Y2 News 6.11.17

Date: 5th Nov 2017 @ 4:17pm

Week Beginning 6th November 2017

Welcome back after the half term break. I hope you all had a lovely holiday. It was very strange being in Nantwich last week as all the local schools were back having had half term the previous week. It was a rather interesting experience being in a world with very few children.

In English we are continuing with some descriptive writing we started before the holiday. In this writing Y2 are learning how to use adverbs. After this we will be moving on to non-fiction writing.

In Mathematics the focus for the next half term is 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.

In our topic work we will be continuing work on Russia. On Monday we have our Well Being day. Please look out for some Blog pictures of the different activities we will be completing.

Our handwriting focus is on the following letters – the r group of letter – r n m h k b p

In phonics/spelling the focus is Long Vowel Homophones, using a GPC (grapheme phoneme correspondence) chart and other strategies for learning tricky words. The focus this week is the different spellings for the ‘or’ sound.

In RE our new unit of work is called Belonging To A Church. The key question of the unit is - How do we know someone belongs to a Christian Community? Nearer to Christmas Y2 also look at a unit of work called ‘Kingdom of God’ and the concept incarnation. The key questions of this unit are – What does the visit of the Magi tell Christians about Jesus?, Why is Jesus considered a King by Christians?

Our PE days are Monday am (Ms Charlesworth) and Wednesday am (Sports’ Coaches)

Reading Books
The children are welcome to change their reading book as often as they like but I would ask that you sign the reading record book when they have completed a book.

Homework – For mathematics homework please use Mathletics. If you haven’t access to a computer at home let me know and I will arrange some extra lunchtime sessions for your child. We try to use Mathletics at school too in class at least once a week.
Please send homework books in on a Monday. I will try to mark the spellings and return the books with new spelling homework on a Tuesday.

I will be talking to the children about Takeaway Homework this week.

Ms K Charlesworth

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