Explorers!

Today Class 5 and Class 6 explored our local area. We looked really carefully at the buildings that are in Ecton Brook and identified detached houses, semi-detached houses, terraced houses and bungalows. Amazingly we also spotted two schools, a shop, a doctors surgery and a pharmacy. It was great fun exploring the area around us!

Marvellous maths!

In our Maths lessons we have been working hard to understand the place value of different digits in a 2 digit number. We used Dienes resources to help us to create a range of different numbers. In our most recent lessons we are beginning to use this knowledge to help us to order and compare numbers.

Welcome to Year 2! How can you help?

Welcome to year 2 for all parents and children. Our Blog will share information and the children’s learning. Below is some information about our classroom routines and ways you can help with your children’s learning.

Class information:

  • Learning logs need to be handed in on Mondays. ¬†Your child should complete at least one piece of homework a week.
  • Mathletics homework has been set and we will be checking this weekly on a Wednesday.
  • Class 5 and 6 will have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday. Class 17 will have PE on Wednesday and Thursday. ¬†Please ensure that children have PE kit in school and earings are removed on these days.

Reading:

  • Reading is a key focus for year 2.
  • We will be reading with your child regularly, focusing on fluency and understanding.
  • Your child may be sent home with a text more than once, to ensure they can read it fluently and understand what they have read.
  • Please read and discuss books with your child at home at least four times a week, as this has the greatest impact on their overall learning.

Happy holidays!

The Year 2 team would like to wish you all a happy, safe and relaxing summer. Please can we also take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for all of the lovely cards and gifts that we received at the end of term. We are very grateful. Well done to all of the children this year for working so hard and for making great achievements.

We look forward to hearing all about your holidays. See you in September!

Miss Cooper, Mrs Carsberg and Mr Whitfield

Amazing adventure stories!

We have been working especially hard over the last couple of weeks to create our own adventure stories. After looking at the book ‘Bob – Man on the Moon’ we decided to plan and write our own stories developing an adventure that could happen to Bob during one of his visits to the moon. Once we had completed our first draft we then created a final piece using our best Kinetic Letters. We even added an illustration using our fantastic pencil and watercolour painting skills. Our teachers are very proud of our writing and we loved reading and sharing them with some of the Year 1 children!