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Year 2

Werrington Primary School

Year 2

Welcome

Welcome to Year 2! Mrs Gray teaches 2G and 2A is taught by Mrs Arling and Mrs Taylor. Mrs McCondach will be carrying out Wave 3 Intervention and Mrs Jenkinson will be working with Pupil Premium children. We also have Mrs Higgins delivering handwriting intervention.

In Year 2, we work hard whilst having lots of fun.  Our first topic of the year is Roald Dahl, where most of our learning will be based around Roald Dahl texts. Other topics include 'Africa', 'Living things and their habitats', 'Dinosaurs' and 'The Seaside'.  

Don't forget to check the website regularly to see our latest news about what we have been up to.

This Week's News

Next week we will be practising our play, making our seaside dioramas and evaluating them and completing different activities around the English and maths we have covered this year. 

Please remember to send in costumes for our play by Friday 13th July in a named back. 

 6th July 2018 

 

 

Next week we will be  going to Hunstanton on Tuesday! Please check your letter for information regarding trip requirements. We will be writing beach safety leaflets and recounts of our trip. We will also be doing some seasdie maths. 

29th June 2018 

 

The children have really enjoyed Well Being Week! Next week we will be writing our own seaside poetry and continuing our work around time in Maths. We finally begin work on our seaside dioramas (which might take us a little while). 

Please don't forget to send in sunhats and water bottles!

22nd June 2018 

 

Next week is well being week where the children will be very active and taking part in lots of activities related to their health and well being. The children will need their PE kits on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. 

They will need their swimming kit on Tuesday. 

15th of June 2018 

 

 

We have had a lovely first week back and the children have enjoyed their first swimming. Please don't forget to send the children with swimming caps as they can't swim without them. Next week we will continue our learning about Grace Darling and will be writing news reports. We will also be covering time in Maths. 

8th June 2018 

We hope you have a lovely half term! After half term we will be learning about Grace Darling and how heroic she was in English. We will be writing diaries and news reports. In maths we will be completing activities around measurement. In topic we will begin work on our underwater dioramas. 

25th May 2018 

Next week is International week where we will be learning about our village, Peterborough and its place within Europe. The children will taking part in many different activities including a walk around our village, sketching favourite buildings and creating models of them. They will also be conducting surveys and graphing the data. 

18th May 2018 

In English this week we will be writing our advertisements to encourage people to visit the seaside. In maths we will be completing arithmatic and problem solving quetions. In topic, we will continue our work on the Seaside. 

IMPORTANT: Please can you remember to send your child in with any spare cereal boxes (as each child needs one) by Monday 21st May. Also we will need shoeboxes for the first week after term. Thank-you for your support. 

 

In English this week we will be learning more about advertisments. In maths we will be using our problem solving skills to solve word problems. In topic, we will be learning more about the Seaside and writing postcards. 

Just a reminder that we will be attending the Multi Skills festival on Wednesday 9th May. Please remember to send the children in with suitable PE kit and plenty to drink and eat. If it is warm, don't forget to send the children with a hat and put suncream on. 

4th May 2018 

 

 

The children have enjoyed writing their own Mr Grinling seaside stories this week. Next week they will begin learning about advertisements and this will be linked to our topic about British seasides. In maths they will be revisiting fractions and finding fractions of amounts and shapes. 

27th April 2018 

 

The children have a had a great first week back after Easter. Next week we will be continuing our learning about Seasides and comparing past and present seasides. In English we will be continuing our work around Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch and writing our own stories. In Maths we will be completing further revision on handling data and solving inverse questions. 

20th April 2018 

 

We have an amazing Stem Week this week and the children have learnt so much about Space! Next week we will be looking at different sentence types when writing about Dinosaurs. In Maths we will be telling the time and solving time problems. In topic, we will be making our fruit dinosaurs which we've planned. 

23rd March 2018 

 

Next week we will be taking part in the exciting Stem Week activities. We have been tasked with creating something that will keep food/drink warm or cold in Space. We will have to design, make and market an item that will be appropraitely used in Space. 

16th March 2018 

 

Next week in English we will continue writing our non-fiction texts. In maths, we will be working with money and in topic we will be completing some art work around dinosaurs. We look forward to seeing you at parents evening. 

9th March 2018

 

 

What a snowy we've had! Next week in English we will begin our work on non-fiction texts. In maths, we will begin our work on statistics and data handling. In topic, we will be comparing the size of the dinosaurs. 

2nd March 2018 

 

 

We have made an excellent start to the half term and all the children are excited to learn about Dinosaurs. In English we will continue our unit on poetry and writing Dinosaur shape poems. In maths, will be continuing our work on measurement. In topic, we will be learning about the geography of where Dinosaurs were found. 

22nd February 2018 

 

After the half term hoilday we will begin our new topic called Dinosaurs. In this topic we will be learning about the history of dinosaurs. In English, we will be learning about shape poems and the patterns that are evident in different poems. In maths, we will begin our work on measurement. 

8th February 2018 

 

 

 

Next week we will be writing intructions on how to make our sock puppets. In maths we will continue our work on fractions. 

 

In topic, we will be learning about Christopher Columbus and his journey in discovering America and passing Africa. 

1st February 2018 

 

 

Next week we begin looking at instructions in English and remembering their features. In maths we will begin looking at fractions and calcuating different fractions of amounts. 

In topic, we will begin making our own animal puppets and also designing our own way of transporting their food. 

19th January 2018 

 

 

The children enjoyed taking part in Environmental week this week! Next week we begin our topic work on Africa and will be doing some mapping work around the location of Africa in relation to other continents. 

In English we will be writing our African tales and in maths we will begin working on fractions. 

12th January 2018 

 

 

Happy New Year! The children have made an excellent start to 2018. Next week is environmental week where we will be learning about food wastage in a workshop on Monday afternoon. We will also being taking part in recycling activitieis and constructing a recycling monster. If you have any recyclable materials, please send them in with your child. 

In maths we will be looking at 2D and 3D shapes and in English we will begin our work on African tales. 

5th January 2018 

 

 

Next week we will ending the term with many Christmas activities, including writing the Christmas story. The children have a newsletter in their bag explaining Christmas homework.

15th December 2017 

 

 

 

In English, the children will be learning about the structure of letters and will be writing letters to Father Christmas. 

In Maths, the children will be learning about pattterns and will be constructing their own repeating patterns. 

We will be Carol singing on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and our Christmas party will be on Wednesday afternoon. There will be a letter coming home about what the children will need to bring. 

8th December 2017 

 

 

 

In English, the children will be writing their own instructions to go with the items we are making for Enterprise week. 

In maths week the children will continue to apply what they've learnt to solve arithmatic and reasoning questions. The chidlren will continue to revise key skills they have learnt. We will also refresh our memories of the key vocabulary when describing shapes.

We will be continuing our science investigation and making our items for the Christmas Fair. 

Ist December 2017 

 

In EngIish, the children will be writing their own Non Chronological Report.

Maths this week is applying what they have learnt during the Autumn term to solve arithmetic and reasoning questions. The children will also be revising some keys skills they have learnt previously.

We will begin our science unit on growing seeds.

24th November 2017

 

 

n English we are revisiting Non Chronological Reports and will be continuing to use different types of punctuation. 

Maths this week we will see the children beginning work on division. 

On Wednesday afternoon we will have the pantomime in school - how exciting!

17th November 2017 

 

 

 

In English we are writing our own versions of Little Red Riding Hood and will be using different types of punctuation. 

Maths this week will see the children continuing to learn about multiplication using arrays and repeated addition.

In Topic, we will continue to learn about living things and their habitats as well as learning about Edith Cavell.

10th November 2017

 

We hope you have a had restful half term! The children have had a great first week back. 

In English next week, we will continue our work with Fairy tales and will be learning about which conjunction (joining word) is appropriate to use within a sentence. In Maths, we will be learning about multiplication through using arrays and repeated addition. 

In topic, we will be learning about comparing living, dead and things that have never been alive. 

3rd November 2017

 

We hope you have a restful half term. To begin our Autumn 2 term, we will be learning about 'Living Things'. At some point, the children will have the opportunity to have a walk around the local area. If you would like to assist with the walk then please speak to your child's class teacher as it would be greatly appreciated. We are still keen to get some more parent helpers in to read with the children so if you are able to spare a hour a week, again please speak to one of the Year 2 team.

In English, we will be learning about Traditional Fairy Tales and different sentence types. In Maths, we will be applying the same method the children have learnt to add two 2-digit numbers but to subtract two 2-digit numbers. 

In topic, we will be learning what animals need to survive. 

20th October 2017

In school this week, we are celebrating 'Arts Week'. The children's learning will be linked to our artist Andy Goldsworthy and our music piece 'Seasons'.

In English, we will be writing our own Autumn poems and in Maths we will be solving addition word problems.

In topic we will be learning about human and physical geography as well as looking at how plants grow.

13th October 2017

 

We are concluding our learning on Esio Trot by writing our own report on how to care for a tortoise. On Tuesday, the children will have the opportunity to meet Mrs Jenkinson's tortoise (as long as it is not already hibernating!). 

In Maths, we will be revisiting partitioning in different combinations and securing our understanding of <, > and = calculations. 

In topic we investigating the properties of materials and we will begin to make our finger puppets (over the coming weeks).

6th October 2017

 

We are beginning our work on our second Roald Dahl text, Esio Trot. This week we will be reading the story and discussing the author's use of language. In Phonics, we will be looking at homophones.

In Maths, we will be continuing our learning on missing number problems, using estimation and inverse to check our calculations. 

Our topic time will be spent producing symmetrical tortoise patterns.

29th September 2017

 

We will be completing our 'Fantastic Mr Fox' unit by writing an alternative ending to the story. We will be extending golden time on Friday to watch the film which will conclude all our learning. You will receive a parent mail checking you are happy for your child to watch the film as its a PG so if you do not want your child to watch it then please notify your class teacher.

In Maths, we will be doubling and halving and working out addition and subtraction calculations with missing numbers. The children will to use their bonds to 10 and 20, to work out problems to 100.

22nd September 2017

 

Fun was had by all on Roald Dahl day and our learning about this author continues. We will be delving further into the adventures of Fantastic Mr Fox and talking about our favourite animals.

In Maths, the children will be working with number lines and comparing numbers using <, > and = signs. 

15th September 2017

 

Welcome back! All the children have settled in well and are adjusting to the new expectations of Year 2. This week we have been busy finding out about each other and have started reading our first Roald Dahl text, Fantastic Mr Fox.

Next week in English, we will be continuing with 'Fantastic Mr Fox' and will be making predictions and discussing the characters in the text.  

In Maths, we will be learning about place value and partitioning 2-digit numbers in different combinations.

On Wednesday, we will be celebrationg 'Roald Dahl' day and we will also begin our gymnastics unit in PE this week. 

8th September 2017

 

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