It has been a busy week in Year 2 and the children are settling well.
In Maths we have been looking at place value and our understanding of tens and ones. The children have been making and representing two digit numbers in a range of ways and partitioning them (splitting them up). This is a vital skill that will help them to add and subtract larger numbers as we progress through the year. Next week, we will be continuing to look at place value and will be ordering numbers up to 100, as well as locating them on a number line and comparing them using the vocabulary greater than, more than, less than and equal to.
In English, we have been reading ‘Traction Man is Here’ written by Mini Grey, which is all about a action figure toy that undertakes household adventures. The children have really enjoyed the book and are currently working on creating their own mini Traction Man adventures, which we are going to turn into our own book next week. The children will continue on the theme of toys in next week’s learning, and we would like them to bring in one of their favourite toys to describe, which will consolidate their learning on adjectives and how to use them effectively.
In our topic sessions, the children have relentlessly covered many areas. At the start of the week we looked at the different types of home people live in, naming them and describing their features. Then we continued to learn our Friendship Song in music. In science, we learned about how humans change and grow and how this compares to the life-cycle of other animals. Next week, we will look at the changes that happen to humans as they grow in more detail and we will talk about the biological differences between men and women. There was a letter sent on Thursday 13th September to provide more details on this.
This week,Lifeboats also learned to play the Friendship Song on glockenspiel whilst Coastguards completed a Mondrian inspired piece of computer art. The classes will swap over next week to undertake the other activity.
Reading books will be sent home as soon as our phonics assessment period is completed in line with our new system. The library is open to take books home still in the interim period.
Homework will be sent out today, to be returned for next Thursday. There will be a spelling test based on the spellings sent home today on Thursday morning.