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11th December

English

The children will be learning about the features of a riddle. Then they will be writing their own winter riddles.

Maths

This week the children will be learning about symmetry by finding lines of symmetry on 2D shapes and creating symmetrical Christmas pictures. We will also re-visit estimating and measuring length.

Our Maths leader, Mrs Spiller, is offering a Maths Methods Workshop for parents in which she will explain the methods and approaches children are expected to use as they progress through primary school. 

Years 1 & 2: Maths Methods at Winnersh will be  from 9.00-9.45am on Tuesday 9th January

Phonics

Mrs Basher’s group will be looking at the y sound at the end of cry, fly, why, try etc and then spelling could, should and would correctly.

Mrs Bellman’s group will be revising the alternative spellings they have learnt so far this term. 

Mrs Atkins’ group will continue to practise writing common exception words.

The children have been rehearsing hard and are excited about performing the Christmas play. Sunset parents are invited to watch on Wednesday 13th December and Amber parents on Thursday 14th December.

We will not be sending homework tasks home now until the Spring Term. The children have worked so hard this term and we think they deserve a rest!

Thank you for your support this year. Have a relaxing break and we will see you in 2018.

Thank you,

The Year 2 Team ~ Mrs Davies, Mrs Bellman, Mrs Basher, Mrs Vincent

Click here to view the presentation from the Parent Meeting about Year 2 SATs

We have also included the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, a grammar glossary and the teacher assessment framework for Year 2 which outlines the end of year expectations.

To see what we are learning this term click here

We have two classes called Amber and Sunset. The teachers are Mrs Bellman, Mrs Davies, Mrs Gordon and Mrs Vincent.  Also working in the classes as Learning Support Assistants are Mrs Robbins and Mrs Atkins.

Click below for the link to our curriculum map.  We will be teaching six main topics this year.  Each will start with a ‘Big Bang’ to excite the children for the learning to come and will end with a celebration of their achievements.  This may be sharing work with another year group, a celebration class assembly or a special event.

Notices

We aim to change your child’s reading book three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  We rely on the kindness of our parent volunteers to do this job for us, so there may be occasions when the books are not changed. If this happens here are some ideas of what you could do at home instead:

  • re-read the book that they have been given
  • write a book review about the text
  • write about one of the characters (if it is a story) encouraging them to use adjectives
  • respond in writing to comprehension questions that you have asked eg Why do you think Goldilocks broke into the Three Bears house?
  • Read a book from your home library or on the computer

Each class will have two PE sessions a week which will be on Thursdays and Fridays. One of these sessions will be outside so your child will need trainers and warm clothing such as a track suit.

Homework will be given on a Friday each week and returned the following Friday, unless there is a change to the timetable.  Your child will receive a spelling sheet where they will explore a given spelling pattern.  We do not test the children on these spellings but would like them to write sentences in their homework book.  To help the children practise their maths skills they will take part in the ‘Buzz Time’ challenge every Friday.  They will be challenged on number bonds and timestables.

Here are some pictures of Year 2 recreating the Great Fire of London.

 

Our topic, science and space

 

Some of our class activities.

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