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Year 2

Friday 27th November 2020

 

Christmas film and disco day! The children all looked fantastic dressed up today and worked very hard considering they were all dressed up! Thank you to Henning for making our lovely postbox this year! Remember that Christmas cards need to be in by 11th December so we can isolate them in time for the last week! Next week we will be starting our Christmas celebrations with our online and classroom advent calendars on Tuesday and a morning of decorating on Thursday. Father Christmas will hopefully be taking a walk around the outside of the school too...

 

This week in English we have been looking at the difference between a question and statement and how to extend sentences using conjunctions. Next week we will be looking at command verbs and how we can use them in instructions. In Maths, we finished looking at different scales to measure and problems that involve them. Next week, we will be moving on to mental addition and subtraction.

 

Homework:

Maths - p. 47 and 49

English: the next two reading comprehensions

Spellings:

donkey

football

sadly

put

water

 

Today I told the children that I will be getting married during the Christmas holidays with my socially distanced 15 people! It has been a long time coming with many plans changing this year (like many!) so I am pleased that something has been confirmed to go ahead! I will be coming back to school as Mrs Pearce - something that I am sure will take us all a bit of time to get used to (including me!)

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

Miss Moran

Friday 20th November 2020

 

Good afternoon! Another week has come and gone filled with learning and odd socks! The children enjoyed learning all about Anti-Bullying week this week and focused on how to stand up against it. Today it was great to see the children wearing their odd socks and dancing along to the odd sock song! Mrs Crilly will be making a video of the school dancing along so hopefully you will see this soon!

 

Next week in English we will be moving on to a new book called 'How to make friends with a ghost'. This unit will focus on instruction writing and knowing the difference between statements and commands. In Maths, we will be continuing comparing measures and reading different scales. This could be practiced at home on different scales you might have!

 

Homework:

 

Maths - p. 45

English - p. 9 and p.19

Spellings:

flower

flour

hour

found

why

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Miss Moran

Friday 13th November 2020

 

Good afternoon, we have completed week 2 which was full of compassion. We had our 2 minute silence for Remembrance Day on Wednesday and the rest of the week has focused on Children in Need. The children enjoyed taking part in a Joe Wicks workout each day and particularly liked joining in with his live one today!

 

We continued our writing using the Rapunzel book in English and we looked at equality and inequality in Maths. Next week we will be finishing our work on Rapunzel and looking at measures in Maths. It would be great for you to look at some ways you can measure things at home this weekend - such as ml or grams. It is also Anti-bullying week next week so we will have lots of activities that link to that followed by odd socks day on Friday!

 

Homework:

Maths - p. 11 

English - the next two reading comprehensions

Spellings:

blue

blew

knew

true

use

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Miss Moran smiley

 

Remembrance stones!

Friday 6th November 2020

 

Welcome back! It has been lovely to see the children after their half term rest. They have impressed me so much coming back and getting straight on to new learning. This week we have started looking at two different Rapunzel texts in English to help with comparisons and describing characters and settings. In Maths, we have worked on recapping what half and equal means using both numbers and shapes.

 

Next week we will continue with our Rapunzel book in English and will start looking at equality and balancing calculations in maths.

 

Homework:

Maths - p.9 and 11 as general practice

English - p. 2 and p.18

Spellings:

see

sea

bee

be

father

 

We had quite a few lessons that required glue this week and it was a bit of a struggle as a lot didn't have any or the glue had run out. I have asked the children to let you know if they need any more! If there any issues, please do let me know.

 

Next week will include Remembrance Day and Children in Need!

 

Thank you as always for your support, have a lovely weekend!

 

Miss Moran

Finished Tudor houses!

Friday 23rd October

 

We have made it to the end of a very long eight weeks! The children have done so well and I think they are definitely ready for a break - as am I! They have already made such great progress in Year 2, I am very proud of them.

 

This week we have managed to complete our Tudor houses and our final science investigation all about materials. We also finished our work on the book 'Coming to England' which linked really nicely into our Black History month learning. We are looking forward to starting our new topics after half term!

 

Thank you for a great parents evening this week, it was lovely to speak to you all properly! The children will be taking reading books home for half term. If you would like anything else to complete during the week, the children can complete some of the maths book they took home a few weeks ago or can play some phonics games online. A great website is phonics play as it encourages the children to sound out real and alien words in a fun game. However there are a range of other ones too!

 

I hope you have a lovely half term and rest up ready for the next term towards Christmas!

 

Miss Moran smiley

Tudor houses take 3

Tudor houses take 2!

Friday 16th October 2020

 

Good afternoon! We have completed another busy week which included starting our new class book, the school's anniversary church service and paper mache! Take a look at the pictures above to see how our houses are getting on! In the final week of this half term we will continue with our English book with some more writing tasks and move onto estimation and number lines in Maths. 

 

A quick reminder about bringing in an old shirt or apron for Art/DT as we getting a bit messy at the moment!

 

Homework:

English: The next two reading comprehensions

Maths: P. 17

Spellings:

eye

only

hour

sure

sugar

 

Have a lovely weekend, I look forward to seeing many of you next week online for parents evening!

 

Miss Moran

Tudor houses so far...

Friday 9th October 2020

 

Good afternoon! We have had a busy week again with a lovely ending - making our Tudor houses! The children were very excited, thank you so much for all of the boxes and cardboard. I shall upload some pictures so that you can see the process so far!

 

This week the children produced some fantastic writing when completing a recount for the book 'Toby and the Great Fire of London. I was very impressed! In Maths, we finished looking at place value and moved on to comparing numbers to 100. We will be moving on to a whole school unit next week in English that focuses on a book called 'Coming to England' by Floella Benjamin. In Maths, we will be looking at equality and comparing. 

 

I will be sending home the pencil cases again today so that they can be replenished if needed! We seem to be particularly low on whiteboard and green pens!

 

Homework:

Maths: P. 15

English book - pages 14 and 15

Spellings:

most

both

break

where

there

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Miss Moran

 

Friday 2nd October 2020

 

Good afternoon! Our harvest week has been lovely, thank you very much for anyone who donated some food from home. All donations have been taken to the church today. We have been busy starting our recount topic this week in English and have continued our work on place value on maths. We will continue with this next week.

 

Homework:

Comprehension book - page 1 and 2

Maths - Pg. 7

 

Spellings:

because

our

some

climb

every

 

Next Friday, we will be starting our Tudor houses! If you have any shoe boxes/cardboard going spare at home, we would be very grateful for them to be donated for us to use! 

 

Have a lovely weekend, I hope it isn't too wet!

 

Miss Moran

Friday 25th September 2020

 

Another week complete! We have enjoyed completing some writing this week using our class book. We will be moving on to using a story based around the Great Fire of London next week. We have also been working hard on counting forwards and backwards on a hundred square, particularly through benchmarks. This could be something your child may benefit practicing at home!

 

Next week we will be starting our recount topic in English and focusing on regrouping tens and ones in maths. We will also be having our Harvest zoom with the church on Tuesday morning. 

 

Homework: the books have arrived! Please make sure your childs name is printed somewhere on it.

I have sent home those books to complete tasks from this week:

 

SPaG book - pages 10 and 12

Maths book - the Year One objectives test - p. 2-5

 

You will also have been sent home the 10 minute workout book. This is for you to complete with your child as and when you would like to. I would suggest at least once a week.

 

Spellings (split digraphs)

made

these

nice

home

rule

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Friday 18th September 2020

 

This week has flown by! We have been very busy continuing with our topics and getting used to the new normal at school. It was lovely to see and speak to so many of you yesterday in our 'Meet the teacher' zoom. I hope all of your questions were answered and that the guidance for this year was clear. If you have any further questions, please send them in an email  to the school office.

 

This week in English we started using the book mentioned last week, 'Frog and the Stranger'. We will continue to use this next week for our English lessons. In Maths, we continued to practise counting in 2s,5s and 10s and also had a look at the value of each number in a 2 digit number. We will continue this next week to secure understanding. 

 

Home learning will be the same as last week as we await the books to be delivered. 

 

Spellings:

they

people

very

put

great

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

 

Miss Moran smiley

Usual timetable for Year Two

Year 2 curriculum overview

Friday 11th September 2020

 

Good afternoon! We have had a busy week starting all of our topics and getting used to the Year Two classroom. The children have done so well to keep going for the whole week, it definitely is something that will take some time to get used to! The homework books will hopefully we ready to take home next week so for this week it will just be reading and spellings. I will also be uploading the whole year overview and meet the teacher Powerpoint ready for you to have a look at before next week.

 

This week in maths we looked at counting in 2s and 10s and also had a look at some place value. Next week we will be counting in 5s and continuing with some more place value.

 

In English, we completed our work around a book called 'Here we are' by Oliver Jeffers. Next week we will be moving onto a book called 'Frog and the Stranger' by Max Velthuijs.

 

Spellings:

friend

house

door

floor

old

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend,

 

Miss Moran

Welcome to Year Two!

 

It is the start of another school year and I am so excited to have the children back in school! The last two days have been very busy and full of new routines. It is great to see the children arriving by 8:40 so we can get started as soon as possible - with lots of hand washing of course! They have adapted so well and I am very proud of them already! Thank you very much for your hard work preparing them and ensuring they had the correct equipment in their pencil case.

 

I told the children today that they will usually take home new reading books and homework on a Friday. Today they only received reading books to ease them back into school again. Homework needs to be returned on a Wednesday and we will mark it together on a Friday. Reading books need to be returned on a Thursday and will be changed for the children to take home on Friday. All books need to be read twice before they're changed to support fluency and comprehension. Once the children are up to purple level, they only need to read the book once as they're longer texts. 

 

Our main communication at the moment will be either through this page or any letters emailed to you. If you have anything you need to discuss with me, please feel free to email the office and they will let me know.

 

A quick reminder that we have PE on Monday so the children need to come into school in their PE kit!

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend and your children are feeling positive about their first few days!

 

Miss Moran

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