Half term Two
Welcome back! Hope the two weeks have been enjoyable for everybody. We had a great half term learning about Robin Hood, column addition and subtraction and making our writing more interesting!
Our topic this half term is “Wonderful & Weird Weather”. We are learning all about the Sun, rain and snow but also about volcanos, earthquakes and tsunamis! We will be learning how to read thermometers, making our own weather reports and much more!
Last half term we spent a long time on place value and addition and subtraction – the children have learned this method exceptionally well and we’ll continue to revise this regularly during this half term.
Children have been practicing their 2x tables and 10x tables and have blown me away with how quick they are at them now. Our class record started at 7 (2x tables) and is now 33! Our 10x tables record started at 13 and is now 42! They all love the game ‘Hit the Button’, it is free on an internet browser and you can use this link to play it:
This half-term there is a big focus on multiplication and the introduction of division (previously this has been referred to as ‘sharing’ instead of dividing). We are also introducing the 5x tables, feel free to practise this at home with your children – the Hit the Button game only lasts one minute at a time!
Some of you may be aware of the school approach to literacy/English and it is the Talk4Writing method. The children learn actions to a text, innovate it by making small changes of their choice and then they write their own story based on the one we learn. Our Talk4Writing texts this half term are based on ‘Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs’.
We will be looking at commas in lists, using expanded noun phrases, writing in the past tense, writing questions and writing setting descriptions.
Half term One
3rd - First day back
10th - Library bus
18th - Race For Life
26th - Back to school disco
27th - Macmillan coffee morning
8th - Library bus
9th - Sherwood Forest visit
14th - Flu vaccs
15th -Harvest Festival (9:30am)
18th - School photos
18th - Last day of term
Welcome to our first half term in year 2! I hope you've had a wonderful summer and are ready to get back into the school routines.
Our first topic of the year is Robin Hood, we're excited to learn all about him, his band of Merry Men and what they got up to in Sherwood Forest.
We have an exciting trip lined up where we learn all about Robin Hood's shenanigans and life in medieval times in the morning and in the afternoon the children will work in teams and go orienteering. We are looking forward to it!
If you have any questions regarding the trip please come and see me.
In maths we are refreshing our memory of place value (knowing the '8' in 84 is 80 and not just '8'). We are also focusing heavily on addition and subtraction strategies, particularly being able to add and subtract using the column method.
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In English we are basing our story around Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow. See our English tab to read the text for yourself and practise at home with your children.
Weekly spellings will be sent home on a Wednesday and spelling tests will be carried out the following Wednesday. Spellings will be available on the website (on spellings tab) and sent home on paper. Children will write in their reading diaries their progress.
We will be focusing on adjectives, nouns and verbs this half term. Ask your child to use adjectives to describe activities outside of school to help them with this.