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Year 2 SATs Information Talk

Feb
11

Just a reminder that our SATs information talk is on Monday 24th February. Please send your slips back confirming whether you are attending the 2.30pm talk or the 5.30pm talk.

 

Many thanks!

Year 2

Year 2 Updates

Feb
11

Year 2 have had a fantastic half term-we can’t believe how quickly it’s gone!

We are looking forward to sharing all of their wonderful learning with you at our Parent Consultations. (Wednesday 12th February 5-8pm and Thursday 13th February 3.30-5.30pm)

We have loved learning about Castles & Knights and the children have written some fantastic finding tales based upon this topic, as well as Biographies of Billy the Knight and King Arthur. Next half term we will be reading ‘George & the Knight’ as well as other dragon stories.

The children have wowed us with their knowledge of Florence Nightingale and we have already seen some amazing home learning linked to this topic! Thank you for your support with this.

When we return after half term we will be making lamps by applying our understanding of the suitability of different materials. Keep your eyes peeled for pictures!

We have been impressed by the children’s calculation strategies and will continue to build upon these next half term. In the first week back we will be learning to tell the time to the nearest 15 minutes. Please support with this at home.

Our Reading Challenge Term has been a success so far-please continue to read daily at home-the more you read the higher the chance of winning a raffle prize!

We hope you have a wonderful half term with your families!

Year 2

Year 2 – Happy New Year

Jan
7

Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas break with your family and friends. We are looking forward to the term ahead.

Maths:

We are kicking off the half term by using clues and problem solving to find the missing present that one of the Wise Men has lost on their journey. We will be creating crowns using 2D shapes, considering which 3D shape the present could be and using symmetry to identify which wrapping paper the gift is wrapped in.

We will then be continuing with learning various mental strategies for calculating using 2-digit numbers. This will include addition and subtraction. We’ll continue to practise our numbers bonds to 10, 20 and 100 as well as our 2x, 5x and 10x tables.

English:

In English we are stepping inside the castle walls to learn all about Knights! We will be writing WANTED posters for Knights courageous enough to save the Princess, describing characters that we might find inside a castle such as trolls, witches, wizards, dragons and learning the story of ‘Billy the Not So Brave Knight’. We will use this story to help us write our very own finding tale.

History:

Our topic this term is ‘Who was the Lady of the Lamp?’ where we will explore the life and work of Florence Nightingale. We will consider the impact that she had on nursing and how nursing has changed over time. We are sure that the children will be very interested and excited about this topic.

Science:

In Science we will be exploring different natural and man-made materials and their uses. We will be sorting, classifying and describing properties of materials and using our knowledge to find the most suitable material to make a lamp (just like Florence Nightingale’s!)

Spellings & Times tables:

 Spellings & Times tables will be sent out by the end of the first week back. Don’t forget to use TT Rockstars to practise those calculations! Please also continue to practise Rainbow Words as these are being assessed weekly in class.

 

Thank you for your continued support! The Year 2 team 🙂

Year 2 Carol Concert Info

Nov
26

Our Carol Concert ‘A Not So Silent Night’ is coming round quickly and the children are so excited to show off their beautiful singing!

Please send your child’s named Christmas hat in by Monday 2nd December. We will keep these safe in class until our performance.

We are being filmed on Thursday 5th December. DVD’s cost £10.00. A letter will be sent out by the end of this week with details. Payment will be set up via School Gateway.

Tickets for our Carol Concert will be sent out next week, so keep your eyes peeled as you will need to bring these along on the night!

 

Thank you for  your support with learning lines and song lyrics!

The Year 2 Team

TT Rockstars

Nov
15

Some of you have been asking why TT Rockstars is only giving your child a few questions. Automatic Training Mode (ATM) is activated for all of our children. They must answer the questions at a rate of 20 per minute in order to move on.

How does it work?

Learners play in the Garage or the Arena and begin with the first set of questions (1×10 up to 4×10). When they can answer at a rate of 20 per minute, we’ll introduce the next set of questions. As learners progress, ATM brings in commutativity, missing number questions and division facts. So the first 9 levels, look like this:

Level 1 : 1×10 to 4×10
Level 2 : 10×1 to 10×4
Level 3 : A mix of 1 and 2

Level 4 : 10×?=10 to 10×?=40
Level 5 : ?×10=10 to ?×10=40
Level 6 : A mix of 4 and 5

Level 7 : 10÷10 to 40÷10
Level 8 : 10÷1 to 40÷4
Level 9 : A mix of 7 and 8

Then the process repeats for 5×10 to 8×10 and once more for 9×10 to 12×10 before moving onto the next table and starting the process again.

If you have any further questions, please ask your child’s class teacher.