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Week Beginning  28th November

 

English

We are learning how to write clear instructions. We will be finding out how to trap a dragon!

 

Reading

We will continue our class book 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark'. We will look at the vocabulary in the story. 

 

Maths

We will complete our learning on addition and subtraction and begin to look at shape. 

 

Art

We will look at the work of Kandinsky and think about how he uses colour compared to Jade Fadojutimi. We will continue with this this week. 

 

Computing

We are exploring the programme 2paint. We will create a painting using the lines tool to create a picture inspired by Mondrian.  

 

Messages:  

 

Christmas Making Morning- Wednesday 30th November

It is lovely that you can join us for Christmas Making Morning again. This is an opportunity to come into school and help your child to make some festive decorations. We look forward to seeing lots of you there. Children need to be in school uniform. 

 

Nativity Preparations

Thank you for helping your child to learn their lines. Please remind them to shout them so that everyone can hear what they are saying. 
We have most costumes in school already and will provide them for your child. If your child is a narrator or a traveller, please can you provide a plain t-shirt and plain leggings/joggers. A tea towel for their head is optional. Just to clarify, Narrators are also travellers.
If your child is an angel, please provide white leggings/joggers.

If you can not provide this, please let us know and we can help.

Please can costumes be in school by Wednesday, ready for our dress rehearsal.

Thank you

 

Parents meetings

Thank you to everyone who has met with us this week. Your child's targets will be in their reading records. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning  21st November

 

English

We are writing our own finding tale based  using all of the tools we have learnt. 

 

Reading

We will continue our class book 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark'. We will summarise what we have read.

 

Maths

We will continue to add and subtract crossing tens. 

 

PSHE

We are thinking about how we recognise right and wrong and the decisions we make. 

 

Art

We will look at the work of Kandinsky and think about how he uses colour compared to Jade Fadojutimi

 

Computing

We are exploring the programme 2paint. We will create a painting using the collage tool to create surrealist pictures. .  

 

Messages:  

 

Nativity Preparations

Thank you for helping your child to learn their lines. Please remind them to shout them so that everyone can hear what they are saying. 
We have most costumes in school already and will provide them for your child. If your child is a narrator or a traveller, please can you provide a plain t-shirt and plain leggings/joggers.
If your child is an angel, please provide white leggings/joggers.

If you can not provide this, please let us know and we can help.

Thank you

 

Parents meetings

We are looking forward to seeing you on 22nd or 24th November for our first parent meetings. Please sign up for a virtual appointment if you haven't already. 

 

INSET day

We have a staff INSET day on Wednesday 23rd November. School is closed to children. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anti-bullying Week

Odd Socks Day 14th November /Anti Bullying Week 14th November-18th November

On Monday 14th November we ask that children wear odd socks to mark the start of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week (No donation is required). Odd Socks Day encourages us to express ourselves and celebrate our individuality and what makes us unique. During this year’s Anti-Bullying Week, we are encouraging the children to ‘Reach Out’ for help if they or they know someone who is experiencing bullying. Thank you for your support with these special events.

 

Week Beginning  14th November

 

English

We are writing our own finding tale based on The Bear and the Piano. We will think about how we describe our main character. 

 

Reading

We will continue our class book 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark'. We will infer how the characters are feeling and retrieve information from the text. 

 

Maths

We will add and subtract two 2-digit numbers, crossing tens. 

 

PSHE

We are thinking about what bullying is and what we do if we feel unsafe.  

 

Art

We will mix colours to explore the colour wheel. We are finding out about the British artist Jade Fadojutimi. She uses colour to express her feeling. On Wednesday we will have a big art day! The children will need a shirt or large t-shirt to cover their clothes. 

 

Computing

We are exploring the programme 2paint. We will create a painting using pointillism.  

 

Messages:  

Monday 14th November

Odd socks day- Wear odd socks to celebrate our differences.

 

Wednesday 16th November

Children will need a shirt or t-shirt to cover their clothes for our big art day.

If you have any large decorating brushes that you no longer need, please send them in to school. 

 

 

Friday 18th November

Children in Need- wear spots and make a donation

 

Parents meetings

We are looking forward to seeing you on 22nd or 24th November for our first parent meetings. Please sign up for a virtual appointment if you haven't already. 

 

INSET day

We have a staff INSET day on Wednesday 23rd November. School is closed to children. 

 

 

 

Week Beginning  7th November

This week is our assessment week.
The children will have assessments in reading and maths. 

 

English

We are continuing to learn our story about the Bear and the Piano. We will look at the vocabulary used and think about how the writer has used adverbs and description to show what the character is like. 

 

Reading

We will continue our class book 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark'. We will summarise what we have read. 

 

Maths

We will add two 2-digit numbers, crossing tens. 

 

PSHE

We are thinking about how we make assumptions about people (stereotypes) and the differences we have. 

 

History

We are finding out about the Gunpowder Plot. We will look at when and where it was, why it happened and what happened after. 

 

Computing

We are exploring the programme 2paint. We will create an impressionist painting. 

 

Messages:  

 

Wellies and coats need to be at school every day. 

 

Anti-bullying Week

Odd Socks Day 14th November /Anti Bullying Week 14th November-18th November

On Monday 14th November we ask that children wear odd socks to mark the start of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week (No donation is required). Odd Socks Day encourages us to express ourselves and celebrate our individuality and what makes us unique. During this year’s Anti-Bullying Week, we are encouraging the children to ‘Reach Out’ for help if they or they know someone who is experiencing bullying. Thank you for your support with these special events.

 

 

 

Week Beginning  31st October

 

Welcome back! This half term our topic is Colour. We are starting with Sculpture Week

English

We are learning a finding tale and focussing on character description. We will use adjectives and similes to describe the characters. 

 

Reading

We will start our new class book 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark'. We will make some predictions. 

 

Maths

We will focus on subtraction this week. We will subtract from 10 and add across 10. 

 

Sculpture Week

We are looking at the artist Anthony Caro. We will create small and large pieces after reflecting on his sculptures. 

 

Messages:  

Please remember to bring reading books to change.

 

Wellies and coats need to be at school every day. 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning  17th October

 

English

We are writing our own persuasive letters using all of the skills that we have learnt.

 

Reading

This week we are finishing the story Katie's Picture Show. We will be using our inference and summarising. 

 

Maths

We will focus on addition this week. We will add to the next 10 and add across 10. 

 

PSHE

We will recognise the different choices that we can make. 

 

Design Technology

We will make our bags for the reading teds. 

 

RE

We will look at Why the Bible is important to Christians. 

 

Computing

We will look at how to use the internet safely. 

 

Messages:  

 

Thank you for all the donations of cardboard. We will be using these for our sculpture week, which is the first week back after half term.  

 

Enjoy your half term week (week beginning 24.10.22) We will see you back at school in 31st October

 

Week Beginning  10th October

 

This week is Feeling Good Week.

We will be thinking about how we can feel proud of ourselves and how we express who we are, promoting a sense of belonging. 

 

English

We are learning the story the Day the Crayons Quit. We will complete some short burst writing and begin to innovate our own letters. 

 

Reading

This week we are reading the story Katie's Picture Show. We will be using our retrieval, inference and prediction skills. 

 

Maths

We will continue our learning about addition and subtraction. We will add to 100 using 10s and add and subtract ones. 

 

PSHE

We will think about what we are proud of and think about how we belong. This is part of our feeling good week activities. 

 

Design Technology

We will complete our design and cut materials to make our bags for the reading teds. 

 

Messages:  

School Photos- remember to wear school uniform and look smart for your individual photos. They will be on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Please encourage your child to use Timestable Rockstars as often as possible. We expect all children to complete a session each week. We see the best results from children who are doing this more often. Thank you.

 

Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school.

 

There are still places in the choir for Year 2 children. If your child is interested, please fill in the online form. It runs on Tuesdays after school until 3.45.

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning  3rd October

 

English

We are reading the story the Day the Crayons Quit. We will look at how a letter is set out and the features of persuasive language. 

 

Reading

This week we are reading and comparing different versions of Town Mouse, Country Mouse and thinking about the vocabulary that is used. 

 

Maths

We will have a place value quiz. We will start our learning about addition and subtraction with a focus on our number bonds to 10. 

 

PSHE

We will think about how our actions have positive and negative consequences. 

 

Design Technology

We will think about the skill we need to make a back pack for the reading teds. 

 

Messages:  

 

Mad Hatter Day- Thursday 6th October

The children will have a special lunch and they can wear a hat to school. 

 

Reading

Your child should be bringing home a reading for pleasure book that they can share with you. These books are not at their reading level and we do not expect the children to read them independently. 

They should be reading their levelled book for at least 10 minutes each day. 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 27th September
This week is The Great Big Green Week

 

English

We are writing our own magic paintbrush story. We will use adjectives and senses to describe the setting in our own story. 

 

Reading

This week we will be continuing to read Town Mouse, Country Mouse. We will think about the vocabulary in the book and make some comparisons.  

 

Maths

We will compare and order numbers. We will count in 2s, 5s and 10s. 

 

PSHE

We will think about rewards and consequences. 

 

Science

We will investigate materials and find out which ones change shape, which is the stickiest and which materials are waterproof. 

 

Woodlands

We will use a compass to find North, South, East and West and play a simple game

 

Cooking

We will think about the hygiene rules in the kitchen

 

Messages:  

Science

We are completing some messy science experiments this week. If you are able to donate one of the following, please do so by Monday. Thank you

Raspberry / Strawberry Jam

Honey

Golden Syrups

Marshmallows

Jelly

 

Green Week

This week is Green Week. We will think about our environment and how we can be more sustainable. The children are invited to wear green on Friday to mark the importnace of this week. 

 

Fridays

We will be going to the Junior site every Friday for PE, Music and either cooking or woodlands. 

This week:

Millipede and Honeybee will be using the cooking room.

Froghopper and Dragonfly will be going to the woodlands. 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 20th September

 

School will be closed as a mark of respect, on the bank holiday Monday 19th September.

 

English

We are exploring our story about a magic paintbrush. We will think about how an author helps the reader engage with a story and the features they use to do this. We will begin to write our own magic paintbrush story. 

 

Reading

This week we will be reading Town Mouse, Country Mouse. We will retrieve information from the story. 

 

Maths

We will estimate and place numbers on a numberline to 100. We will think about the numbers going up in 10s and 1s. We will practise the 10xtable. 

 

PSHE

We will think about our rights and responsibilities. 

 

Science

We will start our learning about materials and their properties. We will investigate how materials change shape. 

 

Woodlands

We will use a compass to find North, South, East and West. 

 

Messages:

TTRS

Please encourage your child to log onto Timestable Rockstars. This week we want them to really focus on learning 10Xtable facts with rapid recall. Please complete at least 2 sessions this week. There are lots of other resources you can use to help your child to learn timestables. Please see the maths tab on the website here: 

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/maths-support/  

 

Fridays

We will be going to the Junior site every Friday for PE, Music and either cooking or woodlands. 

This week:

Millipede and Honeybee will be going to the woodlands. 

Froghopper and Dragonfly will be using the cooking room. 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 12th September

 

English

We are exploring our story about a magic paintbrush. We will learn about adjectives, using our senses and similes to create setting descriptions. 

 

Reading

We will read the story Town Mouse Country Mouse. We will retrieve information from the text. 

 

Maths

We will partition and write numbers to 100.

 

PSHE

We will continue to learn about the Zones of Regulation and how we recognise the feelings that we have.

 

Geography

We will find the 7 continents, 5 main oceans, the UK and Earlswood on a map. 

 

Woodlands

We will use a compass to find North, South, East and West. 

 

Messages:

Children are expected to read every day. Please record when they read in their reading records. 

 

Our PE days are on Thursday and Friday. Please send children into school in their PE kit on these days.

 

On Fridays we will be walking to the Junior School site to use the woodlands or cooking room, MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) and music room.

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 2!

 

We are all very excited to welcome you back to school after the Summer break. We have lots of exciting things planned for this year and look forward to working with you all. 

 

Week Beginning 5th September

 

This week we will be getting to know the children through our PSHE lessons and some different activities in class. 

 

English

We are starting to learn a story about a magic paintbrush. We will complete some independent writing. 

 

Reading

We will read the story The Day The Crayons Quit and retrieve information, make predictions and inferences about what we have read. 

 

Maths

We will start our work on place value, counting in ones and tens. 

 

PSHE

We will learn about the Zones of Regulation and how we recognise the feelings that we have.

 

Messages:

Our PE days are on Thursday and Friday. Please send children into school in their PE kit on these days.

 

We will try to ensure that every child has a reading book at home by Friday. Please encourage your child to read to you every day. 

 

On Fridays we will be walking to the Junior School site to use the woodlands, cooking room, MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) and music room.

 

Please contact your child's class teacher if you have any questions. 

 

If there is anything you would find helpful to have on the blog please email Mrs Knight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 18th July

 

Not sure how this has come round so fast but it is the last week of the Summer term. We have lots of exciting things this week!

 

Wednesday 20th July Leavers Assembly

HB and DF - 9:15-9:45

FH and MP -10-10:30

 

Thursday is our FUN DAY, please note the date change due to weather warnings  Please send your child to school on Thursday in their own clothes with their swimwear under their clothes. Your child will also need a complete change of clothes (including underwear) and a named towel. 

 

Literacy: In writing this week we will be researching all about Isambard Kingdom Brunel and will be creating fact files about him and his life.

 

Maths: This week we will be working out how much money/profit we have made from our enterprise sales and will be doing some money consolidation as well as some mathematical investigations.

 

Reading: We will be reading the end of the book 'Knights in Training'.

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 11th July

 

Literacy: This week in writing we will be learning all about Isambard Kingdom Brunel and will be writing some fact files all about him. 

 

Maths: In maths this week we are consolidating our knowledge of the 4 operations (multiplication, division, subtraction, addition) as well as fractions of number. 

 

Reading: In reading we be concluding reading 'Knights in Training' 

 

Topic: This week is enterprise week and we will be making and selling earth cookies. These will be available to buy at 3:00 on Friday 15th July outside the Year 2 classrooms. 

Week Beginning 4th July 

 

Literacy: This week we will be learning all about how to write a diary entry. We will be having a go at writing our own based on the battle of Hastings. 

 

Maths: In maths we will be continuing to learn about position and direction and will be focusing on making turns clockwise and anti clockwise. 

 

Reading: In reading this week we will continue to read Knights in Training.

 

 

Week Beginning 27th June

 

 

Reminder: Tuesday 28th June is class swap day and children should be dropped off at the Junior School to meet their new teachers.

 

Literacy This week in literacy we will be continuing to innovate our suspense stories and having a go at writing our own in our hot task. 

 

Maths: In maths we will be starting a new unit of learning all about position and direction. The children will be learning to identify the directions right and left and forward and backwards. They will also begin to introduce clockwise and anticlockwise turns. 

 

Reading: The class will continue to read 'Knights in training' and will be working on developing comprehension and fluency when reading. 

 

Topic: We will continue to learn about the Battle of Hastings and will be recreating our own Bayeux Tapestry. 

 

 

Week Beginning 20th June

 

Literacy: This week in writing we will continue to learn our suspense story and will be practising using adverbs in short pieces of writing. 
 

Maths: We will be continuing to learn how to tell the time on an analogue clock and will be practising reading times to the closest 5 minutes. 
 

Reading: In reading we will continue to read ‘Knights in Training’ and will be working on our inference and vocabulary skills. 
 

Topic: In topic this week we will be learning all about the Battle of Hastings. We would

like to recreate our own battle so if you have any cardboard at home please send it in with your child. 
 

 

Week Beginning 13th June

 

Thank you so much for bringing in your shoe boxes! If you have anymore cardboard lying around the house (big or small|) please bring it in. 

 

Literacy: This week in literacy we will be starting our final cycle of writing which is a story called 'The Shadow in the Castle' this will be focused on suspense.

 

Reading: In reading we will be continuing to read 'Knights in Training' and will be continuing to explore the characters. The children will be working on using their vocabulary skills. 

 

Maths: In maths we will be telling the time on an analogue clock. We will be revisiting o'clock and half past as well as introducing quarter to and quarter past the hour. This is something that you could practise at home with your children. 

 

Topic: In topic we will be starting our new topic of Towers and Tunnels. 

 

 

Week Beginning 7th June 

 

Literacy: This week the children will be learning about portal stories and will be having a go at writing their own. 

 

Maths: In maths this week we will be learning how to tell the time to o'clock and half past. This is something you should practise with your children at home. 

 

Reading: In reading we will be starting a new text called 'Knights in Training' the children will be making predictions about what will happen in the book as well as using their retrieval skills to find the answers. 

 

Topic: In topic it is the last week of our Explorers topic and we will be making our buggies. Reminder, if you have any shoe boxes at home please bring them into school. 

Have a great half term everyone! We hope you have a lovely May break and we will see you back in school on the Tuesday 7th June.  

Week Beginning 23rd May

 

Literacy: This week in writing we will be completing our recount unit of work and will be writing all about what we did at sports day. We will also be writing up instructions of how to make welsh rarebit.

 

Maths: In maths this week we will be doing some investigation, using physical resources and our knowledge to help us problem solve. 

 

Reading: In reading this week we will be 

 

Topic: To round off our explorers topic we will be creating our very own explorer vehicles and will be using wheels and axels to do this. For this to be as successful as possible we are asking that each child brings in a shoebox (or something similarly sized) which they can turn into a buggy.

 

Reminders:

 

Our sports day is being held on Tuesday 24th May. Please find further information below about the arrangements. Your child should have a slip in their reading record saying which event they will be starting at. Any questions please feel free to talk to their class teacher. 

 

Year 1 and 2 Sports Day Tuesday 24th May

All parents and carers please join us for a fun filled sports day!

Location: Earlswood Junior School-field

Time: 9:30-11:30am followed by a picnic on the field which will end at 12:15pm

The entrance for parents and carers will be via the top main entrance for the junior site. You will be asked to sign in when you arrive at the gate and if you are unsure there will be members of staff to help direct you to the activity your child will be starting on first. Please be patient, we will aim to sign you in as quickly as possible.

As much enthusiasm and encouragement not only for your child but the whole colour team would be fantastic!

See you there on what will hopefully be a bright and sunny day!

Many thanks for your continued support,

The PE Team

Week Beginning 16th May

 

This week the children in Year 2 will be sitting their KS1 Assessments (SATs). We ask that you send your children into school this week in good time so we can get organised to administer the assessments promptly. Your children are not aware that these are taking place as we do not wish to put any pressure on them so we ask that you do not mention it to them over the weekend. Below are when we will be doing each assessment

 

Monday :Reading Paper 1 

Tuesday: Arithmetic

Wednesday: Reading Paper 2

Thursday: Reasoning 

 

We have worked hard with the children to ensure that they are ready for these assessments and will be done in class as part of our normal teaching. The day will not be out of routine for your children and the test will be administer in a low stake environment which they are used to. If you have any questions please feel free to talk to your child's class teacher. 

 

Literacy: We will be continuing to learn about recounts and will be practising using conjunctions to join sentences as well as writing in the past tense. 

 

Maths: In Maths this week we will be continuing to develop our speed and accuracy when using the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) as well as using our reasoning skills to apply this knowledge into worded problems.

 

Reading: We will be reading a range of texts to practise our skills. 

 

Topic: This week we will be learning all about Christopher Columbus and finding out about his discoveries. 

Week Beginning 9th May

 

Literacy: This week we will be remembering our trip to Brooklands museum and using it to help us write a recount. We will be learning a new text called 'A Trip to the Aquarium' and will be learning about the features of a recount. 

 

Maths: In maths this week we will be focussing on arithmetic and will be practising the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and using them in worded problems. 

 

Reading: In reading this week we will be practising using our skills on extended pieces of work. 

Week Beginning 3rd May

 

Reminder: Froghopper and Dragonfly trip - Tuesday 3rd May

                  Millipede and Honeybee trip - Thursday 5th May

 

 

Literacy: This week we will be writing our own poems to round off our poetry learning all about 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright.

 

Maths: This week in maths we will be learning all about capacity and using ml and l to measure.

 

Reading: In reading this week we will practising our inference and vocabulary skills when reading unfamiliar pieces of text. 

 

Topic: We will be learning about Christopher Columbus and his discoveries. 

Week Beginning 25th April 2022

 

Literacy: This week in writing we will be continuing to learn about the poem 'The Magic Box' and will be having a go at innovating our own poems using our imagination. We will also be learning about prepositions and uses of alliteration to enhance our writing. 

 

Maths: In maths we will be doing some fluency practising the 4 operations addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also be learning how to read scales in g and kg and will be comparing mass. 

 

Reading: In reading we will be continuing to practise our vocabulary, inference and retrieval skills on unfamiliar texts. 

 

Topic: Our new topic for this half term is explorers and we will be learning about the history of flight. 

 

Reminder: Our trip to Brookland Museum is coming up next week

Froghopper and Dragonfly - Tuesday 3rd May

Honeybee and Millipede - Thursday 5th May

 

Week Beginning 19th April 2022

 

Welcome back to the summer term! Hopefully you have all managed to have a lovely restful Easter break. 

 

This half term our P.E. days will continue to stay on Tuesday and Thursdays. Please send your child to school in their P.E. kits on these days. 

 

We will be visiting Brooklands Museum on Tuesday 5th May (Dragonfly and Froghopper) and Thursday 7th May (Millipede and Honeybee) if you have not already given consent for this or paid for your child please do this ASAP.

 

Literacy: Our next unit of work in writing will be all about Poetry. We will be learning about the poem 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright and will be having a go at writing our own poems. 

 

Maths: In maths we will be beginning our measurement topic and will begin using cm and m to measure the length of items.

 

Reading: This half term we will be looking at a range of different texts to practise using our retrieval, vocabulary and inference skills. 

 

 

 

Easter Holidays

Monday 4th April- Monday 18th April 

 

We hope you have a lovely break and look forward to welcoming you back to school on Tuesday 19th April. 

Week Beginning 21st March

 

Literacy: This week we will be completing our short burst writing all about the book 'Commotion in the Ocean'. The children will be writing a short descriptive piece using the skills.

 

Maths: In maths this week we are continuing to learn about fractions and will be learning to identifying one half, one quarter and one third of a shape and a number. 

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me' and working on developing our comprehension. 

Week Beginning 14th March

 

Literacy: This week we will be completing our cycle of writing and will be writing our own journey tale. 

 

Maths: In maths this week we will beginning a unit of work all about fractions. We will be looking at identifying what a fraction is as well as finding half and a quarter of a shape or item as well as finding the fraction of a number i.e. 1/2 of 12 is 6.

 

Reading: In reading we will be continuing to read 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me' and will be working on our comprehension skills. 

 

Topic: We will be moving on to start a unit of learning about plants. We will be planting seeds and bulbs and will be observing plants as well as undertaking an investigation to find out what conditions plants need to grow. 

 

A big thank you to all of you for bringing in shoe boxes, we very much appreciate it!

Week Beginning 29th February

 

Literacy: This week in literacy we will be continuing to learn the text 'Pirate Tom' and will be using skills from the toolkit to create some short bursts of writing. We will also be doing some role play and drama to help act out a journey story.

 

Maths: In maths we will be doing some assessments this week, these will assess the children's arithmetic skills as well as their ability to reason and problem solve. Along side these we will be continuing to work on drawing 2D shapes and looking at vertical lines of symmetry in shapes. 

 

Reading: In reading we will also be doing some assessments. This will be looking to see how will children are understanding the texts that they are reading. We will also be reading the next part of 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me'. 

Week Beginning 21st February 2022

 

Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely and restful holidays. This half term we continue our Living things and their Habitats topic before moving on to our Explorers topic.

 

Literacy: This week in literacy we will be starting an action story called 'Pirate Tom'. We will be learning the text, looking at using rules of 3 to move on action and using our sense to describe.

 

Maths: In maths our next topic is shape. This week we will be learning to identify and discuss the key features of 2D and 3D shapes and will be learning how many sides and vertices different shapes have. We will also be having a go at drawing some 2D shapes using squared paper. 

 

Reading: We will be starting to read a new text. This will be 'The giraffe and the Pelly and Me' by Roald Dahl.

 

Reminder: We are still collecting shoe boxes so if you have any lying around the house please do bring them in. We will be using them first week of term!

 

Although our sessions with the dance teacher have now finished we will still be doing P.E. on Tuesday and Thursday so please send your child to school in their PE kit on these days. 

 

Week Beginning 24th January

 

Literacy: This week we will be starting a new unit of writing based around writing instructions. We will be learning some of the skills which are important when using instructions such as time conjunctions and using bossy verbs.

 

Maths: In maths we will be completing our unit of work on multiplication and division and will be focussing this week on dividing by 2, 5 and 10. We will also practising some mixed fluency practising using speed and accuracy to answer questions. 

 

Reading: This week we are reading chapter 4 of Mr Majeika called Frog Princess and will be focussing on using our vocabulary to help us answer questions. Please continue to discuss new vocabulary with your children as you read at home as this will really help during reading lessons. 

 

Year 2 will soon be designing our own habitats soon and require shoe box, or similarly sized, boxes to help us do this. If you have any boxes this size in your house then please send them into school with your child. 

 

 

Week Beginning 17th January

 

Literacy: This week in literacy we will completing the innovate of our suspense story 'The monster in the murky sea' and will begin planning for our hot task. Here the children will get a chance to write their own suspense story. 

 

Maths: In maths we will be moving onto focus on division, first we will be exploring sharing and grouping objects. We will be looking at the division symbol and how this is used.

 

Reading: In reading we will be reading the next chapter of Mr Majeika 'Hamish goes swimming'. We will be focussing on retrieving information as well as using inference skills. 

 

 

Week Beginning 10th January

 

Reminder:

P.E. days have changed for year 2 and we will now have P.E. on a Tuesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday 12th January Year 2 have a under the sea science dome coming to visit as part of our Living things and their habitats topic. 

 

Literacy: This week in literacy we will be practising using the skills we have learnt to add suspense to our writing. The children will also start innovating their own version of the Monster in the Murky Sea. 

 

Maths: We continue our work on multiplication and division and this week will be learning to use arrays as well as practising our 2x, 5x and 10x table. Please remember to consolidate this learning at home by going onto times table rockstars.

 

Reading: We will be reading chapter 2 of Mr Majeika and working hard on using our inference skills to identify how characters are feeling as well as working on extending our vocabulary. 

 

 

Week Beginning 4th January

 

Happy New Year to you all, we hope you had a lovely, safe and restful holidays! Welcome back to the Spring term!

 

This half term the Year 2 children will have a dance specialist teaching P,E, as one of their lessons, as a result we have had to change our P.E. days back to Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please send your child into school on these days in their P.E. kit. This will be starting from week beginning 10.1.22.

 

Literacy: Our next T4W cycle is going to be a conquering the monster story called 'The Monster in the Murky Sea'. The children will spend this week familiarising themselves with the text as well as learning about fronted adverbials and consolidating using conjunctions within their writing. 

 

Maths: We are continuing our work on grouping and will be learning to use the multiplication symbol to help us solve 2x, 5x and 10x problems. 

 

Reading: In reading we will be starting a new text Mr Majeika. We will be reading chapter one this week as well as making some predictions as to what we think might happen in the story. 

 

Topic: Our new topic this half term is Science focussed and we will be learning all about Living things and their Habitats. This week we will be identifying things that are living, dead and have never been alive. We will also be identifying the basic needs of animals and will be starting to sort and classify animals based on their habitats. 

 

Week Beginning 13th December

 

Thank you to all of you who came to see our Nativity last week! For those of you who didn't manage to make it shall be put onto Google Classrooms in due course, if you have any problems accessing Google Classroom please contact your child's class teacher. 

 

Reading: This week in reading we will be finishing reading the story 'The Owl who is Afraid of the Dark.' We will be summarising the book so far and recapping the skills which we have focused on this half term. 

 

Writing: We will be completing our unit of work on non-chronological reports with the children designing their own toy and they will be writing a report about this. We will be looking to apply the skills from our tool kit - using headings and subheadings, conjunctions and description to our writing. 

 

Maths: In maths we are beginning to explore practical multiplication by looking at groups of items and working out if groups are equal or not. Please practise counting in 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's with your children over the holidays as this will stand them in good stead after Christmas!

 

Week Beginning 6th December

 

This week we have our Nativity performances. The children have been working so hard to prepare and they look and sound great, we can't wait for you to see it!

 

Millipede and Honeybee

 

2:30 - Monday 6th December

6:00 - Tuesday 7th December

 

Froghopper and Dragonfly

 

6:00 - Monday 6th December

2:30 - Tuesday 7th December. 

 

Please bring your child back to school at 5:30 on the evening of your performance. If your child is a wiseman, angel, shepherd, inn keeper or messenger please could they bring shorts and t-shirt to change into for under their costumes. They should come to school on Monday and Tuesday in school uniform as usual. If your child is a narrator please can they come to school in full school uniform, you may wish to pack a clean polo shirt as our performances are after lunch!

 

 

Literacy: This week in literacy we will be innovating our non chronological report and writing about a toy that we like. 

 

Maths: In maths we will be doing some consolidation of place value, addition and subtraction and money, all the topic we have covered so far. We will then beginning our new topic - multiplication- and using concrete materials to show the process.

 

Reading: In reading we will read the next chapter of 'The Owl who is Afraid of the Dark' and will be working on our vocabulary. 

 

Nativity Information

 

Next week the children will have 2 performances of their Nativity. One during the school day and one evening performance. Please see performance times below.

 

Honeybee and Millipede :

 

Monday 6th December - 2:30pm

Tuesday 7th December - 6pm

 

Froghopper and Dragonfly:

 

Monday 6th December - 6pm

Tuesday 7th December - 2:30pm

 

If you haven't yet signed up for tickets please do. Remember strictly one parent/carer per child per performance permitted.

 

We ask you kindly if your child could be brought back to school on the day of their evening performance at 5:30. This gives us time to get the children into their costumes and get organised. Even if you are not attending this evening performance we ask that you still bring your child back to school for their performance.

 

If you child goes to after school club on this day we will collect them from after school club at 5:30 to get them changed. 

 

If your child goes to phonics club on this day it will run as usual with a 4pm pick up. We ask if your child could be collected from phonics as usual and then dropped back at school for 5:30.

 

We thank you so much for your help and support with this.

 

Year 2 team 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 29.11.21

 

Literacy: This week we will be starting to learn a non chronological report all about piano. We will be learning how to use co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions as well as how to use headings and subheadings.

 

Reading: This week we will be reading an non chronological report all about reindeers as well as reading the next chapter of our book. 

 

Maths: This week we will be finishing our money topic and will be learning how to find the change from an amount. We will also be doing some consolidation of our place value, addition and subtraction. 

 

Week Beginning 22nd November

 

Literacy - This week in writing we will be writing our own finding tale including all of the skills we have learnt throughout this cycle. We have been learning how to use alliteration, adverbs, adjectives, similes and rules of 3.

 

Reading- This week we will be doing some work on a poem called 'I opened a book' as well as reading the next chapter of The Owl who is Afraid of the Dark. We will be focussing on 

 

Maths- This week in Maths we will be continuing to learn about money, using he coins that we know to help us find different amounts and we will also be starting to find the change from different amounts. 

 

Topic: This week we will be finishing our perspective art work based on our book the bear and the piano. We will also start our rehearsals for the Nativity as well as learning about the Christmas story. 

 

Homework:Dictation

                   LSCWC

Week Beginning 15th November

 

Literacy: This week in literacy we will be innovating our story the 'Bear and the Piano' and will be focussing on changing the character.

 

Maths: We will be starting a new topic all about money. We will be learning to recognise coins as well as making different amounts using the coins. 

 

Reading: We will be reading more of the story 'The Owl who is Afraid of the Dark' and developing our reading and understanding skills. 

 

Topic: This week we will be focussing on a perspective piece of art work based around our story 'The Bear and the Piano'. 

 

Homework: Dictation 

                    LSCWC

Week Beginning 8th November

 

Literacy: This week we will be looking at adjectives and alliterations and how to use these when writing a character description and the children will be having a go at doing some short burst writing focusing on describing the character.

 

Reading: This week in reading we will be doing some reading assessments with your children. We will also be continuing to read the book 'The Owl who is Afraid of the Dark' and practising reading aloud as a class and answering questions about what we have read. 

 

Maths: This week in maths we will be continuing our addition and subtraction topic and will be practising adding and subtracting two digit numbers. We will also be doing an addition and subtraction assessment to see how the children are getting on so far in their learning. 

 

Topic: This week will will be learning all about The Gunpowder Plot and why we celebrate Bonfire night.

 

Reminders: Visit the classroom on Tuesday 9th November from 3:20-3:50 to look at your children's books. 

 

Homework: Dictation

                    LSCWS

We hope you all have a lovely and restful half term!

 

 

Week Beginning 20th October

 

Literacy: We will be starting a new unit of work this week all about the book 'The Bear and the Piano' we will be focussing on the character and will be learning about using appropriate adjectives to description to our writing. 

 

Maths: In maths we will be continuing to add and subtract within 100 and will be focusing on adding and subtracting two 2 digit numbers crossing a ten i.e. 27+36 = or 84-69 =. We use dienes to help us do this by either building them or drawing them visually. 

 

Reading: Our reading text this half term will be 'The Owl who is Afraid of the Dark' and we will be reading a chapter a week focussing on the vocabulary.

 

Topic: This week is sculpture week and we will be learning about Anthony Caro, looking at his work and having a go at creating our own versions of this sculptures using paper folding techniques. 

 

We will also be starting some history and will be learning all about the Gunpowder Plot. 

Week Beginning 18th October

 

Literacy: In writing this week we will be writing the story, the day the classroom quit, persuading the children to treat the objects nicely.  

 

Maths: This week we will be continuing our addition and subtraction work and will be adding 1's and 10's to 2 digit numbers. 

 

Reading: We be finishing reading 'Katie's picture show' and will be using our inference skills as well as sequencing the story and writing a book review about our likes and dislikes. 

 

Topic: This week in topic we will be learning more about Renoir and having a go at doing some impressionism art work in the style of him. 

 

Reminder: Your child should be reading everyday at home and this should be recorded in their reading records. The spelling homework is set on purple mash. Please find below the links to the dictation and LCSWC. 

 

Dictation

 

Look Cover Say Write Check

Week Beginning 11th October

 

Literacy: In literacy this week we will be using all we have learnt to do some short burst writing try to persuade. We will also beginning innovating our text.

 

Maths: In maths we are continuing our addition and subtraction topic and will be learning to add 1, add 10 and subtract 1 and subtract 10 from numbers to 100. 

 

Reading: Next week we will be continuing to read the book 'Katie's picture show' and will be using our retrieval skills, answering inference questions and sequencing events. 

 

Topic: This week we will all be learning about the artist Renior with a focus on how he uses colour in his work. 

 

School Photos: Year 2 will be having their school photo's taken next Thursday 14th October. Please send your child to school in full school uniform this day and not their PE kit. 

 

Look Say Cover Write Check

 

Dictation

 

 

Week Beginning 4th October

 

Literacy: This week we will be learning the actions to our new story 'The Day the Crayons Quit' and will begin to learn about how to use a rule of 3 and rhetorical questions in their writing. We will be putting this into practise. 

 

Maths: In maths we will be moving forward onto our next topic of addition and subtraction and will begin by revisiting fact families to 20. It is vital knows their number bonds to 10 and beyond to support them with their addition and subtraction.

 

Reading: We will be moving onto a new text in reading called 'Katie's Picture Show' this week we will be reading the story and using our retrieval, inference and prediction skills to answer questions about the text.

 

 

Week Beginning 27th September

 

Literacy: This week we will be writing our very own magic paintbrush story based in a new setting. The children will be given an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learnt this cycle to complete this story. We will then be hooking our children in our next writing text called 'The Day the Crayon Quit'.

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be counting forwards and backwards in 2's, 5's and 10's. It is very important that your children can do this so please practise at home with your children.

 

Reading: In reading we will be reading another version of 'The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse' and we will be comparing the two versions. We will be sharing our likes and dislikes about each of the books as well as finding similarities and differences between them. 

 

Reminder: Just a reminder that our P.E. days have changed to Wednesday and Thursday. Can your children please be sent to school in their P.E. kit on these days. 

 

Homework: Children have a spelling test set on Purple Mash weekly. See below dictation and Look, Cover, Write, Check sheets to help your child practise these words at home. 

 

Dictation

 

Look Cover Write Check

Week Beginning 20th September

 

Literacy This week we will be writing finishing innovating our stories about 'The Magic Paintbrush' and will begin planning and our hot task and will write our own fantasy tale.

 

Reading: This week in reading we will be diving deeper into the story 'The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse' and will be explore the vocabulary used as well as using our retrieval skills to answer questions. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be continuing our unit on place value and will be learning to partition numbers into tens and ones. 

 

Week Beginning 13th September

 

Literacy: This week we will be continuing to work on our story 'The Magic Paintbrush and will be doing some short burst writing using adjectives and similes to describe. We will be starting to innovate our stories towards the end of the week. 

 

Maths: We are continuing to focus on place value and will be learning to recognise, name and build numbers to 100. We will be focussing on identifying how many tens and ones are in each number i.e. 37 is made up of 3 tens and 7 ones. 

 

Reading: This week we will be reading a story called 'Town Mouse Country Mouse' and will be learning to use our prediction skills as well as sequencing stories. 

 

Let's Get Messy: Over the next few weeks the children will be rotating around different activities These will include

 

A science investigation where we will be finding waterproof materials to protect an animal from the rain.

Looking at colour theory, how we can use colour and can make shades of colour by adding light/dark to it. 

A D.T. project where the children will design and make and evaluate a backpack for their reading ted.

A science investigation which the children will design all about sticky materials. 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 3.9.21

 

Literacy: Our first T4W cycle this year is all about the Magic Paintbrush and we will be learning the story using actions to help us. We will be learning about using our senses to help us describe using adjectives. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be looking at place value and identifying one more and one less and consolidating our knowledge of numbers to 20 and then to 100. 

 

Reading: In reading we will start to learn about Rex Retriever and how he helps us to retrieve information from a text. We will begin reading the letters from 'The Day the Crayons Quit' and be using these to help apply this skill. 

 

Science: Our first topic will be all about materials and we will be expanding our vocabulary to help describe properties of materials, we will be thinking about categorising materials based on their properties. 

 

Topic: Our first topic is called Let's get Messy! In this topic we will be doing lot's of science investigations, art and D.T. 

COFFEE MORNING POSTER

Welcome to Year 2

 

A big welcome from the Year 2 team and we look forward to seeing you all this week! We hope you had a wonderful summer break.

 

Our first topic will be called Let's get Messy and we will be kicking it off this week with lots of fun messy activities. We will also be doing some writing about the summer and getting to know the new people in our classes. 

 

In Year 2 our P.E. days are Tuesday and Thursday and children should come to school in their P.E. kit on these days. 

 

We will be visiting the junior school and woodlands on a Friday, starting in a few weeks, and your child should bring into school a pair of wellies in which they can wear when we do this. These can be left at school. 

 

We will have Music with Mr Scullin on a Friday. 

 

Any questions please feel free to ask your child's teacher. 

 

Year 2 Team

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