Year 2 – Summer A
Year 2 is made up of two classes. Class 5 is taught by Miss Watts and Class 6 is taught by Miss Allen and Mrs Cutts. Ms Sanderson also supports Year 2 throughout the week.
This half-term we have focused on the text “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch” by Ronda and David Armitage. We have enjoyed reading the book together in Whole Class Guided Reading and learning and using new vocabulary. We started the term by writing a setting description, focusing on using our senses and expanded noun phrases. Now we are beginning to retell the story in our own words. This half-term we have continued to read a range of books in school and at home to develop our fluency. We are particularly enjoying taking home a new book from the Year 2 Library every week! To help develop our comprehension skills we have been focusing on the meaning of different question words.
In Maths we have been continuing to practise using blank number lines to solve addition and subtraction problems. We have also practised using arrays and sharing stars to solve division and multiplication problems. We have been exploring how we can find missing numbers in equations by using inverse operations. We are getting much better at solving two-step problems. Every Thursday morning we do Number Target, to practise making numbers in different ways.
Science and Gardening
At the end of last term we finished investigating plants, looking at how plants take up water and the length of time this takes. Our focus in Science this half-term has been Animals Including Humans. We have started to look at how animals change as they grow. So far we have looked at the lifecycle of mammals, identifying key characteristics of a mammal and learning that they have live young.
In P.E. we have been developing our athletics skills, specifically running. We have also been lucky enough to practise field events such as javelin and long jump. The sports coaches are very impressed with our behaviour during our P.E. lessons.
Our Topic this half-term is Under the Sea. We are looking forward to our trip to the Sea Life Centre in June.
In ICT we have been looking at coding. We have learnt what debugging means and worked hard to solve problems independently when using the computers. Miss Watts is very impressed with how quickly we have got used to setting up and using our headphones!
Reminder: Please ensure that your child completes their Reading Diary tasks on a weekly basis. To help develop their times table knowledge please make sure your child practises their times tables on Times Table Rockstars at the following link – https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/2575 .
Year 2 Team (Miss Watts, Mrs Cutts and Miss Allen)