6th - 10th December

Highlights of the week:

In English we received a letter from Rosie Revere, thanking us for our encouragement. She asked us to help her by making a leaflet of a historic landmark in London. We chose to research and write about Tower Bridge. This has helped us develop our reading for research skills and focused on retrieving key information which answers our questions. We then developed our answers into proper sentences, not just bullet points! Once we were happy with the information we gathered ,we organised our thoughts and wrote our leaflets.

In maths we have continued to learn about money. We have been finding the total, finding the difference, finding the change and solving two step problems. Today we played a game of shops to help us use money and find the change.

In Phonics we have been focusing on the split ‘u-e’ for the /yoo/ sound and the /oo/ sound. We have revisited the alternative spellings for the /yoo/ and /oo/ sounds. We also looked at the alternative spellings of the /f/ sound with ‘ph’.

We have been practising the Christmas play. This week we have had the challenge to say our lines without reading our script. We are doing well with this and we have nearly learnt all of the songs.

We practised our bat and ball skills more this week in PE. We played a short game of tennis with our partners, where we practised tactics and hitting the ball to our partners.

‘In French we have been learning about numbers in French.’- Year 2 Child.

In DT we continued to decorate our cars and we evaluated them. We wrote down ways in which our designs worked and how we could make our car even better next time.‘We put wheels on our cars and used the saws to cut the wood so we could put the wheels through it.’ - Year 2 Child.

‘We have had some wet play times this week and some sunny play times.’- Year 2 Child.

‘In computing we are making blogs and by the Christmas Holidays we will have finished them.’- Year 2 Child.

Home learning:

  • We are not far away from the Christmas performance and it is important that the children feel confident to deliver their lines. Please practice saying them without reading them over the weekend.
  • This week the phonics worksheet is on the u-e spelling.
  • 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.
  • It has been lovely to have excited children celebrating their achievements on Numbots this week. Please support your child to access Numbots online. It is beneficial for supporting your child’s fluency in maths.