Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

For information on what to expect in year 2 and how you can help at home please follow this link.

Week Commencing

25th November, 2019

Please could you send in any coloured plastics with your children to be used in an art project - many thanks.

    


Our key learning this week:

Spellings - The /igh/ sound spelt y

cry, sly, try,fly,shy, dry, reply, terrify, shy, multiply

Please practice three times at home - test will be 3/12/19

English - Writing their own stories based on 'The Papaya that spoke'

Whole Class Reading - The Ugly Five - Inference

Maths - 

Addition and Subtraction:

 Subtracting a one digit number from a two digit number using a column subtraction.

Adding two 2 digit numbers - not crossing tens.

Adding two 2 digit numbers -crossing tens.

Science - Living things and their habitats -living, dead and never living.

RE - We will be starting our new topic this week called 'Preparations'.


Sunny Hunny 

Despite the weather the children in year 1 and 2 had a fantastic day at Hunstanton visiting the Sealife centre and taking part in a beach clean!The children got the chance to touch a real starfish and crab during the rock pool experience and then we had lots of time to explore the Sealife Center. They saw lots of animals including Eddie the turtle, seals, penguins and lots of fish. After lunch we all went down to the beach and looked for rubbish during our beach clean. The children had a fabulous time exploring the beach and finding lots of different things during their clean.

6.11.19 - A surprise parcel!

Year 2 had a surprise parcel waiting in the classroom for them when they came in from break today. We opened up the box and inside was a package, the children thought it could be a teddy, a medal, some hair gel or a chocolate bar amongst other things. We played pass the parcel to discover what was inside. Inside we found a type of fruit and two notes. On the front of the notes was a message to read them. One note explained that the fruit was a papaya and told us some information about papayas, the other note was a story called 'The papaya that spoke'.  We enjoyed tasting the papaya and some of even tried the seeds which we found were edible.

These were some of the reviews of the papaya!

'Yummy' - Jerome

'Yucky' - Deandre

'Delicious' -Beth

'The best fruit ever' - Rhys

'Juicy' - George

We thought the seeds were:

'Yummy' -Mya

'Scrumptious' - Samuel

'Disgusting' -Oliver

'i didn't like it!' -Reuben

Give it Back Afternoon 

The children in year 1 and 2 had a super afternoon giving back to their school environment. The children have been looking at their immediate environment as part of their topic 'The World in Our Hands'. The children have been working to develop ideas linked to how they would like to improve the school.As part of their homework children were asked to produce something which we could add to improve the environment. Children produced a range of items including: bug hotels, bird feeders, decorative stones and plant pots. The children did lots of jobs including cleaning, weeding and sorting to improve our outdoor area. Everyone had a fun-filled time and got stuck in.

Messages:

Important Dates:

04.11.19 - Back to school

07.11.19 - Y1/2 to Hunstanton

11.11.19 - Armistice Liturgy @ 9.15

11.11.19 -Parents Evening -3.30-5.30

13.11.19 - Parents Evening -4.30-7.00

W/B 18.11.19 - Judaism Week

21.11.19 - Eco Awareness Day

22.11.19 - Judaism Assembly

29.11.19 - British Values Day

1.12.19 - Advent Mass @ St. Joseph's 11 am

9.12.19 - KS1 Dress Rehearsal @1.30

9.12.19 - KS1 Nativity

10.12.19 -KS1 Nativity

13.12.19 - Pupil progress reports out to parents

16.12.19 - KS2 Carols @ St. Joseph's 

20.12.19 - Christmas Mass @9.15 in school.

BREAK UP - SCHOOL CLOSES AT 2.30

BREAK UP



Topic: 

During advent 1 and 2 our whole school topic will be linked to our environment around us. We will begin by thinking about our school environment, then our local environment before thinking about the UK and the seas around it. We will be going on a trip to Hunstanton to visit the Sealife Centre and learn about plastic in the sea and ocean. Click here to view our project map for more information. 

Must do at home, please: (reviewed termly)

By the end of keystage 1 children are expected to be able to read and spell these words.


Additional ways to support your child/book lists:

Homework Expectations – Year 2

Homework will be set every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Pupils are expected to complete all set tasks. 

Additionally, children must read and record their reading in their diaries at least three times each week. 

Work in their homework books is expected to be of the same standard as work in school, with neat handwriting, diagrams in pencil and care taken to include appropriate punctuation and good spelling.

House points will be awarded for good work each week.

Reading Advice for Parents

A useful Booklet for parents

Topic Information

The topic overview for year 2 can be found here.

The knowledge organiser for our topic - The World in our Hands - can be found here.

Please help your child to learn the information on the knowledge organiser to reinforce what they will be taught in school.