This week in Year 2 we have been very busy again and have all worked incredibly hard!

In English we have been getting to know our new Read Write Inc groups and have been really practising our reading and writing skills.

Our Maths has been a continued focus upon partitioning two digit numbers as we are finding this quite a challenging topic. However, we are using our mastery approach, using varied representations of numbers and have been exploring the different ways numbers can be made out of tens and ones. We’re getting there!

In Science, we have looked at how animals change as they grow and the 7 life processes all living things must do to be alive. We have begun to discuss the differences between living things, once living things and things which have never been alive.

In History, we have been compared life in modern London to how things would have been in 17th Century London. We explored the importance of electricity, brick houses and petrol for making modern life much easier!

in RE, we have been looking at the story of Abraham and Sarah and how Abraham was chosen by God to lead his people. We have been retelling the story and thinking about the meaning of the events which occurred.

In Computing, we have been programming our friends to follow a path, ready for when we begin our coding topic in the coming weeks. We gave clear directions and showed a good knowledge of coding skills.

Our maths award winner this week was Rion for his super fluency and reasoning skills.

No golden award or writing award so far this week as we haven’t had assembly.

I would also just like to explain: you may find your child coming home with easier looking reading books. This is due to a scheme based upon raising comprehension skills. The children take an initial quiz on the computer which determines their comprehension level. Books are then assigned based on this level - easier books allow children to focus upon their UNDERSTANDING rather than simply word reading. As they complete books the children will take quizzes based upon their books. As time goes by, the level of difficulty in the books will increase as they score higher points in these comprehension quizzes.

Just to mention.homework was ready but wasn’t given out today. I will hand it to the children on Monday and they will have until Thursday to complete it.

Also, don’t forget… it is European Day of Languages on Thursday. We will be focusing upon France so please come to school in red, white and blue clothing.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr Whetnall, Mrs Bowdell and Mrs Debowska

AuthorLiam Whetnall