Year 2

Update for Week beginning : 19/6/17

English and Maths information:

This week in English we have been continuing to research facts about under the sea creatures, using different sources – information texts, fact sheets, internet etc. We have used this information to design our own information fact sheets about a sea creature of our choice. We have identified the features of a non-chronological report (information fact sheet) and used these features within our design.

In Maths we will be consolidating our previous learning. We will be focusing on measuring length and weight using the correct units and comparing these different objects using greater than, less than and equal to symbols.  We have also worked systematically to solve number bond problems to 20.

Other curriculum news:

Everyone has become fully immersed in our project this half term ‘Under the sea’. Our two curriculum subjects for this project are Science and Geography. In Science we will be exploring different habitats and explaining why certain animals live and thrive in these particular locations. In Geography we will be naming and locating the world’s 7 different continents and their surrounding oceans.

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 –  Thank you for all the amazing information displays and leaflets about some of our favourite under the sea creatures! We have loved presenting them and learning lots of new facts.

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 weather is extremely hot at the moment and it is really important that all children and drink lots throughout the day.




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