In Class Collective Worship
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Week beginning Monday 23rd January
What a great week we have had in Year 2!
In our English lessons, we continued reading out termly text 'Traction Man'. This week we wrote a set of instructions for Traction Man to follow, teaching him what an afternoon tea is and how to prepare one. We used a variety of conjunctions in our writing, as we always do, but we focussed on time conjunctions to help Traction Man understand the order he should follow our instructions. Can you remember any of our time conjunctions? What other conjunctions can you think of?
In maths we moved onto our new topic, money! We were learning to recognise the different coins and notes we use in the UK and we used our arithmetic skills to calculate total amounts in pounds and pence. What coins and notes can you find at home? Can you put them in order of their value from smallest to largest?
In geography we have continued to learn about the coastline, in particular we learned about the RNLI and what they do for people visiting the coast. Can you tell your adult, what the RNLI do? Can you remember where some of their lifeboat stations are?
We have been learning more and more about our 6 Nurture Principles, can you tell your adults, what special lessons you have had this week? What targets did we set as a class?
During this cold weather, please ensure your children are provided with warm clothing for PE.
This week's home learning will be set on Thursday 26th January and will be due the following Tuesday 31st January.
We will be checking the children’s knowledge of the spellings above on a Wednesday or Thursday.
Children in Year 2 should be reading for at least 15 minutes a day.
Parents, please log your child's reading on the BOOM Reader Parent Portal or by using the BOOM reader parent app on your tablet/ mobile.
If your child is on Read Write Inc, their phonetically appropriate books will come home each Thursday and will need to be returned the following Tuesday. Your child is also able to choose a book from their class reading area on any day of the week to share with you, this may not be of their reading level. This can be changed when it is returned.
If your child is not on Read Write Inc, they will have an Accelerated Reader bookmark showing their range and will bring home a book from the book corner that is appropriate to their reading level. Children should bring their Accelerated Reader reading book and bookmark to and from school and home each day. Pupils are asked to change their book when it is finished using the guidance and support provided by the teaching team in each class.
We will be checking the children’s knowledge of the times tables or number bonds on Wednesday or Thursday. As a year group we are continuing to focusing on the 2x and 5x table and beginning to teach the 3x table. As we progress through the term your children will be told in school what their individual focus is and therefore know what to practice.
Home Learning folders will come home each Thursday and need to be returned the following Tuesday.
In class we are recapping some of our previously taught grammar skills.
To nurture means to care for and protect something or someone that is growing. Our school follows 6 nurture principles which we are teaching to the children in a range of fun ways over the next few weeks. These underpin our school values of hope, perseverance, forgiveness, joy, compassion and peace.
Our first nurture principle for the term is:
‘Children's learning is understood developmentally’, we will be teaching this to the children as ‘We all learn in our own way and in our own time’.
This week, the children will create a poster identifying the things that help them to learn and the ways in which they learn best, e.g. group work/individual or silence/quiet music. See the image below for the example introduced in class.