• Amy Kenney

Year 2 Learning Note 7.2.20

This week… Another super week! In maths this week, we continued to look at multiplication. We had lots of practical lessons creating equal and unequal groups as well as using cubes and connect 4 to help us create arrays. We learned an amazing word 'commutative' to explain how addition and multiplication questions can be written in any order. In English, we wrote amazing setting descriptions and also a fantastic list poem. We were all very excited to read the next page of the book and there are now only a few pages left!

We were so lucky this week to have a special visitor to come and talk to us about his experience of reaching Everest Base Camp. It was such an inspirational start for our learning on Sir Edmund Hillary. We learned lots of new facts, looked at pictures and even held rocks from Everest. Thank you very much to this visitor!

Science learning and Everest inspired this weeks Forest School as we thought about the importance of shelters. We worked in groups to create a shelter that would protect our animal (reading cuddly toys) from the rain. The rain came in the form of many water bottles, some may even call it a storm but our animals were kept safe and relatively dry from the storm!


Spelling & Homework

Over the next few weeks we will be ensuring we know our high frequency words so we are confident when writing. Please learn these spellings for next Friday.

- one - two -with - from -see

Please keep reading regularly at home and practise your Times Tables. You may like to use www.ttrockstars.com or http://www.learnyourtables.co.uk.


Reading

We are actively promoting reading for pleasure this year and would like the children to take the opportunity to read as much as possible. Research states that there is just as much to be gained from parents reading to children as there is from having children read to adults. So, if you get the chance to, then please try to read as a family.

We have just updated our reading books in class so it will be easy to change your book and choose a book that interests you. Remember you can change your book whenever you need to but please make sure you bring your reading record in every day for me to check and sign during guided reading.


This week we have been reading:

· How To Find Gold (as part of our English work)

· Matilda (Our voted for class book for next week- if you have a copy please feel free to bring in and read along with us)


Next week… Before we finish How to Find Gold we will be learning about how to write speech. Over the weekend try and think of a range of different words we can use instead of 'said' to make our writing as interesting as possible. In maths, we will move on to statistics. We will be learning how to gather information and represent it in tally charts and pictograms. Perhaps you might want to start this weekend and ask your family to vote on their favourite film or favourite dinner. We would love to see the results. Next week we will also continue to learn about Everest and Sir Edmund Hillary and about another famous person Pablo Picasso.


Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Kenney, Miss T, Mrs Morris and Miss M.

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