Thursday, 12 March 2020
Wednesday, 11 March 2020
As things stand in the current moment we are still going to the theatre tomorrow to see "Adios Peter Pan." We have done an extra risk assessment and the children will use gel to clean their hands once they get off the bus, in the theatre and once they are back in school they can wash them again. We will also take extra wet wipes, hand sanitisers and tissues. We are following government guidelines regarding school excursions.
We will be back in school by just after 11 so the children will eat their snacks 30 minutes later than normal. You may want to give them slightly more breakfast than normal just in case.
They should bring their school bag, water bottle, library books and snacks as normal.
Thursday, 20 February 2020
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Over the half term I have set the following activities for children to complete. I am aware that some children have had problems entering the site and I am in the process of trying to resolve these issues.
Number bonds to 20
Addition and subtraction
In maths we have continued working on time. This is something that the children will need to continuously work on until they are confident. Below are some games that they can play online to reinforce this learning and will be so beneficial to your child. Please only focus on:
. on the hour
. half past the hour
. quarter past and quarter to the hour
. 5 minute intervals
https://www.splashlearn.com/time-games (register for free)
Today I will be giving the children multiplication and division speed quizzes. This is nothing to worry about, it just helps us to see how your children are getting on with their multiplication and divisions and helps them to reinforce their learning. These quizzes will be sent home so you can keep track too!
I am extremely proud of all of Year 2 this week. Yesterday we edited and improved our persuasive sentences. They have worked so hard to produce some lovely work.
Reading: please ensure that your child is reading aloud to you at home. At school we listen to your child read, but it is important that they are reading regularly at home too to help them with their fluency and understanding of texts.
This week´s sound is the long ´ea´. One way of spelling the long /e/ sound is using the letters ea. You can practise spelling the long e sound . The rhyme is cup of tea.
As I have mentioned before, spellzone is a fantastic way for children to learn their spellings, if you haven´t had a look already, follow the link! For some of the games you have to subscribe, but it will help your child with their spellings! https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-208.htm
In topic this week we have been learning about Europe, looking carefully at the map of Europe and countries. We have been starting to focus on the landmarks in certain countries.
How many European landmarks can you find online? Create a poster to present to the class and put up on the wall!
Friday, 14 February 2020
In maths we have started to learn to tell the time. Telling the time can be a tricky skill for children, so it is important that they are always practising when they can.
We have focused on telling the time to the hour, half past the hour, quarter to the hour and quarter past on an analogue clock. Today we began to read the time in intervals of 5 minutes.
For example: 11:05, 11:25, 11:35 and so on.
- Say it: 5 minutes past 11
25 minutes past 11
25 minutes to 11
Please work on this at home with your child to reinforce their learning in school. We will be focusing on this this week and next week.
Please continue to work with your children on the sounds below ensuring they are confident with the sounds and the rhymes:
This week we haven´t had any RWI lessons, however we have been recapping our sounds. This is due to having our half termly assessments. These assessments are nothing to worry about and children do not need to revise. It is for us to monitor your child´s progress.
In our writing classes this week, we will continue to work on our persuasive writing.
OPTIONAL EXTRA TASK (remember you can hand this in on Friday)
Write three positive sentences that will persuade me to go to visit this theme park!
Some ways to start:
. Come now…
. You won´t believe it…
. Don´t miss out…
Homework this week:
This week your child will bring home maths homework, a reading comprehension, 2 library books.
They won´t have a spelling list, however I would like them to revisit all the spellings that they have had since January. It is important that they are learning these spellings and are applying them to their writing, not just learning them for the quiz.
English: Spelling focus: au sound Our new sound this week was au. The spellings this week are words with the au sound. P...
English: Spelling focus: wh sound Our new sound this week was wh. The children have been practising the wh sound and applying it diffe...
This weeks homework! Today the children have been given their spelling lists ready to learn for next week´s spelling quiz! English: T...