Newsletter for Autumn 1:
Home Learning Grid for Autumn 1: Please bring any home work in to show on a Friday
Year 2 Spellings: The children will be tested on these 3 times a year
Year 2 Curriculum statements: These are the expectations for Yr 2 for the end of the year
23.9.21 – Spellings- Year 2 Term 1A Week 4 Word Lists
In Year 2 this week, we have been busy learning new skills in Literacy. We recapped what an adjective is and moved onto nouns. We then learnt what an extended noun phrase is and wrote our own sentences with expanded noun phrases in. We have also been thinking of why we like a story and why we don’t like it, but ensuring we explain our reasoning. In Maths, we have continued with place value, but comparing groups of objects to each other and looking at a range of ways to make a number. In Topic this week, we created our own stained glass windows that we might find in a cathedral in a big city. In Science, explored different materials and if they would be good for different jobs! For example, would metal be good for windows? We also created our own Cogenhoe Flag after researching why flags are a certain colour or why they have lines/marks on them.
This week has been assessment week, we have been doing quizzes to see what we need to recap. The children have been sent home with their Yr 2 common exception words, please practise these. We will have regular tests throughout the year. In Music this week, we have been learning a song called ‘Hands, Feet and Heart’. We have been finding the rhythm and and playing clapping games. In Science, we were identifying different object materials but also, identifying why they make good materials for that specific item. The children’s cricket skills are also improving with our weekly lesson with Paul.
Thank you so much to the parents that were able to join us for Book & a Biscuit, the children LOVED having you here!
6.9.21 – Our first full week
The children have really enjoyed having Gabby Gecko as our class pet, we’ve learnt lots of facts and we are all making sure we take good care of her. The children have had a chance to hold and stroke her. This week in Maths we have started to look at place value, seeing how many hundreds, tens and ones are in numbers and how to represent them with a range of different manipulatives. In Literacy, we have been learning our text map ‘Little Charlie and the light house keeper’s lunch’. Out aim of this Literacy topic, is to write our own journey stories. In Art this week we created our own flag collages of the UK countries.
Our first couple of days in Year 2..
Welcome back parents! We started off the year with a nice relaxed start, discussing what we were excited for and how we want to work to our goals. We also started our ‘Exploring the UK’ topic off with a WOW morning, taste testing soda bread, scones, welsh cakes and short bread. We then had a quiz of where we think they had originated from and if we liked them or not! We created our own lighthouse collages, linking to our Literacy topic ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’, keep your eyes peeled for our story map that we will be sending home.
Year 2 will now be having cricket on Friday afternoons, and they loved this! I would also like to introduce you to our Year 2 council – Imogen & Caiden! Well done, we did a fair class vote and the class feel that both of the children will support the school with their ideas!
First weeks spellings: Spelling tests will now be on Fridays. The first test is Friday 10th September