5th - 9th September 2022

It has been so lovely to welcome the children back to school this week. They have settled well into Year 2 and we are excited for the year ahead!

Highlights of the week:

In English we have started the year by focusing on George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. With Roald Dahl day on 13th September it has been great to start by diving into the story of George.
This week we have focused on expanded noun phrases. We can recognise them in a piece of text, write our own and apply them in our sentence writing.
We have been looking at punctuation and the use of exclamation marks. We looked at how these can impact our writing and our reading.

We are currently working through a place value unit in Maths. To have a secure understanding we focused on place value with ‘tens and ones’ to 50. This week in Maths we have explored numbers to 100 and carried out a range of activities to help us learn different ways to represent numbers. For example, we have been writing these numbers in words and numerals and representing them using a range of mathematical resources.

This week in Phonics we looked at /-le/ as in little and middle. We have also looked at the homophones sea/ see and bee/ be. The children have shown great confidence in continuing to use our new phonic scheme during phonic lessons and to support their independent writing. We have been focusing on showing pride in our presentation, with a specific focus on handwriting. This is something we will be working on during our phonic lessons.

Our enquiry question for this term is ‘What would the world be like without imagination?’ We started this topic with a discussion around the word imagination. The children defined imagination as:
‘Something you think of in your brain, but you can not see. It is almost like a dream.’
We spoke about how we can use our imaginations to be creative in our writing and playing. It was lovely to hear the children’s ideas!

In Geography we have started looking at maps and recapped our geographical knowledge from Year 1. We learnt and performed the song ‘Hands, feet, heart’ in Music. We have been super active in PE, focusing on circuit training. Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. In PSHE we are looking at rights and responsibilities.

In Science we have started our longitudinal study on plants. This is a project which we will continue to revisit throughout the year. We have explored and identified the plants and trees we have in our school environment and made some observational drawings of these, ready for us to compare them later on in the year.

Home learning:

  • 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 recommended that children play Numbots for 10 minutes a day for maximum impact.
  • Your child has come home with a list of spellings, which we will practice on Fridays. Please can you support your child with learning these during the week. Some fun ways to practice spellings are: rainbow writing, bubble writing, look-cover-write-check, sensory writing, chanting, singing etc…