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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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