Year 2

Update for Week beginning : 3/4/17

English and Maths information:

In Maths we have been learning about fractions of number. We used smarties to help with our learning as an Easter treat. We have also been using our division skills to answer division word problems. We chose our preferred method of working out to answer e.g. arrays, circles and dots or mentally counting on in multiples.

In English we have been focusing on grammar this week. We have been learning different word classes and what they mean e.g. noun, verb, adjective and adverb. We will also be re-writing the Easter story in R.E using all of our English skills learnt so far.

Other curriculum news:

As our ‘Roots and Shoots’ project comes to an end we are pleased to have been able to grow lots of healthy and happy bean plants, as well as some cress. We have been observing our bean plants over time and recording how tall they’ve grown and what they needed in order to survive. We have also been lucky enough to have tadpoles in our year group. We have loved feeding them and watching them grow into tiny tadpoles from slimy frogspawn. We are looking forward to releasing them into our school pond before we break up for Easter.

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:

As the children have worked so hard this term we would like everyone to have a relaxing Easter so there is no compulsory homework set. However if you would like to continue with some learning we will send home a GPS practice SATs paper in preparation for the KS1 assessments.

Marvellous Me – We are all really excited about the launch of ‘Marvellous Me’ and 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 – There will  be no compulsory homework set over Easter holidays.

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. As the days are getting colder the children will need winter kit (trainers, jumpers and tracksuit bottoms). We are still going outside for Games and it’s really important we all stay warm.

Sharks Class Worship: 

Thank you to everyone who came to see Shark’s class worship today. We hope you enjoyed it!

Have a lovely and restful Easter break.



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