Adults in Year Two
Class Teacher- Miss Dance
Teaching assistants - Mrs F (Monday-Tuesday) and Mrs Martin (Wednesday-Friday)
Welcome back! We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and fantastic start to the New Year! We are very excited for the Spring Term to start as our topic this term is: 'Staying Alive'.
On this page you will find information about upcoming events, homework and what the children will be learning this week.
Our PE day this term will be on a Thursday afternoon 1pm-3pm but please make sure that children bring their PE kits in everyday.
Our value this half term is 'perseverance.'. We will be exploring this value through our daily Collective Worships.
Up and coming events
Friday 31st January – Dress down day for NSPCC
Thursday 6th February – Dance Extravaganza at 2pm at the Magnet Leisure Centre in Maidenhead. No breakfast club/after school club or sewing club.
Friday 14th February – Break up for half term.
Monday 24th February – Back to school.
Star of the week
Ella H and Amaya
Week Beginning 27th January 2020
Core Subject Information
Maths- Over the next three weeks, we will be learning about fractions, we will be covering these objectives over the next week.
Recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape and set of objects or quantity.
Write simple fractions for example 1/2 of 6=3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2.
English- For the next two weeks we will be looking at fact files, we will be exploring the features, we will then be writing our own fact file of ourselves. After we have written a fact file on ourselves, we will be moving on to writing a factfile on Florence Nightingale. We will be learning how to use a range of punctuation, subordination, co-ordination and how to edit and improve successfully.
Non Core- For the next two weeks we will be exploring and learning about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, we will be covering the following objectives.
I can begin to develop an awareness of the past.
I can understand common words and phrases relating to the passing of time, including: first, last, before and after.
I can identify similarities and differences.
I can ask and answer questions about key features of events.
I can identify different ways in which the past is represented.
I can investigate changes beyond living memory that are significant nationally.
I can explore the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national achievements.
Our class reading book for this term is George's Marvellous Medicine
We are once again running our popular Eisteddfod performance poetry competition across the Multi Academy Trust this year.
The children can learn a poem of their choice (and can even write their own poem if they wish)
Find below some example poems to give you an idea of appropriate level for your child's year group. Please note that whilst you may use these poems, there is no expectation to and we love to see variety and children's own choices.
Performances will be judged on how well the poem has been learnt, clarity, expression and actions used to enhance the performance.
The first round of class auditions will be on Friday 22nd November, followed by the semi finals on Friday 24th January and then the finals on Thursday 5th March - we can’t wait to hear the children’s performances!
Please do ask if you have any questions regarding the Eisteddfod. Thank you.
This page will be updated weekly to keep you informed about our learning. Homework and spellings can also be found here.
If you have any questions please speak to Miss Dance on the playground at the end of the day, or write a message for Miss Dance in your child's partnership diary.
A reminder to read 4 times per week for 10 weeks and you can earn a certificate . (Parents please remember to sign the partnership book).
Please note we will be using the outdoor areas regularly this year to enhance our learning. Please can you send old shoes or wellies in with your children along with a suitable coat. This way regardless of the weather we can all get outside.
Spellings and Maths:
Week beginning 27th January
Spelling rule-This week’s spelling rule is – Spelling Rule 27 - Words ending in –tion
This term we are reading The Egg
"I loved this book because I never thought it would be a dragon inside" Jayden
"I liked this book because the pictures were amazing" Riley
"I want to read this book to my sister because she would love George" Fearne
"This book is funny because I thought a chicken was going to be inside the egg" William
http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/ngfl/english/caerphilly/adjectives/index.htm - a game for practising adjectives.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button - quick-fire practise for all the different times tables.
http://www.mad4maths.com/5_x_multiplication_table_math_game/ - a funny game that's good for practising your 5 and 3 times tables
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find - a times tables game that gets you thinking about the relationship between the two numbers that are multiplied together
http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html - a hundred square that lets you splat numbers with different colours to help you see patterns. Really useful for number work.