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Week beginning 20.11.17

 

Literacy: This week we will be learning and retelling the story 'The Magic Paintbrush'.

 

Reading: We are reading the book 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me' by Roald Dahl. We will be answering questions based on the text.

 

Maths: This week in maths we will be looking at money. We will be exploring different ways of making the same amount e.g. 20p = 10p + 10p and 20p = 5p + 5p + 10p.

 

Project: This week we will be using the computer program 2sequence to compose our own pieces of music. We will also be completing a science investigation about sound.

 

Reminders:

Christmas Making Morning

For one of our Christmas Making Morning activities, every child will need a standard sized, clear, plastic bottle with the lid on. Please could every child bring one in between now and the 1st December.

Week beginning 13.11.17

 

Literacy: This week we will be writing our own stories about an animal and an instrument. We will be continuing to use noun phrases to describe. For example; the big, brown and scary bear.

 

Reading: We are reading the book 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me' by Roald Dahl. We will be answering questions based on the text.

 

Maths: This week in maths we will be looking at money. We will be learning to recognise and use the symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p). We will also be using coins to make certain amounts of money e.g. Can you give me 32p? We will be exploring different ways of making the same amount e.g. 20p = 10p + 10p and 20p = 5p + 5p + 10p.

 

Project: This week we will be listening to different genres of music and discussing whether we like them or not. We will be using the computer program 2sequence to compose our own pieces of music. We will also be completing a science investigation about sound.

 

Reminders:

Anti Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017

Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to show their support for anti bullying.

 

Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017

Dress up in spots!

With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

 

Christmas Making Morning

For one of our Christmas Making Morning activities, every child will need a standard sized, clear, plastic bottle with the lid on. Please could every child bring one in between now and the 1st December.

Week beginning 6.11.17

 

Literacy: This week we will be writing a new version of the story 'The Bear and the Piano'. We will be changing an aspect of the story and continuing to use noun phrases to describe. For example; the big, brown and scary bear.

 

Reading: We are reading the book 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me' by Roald Dahl. We will be answering questions based on the text.

 

Maths: This week in maths we will be looking at the relationship between addition and subtraction, and using this to find solutions to missing number problems. For example; if I know 17+3=20 then I know 20-3=17.

 

Project: This week we will be creating silhouette art based on our book The Bear and the Piano. We will be comparing music from different countries and completing a science investigation about sound.

 

Reminders:

 

Poppy Day!

From Monday 6th November to Friday 10th November we will be selling poppies for £1.00 each, in aid of The Poppy Appeal at both the infant and junior sites.

Your class teacher will be given a timetable detailing when the poppies will be sold in your class.

 

Anti Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017

Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to show their support for anti bullying.

 

Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017

Dress up in spots!

With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

Week beginning 30.10.17

 

We have had a great half term in Year 2. Thank you for the fantastic response to 'visit the classroom', it was great to see so many of you. We hope you have a restful half-term.

 

Literacy: This week we will be learning and retelling the story 'The Bear and the Piano'. We will be focusing on using noun phrases to describe. For example the big, brown and scary bear.

 

Reading: We are introducing the book 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me' by Roald Dahl. We will be looking at the front cover and making predictions about the story.

 

Maths: This week in maths we will be subtracting two, two digit numbers by using partitioning and jumping backwards on a number line. Please follow this link for an example of how to add by partitioning and other helpful how to guides. http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/maths-support-for-parents/

 

Project: This week we will be launching our new topic 'Beat, Band, Boogie!'. We will be listening to and comparing different pieces of music.

 

Reminders:

Anti Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017

Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to show their support for anti bullying.

 

Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017

Dress up in spots!

With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

 

Week beginning 16.10.17

 

Literacy: This week we will be using the book 'The Day the Crayons Came Home' as inspiration for our own imaginative letters from the Crayons to Duncan.

 

Reading: We are continuing to read the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. We will be reading the letters and using our comprehension skills to answer questions. 

 

Maths: This week in maths we will be subtracting two, two digit numbers by jumping backwards on a number line. 

 

Project: This week we will be exploring a range of mixed media including marbling, ice cube painting and printing with Lego. 

 

Reminders: Next week it is 'visit the classroom' on Wednesday 18th October you are invited to come into the classroom after school to see your child's work. We will also be holding an art gallery in the hall, showcasing some of the children's excellent artwork from our topic Muck, Mess and Mixtures.

KS1 Parents Information Evening PowerPoint

Week beginning 9.10.17

 

Literacy: This week we will be looking at the book 'The Day the Crayon Came Home' and learning how to use question marks in our writing.

 

Reading: We are continuing to read the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. We will be reading the letters and using our comprehension skills to answer questions. 

 

Maths: This week in maths we will be adding two, two digit numbers by partitioning. 

 

Project: This week we will be learning about the changes of everyday materials and doing a range of scientific investigations.

Picture 1

Week beginning 2.10.17

 

Literacy: This week we will be looking at the book 'The Day the Crayon Came Home'. We will be revisiting how to use punctuation correctly in our writing. 

 

Reading: We are starting to read the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. We will be looking at the front cover and blurb, predicting what might happen in the book. 

 

Maths: This week in maths we will be using our addition and subtraction facts to 20 and 100.

 

Project: This week we will be making crayons out of clay and using these to make a stop motion animation story.

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant School on Wednesday 4th October. The Book Fair was a huge success last year and we raised over £500 worth of book vouchers for the school. The book fair will be coming to the Juniors in March next year. 

 

There will be a large selection of books suitable for children aged 4-11 years old, at great prices, so please come and have a look in the bottom hall everyday October 4th - 9th before and after school.

 

If you will not be able to make the book fair, you can still support us by buying a book online. Just go to the online shop at: https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/free-booksl and start shopping!

 

If you enter our school postcode RH1 6DZ, you can have the books delivered to school. This is also a great option if you would like to pay by card, as we can only take cash payments at school.

 

We hope to see you at the book fair next week!

 

The Literacy Team

Week beginning 25.9.17

 

Literacy: This week we will be writing our own stories, using the ideas from the Naughty Bus book.

 

Reading: We are continuing to read the book ‘The Clumsies’. We will be developing our comprehension skills, focusing on inferring an answer from the text.

 

Maths: This week in maths we will be learning to count in 2s, 3s, 5s, and 10s and using this knowledge to answer questions.

 

Project: This week we will be exploring the work of artists such as Henri Matisse and Kurt Schwitters and producing our own work based on theirs.

Week beginning 15.9.17

 

Literacy: This week we will be learning about verbs and adverbs and we will be using these when writing our own version of the naughty bus. 

 

Reading: We are continuing to read the book ‘The Clumsies’. We will be developing our comprehension skills, focusing on the author's choice of language.

 

Maths: This week in maths we will be comparing and ordering numbers to 100 using the symbols < > =.

Project: This week we will be learning about food from around the world. We will also be looking at the artist Carl Warner who made art out of fruit!

Week beginning 11.9.17

 

Literacy: This week we will be reading and retelling the story ‘The Naughty Bus’.

 

Reading: We are going to begin reading our book ‘The Clumsies’. We will be developing our comprehension skills, focusing on the author's choice of language.

 

Maths: This week in maths we will be identifying and representing numbers in different ways. For example number lines and tally charts.

 

Project: This week we will be learning about primary and secondary colours and we will be exploring different shades of the same colour. On Thursday we will be holding our ‘Messy Morning’. This will involve exploring different messy materials. Please can your child come to school in old clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. They will need to bring their PE kit to school to change into for the afternoon.

Welcome to Year 2!

 

All the team are looking forward to the year ahead. Our topic this half term we will be Muck, Mess and Mixtures where we will be exploring lots of different materials and creating a range of artwork using different media.

 

Our PE days will be on Tuesday and Thursday, on these days your child comes to school in their PE kit. Please tie long hair back and remove earrings.

 

We will be going to the Juniors every Friday for our Music and Cooking/Woodlands lessons. Your child can come to school in their PE kit or wear school uniform. They will need a pair of wellies and a waterproof coat.

 

We will be sending home reading books which will be changed on a Tuesday and Thursday.

 

If you have any questions please come and speak to your child’s class teacher.

 

The Year 2 Team

The Federation of Earlswood Schools recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.
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