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Yellow 2

Welcome to Class Yellow 2!

SUMMER TERM 1

  

 

 

This half term our topic is called 'Let's go to the Seaside!' Our English work will be based on 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'. In topic, we will be looking at the features of the coast, researching seaside holidays of the past and designing waterproof beach shelters.

 

As well as all of this, we will be doing our SATs which form one piece of evidence of your child's attainment. They will begin on the week beginning 6th May and continue until Thursday 23rd May. They will take two Reading papers, two Maths papers and a Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar paper. 

 

WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK

 

Wk4 - 13th May - 17th May

English

We looked at different stories in 'the lighthouse keeper' series and looked for similarities and differences. This helped us with planning our own stories. The children were fantastic on Friday when we completed a Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test.

Maths

We continued practising calculation strategies. We learned a method for solving 'missing number' problems.

Topic

We talked about compass directions. We also wrote a set of instructions for somebody to follow to get from Mr Grinling's cottage to his lighthouse!

 

Wk3 - 7th May - 10th May

 

Maths

We solved problems involving money where we had to use our reasoning skills. 

 

Topic

We created a leaflet about tourist attractions at the coastal resort of Skegness.

 

Wk2 - 29th April - 3rd May

Maths

We rehearsed calculations using all 4 operations so we looked at +, -, x and ÷ calculations. Then we created the same amount of money but using different coins.

 

English

We continued to read Fantastic Mr Fox and used our retrieval skills to pick out facts from the story. We wrote a character profile for Mr Fox using the facts we had read.

 

Topic

We recapped work on naming the seven continents of the world and five major oceans. We sang a song to help us with this. We looked at pictures of the seaside in Skegness and tried to identify human and physical features of the landscape.

 

Wk1- 22nd April - 26th April

 

Maths

We began to do some work using money that we will continue next week. We made amounts of money using coins. Next week we will try to make the same amount but in several different ways.

We have also been practising telling the time on an analogue clock. The children were great at 'o'clock' and 'half past' times and did well when learning 'quarter past and to' times.

 

English

We began to read another Roald Dahl book in our reading sessions. We've read the first two chapters of Fantastic Mr Fox and tested our retrieval skills. In our Writing lessons, we wrote some excellent character descriptions of Mrs Grinling.

 

Topic

We read Noah's Ark and wrote our own versions.

 

Wk5 - 25th March - 29th March

English

We have been focusing on editing our work, particularly checking our spellings using classroom resources. We have written a description of Grandma from George's Marvellous Medicine.

Maths

We have continued our work on fractions. This week we have been finding 2/3 and 3/4 of shapes and quantities.

Topic

We have been making salads!

RE

We have been learning about The Easter Story.

PE

Team games

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK

Spring 2 / Week 2 / 4th March – 8th March 2019

MATHS

This week we tried drawing 2D shapes on squared paper. We have had a lesson in which we practised our arithmetic skills and spent the end of week looking at what ½, 1/3 and ¼ means and using mental strategies to work out half of a number of objects.

 

ENGLISH

During reading, we have been working on our explanation skills (with a specific focus on using clues from the text when giving reasons for answers). We spent the end of the week looking at new vocabulary that we have come across when reading George’s Marvellous Medicine and then using these words in sentences to show that we know what they mean.

 

GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION

During phonics sessions, we have been looking at words that end in –tion. During our English lessons, we have also been looking at adding –ed to verbs to change them into the past tense.

 

PE

INDOOR (PE COACH) – games skills

INDOOR (CLASS TEACHERS) – Zumba dance sessions

 

HISTORY

We have started looking at the role of Mary Seacole and how it was similar to that of Florence Nightingale.

 

WORLD BOOK DAY

Thank you to all the parents who popped in to read with the children on Thursday morning – the children loved it. During the day we did many reading related activities like designing new book covers, writing character descriptions, reading ‘Horrible Science’ books, having extra time in the class book corner, checking our knowledge of regular traditional stories and fairy tales and listening to some audio books.

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WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK

Spring 2 / Week 1 / 25th February – 1st March 2019

MATHS

We have started our topic on shape. We have been naming and describing 2D shapes. We have also been working on identifying shapes that have been divided into equal and unequal parts and developing our understanding of what half means, by shading half of given shapes.

 

ENGLISH

We have read Chapter 1 and 2 of George’s Marvellous Medicine. We have used this to work on or ‘understanding vocabulary’ skills and to help us work on explaining our reasoning by referring to the text.

During the last 3 days of the week, we planned, wrote and edited a piece of independent writing that will be moderated with work from other Year 2 children around the country.  

GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION

We are having a very big push on spelling this half term so we have been working in using a spelling dictionary to help improve our spelling. During phonics sessions, we have been learning about the sound o being spelt with an a after a w or qu.

PE

INDOOR (PE COACH) – games  skills

INDOOR (CLASS TEACHERS) – Zumba dance sessions

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

To start off our ‘Sensational Salads’ unit, we looked at which fruits and vegetables grow above and below the ground and the characteristics of each.

ECO SCHOOLS

We were really lucky and had a visitor come in to school and speak to us about the importance of recycling and we had a go at making piece of recycled paper.

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