Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas break with your family and friends. We are looking forward to the term ahead.
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.
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.
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.
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 🙂
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
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.
We would like to invite you to our Year 2 Christmas Carol Concert ‘A Not So Silent Night’ on Thursday 12th December at 6pm. For the concert, we would like the children to wear their uniform and a Christmas hat. Please bring the children back to their classrooms by 5.40pm on this evening. We plan to make some mince pies beforehand that will be for sale before the concert so you may wish to bring along some loose change. The concert should last approximately 40-45 minutes. Children will be collected from their classrooms after the performance. We will send out a ticket with further details on nearer the time. A DVD will be for sale of the performance. Further information to follow.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Harwood, Mrs Hansford and Mrs Plester 🙂 🙂 🙂
As our pupils love TTRockstars and are committed to improving their timestable knowledge and recall, those in Years 2-6 are taking part in a competition this week called Rock Out 2019 and it’s all done online via the TTRockstars website.
All game modes (Gig, Garage, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 7.30am and 7.30pm on Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November.
For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours). Winning classes in the school and in the country as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.
In the spirit of the competition, please don’t play on their behalf but by all means encourage and support them to the extent that it doesn’t cause high stress levels or impact on family plans. We suggest a limit of half an hour a day outside school hours – some will play more, some will play less.
Thanks for your support and good luck everyone!