Welcome to Dorset 2
In Class Collective Worship
Celebration Collective Worship
Week beginning Monday 21st November
In English this week, we have continued reading The Last Wolf and used this as our inspiration when writing a new genre of text - non-fiction. We used the technique of dictoglossing to find out some interesting facts about wolves. Can you remember any facts to tell your adult? We learned about the features of a non-fiction text, including headings, sub-headings, facts and rhetorical questions and used these in our writing.
In Geography, we learned all about the equator and the North and South hemispheres. We investigated the weather patterns of countries in relation to the equator, identifying hot, cold and temperate climates. Next week we are going to be looking into this further, comparing the UK with a non-European country to see what similarities and differences we can find.
In Science, we have been learning about habitats. Can you tell your adult what a habitat is? What different habitats do you know? We delved deeper into specific animal's habitats this week, investigating why each habitat was appropriate for that animal.
In Maths, we have been learning more methods to help us with addition and subtraction. In particular this week, we have continued to learn about adding ones and tens separately and why it is important to always start with the ones. Can you tell your adult why this is important? Maybe challenge them with a couple of questions of your own.
This week's home learning will be set on Thursday 24th November and will be due the following Tuesday 28th November.
Please can reading books be brought back into school on Tuesday 28th November to be exchanged.
With a focus on Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words and common prefixes and suffixes, un-, -est, -less, -ness and -ful.
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 10x and 2x table and beginning to teach the 5x 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.
Try this Maths game with a Times table focus, we are currently learning our 10x / 2x table but you can choose to challenge yourself!
Home Learning folders will come home each Thursday and need to be returned the following Tuesday.
We are learning about different prefixes and suffixes.
Your task is to join the prefix/suffix to the root word, creating a new word, and use it in a sentence.
See the video below for our Dorset topic task! We have been learning about joy and the different things that bring us joy. You need to create a dingbat showing us what brings you joy, ready for us to guess what it is next week.