Y2 News 15.10.18

Date: 14th Oct 2018 @ 6:20pm

 Week Beginning 15th October 2018

Thank you to everyone who came to support the Macmillian Coffee Morning. What an amazing selection of cakes we had in Y2!  There was something for everyone. The Charity does a fantastic job supporting families. When my Dad was ill he received such caring support from the centre at Leighton.

This week we have the Pumpkin Party to look forward to.  Mrs Waddington will be teaching Y2 on Tuesday afternoon.

There is still an unnamed blazer in the classroom. If it belongs to you please let me know.

In Englishwe will be finishing our work on the book Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge. We will be moving on to use Walter Tull’s Scrapbook as part of our We Will Remember project. This book tells Walter’s remarkable story from his childhood in an orphanage, to his professional football career, through to his death during the First World War. 

In Mathematicswe are moving onto Addition and Subtraction. In Y2 children are expected to 

  • solve problems with addition and subtraction: 
    • using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures 
    • applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods 
  • recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100 
  • add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including: 
    • two-digit number and ones 
    • two-digit number and tens 
    • two two-digit numbers 
    • adding three one-digit numbers
  • show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot 
  • recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems. 

As part of our daily maths fluency sessions we have started learning times tables. We love using Numberjacks Times Tables Songs

Here is another song for the ten times table recommended by Y3 


Our handwritingfocus is on the following letters – letters that join at the top o v w and other letters e x z.

In phonics/spellingthe focus is Homophones, using a GPC (grapheme phoneme correspondence) chart and other strategies for learning tricky words. We are also revising the long vowel phonemes ‘air’ and learning the different grapheme that can be used to make this sound.

In REour unit of work is called Good News. The key questions of the unit are - How does the bible show Jesus living his life as good news to people? How do you know when you feel better? On the outside? On the inside.

Y2 PEdays are Thursday and Friday mornings with Mr Dooley.

Y2 Reading Books
Y2 are welcome to change their reading book daily but I would ask that you sign the reading record book when they have completed a book at home with you. 

Miss Porter will check reading books on a Monday and I will do so on a Friday.

Miss Porter and I will each half term continue to assess all the children’s reading using our benchmarking system. Please bear with us as it does take time but is a thorough assessment of the level the children are reading at. We will also check phonic and word recognition skills on a regular basis.

Takeaway homework sharing day is Wednesday 24th October. Remember to try and bring in a photo of your 101 Challenges for Miss Cork’s corridor display. Tweet to @bunburyace using #bunburys101challenges.



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