News by year 2

Hello all!

Next week it is year 2’s turn to make the international news display. We have spoken to the children about it and they are quite excited to write about the news.
Can your help your child to find a news article, make a poster or write about a news article, which they have found interesting? This is optional of course but it would be really nice if we can fill up the display with lovely drawings and writing.

Please bring this to school with you on Monday 30th January. You can help your child but it should be their own work.

For literacy we will be working on the Hodgeheg, we will write a letter to a Tiggywinkles (an animal hospital where they rescue hedgehogs!) write about one of the characters of the book, predict the ending and retell the story. We will also talk about nouns. What are nouns? What nouns do we know?

Numeracy: We will be working on 3D shapes. We will identify and describe the properties of 3D shapes including the number of edges, vertices and faces. Identify 2D shapes on the surface of 3D shapes; for example, a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid. Compare and sort common 3D shapes and everyday objects. Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects, including 2D and 3D shapes, in repeating patterns and sequences

IPC: This is the last week we will be learning about water. We will try different types of water and do another cool experiment with filtering water.

Thank you! Frances and Monique

Happy 2017!

First of all a very happy new year to all of you!

We hope you had a lovely holiday. Frances is not in this week so miss Saint will be with us for some days. Here the highlights of our short week:

Literacy: This week we will start our new book called “The Hodgeheg”. It’s a great book about a hedgehog that turns things around. Today we have talked about hedgehogs and it turns out that we have some real hedgehog experts in year 2! We know all about how the hedgehog in Gaelle’s garden ate the mushrooms when she was little ;). We talked about the things we would like to find out about them and what we already know. We will read bits of the story, discuss what we have read and make predictions. We will re-enact some scenes and write in the role of Max (the hedgehog).

Numeracy: In numeracy we will work on place value and ordering 2-digit numbers, place value additions and subtractions, adding and beginning to subtract 9, 10 and 11.

IPC: We will start a new topic called “On tap”. We will start this tomorrow by making our own “waterworks”. We will post pictures of this on instagram! We will brainstorm and discuss where water from the tap comes from and where it goes when it disappears down the plughole.

SEAL: We have worked on the differences and similarities between us and our friends. The children came up with great similarities like “we both like numeracy”, “we have the same teacher” or “we both have glasses”.

Have a lovely week!

Frances and Monique