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Week 7- 12th of October
 

This week, we have been learning about number bonds to 10 and 20. We were using the bar model to write our number sentences. In English, we have been looking at a new book called Astro Girl! We started the week by finding the main characters bag in our classroom, she had lots of space pictures in her bag. We have been going over some Phase 5 Phonics sounds from Year 1, as well as learning some new Year 2 spelling rules! We have been adding -ly  and -ness to the ending of words and then writing some sentences. For Black History Month we started by looking at the history of African hair and how it has changed over time. We designed our own hairstyles which was lots of fun. On Monday we were lucky enough to take part in a first aid training session, it was very interactive and we all got certificates as we passed our CPR training.   

Week 6 - 5th of October 
 

This week, we have been learning about directional and positional language. We were using the correct terminology to describe different turns, such as quarter, half, clockwise and anticlockwise. In English, we met the author Kate Cunningham who wrote the book we are looking at, Vlad! We wrote Kate some questions and had them answered during our meet and greet. It was so much fun. We have been going over some Phase 5 Phonics sounds from Year 1, as well as learning some new Year 2 spelling rules! We have been adding -ful and -less to the ending of words and then writing some sentences. In Science we found out about what happens to our bodies when we do exercise. In Geography we were using coordinates to find different areas on a map. We used a map from 1666 and we found out how far the fire spread in London. 

Week 5 - 28th of September 
 

This week, we have been learning about money. We have been adding to find the totals and subtracting to find change. In English, we started a new book! It is called Vlad and the Great Fire of London where we have met the main characters Vlad and Boxton. We have written a diary entry pretending to be Boxton. We have also learnt about adverbs this week. We have been going over some Phase 5 Phonics sounds from Year 1, as well as learning some new Year 2 spelling rules! We have been adding -ed and -ing to the ending of words and then writing some sentences. In Science we found out the different food groups and which ones are important for our bodies. We went on a virtual trip to the Museum of London where we learnt more about the Great Fire of London. 

Week 4 - 21st of September
 

This week, we have been learning about adding and subtracting two digit numbers in Maths, we used our knowledge of Dienes to help us. In English, we have been writing expanded noun phrases about objects from home. It was great fun describing our precious objects from home! We have been going over some Phase 5 Phonics sounds from Year 1, as well as learning some new Year 2 spelling rules! We have been adding -er and -est to the ending of words and then writing some sentences. In Science we found out about animals and their basic needs, we played a matching game where we had to match the animal to their needs. In Art, we have started our silhouette pictures. We painted the fiery background this week and next week we will make the London skyline from 1666 and stick it to our picture. It will look like London is burning, do you know a song about this?!

Week 3 14th of September
 

This week, we have been learning about place value and using this knowledge to add and subtract in Maths. In English, we have been making fact files about the animals in our book The Lost Words, we even had to do some fact finding ourselves! We have been going over some Phase 5 Phonics sounds from Year 1, as well as learning some new Year 2 spelling rules! We have been changing words into past and present tense using -ed and -ing. We have continued to learn all about our topic of The Great Fire of London by sorting objects from the past and present day.

Week 2- 7th Sept 2020
 

What a fantastic first 2 weeks it’s been! We’ve been so impressed with how well the children have settled back into school, and they can be very proud of all their hard work! This week, we have been learning about place value and finding 2-digit numbers on a number line in Maths. In English, we have started reading a beautiful book called The Lost Words, and we created our own poems inspired by the book! We have been going over some Phase 5 Phonics sounds from Year 1, as well as learning some new Year 2 spelling rules! We have been looking at comparative and superlative suffixes! This sounds very complicated but it is all about adding –er or –est to words e.g. brave becomes braver or bravest. We have started to learn all about our topic of The Great Fire of London by reading a story about it and in Science we learned all about animals and their babies.

 

Homework this week

  1. Reading Book - Please bring this into school every day. Once the children have read their books twice, some of them will be doing a special quiz on the iPads which helps to develop their understanding of what they have read.

  2. Spelling sheet - words ending in y that have -ed and -ing added to the end (a selection of these will be tested next week).

  3. Mathletics - tasks based on place value and numbers to 100, which the children will see when they log into their accounts. They are free to explore and enjoy playing any other aspect of Mathletics when they have finished their tasks.

Week 1 - 2nd Sept 2020
 

It is our first week back! We are so excited to welcome the children.