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Spring 2018

Easter Parade

Easter Parade 1
Easter Parade 2

We finally finished our wonderful 3D animal models!

w.c. 26th March

English - Reading comprehension

Maths - Fractions, Arithmetic and Reasoning 

Topic - We WILL finish those Box Model animals before we break up!!

We have another busy week in store when we will have the opportunity to watch the Year 1 play "The Chocolate Shop", visit Fernwood School for sports' activities (some classes went last week), have an Easter Treasure Hunt and take part in a Mad Hatter's Parade!  Don't forget your hat!

We break up on Thursday after the Parade and hope that you all have a lovely Easter holiday.  See you back on the 16th April! 

We are having the best time designing, building and decorating our 3D animals. Here we are in action!

Year 2 had lots of fun in the snow! We tried snow art to create the Northern Lights. Aren't they beautiful?

Week commencing 19th March 2018

English - Creating our own Traditional Tales based around The Gingerbread Man story

Maths - Statistics - reading and inputting data in different formats; more arithmetic strategies

Topic - Box Model animals - the owls and elephants are almost done and then we will start our box modelling.

Don't forget Sports' Relief on Friday 23rd - get your dancing shoes on!

Elephants on parade! The clay should dry over the weekend then we can paint the owls.

wc 12th March

Maths - more fractions and addition and subtraction - different strategies and reasoning about our maths

English - Traditional Stories - using The Gingerbread Man text

Topic - 3D animals - please send your children in with boxes and 4 pint milk cartons ready for their box model animals

Seals, Penguins and half of Dolphins are looking forward to their rearranged trip to Brackenhurst on Friday 16th. 

We're looking forward to seeing you at Parents' Evening.

Brackenhurst on the 6th March

w.c. 5th March 2018

English - Christopher Nibble

Maths - Fractions of a shape and a quantity

Topic - Animal life cycles

Turtles, Whales and half of Dolphins are off to Brackenhurst to see the lambs on Tuesday 6th. The trip to Brackenhurst for Seals, Penguins and the other half of Dolphins is being rearranged - watch this space!

Remember we're now celebrating World Book Day this Friday!

Another busy half term in store.

w.c. 26th February (start back: Tuesday 27th)

Literacy - Christopher Nibble text

Maths - Geometry - Reasoning about 2d and 3d shape

Topic - Animals

Thursday March 1st is World Book Day - remember to dress up as your favourite book character, or in your pyjamas. 

Friday March 2nd - Penguins, Seals and half of Dolphins are off to Brackenhurst to see the lambs!

 

What a busy half term we've had.  We hope you all have a great half term break. 

We look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday 27th February.  (Remember it's INSET day on the Monday!)

 

Thank you so much for your support with Enterprise week.  I hope you are enjoying sending the cards to other people!  The children had a fabulous week and really enjoyed it.

We will keep you posted about how much profit we made - and the charity that will benefit from the money we raised.

 

w.c. 12th February -

Literacy - Reading comprehensions - reading different texts and answering written questions.

Maths - Geometry - half and quarter turns / clockwise and anticlockwise and classification of 2d and 3d shapes.

Topic - China - a contrasting location to England.

 

Thanks once again for your support this half term.

w.c. 5th February

Another great week to come!  It's ENTERPRISE WEEK!  We do hope you'll be able to come into school on Thursday afternoon to buy some of the cards the children will have made.  Invite other friends and relatives to do the same!

Literacy - The Day the Crayons Quit - writing letters and providing a point of view.

Topic - Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole - nursing in the time of the Crimean War

Maths - Running a business - All of our maths this week will relate to the Card Making Business we will develop in each class.

w.c. 29th January

We have another exciting week in store as we begin our Topic on Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and have a visit from Florence Nightingale on Wednesday!

English - The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers - giving opinions and writing letters.

Maths - Multiplication and Division - including reasoning (eg: It must be in the ten times table because it ends in a zero) and commutativity (knowing that you can turn multiplications around - eg: 2 x 5 is the same as 5 x 2).

 

Florence Nightingale visited us and took us on a trip by train and boat to Scutari Hospital in Turkey. When we got there we set to work cleaning it up and tending to the injured soldiers.

Faith and Culture Day

Year 2 visit a Hindu Temple

Turtles map of the world in fabric and a bit of measuring.

w.c. 22nd January

We have a busy week in store and are looking forward to visiting the Hindu Temple on Wednesday morning and to Faith and Culture Day on Thursday.  This is always such a great day as we celebrate all the different cultures represented in school and the wider community.

We will also be attending the pantomime on Friday!

As if that isn't enough we also have our usual English, Maths and Topic.

English - The Magic Paintbrush - writing our own stories about what we would paint to make the world a better place.

Maths - Addition and Subtraction using a blank number line.

Topic - Art and the artist Hundertwasser.

 

Our Hundertwasser inspired pictures

w.c. 15th January 2018

English - writing our own Katie Morag stories.

Maths - different units of measure, reading scales.

Topic - Geography - investigating the different continents of the world.

Seals will be doing Outdoor Learning on Monday during Enrichment - wellies might be useful!

Year 2 Curriculum Letter for spring 2018

Welcome back!  We hope you've had a lovely break.

w.c. 8th January 2018

Literacy - Katie Morag - writing descriptive sentences about people and places; using comparative language; comprehension about the stories. 

Texts:  Katie Morag delivers the Mail.  Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers.

Maths - Place value - hundreds, tens and ones.

Topic - Geography - The local area (Nottingham) - Landmarks

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