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Welcome to Year 2's Weekly Newsletter

Friday 12th October

Learning Journey

In our learning journey we have been describing the coast line of Britain looking at aerial photographs and watching film clips. You could support your children by talking with them about the features of beaches such as cliffs, harbours, lighthouses, rocks, jetties. Next week we will be drawing a plan perspective of the school grounds and use directional language to describe routes around it.

English

This week we have been continuing to learn the story of Katie Morag and Tiresome Ted using actions to help the children remember the phrases. At the weekend you could ask them to retell it to you although we have deliberately not shared the ending so that they can predict what happens to Tiresome Ted. Katie Morag becomes very angry; how many verbs can they use to describe angry behaviour? e.g. stomping, shouting, flinging, kicking, sulking etc

Maths

This week we have been learning how to add a 1 digit number to a 2 digit number using vertical addition and next week they will practise doing this with two 2 digit numbers without regrouping

e.g. 33

    + 26

   ___59_

Science

This week we looked at micro habitats of animals within the school grounds. The children enjoyed investigating and describing the habitats. Why not investigate the micro habitats of the garden or park with a magnifying glass? Will they find the same animals as they did in the school grounds?

Diary dates for our year group

  • Friday 19th October: Term 1 Fabulous finish – A Scottish Ceilidh. If anyone can play the bagpipes or know someone that does, please let us know! They are welcome to bring an item of tartan clothing with them if they wish but please don't feel that they have to.  The children will be tasting some Scottish food so please let us know if they have any food allergies that are not on a medical form yet.
  • We will begin talking to the children about the Christmas performance soon. There will be two performances for you to choose from to attend Thursday 13th December and Friday 14th December. Further information to follow soon.

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 2's Weekly Newsletter

 

Friday 5th October

 

Learning Journey

This term we are learning about Katie Morag and the children have been learning about the human and physical features in two different places – Crowborough and the fictional Isle of Struay, which is based on the Scottish Isle of Coll.  At the weekend you could explore the local area further to support our learning journey encouraging the children to use the geographical vocabulary to describe the features that you see.                                                                                                          

English

This week we have been learning about Katie Morag and Tiresome Ted.  Next week we will be re-writing the beginning and middle of the story.  At home you could encourage them to retell it or act it out to support your child’s learning.

 

Maths

This week we have been learning how to add a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number using a number line and also a tens and ones frame where we draw the tens and ones to represent the number. Please practice this, and ask them about their learning, as they need to be confident with the skills, especially putting the 2-digit number in their heads and counting on in ones.

 

Science

This week we have been learning about food chains and what the animals of Ashdown Forest and Scotland eat.  Next week we will be looking at the habitats that animals have adapted to throughout the world.  Please encourage the children to explore these habitats in any non-fiction books at home or from the library as well as the internet if they have access. 

 

Diary dates for our year group

  • Friday 19th October: Term 1 Fabulous finish – A Scottish Ceilidh.  If anyone can play the bagpipes or knows someone that does, please let us know!  

 

 

Welcome to Year 2 Weekly newsletter

Friday 28th September

 

In English we have been reading the Katie Morag stories to learn about a contrasting area of the United Kingdom. The children have predicted the endings to Katie Morag delivers the Mail and The Two Grandmothers. We have clarified and discovered lots of new words along the way as well as describing the setting and the characters. Why don't you ask your children about any new vocabulary that they have learnt.

 

In maths we are still working hard on understanding place value for numbers up to 100. We have been partitioning 2-digit numbers in to tens and ones - they have enjoyed playing http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/maths/games/place_the_penguin/big_sound/full.shtml

 

Don't forget that it is Harvest Festival at Church on Wednesday 3rd October and the children have been painting pictures at school to support their RE learning.

 

 

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