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Welcome Class Ruby, to Year 2 Autumn Term

 

Please remember your coat, drink bottle and book bag every day. We are starting at 9.00 and finishing at 3.15

 

Our P.E day is Monday so pleased come dressed in outdoor PE kit, trainers and a warm top/hoodie.

 

We all change our reading books on Mondays and Fridays but can also have the opportunity to change them on other days if we need to. Every day our diaries are checked and we are given a raffle ticket every time we read at home to put into a prize draw.

 

SEESAW homework is set every Tuesday and will alternate between a Maths and a Phonics homework each week.

 

Take a look below at some photographs of our week and read about what we are doing.

 

Mrs De Rijk and Mrs Richardson

Week Beginning: Monday 30th November

 

Maths:

For Maths we are looking at multiplication and how to use arrays to help us work out the answers.

Our SEESAW homework is all about arrays too and has a video of how to use them.

 

English:

We are starting a new narrative unit on ‘The Snowman’ by Raymond Briggs this week. We will be learning the story by using Makaton signs and then basing all of our writing activities around it.

 

Fire & Ice Theme:

We have now moved in to the ‘ice’ part of our theme. We shall be learning all about Christmas around the world, which will involve lots of Geography and Art activities. We will also be learning more about The Nativity story for RE.

 

Week Beginning Monday 23rd November

Maths

We are working on multiplication through understanding repeated addition and arrays.

 

English

We are learning about verbs and continuing our poetry work.

We are looking at the different sounds some letters can make and revising more Phase 5 phonemes in Phonics.

 

Theme

Exploring the work of the artist Andy Goldsworthy and making our own artworks using natural materials.

 

Week Beginning Monday 23rd November

Maths

We are working on multiplication through understanding repeated addition and arrays.

 

English

We are learning about verbs and continuing our poetry work.

We are looking at the different sounds some letters can make and revising more Phase 5 phonemes in Phonics.

 

Theme

Exploring the work of the artist Andy Goldsworthy and making our own artworks using natural materials.

 

 

Week beginning 16th November

Maths:

We are finishing our work on addition and subtraction.

 

English:

We are continuing our work on using adjectives to write effective descriptions in English. In Phonics we are looking at the different sounds the grapheme y and ch can make and revising more phase 5 phonemes.

 

Fire & Ice Theme:

We are finishing our History work on Guy Fawkes.

 

Week beginning 9th November

 

English:

We are using adjectives to write effective descriptions and improve our sentences.

 

Maths:

We are exploring different addition and subtraction strategies.

 

Fire & Ice Theme:

We are investigating colour mixing in our Art lessons.

 

Week Beginning Monday 2nd November

Maths:

We are continuing to add and subtract 2-digit numbers.

 

English:

We are learning about different punctuation and how to use conjunctions to join our sentences together. In Phonics we are reading and writing the soft c and g sound and revisiting long vowel sounds.

 

Fire & Ice Theme:

We are using drama and storytelling in History to find out about the Gunpowder Plot. On Friday we are having our own bonfire with fireworks.

 

Week beginning 5th October 2020

This week in English we will be continuing our work on instructions. We will be reading ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’ by Gareth Edwards and Hannah Shaw and writing instructions for how to make our own disgusting sandwich.

In Maths we will be working on number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.

Week beginning 28th September

 

In English we are continuing to look at instructions. We will be using time openers (First, Next, Then) to start our sentences and look at what the difference between fiction and non-fiction is.

 

In Maths we shall be doing some adding and subtraction practise by using Base 10.

On Tuesday 29th September we did some weaving with wool.

Weaving in Class Ruby

Week beginning 21st September

 

In English we are starting to look at instruction texts. What instructions can you find at home?

 

In Maths we shall be doing some addition and subtraction. We will also be practicing counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Week beginning 14th September

Another great week ahead Class Ruby,.

In English we are focussing on time openers.

   (First, Next, Then, After that, Finally.)

   Can you use them in your conversations at home?

In Maths we are comparing numbers-Which are greater? Which are  smaller?

    Can you spot numbers around your house to compare, your food     cupboards will have lots of great numbers.

 

 

Week beginning 7th September

Wow! Class Ruby, you’ve made a great start to Year 2.

This week we will be starting our Year 2 Power Maths books, looking at numbers to 100 and place value. (Can you remember what a 2 digit number is?)

In English we will be working on the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch, focussing on our punctuation (Capital Letters and Full stops) and our days of the week.

We will be carrying on with our ‘How do we stay healthy?’ theme in Science, with lots more investigations.

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