcome Back Newsletter' and payments are to be made on the Fielding Laser page. The Year 2 team would like to thank parents for any donations which are made towards the G&C lessons.
Times Tables Rockstars is a online programme we have introduced to encourage children to have fun with multiplication facts while improving fluency, recall and speed. Children can access it in their own time on any IOS, Android or Windows device.
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practice. This programme has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 7 years in over 4500 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.
Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of your child so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question. The clever code behind the scenes works out which times tables facts each child is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until they have mastered them. It will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce division facts.
Children should begin with 'Gig'. This is TT Rockstars' baseline/check mode for progress tracking and diagnostics. This then determines which is their priority tables and the 'Auto Training' mode enabled by teachers should then provide the correct levels for children to play.
No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.
From June 2020, all pupils at the end of year 4 in England will take an online multiplication tables check .The national curriculum specifies that pupils at this stage should be able to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12x12.
The check aims to support pupils to master multiplication skills, which are essential for future success in mathematics. It will help to identify pupils who have not yet mastered this mathematical concept, so additional support can be provided.
Log in here: https://ttrockstars.com/login, use your child'd details that came home at the end of the Summer Term, lost them? Speak to your child's class teacher.
We are learning how to write an Information Text based on our geography topic 'What is the UK?'.
Multiplication and division.
Below is our STAR Vocabulary we will be focusing on during the study of multiplication and division.
Follow the Year 2 link below to our Knowledge Organisers designed for each challenge. This will provide you with the key information we aim for children to have learnt by the end of each challenge.