Y2 News & Information 24.4.17

Date: 23rd Apr 2017 @ 4:53pm

Week Beginning 24th April 2017

What fabulous weekend weather we’ve had. I hope you all managed to get out and about. Jake, Peachy and enjoyed some lovely walks along the canal. It was great to be able to sit out and have coffee with friends in town.

For the next few weeks RE in Y2 is being taught by Mrs Crotty, our RE coordinator. She is trialing some new Y2 resources for the Diocese. I am spending some time in reception. It’s a very, very long time since I taught there.

In English we are continuing work linked to our whole school text ‘Sea Of Dreams’. This half term as well as creative writing we will also focus on non-fiction writing.

In Mathematics our focus is Time. At Y2 children are taught to

  • compare and sequence intervals of time
  • tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times
  • know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.

We are also reinforcing addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills on a weekly basis.

We will continue with work on the theme “What Wonderful World” looking at the world from a geographical perspective and finding out about different kinds of homes including ocean habitats. This will link with our Science focus on Living Things and Different Habitats as well as to our school project on Sea of Dreams.

In phonics/spelling the focus is on adding endings ing, ed, er, est to words ending in Y. We continue in all lessons to develop and reinforce the use of different spelling strategies. We will also be reinforcing all the spellings for the long vowel phonemes.

Our handwriting focus is on the following letters - tails group f g y j p qu

In RE this half term we are discussing God The Holy Spirit/Trinity – What do Christian symbols teach about the Holy Spirit? and Creation/Stewardship – Why do Christians look after their local environment?

Our PE days are Monday (first lesson) and Wednesday (last lesson).

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 read to you or to themselves at home.
We have a reading session every day where the children take part in a variety of reading activities one of which includes Guided Reading with me. Here we focus on using the skills needed to decode words as well as developing comprehension skills.


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