Sparrows & Chaffinches

Life in Year 2...

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Current Topic

This week we will begin our new topic 'festivals', focusing on the winter solstice, and lots of practise for our 'Gnome Alone' performance.

Calling for help!

We are in need of volunteers who would be willing to give any amount of time to listen to Year 2 readers. It is important to give all pupils opportunity to read aloud, so if you could give some time, ideally in the afternoons, it would be greatly appreciated. Let your class teacher know if you are interested.

In-class Learning

Maths

We are beginning to consolidate what we have learnt over the past term. Children will be solving problems using addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and money .

English

Children will be writing a recount of our museum event. Ask your child which important features they need to include.

Home Learning

Reading

Reading books should be brought to school each day. On Fridays, we will usually attach a reading challenge to complete using your current book - look out for it in your child's home learning book. If you are looking for additional reading to do at home, check the suggestions list for Year 2, below.

Spelling and Handwriting

Spellings will be set and reviewed each Friday, based on what each pupil needs to practise. Please practise these in home learning books or on handwriting paper, below.

Maths

Practise counting and discussing maths at home. See below for our latest KIRFs to practise. For more ideas, check the maths page.

Topic

Learning about the winter solstice and sharing our knowledge with year one. Perhaps you could research another festival with your child?

News and reminders

Events

Our winter performance is on:

Monday 16th: 2.30pm

Tuesday 17th: 9.30am

PE kits

PE will usually take place on a Monday and a Friday for both Sparrows and Chaffinches. However, this can change so please have named PE kits in every day!

Water bottles

Please ensure your child has a water bottle every day. We have drinking water in class for refilling.

Junior Parkrun

Well done Fin for running for Sparrows at Coldham's common last Sunday - who will join him next week?

Maths

We have recently reviewed our learning around money from a few weeks ago using the assessment below - feel free to have a look with your child to discuss any areas they are unsure on.



Mini-Assessment-Block-3_Year-2-Money.pdf

Handwriting

Some parents have been asking about handwriting. To support this, we have uploaded example handwriting sheets below to show how we teach individual letter formation. If you are able to print off a copy to practise at home, that would be great, or if you'd like us to supply you with some, let us know. Please remember to focus on the similarities between the letters on each page as they are grouped by 'family'.

Handwriting scheme (1).pdf
Y2A2 Kirfs
Copy of Year 2 suggested reading list