Welcome to Year 2.
Our Teachers are Miss Ellis and Miss Farley and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Parikh, Mrs Pasarica and Mrs Bickle.
What an exciting week it has been! On Monday we came into school to find a letter from some pirates asking us to find their treasure. We bravely entered a spooky cave, turned into giants, saved some poor sailors, crossed a snake-filled river, battled invisible pirates and FINALLY found the wonderful treasure! Good job everyone. We can’t wait to read your descriptive stories next week!
In Maths we have been securing our knowledge in place value and have been representing numbers in different ways – including with money!
We are continuing our topic of Quests and Journeys and learning about space. Yuri Gagarin was the first person in space and next week we will be learning all about Apollo 11. Remember to bring in your junk modelling resources by Tuesday so that we can build our space craft!
A busy week!
We’ve had a great first full week and have been working hard in all subjects. In Maths, we have been revising our knowledge of numbers to 20 and solved problems with odd and even numbers. We have also been working on using our number bonds to 10 to help us when adding numbers to 10. The children have been working really hard to create lots of different number sentences to make the same answer during soft start.
In Literacy, we read the book ‘How I Became a Pirate’. We were able to discuss the book and use description to retell the story. The children used some amazing adjectives to describe pictures from the story.
In Science, we have begun our topic on Plants. We discussed what we already knew about plants and what a plant needs to survive. We then went out onto the playground to observe the plants and flowers. They noticed lots of vegetables growing, the leaves falling off trees and also some plants that had died – we were able to discuss why they might have died.
Please be sure to check your child’s book bag for their spellings this week. They will be tested every Friday. The children do not need to bring back in their spelling sheets – they are able to stay at home!
We are also going to be sticking the children’s log for Google Classroom in their reading records over the next few days so please make sure they have them in school.
As we are unable to have the ‘Meet the teacher’ meetings this year we have made a little video to introduce ourselves and go over important information. Follow the link below:
What a lovely first few days it has been! The children have all settled in really well and they have amazed us with their positive attitude towards school. We have spent the first few days getting to know each other, learning about the continents, recapping our knowledge of numbers to 20 and revising our punctuation knowledge.
Here are some pictures of our classrooms:
(Pictures 1-6 – Scarlet Class, Pictures 7-11 – Crimson Class)
PE starts from next week so please ensure children have PE kits from Monday.
Books and reading records will be sent home from Monday. Please try to read with your child as much as you are able and record any thoughts.
Please do not hesitate to speak to us at drop off or pick up if you have any queries.