Year 2

Class Page for Year 2

Happy Spring Term! Cool

We had a great Autumn Term learning lots of new things: following instructions for our snowmen decorations, designing and making tissue box vehicles and not forgetting our fantastic nativity show!  We are very proud of Year 2 and look forward to a very busy Spring Term.  Look at the pictures below of the children learning whilst having fun.  We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents that have helped in school enhancing the children’s learning and enabling them to have fun.  We really appreciate the support.

English -The class are enjoying reading the traditional story of 'The Frog Prince' and we will be writing our own versions to include descriptions about characters and settings as well as speech marks. Have a go at putting in the correct punctuation with this game.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/using_punctuation/play

(Choose “Really hard” level to practise speech marks.)

We will also be looking at non-fiction books with the class.  The features the children should be able to identify include: glossary, index, contents, labelled diagrams, captions, blurb and the use of illustrations and photographs. 

We will be using databases in ICT.  The texts the children will be using are encyclopaedias and dictionaries.  It would be great if you could have a look at any of these kinds of books at home and see if your child can point out the different features.  Knowing the alphabetic order is an essential tool in using these kinds of information books.  Test your child on the task below to see if this is something they need to practise.

 Shhhh secret mission -

Put these words in alphabetical order –

Apple

Pear

Banana

Apricot

Satsuma

Plum

Pomegranate

There will be a house point reward if you complete this challenge.

We have also been focusing on grammar and punctuation.  Can you spot the adjectives, nouns, proper nouns, verbs and adverbs in these sentences?

Henry stroked the tiny puppy softly.

We have colour coded the answers for you.

Proper Noun Verb Adjective  Noun  Adverb 

Shhhh secret mission -

Copy out the sentence below and identify where the proper nouns, nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs are.

Neil Armstrong bravely flew in a huge, powerful rocket and walked on the dusty moon.

There will be a house point reward if you complete this task.

Numeracy - The emphasis for the number side of Maths this term is multiplication and division, which means lots of practice on times tables!  Test how you are doing by playing some of these games.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

Measuring things is great fun in Numeracy. We will be looking at capacity by measuring the amount of millilitres and litres in different containers. A sunny day outside or in the bath is the perfect time to practise capacity with a litre jug and a variety of plastic containers.

We will also investigate mass by weighing everyday objects found in the home and reading the labels on food packets to compare weights. Estimating the mass of groceries and checking on kitchen scales is a fun way to learn at home and gain a real understanding of mass.

Shhhhh secret mission –

Take a photo of you measuring at home.  Maybe weighing ingredients whilst baking or measuring the length and height of things around your home?

There will be a house point reward if you complete this task.

 MEASURE

 A game about length and weight.  (Choose "Really hard" level for Year 2 objectives)

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/length_and_weight/play/

 LENGTH

 Read the length of the red line in centimetres.

 http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/meas.cgi?A1=s&A2=1&A3=0

 MASS

 Drag the parcel onto the scales, then read scales, (counting in 10s and 100s), finally enter the value shown to deliver your letter or parcel.

 http://www.ictgames.com/mostlyPostie.html

Science

Our topic in Science is “How does your garden grow?” which is all about the growth and care of plants.  Followed by “How could you survive on the moon?” which looks at what humans and animals need to survive and thrive.

In Geography we will be looking at weather patterns around the world and measuring rainfall, air temperature and wind speed in our own playground.  We will also be leraning the continents and oceans of the world; get ready for a very catchy song!

In R.E. our topic is Growing and Changing, which focuses on the Easter Story.

PE is on Mondays and Fridays.  Please ensure your child has a full kit that is named and pumps that fit them.  Lots of children have had a growth spurt since the start of the year!

Just a reminder, spellings are set every Monday and are tested the following Monday, this is enough time for you and your child to do a few practise tests. 

English and Maths homework is set every week on a Friday and needs to be returned no later than the following Thursday so it can be marked. 

Please remember reading folders must be in every day as books are changed on a Monday and reading diaries are checked throughout the week. 

Our library session is on Fridays, please return all books even if your child wishes to renew theirs.  Please keep your Show and Tell items to those that are related to topics or achievements!

Mrs Dixon and Mrs Rhodes

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