We have had another busy week in year 2 where we have been introducing all the new topics we will be covering in the different subjects this year! Please see the 'home learning star' to find the 'big project' for the term as well as weekly spellings for your child.
PE will take place on a Friday. Thank you for sending in PE kits to stay in school, nearly all of the children have bought one in! If you haven't managed to send your child with theirs yet, please send them in with one before Friday next week, the 25th.
Swimming will only be for 2N this week, to do assessments. You should have recieved a letter about how this will run for the next two weeks. 2N will need to bring a swimming kit in with them on Thursday 24th.
We have begun the first of many Katie Morag books this week titled 'Katie Morag Delivers the Mail'. We started the week predicting what we think might happen next after Katie has fallen into the water. We then continued the story to see if our predictions were correct and discussed new words we were unsure of like 'Bay' and 'hectic'. We also discussed and wrote about what Katie may have been thinking as she fell into the water and what we would have done if we had made the same mistake as Katie. Next week we will be continuing with the Katie Morag Delivers the Mail story by expressing out views on the story and then moving on to a different Katie Morag story.
This week we have been focusing on our number knowledge, starting with numbers to 20, then 50, then 100! We have been doing lots of counting forwards and backwards to 100, as well as counting in 2s, 5s and 10s! We have been filling in missing number-lines and noticing whether or not the numbers have been getting smaller or greater. We have also been learning how to spell number words to 100 by using our word mats to help us and playing games like bingo! Next week we will be moving on to place value within 20, then 50 an then 100. We will be using different manipulatives and pictorial representations to show how many tens and ones are in a number.
We have begun our new topic this week about living things and their habitats. There was lots of discussion about what we already know about this topic and what questions we would like to investigate and answer throughout the term. We then spoke about how we know something is living, dead or never been alive. We went out into our outdoor forest area and found different items to investigate to decide what category they fell into. Next week we will be researching more into what a habitat is.
In Geography we are focusing on the UK and our local area, using the Katie Morag stories as a useful stimulus to provide geographical language. This week we went for a walk around our grounds to discuss natural and man-made things around us and how we knew. Next week we will be looking at aerial photographs.
In History we are focusing on timelines. This week we discussed the timelines of our own life and completed our own.
Welcome to our year 2's first newsletter of the new academic year! Here you will find out what exciting learning we have been doing this week, events coming up, exciting stuff and important information that you need to know.
PE will take place on a Friday. Thank you for sending in PE kits to stay in school, nearly all of the children have bought one in! If you haven't managed to send your child with theirs yet, please send them in with one before Friday next week, the 18th.
Swimming will only be for 2J this week, to do assessments. You should have recieved a letter about how this will run for the next two weeks. 2J will need to bring a swimming kit in with them on Thursday 17th.
Reading books and changing these will look a little different this year, due to the circumstances. The children will be given two books at the beginning of the week to read throughout. These will then be changed Friday with them being sent home with a book to read for the weekend. We will not be sending any books home at the weekend if we haven't recieved the two books sent home on Monday. Books will need to be sent back in once read, so that we can change them. Otherwise we will assume these have not been read.
This week has been full of fun and excitement! The children have been full of big beaming smiles all week and have loved being back in school, in their new classrooms with their friends! They have settled in really well and are getting used to the new routines and structure of their day. We have been completing a lot of 'getting to know you' type activities. Talking about our Summer holidays, things we are good at, what makes us happy and places we might have visited in the UK to get us ready for our learning on the UK this term. We have also introduced our 'Zones of Regulation' which is all about different emotions and understanding our feelings throughout the day. The children have responded brilliantly to these activities and have enjoyed working on them.
Next week we will beginning our new topic titled 'Time Team'. This will be focusing on the UK, learning about routes, directions, maps and our local area. We will also be incorporating the wonderful Katie Morag stories by Mairi Hedderwick, which is set in Scotland. These stories will be the focus of our English lessons throughout the term. In Maths, we will looking at numbers to 100 and having a go at counting to 100 forwards and backwards and in steps of 2, 5 and 10. We will also be having a go at spelling some number words! Our Science topic this term is about living things and their habitats. Identifying what things are living, what things are dead and what things were never alive.