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Year 2

Werrington Primary School

Year 2

Welcome

Welcome to Year 2! Mrs Threadgill and Miss Prentice teach 2TP and 2G is taught by Mrs Gavaghan. Mrs Gibbs will be carrying out Wave 3 Intervention and Mrs Bowles will be working with Pupil Premium children. 

In Year 2, we work hard whilst having lots of fun.  Our first topic of the year is The Great Fire of London, where will be looking at life in the 17th Century and learning historical facts surrounding the Great Fire of 1666.  Other topics include 'Festivals', Africa', 'Homely Habitats', 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

Week ending 4.10.19

The children have been busy this week asking and answering questions about the Great Fire of London, acting as eyewitnesses to the event.  They have learnt about the re-design of St Paul's Cathedral by Christopher Wren and drawn pictures of how the cathedral looks today.  Next week we will be writing newspaper reports about the fire.

In Maths we have looked at addition and subtraction of single digit numbers from two digit numbers and have used a variety of methods to solve problems.  Next week we will continue to look at addition and subtraction but will be focusing on two digit numbers.

In Science we have explored a variety of materials and tested them to see if they would bend, squash, stretch or twist and then answered questions about their properties.

Next week we will be designing and making our Tudor houses so any empty cereal boxes would be very much appreciated!

Many thanks!

The Year 2 Team. 

 

Week ending 27.9.19

This week the children have been writing diary entries bout the Great Fire of London.  They have imagined that they were a little boy called Toby who had seen the fire first-hand. They have written some lovely descriptions explaining what they saw, heard, smelt and how they felt.  Next week they will be writing newspaper reports about the fire.

In Maths the children have been  revising their number bonds to 10 and 20 and using these facts to solve problems.  Next week we will continue to look at addition and subtraction

The children have enjoyed Judaism day today where they learnt all about the Jewish faith.  They got to taste special food that would be eaten during different celebrations, they made Torah scrolls as well as learning about the synagogue.

Over the next few weeks we will be making Tudor houses to recreate a street in London.  We are asking each child to bring in a cereal box to enable us to do this.  We will also be ending the half term with our Art's week where we will be making a large scale boat from old drinks bottles (2pt or 4pt milk bottles or drinks bottles) so if you have any of these then we will be collecting these over the next few weeks.

Many thanks!

The year 2 team.

 

Week ending 21.9.19

This week the children have enjoyed learning about the Great Fire of London.  We have looked at Samuel Pepys' diary to learn about the events that took place and the children have made timelines, carried out role play activities and written descriptions using noun phrases.  In Art, we have made some lovely pictures of the fire using watercolours and then added a silhouette of London on to this.

In Maths the children have continued to learn about Place Value and have been partitioning numbers into tens and ones.  Next week we will be looking at addition and subtraction facts within 10 and 20.

Have a good weekend!

 

Week ending 13.9.19

The children have settled well into Year 2 and have been working really hard this week.  We have enjoyed making Great Fire of London cakes and then written some detailed instructions of how to make them using imperative verbs (bossy verbs: put, roll, pour....).  Next week we will start looking at the Great Fire of London, learning about what happened and the timescale of this.  

In Maths we have been looking at the value of each digit in a 2-digit number and placing them in order.  Next week we will continue to look  at Place Value.

The children did their first spelling and times tables test this week and tried really hard.  They should have brought new spellings home in their spellings books and there is also a note in their times table book to tell you which ones to learn for next week.

Have a great weekend!

The Year 2 team.

 

Week ending 6.9.19

We hope you have all had a great summer!  It has been lovely to welcome the children back into school this week and to start their Year 2 journey.  We have enjoyed hearing all about their summer holidays in the recounts they have been writing in English.  Next week we will be starting our Great Fire of London topic looking at life in the 17th Century.

In Maths we have been learning to read and write numbers up to 100 and next week will be looking at partitioning numbers into tens and ones.

We have sent home our first set of weekly spellings. Spellings and times tables will be tested each Thursday and new ones will be sent home the following day.   All children will be starting with the 2 times tables including 0 x 2 up to 12 x2.  We have also sent home reading diaries which we ask you to fill in when you have heard your child read.  Expectation in Year 2 is for children to read with you a minimum of 4 times per week.  Thank you for your support with this.  

Our PE days this year are Monday and Tuesday so please make sure children have PE kit ready for the start of next week.  PE may take place indoors or outdoors so please have appropriate kit.

We hope you have a great weekend!

The Year 2 team

 

 

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