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Week beginning 16th September 2019

 

At the beginning of the week, we went on a Geography field trip around Warwick where we were identifying human and physical geographical features. We have also been looking at the geographical features of Kenya so we can compare the two.

 

We have continued our work on place value in Maths and begun to apply our understanding to some problem solving. We are beginning to get more familiar with dienes as a pictorial representation of number and can use them to solve more complex problems. There is a good game here: https://www.ictgames.com/sharkNumbers/mobile/index.html that we have been using to help us with recognising numbers represented as dienes.

 

In English, we have been working our our accuracy of comprehension retrieval when reading and have been identifying and clarifying the meanings of some challenging vocabulary. We have also begun to use conjunctions to join clauses together in a sentence. This week we have learnt about the co-ordinating conjunctions (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so).

 

Week beginning 9th September 2019

 

In PE we have been developing our skills in balancing, control and co-ordination while practising different animal yoga poses.  We have learned lots of different yoga poses including Downward Facing Wild Dog, Zebra, Tiger, Snake and Sleeping Lion. 

We have worked on our own and with partners to link different poses and also create other poses for different African animals. 

 

On Wednesday we had a brilliant Geography themed assembly with an interesting visitor, Estie deKock, who showed us how Table Mountain came to be such an unusual shape.  We learned lots of interesting facts about Table Mountain, including about all the plants and animals which thrive there, such as  the Rooibos plant that is made into a healthy caffeine-free tea drink. 

 

We have also continued our work on place value in 2-digit numbers and have been comparing and ordering as well as daily practise of mental maths skills. In English, we have done a lot of work on nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs.

 

Week beginning 2nd September 2019

 

We have had a fantastic first week in Year 2, beginning work in our Awesome Africa learning theme books. As well as getting used to our new classrooms, teachers and routines, we have already completed lots of work in Science, Geography, English, Maths, PSHE and PE. 

 

In Geography we have been learning about Continents and Oceans as well as hot and cold areas of the world and their relation to the equator. In Science we have been classifying things under living, dead or never alive and explaining our reasoning scientifically.

 

Maths has been fun and we have been learning to  describe the place value of 2-digit numbers using dienes to make the numbers practically.  We have also been recapping on 1 more and 1 less for numbers up to 100 and practising recording our work in a clear and organised way in our new Maths books. 

 

In English we have reading 'The Ugly Five' by Julia Donaldson. We have also been learning about different types of nouns and adjectives and having fun describing African animals. 

 

We also held our House Captain elections and want to say a huge well done to everyone who put themselves forward to stand and gave fantastic speeches in front of all of Year 2.  Congratulations to all of our new House Captains. 

 

Just a reminder that Spellings will be sent home on a Wednesday, and tests be the following Wednesday.

Homework Books will be sent out on a Thursday and need to be handed back in on Monday each week.  The Homework can be found under 'Year 2' then 'Homework.' If you do need a printed copy, please talk to your child's teacher and we will arrange this for you.  PE kit should be left at school for the half term. Any questions, please come and ask your child's teacher.

 

 


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