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Week beginning 20th September 2021

 

Maths

This week we have been looking at number facts. We wrote number sentences with given numbers, for example, 17, 12 and 5.

12+5=17

5+12=17

17-5=12

17-12=5

 

Your challenge this week is to write your own number sentences to match the numbers below -

13, 8, 5

20, 16, 4

11, 3, 14

 

 

 

English

This week we read more of our story Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl. We looked at different newspaper articles and identified the features, for example, headline and pictures with captions. Then we wrote our own newspaper reports about the farmers race to catch the fox family!

 

Curriculum Learning

Within our topic of 'From Farm to Fork' we have been looking at what animals need to survive. We created a poster explaining the five basic needs that keep animals alive.

We also designed and labelled our own livestock or horticultural farms.

Today we sent home letters, one to design a Christmas card and another about a parental engagement session for phonics. Please check your child's reading packet for more information.

Have a great weekend and we will see you all on Monday!

Week beginning 13th September 2021

 

Thank you for joining us for the year 2 welcome meeting yesterday, it was lovely to see so many of you. We have attached the power point for any parents who could not attend.

Maths

We have continued leaning about the value of each digit in a two digit number, for example, 49 equals 40+9. We have also been comparing two 2 digit numbers using the vocabulary greater than, more than, less than, equal to and the mathematical symbols < >, for example, 34 > 19.

 

Challenge

Compare the ages of family members using the comparison vocabulary above.

English

We have continued reading the text Fantastic Mr Fox and we have been looking at different types of questions such as multiple choice, retrieval and inference. We also had of lots of fun composing and creating sound to accompany the text.

 

As mentioned in the welcome meeting yesterday, we have put a copy of next weeks 'words of the week' in your child's reading diary for you to practise at home.

Topic

This week we have been very busy watering and harvesting our fruits and vegetables. We harvested potatoes, peppers, onions, tomatoes and cucumbers. We are hoping to make omelettes next week!

We have also been learning about algorithms in our computing  sessions. 

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Week beginning 6th September 2021

 

Hello everybody. What fun we have had this week with our new year 2's. Everyone has settled in well and we know we are going to have an amazing year!

 

This week in Maths we have been looking at place value. We have used different kinds of apparatus such as tens and ones to make numbers up to 100, for example, 3 tens and 7 ones makes 37. We have also been consolidating our understanding of the part, part whole representation. Why don't you ask your child to explain this to you?

 

In English we have started listening to the story Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl. We have identified the main characters in the text and written a funny poem about them. We have also researched facts about foxes in the United Kingdom, looking at habitat, diet and characteristics, such as, a long nose for sniffing out prey.

 

In the afternoons we have started our Farm to Fork topic. We have compared farms in the past with farming methods today. We used different resources to help us find out about the past, for example, photographs, paintings and artefacts.

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