Year 2

Update for Week beginning : 22/5/17

English and Maths information:

This week we will be planning, writing and editing our own story based on the structure of a ‘traditional tale’. We are very excited to get creative and include all of our learnt writing skills into our story. In Maths we will be learning to read scales on different pieces if equipment such as rulers, weighing scales, measuring jugs etc. The scales will be in increments of 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s.

Other curriculum news:

Our current project is called ‘Once Upon a Time’. This week we will be reading and exploring the traditional tale of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. We will be incorporating this famous story into Music and Geography. In music we will be creating our own visual score in preparation for using instruments to perform a piece of music to go with the journey in the story. In Geography we will be exploring the family’s adventure within the story and designing a map to go with it. We will think about our local environment and link settings in the story to known localities around us, foe example a local forest, a local woodland area.

We are continuing to link ‘Philosophy for Children’ in to our curriculum, in particular we have tailored some of our PSHE and RE lessons to this. The children have produced some fantastic learning throughout this by asking and answering some excellent questions. These lessons are a chance for the children to lead their own learning and engage with detailed dialogue.

General Information:

Marvellous Me – We are continuing to use ‘Marvellous Me’ to send out special awards and announcing our ‘super spellers’. Everyone is working especially hard to earn badges and messages to be sent home. Please keep an eye out and continue to celebrate your child’s learning. Remember to keep sending us high 5s!

Homework – Homework will continue to be handed out every Friday and will be due back in the following Thursday. Homework will alternate between Maths and English every other week. We do however encourage all children to practice mental/oral maths weekly, as well as spelling and reading.

PE – We do indoor P.E on Tuesday and Outdoor Games on Thursday. Please ensure your child has the appropriate kit in school on both these days.

General – Please ensure your child brings in to school a named water bottle everyday. The days are getting hotter (hopefully) and they do a lot of running around outside.




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