It’s been another very busy week for us here in Year 2 with lots of fabulous learning! Our Half Term break is nearly upon us with only one more week to go!!
In literacy this week we have had a great time reading ‘No Dinner’ by Jessica Souhami, thinking about how it reminds us of other Traditional Tales which we know and having fun reciting the repeated refrains ‘Old woman I’m going to eat you up’, ‘alright…but don’t be too long, I’m hungry’ and ‘galook…galook…galook’. We created our own story maps and practised retelling the story. Next week we will move on to writing our own traditional tales.
Our bulbs are now growing beautifully and we love to check on their progress every morning as we arrive at school! Next week in Science we will measure their growth and explore the life cycle of a plant.
This week in Topic we have been exploring the partition on India and Pakistan and have thought about the affect it would have had on people`. We have also been exploring what the inside of a Mandir looks like and thinking about how it is similar and different to other places of worship that we know of.
In Maths next week we will be working on finding fact families through addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. In our Daily Maths Practice we will be looking at times tables so please keep working away at those 2, 5 and 10 times tables at home, remembering to work on related division facts as well!
Our spellings to learn this week are-
homophones and near homophones
Common irregular words to read and spell
Well done to those children who are completing their reading challenge passports. We have already had a number of children who have completed their Platinum Award and have received not only their certificates and stickers, but a beautiful gold badge to wear on their school uniform too! If your child has earned an award through their reading at home, please could you return their reading passport to Mrs Litwinowich by Wednesday, so that she has time to organise certificates and stickers ready for our Show and Tell sessions on a Friday? Thank you.
Everyone should now have received a letter about Parents’ Evening phone calls which will be held in the week beginning 2nd November and week beginning 9th November. Please ensure that you return slips to us next week.
Please may we remind you that our virtual ‘Travelling Books’ Book Fair is also going on in school at the moment. Details for this can be found on the school website along with an order form. There are some great books to choose from and the school earns money through every sale.
Have a lovely weekend and we’ll see you on Monday,
Mrs Westlake, Mrs Morris, Miss Jones and Mrs Litwinowich