Hope you’ve had a great week so far, I know we certainly have in year 2. The children have worked hard this week, and have enjoyed the different areas of learning.
English this week has been carrying on with the story ‘Little Red Reading Hood’, which the children have loved. They have looked at traditional tales and the different features found in them, they have also written some lovely sentences showing off their good level of understanding of storytelling. The children will be going on to write their own story soon.
Maths this week has been once again focused on place value, with the children embedding their understanding of numbers to 100. They seem fairly confident using these bigger numbers, and we hope this continues. The children have also recapped their 2, 5 and 10 times tables, and have enjoyed showing these off in different ways including singing and dancing. We even moved onto the 3s today and the children gave this a real good go, although we will continue to practise these moving forward.
Topic this week was once again history based on the great fire of London. The children all managed to design and build their own house based on those back in 1666. They really took great care in completing these to a lovely standard, and they will take these home in a few weeks. We also went on to discuss the new buildings which were erected after the fire, and the children enjoyed making their new buildings out of Lego this week too (as the new buildings were made of bricks).
We are continuing to push for superstar readers each week, so please continue to help/monitor your child reading at least 5 times a week (although if possible each day/night).
We will also be sending spellings home each week as part of a push on spellings in year 2, if the children can please go over these each week at home.
From the Year 2 team