Welcome to Year 2!
Our Teacher is Mr Noonan and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Brook.
Notices & Reminders:
We have PE on Mondays and Fridays.
This week we are learning to…
Maths: Comparing measures, position and direction units (plus SATs revision)
Literacy: Using conjunctions in a long, descriptive narrative (plus SATs revision)
Science: Exploring seasonal change – seasons and shadows
Take a look at what we have been up to:
Welcome back to the Summer Term! The children have come back prepared to learn which is superb. We’ve got off to a flying start, discussing elements of our new topic – Toys.
In our Maths learning this week, we finalised our fractions learning this week, counting in fractions and finding fractions of shape and length. The children accurately applied some of their learning from before the half term which supported them in finding the answers correctly.
We then moved on to measurement, looking at cm and m. the children have been really involved in looking at their measurements, and are using rulers accurately – a good skill to touch upon in Year 2.
In English, our creative edge came out. The children’s first theme is the Toy Story. We began reminding ourselves of who the characters were and build up our use of adjectives and expanded noun phrases to describe them. These were then applied superbly to our MISSING posters, as the children got to plan, design and create a poster to advertise one of the MISSING toys. It was lovely to see their imaginations come out and see just how persuasive they could be in getting people to find their missing toys!
In our Science this week, we looked at our new topic ‘Habitats and Seasonal Change’. We began by looking at how seasons change, the impact of the direction of the sun and its difference to our seasons. We then used this information to look at our shadows, taking note of the angle of the Earth towards the Sun. We drew around our shadows, considering the size and their shape and will do this again in the Summer, just before we leave, to see the difference it has made in relation to the season.
In PE, we looked at skills using bats and balls. We focused on developing our hand-eye co-ordination and using our other hand to point, helping us to know which direction we want it to go in. (We also took the opportunity to make the most of the beautiful sunshine!)
Additional Home Resources
Here is the notebook that was presented at the SATs Meeting on February 22nd.
Here is the 2018 SATS Information video. Please have a look below to give you a better insight as to what the KS1 SATs entail.
As part of Year 2 expectations, children should (by the end of the year) be able to read and write these words. Please find attached a copy for you to use at your leisure at home. We will be working towards these in our spelling sessions too.