28th March - 1st April 2022

Highlights of the week:

In English this week we have focused on using coordinating and subordinating conjunctions in our writing. We have practised using them in writing a letter from Sunny (the Meerkat from our story) to his parents. We wanted to write a series of postcards to tell a story of our adventures in Kenya. We planned our postcards in great detail and included key information we have learnt in geography. When we wrote our postcards we practised editing our work so we can publish them next week.

In Maths we have continued to learn about fractions. We have been exploring the numerator and the denominator and what these numbers represent. We looked at recognising and finding a quarter and a third. It has been important to explore these fractions as parts of a shape, amount and number.

In Science we conducted an experiment to see the effects of exercise on our bodies. We learned how to find our heartbeats per minute while resting. This was really fun as we got to use the stethoscopes to listen to our heartbeats. We then did 5 minutes of intense exercise which included, running, jumping, burpees, mountain climbers and star jumps! We then measured our heartbeats per minute after exercise and discussed what we’d noticed.

In Gymnastics this week we created our own sequences of moves to showcase what we have learnt. We included some of rolls, a forward roll, balancing poses and handstands. We gave feedback to encourage each other and support us in gaining confidence in our gymnastic abilities.

In Phonics we have been learning about the /ch/ code for the ‘k’ sound and the /rh/ code for the ‘r’ sound. These are some of the words we read this week: chemist, rhombus, chorus, rhinestone, chrysalis and rhododendron.

Guided reading has been focused on retrieving information from text. We have practised reading longer pieces of text and answering questions on them as we go.

We put all of the parts of our song together this week. We can play the song we have learnt on the glockenspiels and sing along to it. We also improvised in our song to compose our own piece of music.

Home learning:

  • Please complete the phonics worksheet on ‘rh’ and ‘ch’.
  • Please complete the maths activity sheet with your child. It is full of activities we have completed so far this year.
  • In spelling this week we have been competing in challenges! We have had 2 minutes to write down as many Year 2 Common Exception words as possible. We have been challenging ourselves to beat our previous scores and spell them correctly. Maybe you can try some at home and see who is the fastest in the family.
  • Please make sure you are reading with your child at least four times a week and commenting on their reading in their reading record book.
  • Please support your child to access Numbots online. It is beneficial for supporting your child’s fluency in maths.