Year 2

Update for Week beginning: 21.1.19

What a fantastic welcome back we had last week! The children loved finding out about their new topic, ‘Superheroes!’ and they have settled back in to school life fantastically.

The spellings we are learning this week are:

four

five

seven

eight

nine

eleven

As the weather is getting colder, it is vital that all children are wrapped up warm with all their winter essentials: coats, scarves, gloves and hats. This is even more important when we do outdoor PE where we spend longer periods of time outdoors.

Please can you ensure that your child has a pair of jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper to wear for PE. (The jogging bottoms/leggings do not need to be in school colours) Indoor PE will be on a Monday morning and outdoor games will be on a Wednesday morning.

Please can you also make sure that all items belonging to your child are clearly labelled so that they can be returned easily should they go missing.

Finally please ensure your child has their Academy Home Diary in school every day.

Maths and English Information:

In maths this week we will be revisiting addition and subtraction, where we will be introducing the column method. We will firstly introduce this method practically using dienes, then pictorially, and finally using the written method. This will help children develop an understanding of place value so they can see why they need to ‘carry’ or ‘steal’ digits.

In English this week we will be continuing to develop our story writing skills. The children will work on their skills as writers by understanding what makes an exciting story and developing their vocabulary.

Other curriculum news:  

Project: The children are now busy learning about the properties of different materials, so they have a good understanding of what makes a great cape. They can’t wait to show you their capes at the superhero outcome on Tuesday 12th February at 2:30pm! We are also looking forward to seeing your home learning projects. Please bring them in as soon as you have completed them, so we can put them up on our home learning display.

Times tables: Your child has been given a log in for Times Tables Rockstars, which is a program where they can practise their times tables in a fun, engaging way. Please visit https://ttrockstars.com/login to log in and use the login details which have been stuck in your child’s home/school book.

General Information: It’s great to see so many of the Year 2 children join Mrs Jacobs on a Friday lunchtime in the library for Book Club. Please remember to return your library book on a Friday if you wish to choose a new one.

Please continue to ensure your child brings in a named water bottle, daily (with water only in, no juice).

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