Welcome to Year 2!
Our Teacher is Mr Noonan and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Palmer.
Notices & Reminders:
PE is outside on Monday (am) and Thursday (am).
World Book Day – 7th March 2019
This week we are learning to…
Maths: Fractions – recognising and making.
English: Exploring non-fiction reports.
Science: Living things and their habitats.
Take a look at what we have been up to:
This week we looked at how the Giant’s side of the story might change our overall view and perception of the story. Earlier in the week, we read the story based on the Giant’s point of view. We used this as our stimulus and decided on whose side of the story we agreed with. This later turned into us writing an argument, deciding on why we agreed to them before we stood up face-to-face and had a debate! The children were superb. Towards the final part of the week, we looked at writing our letters to the giant, expressing our own views.
We sure do have a clever bunch here in Ash Class. This week, we finished our division unit and moved onto statistics. Part of our unit was to look at dividing by 10. In Year 2, we look at numbers ending in ‘0’ and we know that we need to remove the 0. However, we were SO good at this that we looked at what they do in KS2, numbers that don’t end in a multiple of 0. Not only this, we looked at ÷ by 10, 100 and 1000! WOW.
As a practical element, we used whiteboards and maltesers. We looked at how the decimal point moves across the number, based on the amount of zeros it has. E.g. 728 ÷ 10 = 72.8, 728 ÷ 100 = 7.28 and 728 ÷ 1000 = 0.728. They all worked so hard and I was thrilled wiwth their outcomes!
This week, Mrs Goodchild carried on with her habitats unit. She took the children outside and got them finding and investigating different habitats and insects. They all loved it.
Here you will find a useful website, should you be interested in finding more interesting texts for your children to read. You can browse by age so that you know they’re appropriate, as well as finding some above or beneath. Sharing stories with your children is such a powerful tool and can accelerate their reading, vocabulary, writing and general outlook.
Additional Home Resources
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.
For any of you who weren’t able to make our session about Ash Class, please see the presentation available in a PDF above.