We have reached the end of the first half term of Year 2! I've been very impressed by the children's ability to adapt to the new classroom set up and all the new routines we have in place at school. They have loved spending time with their friends this half term and I'm sure you'll agree they have earned a good rest over the half term.
Here are your very talented children performing their poetry slam video.
This week, in English, we have been learning how to edit, redraft and publish our written work. Here are some photos of the process!
I think you'll agree they've done a great job!
In Maths we have been learning how to use a number line to subtract.
You'll be pleased to hear that the children will not need to do any homework over the holidays.
We have sent extra books home and some of them will also have some Reading Challenge books to keep them busy.
If you would like to do some activities over the break, you can take some ideas from the Year 2 take away menu from this half term and do continue to support your child with their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Thank you for all your support this half term while we have been figuring out new systems and procedures.
Week 6 has been a lot of fun and I can't believe we are about to enter the final week of the the first half term!
This week we have been busy re-writing the story 'Wild!' The children have done a great job and we are about to start the editing and publishing process. We have also been practising 'Sick' by Shel Silverstein for poetry slam next week.
In Maths we have been using base-ten equipment to add and subtract 2 digit numbers without crossing the tens boundary. This will form the foundation for when we begin teaching column addition and subtraction.
We have also been learning about food chains in Science. We have learned that the sun is the original source of energy for all life forms and that plants helpfully convert this energy into nutrients via photosynthesis.
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This week we have given the children some two times tables work. We highly recommend using some objects to show the children how two times tables work. You may wish to use pairs of socks, pieces of pasta (cooked or uncooked depending on how messy you feel like getting!), or any other small objects that you have lots of in your home.
The below image will support them up to 2 x 6 = 12.
The past two weeks' homework blogs were mysteriously archived and can be found here:
Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience.
This is a one off technical glitch and future Year 2 homework, news and information will continue to be posted on this Class Blog, not the archived Home Learning blog.
Many thanks for your understanding.
The Year 2 Team.