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Yellow 2

Welcome to Class Yellow 2!

SPRING TERM 1

This term our topic is 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. We will be looking very closely at Roald Dahl's style of writing and how he engages the reader. Linked to the theme of medicine, we will be looking at the work of Mary Seacole and the impact she had. As part of Design Technology, we will be investigating the healthiness of food and will end the half term with a cooking class with parents.

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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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