Welcome to Year 2

Autumn 1 Week 7

This half term has gone by so quickly and the children have all worked really hard.

They are maturing before my eyes and challenging themselves as brilliant learners do!

This week, the children have planned and written their own fables with a focus on writing in the past tense.

Also, the children have been learning about Christianity in R:E; learning some of the parables from the bible. We have looked at The Good Samaritan and Jesus and The Paralyzed Man.

In Science, the children have experimented with materials in order to find out which can change shape and which can’t.

Thank you to everybody who came to Parents’ Evening, it was lovely to see you all.

Please note that your child has a copy of The Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words in their book bag. This will be of great importance to your child’s progress this year as they must learn to read and spell them correctly without the use of phonics!

Please also continue to read with your child as much as possible so that they can build their speed. Children in Year 2 should be working towards reading 90 words per minute!

Thank you for your continued support.

Have a lovely half term.

Miss Clifton 🙂

Autumn 1 Week 6

The week has whizzed by!

Year 2 have been busy writing an innovated story. As a class the children have adapted the fable The Frog and The Scorpion to write their own versions of The Swan and the Fox. We have been focusing on using appropriate adjectives to create noun phrases e.g. the sly, cunning fox. In addition to this we have looked at using powerful past tense verbs e.g. glided , pounced and screeched. 

In maths, the children have been using their place value to compare and order 2 digit numbers, looking carefully at the tens and then the ones. They have also practised counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s before completing a series of number tracks.

In other areas, the children have sorted man made and natural materials to make collages and written about the changes that took place after The Great Fire of London.

Here are some pics from the week:

I look forward to seeing you all at parent’s evening next week.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Clifton 🙂

Autumn 1 Week 5

Wow! What an exciting week Year 2 have had!

The children have been designing, making and improving their own puppets through trial and improvement in D.T.  They each chose a character from the Great Fire of London so that they can be used to act out the story.

In Maths, the children have been comparing numbers using their place value. They have picked up the language (less than, greater than and equals to) really well! Why not ask your child to compare two two – digit numbers using a compare sign?

In Literacy, the children have been writing about their D.T. process as well as planning to write their own fable next week.

Here are some pictures:

Please continue to read with your child daily. This will help them build their fluency skills and be more confident in class comprehension tasks. Spellings will be sent home on paper if children forget their book on the day. Please make sure their spelling book is in their bag on a Tuesday morning!

Spellings (help at home) – ask your child to write their spellings in sentences so that they get used to using them in context without having to think too hard about them. Ultimately, children who have really practised and learnt them, will be using them in their daily writing. 

Have a great weekend.

Miss Clifton 🙂

Autumn 1 Week 4

What a fun week we have had in Year 2!

The children have been extremely enthusiastic about their Great Fire of London learning and thoroughly enjoyed their workshop on Wednesday morning. Thank you to all the parents/carers whom have contributed towards the cost of this invaluable experience. They learnt lots of facts they did not know about this historic event and used their acting skills to tell the story along with the actors from The Rainbow Theatre Company. Ask your child what they know!

We have also been celebrating Orchard Way’s 50th anniversary by thinking of our fondest memories and publishing them for display as well as making bright, themed bunting!

Have a great weekend.

Miss Clifton 🙂

Autumn 1 Week 3

Another week has speedily passed by and the children have been working really hard.

This week in Literacy, they have been learning new spelling strategies, role playing scenarios to help write dialogue and they have been reading and answering questions based on extracts from The Day the Crayons Quit.

In Maths, the children have been continuing to break up a number into tens and ones describing the value of each digit within a two – digit number. Next week the children will extend their understanding by representing numbers in different ways e.g. 21 = 2 tens and 1 one (20+1), 1 ten and 11 ones (10+11) or 0 tens and 21 ones (0+21).

We have also compared the year 1666 to the present day. The children are looking forward to their theatre workshop on Wednesday!

Here are some pictures:

Have a great weekend.

Miss Clifton 😀

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