Year 2

Update for Week beginning: Monday 20th January 2020


English Information:

Last week, we read the rest of ‘The Twits’ looking at the language used by Roald Dahl. We completed several comprehension activities to help us improve our reading skills and to understand the story better.

This week, we will begin to read ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. The children will be introduced to new characters and encouraged to put themselves in the main character’s shoes (Charlie Bucket). Year 2 will be writing a diary from Charlie’s point of view and also describing the amazing chocolate factory.

Maths Information:

Last week, we learned about division and how to solve these problems using sharing. The children also had a chance to solve division word problems using their understanding.

This week we are moving away from number and will be thinking about the more abstract concept of time. We will begin the week by reminding ourselves how to tell the time to the nearest 15 minutes. If you would like to revise this over the week, that would be fantastic. For those children who are ready to move on, they will be learning how to tell the time to the nearest 15 minutes.

My Maths:

This week, please complete the ‘Place value to 30’ homework

Week 2: ‘Objects and arrays’ homework.

Don’t forget that times table rockstars is available to support children in practising their times table and division facts.

Other curriculum news:

Last week, we finished reading ‘The Twits’ in style by making our very own squiggly spaghetti. We hope you have seen the fun we had making this on our recent website post.

This week we will begin to learn about how sweets and chocolate is made and have the opportunity to taste some sweets and chocolates too. This will be a small amount of tasting which will help the children start to think about what they would like to include in their final sweet masterpieces that they will be making for our outcome.

We will also be experimenting with sweets, thinking scientifically to see what happens when we put sweets into different situations e.g. in water, under heat, in the cold etc.

Date for your diary: 

Thursday 30th January 8:50am – Stingray class worship

Thursday 13th February

We would like to invite parents to our project outcome on the above date. Please arrive in school at 2:30pm where your children will greet you with a sweet surprise. We look forward to welcoming many parents to celebrate our learning from this half term.

General Information: 

Reminder: Children are not allowed to bring collectible cards into school unless it is golden afternoon. During this afternoon, the children can choose to go and swap cards but this is not allowed as a general rule. Thank you for your support with this.

PE days:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Library day:

Monday afternoon.

Please note that children cannot take out a new book from the library until their previous book has been returned.

We have a number of children with outstanding books from the library. If you have any at home, please send them back to school.


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