Year 2

Week Commencing – 15th October

In Year 2 the children have been learning about:-

  • In Maths we have been adding 2 digit numbers together using the column method, adding 3 small numbers together and then moving on to using number lines and subtraction methods.
  • In English we have put a robber in the ‘hot-seat’ and questioned them, written posters to recruit new police officers and completed grammar work on homophones and using the present and past tense consistently.
  • In Science we rounded off our Feeding and Exercise topic by designing a healthy meal containing a variety of nutrients and also giving good overall advice on staying healthy.

To further help your child at home, please encourage them to learn their number bonds up to and including 20 in order to speed-up their maths calculations.

Week Commencing – 8th October

In Year 2 class the children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We are continuing to work on addition and subtraction of two 2 digit numbers, looking at numbers which give a certain total and strategies to make a calculation easier.
  • English - We are reading Cops and Robbers by Allan Ahlberg, looking at settings and character descriptions, hot seating and designing and creating a wanted poster for a criminal
  • Computing - We have looked at algorithms or a sequence of instructions and have written programs to draw shapes on the screen.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could ask them to pick out capital letters, statements, opinions and questions in their reading books.

Week Commencing – 1st October

In Year 2 the children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have looked at addition and subtraction of pairs of numbers to 20 and 100, have spotted patterns in the numbers and looked at how you can tell if an answer is wrong.
  • English - We have finished reading the adventures of Paddington Bear and are now planning and writing our own story of a day out in one of London’s famous landmarks.
  • In our Science lesson we have set up an investigation to see which food birds prefer to eat, have made predictions and will look at the outcomes in next week’s lesson.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could think about and discuss healthy eating and any exercise they have taken over the weekend.

Week Commencing – 24th September

In Year 2 the children have been learning about:-

  • In Maths we have been ordering 2 digit numbers, using greater than and less than signs, counting forwards and backwards in different steps and assessing what we have learned over the past 3 weeks.
  • In English we have read the further adventures of Paddington Bear, created a passport for our character, used conjunctions in sentences, described a story setting and reflected on the stories so far.
  • In Science we have looked at and created our own food chains and thought about diets using the terms herbivore, omnivore and carnivore.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you get them really familiar with number bonds for 10 and 20 and extend to 30 or 40, if able.

Week Commencing – 17th September

The Year 2 children have been learning about:-

  • In Maths we have been learning to write numbers in words, using the greater than, less than and equals signs and also how to compare and represent numbers in different ways.
  • In English we have started to read the Adventures of Paddington Bear and have written a letter home from Paddington to his Aunt, listed the rules for behaviour at a zoo and identified verbs in the text.
  • In Science we have looked at the different foods we eat and whether they are classed as animal or plant based. We have also looked at dairy foods and the vegetarian diet.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could help them to learn their number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 (if ready) to assist their mental addition and subtraction skills.

Week Commencing – 10th September

In Year 2 the children have been learning about:-

  • In Maths we are looking at place value, how numbers can be represented with equipment and partitioning numbers into tens and ones to calculate answers.
  • In English we have begun to read a story called Luke goes to London, which follows the adventures of a young squirrel in the big city for the first time.
  • In Science we have imagined being shipwrecked on an island and what essential items we would need to survive in sun, rain and at night time. We have added a few luxury items as well!

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could discuss different leaders locally and nationally and the qualities they have. In next week’s RE lesson we will be interviewing Mrs Wheatcroft  about her role as head teacher. It would be helpful if you could think of some questions to ask her.

 

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