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24/2/2020.   Our learning for the week...

 

Literacy

Our focus will be non-fiction books and information texts, especially those including information about landmarks in Australia.  We will research facts about these landmarks, then write the information we have found as a presentation.  To end the week, we will be presenting our findings to the class.  Also, we will be working on our reading skills and practising spelling words with suffixes.   Our grammar focus will be understanding how verbs change for the past and present tense.

 

Numeracy

We will be focusing on money.  We will making different amounts of money totals, calculating and giving change.  Also, we will be ordering money totals and using the more than and less than signs.

Reasoning and investigative work will continue.

 

Thank you!

 

Year 2 Half Term Homework 

Dear Year 2,

For your homework, we would like you to create a ‘Reading River’.  You will need to find as many items as you can that you read every day such as magazines, food labels, reading books, road signs, invitations, prices etc.  You can draw and colour, cut out labels, find images on the internet etc, to present your information and be as creative as you wish!  This needs to be handed in by Friday 28th February 2020.

Also, you will need to learn all your spellings from Tuesday 7th January 2020 for a revision test on Monday 24th February 2020.  Please note there will be no ‘sentences’ homework over half term.

In addition, please continue with reading and learning your 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

We hope you have the most wonderful half term!  Thank you for all your hard work!

Year 2 Team

PS.  Parents – we thank you for all your support – it is very much appreciated.  Have a lovely half term with your child(ren)!

 

10.2.20   Our learning for this week...

 

Literacy.

We will focus on descriptive writing. We will revise expanded noun phrases and use different types of punctuation including exclamation marks, question marks, commas in lists and apostrophes for singular possession.  We will also be introducing similes to help with descriptive writing.  Our grammar work will focus on understanding and using the four types of sentences, which are statements, questions, exclamations and commands.

 

Numeracy.

We will focus on revising the empty number line method for addition and subtraction.  We will revise how to draw pictorial representations for solving multiplication and division number sentences and word problems. Our reasoning work will also continue.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Have a lovely half term.

Spellings set 3.2.20

 

any

even

bath

path

class

money

people

every 

pretty

whole

improve

parents

clothes

everybody

beautiful

 

3/2/2020  Our learning next week...

 

Literacy

We will be continuing our work on 'The Day the Crayons Quit'.  Our focus will be writing a story about a 'magical crayon'.  We will look at story structure, developing character and setting as well as using different types of conjunctions.  Also, we will learn how to use apostrophes for singular possession.  Our reading and spelling activities will continue.

 

Numeracy

We will be solving real-life word problems for multiplication and division.  We will be using bar modelling to show our understanding as well as using the methods we have learnt to solve the problems, (drawing arrays for multiplication and drawing circles for division) .  Also, we will be continuing work on mathematical reasoning and continuing to learn how to provide explanations for our mathematical thinking.

 

Thank you for your continued support. 

27.1.20  Our learning...

 

Literacy.  Our focus book will be The Day The Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers.  We will be looking at persuasive language and planning a response letter from Duncan (the main character) to the crayons.  Our punctuation focus will be using capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks correctly.  

 

Numeracy.  Our focus is multiplication and division. We will be using arrays to show multiplication in different ways and solving multiplication word problems.  We will also be sharing amounts of objects practically and dividing numbers using circles to show our working out.  We will explore the concept of division being the inverse of multiplication and we will write these as calculations.  

 

Thank you for your continued support.

20/1/20  Our learning next week...

 

Literacy

We will be continuing our study of Edward Lear's work by finding out about limericks.  We will be annotating different limericks through analysing the language and meaning behind them. Also, we will be expressing our own opinions and views about the limericks.  Then we will be writing our own expanded noun phrases and rhyming words to help us write our own limericks.  We will be learning about rhyming scheme and syllables to help us.  Our grammar, spelling, reading and handwriting will also continue.  

 

Numeracy

We will be focusing on adding by drawing and using empty number lines to add a one-digit number to a two-digit number and also to add two two-digit numbers together.  We will be solving addition word problems and explaining how we worked them out.  We will continue to improve our reasoning skills through discussion and problem solving.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Spring Term Curriculum Newsletter

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Wishing you all a wonderful 2020!

 

13/1/2020 Our learning for this week...

Literacy 

We will be continuing our work on 'The Owl and the Pussycat' by Edward Lear.  We will be writing our own verses of the poem by making changes to the adjectives and the nouns.  Part of our work will include studying new vocabulary in the poem, using expanded noun phrases and describing a fantasy wood where the Owl and the Pussycat may have visited.  Our spelling focus will be identifying changes to the spelling of words when adding -ed.   

 

Numeracy

We will be working on Data Handling.  As part of this topic, we will be carrying out surveys to collect data, using tallying to total our responses and constructing pictograms and block charts.  Also, we will be asking and answering questions about data.  

 

Please see information below regarding TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

 

 

Monday 13th January - Friday 17th January: Times Tables Rockstars Challenge against 8 other schools in Enfield. Remember to log on and practise times tables games for AT LEAST 10 MINUTES every day! Attached is a document with information on how to use the site.

12/12/19  Information about the last week of term...

 

The Nativity - Tuesday 17th December 2019 and Wednesday 18th December 2019

We are so excited that we will be performing to the parents on the above dates.  The children have worked so hard to learn their lines, improve their acting skills and remember the words to many songs.  2F parents are invited to attend on Wednesday 18th December and 2R parents are invited to attend on Tuesday 17th December.  

 

Panto Trip - Monday 16th December 2019

Children will be eating their lunch at school as usual.  We will then be leaving school at 12.20pm by coach to get to the Millfield Theatre.  Please make sure your child brings a snack and a named water bottle with them.  Their snack will be eaten during the interval.  

 

Party - Tuesday 17th December 2019

Children can come to school dressed in their party clothes.  Please ensure their clothing and footwear is suitable for school.  Also, they can bring in their own 'party food box' with their own party food which should include a selection of snacks of their choice.  Children do not need to bring in party food for their class, unless they wish to. 

 

Toy Day - Thursday 19th December 2019

Children can bring in a toy or game to play with their friends.  Please do not bring in anything valuable or electronic. Thank you. 

 

Thank you for your wonderful support this term.  Have a fantastic Christmas break and we will see you in 2020!

 

Year 2 Teachers 

 

  

12/12/19 Christmas Holidays Homework Information

Dear Parents/Carers,
Please support us in our journey on becoming an 'Eco Friendly School' by providing your child with a named, reusable bottle of water for our trip to the pantomime on Monday 16th December.
Thank you for your support
Mrs Adem (PSHE Lead)

9/12/19 Our learning next week...

 

Literacy

We will be writing letters and focussing on being accurate with punctuation. For punctuation, we will be revising the correct use of full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks and commas in lists.  Also, we will be recapping how to form letters correctly and ensuring they are consistently sized.  

 

Numeracy

We will be continuing our work on 2D and 3D shapes.  We will be investigating shapes and finding similarities and differences between various shapes.  Furthermore, we will be using nets to construct 3D shapes.

 

Please note there will be no new spellings to learn next week.  Children will need to revise the spellings from this half term for a revision spelling test after the Christmas break.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

2/12/19 Spellings

Our Learning for the week commencing 2.12.19

 

Literacy

We will be continuing to study non-fiction books and we will finish creating our own non-fiction text about animals.  Our punctuation and grammar work will continue as revision of what we have learnt so far in Year 2.

 

Numeracy

Our focus will be Shape.  We will be learning the names and properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We will also be investigating their properties and comparing different shapes.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

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2R have been investigating which material will be the best to make a pair of dungarees. Here they are testing the durability of different materials. 

 

Visit https://www.walker.enfield.sch.uk/uses-of-everyday-materials/ for ideas and activities that you can do at home, books your child can read and places you can visit to further your child's understanding of this science topic.

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Aut 2.5 Spellings

21/11/19 Our learning next week...

Literacy

We will be continuing our work on non-fiction texts.  We will focus on animal texts.  Children will choose an animal and they will research facts and information about it.  They will then create their own book about the animal, using the information they have found.  These books will be placed in our book corners.  Our grammar focus will be using expanded noun phrases and conjunctions.  Our reading, punctuation and spelling work will continue.

 

Numeracy

We will be starting work on division. We will be sharing objects into groups of 2, 5 and 10 and learning the symbols associated with division calculations.  We will be learning how to draw pictures (circles) to help us work out the correct answer.  Also, we will be solving word problems with division.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

21/11/19 Spellings

This year the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has its 30th birthday. We think this is worth celebrating! We want to find out what life was like before the CRC was adopted by the UN in 1989. You will do this by talking to people that you already know who may have been children or even adults in 1989, such as your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or other trusted people in your community. Mrs Adem has put some prompt questions below to help you. You must interview a chosen adult and then bring your answers back to school by Monday 25th November. You can present your work anyway you choose to, such as; making a poster, PPT presentation, photographs, video or just written question and answers. We look forward to sharing your work with the rest of the class and the school.

18/11/19  Our learning for this week...

 

Literacy

We will be starting our topic on non-fiction texts.  We will begin by looking at the structure and key features of non-fiction texts.  Then, we will be researching information to create a factual poster about a topic.  We will also be answering comprehension questions about a non-fiction text.  For our grammar work, we will be working on expanded noun phrases and the Year 2 common exception words for spelling.

 

Numeracy  

We will be continuing to focus on subtraction.  We will be learning that the inverse of subtraction is addition and subtraction cannot be done in any order (not commutative).  Also, we will be solving word problems with subtraction and recognising language associated with subtraction, including find the difference, fewer, less than, reduce, how many are left, etc.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

11/11/19 Spellings

11.11.19    Our learning for this week...

 

Literacy. We will be continuing to read: The Disgusting Sandwich.  We will be writing a description of our own disgusting sandwich.  The focus will be using word classes (nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs) as well as alliteration to describe the sandwich.  We will use a thesaurus to extend our vocabulary.  In grammar work, we will focus on statements and questions, and the punctuation needed for them. 

 

Numeracy.  Our focus is subtraction.  We will be using bar modelling to show our subtraction story before working it out by using an empty number line.  We will also use the language of 'find the difference' and 'reduce' when solving subtraction problems.  Through practical shopping activities, we will subtract money and calculate change.  The children will investigate the concept of inverse and understand that the inverse of subtraction is addition. 

 

Thank you for your continued support.

1/11/19  Homework

There will be no literacy or numeracy homework this week  as the Great Fire of London homework needs to be completed for Friday 8th November 2019. 

Learning spellings, writing sentences and reading homework will need to be completed as normal.  

Aut 2.2 Spellings

4/11/19  Our learning next week...

 

Literacy

We will be continuing with our work on 'The Disgusting Sandwich' by Gareth Edwards.  We will be writing the story from the badger's perspective.  The main focus will be using more interesting words and using full stops and capital letters accurately.  Also, we will be revising the word classes: adjectives, nouns and verbs.   Reading comprehension will also be worked on by answering questions about characters, setting and events as well as inference questions.  

 

Numeracy

We will be revising partitioning numbers into tens and ones in different ways such as 20+5=25, 10+10+5=25.  Furthermore, we will be rounding numbers to the nearest ten and solving addition problems using the partitioning method.  For example:

36 + 21 = 

30 + 20 = 50

6 + 1 = 7

50 + 7 = 57.

 

Thank you for your continued support.  

29/10/19 Spellings

Week Beginning 28.10.19

 

Literacy.  We will be focusing on reading skills.  We will be predicting what may happen next in a text by discussing ideas and developing them further.  We will be learning how to use inference skills to enable us to dig deeper into a text and think about the author's intentions.  Also, we will be analysing the language an author uses for effect.  Our spelling, punctuation, grammar and handwriting work will continue.

 

Numeracy.  We will be revisiting place value to ensure we can recognise, read and write numbers to at least one hundred.  We will be ordering numbers using the more than/less than symbols.  We will also be sequencing numbers by counting in steps of two, five, ten and other amounts from any number, both forwards and backwards. We will continue to investigate and extend our understanding of number and place value.

 

Thank your for your support.

Half Term Homework

Half Term Ideas!

 

The children have been so excited to learn about the Great Fire of London this term.  To support their learning, you may wish to visit the Monument (and climb it!) and the Museum of London, which has an exhibit about it.

 

 

After Half Term.

When we return to school, Year 2 will be in the Temporary Building.  We are looking forward to our new home! The children have been shown where their new classrooms are and have been given a talk about using the stairs safely.  As we have drinking water in the classrooms, we would like the children to bring in water bottles and these can be refilled during the day.  At the end of the day, we will bring the children out into the playground and stand in our class groups ready to dismiss them.  Please talk to you children about ensuring they stay with their teacher until their name is called.  It is important that they do not run to whoever is collecting them, without their teacher knowing.  Thank you for your co-operation and support this term. 

 

 

We took part in drama and dance activities in our Great Fire Of London workshop today!

Peace and Justice month - we made Andinkra cloth designs, by printing with wooden blocks. They look great!

Spellings - set 7.10.19

 

Adding the suffix -ed to verbs

 

1. called

2. walked

3. talked

4. jumped

5. played

6, changed

7. danced

8. poured

9. listened

10. sprinted

11. hummed

12. hopped

13. shopped

14. skipped

15. dropped

7/10/19  Our learning for next week...

 

Literacy

We will be linking our writing to The Great Fire of London.  We will be creating word webs by extending our vocabulary and linking these to the word classes of nouns, verbs and adjectives.  We will also be writing a diary entry and a recount of The Great Fire of London.  For our grammar work, we will be learning about adverbs.  For our punctuation work, we will be revising how commas are used in lists.  Our reading and spelling work will continue as usual.  

 

Numeracy

Our focus will be telling the time using o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.  Also, we will be sequencing time showing events of the day and solving word problems associated with time.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

30/9/19 Spelling List

2F's Class Assembly Letter

30/9/2019  Our Learning

Literacy

Next week, we will be continuing with the text, Dear Teacher' by Amy Husband.   The children will be writing a story about the adventure they will go on, instead of going to school.  They have thought of some amazing and very imaginative ideas about why they can't come to school!  Our punctuation focus will be using exclamation marks and question marks correctly.  Spelling, grammar, handwriting and reading comprehension activities will also continue as normal.

 

Numeracy

Next week, our focus will be multiplication.  We will be using repeated addition as a method of multiplication before moving on to representing multiplication as an array.  We will be using multiplication facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.  Also, we will be writing multiplication sentences using the x symbol and solving multiplication problems.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

23/9/2019 Spellings

23/9/19    Our Learning

Literacy

We will be reading a text called 'Dear Teacher' by Amy Husband.  Our writing focus will be to write our own letters using conjunctions to extend our sentences.   We will continue to focus on using punctuation more accurately in our sentences, especially full stops and capital letters.  Our spelling activities link to the weekly spelling test words.  Reading comprehension lessons will also begin this week.

 

Numeracy

We will be focusing on adding and looking at different strategies to help us add different amounts.  We will be extending our learning by solving calculations with missing numbers such as   ? + 15 = 32.    Also, we will be solving word problems by learning the vocabulary associated with the different mathematical concepts to help us.  We will be applying the methods we have learnt to help us solve the problems.   

 

Thank you for your continued support.

16/9/19 Spellings

Our learning for the week beginning 16.9.19

 

In Literacy we will be studying the book: Not Now Bernard.  We will be focusing on using expanded noun phrases to describe characters as well as writing an alternative ending for the story. We will continue to work on using punctuation more accurately. 

 

In Numeracy we will be focusing on adding numbers using pictorial representations.  We will be adding three one digit numbers as well as adding a one digit number to a two digit number and a two digit number to a two digit number.  We will be learning how to partition numbers in order to add them. We will be extending our knowledge by solving addition word problems. 

 

Homework set 13.9.19

 

This week's homework is Literacy and it can be found in the orange homework books.

The children's task is to describe their favourite character using adjectives which has been our focus this week.  Please make sure the homework is returned by Wednesday next week. Thank you. 

 

Autumn Curriculum Newsletter

Spelling set 10.9.19

Presentation from Meet The Teacher (9.9.19)

Welcome to Year Two!

 

The children are settling in very well, learning new routines and coping well with the changes to the school.   

 

Year Two Teachers

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