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
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.
We continued practising calculation strategies. We learned a method for solving 'missing number' problems.
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
We solved problems involving money where we had to use our reasoning skills.
We created a leaflet about tourist attractions at the coastal resort of Skegness.
Wk2 - 29th April - 3rd May
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
We read Noah's Ark and wrote our own versions.
Wk5 - 25th March - 29th March
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.
We have continued our work on fractions. This week we have been finding 2/3 and 3/4 of shapes and quantities.
We have been making salads!
We have been learning about The Easter Story.