Year 2 Newsletter

17th January 2014

What have we done this week?

The children have been enjoying reading 'The Firebird' and have started looking a little deeper into the text this week. In literacy, we used the hot seating technique to question the characters from the story directly to find out more information about them. The children practised their abilities to ask thoughtful, open-ended questions. After this experience, they were then able to write character profiles based on their newly acquired knowledge.


In maths this week, we have looked at ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc), ordering up to 4 numbers between 1-100 both forwards and backwards. We have also introduced the greater than > and less than signs <.


In science, we have been exploring the properties of materials and what they are made of.


In PSHE, we looked at the story of The Selfish Little Red Hen, an adaptation of the traditional Little Red Hen story.


As part of our DT project, we explored the traditional Russian Bread and Salt greeting.

Reminders

Please ensure all clothing is still named as over the course of the year, names wear off/come loose and it is difficult to reunite unnamed clothes with their owners! Thank you!

spelling homework

Spelling homework resumes this week with the current learning choices grid. Next week new grids will be issued for homework. The current grid is to reinforce and consolidate the learning that has taken place in school and to practise cursive handwriting. This homework is also to ensure that the children are not just spelling their words in isolation, but actually transferring them to their independent written work. This is best done using a multi-sensory approach, which the homework provides. In addition to the spelling homework, RM Maths and reading continue.