Year 2

Class Page for Year 2

Happy Summer Term! Cool

 As ever, Year 2 are having a busy term!  As well as completing the SAT tests we have been making flapjacks in DT and practising our maypole dancing in the sunshine.  Our first maypole performance, we think you will agree, was an absolute triumph.  We are so proud of how carefully they listened and how brilliantly they danced.  

The whole class have really impressed us with their hard work and grown-up attitudes to the quizzes they have taken.  Thank you so much for all the support you have been giving your child in discussing the meaning of the texts they read with you at home, learning spellings /times tables and completing the weekly homework.  It really makes a difference and strengthens the partnership between school and home.

Shh!  Secret mission – Can you find 5 different, interesting sentence starts from your reading book?  These could then be used to make your writing more exciting.  Write them out and show us for a housepoint!

We have been learning how to write non-fiction texts such as non-chronological reports.  The children have become very skilled at organising their writing into paragraphs and using conjunctions (such as ‘because’, ‘although’ and ‘if’). 

As part of our Science topic this term we are learning about plants and how to care for them.  The class are investigating what cress seeds need to germinate and how to make plants grow healthily.  We will be growing our own beans and making sure they get everything they need to be strong and healthy.  Make sure there is a spot in your garden where you can plant it ready for the summer!

Shh! Secret mission – Why did the watered cress in the cupboard manage to grow without sunlight?  Come and tell us for a housepoint!

In Numeracy we are practising our times table multiplication facts (2x, 5x, 10x) as well as the division facts that are related. eg. 2x5=10 and 5x2=10 so therefore 10÷2=5 and 10÷5=2 The children really enjoy their weekly tests and are delighted when they move up a group.  We have been encouraging the class to use their trips up and down stairs to practise chanting the multiples. eg. 1st step "2", 2nd step "4", 3rd step "6".  

 (NB Ant=2x table, Bee=2x,5x, Caterpillar= 2x, 5x, 10x, Dragonfly= 3x, Earwig =2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, Firefly = 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 6x)

Well done to those children who have already reached Earwig and Firefly!

The class are also getting lots of practise telling the time.  If your child has a watch, please encourage them to wear it so we can ensure this vital skill is embedded. 

Here are lots of maths games for you to enjoy at home:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

Times tables https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables

Telling the time https://gb.education.com/games/time/

Further topics this term include The Fire of London in History, Celebrations in RE, working with Scratch in ICT and Puppets in DT.

Shh! Secret mission – Find out some facts about the Great Fire of London and record them in any way you wish.  There’s a housepoint reward available!

Thanks,

Mrs Dixon and Mrs Rhodes 

If you need to get a message to us, please email the school office at admin3141@welearn365.com and they will pass it on. For anything urgent, please do catch one of us, before or after school, or call the school directly on 01926 426020 to arrange a time when we can meet.  Please also remember there is a Post option on MS Teams for you to leave messages and share any pictures with the class.